Greater Portland Arts Calendar: May 1-10

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Greater Portland

Auditions

Freeport Players: “Laughing Stock,” 6 p.m. May 5 & 8, FPAC, 30 Holbrook St., roles for all ages, www.fcponline.org.

Exhibits

Saturday 5/4 

Art Wall at Woodhull Public House, 30 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, opening reception 3-5 p.m., inaugural event features 12 local artists,  see facebook for more.

Film

“Black, Brown + Indigo,” May 4 & 5, presented by Indigo Arts Alliance at SPACE Gallery, Portland, 22 films from around the world that highlight the power of black storytelling, bit.ly/2ZrBbkq.

Ongoing

Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars, portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249.

Galleries
 
Elizabeth Moss Galleries, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, Nathaniel Meyer, “Arcadian Shores: Restoration of the Golden Age” and David Little, “Revisiting Monhegan,” through May 18.
 
“Immersion,” Creative Portland, 84 Free St., 20 artists interpret the theme, to Oct. 25.
Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, light-hearted imagery of flora and fauna by Rebecca May Verrill and Jeffrey Lipton, through May 30.  
 
“The Third Hand: Surrendering to Process,” Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, group exhibit of artists who let process and material become their collaborators, to May 4.
 
Friday 5/3
 
MECAmorphosis Thesis Exhibit, 7:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, Congress Street, free admission, bit.ly/2GsYumy.
 
Friday 5/10
 
“Birds of Paradise,” artist reception for Yarmouth painter Page Eastburn O’Rourke, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. Free, to May 31.
 
Ongoing
 
“Everyday Maine,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, photos chronicle Mainers statewide in various activities and walks of life, to June 25. 
 
“Holding Up the Sky,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Honors the First People of Maine, the Wabanaki, which encompasses the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot, to February 2020.
 
Museums

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Art of the Vegetable” by Lynn Karlin, “Glasslight” by Martin Kremer and “Revisiting Stu Nudelman,” to May 10.
   
“Rewinding Romanticism,” photos by Greg Shattenberg, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/, to May 24.
  
Victoria Mansion, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. daily, 109 Danforth St., $5-$16, victoriamansion.org/your-visit.
    
Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, call 518-9496 for hours.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with trains on the hour, admission $6-$10, mainenarrowgauge.org.

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday; free admission Friday nights 4-8 p.m., portlandmuseum.org.

Yarmouth History Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org/.

Music

Thursday 5/2

“About HOPE: A Benefit Concert,” 7 p.m., Woodfords Church, 50-voice choir, orchestra of more than 30 perform works by Hildegard, Arvo Part, Mozart, Beethoven, and Karl Jenkins to benefit Through These Doors and Preble Street, brownpapertickets.com.

Chris Pureka, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, local singer-songwriter $14/$18. 

“One Journey, Many Roads,” 5:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. Free concert by Pihcintu chorus and Chicago Children’s Choir.

Friday 5/3

Harsh Armadillo, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $10/$15, New England funk-hop.

International Open Mic, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $10/$15/sliding, bit.ly/2GxfEON.

Saturday 5/4

“Cy’Intore: Buckeye – Time to Get Up!” Rwandan Cultural Troupe Ikirenga, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, bit.ly/2GGMtKi.

Sunday 5/5

240 Strings with Guest Cellist Wayne Smith, 2 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. Free.

Walter Salas-Humara of the Silos, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., $18/$21, unabashed rock ‘n’ roll revelry, bit.ly/2Pszgrt.

Della Mae, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Grammy-nominated Americana string band, $12-$30, bit.ly/2Dvz99K.

Thursday 5/9

“Alice! In Concert,” 7 p.m., Royal River Community Players at Yarmouth Performing Arts Center, Yarmouth High School, $8,  royalrivercommunityplayers.com or at the door.

Friday 5/10

Coffee House with Jim Gallant, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd., originals, Americana, blues, by donation.

The Faculties Concert, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Greely High School teacher and staff band from Cumberland, rock covers, $5, mayostreetarts.org.

Ongoing

Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages, baysidebowl.com.

Blue, 650A Congress Street, Portland, live music Tuesday-Sunday, 21+, by donation, portcityblue.com/event-calendar.

Irish Music Sessions: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough, oreillyscure.com.

Theater/Dance

“Mamma Mia,” May 2, 3, 9-11, The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, $6/$8, bit.ly/2vjvqrd

Maine Playwrights Festival, May 2-4, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., fully staged short plays, $20, bit.ly/2UJ3Suk.

“Mesmerized,” May 3-12, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave. New musical based on true events, $23, www.snowlionrep.org/tickets, 518-9305.

“The Last Five Years,” to May 19, Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave. musical deconstructs a love affair and marriage between an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress, portlandstage.org.

“A Piece of My Heart,” 7 p.m. May 3 & 4; 2 p.m. May 5, Freeport High School advanced theater class at FPAC, tracks the lives of six women during and after the Vietnam War, $5/$10.

Midcoast

Film

Thursday 5/9

“Farmer of the Year,” 9 a.m. & 7 p.m., Frontier, Fort Andross, Maine Street, Brunswick, “coming of aging” feature, explorefrontier.com. 

Ongoing

Eveningstar Cinema, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, classically romantic environment for fantasy, pleasure, adventure and fun. 

Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, independent, documentary, art, adventure, and foreign film, explorefrontier.com/events/film.

Galleries

“Animalistic,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St, Bath, new works by artists whose passion centers on animals, both real and fantastical, to May 4.  

Anne Brecher-Bogart, Centre Street Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com, to May 3.

Maine Pottery Tour: Ash Cove Pottery, May 4 & 5, tours, demos 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. both days, kids welcome, Ash Cove Pottery, 75 Ash Cove Rd.,  Harpswell, mainepotterytour.org.

Friday 5/10 

Works by Leslie Woods, artist reception 5-7 p.m., Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath.

Ongoing

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, bit.ly/2Gy51hS.

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820, explorefrontier.com.

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515, uubrunswick.org/church-activities.

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath, greenlionart.com.

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157, bit.ly/2ByW2Hx.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902, bit.ly/2rOilEE.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678.

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

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

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936, sarahgreenier.com.

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

Museums

“Modernism for All: The Bauhaus at 100,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, introduces the school as a successful learning environment, to May 12.

“Photographic Lives: Robert Freson, Irving Penn, and the Portrait,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, explores two different approaches to portraiture, to June. 

“A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, through Dec. 31. 

Saturday 5/4

Family Saturday at the Museum of Art, 10-11 a.m., Bowdoin College, includes discussion of works on view and a related hands-on activity for all ages, free.

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and national holidays, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Free. 

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/. Free.

“Bowdoin Collects: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, rarely seen masterpieces, to January 2020.

“Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment,” Focus Gallery, Halford Gallery, Media Gallery, Osher Gallery and Center Gallery at Bowdoin College, examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, to June. 

Music

Jazz Nights, 7:30 p.m. May 3 & 4, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Student performance of two different programs featuring various jazz ensembles. Free, tickets no needed, bowdoin.edu/music.

Bowdoin Chamber Choir, “In Praise of Maria and Cecilia,” 3 p.m. May 4 & 7:30 p.m. May 5, Bowdoin Chapel, sacred and secular songs inspired by the Virgin Mary and Cecilia, patron saint of music. Free, no tickets needed.

“Sacred Service/Avodath Hakodesh,” Bowdoin Chorus, 3 p.m. May 5 & 7:30 p.m. May 6, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, from the American Union Prayer Book for Jewish Worship. Free and open to all. 

Friday 5/3

Cherish the Ladies, “Heart of the Home” world tour by internationally renowned Celtic super group, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $15-$40, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Saturday 5/4

Spring Dance Concert, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, free. 

Jazz Night II, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College, free.

Sunday 5/5

“DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series III: Beethoven or Bust,” 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick. Includes No. 12, No. 4, and No. 11, $22.50 at daponte.org/tickets.html, $25/door. 

Island Concert, 2 p.m., Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 1579 Harpswell Islands Rd., classical, jazz and popular music by Clarinotes clarinetists, Trioli clarinet trio, a flute trio, and Harpswell Sounds brass quintet. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday 5/7

Coastal Youth Orchestra., 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Free.

Songwriters on Stage, 7 p.m., The Frontier, Maine Street, Brunswick. Featuring Jeanette Villanueva, Tim Winchester, Becca Briggs and Mehuman, along with artist Eden Marie Wood, $10, bit.ly/2ZyLQd2.

Ongoing

Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick, byrnesirishpub.com.

Side Door Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., third Friday of the month, open mic sign-up 6:45 p.m., followed by feature performer, by donation, bit.ly/2EyUGj0. 

Theater

“Matilda the Musical,” May 2-5, Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick High School, $5-$15, midcoastyouththeater.org.

The Faculties band, formed in 2013 by Greely High School staff in Cumberland, will take the Mayo Street Arts stage in Portland on May 10 with a repertoire of rock covers through the decades.

The Maine premiere of “Matilda the Musical,” based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, will be staged from May 2-5 by Midcoast Youth Theater at Brunswick High School’s Crooker Theater.

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