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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 27 - June 7

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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 27 - June 7

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Wednesday 5/27

Auditions for USM Youth Ensembles 2009-2010 season, for local high school seniors or younger, Corthell Hall, USM Gorham campus, audition reservations with Binney Brackett, 780-5003, audition times, strings 5/26-5/28; flute, oboe, bassoon 5/27; brass, percussion 5/28; clarinet, saxophone, piano, harp 5/29; audition form at usm.maine.edu/music/youthensembles.

Monday 6/1

Auditions for The Wescustogo Youth Chorale, 2009-2010 season, open to children grades 3-12, auditions, 4-6 p.m. Mondays 6/1 and 6/8, and Tuesday, 6/2, reserve audition, 829-3111. 

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. 

Tuesday 6/2

Auditions for "Anything Goes," musical presented by Maine State Ballet, 6-7 p.m. dance auditions, 7-9 p.m. singing auditions, June 2-3, for ages 14 and older, production will be held in October, rehearsals start end of June, volunteers needed for set, stage, concession crews, Maine State Ballet, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-7672 or mainestateballet.org.

Wednesday 6/3

a drawing room call for art, open to 'smallworks' must hand-deliver artwork to 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland between 3-7 p.m. June 3, Alex Rheault, 632-2391, drawingroomportlandmaine.com.

Saturday 6/6

Maine Red Claws Dance Team Tryouts, 8 a.m. registration, auditions begin at 8:30 a.m., Portland Expo Building, Park St., Portland; must be 18 by Nov. 1, 2009, have transportation, flexible schedule, for application,   maineredclaws.com, Abby Pierce, 210-6655 or apierce@maineredclaws.com.

Ongoing

Call for Artists: Paint for Preservation, second annual wet paint auction held Aug. 30 to benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, must submit two samples (slides or digital images on CD) of original paintings in any medium for juried consideration, send to CELT Paint for Preservation, c/o Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, P.O. Box 265 ccb, Cape Elizabeth, ME  04107; deadline for submission is June 22.

Call for Visual and Performing Artists, to display work at Art Fest 2009 on June 20, sponsored by the Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation, call Myra, 865-4469, for applications, wolfesneckfarm.org. 

Books, Authors

Thursday 5/28

Monthly Book Group, hosted by Borders, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, 7 p.m., open to public, 775-6110 to reserve seat, Borders Books, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland, 775-6110.

Steve Mumford, author of "Trek: An American Woman, Two Small Children, and Survival in World War II Germany, 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, longfellowbooks.com or 772-4045.  

Theresa Mattor and Lucie Teegarden, authors of "Designing the Maine Landscape," 7-9 p.m., free, in partnership with the Maine Olmsted Alliance, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org. 

Friday 5/29

Book Release Celebration, Alice Mead, author of "Nowish: A Life out of Time," with artwork sale, community forum on support system for disabled people, 5-7 p.m., free and open to public, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, Ben Skillings, 899-5827, benjamin.skillings@usm.maine.edu.

Friday 6/5

David Brody, author of "Cabal of The Westford Knight: Templars at the Newport Tower," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, longfellowbooks.com or 772-4045.

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

Thursday 5/28

"Throw Down Your Heart: Bela Fleck Brings the Banjo Back to Africa," documentary film, 7:30 p.m., $7-$5, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org.

Thursday 6/4

Second Annual Paddlers Film Fest, five documentary films presented by The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the Maine Island Trail Association, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. screenings begin, tickets, $10 advance/$12 door/$8 student, 761-8225 ext. 107, Jewett Auditorium, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland.

Sunday 6/7

"Babette's Feast" presented by Food Films, with food from Evangeline, cash bar, 6 p.m., $45, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, to reserve seating, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Galleries

Sunday 5/24

"Where There's Hope There's Art," Union of Maine Visual Artists mixed media exhibition, 4-6 p.m. reception, open to public, exhibit through June 1, Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, umvaonline.com.

Saturday 5/30

Vintage Sale, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., RISE Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, risephotography.com.

Thursday 6/4

Opening Reception, "My Darwin," drawings and prints by Dorothy Schwartz, and "SoundWork," composed by Elliot Schwartz, 5-7 p.m. reception, exhibits through June 26, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083, JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com.

Ongoing


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

"Portraits: Prints, Drawings and Photographs" and new work by new artists, through May 30, 25 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

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

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, Acrylic Paintings by Diane Manzi, exhibit through May, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

Aucocisco Gallery, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or 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, bridgegalleryportland.com. 

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, The Tenth Annual Employee Art Show, through May 30, 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, 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; "Art Takes Flight," 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Ember Grove Gallery, 247 B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408 or embergrove.com.

emilie inc., photography, 227 Congress St, Portland, 272-2285.

Falmouth Memorial Library, 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 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, "Where There's Hope There's Art," Union of Maine Visual Artists mixed media exhibition, through June 1, 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, 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.

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, "How Green Thou Art," mixed media, by Maggie Carle, through May, 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.

Merrill Memorial Library, "Into the Wild," watercolors by Michael Boardman, through May 30, 'HeartFelt Designs,' wool felt collages by Lynn Holaday, May 31 through July 11, 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, "Dux Femina Facti: A Woman is in Charge," through May 31, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2955 or 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, utopiadesigns.com.

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

Whitney Art Works, Stratum: A group show, through May 30, 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.

317 Main Street Gallery, recent monoprints by Alexandra S. Maurer, through June 26, Yarmouth, co-sponsored by Yarmouth Arts, 846-6264, yarmoutharts.org. 

Museums

Friday 5/29

Friends of Africa: "Be Global," discussion with Tim Honey, 6:30 p.m., $5, The Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188, museumafricanculture.org.

Sunday 5/31

"From Rebel to de Rigueur: The 40-year history of the t-shirt," exhibit through Sept. 7, kick-off and panel discussion presented by the Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport, freeporthistoricalsociety.org, 865-3170; 3-4 p.m. panel discussion on history of t-shirts, reception to follow, $5 donation, Old Town Hall, Bow Street, Freeport.

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, 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 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
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 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.

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 skylinefarm.org. 

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


Thursday 5/28

Alexis Pastuhov, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar and Lounge, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.

Friday 5/29

BK3 with The Brew, featuring Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Hutch Hutchinson, and Scott Murawski, 8 p.m., 21+, $20 advance / $25 door / $40 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, portcitymusichall.com.

Mark Erelli, 8 p.m., $12, The North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994, northstarmusiccafe.com. 

"A Night from the 80's": with student and local 80's band The Awesome and DJ Todd the Rocket, presented by The Maine Academy of Modern Music, 6-9 p.m., $5, Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland. 

Saturday 5/30

"Dukkha's Nemesis, Redux," Patty Morris with Cape Elizabeth High School Jazz students, 8 p.m., Cape Elizabeth High School auditorium, 345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 632-2005. 

isobell, CD release performance, with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and Phantom Buffalo, 9:30 p.m., $7, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org.

Sunday 5/31

Randy Houser, 7 p.m., 21+, $17 advance/$20 door/ $35 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, portcitymusichall.com.

Wednesday 6/3

Pink Mountaintops with Quest for Fire and Dilly Dilly, 9:30 p.m., $10, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St.,
Portland, space538.org.

Saturday 6/6

"Hidden Messages," performance by DaPonte String Quartet, tickets, 2 p.m., $25 adult/$22 senior, free for ages 21 and under, State Street Church, Portland, daponte.org, Honora Jordan, 586-5384.

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 5/28

"The Streets of Portland: A Melodrama," presented by American Irish Repertory Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through May 31, $18 adult / $15 senior or student, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 799-5327, airetheater.com.

Friday 5/29

One-Act Plays, presented by The Deering High School Players, 7 p.m. May 29; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 30, $5 advance/$7 door, Deering High School auditorium, Stevens Ave., Portland, for mature audiences, tickets, call 874-8260. 

"The Streets of Portland: A Melodrama," presented by American Irish Repertory Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through May 31, $18 adult / $15 senior or student, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 799-5327, airetheater.com. 

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," presented by The Portland Players, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 31, $15-$20, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 797-7337.

Saturday 5/30

"Dancing Through the Decades" annual recital of Drouin Dance Center, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., $14 advance / $16 door, South Portland High School, Highland Ave., South Portland, tickets, Drouin Dance Center, 854-2221, drouindancecenter@yahoo.com or drouindancecenter.com.

"Embracing Beauty," belly dance workshop and performance for girls ages 8 to 18, North Deering Grange Hall, Washington Ave., Portland. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. workshop; 6:30-8:30 p.m. performance, $15 for workshop, includes 1 performance ticket, evening show sold at door, nayastrance.com or kalyani@nayastrance.com.

One-Act Plays, presented by The Deering High School Players, 7 p.m. May 29; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 30, $5 advance/$7 door, Deering High School auditorium, Stevens Ave., Portland, for mature audiences, tickets, call 874-8260.

"The Streets of Portland: A Melodrama," presented by American Irish Repertory Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through May 31, $18 adult / $15 senior or student, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 799-5327, airetheater.com.  

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," presented by The Portland Players, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 31, $15-$20, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 797-7337. 

Sunday 5/31

"The Streets of Portland: A Melodrama," presented by American Irish Repertory Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through May 31, $18 adult / $15 senior or student, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 799-5327, airetheater.com.  

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," presented by The Portland Players, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 31, $15-$20, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 797-7337. 

Monday 6/1

"Sonnets and Soliloquies," presented by "Naked Shakespeare" Ensemble of Acorn Productions, 8 p.m. free/$5 donation, Wine Bar on Wharf St., Portland, nakedshakespeare.org or 854-0065.

Friday 6/5

Swing Dance, with Maine Swingin' DJ's, 8 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. dance, $8, North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, kevin@swingnuts.com, 653-5012.

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.  

Call for Original Artwork, for 10 X 10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale on Oct. 9-10, June 15 deadline for submission, details, application, Cathy Worthington, Arts Are Elementary, 729-6836, cmworth@myfairpoint.net, artsareelementary.org. 

Friday 5/29

Auditions for "Topsham Teen Idol," for ages 11-18, presented by The Topsham Public Library, 4-6 p.m. Friday and 12-2 p.m. Saturday, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, to schedule audition or more information, Cyndi Burne, 725-1727 or cyndi@topshamlibrary.org

 

Films

Wednesday 6/3

"Division Street: Plan for Green Space not Grey Space" presented by Maine Audubon, 6:30 p.m., free and open to public, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, Jessie Mae, Maine Audubon, 781-2330 ext. 235.

Galleries

Saturday 5/30

Spring Fling Art Exhibit and Sale, Merry-Meeting Art Association, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, U.S. Route 123, Harpswell, Debby Stubbs, 725-8855, 841-1924.

Sunday 5/31

"Portraits in Tapestry," by Barbara Burns, 1:30 gallery talk, 2:30 - 4 p.m. reception, exhibit through June 30, Maine Fiberarts Center/Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham.

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.

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, "The Real Maine," recent paintings by Kevin Mizner, through May 30, 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, "Spring Renewal: Contemporary New England Art," through July 7, 67 Main St., Wiscasset, 882-7682 or 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 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 5/29

DJ Aqueous, dance music, 9 p.m. 21+, ladies free, MJ's Grille & Tavern, 94 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-6574.

Leila Percy and Matt Fogg, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

Saturday 5/30

John Hammond, blues, 7:30 p.m., $19-$26, Chocolate Church, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455 or chocolatechurcharts.org.

Sunday 5/31

Spring Recital, presented by staff and students of the Midcoast Scool of Music, 6:30 p.m., free and open to public, 150 Congress Ave., Bath Steve McKay, 837-2955.

Sunday 6/7

"Hidden Messages," performance by DaPonte String Quartet, tickets, 3 p.m., $25 adult/$22 senior, free for ages 21 and under, United Methodist Church, Brunswick, daponte.org, Honora Jordan, 586-5384.

Theater & Dance

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.

Houser in the Hall on May 31

Houser in the Hall on May 31
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Rising Nashville Star Randy Houser is playing at the Port City Music Hall at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. The concert hall is located at 504 Congress St. in Portland. Tickets are $17 advance, $20 door, or $35 for VIP and can be purchased at 899-4990 or portcitymusichall.com.