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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 23 - March 6

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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 23 - March 6

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Mrs. Maine 2011 United States Pageant, seeking contestants for April 9-10 competition held at Freeport Performing Arts Center, must be 21+, married, and Maine resident, March 1 entry deadline, thepageantcompany.com, Rebecca Beck, 798-6966.

Call for Artwork, need variety of art and crafts for upcoming silent auction, "Beauty and the Books," to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library, items must be dropped off by March 5, information and donor form, falmouth.lib.me.us

"Maine’s Got Talent," send entry form and DVD/video of solo or group performance, for particpants ages 5 and older, $25 entry fee; April 1 deadline, Margaret Watkinson, 522-9950, margaret@childrensgarden.comcastbiz.net.

Sunday 3/6

Freeport Players Open Auditions for Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," 7-9 p.m. Sunday; and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, Freeport Middle School, Kendall Lane, performance dates July 14-31, FMI fcponline.org/auditions.htm.

Books, Authors

Thursday 2/24

“Faithful Voices,” poetic-dramatic reading, discussion to follow with author Ed Schwarz, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, The Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, sponsored by Peace Action Maine, 894-5265.

Friday 2/25

Eat Write: Nourishment for Mouth and Mind, LIT series hosted by Megan Grumbling, with readings, performances, informal dinner, wine tasting, 7 p.m., $5-$10 suggested donation, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Saturday 2/26

Hannah Holmes, author of "QUIRK: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality," 2-4 p.m. book signing, free, open to public, Bull Moose Scarborough store, 456 Payne Road, Scarborough, hannahholmes.net.

Sunday 2/27

Gail Donovan, author of children's book, "What's Buggging Bailey Blecker?" 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. signing, Cathedral Shop at Cathedral Church of St Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434.

Tuesday 3/1

Port Veritas Spoken Word, open mic with Derek J.G. Williams, 7:30 p.m. by donation, Coffee By Design, 67 India St., Portland, 780-6767, portveritas.com.

William David Barry,
author of "Deering: A social and Architectural History," 5-7 p.m. lecture and book signing, Wilde Memorial Chapel, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, co-sponsored by Friends of Evergreen Cemetery, 774-5561 ext. 104, portlandlandmarks.org

Wednesday 3/2

Hannah Holmes, author of "Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality," bi-weekly author brown bag lecture, noon, free to the public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 759.

Jeanne Fiorini, author of "Tarot Spreads and Layouts," activities, discussion, more, 6:30 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659, nonesuchbooks.com.

Thursday 3/3

Gabrielle Hamilton, author of "Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef," roast lamb dinner, book signing, $120, hosted  by Rabelais and Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut St., Portland, reservations, call 828-4422, restaurantgrace.com.

Saturday 3/5

"Pros(e): A Business of Writing Conference," hosted by The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, $75 MWPA members/ $125 non-members, FMI, mainewriters.org, 228-8263.

Comedy

Sunday 2/27

Secret Lives of Comedians, produced by Cloud Morris and Brian Brinegar, 7:30 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, LucidStage.com or 899-3993. 

Friday 3/4

“Exhibit This,” one-act comedy presented by Deering High School Drama, 7 p.m. March 4-5, $5 advance/ $7 door, Deering High School, Stevens Ave., Portland, 874-8260, deeringdrama.org.

Saturday 3/5

“Exhibit This,” one-act comedy presented by Deering High School Drama, 7 p.m. March 4-5, $5 advance/ $7 door, Deering High School, Stevens Ave., Portland, 874-8260, deeringdrama.org.

Ongoing

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

Films 

Wednesday 2/23

"To Sir With Love," Teens Through Time Film Series, February theme: 1960s, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, free, with discussion, Rines Room, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Thursday 3/3

Documentary Film Series at Freeport Community Library, 6:30 p.m., "Grizzly Man," March 3; "The Cove," March 10; "War Dance," March 17; free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, freeportlibrary.com, 865-3307.

"Queen of the Sun," documentary on global bee crisis, 7 p.m., $7, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, co-sponsored by Royal River Natural Foods, Maine Mead Works, tickets, merriconeag.org, FMI, 865-3900.

Galleries

Thursday 3/3

“Spring Frost,” group show at Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. opening, exhibit March 3-24, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, richardboydpottery.com, 712-1097.

Friday 3/4

"Corporeal: Aaron T Stephan & Katherine Bradford," 8 p.m. reception, exhibit through March 12, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, aucocisco.com, 775-2222.

Advanced Student Art Exhibition, Greely High School & North Yarmouth Academy: Drawings, design pieces, and paintings by AP or IB students, Alicia Hoffman, Brandon Pinette, Marina Silverman, Lena Champlin, Sarah Ezzio, and Katie Longo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. opening reception, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth.

"Journeys to the Interior," by Robert Nason, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through March 26, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 653-7874.

"Lambs Among Wolves," oil paintings by Meghan Howland, 5-8 p.m. reception, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Photography by James Shields, 5:30–7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through March 31, Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Ongoing

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

Addison Woolley, "Quartet," new work by gallery artist Arunas Bukauskas, with guests Barbara Goodbody, Melonie Bennett, and Susan Bennett, exhibit through Feb. 26, 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, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, new work by Angel Braestrup, Margaret Ryan, Colin Barclay & Robert Aller, exhibit through March 13, 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.  

"Few Things on my Mind," by Larry "Lars" Lindgren, works in stone, wood from "Herbie," vinyl sculpture, exhibit through April 2, Royal Bean, 16 Yarmouth Crossing, Main St., Yarmouth, 415-9956.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freeport Memorial Library, Art Guild of Freeport Show and Sale, exhibit through February, 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, "A Conference of Birds II," multiple artists, invitational focusing on birds, through March 26, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, info@gleasonfineart.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, "From the Inside," exhibit of Maine College of Art staff members, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

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

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

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, “Storytellers,” exhibit on view Jan. 24 – March 12, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.

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

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

Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, viewing during library hours, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Market House, Sherry Edmonds Ballou, paintings, exhibit through February, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.

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

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

Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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

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

Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, photography by Lauren Chase Sheffield, on display through February, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth, lola-studios.com.

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

Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, "Multiperspective Topographies," multi-compositional photography by Christian T. Farnsworth, exhibit through Feb. 25, 548 Congress St., Portland, portlandarts.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Burn the Lot: Splinter Heads, Nut Mobs & Ballyhoo; a Cannonball Press print show, exhibit through March 24, 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, "Stable: Photography, 2011," group exhibition with Jock Sturges, Brenton Hamilton, Jack Montgomery, Leah McDonald, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Josephine Sacabo, and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or susanmaaschfineart.com.

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

Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

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

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

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

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

USM Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 780-4270.34 Bedford St., Portland.

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

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

Whitney Art Works, "The Jar Project," 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists, on view through April, 492 Congress St., Portland, whitneyartworks.com, 780-0700, whitneyartworks.com.

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

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

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

317 Main Street, "Where Art and Academics Intersect:" An exhibition of student work from Merriconeag Waldorf School, exhibit through Feb. 25, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Museums 

Friday 2/25            

"The Spirit of Dryness," Mask of the Month, 6:30 p.m., $30, Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.org.

Saturday 2/26 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Birthday Party, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with readings, activities for all ages, free and open to the public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org.

Sunday 2/27

"Winter Delivery," horse-drawn delivery vehicles exhibit, open 1-4 p.m. Sundays, through March 27, free/donations accepted, Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, Greg Cuffey, 239-5782, skylinefarm.org.

Friday 3/4

"Capturing Arts and Artists of the 1930s," Depression Era photography by G. Herbert Whitney, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 3, Maine Historical Society Museum, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org.

Saturday 3/5

Youth Art Month Exhibition, 100+ works of art by Maine students, 5-7:30 p.m. exhibition celebration, free and open to public, The Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

Ongoing

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

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

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

Maine Historical Society Museum, "Zoom In! New Approaches to Maine History," on view through May 29; "A Most Inconvenient Storm," photographs from 1886 ice storm, exhibit through March 1, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children's hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portland Museum of Art, "Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972–2008," on view through March 20; "Weston: Leaves of Grass," on view through March 13; "Jazz Breakfasts 2011," 10:30 a.m.-noon, Sundays through April 3, free with Museum admission, breakfast items available for purchase; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday; free on Fridays 5-9 p.m., Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org.

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

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

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/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.; architecture tours Thursdays, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177 or www.tatehouse.org.

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

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

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

Music

Thursday 2/24

Dan Bern & Common Rotation, 8 p.m., $15, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Friday 2/25

Buille, with guitarist John Doyle, 8 p.m., $20 advance/ $23 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Flogging Molly, Irish-American rock, 5 p.m. CD signing, free and open to the public, Portland Bull Moose, 151 Middle St., Portland, bullmoose.com.

Saturday 2/26

6th Annual Steve Grover Birthday Bash, jazz concert hosted by Dimensions in Jazz, 8:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, tickets at Starbird Music, Jet Video in Portland, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, 828-1310.

The Longfellow Choral Festival, concerts throughout day on Feb. 26-27, First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St., Portland, tickets, concert times at longfellowchorus.com or 232-8920.

Sunday 2/27

The Longfellow Choral Festival, concerts throughout day on Feb. 26-27, First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St., Portland, tickets, concert times at longfellowchorus.com or 232-8920.

Monday 2/28
 
Decompression Chamber Music Concert,
"Germany," Mendelssohn, 6 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Wednesday 3/2

Dead Man’s Clothes, with Marie Stella, Dirty Dishes, Grass is Green, 8 p.m., $2, The Aphodian, 107 Hanover St., Portland, deadmansclothes.com. 

"Heroes Come in All Shapes & Sizes," pops concert by the Italian Heritage Center Concert Band with Hall Elementary School Chorus, 7 p.m., $7-$5, students free, Deering High School Auditorium, Stevens Ave., Bob Swerdlow, 781-8284, italianheritageband.com.

Thursday 3/3

Astronautalis, with Sims and Sandbag, 8:30 p.m., $10, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, tickets at Bull Moose locations, space538.org.

Noonday Concerts: Crook, Hennesy, Rounds, Lehmann, 12:15 p.m., free and open to public, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

Friday 3/4

"The Cleansed: Season One,"

apocalyptic radio play presented WMPG and audio producer Fred Greenhalgh of FinalRune Productions, with audio samples, talk by Greenhalgh, 7-9 p.m. free, Coffee by Design, 67 India St., Portland, 650-6198.

Saturday 3/5

The Nu-Utopians: Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon, 8 p.m. concert, $25-$20, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, thelandingatpinepoint.com, 774-4527.

Sunday 3/6

Midcoast School of Music Student Showcase, performances by The Dreamgirls, The Michael Jackson Ensemble, The Beatles Ensemble and Takin' It to The Streets, proceeds support The Bridge Music Festival, 2 p.m., $5 suggested donation, The Venue, 865 Forest Ave., Portland, Matt Fogg, 835-2955.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Theater & Dance

"Blue/Orange," play presented by The Dramatic Repertory Company, March 2-12,  8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, March 2-5, March 9-12; and 2 p.m. Sunday March 6, $10-$15, Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland,  tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, dramaticrep.org, or 800-838-3006.

"Crazy Lil' Thing Called Love," adult comedy, Feb. 11-27, 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, $15, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

"Moonlight and Magnolias," presented by Good Theater, Feb. 3-27, showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; extra showtimes, 7 p.m. Feb. 9; 3 p.m. Feb. 19, $15-$25, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883, goodtheater.com.

"The Shadow Box," dramedy, March 4-20, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, $15, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

Friday 2/25

“Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist” and Other Conversations of Color: An evening celebrating the Black Freedom Movement, concert by Mehuman Jonson, play by Carolyn Gage, paintings by Jonathan Frost, “The Death of Jimmie Lee Jackson,” 7:30 p.m., $10-20, sliding scale, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, tickets, lucidstage.com, 807-7320.

"Stuart McLean & The Vinyl Cafe," 7:30 p.m., $42, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at the box office, 842-0800, or porttix.com.

Saturday 2/26

Hollywood vs. HUAC: House Un-American Activities Committee, staged reading hosted by Lucid Stage, 7:30 p.m., $12 adults; $10 seniors and students, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.

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

Auditions

"Who's Tommy," production by Studio Theatre of Bath, auditions, 7 p.m. Feb. 25; 2 p.m. Feb 26-27, prepare song from show, or bring sheet music for song of choice, looking for actors, singers and dancers age 16 and older, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath, studiotheatreofbath.com.

Sunday 3/6

Oratorio Chorale Open Rehearsal, 6-9 p.m., all voice parts welcome, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, rehearse “Trial By Jury” and other music, 329-5708, oratoriochorale.org.

Books, Authors

Longfellow Days 2011: “Longfellow and the Maine Crafts Tradition: Virtue, Independence, Equality” Feb. 6-27, with lectures, presentations, poetry readings, tours, and demonstrations throughout Brunswick, complete schedule at brunswickdowntown.com. 

Tuesday 3/1

Jim Merkel, author of "Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth," presented by Merrymeeting Permaculture & Transition, 7 p.m. talk, book signing, $2 suggested donation, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 

Saturday 3/5

Let’s Talk About It Book Group, discussion of "Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague," by Geraldine Brooks, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free, bi-weekly sessions through April 16, books available at library, Patten Free Library, Summer St., Bath, sponsored by Maine Humanities Council, mainehumanities.org.

Films

 

Saturday 3/5

"Gone: the Mystery of the Don Disaster," 6:30 p.m. documentary, $8 members; $10 nonmembers; $5 students; $25 family, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.

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

Galleries

 

Thursday 3/3

"The Colors of Winter," artwork by Spindleworks artists, 4-5:30 p.m. reception, gallery talk, exhibit March 1-30, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820.

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

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Katharine Cobey, exhibit through Feb. 25, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Museums

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

Music

 

Wednesday 3/2

"Songwriters In The Round," with Eric Bettencourt, Emilia Dahlin, and Ed DesJardins, 7 p.m., $10, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-5222.

Thursday 3/3

Chris Velan, Pete Miller + Jason Spooner, 7 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door,  Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-5222.

Theater/Dance

"In Edie's Honor," presented by The Center Stage Players, 2 p.m. Feb. 26-27, $5, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, theaterproject.com. 

“A Lie of the Mind,” presented by Bowdoin College Masque and Gown, March 3-5, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, $3, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, tickets at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

 

 

"Venus," presented by the Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance,  Feb. 24-26, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday; Wish Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin campus, free/ tickets required, mature audiences only.

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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