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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 10 - June 21

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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 10 - June 21

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Call for Artists: Paint for Preservation, second annual wet paint auction held Aug. 30 to benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, must submit two samples (slides or digital images on CD) of original paintings in any medium for juried consideration, send to CELT Paint for Preservation, c/o Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, P.O. Box 265 ccb, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107; deadline for submission is June 22.

Call for Visual and Performing Artists, to display work at Art Fest 2009 on June 20, sponsored by the Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation, call Myra, 865-4469, for applications, www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

"Go Fish" Call for Art Work, of any media on themes of fish, fishing, gear, folk, fable and fancy, for summer exhibit at The Long Island Dodwell Gallery, June 30 hanging date, call Maggie Carle, 766-2940 or www.maggiecarle.com.

Wednesday 6/10

Auditions for the Good Theater 2009-2010 Season, by appointment on June 10 and June 11, call Good Theater office, 885-5883, will read scenes from the plays for audition, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, www.goodtheater.com.

Saturday 6/13

Open Auditions for Dancers, hosted by Portland Ballet, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Portland Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, seeking dancers ages 15 and older for "Portland Dances! - New Works Showcase," held Aug. 14-14, Vanessa Beyland, 772-9671, vbeyland@portlandballet.org or www.portlandballet.org.

Tuesday 6/16

Southern Maine Combined Theater Auditions, for participating theater companies, AIRE, Theater at Monmouth, Public Theater, The Originals, L/A Arts, Fenix Theater and Acorn Productions, 6-9:30 p.m.; and 5-8:30 p.m. June 22, social gathering to follow, Acorn Studio Theater, Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook, come with two contrasting monologues no more than 5 minutes, 20 headshots and resumes, sign up at www.acorn-productions.org or 854-0065, Mike or Crys, acornproductions1@myfairpoint.net.

Books, Authors

Thursday 6/11

Children's Book Reading and Signing, with Sandy Seeley Walling, author/illustrator of "A Day at the Beach," 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mercy Fore River Lobby, 175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, 879-3605. 

Patricia McConnell, animal behaviorist and author of "Play Together, Stay Together," 6:30-8 p.m., free, with wine, cheese and dog treats, The Planet Dog Company Store, Marginal Way, Portland, Catherine Frost, 761-1515 or catherine@planetdog.com. 

Patrick Tracey, author of "Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia," 6:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723, www.library.scarborough.me.us.

Friday 6/12

Carolyn Baker, author of "Sacred Demise, Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization's Collapse," talk and book signing, 7 p.m., by donation, First Parish UU Church, Congress St., Portland, sponsored by Portland Maine Permaculture, Winter Robinson, 929-6960.

Tuesday 6/16

Judy Paolini and Nance Trueworthy, author and photographer of "The Inspired Garden: Twenty Four Artists Share Their Vision," 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659, www.nonesuchbooks.com. 

Nicole Chaison, author of "The Passion of the Hausfrau: Motherhood, Illuminated," 7 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720, www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.

Friday 6/19

Nicole Chaison, author of "The Passion of the Hausfrau: Motherhood, Illuminated," book launch party, 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, www.longfellowbooks.com or 772-4045.

Ongoing

Reader's Circle, third Thursday, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Comedy

Wednesday 6/17

Bob Marley's Young Comedian Special, live filming of show, 8 p.m., Comedy Connection, Custom House Wharf, Portland, tickets, 774-5554 or www.bmarley.com.

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

Wednesday 6/10

"The French Connection," Classic Cinema at St. Mary's, 7 p.m., free/donation, with refreshments, St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Friday 6/19

"The Way We Get By," documentary film, screenings, 7:30 p.m. Friday, with discussion with directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly; 3 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $7 member / $5 nonmember, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, www.space538.org.

Galleries

Saturday 6/13

Freeport Art Club Summer Show, 20 local artists, mixed media, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, KeyBank lawn, 135 Main St., Freeport, Mort Panish, 865-3969. 

Mixed Media Group Show, numerous local artists, 5-8 p.m. RISE, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204,
www.risephotography.com.

Sunday 6/14

Freeport Art Club Summer Show, 20 local artists, mixed media, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, KeyBank lawn, 135 Main St., Freeport, Mort Panish, 865-3969. 

Recent Paintings by Janice Anthony, 4-7 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through July 11, Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505, www.frostgullygallery.com.

Ongoing


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

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

Artascope, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Art Gallery at UNE, Eighth Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, through Oct. 31, Westbrook
College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or
www.une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, "Minumentals," oil on linen panels by Rob Sullivan, through June 27, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, www.arthousepictureframes.com.

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

Artist & Craftsman Supply, "Andy Gerry's Artshow Spectacular," mixed media, through June, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

Aucocisco Gallery, Elva: Infinite Pathway, mixed media paintings on panel by Greg Day, through June 27, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or www.aucocisco.com.

Biddeford Savings Bank, "Spring Returns," photography by Kirk M. Rogers, through June 28, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Bridge Gallery, "The Chicken Show," through June 30, 566 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499, www.bridgegalleryportland.com. 

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

Carolyn Walton Gallery, "Landscapes of Maine and New England," 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585 or www.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, "Inspirational Italy," paintings by Missy Asen, Lindsay Hancock, Anne Ireland, Jac Ouellette and Holly Ready, through June 27, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, "Glass Masters," works by glass artists Ben Coombs and others, through June 28, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100 or www.kany.net.

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, "Art Play Art," through June, third floor, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

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

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

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 27 Gorham Road, Scarborough; new work by Laura Tryon Jennings, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, www.elizabethmossgalleries.com.

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

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

Falmouth Memorial Library, VoxPhotographs exhibit of Maine fine art photography from 1870 - present, through June 27, 5
Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

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

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

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

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

Front Room Gallery, works by Jon White, Sunday Richards, Monica Walsh and others, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

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

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

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

Gleason Fine Art, oil paintings by Clarence Kerr Chatterton, through June 30, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

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

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

Hawk Ridge Farm, by appointment only, Pownal, 688-4468.

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

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, graphite drawings by Marilyn Honigman, through June 20, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961 or www.junefitzpatrickgallery.com.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, "My Darwin," drawings and prints by Dorothy Schwartz, through June 26, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, "Studying Books: Book Arts at Maine Colleges and Universities," through June 30, seventh floor reading room,
Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 780-4270.

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

Lifeworks Chiropractic, "Barns Lost & Found," paintings by Richard Gombar, through June 29, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, "How Green Thou Art," mixed media, by Maggie Carle, through May, Long Island Community Library, 7 Gorham St.

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

Maine College of Art, "Future of the Past: Reviving the Queer Archives Photo Exhibition," through July 3, first floor, 522 Congress St., Portland. 

Maine Potters Market, new works by Jackie Hickey, white stoneware, through June 30, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633 or www.mainepottersmarket.com.

Merrill Memorial Library, "HeartFelt Designs," wool felt collages by Lynn Holaday, through July 11, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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

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

Rise Photography, Matthew Robbins photography, Alicia Allen jewelry, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, www.risephotography.com.

Running with Scissors Gallery, "Looking Inside" new works, through July 31, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Simply Scandinavian, paintings by Mary Susan Sabol and jewelry by Colleen Macklin, through June 30, 75 Market St., Portland, 318-6385, www.simplyscandinavian.com. 

Space Gallery, "Expanded Marks," new work by 15 members of Vox Populi, a Philadelphia-based artist collective, curated by Andrew Suggs, exhibit through July 23, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org.

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

Stones & Stuff, "The Fractal Nature of Minerals and Wax," work by encaustic artist Rick Green, through June 30, 556 Congress St., Portland, www.rickgreenart.com.  

Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or www.susanmaaschfineart.com.

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

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

Thomas Memorial Library Gallery, "Maine, Mexico and More," new oil paintings by Mary Hall and Jack Riddle, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

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

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

Whitney Art Works, "Taken out of Context," new work by Aaron T. Stephan, mixed media, through June 27, 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011; www.whitneyartworks.com.

The Wonderful Gallery/FINE ART, new work by Catherine Breer, 152 Main St., Freeport, Andrea, 258-0214.  

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

317 Main Street Gallery, recent monoprints by Alexandra S. Maurer, through June 26, Yarmouth, co-sponsored by Yarmouth Arts, 846-6264, www.yarmoutharts.org. 

Museums

Wednesday 6/17

Opening Day, house and garden tours, storytelling, demonstrations and children's games, free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, www.tatehouse.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 www.kitetails.com.

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

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

Freeport Historical Society Museum, "From Rebel to de Rigueur: The 40-year history of the t-shirt," exhibit through Sept. 7, Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170.

The Longfellow House at the Maine Historical Society, tours through Oct. 31, $8 adult, $7 senior / student, $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or www.mainehistory.org.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 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
www.mainehistory.org.

Maine Irish Heritage Center, tour the former St. Dominic's
Church, 19th-century cathedral built by Irish immigrants, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 34 Gray St., Portland; call first, 780-0118.

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 at Portland Head Light, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or www.portlandheadlight.com.

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

Neal Dow Memorial, Federal-style mansion built in 1829 for Maine
politician, abolitionist and prohibitionist; original silver, china,
portraits and furniture, 714 Congress St., Portland, free; 773-7773.

Portland Fire Museum, every Friday 12-8 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7+, 157 Spring St., Portland, www.portlandfiremuseum.com.

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

Portland Museum of Art, "2009 Biennial," through June 27, "Art of the Cranberry Islands," through June 28, Fridays 5-9 p.m. free, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148
ext. 3244 or www.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.  

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, "The Age of Innocence" exhibit of horse drawn vehicles, in collaboration with the Victoria Mansion, carriages and sleighs on display, Sundays from 12-3 p.m. or by appointment, through August 23, free, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-9203 or www.skylinefarm.org. 

Tate House Museum, "The Year of the Garden," hourly tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday, through October, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177 or www.tatehouse.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 6/10

Concert by Hope Hoffman and Jim Tolles: Fiddling and songs from bluegrass, Carter family and Appalachian folk heritage, 7:30-9 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland, 774-4111, www.hopehoffman.org.

Sarah Blacker, jazzy/folk, singer/songwriter, 8:30 p.m., free, Dogfish Bar and Grille, 128 Free St, Portland.  

Thursday 6/11

DJ Todd the Rocket, house/nujazz/broken beat, 9:30 p.m., 21+, no cover, White Heart, Congress St., Portland.

Friday 6/12

Miss Fairchild and Lovewhip, $5, 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, www.portlandempire.com.

Marjorie Thompson, country-blues, with Rick Redington, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

They Might Be Giants, 8 p.m., $25 advance / $28 door, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, www.portcitymusichall.com.

The Tony Boffa Band, Friday Night Live Summer Dance Party Series, 7:30 p.m., $15, 21+, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, www.thelandingatpinepoint.com.  

Tryst Haunt II: Space is the Place with Cursillistas, Tempera, White Light, A.M. Frank and Modnight, 8:30 p.m., $6, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, www.space538.org. 

Saturday 6/13

An Evening with Poco, 8 p.m., $35, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Winterpills with Bird in the Rafters, Computer At Sea, and Seymour, 9 p.m., $7, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, www.space538.org.

Sunday 6/14

"Rock My Soul," Gospel Choir, CD release concert, 4 p.m., $15, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Monday 6/15

Pink Martini, global/world/big band music, 7:30 p.m., $48-$35, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, PortTix.com, 842-0800, presented by PCA Great Performances, www.pcagreatperformances.org.  

Second Annual Bridge Music Festival, 26 musical acts on 2 stages, starts at noon, free, Deering Park, Portland, organized by Joe Farrell and Matt Fogg, foggmatthew@gmail.com, 229-2738.

Wednesday 6/17

Jacob Johnson, neo-acoustic folk/funk, 8 p.m., free admission, 21+, the Front Lounge at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 499-8990, www.portcitymusichall.com.

Thursday 6/18

"Stonewall at 40," a celebration of the Gay Experience," annual pride concert presented by The Maine Gay Men's Chorus, 8 p.m., June 18-20, $20, Portland Stage Company, 25 A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, www.mainegaymenschorus.org or at the door, 772-1384.

Friday 6/19

"Stonewall at 40," a celebration of the Gay Experience," annual pride concert presented by The Maine Gay Men's Chorus, 8 p.m., June 18-20, $20, Portland Stage Company, 25 A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, www.mainegaymenschorus.org or at the door, 772-1384. 

"Voices: Schrock & Schrock," 8 p.m., $15 advance / $17 door, St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, www.stlawrencearts.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

Friday 6/12

"H.M.S. Pinafore," presented by Greater Portland Christian School, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through June 20, by donation, Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland, 767-5123, www.gpcs.net.

Saturday 6/13

"H.M.S. Pinafore," presented by Greater Portland Christian School, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through June 20, by donation, Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland, 767-5123, www.gpcs.net.

Rory Raven, mentalist, 8 p.m., $12, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, www.stlawrencearts.org. 

Monday 6/15

Seanachie Nights: Bloomsday Celebration, spoken word/music performance, 7-9 p.m., free/$8 donation, Bull Feeney's, 375 Fore St., Portland, Lynne Cullen, 846-1321, www.lynnecullen.com.

Wednesday 6/17

"The Queer Alternative: Windows," multimedia event, 8 p.m. June 17-18, $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, www.stlawrencearts.org.

Thursday 6/18

"The Queer Alternative: Windows," multimedia event, 8 p.m. June 17-18, $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, www.stlawrencearts.org.

Friday 6/19

Swing Dance, with Maine Swingin' DJs, 8 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. dance, $8, North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, kevin@swingnuts.com, 653-5012.

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.

Mid Coast

Auditions/Calls for Art

Call for Artists, paint or draw Bath's iconic bridge during Bath's summer Third Friday Art Walks, to reserve space, Terry Driscoll, Allen & Selig Realty, 443-2200 ext. 104 or terry@allenselig.com.  

Friday 6/12

Auditions for Midcoast Youth Theater summer productions, "Disney's AristoCats Kids," open to children grades 2-6; auditions 4-6 p.m.; and "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.," open to youth grades 6-9; auditions 6-8 p.m., auditions held at Mt. Ararat High School music room, 73 Eagles Way, Topsham, Henry, 751-2619.

Monday 6/15

Call for Original Artwork, for 10 X 10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale on Oct. 9-10, June 15 deadline, details, application, Cathy Worthington, Arts Are Elementary, 729-6836, cmworth@myfairpoint.net, artsareelementary.org.

Galleries

Friday 6/12

Author/Artist Talk, Robert M. Chute , author of "Cat Tails," and Gail Kass of Ash Cove Pottery, 5-8 p.m., Nancy's Maine Choice, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Suite 105, Brunswick, 798-2525 or info@nancysmainechoice.com.  

"Chaos and Order," new work by Tim Banks, Alan Mast and Ed McCartan, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through June 27, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-8920. 

"Places and Spaces," new work by Points of View artists, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through June, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick,729-9108.

Second Friday ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m., downtown Brunswick and Topsham, twenty participating galleries, presented by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, for listings, www.fiveriversartsalliance.org or 798-6964. 

Saturday 6/13

"Double Take," photography and mixed media by Craig Snapp and Barbara Snapp, artist talk, 1-2 p.m., exhibit through July 25, Crooker Gallery, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, www.topshamlibrary.org.

Early Summer Celebration Art Exhibit and Sale, by the Merry-Meeting Art Association, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, 10% of sales to benefit the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Debby Stubbs, 841-1924.

Sunday 6/14

Early Summer Celebration Art Exhibit and Sale, by the Merry-Meeting Art Association, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, 10% of sales to benefit the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Debby Stubbs, 841-1924.

Friday 6/19

Bath Third Friday ArtWalk and Drive, 5-8 p.m., twenty venues, presented by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, for listings, www.fiveriversartsalliance.org, or 798-6964.

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 www.AllenSelig.com.

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

Bayview Gallery, 8 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500.

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

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

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, www.explorefrontier.com.

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

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, winter hours by appointment, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or www.widgeoncove.com.

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

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, "Black, White & Red All Over," photography by Keith Spiro, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or keith@keithsphotography.com.

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 www.maescafeandbakery.com/events.

Maine Art Gallery, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, 882-7511, www.maineartgallery.org.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, "Portraits in Tapestry," by Barbara Burns, through June 30, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, www.mainefiberarts.org.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, Cathance Landing, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, www.merrymeetingarts.org.

Old Post Office Gallery, original oils, pastels, watercolors of five local artists, Route 127, Georgetown, 371-2015.

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-8920.

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, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727 or www.topshamlibrary.org.

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick.

Wiscasset Bay Gallery, "Spring Renewal: Contemporary New England Art," through July 7, 67 Main St., Wiscasset, 882-7682 or www.wiscassetbaygallery.com.

Museums

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, "Net Worth: the Rise and Fall of Maine's Fin Fisheries," exhibit through Nov. 29, open daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or www.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

Friday 6/12

Tracey MacLean and Gary Wittner, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

"Voices: Schrock & Schrock," 8 p.m., $15 advance / $17 door, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross Mill, Brunswick, 725-5222, www.explorefrontier.com.

Friday 6/19

Dave Bullard, 9 p.m., $6 adult / $5 senior or student, 7-8:30 p.m. open mic, Side Door Coffeehouse, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Theater & Dance

Friday 6/12

"The Light in the Piazza," presented by Maine State Music Theatre, 8 p.m. June 12-13, 16-20, 2 p.m. June 14, 16, 18, 19, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Maine St. and Old Bath Road, Brunswick, tickets, Pickard Theater box office, 725-8760 ext. 18, or www.msmt.org.

Saturday 6/13

"The Light in the Piazza," presented by Maine State Music Theatre, 8 p.m. June 12-13, 16-20, 2 p.m. June 14, 16, 18, 19, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Maine St. and Old Bath Road, Brunswick, tickets, Pickard Theater box office, 725-8760 ext. 18, or www.msmt.org.

Sunday 6/14

"The Light in the Piazza," presented by Maine State Music Theatre, 8 p.m. June 12-13, 16-20, 2 p.m. June 14, 16, 18, 19, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Maine St. and Old Bath Road, Brunswick, tickets, Pickard Theater box office, 725-8760 ext. 18, or www.msmt.org.

Ongoing

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