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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 24 - July 5

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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 24 - July 5

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mainecraftsguild.com.

"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. 

Books, Authors

Thursday 6/25

Book Group, discussion of "Olive Kitteridge," by Elizabeth Strout, 7 p.m., Borders Books and Music, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland, Elisabeth Carrier, 775-6110.

James Hayman, author of "The Cutting," 7 p.m., book launch party, readings, Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, www.longfellowbooks.com or 772-4045.

Monday 6/29

James Hayman, author of "The Cutting," 7 p.m., Borders, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland. 

Reader's Circle, discussion of "Three Junes," by Julia Glass, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Tuesday 6/30

The Maine History Reading and Discussion Group, discussion of "Saturday Beans & Sunday Suppers," by Edie Clark, 7 p.m., free and open to public, Yarmouth Historical Society, top floor, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Wednesday 7/1

Bob Crowley, author talk and book signing of "Making Waves, The Stories of Maine's Bob Crowley as told to David Ladd," 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books, 50 Market St., Mill Creek Shopping Center, South Portland, 799-2659.

Thursday 7/2

Carla Neggers, author of "The Mist," 7 p.m., Borders, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland.

Ongoing

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

Comedy

Ongoing

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

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

Films

Wednesday 6/24

"Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country," documentary, followed by discussion with guest Burmese monks, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $7/$5 Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org, www.burmavj.com.

Thursday 6/25

"Blue Gold: World Water Wars," documentary film, presented by Food & Water Watch, 5 p.m. social, 6 p.m. film, followed by discussion, volunteer meeting, free and open to public, O'Naturals, 83 Exchange St., Portland, Amy Dowley, 263-6293.  

"Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country," documentary, followed by discussion with guest Burmese monks, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $7/$5 Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org, www.burmavj.com.

Galleries

Wednesday 6/24

"The Business of Art" 10 local galleries display featured works by sponsored artists, 5-6:30 p.m. educational program and gallery owner talk, exhibit through Sept. 2, free and open to public, The University of New England's Gallery of Art, Westbrook College Campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, Anne Zill, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery/upcoming.asp.

Pastel Paintings by Cheri Dunnigan, 5:30 p.m. reception, exhibit through July, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, www.fcascarborough.org, 883-5720 or www.cheridunnigan.com.

Thursday 6/25

New Work Showcase, with paintings by Judy Taylor, new work by Eric Hopkins, Tom Curry, Jill Hoy, Liz Armstrong and Michelle Hero Clarke, 6-8:30 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Sept. 7, Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

Friday 6/26

"Ruin," photographs by Brian Vanden Brink, 5-7 p.m. artist reception and book signing, exhibit through July 26, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961.

Saturday 6/27

Peaks Island Art Walk, 3-7 p.m., Jane Banquer, 766-2246, banquerj@myfairpoint.net, maps available at www.peaksisland-artwalks.org.

Sunday 6/28

Annual Open Studios Tour and Art Sale, hosted by The Society For East End Arts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, self-guided tours in Munjoy Hill, maps of open studios available day of event at 81 Congress St., open studios marked with green, blue and white balloons, rain or shine, Colleen Bedard, 233-7273 or www.seaportland.org.

Tuesday 6/30

"Veduti - Views From My Backyard and Abroad," paintings by Melinda Campbell, 5-7 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Sept. 26, Biddeford Savings Bank, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004, www.biddefordsavings.com.

Wednesday 7/1

"Artworks in Multi Media," by Falmouth Community Programs participants, 6:30-7:30 p.m., opening artists' reception, exhibit through Aug. 10, free and open to public, Russell Room, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Thursday 7/2

"Recent Maine Paintings," by Julyan Davis, 4:30 p.m. artist's talk, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 1, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, www.greenhutgalleries.com.

Friday 7/3

"Addison Woolley Redux," group photography exhibit, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through July 11, Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., No. 203A, Portland, 450-8499.

"Coastal Views," paintings by Catherine Breer, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through July 18, the wonderful gallery/FINE ART, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077, thewonderfulgallery.com. 

"Wild Thing: Paintings to make your heart sing," by Ronnie Wilson, 5-8 p.m. art opening, Corey & Co., 19 Pleasant St., Portland, Ronnie Wilson, 415-4890.

Ongoing


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

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., No. 203A, Portland, 450-8499. 

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 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.

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, recent paintings by Janice Anthony, through July 11, 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.

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.

June LaCombe SCULPTURE, "Sculpture for the Contemplative Garden," work by 30 New England artists, through July 26, open daily by appointment, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal, jlacombe@maine.rr.com, 688-4468. 

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.

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.

Portland Photo Works, "Port City Show," juried show of Portland photography, through July 31, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.  

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, through July 18, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077, thewonderfulgallery.com.

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

Friday 6/26

Discussion and Mask Performance, 6:30 p.m., $5 The Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188, www.museumafricanculture.org.

"Re/Collected: Great Works and New Discoveries from the Brown Library," new exhibit featuring books, maps, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings and more, exhibit through May 30, 2010, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, www.mainehistory.org.

Saturday 6/27

Grand Opening Celebration at Maine Historical Society, with library dedication 12-1:30 p.m.; campus tours and open house, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free and open to public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, www.mainehistory.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, "Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England," exhibit June 25-Oct. 12, 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. 

The Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, tours every Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting, June 20-Sept.5, and Oct. 10, off Fort Road, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, $5 tour donation, ages 14 and under free, must be at least 55" tall, 699-2676, www.SpringPointLight.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 6/24

Sixth Annual International Piano Festival, June 21-June 28, 7:30 p.m. nightly concerts, $15 adult / $12 senior or student; festive finale concert, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation; noontime daily student recitals and master classes, free and open to public, call for locations, Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St., Portland, www.portlandconservatory.net, 775-3356, pcm-office@maine.rr.com.

Annual Maine Festival of American Music, June 24-27, with classical music, ragtime, Shaker music, performances by Portland String Quartet, pianist Virginia Eskin and more, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, concert times, 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us.  

Prince Dubplate, reggae, 8 p.m., free admission, 21+, the Front Lounge at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 499-8990, www.portcitymusichall.com.

Thursday 6/25

Jud Caswell, singer/songwriter, Outdoor Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., free and open to public, front lawn of Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720, www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.

Friday 6/26

AJ Shanti with Vanessa Torres, $8, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

"Lucie's Hobo Package," Zeile August CD release party, 8 p.m., $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102. 

Saturday 6/27

Arborea CD Release Performance, with Mariee Sioux, Sondra Sun-Odeon and Dearest, 8:30 p.m., $7, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, www.space538.org. 

Emma Weiss, Stewart Lewis, Dick Derry, Matt Lowell, no cover, 7 p.m., North Star Music Cafe 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

Juliana Hatfield, singer/songwriter, celebration of life for Matt Herrick, proceeds benefit his daughter Frances Rose, 8 p.m., $25, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, Madeleine Peyroux, singer/songwriter, 7:30 p.m., free, Discovery Park, L.L. Bean campus, Main St., Freeport, llbean.com/freeport.

Roots Nation Reggae, 9 p.m. $6, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, portlandempire.com. 

Sunday 6/28

Open Decks, hosted by DJ Silverchild, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar and Lounge, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900. 

Music for a Summer Afternoon: Pine Tree Coastal Winds, 12 p.m., free, Discovery Patio, Hunting and Fishing Store L.L.Bean, Main St., Freeport, 865-4747. 

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, 8 p.m., 21+, $25 advance / $30 door, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, www.portcitymusichall.com. 

Slaid Cleaves, with Jessie Russo, 7 p.m., $15, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose locations or www.stlawrencearts.org.

Tuesday 6/30

Zs with Mystic Out-Bop Review, 8:30 p.m., $6, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, www.space538.org.

Wednesday 7/1

Clash of the Titans Season Finale: Nirvana vs. Smashing Pumpkins, 7 p.m. $6, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, portlandempire.com.

Friday 7/3

The Jim Ciampi 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.  

Selbyville with The Sound of Seymour and the Orchards, 8 p.m., no cover, North Star Music Cafe 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

Saturday 7/4

Dave Bullard with Rhythms of Earth; 6 p.m., no cover; Eric Sommer, 9 p.m.,  North Star Music Cafe 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, Patty Loveless, country, 7:30 p.m., free, Discovery Park, L.L. Bean campus, Main St., Freeport, llbean.com/freeport.

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

Thursday 6/25

"The Secret Marriage" presented by PORTopera's Maine's Emerging Artists Program, 7:30 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, Portland, tickets, PORTopera, 879-7678, www.portopera.org.

Friday 6/26

Port Youth Spoken Word, Open poetry reading, with featured poet "The Letter-B," 7-9 p.m., all ages, no cover, The Meg Perry Center, 664 Congress St., info@portveritas.com

Saturday 6/27

"The Goddess Tour," 7 p.m.; and 2 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult / $10 senior, Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church Hall, 19 Church Ave., Peaks Island, reservations, 400-9454.

Sunday 6/28

"The Goddess Tour," 2 p.m., $12 adult / $10 senior, Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church Hall, 19 Church Ave., Peaks Island, reservations, 400-9454.

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.  

Books/Authors

Friday 6/26

Friends of Curtis Memorial Library Annual Book Sale, through June 28, Brunswick Junior High School gymnasium, 65 Columbia Ave., Brunswick, 725-5242, www.curtislibrary.com.

Ongoing

Let's Talk About It Book Group, "Entering Nature," reading and discussion group with free copies of books, five sessions, July 8, July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 19, Patten Free Library, Bath, register, 443-5141 ext.24.  

Galleries

Saturday 6/27

Sidewalk Art Sale, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Maine Art Gallery, Warren Street, Wiscasset, www.maineartgallery.org, 882-7511.

Sunday 6/28

Opening Reception, 1-4 p.m., traditional and contemporary art, Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr's Island Road, 833-5717.

Thursday 7/2

"Hometown Scenes: Paintings of Brunswick," by Frances Pratt Caswell, 5-7 p.m. reception, exhibit through July 31, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

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, "Places and Spaces," new work by Points of View artists, through June, 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, "Chaos and Order," new work by Tim Banks, Alan Mast and Ed McCartan, through June 27, 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 Crooker Gallery, "Double Take," photography and mixed media by Craig Snapp and Barbara Snapp, through July 25, 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 6/26

Julie Thompson and Neil Lamb, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

Saturday 6/27

Christian Cuff and Dave Gutter, 8 p.m., The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Tuesday 6/30

The DaPonte String Quartet, with guest guitarist Brian Head, 7:30 p.m., $25 adult / $22 senior, ages 21 and under free, Kellogg Church, Harpswell, tickets, www.daponte.org, 586-5384.

Wednesday 7/1

"Haydn, Mendelssohn & Romanticism," Bowdoin International Music Festival, 80 concerts from July 1 - Aug. 7, up-to-date tickets, dates, listings, www.bowdoinfestival.org or 725-3895.

Theater & Dance

Friday 6/26

"Crazy for You," musical presented by Maine State Music Theater, daily shows through July 11, $29-$52, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, tickets, 725-8769, www.msmt.org.

Saturday 6/27

"Crazy for You," musical presented by Maine State Music Theater, daily shows through July 11, $29-$52, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, tickets, 725-8769, www.msmt.org.

Sunday 6/28

"Crazy for You," musical presented by Maine State Music Theater, daily shows through July 11, $29-$52, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, tickets, 725-8769, 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.