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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: April 29-May 9

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Friday 5/1

Nominations for Portland Poet Laureate, accepted through May 1, nomination forms at Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, or Dennis Camire, bioluminescing@yahoo.com.

Monday 5/4

Portland's Choral Art Society Auditions, for CAS Singers and CAS Camerata, 5:30-9 p.m. May 4, sopranos; 5:30-9 p.m. May 11, altos; 5:30-9 p.m. , May 18, tenors and basses; 7-9 p.m. May 25, open audition, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, to schedule audition, Michael Bachem, manager@choralart.org, details, choralart.org, 828-0043.

Saturday 5/9

Portland Ballet is seeking submissions from local choreographers for the eighth annual Portland Dances! - New Works Showcase, held Aug. 14-15, May 9 deadline for submissions, details, Vanessa Beyland, vbeyland@portlandballet.org, 772-9671 or portlandballet.org.

Ongoing

Auditions for the Westcustogo Youth Chorale, open to grades 5-12, Ann Dillon, 829-5877 to schedule audition, wyc.homestead.com.

Student Film submissions are being accepted from Maine students in grades K-12 now through June 1 for the 32nd Annual Maine Student Film and Video Festival. Visit www.msfvf.com for rules, entry forms. 

Books, Authors

Thursday 4/30

Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Yarmouth Village Improvement Society, 1-7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, The Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth.

Page O'Rourke, author of "Illustrating Children's Books: A Fun and Informative Overview On Being A Children's Book Illustrator," 7 p.m., free, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts Evening with the Artist series, 846-6264.

Poetry Reading, 7-9 p.m., sign up at circulation desk, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Friday 5/1

Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmond O'Brien, authors of "After Gandhi: 100 Years of Nonviolent Resistance," with art opening, live music, 5-8 p.m., free, Arabica Coffee, 2 Free St., Portland, Curious City, 699-2755, kirsten@curiouscity.net.

Saturday 5/2

Sharon Astyk, author of "A Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil," 6 p.m. talk on food systems, food security, $5 donation, Sprague Hall, corner of Route 77 and Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, co-sponsored by Portland Maine Permaculture, registration required, meetup.com/portlandpermaculture/calendar/10128199/

Sunday 5/3

Brian McLaren, author of "Everything Must Change," 9:15 a.m. forum, Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St., Portland, 775-2301. 

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

Saturday 5/2

"Who Does She Think She Is?," documentary film, followed by panel discussion, 1 p.m., $15, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org, presented by the Maine Women's Fund.

Sunday 5/3

"FoodFilms," 6 p.m., food by Food Factory Miyake, followed by film screening of "Tampopo in May," $30, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Friday 5/8

"Food, Inc.," documentary film, Food+Film series, 7:30 p.m., $8 or $6 for Space or MOFGA members, Space Gallery, Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org, presented by Space Gallery, MOFGA and Cultivating Community.

Galleries

Thursday 4/30

Ninth Annual Portland Schools Art Show, 4-6 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 14, Portland City Hall, Congress St., Portland, sponsored by Portland Education Partnership, 767-5925.

Friday 5/1

Acrylic Paintings by Diane Manzi, 5-7:30 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through May, Artist & Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272. 

"Dux Femina Facti: A Woman is in Charge," 6-8 p.m. opening, exhibit through May 31, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 29 Forest Avenue, Portland, susanmaaschfineart.com. 

"Lexicon," dyptich oil paintings by Mary Hart, opening reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit through May 23, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222, aucocisco.com.

Oil paintings by Clarence Kerr Chatterton, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through June 30, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599. 

"Open Spaces, Maine" paintings by Leslie Anderson, Ann Mohnkern, and Louisa Wickard, opening reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit through May 16, 16 Casco St., Portland, Leslie Anderson, 773-1737.

"Portraits: Prints, drawings and photographs and new work by new artists, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 30, A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 25 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com. 

SMCC ArtsFest, art student exhibition, 12-5 p.m., reception sponsored by SMCC Arts club, 3 p.m. music by The Spring Point Gamelan, free and open to public, SMCC Art Studio, 49 Lighthouse Circle, South Portland, Jeff Badger, Art Department, 741-5954 .

The Tenth Annual Employee Art Show, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 30, Casco Bay Frames & Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, cascobayframes.com, 774-1260. 

Sunday 5/3

"How Green Thou Art," mixed media, by Maggie Carle, 2-4 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through May, Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Long Island Community Library, 7 Gorham St.

Saturday 5/9

"Year of the Ox," jewelry by Alicia Allen Jewelry, opening celebration, 6-9 p.m. RISE Gallery, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799.4204, risephotography.com.

Ongoing


A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts,

"American & European Master Prints," various artists, 25 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

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

Area Gallery, "Organic Constructivism," constructed sculptures and reliefs by Sue Bennett and Laura Dunn, through May 9, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland campus, Portland.

Artascope, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Art Gallery at UNE, Westbrook
College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or
une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, arthousepictureframes.com.

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

Artist & Craftsman Supply, "Zombies on Exchange Street," mixed media by PATHS students, through April, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

Aucocisco Gallery, 613 Congress St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.

Biddeford Savings Bank, "Spring Returns," photography by Kirk M. Rogers, 1-3 p.m. opening, exhibit through June 28, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

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

Carolyn Walton Gallery, "Landscapes of Maine and New England," 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585 or carolynwalton.com.

Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260 or cascobayframes.com.

Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334 or 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, "It Figures," Figurative Group Show by various artists, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 774-2100 or kany.net.

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, "Uninhabited Portraits," by Brita Holmquist, through April 30, 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 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; 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

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

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

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

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

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

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA,  sculpture by Roger Prince and drawings and paintings by Sharon Yates, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

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

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

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

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Long Island Community Library, 7 Gorham St.

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

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

Meg Perry Center, AVAX: ArtVan Artists Xtraordinaire, through May 1, 644 Congress St., Portland.

Merrill Memorial Library, "Into the Wild," watercolors by Michael Boardman, through May 30, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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

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

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

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

Space Gallery, "Carving the Floors," by Anna Hepler, Andrea Sulzer, and other printmaking students, through May 23; 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.

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

Susan Maasch Fine Art, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2955 or susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, "Mud Season: A Collaboration of 21 Artists," through May 23, 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.

VoxPhotographs, "Finding Ground: Girls and Women in Recovery," photography by Arla Patch, through April 30, for invitation and location, 232-1214 or info@voxphotographs.com.  

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011; whitneyartworks.com.

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

Museums

Thursday 4/30

"Aroostook: Maine's Last Frontier as Seen By the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.," vintage postcard presentation by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Maine State Historian, 7-9 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society Museum, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

Friday 5/1

Season Opening, 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 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 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, "Life and Times on the High Seas" through May 17, Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170.

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
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.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m., trains run seven days 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814 or mngrr.org.

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

Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or 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, portlandfiremuseum.com.

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

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

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

Tate House Museum, by appointment only, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177 or tatehouse.org.

Wadsworth-Longfellow House, $8 adult, $7 senior / student, $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or 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 Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Thursday 4/30

The Portland Chamber Music Festival, spring program performance, 7 p.m., $15, Abromson Center, USM Portland, tickets, usm.maine.edu/cce or at the door, Molly Morell, 780-5931. 

Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, 8 p.m., $15 advance / $18 door, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, portcitymusichall.com. 

The Thinking Heart and Casco Bay Tummlers, CD Release Concert, 7:30 p.m., $12, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org.

Toumani Diabate, Malian kora performer, 5:30 p.m., free, Portland Bull Moose, 151 Middle St., Portland, bullmoose.com. 

Friday 5/1

Jim Kweskin & Friends, 8 p.m., $20 advance / $23 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Portland Community Chorus Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., $12 advance / $15 door, South Portland High School Auditorium, Highland Ave., South Portland, tickets, Starbird Music, Portland.

The Sounds, 8 p.m., $15 advance / $18 door, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St, Portland, portcitymusichall.com.

Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra, 8 p.m., $40-$32 adult / $15 student, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, PortTix, 842-0800, pcagreatperformances.org.

Saturday 5/2

Roger Salloom, singer/songwriter, with Seth Glier, 8 p.m., $10, Seth Glier, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland,  699-2994.

Sunday 5/3

Feel It Robot with The 500's and Rotundo Sealeg, 7:30 p.m., $6, all ages,  Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org.

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, 3 p.m., $10 adult / $5 seniors, free for students, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 829-3393.

Tuesday 5/5

Ocean with Pontiak and Batshelter, 9:30 p.m., $8, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org. 

Sparks The Rescue, Eyes to the Sun CD release performance, 6 p.m., free, Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road, Scarborough.

Steve Grover Trio, "Jazz at the Square," 8 p.m., $5 adult / $3 student or senior, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.  

Thursday 5/7

The Strangely Possibles, This World CD release party, rock/pop, 7 p.m., free, 21+, una Winebar and Nightclub, 505 Fore St., Portland.

Friday 5/8

Michelle Shocked, 8 p.m., $35, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 5/9

Peter Mulvey with Nicole Reynolds, 8 p.m., $15 advance / $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 5/9

Zemya, women's a cappella group, traditional world music, with Elli Gray, 7 p.m., 27 Lambert Road, South Freeport, optional potluck dessert, $8 donation, 865-4019.

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

Wednesday 4/29

"Dark Night 3," presented by Mad Horse Theatre, 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. May 4-6, $10 donation / pay what you can, The Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, reserve tickets, 730-2389.

Thursday 4/30

"The History Boys," presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 10, The Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 730-2389, madhorse.com.

"Light Up the Sky," presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 10, $15-24, St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, goodtheater.com. 

"Blue Hammer: A Trans-Historical-Post-Colonial-Dinner-Theatre-Burlesque," 7 p.m. show starts, dinner to follow, Thursday through Saturday, $25 cash only, reservations, 780-0700, Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, whitneyartworks.com.  

Friday 5/1

"Cabaret," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 10, $20, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, tickets, 799-1421, 799-6509, lyricmusictheater.org. 

"Chamber Music," one-act play presented by A Company of Girls, 7:30 p.m. May 1 and May 8; 4 p.m. May 2 and May 9, $5, Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland, tickets, 874-2107 or at the door.

Saturday 5/2

The Big Time Vaudeville Show, with Michael Trautman and Jared Mongeau, 7 p.m., $10 adult / $5 student or senior / $20 family, Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland, 450-5342. 

"Cabaret," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 10, $20, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, tickets, 799-1421, 799-6509, lyricmusictheater.org. 

"Chamber Music," one-act play presented by A Company of Girls, 7:30 p.m. May 1 and May 8; 4 p.m. May 2 and May 9, $5, Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland, tickets, 874-2107 or at the door.  

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance, with Ti' Acadie and Bill Olson calling, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, 9:45 p.m. dessert potluck, $10 adult / $7 student / $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, bajmagda@juno.com, 756-2201. 

Mass of the Children, presented by Choral Art Society, the Southern Maine Children's Chorus, and Musica de Filia, 7:30 p.m., $15, South Portland High School auditorium, 637 Highland Ave., South Portland, tickets, choralart.org or 828-0043.

Sunday 5/3

"Cabaret," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 10, $20, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, tickets, 799-1421, 799-6509, lyricmusictheater.org.

"A Musical Theatre Celebration!," presented by Evenings at Abromson and the USM School of Music, 5 p.m., $15 / $10 for OLLI members, Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland, 780-5900.  

Second Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, with high school student poetry readings, 3-5 p.m., free and open to public, Merriconeag Waldorf School Freeport campus, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. 

Tuesday 5/5

"George Washington Slept Here," presented by Good Theater, staged reading, 7 p.m., free / donations accepted, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, goodtheater.com.

Wednesday 5/4

"Dark Night 3," presented by Mad Horse Theatre, 7:30 p.m. May 4-6, $10 donation / pay what you can, The Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, reserve tickets, 730-2389.

Thursday 5/7

Original Performance, with Maine Inside Out artists and students from LearningWorks' Alternatives to Detention and Youth Building Alternatives, 5 p.m., free and open to public, LearningWorks (formerly Portland West), 181 Brackett St., Portland, LearningWorks.me, MaineInsideOut.org, Margot, 775-0105 ext. 161.

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

Galleries

Saturday 5/2

"Two for the Show," paintings by Sam Trott and Claire Vigneau, 2-4 p.m. opening, exhibit through June 4, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, Claire Vigneau, 442-8915.

Wednesday 5/6

"This Place Matters!" photo exhibit, through May 27, sponsored by The Brunswick Village Review Board, Little Dog Cafe, 87 Maine St., Brunswick.

Thursday 5/7

"Third-Party Politics: Britain, France, and America in an Age of Revolution," 4:30 p.m. gallery talk by Katherine Finnegan, exhibit through July 12, Center Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, bowdoin.edu/art-museum, 725-3275.

Friday 5/8

"The Real Maine," recent paintings by Kevin Mizner, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through May 30, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant St., Brunswick, kmizner.com.

Ongoing

11 Pleasant St. Arts Center, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 319-6057 or 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., Brunswick, 729-5500.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, "New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Art Collection," "Ink Tales," through May 10, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3120 or bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

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

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

Curtis Memorial Library, "Mid Coast Maine by Air Land and Sea," photography by Mark Royall, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.

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

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

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

Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Mae's Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 442-8577 or www.maescafeandbakery.com/events.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr's Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717.

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

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

Wiscasset Bay Gallery, “Recent Acquisitions of American & European Art” through May 22; 67 Main St., Wiscasset, 882-7682 or wiscassetbaygallery.com.

Museums

Sunday 5/2

"Net Worth: the Rise and Fall of Maine's Fin Fisheries," exhibit through Nov. 29, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Ongoing

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

Saturday 5/2

Gordon Bok: Back at the Chocolate Church, 7:30 p.m., $16-20, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 789 Washington St., 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Sunday 5/3

Greater Freeport Community Chorus: A Brief History of American Music - in Reverse, 2 p.m., $8-12, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 789 Washington St., 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Open House, with dance instructor and fiddler Hope Hoffman, 2-3 p.m., free, HeartSpeak Studio, 56 Elm St., Topsham, 332-3459, hopehoffman.org. 

Theater & Dance

Thursday 5/7

"Secret Lives of Walter Mitty and the Appleton Twins," through May 17; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturdays; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays, $18 donation / pay what you can, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, tickets, 729-8584, theaterproject.com.

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.

Authentic Movement and Contemplative Dance session, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., first and third Saturdays through May 16, $10 donation, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., Bath, 725-9997.

A toast to theater

A toast to theater
Photo:
"Light Up the Sky," presented by Good Theater, is now playing through May 10 at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Cast members pictured in the group toast are, from left, Bob McCormack, Laura Graham, Mark Rubin, Stephen Underwood, Denise Poirier, Janice Gardner, Marc Brann, Tootie Van Reenen, and Mark Honan. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, $18; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $24; and 2 p.m. Sundays, $24. Tickets are available at the Good Theater box office, 885-588 or goodtheater.com.