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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 15 - 26

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 15 - 26

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

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

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. 

Books, Authors

Wednesday 7/15

Rabbi Harry Sky, author of "A Rabbi in Maine" 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books, 50 Market St., Mill Creek Shopping Center, South Portland, 799-2659.

Friday 7/17

Casey Sherman, author of "The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Sunday 7/19

Adam Ried, author of "Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes," 1-3 p.m., milkshake demo and tastings, Q&A, book signing, Hugo's, 88 Middle St. and Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, presented by Rabelais and Duckfat, 774-1044, www.RabelaisBooks.com.

Tuesday 7/21

Book Talk and Discussion, "Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costumes," with authors Laureen LaBar and Bruce Bourque and Maine State Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, www.mainehistory.org.

Thursday 7/23

Discussion of "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," by Michael Pollan, with Stacy Brenner of Broadturn Farm, 6:30-8 p.m. July 9 and July 23, free and open to public, register, 883-4723 ext. 240, Scarborough Public Library, Gorham Road, Scarborough.

Ongoing

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

Comedy

Ongoing

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

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

Films

Wednesday 7/22

"Anvil! The Story of Anvil," 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $7 nonmembers / $5 Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org. 

"On Golden Pond," Maine Medical Center Free Film Series, 6 p.m., free and open to public, Maine Medical Center, Dana Health Center Auditorium, 22 Bramhall St., Portland,www.mmc.org/movies.

Thursday 7/23

"Anvil! The Story of Anvil," 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,  $7 nonmembers / $5 Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress
St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org. 

Galleries

Thursday 7/16

"New Moon" Premiere work by Meghan Donahue, 4-9 p.m., RISE Gallery, 864 Broadway Ave., South Portland, 799-4204, www.risephotography.com.

Saturday 7/18

"New Works on Paper," by Michael Costello, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, The Wonderful Gallery/FINE ART, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077. 

Sunday 7/19

"Go Fish," art exhibit with 14 Casco Bay area artists, 1-3 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Labor Day, Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Maggie Carle, 766-2940.

Friday 7/24

Annual Fresh Art Show and Sale, 6-8 p.m. opening reception; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, photography, stained glass, paintings, jewelry, ceramics and more by local artists, Sprague Hall, No. 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, Betina Clark, 318-1049.

Saturday 7/25

Peaks Island Saturday Art Walk, 3-7 p.m., participating galleries, Peaks Island, gallery listings at www.peaksisland-artwalks.org, Jane Banquer, 766-2246, banquerj@myfairpoint.net.

Ongoing


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

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

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

Artascope, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Art Gallery at UNE, Eighth Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, through Oct. 31; "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, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, www.arthousepictureframes.com.

Art Loft Gallery, paintings and silk hangings by Helen Farnham, wood engraved hand pulled prints by Tony Kulik, metal sculpture and furniture by Jim Millers, second floor, 8 School St., Freeport, 865-1705. 

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

Artist & Craftsman Supply, photography by Donald Verger, through July, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

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, "Plein Air Impressions," paintings by Edgar A. Reims, through July, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, "A House of Glass and Mirth," by various artists, through Aug. 3; 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100 or www.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 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, "Artworks in Multi Media," by Falmouth Community Programs participants, through Aug. 10; 5
Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, pastel paintings by Cheri Dunnigan, through July, 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, recent paintings by Janice Anthony, through July 11; 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505 or www.frostgullygallery.com.

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

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

Gleason Fine Art, "Summer in Maine," New work by gallery artists, through Aug. 1; 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

Greenhut Galleries, "Recent Maine Paintings," by Julyan Davis, through Aug. 1; 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

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

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

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, "Ruin," photographs by Brian Vanden Brink, through July 26; 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961 or www.junefitzpatrickgallery.com.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA,  "In Search of Jungles," new work by Carl Klimt, through July 25; 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

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

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, 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.

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, "The Nature of Poland," photos by Matt McInnis and ethnography by Mike Kersula, through July 30; 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, "Port City Show," juried show of Portland photography, through July 31; 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.  

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

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

Running with Scissors Gallery, "Looking Inside" new works, through July 31, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Space Gallery, "Expanded Marks," new work by 15 members of Vox Populi, a Philadelphia-based artist collective, curated by Andrew Suggs, exhibit through July 23; 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org.

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

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

Susan Maasch Fine Art, "Paintings of Portland" by David Campbell and "New Work" by Julie Shaw Lutts, work by Karen Lewis and Diane Ayott, and photography from the SMFA Collection, through July, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or www.susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, "The Hues of Summer," through July 27; 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 paintings by Mary Hall and Jack Riddle, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

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, New Work, by Mark Wethli, Ling Wen Tsai, William Roy Dawes, through Aug. 1; 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011; www.whitneyartworks.com.

The wonderful gallery/FINE ART, new work by Catherine Breer, through July 18; 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077, thewonderfulgallery.com.

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

317 Main Street Gallery, Yarmouth, co-sponsored by Yarmouth Arts, 846-6264, www.yarmoutharts.org. 

Museums

Friday 7/24

"The Artist's Story," An evening with Eugene Boelens, current artist in Contemporary Art Gallery, 6:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, The Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188, www.museumafricanculture.org.

Ongoing

Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, ongoing cultural,
educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free
St., Portland, 828-1234 or www.kitetails.com.

Falmouth Heritage Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 7/28, 8/8, 8/25, 9/12, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment only, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330.

Freeport Historical Society Museum, "From Rebel to de Rigueur: The 40-year history of the t-shirt," exhibit through Sept. 7, Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170.

The Longfellow House at the Maine Historical Society, tours through Oct. 31, $8 adult, $7 senior / student, $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or www.mainehistory.org.

Maine Historical Society Museum, "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 or
www.mainehistory.org.

Maine Irish Heritage Center, tour the former St. Dominic's
Church, 19th-century cathedral built by Irish immigrants, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 34 Gray St., Portland; call first, 780-0118.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,on the hour, from the Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult / $9 senior / $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum.

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

Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or www.museumafricanculture.org.

Neal Dow Memorial, Federal-style mansion built in 1829 for Maine
politician, abolitionist and prohibitionist; original silver, china,
portraits and furniture, 714 Congress St., Portland, free; 773-7773.

Portland Fire Museum, every Friday 12-8 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7+, 157 Spring St., Portland, www.portlandfiremuseum.com.

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

Portland Museum of Art,  "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 7/15

Darien Brahms, 7:45 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.  

Dave Rowe Trio, 6:30-8 p.m., free, Mill Creek Park, South Portland, call 767-7650 for weather cancellations, sponsored by South Portland Parks & Recreation, www.southportland.org.

Thursday 7/16

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, $35, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, www.thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Erin Harpe, acoustic blues, 8 p.m., free, 21+, The Front Lounge at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland 899-4990, www.portcitymusichall.com.

The Lighthouse Jubilees, Nostalgia Night at Fort Allen Park Gazebo, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Prom, Portland, sponsored by City of Portland, www.portlandmaine.gov/rec/summer.htm.  

Wavelength, Scarborough Concerts in the Park, 6:30 p.m., free, Memorial Park gazebo, Sawyer Road, Scarborough, presented by The Scarborough Community Chamber and Scarborough Community Services. 

Friday 7/17

Popa Chubby, 8 p.m., $15, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

una Winebar Grand Reopening Celebration, 4:30 p.m. cocktail hour starts until close, with music, 21+, una Winebar, Lounge, and Nightclub, 505 Fore St., Portland, Cameron Reed, 828-0300, cameron@unawinebar.com. 

Saturday 7/18

Andrew Peterson, singer/songwriter, 7-9:30 p.m., free, First Baptist Church Auditorium, 360 Canco Road, Portland, Steve, 318-4813 or 773-3123. 

Derek Aramburu and Brooke Brown Saracino, acoustic, 8 p.m., $10, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

The Lomax, folk, country, powerpop, 8 p.m., $5, VENUE - Music Bar & Bistro, 5 Depot St., Freeport, www.venuemusicbar.com. 

Matt Dusk, swing jazz, L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., free, Discovery Park, L.L. Bean campus, Main St., Freeport, llbean.com/freeport.

Sunday 7/19

Barrington Levy, reggae, 8 p.m., 21+, $18 advance / $20 door / $36 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland 899-4990, www.portcitymusichall.com. 

Brand New Mixture, reggae, 1-5 p.m., Muddy Rudder, 1335 U.S. Route One, Yarmouth, 846-3082.

Tuesday 7/21

Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, indie-pop, acoustic CD release performance, 5:30 p.m. free, Portland Bull Moose, 151 Middle St., Portland; and Thursday July 23, Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road, Scarborough, www.bullmoose.com.

The Steve Grover Quintet plays the Beatles, 8 p.m., $5 adult / $3 student or senior, free with Season Pass, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 

Wednesday 7/22

Black Powder, country folk, 7:45 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.

Thursday 7/23

The Ben Rose Band and Faster! Faster!, 7 p.m., free and open to public, North Yarmouth Band Stand, Village Green, U.S. Route 115, North Yarmouth, presented by North Yarmouth Events Committee, 829-3705. 

Monica Grabin, "Singing History," family concert, 6:30 p.m., free and open to public, Thomas Memorial Library lawn, (rain location: Pond Cove/Middle School cafetorium) 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720, www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org. 

Motor Booty Affair, Scarborough Concerts in the Park, 6:30 p.m., free, Memorial Park gazebo, Sawyer Road, Scarborough, presented by The Scarborough Community Chamber and Scarborough Community Services.

Friday 7/24

Chris Keenan, 5 p.m., Bern and the Brights, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.  

Truth About Daisies and Sweet Bitters, $6 suggested donation, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

Saturday 7/25

Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, bluegrass, L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, 7:30
p.m., free, Discovery Park, L.L. Bean campus, Main St., Freeport,
llbean.com/freeport.

Ronda Dale and Kevin Attra and Sweet Bitters, Songwriters By The Sea Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., $10, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, www.fifthmainemuseum.org.

Ultimate Reunion for ZOOTZ Night Club, hosted by Kris Clark, with 6 d.j.'s, 8 p.m., $9, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets, The Happy Yogi, 548 Congress St., Portland, or www.proactiveresources.com/zootz.html.

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 7/16

Choreographer's Showcase, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $12, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-7672, www.mainestateballet.org.

Friday 7/17

Choreographer's Showcase, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $12, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-7672, www.mainestateballet.org.  

"Stimulus Package," performance by The Kings of the Hill, a drag king theater troupe, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $12, Portland Performing Arts Center, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, Bullmoose locations, brownpapertickets.com.

Thursday 7/23

African Dance Class taught by Sidiki Sylla of Guinea, 7-8:30 p.m., $16, Maine Ballroom Dance Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, pre-register, 317-7724 or danceswithfire@riseup.net.

"McGuire" An Evening with Dick Enberg," 8 p.m., Thursday - Saturday, $30, Portland Stage Company, 25 Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-0465 or www.portlandstage.com.

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.

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.  

Books/Authors

Monday 7/20

Annual Stonecoast Summer Writers' Conference Reading Series, 7:30 p.m. July 20-24; 7/20, Ravi Shankar, Peter Behrens; 7/21, Salvatore Scibona, Hannah Holmes; 7/23, Jaed Coffin, Betsy Sholl; 7/24, Dianne Benedict, Abigail Thomas, free and open to public, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College Campus, Brunswick, Justin Tussing, 228-8393 or jtussing@maine.usm.edu.

Wednesday 7/22

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

Galleries

Friday 7/17

Bath's 3rd Friday ArtWalk & Drive, 5-8 p.m. self-guided gallery and studio tour in Bath, gallery listings, www.fiveriversartsalliance.org. or 798-6964.

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

Saturday 7/18

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

Sixth Annual Coastal Artists Orr's Island Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 18-25, Orr's Island Old Schoolhouse, next to the Fire House, U.S. Route 24, Marilyn Flanagan, 725-9738 or Jan Lynskey, 725-1479.

Ongoing

11 Pleasant St. Arts Center, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 319-6057 or www.11pleasant.com.

Allen & Selig Realty, landscapes and seascapes by Claudette
Gamache, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 15 Vine St., Bath,
443-2200 or www.AllenSelig.com.

The Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, 721-3099, www.thebarndoorcafe.com.

Bayview Gallery, "Memories of the Coast," Arnold Desmarais solo exhibition, through Aug. 8; 8 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500.

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

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

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 Framing, "Hometown Scenes: Paintings of Brunswick," by Frances Pratt Caswell, through July 31; 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, "The World of Color," exhibit through July 26, 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.

Paintings by Maine Ten, exhibit through July 20, Bailey Island Library Hall, Susan Rayfield, 729-1851.

Points of View Art Gallery, "Bits and Pieces," group show on collage, through July, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-8920.

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

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

Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, "Double Take," photography and mixed media by Craig Snapp and Barbara Snapp, through July 25; 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727 or www.topshamlibrary.org.

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

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

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

Friday 7/17

"Loki," 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

Saturday 7/18

Audiobody, "comedic electronica," 7:30 p.m., $6 advance/$10 door, The Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Ave., Topsham, advance tickets, www.audiobody.com/tickets or any Northeast Bank location.

Tuesday 7/21

The DaPonte String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., $25 adult / $22 senior, ages 21 and under free, Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, tickets, 529-4555.  

Harold Stover, Annual Summer Organ Concert Series, 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 18; $5 suggested donation, First Parish Church, UCC, corner of Maine Street and Bath Road, Brunswick, 729-7331.

Theater & Dance

Friday 7/17

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," presented by Maine State Music
Theater, daily shows through Aug. 1, $29-$52, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin
College, tickets, 725-8769, www.msmt.org.

"Disney's AristoCats Kids," presented by Midcoast Youth Theater, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult / $8 student or senior / $5 ages 5-8, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagles Way, Topsham, www.youth-theater.org, 751-2619.  

"Wonder of the World," presented by The Theater Project, through July 26, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 5 p.m. Sundays (no show 7/12), $18; 14 School St., Brunswick, tickets, 729-8584, www.theaterproject.com. 

Saturday 7/18

"Das Barbecu," musical comedy presented by Heartwood, 7:30 p.m.,
$20 adult / $12 student, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington Ave.,
Bath, tickets, Heartwood box office , 563-1373 or
heartwoodrtc@roadrunner.com. 

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," presented by Maine State Music
Theater, daily shows through Aug. 1, $29-$52, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin
College, tickets, 725-8769, www.msmt.org.

"Disney's AristoCats Kids," presented by Midcoast Youth Theater,
2 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult / $8 student or
senior / $5 ages 5-8, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagles Way, Topsham,
www.youth-theater.org, 751-2619.

"Wonder of the World," presented by The Theater Project, through July 26, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 5 p.m. Sundays (no show 7/12), $18; 14 School St., Brunswick, tickets, 729-8584, www.theaterproject.com. 

Sunday 7/19

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," presented by Maine State Music
Theater, daily shows through Aug. 1, $29-$52, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin
College, tickets, 725-8769, www.msmt.org.

"Wonder of the World," presented by The Theater Project, through
July 26, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 5 p.m.
Sundays (no show 7/12), $18; 14 School St., Brunswick, tickets,
729-8584, www.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 www.sage.squaredanceme.us.