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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 4 - 15

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 4 - 15

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Sunday 5/15

Vivid Motion Dance Company Auditions,  for summer production "Sleeping Beauty," 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Warren Memorial Library, 479 Main St., Westbrook, no formal preparation needed, audition in class-style format, for all skill levels, for Portland show July 15-17, at Lucid Stage in Portland, vividmotion.org.

Books, Authors

Thursday 5/5

An Evening with Hannah Holmes, author of "Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality," 6:30 p.m., free, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Meg Wolff, author of “Becoming Whole,” and T. Colin Campbell, author of "The China Study," 3-5 p.m. book signing, Whole Foods, 2 Somerset St., Portland, megwolff.com.

"PLAY," The Telling Room's fifth annual Community Celebration and release of "How to Climb Trees: 40 Poems and Stories About Play," with live performances, readings, paper airplanes, comics, photographs, videos, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, students free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, tellingroom.org.

Friday 5/6

Maine Magazine Book Signing Event, with Caitlin Shetterly, author of "Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home," and authors Melissa Coleman, and Vicki Doudera, 4-6 p.m., free, 75 Market St., Suite 203, Portland.

Tuesday 5/10

Glenna Johnson Smith, author of "Old Maine Woman, Stories from The Coast to The County,” noon, free, open to public, Falmouth Public Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.

The Path to Storytelling: Learning and Telling Traditional Tales: A workshop by Lynne Cullen, 6-9 p.m., three Tuesdays, May 10, 17, and 24, $65, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, register, Lynne Cullen, 846-1321, lynnecullen.com.

Wednesday 5/11

Glenna Johnson Smith, author of "Old Maine Woman, Stories from The Coast to The County,” Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon, free, open to the public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

"Storytelling Swap and Feature," presented by Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts, MOOSE, 7-8 p.m. swap, 8:15-9 p.m. feature with Dan Lynch, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.

Comedy

Ongoing

Portland Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554, full schedule at mainecomedy.com.

Films

Wednesday 5/4

"Fast Times At Ridgemont High'" Teens Through Time film series, 4:30 p.m., The Portland Public Library Rines Room, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 773.

"Holy Wars," 7:30 p.m., $7 general/ $5 members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.

Galleries

Wednesday 5/4

Exhibition by Judy Taylor, artist and Labor Department muralist, artist reception and labor mural discussion, 6-8:30 p.m., free, open to the public, exhibit through May 31, Thos. Moser Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519, thosmoser.com.

Thursday 5/5

The Things We Carry: Recent Work by Kyle Bryant, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through June 25, A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

"Rediscovering Maine," landscapes by Margaret Gerdingon, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 28, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Friday 5/6

Arnold Skolnick, "Magical Realism," Annette Kearney, "Color and Rhythm," and Ilya Askinazi, "Reinvented," 5-7 p.m. opening artists' reception, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. 

"The Art of Letting Go," plein air landscapes by Ann Marie Rosenfield, music by Tricky Britches, 5-8 p.m. opening, exhibit through May 28, Running With Scissors Gallery, 54 Cove St., Portland, 272-8499.

"The Art of Philip Carlo Paratore," 5-7 p.m. reception, exhibit through May 31, The gallery at Harmon's and Barton's, 584 Congress St., Portland. 

The Artist Studio Open House, 30+ local artists, 5 p.m. reception, free, 536 Congress St., Portland, studiobuilding.com.

Colors in Bloom: Drawings by JC Cournoyer, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through May, Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, 519 Congress St., second floor, Portland.

Falmouth High School Student Art, pieces from Nancy Durst's advanced art class that represents fair trade, 5-8 p.m. opening, Others Cafe, 15 Monument Square, Portland.

Fran Vita-Taylor, "Ephemeral Nature," and Darrell Taylor, "Surreallegories: Three from 2010," 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 28, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

“Hazy Horizons,” new works by printmakers Irina Skornyakova and Nicole Hogarty, 5-7 p.m. artist reception, on view through May, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org. 

"Images of the Longfellow Garden," 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through June 30, Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org. 

Not Just Dance: A First Friday Event, 5-8 p.m. opening, Arthur Fink Studio, 145 Newbury St., Portland, 615-5722.  

Scale: A photography show of Mitch Egan, 5-8 p.m. opening, The Pop Up Gallery at Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, Nancy Lawrence, 774-7276.

“Seascapes from Japan, Thailand and Maine,” paintings by Etsuko Leeaphon, 5:30–7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 31, open to the public, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

SMCC Senior Art Show, 5-8 p.m. reception, Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland.

The Telling Room Showcase at Portland Public Library, 5-8 p.m. opening of three shows; "Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange," exhibit through May 28, Lewis Gallery; "PLAY," The Telling Room’s writing and storytelling project, through June on library's lower level; and social justice and memoir comics exhibit, through May 28, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, tellingroom.org.   

“The Town that YES Made,” whimsical buildings and vehicles designed by YES Art Work artists, 5-8 p.m., opening reception, exhibit through May 31, Lalo Boutique, 142 High St., Portland.

“True Cost of Coal,” graphics campaign launch, by The Beehive Design Collective, 5-10 p.m.; 6-8 p.m. presentations, free, open to public, Arm Factory, 200 Anderson St., No. 8, Portland, thearmfactory.com.

Saturday 5/7

"Impressions of Summer," new work by 30 artists, 4-7 p.m. gallery reception, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-7777, YarmouthFrameShopAndGallery.com.

"Moments & Abstractions," photography by C.C. Church and Richard Veit, opening reception 5-7 p.m., exhibit through June 24, Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, portlandphotoworks.com.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

Addison Woolley, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland, addonovo.com/arts.

Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery. 

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154, artascope.com.

Art Gallery at UNE, “The Feathered Hand,” installation and art exhibit by Alison Derby Hildreth, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, new work by Brita Holmquist, "A Moveable Feast," 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, arthousepictureframes.com.

Arthur Fink's Studio/Gallery, 145 Newbury St., Portland, 615-5722.

Artist and Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272

Art Loft Gallery, paintings and silk hangings by Helen Farnham, wood engraved hand pulled prints by Tony Kulik, metal sculpture and furniture by Jim Millers, second floor, 8 School St., Freeport, 865-1705. 

Art Studios at Cottage Road, newest work by Betina Clark, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.

Aucocisco Gallery, "Yardage:" New works by Alice Spencer, exhibit through May 7, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.

Biddeford Savings Bank, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Borealis Bistro, In the Neighborhood of the Back Cove: A Celebration of Place, paintings by John Santoro, exhibit April 1-May 31, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, bridgegalleryportland.com, 712-9499.

Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700 or capecottagegallery.com.

Carolyn Walton Gallery, 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585 or carolynwalton.com.

Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260 or www.cascobayframes.com.

Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334 or www.portlandpottery.com.

Constellation Gallery, work by David A. Marshall, Nathan Broaddus, Matthew Isgro and Randy Regier, 511 Plaza on Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St., Portland.

Cygnet Gallery, "Figurative Show," with Dewitt Hardy, Janet Manyan, Tim Gaydos, George and Dadee Burk, Pat Hardy, Hara Harding, Janet Ledoux, Elizabeth Kelley and M.L. Norton and more, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925; 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100. 

Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

Domaine Gallery, "New: Elemental/Essential Photography," by John G. Kelley, 223 Commercial St., Portland, 772-2270 or domainegallery.com.

Earth and Soul, indigenous artists from around the world and local artists, 34 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1089.

Eli Phant, Cyanotype Prints by Anna Low, Munjoy Hill, Portland, eli-phant.com, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Ember Grove Gallery, 247 B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408 or embergrove.com.

emilie inc., photography, 227 Congress St, Portland, 272-2285.

Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.  

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, fcascarborough.org, 883-5720.

Filament Gallery, 181 Congress St., Portland, 774-0932 or filamentgallery.com.

Fore River Gallery, 613 Congress St., Portland, 252-6728. 

Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland, 874-8084, forestreetgallery.com.

"Forgotten Transport" photography by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462, jmdunitzstudios.com.

Four Walls Gallery for Fine Art, 564 Congress St., Portland, 221-3426 or fourwallsgallery.com.

Free Street Gallery at MECA, "Personal Views: The One O'clock Group" 10 Artists, 87 Free St., Portland, Dee Adams, 653-7271.

Freeport Memorial Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.  

Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-1616.

Front Room Gallery, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505 or frostgullygallery.com.

Gallery 132, 132 Spring St., Portland, 842-9200 ext. 226.

Gem Gallery, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.

Gleason Fine Art Portland, “Come Spring!” paintings and sculpture celebrating spring; and “14 Maine Modernists,” exhibits through May 28, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, info@gleasonfineart.com.

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Heron Point Gallery, “Love Those Lobes,” Glass Jewelry by Avery Pierce, 164 Middle/Market St., Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817, heronpointstudio.com.

Holly Ready Studio, oil and gouache paintings by Holly Ready, 146 High St., Portland, 632-1027 or hollyready.com

ICA at MECA, Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning, with artists Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin, and Alyson Shotz, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu, 775-3052.

Jameson Modern Art, 305 Commercial St., Portland, 772-5522 or jamesongallery.com.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961, JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com.

June LaCombe SCULPTURE, by appointment, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468, junelacombesculpture.com. 

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.

The Language Exchange, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405.

Larson Fine Art Gallery, new work by David Henning Larson, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221, larsonfineart.com.

Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, "Dunia Moja/One World: A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange," exhibit through May 28, viewing during library hours, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

Lifeworks Chiropractic, artwork by Mark Nutt, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911, call for viewing times.

The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Pond Cove Shopping Plaza, Cape Elizabeth, ariatuki.com.

“Logging in the Maine Woods Today,” photographs by Tonee Harbert, a Maine Museum of Photographic Arts exhibition, exhibit through Aug. 21, fifth floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, library.usm.maine.edu, Michelle Dustin, 780-4790.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Color My World: An interactive art exhibit, Long Island, Maggie Carle, artsprits@myfairpoint.net, 766-2940.

Maine Arts Workshop, 39 School St., Freeport, 831-2759 or maineartsworkshop.com.

Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, 519 Congress St., Portland, Jill Cournoyer, 878-8896.

Maine College of Art, Congress St., Portland, maine.aiga.org.

Maine Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, portion of proceeds to benefit The Arts at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, mmc.org/thearts, jcoleman@suscom-maine.net.

The Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, Anne Samson, 774-1633.

Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.

Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, 772-0689, megperrycenter.com.

Merrill Memorial Library, "Glimpses of Maine Using a Primary Palette," paintings by Christy A. DeVeault, exhibit through May 14, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Moxie Studio and Gallery, landscape, still life paintings, by appointment, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.

Open Concepts Gallery & Studios, Cove Street Art Center, 50 Cove St., Portland, 772-3822. 

Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth, lola-studios.com.

Ponomo, jewelry, handbags and accessories by Hannah Tarkinson, 142 High St., Suite 307, Portland, ponomostyle.com.

Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, 548 Congress St., Portland, portlandarts.org.

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.  

Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, RabelaisBooks.com.  

Radiant Light Gallery, Thom Adams fine art and documentary photography, 615 Congress St., Suite 409, Portland, 252-7258. 

"Re-Imagined," Outdoor Sculpture Show, exhibit and sale by June LaCombe SCULPTURE artists, through May 2011, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, off U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, junelacombesculpture.com.

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery
, 5 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydpottery.com.

Rise Photography, "New Moon," work by Meghan Donahue, Matthew Robbins photography, Alicia Allen jewelry, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, risephotography.com.

The Royal Bean Cafe, Yarmouth Crossing and Main Street, Yarmouth. 

Running with Scissors Gallery, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland, salt.edu.

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 767-8090.

SMCC Photography Exhibit, by students of ARTH 135-01, ARTS 170-01; 170-S1, on view during business hours May 2-21, Cambridge Coffee Bar, 740 Broadway, South Portland, 899-1884.

South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Space Gallery, "Slack Water: Photographs of the Portland Waterfront," by Mark Marchesi, exhibit April 7 - May 26; 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.  

St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, stlawrencearts.org.

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland, rickgreenart.com.  

Susan Maasch Fine Art, "Two From the Biennial: Clint Fulkerson and Jon Edwards," and solo exhibition by Kate Russo,"New Paintings," 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Toby Rosenberg Pottery Gallery, 293 Read St., Portland, 878-4590, tobyrosenberg.com.

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, photography by Dawn Herrick, 516 Congress St., Portland, HourExchangePortland.org, Orion Breen, 874-9868.

USM Glickman Family Library, 7th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

USM Osher Map Library, “Printed Maps of the District and State of Maine 1793-1860,” exhibit through Aug. 25, Osher Map Library, USM Portland, usm.maine.edu/maps.

USM Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 780-4270, 34 Bedford St., Portland.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland, www.utopiadesigns.com.

VoxPhotographs, for viewing invitation and location, 232-1214 or info@voxphotographs.com.

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, whitneyartworks.com, 780-0700, whitneyartworks.com.

The wonderful gallery/FINE ART, "Everything is Illuminated," new paintings by Janice Moore, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077, thewonderfulgallery.com.

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 336 Main St. Yarmouth, 846-7777; second location, "Postcards from Provence," 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.  

3Fish Gallery, "Connections in Wood & Print," new work by Suzanne Hunt and Larinda Meade, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

317 Main Street, "From Our Angle: A Senior Photography Exhibit," by Yarmouth High School Advanced Photography students Emily Clark, Molly Dugas, Lindsey Purpura, Abigail Smith, Emma Tureff, Katie Wharff, Lauren Wrobleski, exhibit through May 6, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264. 

Museums 

Saturday 5/7   

Art On-Site: Studio Practice in 21st Century Art, symposium hosted by Portland Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $75/$50 members, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 tickets, portlandmuseum.org.

Ongoing

Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails.com.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.  

Maine Historical Society Museum, "Zoom In! New Approaches to Maine History," on view through May 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children's hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org.

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, maineirish.com.

Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum.

Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.org.

Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773, mewctu.org.

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7+, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum.com.

Portland Harbor Museum, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337, portlandharbormuseum.org.

Portland Head Light Museum, weekends only, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., until Memorial Day; open daily Memorial Day to Columbus Day, $2 adults/ $1 ages 6-18, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or www.portlandheadlight.com.

Portland Museum of Art, 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, on view April 7 through June 5; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday; free on Fridays 5-9 p.m., Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org.

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561. 

The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and the Shaker Store, by appointment, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 793-8569.

Tate House Museum, house tours, Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sundays 1-4 p.m.; architecture tours Thursdays, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177 or www.tatehouse.org.

Victoria Mansion, self-guided tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.org. 

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House at the Maine Historical Society, call for hours, $8 adult, $7 senior/student, $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or www.mainehistory.org.

Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, "Life Along the Royal River," 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Merrill Memorial Library, Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Wednesday 5/4

Portland Symphony Orchestra Season Preview, talk by Music Director Robert Moody, 5:30 p.m., free and open to the public, Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, portlandsymphony.org.

Friday 5/6

Cheryl Wheeler with Kenny White, 8 p.m., $25 advance/$28 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

First Friday Salsa, with Manolo Mairena and Curubande, $10, 9 p.m., 21+, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, empire.com.

Saturday 5/7

De Temps Antan, presented by Portland Ovations, 8 p.m., $34 public/ $31 members, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland, tickets, 842-0800, portlandovations.com.

Nick Young, alt-country, 7:30 p.m., Port City Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, 774-4111. 

“Piano Men:" The Music of Elton and Billy, performance by Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., $16.50, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatreportland.com, 1-800-745-3000.

Portland Community Chorus Spring Concert, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, ages under 12 free, Scarborough High School auditorium, 11 Municipal Dr., Scarborough, advance tickets at Starbird Music, 525 Forest Ave., Portland, portlandcommunitychorus.org, Jay Nettesheim, 839-7070. 

Renaissance Voices Spring Concert, a cappella ensemble, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, $5 students, Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St., Portland, advance tickets at renaissancevoices.org, Starbird Music in Portland.

Thursday 5/12

Instrumental and Choral Concert by CEHS Wind Symphony, and "Cape Elizabeth Sketches," Art Show Opening, 7:30 p.m., free, Cape Elizabeth High School, 345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-3309, ext. 111.

John Pizzarelli,
guitarist, opening by Tony Boffa Trio, 8 p.m. $35-$40, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Friday 5/13

"Sing into Spring," concert of The Boy Singers of Maine, 7 p.m., $12 adults/ $8 students or seniors/ $30 families, Falmouth High School Theater, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, boysingersofmaine.org, 797-6354.

Saturday 5/14

Greater Freeport Community Chorus Concert, 7:30 p.m., adults $10, seniors and students $5, children under 12 free, Freeport High School, Holbrook St., Freeport, gfccweb.org, 751-6301.

"Moving On: Immigration in Song," Women in Harmony Spring Concert, and (F)light: a borderlands song cycle, with Pihcintu, International Children's Chorus, 7 p.m. concert, 6:15 p.m. pre-concert conversation, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $12 advance/ $15 door/ $10 senior or student, under 12 free, tickets at Longfellow Books and Starbird Music in Portland, Nonesuch Books in South Portland or wihmaine.org.

Sunday 5/15

Greater Freeport Community Chorus Concert, 2:30 p.m., adults $10, seniors and students $5, children under 12 free, Sacred Heart Church, Main St., Yarmouth, gfccweb.org, 751-6301.

"Moving On: Immigration in Song," Women in Harmony Spring Concert, and (F)light: a borderlands song cycle, with Pihcintu, International Children's Chorus, 4 p.m. concert, 3:15 p.m. pre-concert conversation, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $12 advance/ $15 door/ $10 senior or student, under 12 free, tickets at Longfellow Books and Starbird Music in Portland, Nonesuch Books in South Portland or wihmaine.org.

Ongoing

Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.-12 p.m., first and third Saturday, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102 or liz@stlawrencearts.org.

David Bullard Songwriter Night, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Andy's Pub, Commercial St.; Solo Night 6 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland.

House Bluegrass, 9 p.m. Mondays, no cover, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland.

Kirtan!, call & response group chanting meditation, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, $5 donation, Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, 799-0054, portlandyoga.com.

Lazy Lightning, Grateful Dead covers and original music, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., bigeasyportland.com or 776-2822.

Theater & Dance 

"The Conference of the Birds," performance by A Company of Girls, May 5-8, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; $5 child/ $7 adult, Portland Stage Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, seating limited, reservations encouraged, call A Company of Girls, 874-2107.

"Gershwin Girls!" Cabaret-style musical revue of songs by George and Ira Gershwin, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, May 12-29, $22.50,  The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, freeportfactory.org, 865-5505. 

"Shameless! The Musical," presented by Mad Horse Theatre, May 9-18th. Performances are 7:30 p.m. May 9-11, May 16-18, by donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, lucidstage.com, 899-3993.

"Spring Awakening," presented by Mad Horse Theater, Thursdays-Sundays May 5-22, $18/$20, by donation on Thursdays, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, madhorse.com.

Friday 5/6
 
Portland Playback Theater,
"Growing Up: Its Joys and Torments," 7:30 p.m., $7 suggested, First Parish Church, Congress and Temple Streets, Portland, portlandplayback.com.

Swing Dance, music by the Victory Band, 8 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. dance, $10, North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, 653-5012.

Saturday 5/7

Greater Portland Community Contradance, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

Ongoing

Argentine Tango Practice, Wednesday 7-9 p.m., beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, Saturday 8 p.m.- midnight, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Club 188, line dancing instruction, Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced; 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Greater Portland Community Contradance, first Saturday, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services building, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, setdncr02@yahoo.com.  

Second Saturday Contradance, 6 p.m. family dance; 7:30 p.m. potluck; 8 p.m. beginner lesson; 8:30-12 p.m. dance, $10 adult/ $7 student or senior, bring clean shoes, Wescustogo Hall, U.S. Route 115, North Yarmouth, 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com or 318-8746, maywicca@gmail.com.

Square Dancing Classes, by Mix 'n Mingle Square Dancing Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through April, ages 9 and up, $3, Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough, mixnmingle@maine.rr.com.  

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, maplewooddancecenter.com. 

Mid Coast

Films

Ongoing
 
The Dreamland Theater
film series on second and fourth Thursdays, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., film listings at sagadahocpreservation.org.

Galleries

Friday 5/6

“A Woman’s Work:” A celebration of the creative lives of Lonie Laffely Ellis and Helene McGlauflin, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, on view May 1-31, LaMarche Gallery, Smith Union, Bowdoin College. 

Friday 5/13

"Aviary: A Winged Celebration," Spindleworks invitational show, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through July 31, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.

"Taste of the Season," new works by gallery artists, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 28, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500.

Ongoing

11 Pleasant St. Arts Center, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 319-6057 or www.11pleasant.com.

Allen & Selig Realty, landscapes and seascapes by Claudette Gamache, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 15 Vine St., Bath, 443-2200 or AllenSelig.com.

The Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102; 721-3099, thebarndoorcafe.com.

Bayview Gallery, 8 Maine St., 729-5500, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.

Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.

Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455 or chocolatechurcharts.org.

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

Curtis Memorial Library, "Color in Your Landscape," oil paintings by Mary Berry, on view May 2-27 during business hours, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

The Eleven Pleasant Street Gallery, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016 or daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or widgeoncove.com.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or keith@keithsphotography.com.

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.  

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell, harborworksgallery.org, Guy Saldanha, gsaldanh@bowdoin.edu, 841-9812. 

ICON Contemporary Art, Frederick Lynch: New Work, through May 14, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Mae's Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 442-8577 or maescafeandbakery.com/events.

Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, 882-7511, maineartgallery.org.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914, merrymeetingartscenter.org.

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, Maine, marine and coastal paintings, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, closed for the season, reopens June 25, 2011, 4 Old Orr's Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717, sebascodeganartists.com.

Summer Island Studio - Gallery of Fine Artisans, 149 Maine St., Tontine Mall, Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820.

Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727 or topshamlibrary.org.

VSA arts of Maine, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, vsartsmaine.org.

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.

Museums

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275.

Maine Maritime Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, "Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection," exhibition through Dec. 6, 2011, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, "CSI Brunswick: The Forensic Work of Dr. Frank Whittier," and "Pejepscot's Early Scots-Irish History," Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Music

Friday 5/6

Bowdoin Chorus with Soprano Suzanne Nance, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, free, no tickets required, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin campus, 725-3347.

Sunday 5/15

"Sing into Spring," concert of The Boy Singers of Maine, 2 p.m. $12 adults/ $8 students or seniors/ $30 families, St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick, boysingersofmaine.org, 797-6354.

Theater/Dance

The Who's "Tommy" in Concert, presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 13-14, and May 20-21, $15 adults/ $13 students and seniors, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, tickets, 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Ongoing

Sage Swingers, Square and Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday round dance workshops, Coffin School Cafeteria, Barrows St., Brunswick; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday square dance workshops, Jordan Acres School Cafeteria, Brunswick, 389-2568 or sage.squaredanceme.us.