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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 4 - 15

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 4 - 15

Greater Portland

Books, Authors 

Wednesday 8/4

"Maine Revised and Revisited: Poetry and Writing Workshop with Estha Weiner," hosted by The Maine Historical Society, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., registration required; $100 public/ MHS members or students, $75; Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, FMI, Estha Weiner, esthalynne@hotmail.com, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

"Coming Home?" Poetry Reading by Estha Weiner and Betsy Sholl, 5 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

Thursday 8/5

Ardie Davis and Paul Kirk, authors of "The Kansas City Barbeque Society Cookbook, 25th Anniversary Edition," 7 p.m., Borders Books, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland, 775-6110.

Friday 8/6

Nancy 3. Hoffman, author of “Uncovered and Exposed! A Guide to the World’s Only Umbrella Cover Museum,” 5-8 p.m., The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 518-9496, umbrellacovermuseum.org.

Saturday 8/7

Nancy 3. Hoffman, author of “Uncovered and Exposed! A Guide to the World’s Only Umbrella Cover Museum,” 4-8 p.m., The Umbrella Cover Museum, 62-B Island Ave., Peaks Island, 939-0301, umbrellacovermuseum.org.

Annie Seikonia Wadleigh and Megan Grumbling, poetry reading hosted by Anna Wrobel and Jim Donnelly, Lowry's Lodge monthly reading series, 6:30 p.m., Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland.

Monday 8/9 

William Powers, author of Hamlet's Blackberry, 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Wednesday 8/11

Paul Doiron, author of The Poachers Son, 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, bring lunch, coffee provided, complete listing at portlandlibrary.com.

Thursday 8/12

"Author! Author!" Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance 35th birthday celebration, series of 11 author dinners, reception in Portland Public Library, dancing and live music, swing band, SPACE Gallery, visit mainewriters.org for times, pricing and registration.

Maximilian Werner, author of "Black River Dreams," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, info@longfellowbooks.com.

Comedy

Thursday 8/5

First Annual Portland Improvisational Comedy Festival, nine Improv groups, 8 p.m., Aug. 5-7, $10 advance/ $12 door/ $25 for 3-day pass, St. Lawrence Theater, Congress St., Portland, portlandimprovfest.weebly.com.

Sunday 8/8

"Comedy Night with Rabbi and Stand-Up Comic Bob Alper," presented by Temple Beth El, 7 p.m. show; 6:15 p.m. reception for donors and patrons, $18 advance/ $22 door/ $36 Donors/ $72 Patrons, Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-2649, office@tbemaine.org, or tbemaine.org. 

Wednesday 8/11

Ladies comedy night featuring comedienne Karen Morgan, doors open 6 p.m., show 7 p.m., 21+, The Inn on Peaks Island, 33 Island Ave., Peaks Island, tickets $20, portion of ticket sales benefit Maine Tri for a Cure, 766-5100, ext. 2.

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 

Saturday 8/7

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

Sunday 8/8

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

Friday 8/13

"Breakfast at Tiffany's,"  7 p.m., free, part of Classic Cinema at St. Mary's, St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Galleries

Thursday 8/5

"Natural History," etchings by Stephen Burt, "Forms and Colors," oil pastels by Michael Maltby, "New England Past," woodblock prints by Carroll Thayer Berry & Asa Cheffetz, Opening Reception, 5-8 p.m., through Sept. 15, Edward Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, edpollackfinearts.com. 

DOTS, opening reception, 5-7 p.m., exhibit through Aug. 28, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at meca, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

Larry Hayden, opening reception 5-7 p.m., installation through Aug. 28, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961.

Friday 8/6

"Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine," Maine Historical Society, exhibit opening, 5-8 p.m., refreshments, DJ, raffle, more, Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, exhibit runs through Oct. 31, 774-1822.

Aucocisco Galleries, First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., Summer Salon Group Show, exclusively for First Friday, will include Symbiosis, a steel sculpture by Alex Asplund, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland.

"Impressions of Two Islands: Sicily and Sardinia," Photographs by Marta Morse, Sculptures by Roger Prince, 5–8 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, exhibit through Sept. 18, portlandlibrary.com.

Art House Picture Frames, create your own work of art with interchangeable art blocks, First Friday Art Walk reception 5-8 p.m. for new work by Brita Holmquist, "A Moveable Feast," Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, arthousepictureframes.com

"Maine and Beyond:" fine art photography by Gifford Ewing, artist's reception 8:30 p.m., benefit for Frenchman Bay Conservancy, through Sept. 6, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, 149 Main St., Freeport, RSVP 865-4519.

“212: A Portrait of a City,” photographs of New York, opening reception 5-8 p.m., Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2966.

Birds “As We See It,” group show with 3 Maine artists, Michelle Henning, porcelain; Sue Littlefield, clay; Sandi Ste. George, mosaics, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 28, Heron Point Gallery, 164 Middle St., Suite 4, Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817.

Boats, and Big Fish; "Urban Geometries," nautical paintings by David Witbeck and sculpture by Jeff Barrett, and "Tong Series," welded sculpture by Roger Majorowicz, 5-8 p.m., opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 4, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 633-6849, info@gleasonfineart.com.

"Drawn to Water II," photography by Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m. opening and artist reception "Pop Up Gallery" at Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276.

Cyanotype Prints
by Anna Low, Opening, 5-8 p.m., Eli Phant, Munjoy Hill, Portland, eli-phant.com.

Hour Exchange Portland Open House and Art Exhibit, with photography by Dawn Herrick, 5-8 p.m., TIME Gallery at CTN, 516 Congress St., Portland, HourExchangePortland.org, 874-9868 ext. 206.

"Timepieces," by John Whalley, 5-7 p.m., opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 28, and new works by Mike Stiler, on view through Aug. 28, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693, greenhutgalleries.com.

Saturday 8/7

Artascope Studios Summer Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain date Aug. 8, Artscope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.

Artist Meet & Greet, with Mary Hart, 11 a.m., free, Aucosisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222.

"At the Waters' Edge," paintings by Victoria and Peter Nelson, 6 p.m. opening, exhibit through Aug. 27, Bridges Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, Jeanna Zelin at 480-298-0928.

Thursday 8/12

41st Annual Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show, Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., free parking, vendors, rain or shine, admission $4, children under 12, free, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, 621-2818 or unitedmainecraftsmen.com

Friday 8/13

41st Annual Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show, Thursday- Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., free parking, food vendors, rain or shine, admission $4, children under 12, free, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, 621-2818 or unitedmainecraftsmen.com

Saturday 8/14

Artist Meet & Greet, with Gail Spaien, 11 a.m., free, Aucosisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222.

41st Annual Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show, Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., free parking, food vendors, rain or shine, admission $4, children under 12, free, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, 621-2818 or unitedmainecraftsmen.com

Sunday 8/15

"Beaches," exhibit through Sept. 1, 15 Casco Bay area artists, artists reception, 1-3 p.m., Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Long Island Learning Center, 7 Gorham St., Long Island, 766-2530.

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

Biddeford Savings Bank, Plein Air Paintings by Robin Rier, through September, 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, 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, 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.

"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.

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, 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, artwork by Mark Nutt, 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, 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, "It’s So Black & White," works by Keith Weiskamp, Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, exhibit through Aug. 31, 15 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, 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 8/6

Artist's reception, Anna Helper, "Makeshift," 5-8 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148.

Saturday 8/7

"Anna Hepler," gallery talk by museum docent Linda Frinsko, 1 p.m., 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 8/4

Sunset Folk Series at Western Prom Park, Jon Call, 7:30 p.m., free, Wednesdays through Aug. 11, bring own seating, 756-8130.

Thursday 8/5

Hot Buttered Rum
, 9 p.m., $13.50 - $15, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, tickets at Bull Moose, portlandempire.com.

Scarborough Concert in the Park Series, Tony Boffa Band, 6:30 p.m., free, last show, Memorial Park, Scarborough, bring chair or blanket, rain location, Scarborough HS auditorium.

Americanarama with Down the Road Apiece, special guest John Sparrow, 8 p.m., Dogfish Bar and Grille, 128 Free St., Portland, 772-5483.

Friday 8/6

Roomful of Blues, 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $28 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Phil Poirier, The North Star Café, 8-10 p.m., no cover, The North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

Saturday 8/7
 

Mike Doughty, with special guest Christina Courtin, 7:30 p.m., free, bring own seat, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, L.L. Bean campus, 95 Main St., Freeport.

Mike Baggetta & Kevin Norton, guitar, percussion duo, concert of Thelonious Monk music, 7:30 p.m., tickets $15 general admission, $12 students & seniors, The Portland Conservatory, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St, Portland, parking available in church parking lot, 775-3356.

Ukulele Summit with Brittni Paiva and Victoria Vox, 8 p.m., tickets $15 advance/ $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, onelongfellowsquare.com

Sunday 8/8

Guitarist Gil Donatelli with singer Lisa Belisle, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free, family friendly, The Royal Bean, 18 Yarmouth Crossing Dr., Yarmouth.

Monday 8/9

Earth Jams with Matt Loosigian, summer concert series at Village Park, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Village Park, behind Wal-Mart and adjacent to Family Ice, Falmouth, bring your own picnics, blankets or lawn chairs, call cancellation line at 781-5253 in case of questionable weather.

Wednesday 8/11 

Sunset Folk Series at Western Prom Park, Darien Brahms, 7:30 p.m., free, bring own seating, 756-8130.

"Willie Nelson," 7:30 p.m., tickets $45 for members, $65 for general public, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, 842-0800, portlandovations.org.

This Moment In Black History, doors open 8:30 p.m., show starts 9 p.m., 18+, tickets $7, Bull Moose Music locations, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Friday 8/13

"Rock my Soul" with Dawn Boyer, Lost Coin Cafe, 6 p.m., no cover charge, Lost Coin Cafe, 40 Portland St., Portland, 423-016.

Saturday 8/14

Paul Geremia & Frank Fotusky, 8 p.m., $15 advance/ $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. 

Lady Zen, jazz singer and ensemble, 9 p.m., $12, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609.

Sunday 8/15

Christy & Emily, Brooklyn-based indie chanteuses with wurlitzer, 8:30 p.m., $8, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609.

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 8/6

Portland Playback Theater, "Close Calls," 7:30 p.m., $5-10 suggested donation, First Parish Church, corner of Congress and Temple St., Portlandportlandplayback.com.

The Firebird and Bach Concerti, by Linda MacArthur Miele, Maine State Ballet, both works in four performances over two weekends, Aug. 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m. at the Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, tickets $20/$15 seniors & children under 12, 781-7672.

Saturday 8/7

Nat Hewitt and Friends, Greater Portland Community Contra Dance, 1st Saturday each month, adults $10/students under 21 $7/children 5-12 $5/children under 5 free, bring non-street shoes for dancing, no partners needed, dance instruction review 7:15 p.m., main dance 8 p.m., dessert potluck at 9:45 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, information, bajmagda@juno.com

The Firebird and Bach Concerti, by Linda MacArthur Miele, Maine State Ballet, both works in four performances over two weekends, Aug. 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m. at the Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, tickets $20/$15 seniors & children under 12, 781-7672.

Thursday 8/12

My First Time, a "mature audiences only" comedy directed by Janet Ross, Aug. 12-29, tickets $22/$20, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, oldportplayhouse.com.

Friday 8/13

My First Time, a "mature audiences only" comedy directed by Janet Ross, Aug. 12-29, tickets $22/$20, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, oldportplayhouse.com.

The Firebird and Bach Concerti, by Linda MacArthur Miele, Maine State Ballet, both works in four performances over two weekends, Aug. 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m. at the Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, tickets $20/$15 seniors & children under 12, 781-7672.

Saturday 8/14

My First Time, a "mature audiences only" comedy directed by Janet Ross, Aug. 12-29, tickets $22/$20, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, oldportplayhouse.com.

The Firebird and Bach Concerti, by Linda MacArthur Miele, Maine State Ballet, both works in four performances over two weekends, Aug. 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m. at the Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, tickets $20/$15 seniors & children under 12, 781-7672.

Sunday 8/15

My First Time, a "mature audiences only" comedy directed by Janet Ross, Aug. 12-29, tickets $22/$20, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, oldportplayhouse.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 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

Saturday 8/7

"The Sunflower Promise," book singning by author Margaret Hutchins 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Films

Thursday 8/5

"For the Next 7 Generations," hosted by Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks, 7 p.m., Frontier Cafe Cinema, Fort Andross Mill 3, Brunswick.

Tuesday 8/10

"Welcome," 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. - 5 p.m. daily July 25-Aug. 3.

Friday 8/6

Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, over 50 fiber art studios and farms statewide will open their doors and offer special demonstrations, activities detailed online at mainefiberarts.org.

Off-Season, Off-Shore: [Yet Another] Trap Day on Cliff Island, words by Roger Berle/photographs by Lesley MacVane, opening reception 4-7 p.m., runs through Oct. 3, Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook's Wharf, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell, 729-9525

Saturday 8/7

Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, over 50 fiber art studios and farms statewide will open their doors and offer special demonstrations, activities detailed online at mainefiberarts.org.

Sunday 8/8

Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, over 50 fiber art studios and farms statewide will open their doors and offer special demonstrations, activities detailed online at mainefiberarts.org.

Friday 8/13

"Globetrotting," reception 5-8 p.m., on display through Aug. 31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spinkdleworks.org.

The Drawings: Works on Paper from the Henry Moore Family Collection, open house and reception 5:30 p.m., on view through Oct. 3, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275.

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

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.

Thursday 8/5

The DaPonte String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., $20 adult/ free for ages 21 and under, Kellogg Church, Harpswell, tickets at daponte.org or 529-4555.

Sunday 8/15

Bob Zentz, singer-songwriter, Songs of the Sea Benefit Concert Series, presented by The Maine Maritime Museum, benefits The Bonyun Sea Music Endowment Fund, 7:30 p.m., Long Reach Hall at the Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, admission $10 for museum members/$12 for the general public/half price for children aged 7 to 12/free for children under 7, 443-1316.

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

Sunday 8/7

Square Dance at Cundys Harbor Community Hall, 6:30-10 p.m., caller/instructor Walt Bull, $5/person, $15/family, proceeds benefit Cundys Harbor Library, Denise, 729-3009.

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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