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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 5 - 16

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 5 - 16

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art 

North Yarmouth Fun Day Logo Contest, entry deadline May 15, any medium accepted, submit in person or by mail to Darla Hamlin, c/o Town of North Yarmouth, 10 Village Square Road, North Yarmouth, ME 04097 or darla@softtrac.com, FMI, nymeevents.com or Darla Hamlin, 831-0160.

Seeking Artists and Crafters for craft sale at Columbia Club in Portland on June 5, FMI, email Jill S. Kelly, jskellydesigns@mac.com.

Books, Authors

Thursday 5/6

Gerry Boyle, author of "Damaged Goods," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, longfellowbooks.com.

Saturday 5/8
 
Gerri Ann Eastment and Denise Soule Cassidy
, authors of "Pericles and Philomina, A True Greek Kitty Love Story," 11 a.m., The Book Review, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-4808, portion of proceeds from book sales will go to HART, Homeless Animals Rescue Team.

Tuesday 5/11

Friends of the Falmouth Memorial Library Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon, with talk by James Hayman, author of “The Cutting,” noon, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth.lib.me.us, 781-2351.

Saturday 5/15

Paul Doiron, author of "The Poacher’s Son," 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659, nonesuchbooks.com.

Ongoing

Port Veritas Poetry Slam, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. open readings, 8:30 p.m. slam, $2-5 suggested donation, all ages, North Star Cafe, 227 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994, portveritas.com.

Comedy

Saturday 5/15

"Secret Lives of Comedians," stand-up, sketch comedy and more, 7:30 p.m., $10, Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, Liz McMahon, 807-7320.

Ongoing

Open Mic Comedy, hosted by Brian Brinegar, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland.

The Comedy Connection, shows Thursday-Sunday evening, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554 for reservations.

Films

Friday 5/7

Movies at the Museum, "David Hockney: A Bigger Picture," 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, moviesatthemuseum.org.

Galleries

Wednesday 5/5

Cape Elizabeth Art Guild Member Paintings, 5:30-7 p.m. open house, exhibit through May, Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Spring Art Fair, handcrafted items, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, fabrics and pottery, 5-8 p.m., Harraseeket Yacht Club, 5 Dixon Road, South Freeport, 865-9223.

Thursday 5/6

"Genderwork," photography by Jack Montgomery, 6:30-7:30 p.m. talk by curator Bruce Brown, exhibit through May 30, and ongoing exhibit, "Contemporary Realism to Abstraction," Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2966, susanmaaschfineart.com. 

PATHS Annual Student Art Show, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., free admission, open to public, Portland Arts and Technology High School lobby, 196 Allen Ave., Portland, Diane Manzi, 874-8165

Friday 5/7

Bomb Diggety Bakery Opening, with art exhibit by Spindleworks, Creative Trails, and YES Art Works, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through May 28, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Carlo Pittore Birthday Exhibition and Celebration: Curated selection of Pittore's Comedia works, 5-10 p.m. First Friday reception; 5-10 p.m. May 14 birthday celebration;  exhibit through May 26, The Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

"A Conference of Birds,"
artwork with bird theme, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through June 30, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

"Hunger and Homelessness: Problems and Solutions," multi-media exhibit by USM students, 5-8 p.m., Time Gallery at CTN Studios, 516 Congress St., Portland, presented by Hour Exchange Portland, Orion Breen, 874-9868, HourExchangePortland.org.

Katherine Bradford: Ocean Liner, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through May 29, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222.

"New Eyes for Nature's Work," photographs by Dave Wade and Fran Vita-Taylor, opening reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit through May 14, Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., 203A, Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

Oil Paintings by Jack Riddle, 5 p.m. opening, free and open to public, Public Market, 2nd floor restaurant, 28 Monument Square, Portland.

Peregrine Press Art Sale, 5-8 p.m., Bakery Studio Building, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, Chris Beneman, 409-2023, peregrinepress.com.

Ponomo Grand Opening
, jewelry, handbags and accessories by Hannah Tarkinson, 5-8 p.m. view new collection, Ponomo, 142 High St. Suite 307, Portland, ponomostyle.com.

Randy Regier: Selections from the Portland Neck, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through May 29, Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700.

Saturday 5/8

“Sights that Delight and Other Artistic Ventures,” paintings and works in clay by Judy Segal, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Opening Reception, on display through May 28, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, German Expressionist Prints, through May 29; 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., 203A, 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, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, www.arthousepictureframes.com.

Artist & Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272, artistcraftsman.com.  

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, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.

Biddeford Savings Bank, "Birch Bark - A Natural Canvas," paintings by Christine St. Pierre, on display April-June, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Borealis Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

Bridge Gallery, 566 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499, bridgegalleryportland.com. 

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

"Capture: 50 Photographic Artists," exhibition to fund a new museum of photography and film, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, through May 9, the former WM Home, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, hosted by Elizabeth Moss Gallery and Maine Home & Design Magazine, FMI, bakeryphoto.com.

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

"Carlo Pittore: A Fighter’s Eye," presented by The Carlo Pittore Foundation for the Figurative Arts, through April 30, Sonny’s, 83 Exchange St., Portland, 772-7774.

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, Cygnet Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925; 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

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

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, 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.

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.

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

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, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599 info@gleasonfineart.com.

Greenhut Galleries, "Uncharted Shores," oils on canvas and panel by Kathleen Galligan, through May 29, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

The Green Hand Bookshop,"The Landscape Revisited," new work by Marion Francis, through May 5, 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

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

Heron Point Gallery, “Fragile Glass,” fused glass and stained glass pieces by Nel Bernard & Bonnie Faulkner, 164 Middle & Market Streets, Portland, heronpointstudio.com.

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

ICA at MECA, 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, UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.

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

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

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, "A Solo Celebration," A collection of oil & watercolors by Serena Wakelin, through May, 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 Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, through July, 2010, 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.  

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

Merrill Memorial Library, “Barnacle Obsessions:” Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Fiber Arts, Ceramics, and Musings About Barnacles by Sue Hammerland, through May 8; "Assemblages," mixed media/found objects by Margot McCain, May 9- June 12; 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. 

Portland Public Schools Student Art Show, through May 13, free and open to public, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland, Allison Villani, 874-8175.

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.

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

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

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

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, photography and stained glass by Allen Ponziani, through July 3, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 767-8090.

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

Space Gallery, 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, Jack Montgomery: Genderwork, through May 30, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, "Imagining Spaces: Sculpture and Photography," by graduating MECA students, through May 16, 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, 516 Congress St., Portland.

USM Glickman Family Library, 6th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

USM Wishcamper Center, 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, 774-7011; 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, "Spring Orchards," landscape and florals by Mary Cupp, 336 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-7777,  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, "Seeing Ourselves, Seeing Our Surroundings," photographs and drawings by Yarmouth High School's advanced photography, drawing and painting students, through May 7, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Museums

Friday 5/7

"Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine," photos from 1860-1966, opening reception 5-8 p.m., free and open to public, Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, Dani Fazio, 774-1822 ext. 217, mainehistory.org.

First Friday Art Walk, Art work by Segun Fayemi, 5-8 p.m., Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.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.

Falmouth Heritage Museum, by appointment, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

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, "Re/Collected: Great Works and New Discoveries from the Brown Library," through May, 2010; 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.

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 Museum of Art, "Modernism and Masquerade": Max Beckmann on view through May 23, "Objects of Wonder: Four Centuries of Still Life from the Norton Museum of Art," on view through June 6; "Division and Discovery: Recent Work by Frederick Lynch," on view through July 11; 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.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, open Sundays 12-3 p.m. or by appointment, free/ by donation, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 793-8569.

Victoria Mansion, self-guided tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.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 Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Wednesday 5/5

Marco Benevento Trio with Treeyo, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations and space538.org.

Thursday 5/6

The Fogcutters Big Band, "Stompin' High Society Jazz," 17-piece Swing Band, 8 p.m., $10, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, portlandempire.com.

Friday 5/7

The Coming Grass, 8 p.m., $5, Venue Music Bar, 5 Depot Rd, Freeport, venuemusicbar.com.

Saturday 5/8

Colby Faculty Winds, classical chamber music, 7:30 p.m., $10 donation, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, Albert Melton, 772-5434.

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Irish duo, 8 p.m., $22 advance/ $25 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Portland Community Chorus Spring Concert, 2 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, Scarborough High School, Gorham Road, Scarborough, advance tickets at Starbird Music, 525 Forest Ave., Portland, portlandcommunitychorus.org.

Renaissance Voices Concert, a capella ensemble, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door/ $5 student, Immanuel Baptist Church, High St., Portland, advance tickets at renaissancevoices.org or Starbird Music, Forest Ave., Portland; Books, Etc. in Portland and Falmouth, FMI, 729-4958.

Sunday 5/9

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert, 3 p.m., by donation, $10 adult/ $5 senior, students free, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, Richard Roberts, 797-8318.

Monday 5/10

Drink Up Buttercup, Dead Man's Clothes and The Class Machine, 8 p.m., $6, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music, space538.org.

Tuesday 5/11

Dierks Bentley, bluegrass and acoustic roots, with The Travelin’ McCourys and Hayes Carll, 7 p.m., $30 advance/ $32 door /$50 VIP seated, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, portcitymusichall.com.

Wednesday 5/12

Peter Wolf, with special guests, 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $30 door/ $45 VIP seated, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990.

Friday 5/14

Mystic Folk Opera, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland.

Saturday 5/15

Women in Harmony Choral Concert, “Circle of Life,” with Maine Gay Men’s Chorus 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, $12 advance/ $15 door/ $10 senior or student, Woodfords Congregational Church, Woodfords Ave., Portland, tickets at Longfellow Books, Starbird Music, 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 Street; 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

Wednesday 5/5

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, presented by Portland Ovations, 7:30 p.m., $27-$38; $10 students, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at PortTix, the Merrill Auditorium box office, 842-0800, portlandovations.org.

Thursday 5/6

"Juno and the Paycock," presented by AIRE, American Irish Repertory Ensemble, 7:30 Thursdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 6-23, $18 adult/ $15 senior, student or Thursdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 799.5327 or airetheater.com.

"Little Shop of Horrors," 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, $18/$15, May 6-23, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333.

Friday 5/7

"Babes in Arms," presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7:30 p.m. May 7, 8, 13-15, $8 Adult/ $5 Student or Senior, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Rd., Falmouth, falmouthschools.org/theatre.

“How the Children Stopped the War,” presented by A Company of Girls, 7:30 p.m. May 7-9; and May 14-16, Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $5 child/ $8 adult, 874-2107, acompanyofgirls.org.

"Juno and the Paycock," presented by AIRE, American Irish Repertory Ensemble, 7:30 Thursdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 6-23, $18 adult/ $15 senior, student or Thursdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 799.5327 or airetheater.com.

"Little Shop of Horrors," 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, $18/$15, May 6-23, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333.

Portland Playback Theater
, "Lost and Found," theme, 7:30 p.m., $5, First Parish Church, Congress and Temple St., Portland, portlandplayback.com, 671-9481.

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

Saturday 5/8

"Babes in Arms," presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7:30 p.m. May 7, 8, 13-15, $8 Adult/ $5 Student or Senior, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Rd., Falmouth, falmouthschools.org/theatre.

“How the Children Stopped the War,” presented by A Company of Girls, 7:30 p.m. May 7-9; and May 14-16, Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $5 child/ $8 adult, 874-2107, acompanyofgirls.org.

North Yarmouth Contradance with Notorius, contras and more, 6 p.m. family dance $3-$12; 7 p.m. potluck; 8 p.m. contradance, $10 adult/$7 students or seniors, Wescustogo Hall, U.S. Route 115, 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com.

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 Rd., 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 thru 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

Auditions, Call for Art

The Kennebec Art Club, call for artists to apply for space in Art in the Park, to be held July 3-4, part of Bath’s annual Heritage Days celebration; applications at visitbath.com, or at Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath, 443-3076, June 1 application deadline.

Books, Authors

Tuesday 5/11

Friends of Patten Free Library Children’s Book Sale, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Films

Saturday 5/15

"The Thief of Baghdad: An Arabian Nights Fantasy," silent film, with live music by Doug Protsik, 7 p.m., $8, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222, sponsored by The Maine Traditional Music Association.

Galleries

Friday 5/14

"Classic Ruin: A Retrospective of Frank Valliere," 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through May 31, VSA Gallery at Eleven Pleasant Street, Brunswick, 607-4016, vsartsmaine.org.

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, "Local Color 2010," exhibit with four Mid-Coast artists, Maria Boord, Evelyn Dunphy, Bill Tomsa and Kevin Mizner, 58 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.

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, by appointment, 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. 

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, "Spring Emergence at Markings Gallery!" works in clay, mixed media, fiber, and precious metals, through May, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, “Beautiful Bargellos: Quilted Works,” by Janet Clement, through May 29, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914, merrymeetingartscenter.org.

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

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr's Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717.

Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, The Joy of the Lens: Juried Photography Show, exhibit through May 15, 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.

Museums

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, "Some Burdensome: Big Ships, Big Cargoes," exhibit, with paintings by David Campbell through June 28, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org.

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

Sunday 5/16

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m., $15 adult/ ages under 18 free, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, tickets at midcoastsymphony.org, Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, 846-5378. 

Theater & Dance 

Friday 5/7

"Oliver Twist," presented by The Theater Project, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 7-23, free will donation/ $18 suggested,  The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, theaterproject.com, 729-8584. 

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.

Live Jazz, Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373, solobistro.com.

Hannah Nicoll and Sydney Pahel