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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 12 - 23

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 12 - 23

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Art Call for Assorted Tapestries, for The Long Island Dodwell Gallery fall exhibit, local artists can submit 1-3 pieces of hand made fabric arts, including wall hangings, furniture covers, home decor, small rugs, and clothing, contact Maggie Carle, 766-2940 or www.maggiecarle.com. by mid August. 

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.

Call for Rebel Blend Arts Proposals, supported by Coffee By Design's 2009 Rebel Blend Fund, applications accepted from July 1 - Aug. 31; submit one 8 1/2 x 11 page describing the project and how the grant will make a difference. Send application and cover sheet with name, address and phone number to Coffee By Design, 43 Washington Ave., Portland, Att: Mary Allen / Rebel Blend Fund; call Mary Allen Lindemann, 879-2233 ext. 207. 

Photo Submissions are being accepted by The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust for the Celebrating our Natural Heritage Photo Contest; can submit up to 5 photos of Cape Elizabeth scenic areas and farmland; Sept. 10 deadline; contest rules, guidelines at www.capelandtrust.org; chris@capelandtrust.org, or 767-6054. 

Children's Theatre Auditions, for fall production of "Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like," 1-4 p.m., Sat., 8/29, for ages 9-16, 828-1234 ext. 247 or reba@kitetails.org.

North Yarmouth Fun Day Vendor Tables Available, for Sept. 12 event, open to crafters, organizations, booster clubs and area businesses, $35 table by Aug. 15 / $45 table Aug. 15 - Sept. 5, apply, http://NYMEevents.com, or Darla, 221-0340, darla@softtrac.com.

Books, Authors

Thursday 8/13

Book Talk, "Lighthouses of Maine," with author Jeremy D’Entremont,  12-1 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, www.mainehistory.org.

Julia Usher, author of "Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045, www.longfellowbooks.com.

Friday 8/14

Amanda Soule, author of "Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045, www.longfellowbooks.com.

Ongoing

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

Comedy

Thursday 8/13

Jeff Dunham, ventriloquism comedy show, 8 p.m., $41.50, The Civic Center, 1 Convention Center Square, Portland, tickets, 775-3481 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Saturday 8/15

"Concert and Comedy," with Christine Lavin and Don White, 8 p.m., $20 advance / $23 door, Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, tickets, 761-1757 or www.longfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 8/22

Comedy Night, 9 p.m., The Juke Joint at Buck's Naked BBQ, 568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600.

Ongoing

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

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

Films

Friday 8/14

Movie Night, feature film from Nigeria, 6 p.m., $5 donation, Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188.

Galleries

Wednesday 8/12

Art "On Deck," artist's
open studio for visitors, artists, and students, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesdays through Aug. 26, reservations required, bring lunch, Maggie
Carle, Long Island, 766-2940, www. maggiecarle.com.

Thursday 8/13

"A Sea of Color," whimsical creations by Alison Bramhall, 6-8 p.m. artist's reception with wines by The Wine Cellar and chocolate truffles by Dean's Sweets, exhibit through Sept. 4, 317 Main Street Gallery, Yarmouth, 846-6264, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts and 317 Main Street.

40th annual Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show: A Celebration of Maine Artists, 250+ artisans, entertainment, concession stands, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $4 daily admission / $2 Sunday only, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, presented by The United Maine Craftsmen organization, www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com.

Friday 8/14

40th annual Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show: A Celebration of Maine Artists, 250+ artisans, entertainment, concession stands, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $4 daily admission / $2 Sunday only, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, presented by The United Maine Craftsmen organization, www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com.

Saturday 8/15

40th annual Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show: A Celebration of Maine Artists, 250+ artisans, entertainment, concession stands, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $4 daily admission / $2 Sunday only, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, presented by The United Maine Craftsmen organization, www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com.

Sunday 8/16

40th annual Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show: A Celebration of Maine Artists, 250+ artisans, entertainment, concession stands, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $2 admission, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, presented by The United Maine Craftsmen organization, www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com.

Thursday 8/20

"Art of the Kick-Start," motorcycle-themed art and vintage bikes, various artists, come early to showcase your vintage motorcycle, 5-8 p.m., 8 p.m. group ride, RISE Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, www.risephotography.com.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, "Summertime," by gallery artists through Aug. 29; 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, www.afinething.com

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, "New Neighbors and Old Friends," photography, paintings, prints and mixed media, through Aug. 14, 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; "The Business of Art" featured works by sponsored artists at local galleries, through Sept. 2, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, Drew Wilen & Graham Wood, through Aug. 28, 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. 

Artist & Craftsman Supply, "In Search of Sublime," photorealistic acrylic paintings by Leia Pinnick, through August, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

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

Aucocisco Gallery, "Summer Salon Group Show," various artists, through Aug. 22; 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or www.aucocisco.com.

Biddeford Savings Bank, "Veduti - Views From My Backyard and Abroad," paintings by Melinda Campbell, through Sept. 26; 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Bridge Gallery, 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, paintings by Guy Corriero, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, "Seascapes & Vessel," through Aug. 29, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100. 

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, 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, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

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

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, "Monhegan: The Painted Island," by gallery artists and selections from estate collection, through Sept. 2, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

Greenhut Galleries, "Seeking Calm Water," paintings by Sarah Knock, through Aug. 29; 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, "Retreat," Maine landscape paintings by Francine Schrock, through Aug. 31, 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 at MECA, "Landscapes," by Carl Gordon Cutler and William E. Thon, through Sept. 26, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June LaCombe SCULPTURE, open daily by appointment, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal, jlacombe@maine.rr.com, 688-4468. 

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, seventh floor reading room, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 780-4270.

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

Lifeworks Chiropractic, "Coasts and Edges 2," Paintings by Caren-Marie Michel, through Sept. 27, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, "Go Fish," art exhibit with 14 Casco Bay area artists, through Labor Day, Maggie Carle, 766-2940.  

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

Maine College of Art, "Magnify," by artists Paul Butler, Johan Freeman, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay and Jane Wildgoose, through Aug. 16, first floor, 522 Congress St., Portland. 

Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633 or www.mainepottersmarket.com.

Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., 615-9970, www.megperrycenter.com.  

Merrill Memorial Library, "From Tales to Tails," a Spindleworks Collection, through Aug. 29, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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

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

Running with Scissors Gallery, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Space Gallery, "Interrobang," typography-based show through Sept. 19, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org.

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

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland, www.rickgreenart.com.  

Susan Maasch Fine Art, "Lust and Desire," new work by various artists, through Sept. 18, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or www.susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, "12x12: An Anniversary Celebration," artwork by member artists, through Aug. 30, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, new work showcase: paintings by Judy Taylor, new work by Eric Hopkins, Tom Curry, Jill Hoy, Liz Armstrong and Michelle Hero Clarke, through Sept. 7; 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.  

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

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

Whitney Art Works, "Thread" by Rebecca Fitzpatrick and "Multiples" by Owen F. Smith, through Aug. 29, 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011; www.whitneyartworks.com.

The wonderful gallery/FINE ART, "New Works on Paper," by Michael Costello, exhibit through Aug. 23, 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, Yarmouth, co-sponsored by Yarmouth Arts, 846-6264, www.yarmoutharts.org. 

Museums

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, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 9/12, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 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, "Re/Collected: Great Works and New Discoveries from the Brown Library," through May, 2010; 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 orwww.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, "Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England," through Oct. 12; "For My Best Beloved Sister Mia": An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron, through Sept. 7; "Joyce Tenneson: Polaroid Portraits," July 11-Oct. 4; 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 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 8/12

"OffStage at Space Gallery," presented by Hillytown.com, Panda Bandits, Dan Wholey and Jesse Pilgrim, 7 p.m., free, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. 

Slaid Cleaves, 7:30 p.m., free, Sunset Folk Series at Western Prom Park, Portland, City of Portland's Outdoor Summer Concert Series, www.portlandmaine.gov/rec/summer.htm.  

Friday 8/14

Hometown Heroes Series: Brown Bird, Chriss Sutherland, Dead End Armory, 9 p.m., $6, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., tickets, Bull Moose locations, www.space538.org.

Patrick Fitzsimmons, singer/songwriter, with Denny Tilton, 8 p.m., $12, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994, www.northstarmusiccafe.com. 

Saturday 8/15

Adam and the Waxmen, 9 p.m., 21+, The Juke Joint at Buck's Naked BBQ, 568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600.

Miss Fairchild and Maine Roller Derby, with DJ Todd the Rocket, video debut, mixtape release, and kickoff party, 9 p.m., $6, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73981 or Bull Moose Music stores. 

"Songs of Shakespeare," concert presented by The New Camerata Singers, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, ages 12 and under free, Brackett Memorial Church, Peaks Island, 766-5013.  

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

Tenley Westbrook, 6 p.m. doors open, optional meal served, 6:30 p.m. concert starts, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland, Deborah King, 799-5357. 

Monday 8/17

Christian Cuff and Ben Burgess, 7 p.m., by donation, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland 699-2994.

Tuesday 8/18

Don Campbell Trio, 6:45 p.m., free, Clubhouse on Greenwood Ave., Higgins Beach, summer entertainment series presented by Higgins Beach Association.

The Lenny Breau Project, 8 p.m., $5 adult / $3 student or senior, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 

Ray Cornils, 6:30 p.m. pre-concert talk, 7:30 p.m. concert, $15 suggested admission, ages 21 and under free, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, presented by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Summer Series, www.foko.org.

Thursday 8/20

Ramblin' Jack Elliott, folk, 7 p.m., $25-$75, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, www.stlawrencearts.org.

Friday 8/21

The Blue Sky Mission Club, 8 p.m., $10 advance / $12 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 8/22

Daniel Bennett Group, acoustic jazz-folk, 8 p.m., by donation, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Theater & Dance

Friday 8/14

Balanchine's Serenade, presented by Maine State Ballet, 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, $15, Maine State Ballet Theater,
U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, tickets, 781-7672.  

Cirque du Burlesque, presented by The Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue, with local burlesque and drag performers, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $8, One Longfellow Square, State St., Portland, tickets, 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 

Portland Dances! New Works Showcase, presented by Portland Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, advance tickets at Bull Moose or Portland Ballet, 772-9671, $15 adult/student or senior; day of, $18 adult / $13 student or senior, John Ford Theater, Portland, www.portlandballet.org.

Saturday 8/15

Balanchine's Serenade, presented by Maine State Ballet, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15, Maine State Ballet Theater, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, tickets, 781-7672.  

Portland Dances! New Works Showcase, presented by Portland Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, advance tickets at Bull Moose or Portland Ballet, 772-9671, $15 adult/student or senior; day of, $18 adult / $13 student or senior, John Ford Theater, Portland, www.portlandballet.org.

Sunday 8/16

International Folk Dance, 7-9 p.m., $5 adult / $3 child, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., beginners welcome, 856-6415 or 774-7119.

Wednesday 8/19

"A Wild Patience," musical dance comedy, presented by The Art Moves Dance Project, 7:30 p.m., $12 advance, student or senior / $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 8/22

Mirage, an Evening of Belly Dance, with Naya's Trance Belly Dance, 7:30 p.m., $20 adult / $10 students or senior, The St. Lawrence Arts & Community Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568.

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, FalmouthCongregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, www.maplewooddancecenter.com. 

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.  

The Merrymeeting Singers is auditioning new singers / all parts for 2009-2010 season, contact Larry Lemmel, llemmel@myfairpoint.net or 729-7294. 

Books/Authors

Wednesday 8/19

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

Galleries

Friday 8/14

"Her Mark: Paintings by Our Women Artists," 5-7:30 p.m. opening reception, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, Susan Robertson-Starr, 729-5500.

"Fair weather: Original Watercolor Show" by watercolorist Margery Schuler, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Driftwood Inn, Bailey Island, 833-5461.  

"Material Obsession," artist books, assemblages and prints by Barbara Bean and Judith Long, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through August, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300. 

"Stone & Rock," multi-dimensional artworks of stone or rock, 5-7 p.m. opening, exhibit through Oct. 3, Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 710-0349. 

Saturday 8/15

Egg Tempera Painting Demonstration by Laura Eden, 10 a.m., Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, free, call to register, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500. 

"Fair weather: Original Watercolor Show" by watercolorist Margery Schuler, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Driftwood Inn, Bailey Island, 833-5461.   

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.

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.

Coleman Burke Gallery, "Modern Obsession," by Tom Chapin, through Aug. 27, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

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, by appointment, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or www.widgeoncove.com.

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, "4 x 6," group exhibition of sculpture, painting and drawing, through Aug. 29; 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, 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.

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

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

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 8/14

Cellofourte, 8:30 p.m., $10 advance / $12 door, Frontier, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222.

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

Tuesday 8/18

Clarissa Brown, Annual Summer Organ Concert Series, 12:10 p.m., $5 suggested donation, First Parish Church, UCC, corner of Maine Street and Bath Road, Brunswick, 729-7331.

Friday 8/21

Open Mike Night, 7 p.m., $6 adult / $5 senior or student, Side Door Coffeehouse, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, across from the library.

Theater & Dance

Friday 8/14

"The Drowsy Chaperone," presented by Maine State Music Theater,
daily shows through Aug. 22, $29-$52, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College,
tickets, 725-8769, www.msmt.org. 

"Stop the Presses" (or...She's Not My Type!), comedy presented by the Harpswell Community Theater 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug.16, $5 adult, Centennial Hall, U.S. Route 123, Harpswell Center, advance tickets, Centennial Hall Box Office.

Saturday 8/15

"The Drowsy Chaperone," presented by Maine State Music Theater,
daily shows through Aug. 22, $29-$52, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College,
tickets, 725-8769, www.msmt.org. 

"Stop the Presses" (or...She's Not My Type!), comedy presented by the Harpswell Community Theater 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug.16, $5 adult, Centennial Hall, U.S. Route 123, Harpswell Center, advance tickets, Centennial Hall Box Office.

Sunday 8/16

"Stop the Presses" (or...She's Not My Type!), comedy presented by the Harpswell Community Theater, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug.16, $5 adult, Centennial Hall, U.S. Route 123, Harpswell Center, advance tickets, Centennial Hall Box Office.

Thursday 8/20

"Fiddler on the Roof, Jr." Midcoast Youth Theater performance, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagles Way, Topsham, tickets at door, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $10 adult / $8 senior or student, www.youth-theater.org or 751-2619.

Friday 8/21

"Fiddler on the Roof, Jr." Midcoast Youth Theater performance, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagles Way, Topsham, tickets at door, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $10 adult / $8 senior or student, www.youth-theater.org or 751-2619.

Saturday 8/22

"Fiddler on the Roof, Jr." Midcoast Youth Theater performance, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagles Way, Topsham, tickets at door, 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $10 adult / $8 senior or student, www.youth-theater.org or 751-2619.

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.