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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 29 - Aug. 9

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 29 - Aug. 9

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. 

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

Saturday 8/1

Picnic 2009 Vendor Applications, indie craft fair and music festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 12, Lincoln Park Portland, apply at www.picnicportland.wordpress.com.

Friday 8/7

Call for Art, for the 2010 Common Ground Fair Poster, winning artists receive $1,000; work is featured on all publicity posters, T-shirts, brochures and more; artists can submit up to 2 entries to MOFGA office by 4 p.m., Aug. 7; contest guidelines at www.mofga.org; or cgcf@mofga.org, 568-4142.

Books, Authors

Thursday 7/30

William Hubbell, author of "Portland: City by the Sea," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045, www.longfellowbooks.com.

Sunday 8/2

Lynn Plourde, author of children's book "At One: In a Place Called Maine," 11 a.m.-2 p.m., L.L. Bean flagship store, Main Street, Freeport.

Tuesday 8/4

Book Talk, "A Brief History of New England Residential Architecture," with architect and author Frank Shirley, 12 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, www.mainehistory.org.

Wednesday 8/5

"The Hive Reads at Empire," readings by young authors and poets collective, The Portland Hive, 7 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, Davies Robinson, 712-3295.

Richard Russo, author of "That Old Cape Magic," 7 p.m., free and open to public, First Parish UU Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 

Thursday 8/6

Robert Greenfield, author of "A Day in the Life: One Family, The Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045, www.longfellowbooks.com.

Ongoing

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

Comedy

Wednesday 8/5

Secret Lives of Comedians, comedy show with Brian Brinegar, Cloud Morris, and Bo McMichael, 7:30 p.m., $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568.

Friday 8/7

Birdie Googins a.k.a "The Marden's Lady," 7:30 p.m., $10, St. Lawrence Center for the Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, www.birdiegoogins.com.  

Saturday 8/8

Ed Thomas & Hugo, ventriloquism duo, and comedy improv group, Running With Scissors, 8 p.m., $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568.

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.

Galleries

Friday 7/31

Art Exhibit Opening, photographs of India by Kevin Jordan, 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception, exhibit through August, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

Saturday 8/1

Freeport Creative Arts Sidewalk Art Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, lawns of Key Bank and Freeport Historical Society, Main Street, Freeport, sponsored by Freeport Creative Arts, Shelley Snodgrass, 865-1616, www.freeportusa.com/fca.html.

"Landscapes," by Carl Gordon Cutler and William E. Thon, 4-6 p.m. reception, exhibit through Sept. 26, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5842, JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com. 

Thursday 8/6

"Seeking Calm Water," paintings by Sarah Knock, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 29; side gallery featuring Maurice Freedman through Aug. 29, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Friday 8/7

 "12x12: An Anniversary Celebration," artwork by member artists, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Aug. 30, Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019, skgportland@gmail.com.

"Breaking the Binary: Art Across Gender Boundaries," 5-7 p.m. visual art exhibit; 6 p.m. performance art begins, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568.

"Interrobang," typography-based show by five artists, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Sept. 19, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org. 

"Lust and Desire," new work by various artists, 5-8 p.m. public reception, exhibit through Sept. 18, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, www.susanmaaschfineart.com.

Maine Artist Showcase, 6-8 p.m. opening, Ember Grove Gallery, 247 Congress St., Portland 761-0408, www.embergrove.com

"Monhegan: The Painted Island," by gallery artists and selections from estate collection, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Sept. 2, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

"New Neighbors and Old Friends," photography, paintings, prints and mixed media, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 14, Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 450-8499, www.addisonwoolley.com.

"Retreat," Maine landscape paintings by Francine Schrock, 5-8 p.m., artist reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, The Gallery at Harmon's & Barton's, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5946, www.harmonsbartons.com.

"In Search of Sublime," photorealistic acrylic paintings by Leia Pinnick, 5-7:30 opening, exhibit through August, Artist & Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272. 

"Summertime," by gallery artists, 5-7 p.m. reception, exhibit through Aug. 29, A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, www.afinething.com.

"Thread" by Rebecca Fitzpatrick and "Multiples" by Owen F. Smith, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Aug. 29, Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700

Ongoing


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

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, 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, 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 at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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 Works on Paper," by Michael Costello, exhibit through Aug. 23, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077, thewonderfulgallery.com.

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

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

Museums

Ongoing

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

Falmouth Heritage Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 7/29

Delta Knights Band, 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. 

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

Thursday 7/30

Montgomery Road, 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.

Eric Bettencourt CD Release party, 10 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.  

PORTopera 15th Anniversary Gala Concert, 7:30 p.m., $38-$100, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, tickets, www.porttix.com, 842-0800, or PortTix box office, www.portopera.org. 

Friday 7/31

The Intergalactic Yurt Band, 9 p.m., 21+, The Juke Joint at Buck's Naked BBQ, 568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600.

Roy Book Binder with Danielle Miraglia, blues, 8 p.m., $15 advance / $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 8/1

Blues Traveler, pop blues, L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., free, Discovery Park, L.L. Bean campus, Main St., Freeport, llbean.com/freeport.  

Blues Traveler After Party with Elderberry Jam and Special Guests, 9 p.m., 21+, The Juke Joint at Buck's Naked BBQ, 568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600.

Mad Tea Party, uke-abilly, retro-pop, rock, 8:30 p.m., $8, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org

Perpetual e-Motion and Gabriel Mireles, 8 p.m., no cover / donation, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

"World Community, One People," music, singing, meditation, with Different Drummers and Joyful Hearts Club Band, 7:30 p.m., $12, St. Lawrence Performing Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, sponsored by Unity Church of Greater Portland, 893-1233, www.unitygreaterportland.org.

Monday 8/3

Tom Bergier, guitar sing-a-long, Barron Center Outdoor Summer Concert series, 7-8 p.m., free and open to public, Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave. Portland, 541-6557.

Tuesday 8/4

Thomas Heywood, Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Summer Series, 6:30 p.m. pre-concert chat; 7:30 p.m. concert, $15 suggested admission / free ages 21 and under, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, www.foko.org, 553-4363.

Trout, metal-grass trio, 7 p.m., free, Bandstand at Deering Oaks Park, Portland, www.portlandmaine.gov/rec/summer.htm or 756-8275.  

Wednesday 8/5

Joan Kennedy 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.

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

Thursday 8/6

Afromotive, high energy Afrobeat, 10 p.m., $10, 21+, The Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland, 772-8397, www.portlandasylum.com. 

Tony Boffa Band, 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 8/7

Subject Bias with Jacob Johnson, 8 p.m., by donation, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

Saturday 8/8

David Wilcox with Randall Williams, guitarist/storyteller, 8 p.m., $22 advance / $25 door,  One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

East Wave Radio, 9 p.m., 21+, The Juke Joint at Buck's Naked BBQ, 568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600.

Sunday 8/9

Big Chief Cruise and Groove, 4-7 p.m., 3:30 p.m. boarding of Casablanca begins at Custom House Wharf, Portland, cash bar available, no food sales, advance tickets, $15 adult / $10 minor; $18/$13 day of; tickets, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73415, 831-7582.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Theater & Dance

Friday 8/7

"Winning and Losing," Portland Playback Theater interactive performance, 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, reception hall, First Parish Church, corner of Congress and Temple streets, Portland, www.portlandplayback.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.  

Wednesday 8/5 

Oratorio Chorale Auditions, by appointment only, call John Todd, 389-9175 or johnedwardtodd@yahoo.com, 6-9 p.m., Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Maine St., Topsham.

Books/Authors

Wednesday 8/5

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

Galleries

Friday 7/31

"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 8/1

"4 x 6," group exhibition of sculpture painting and drawing, 4-6 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 29, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

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

Monday 8/3

Pecha Kucha Night Brunswick, artist showcase, 6 p.m., Frontier Café and Gallery, 14 Maine St, Brunswick, hosted by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, Harriet Mosher, 798-6964.

Friday 8/7

Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, fiber studios and farms open house, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7-9, free maps at Maine State Visitor Information Centers, Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, detailed listings at www.mainefiberarts.org.

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, 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.

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, 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 7/31

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

Monday 8/3

Music Lesson Open House, 12-5 p.m. 8/5, 9/2; 3-7 p.m. 8/3, 8/31, free, Hope Hoffman's studio, 43 Main St., Bowdoinham, 332-3459, www.hopehoffman.org.

Tuesday 8/4

Edward Allen Moore, 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 7/31

"All Shook Up," musical comedy by Midcoast Youth Theater, 7
p.m., $10 adult / $8 senior or student, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagle's
Way, Topsham, www.youth-theater.org, 233-3899. 

"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.

"Jekyll & Hyde," musical presented by New England Youth Theater, 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, ; 2 p.m. Sunday to benefit Children's Miracle Foundation, $10-$15, the Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets, 798-6966, www.newenglandyouththeater.org.

Saturday 8/1

"All Shook Up," musical comedy by Midcoast Youth Theater, 2
p.m., $10 adult / $8 senior or student, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagle's
Way, Topsham, www.youth-theater.org, 233-3899. 

"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.

"Jekyll & Hyde," musical presented by New England Youth Theater, 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday to benefit Children's Miracle Foundation, $10-$15, the Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets, 798-6966, www.newenglandyouththeater.org.

Sunday 8/2

"Jekyll & Hyde," musical presented by New England Youth Theater, 2 p.m., to benefit Children's Miracle Foundation, $10-$12, the Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets, 798-6966, www.newenglandyouththeater.org.

Wednesday 8/5

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

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.