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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 21 - Aug. 1

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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 21 - Aug. 1

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art 

Saturday 7/24

Old Port Playhouse Season Auditions, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, $22-$20, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

Books, Authors 

Thursday 7/22 

Ted Bookey, author of "With a Whole in One," and Doug Woodsum, author of "The Lawns of Lobstermen," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, info@longfellowbooks.com.

Saturday 7/24
 
Gerri Ann Eastment and Denise Soule Cassidy,
authors of "Pericles and Philomina: A True Greek Kitty Love Story," book signing, 1-3 p.m., Sherman's Bookstore, 128 Main St., Freeport, 869-9000, portion of proceeds from book sales go to H.A.R.T.

Wednesday 7/28

Richard Shain Cohen, author of "The Forgotten Longfellow: Man in the Shadows - the Saga of Alexander Longfellow, Sr.," 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 759.

Sunday 8/1

Lammas Celestial Poetry Evening, 7 p.m., by donation, Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, Bedford St., Portland, 780-4249.

Comedy

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 7/23

"The Garden," 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. film, free, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, hosted by fourthfridayfoodfilms.com.

"Metropolis," 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, moviesatthemuseum.org.

Saturday 7/24

"Metropolis," 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, moviesatthemuseum.org.

Sunday 7/25

"Hook," Rooftop Films hosted by MENSK, 9 p.m., free, top level of Free Street parking garage, Portland, bring own seating, snacks, all ages welcome, enter garage at 45 Spring St., menskmaine.org.

"Metropolis," 2 p.m., $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, moviesatthemuseum.org.

Thursday 7/29

"Ele-Phantom: 20 Short Films/20 Questions," 7-8 p.m., free, Peaks Island Library Community Building, theelephantproject.org.

Sunday 8/1

"A Green Place in My Heart: The Irish-Themed Films of John Ford," 2 p.m., by donation, Maine Irish Heritage Center, State and Gray Streets, Portland, Ellen D. Murphy, 899-0505.

Galleries

Wednesday 7/21

"Inspired," sculptor Lise Becu, artist talk, 5:30 pm exhibition through 7/25, visitors center Maine Audubon, Falmouth, 781-2330.

Cassie Jones, three-dimensional paintings, artists talk, 6 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St. Portland, 828.5600.

Friday 7/23

12th Annual Fresh Art Show and Sale, 6-8 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, photography, ceramics, woodwork, paintings, metalwork, stained glass, Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.

Saturday 7/24

12th Annual Fresh Art Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, photography, ceramics, woodwork, paintings, metalwork, stained glass, Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.

Artist Meet & Greet, with Tim Clorius, 11 a.m., free, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222. 

"INSITU," Sculpture exhibition and sale, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; sculpture garden tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., June LaCombe SCULPTURE, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468, junelacombesculpture.com.

Sunday 7/25

12th Annual Fresh Art Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., photography, ceramics, woodwork, paintings, metalwork, stained glass, Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.

Thursday 7/29

Safe Passage Art Program Exhibit Reception, artwork by Guatemalan children in Safe Passage program on display, 6-8 p.m. reception, on view through Sept. 4, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, safepassage.org, 846-1188.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, American Modernists Exhibition, through summer, 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 Artful Art of Drawing, work by artists Sylvia Bangs, Peter Bennett, Marlene Ekola Gerberick, Fred Lynch, Crystal Nicholas, Noriko Sakanishi, Anthony Shostak and John Whalley, through Sept. 12; and the Ninth Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 29 artists through Oct. 31, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, Sam Cady, "Drawings," through July 31, 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, "Summer Salon Group Show," on view through July 31, 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, 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, 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, "Woodcuts and Etchings," by Lynn Krauss, 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, David Allyn Ceramics, "A Revolutionary Press," letterpress prints exhibit by John Vincent, 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.

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

Greenhut Galleries, "Sea," by Susan Barnes, through July 31, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

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

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, "The Portland Show," paintings by Francine Schrock, on view through July, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Heron Point Gallery, glass art by Bonnie Faulkner, artwork by new gallery associate artists, Stephen Lanzalotta, Avery Pierce, and Abbigail Hinds-Aldrich, jewelry by Dan Dostie, 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, "A Meticulous Ferment: Beth Lipman & Kirsten Hassenfeld," exhibit through Aug. 15, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu, 775-3052.

“Inspired” and "Re-Imagined," Outdoor Sculpture Show, exhibit and sale by June LaCombe SCULPTURE artists, "Inspired," through July 25; "Re-imagined" through May 2011, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, off U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, junelacombesculpture.com.

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, "You Are So Brave," Paintings & Sculpture by Noh Seok Mee, through July 31, 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, 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, Guatemalan Children Explore Meanings of “Mother” and ‘Self’ through Art, artwork made by students from Safe Passage’s Art Program in Guatemala City, July 19-Sept. 4, 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. 

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

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.

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery, “Summertime Blues,” work by Richard Boyd, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and Pamela Williamson, on view through July 24, corner of Island Ave. and 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.

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.

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, "My Generation” Large Format Photography by Andreas Lazlo Konrath, through July 28, 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, "From the Woods of Maine," oil paintings and watercolors by Marguerite Robichaux, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

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

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, "Landscapes in Oil and Acrylic," by Marcia Feller, 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, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Museums

Falmouth Historical Society Summer Program at Falmouth Heritage Museum, special map collection on view, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 18; Tuesday tours by appointment, free, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727, falmouthmehistory.org.

Friday 7/16

"An Evening with Eva Kaplan," talk on Kenya's library system, presented by Friends of Africa, 6:30 p.m., Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.org.

Saturday 7/24

"Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place," gallery talk by museum docent Sy Epstein, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or 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.

Falmouth Heritage Museum, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays, June 19 - Sept. 18; Tuesday tours 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, exhibit, "Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine," photos from 1860-1966, on view through Oct. 31, 2010; "Zoom In! New Approaches to Maine History," on view through May 29, 2011; hours - 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 Head Light Museum, open weekends only from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m until Christmas, $2 adults/ $1 ages 6-18, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or www.portlandheadlight.com.

Portland Museum of Art, "American Moderns: Masterworks on Paper from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1910-1960" through Sept. 12, 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, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, closed Sundays, through Columbus Day, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us.  

Spring Point Ledge Light, open Saturdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 19 - Sept. 4; Sundays July 4-25; and Oct. 9; $5 admission; children under 55 inches not permitted in the lighthouse; closed for heavy rain or severe fog, call 699-2676; springpointlight.org.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, "Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty," carriage museum exhibit, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, May 16 - Aug. 22, except July 4, or by appointment, free/ by donation, 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.; June 9- Oct. 10; garden tours begin Wednesday, June 16; architecture tours begin Thursday, June 17, 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 Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Wednesday 7/21  

Summer Concerts at Mill Creek Park, Bob Charest Band, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug.11, free, Mill Creek Park, South Portland, for weather-related cancellations, call South Portland Parks & Recreation, 767-7650, southportland.org.

Sunset Folk Series at Western Prom Park, Mark Farrington, 7:45 p.m., free, Wednesdays through Aug. 11, bring own seating, FMI, 756-8130. 

Thursday 7/22

Scarborough Concert in the Park Series, Motor Booty Affair, 6:30 p.m., free, Thursdays July 1- Aug. 5, Memorial Park, Scarborough, bring chair or blanket, rain location, Scarborough HS auditorium.

John Tesh, 7:30 p.m., South Portland Auditorium, 637 Highland Avenue, South Portland, tickets, 842-0800 or porttix.com

Friday 7/23

Arborea, duo Shanti & Buck Curran, folk, roots; with Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, melodramatic popular song; and Kelly Nesbitt, comedienne, 9 p.m., $8, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Swing Dance Party, 8 p.m., $35, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, thelandingatpinepoint.com, 774-4527.

Sunday 7/25

Guitarist Gil Donatelli with Lisa Belisle, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Royal Bean, 18 Yarmouth Crossing Drive, Yarmouth, Gil Donatelli 314-608-6438.

Summer Bandstand Concert and Community BBQ, bring side dish/dessert to share, 5:15 p.m., Bath Municipal Band, 6 p.m., North Yarmouth's Village Green, Route 115, rain location, Wescustogo Hall, 829-3705.

Monday 7/26

Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., free, Falmouth Village Park, behind Walmart, Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, outdoor concert series sponsored by Falmouth Community Programs.

Tuesday 7/27

Wavelength, 7 p.m., free/ by donation, The Clubhouse on Greenwood Ave., Scarborough, hosted by the Higgins Beach Association, park at lot across from Higgins Beach Inn. 

Thursday 7/29

Floydz BoyZ, jazz piano trio, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 12, free, Jones Landing, 6 Welch St., Peaks Island, 712-0930.

"Hansel and Gretel,"
presented by PORTopera, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets via PortTix, 842-0800 or porttix.com.

Nostalgia Night at Fort Allen Gazebo Park, Eastern Prom, Chandler's Band Concert, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Willey Trust, bring own seating, 756-8130.

Scarborough Concert in the Park Series, The Awesome 80s Band, 6:30 p.m., free, Thursdays July 1- Aug. 5, Memorial Park, Scarborough, bring chair or blanket, rain location, Scarborough HS auditorium.

Friday 7/30

Transmission Drop with Jason Anderson, Strand of Oaks, 8:30 p.m., $6, 18+, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music, space538.org.

Saturday 7/31

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, new acoustic American roots music, 8 p.m., $15 advance/ $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

"Hansel and Gretel," presented by PORTopera, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets via PortTix, 842-0800 or porttix.com.

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

Friday 7/23

"Ida: Woman Who Runs With The Moose,"
  8 p.m. $22-$20, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

"I Hate Hamlet," presented by Freeport Players, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 1, $10 advance/ $15 door, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets at fcponline.org, 865-2220.

Saturday 7/24

Highland Soles, Scottish/ Cape Breton traditional dance and music, 7:30 p.m., $12, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-1248, stlawrencearts.org.

"I Hate Hamlet," presented by Freeport Players, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 1, $10 advance/ $15 door, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets at fcponline.org, 865-2220.

Sunday 7/25

"I Hate Hamlet," presented by Freeport Players, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 1, $10 advance/ $15 door, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets at fcponline.org, 865-2220.

 

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

Books, Authors

31th Annual Stonecoast Summer Writers Conference Reading Series, through 7/23, free, 7:30 p.m., in Moulton Union, Bowdoin College Campus, Brunswick, listings at usm.maine.edu/stonecoast_wc, Justin Tussing, 228-8393.

Friday 7/30

Susan Drinker Moran, author of "The House at Bunganuc Landing," 11 a.m. talk and book signing, Pejepscot Museum, 159 Park Row, Brunswick.

Films

Tuesday 7/27

"Troubled Water" 6 p.m., "Tuesday Free Movies" through Aug. 31, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

Galleries

Merrymeeting Art Association art exhibit and sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  through Aug. 31 at The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell; and at Orr's Island School House 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily July 25-Aug. 3.

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.

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, U.S. 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, 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 10, local artist show of oils, watercolors, pastels and photographs, through Aug. 31, The Highlands Retirement Community, Topsham.

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, annual Members’ Show, through July 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, open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Labor Day, 4 Old Orr's Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717, sebascodeganartists.com.

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.

Museums

Friday 7/30

Pejepscot Historical Society Annual Community Appreciation Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. used book sale at PHS, free admission to Pejepscot Museum, 159 Park Row and Joshua L. Chamberlain House, 226 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-6606.

Ongoing

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, "Northward Over the Great Ice: Robert E. Peary and the Quest for the North Pole," exhibit on view through Sunday, Sept. 5, Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sundays 2-5 p.m., closed Mondays, free admission, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College campus, 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

Bowdoin International Music Festival, daily performances through Aug. 6, complete listings at bowdoinfestival.org, or call 725-3895.

Tuesday 7/27

25th Annual Summer Organ Concert Series, Katelyn Emerson, 12:10 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 17, $5 suggested donation, First Parish Church, UCC, corner of Maine Street and Bath Road, Brunswick, 729-7331, firstparish.net.

Friday 7/30

ImproVox, a cappella vocal improv group, 6-7 p.m. Vortex workshop, free with concert ticket, Jai Yoga in Fort Andross; 7:45 p.m. concert, $10 advance/ $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Brunswick, 725-5222, improvox.com.

Theater & Dance

"Chicago," presented by Maine State Music Theatre, daily shows through Aug. 7, times vary, 725-8760, ext. 18, 725-1199, msmt.org, MSMT, 22 Elm St., Brunswick

Thursday 7/29

"Kiss Me Kate," Cole Porter musical presented by Midcoast Youth Theater’s teen company, 7 p.m., $10 adults/ $8 seniors and students, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagle's Way, off U.S. Route 201, Topsham, youth-theater.org, 233-3899.

Friday 7/30

"Kiss Me Kate," Cole Porter musical presented by Midcoast Youth Theater’s teen company, 7 p.m., $10 adults/ $8 seniors and students, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagle's Way, off U.S. Route 201, Topsham, youth-theater.org, 233-3899.

Saturday 7/31

"Kiss Me Kate," Cole Porter musical presented by Midcoast Youth Theater’s teen company, 7 p.m., $10 adults/ $8 seniors and students, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagle's Way, off U.S. Route 201, Topsham, youth-theater.org, 233-3899.

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.

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