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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 19 - 30

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 19 - 30

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for their annual Maine Playwrights Festival and Phyzgig vaudeville festival, Phyzgig application deadline is Sept. 15, 'playwright' full-length script deadline, Sept. 1; one-act, short plays deadline is Dec. 1, guidelines at www.acorn-productions.org. 

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 through 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. 

North Yarmouth Fun Day Vendor Tables Available, for Sept. 12 event, open to crafters, organizations, booster clubs and area businesses, $35 table by Aug. 15 / $45 table Aug. 15 - Sept. 5, apply, http://NYMEevents.com, or Darla, 221-0340, darla@softtrac.com.

Saturday 8/29

Children's Theatre Auditions, for fall production of "Everyone
Knows What a Dragon Looks Like," 1-4 p.m., Sat., 8/29, for ages 9-16,
828-1234 ext. 247 or reba@kitetails.org, Children's Museum and Theatre
of Maine, Free St., Portland. 

Books, Authors

Wednesday 8/26

John Moon, author of "Then & Now: Portland," 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books, Mill Creek Shopping Center, South Portland, 799-2659, www.nonesuchbooks.com.

Ongoing

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

Comedy

Saturday 8/22

Comedy Night, 9 p.m., The Juke Joint at Buck's Naked BBQ, 568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600.

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

Tuesday 8/25

"Sicko," by Michael Moore, sponsored by MoveOn.org, showings, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., St. Luke's Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland, 671-5041.

Wednesday 8/26

"Sicko," by Michael Moore, sponsored by MoveOn.org, 1-3 p.m., South Portland Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland; 7-9 p.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 542 Allen Ave., Portland, 671-5041.

Galleries

Wednesday 8/19

Art "On Deck," artist's
open studio for visitors, artists, and students, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesdays through Aug. 26, reservations required, bring lunch, Maggie
Carle, Long Island, 766-2940, www. maggiecarle.com.

Thursday 8/20

"Art of the Kick-Start," motorcycle-themed art and vintage bikes, various artists, come early to showcase your vintage motorcycle, 5-8 p.m., 8 p.m. group ride, RISE Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, www.risephotography.com.

P P P's Pottery, Paintings and Prints, pottery by Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson and printmaking, paintings by Jane Banquer, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 2, GEM Gallery, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600. 

Saturday 8/29

The Maine Native American Summer Market and Demonstration, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us.

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

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, Drew Wilen & Graham Wood, through Aug. 28, 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. 

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

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

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, paintings by Guy Corriero, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, "Seascapes & Vessel," through Aug. 29; 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100. 

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, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 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, "Monhegan: The Painted Island," by gallery artists and selections from estate collection, through Sept. 2; 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

Greenhut Galleries, "Seeking Calm Water," paintings by Sarah Knock, through Aug. 29; 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, "Retreat," Maine landscape paintings by Francine Schrock, through Aug. 31; 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, "Landscapes," by Carl Gordon Cutler and William E. Thon, through Sept. 26, 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 Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633 or www.mainepottersmarket.com.

Meg Perry Center, 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, 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, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Space Gallery, "Interrobang," typography-based show through Sept. 19; 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, "Lust and Desire," new work by various artists, through Sept. 18; 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or www.susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, "12x12: An Anniversary Celebration," artwork by member artists, through Aug. 30, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Toby Rosenberg Pottery Gallery, 293 Read St., Portland, 878-4590.

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, "Thread" by Rebecca Fitzpatrick and "Multiples" by Owen F. Smith, through Aug. 29, 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, "A Sea of Color," whimsical creations by Alison Bramhall, through Sept. 4, 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. 9/12, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 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 orwww.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 8/19

"OffStage at Space Gallery," presented by Hillytown.com, with Phantom Computers, Happy Machines, Dead End Armory, 7 p.m., free, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. 

Thursday 8/20

Ramblin' Jack Elliott, folk, 7 p.m., $25-$75, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, www.stlawrencearts.org.

Friday 8/21

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

The Blue Sky Mission Club, 8 p.m., $10 advance / $12 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Colorblind, funk classics, Friday Night Live Dance Party Series, 5-8 p.m. cocktails and appetizers, 8:45 p.m. concert starts, $10, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527. 

Spouse with Sandra Black and Adam Kurtz, 9 p.m., $7, 18+,  Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org.

Saturday 8/22

Daniel Bennett Group, acoustic jazz-folk, 8 p.m., by donation, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

"An Evening of Maine Songwriters," with Carol Noonan, Ellis Paul and Slaid Cleaves, L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., free, Discovery Park, L.L. Bean campus, Main St., Freeport, llbean.com/freeport.  

Leo Kottke, acoustic guitar, 8 p.m., $32, South Portland High School Auditorium, Highland Ave., South Portland, tickets, Bull Moose locations, www.mktix.com/heptunes. 

"Songwriters by the Sea," with Rebecca Katz and Jud Caswell, acoustic/folk concert, 7:30 p.m., $10 adult/ages 10 and under free, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-4421.

Tuesday 8/25

Barbara Dennerlein, 6:30 p.m. pre-concert talk, 7:30 p.m. concert, $15 suggested admission, ages 21 and under free, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, presented by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Summer Series, www.foko.org.

Wednesday 8/26

Vandaveer, alt-folk, CD release performance, 8 p.m., $10, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Thursday 8/27

Gunther Brown, Eric Bettencourt and the Mutineers, 7 p.m., by donation, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994, www.northstarmusiccafe.com.

Friday 8/28

"An Evening with Maine's Finest," with Marie Moreshead, Pete Miller, Anni Clark, Raffi Der Simonian, 8 p.m., $12 advance / $15 door,  One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 

Saturday 8/29

Rhythms of Earth, Live CD performance and dance party with Tony (Zumba) Harelton, 7 p.m., $10, Harbours Edge at Casablance Cruises, 6 Custom House Wharf, Portland, advance tickets, 319-8184, 632-4192, bullardmusic@yahoo.com, zumbamaine.com.

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 8/19

"A Wild Patience," musical dance comedy, presented by The Art Moves Dance Project, 7:30 p.m., $12 advance, student or senior / $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Friday 8/21

"Foster Father," musical comedy presented by The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke theater group, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 29; 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 30, suggested donation $10 adult / $5 child, Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434, www.CathedralOfStLuke.org.

Saturday 8/22

"Foster Father," musical comedy presented by The Cathedral Church of
Saint Luke theater group, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 29;
2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 30, suggested donation $10 adult / $5 child,
Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434,
www.CathedralOfStLuke.org.

Mirage, an Evening of Belly Dance, with Naya's Trance Belly Dance, 7:30 p.m., $20 adult / $10 students or senior, The St. Lawrence Arts & Community Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568.

Sunday 8/23

"Foster Father," musical comedy presented by The Cathedral Church of
Saint Luke theater group, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 29;
2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 30, suggested donation $10 adult / $5 child,
Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434,
www.CathedralOfStLuke.org.

Friday 8/28

"Greetings From Lesbos, Maine: A Theatrical Journey through Maine's Lesbian History," by Carolyn Gage, 8 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29, $8 adult / $5 student or senior, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568.

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, FalmouthCongregational 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

The Merrymeeting Singers is auditioning new singers / all parts for 2009-2010 season, contact Larry Lemmel, llemmel@myfairpoint.net or 729-7294. 

Wednesday 8/26

Auditions for "A Bad Day at Gopher's Breath," comedic western melodrama by Studio Theatre productions, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, The Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, roles for ages 16-75, production dates Oct. 30-Nov. 8 at the Chocolate Church, call director Thom Watson, 442-7493.

Thursday 8/27

Auditions for "A Bad Day at Gopher's Breath," comedic western melodrama by Studio Theatre productions, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, The Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, roles for ages 16-75, production dates Oct. 30-Nov. 8 at the Chocolate Church, call director Thom Watson, 442-7493.

Films

Tuesday 8/25

"Rethink Afghanistan," documentary screening and panel discussion, 7 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, Karen Wainberg, 449-1939.

Galleries

Friday 8/21

"Fair weather: Original Watercolor Show" by watercolorist Margery Schuler, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. every sunny day through Sept. 7, Driftwood Inn, Bailey Island, 833-5461.  

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, "Her Mark: Paintings by Our Women Artists," 58 Maine St., Brunswick, Susan Robertson-Starr, 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 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, "4 x 6," group exhibition of sculpture, painting and drawing, through Aug. 29; 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, "Stone & Rock," multi-dimensional artworks of stone or rock, through Oct. 3, 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, "Material Obsession," artist books, assemblages and prints by Barbara Bean and Judith Long, through August, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.  

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

Friday 8/21

Tim O’Dell and Jim Lyden, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

Open Mike Night, 7 p.m., $6 adult / $5 senior or student, Side Door Coffeehouse, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, across from the library.

Theater & Dance

Friday 8/21

"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. 

"Fiddler on the Roof, Jr." Midcoast Youth Theater performance, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagles Way, Topsham, tickets at door, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $10 adult / $8 senior or student, www.youth-theater.org or 751-2619.

Saturday 8/22

"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. 

"Fiddler on the Roof, Jr." Midcoast Youth Theater performance, Mt. Ararat High School, Eagles Way, Topsham, tickets at door, 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $10 adult / $8 senior or student, www.youth-theater.org or 751-2619.

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.