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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 2 - 13

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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 2 - 13

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 to Artists, 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.

Thursday 9/10

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker, a Maine State Ballet performance, 4-4:45 p.m. ages 7-8;  5:15-6 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30-7:15 p.m. ages 11-12, $10 audition fee, girls should wear ballet slippers, black leotard with pink tights, Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, www.mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

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.  

Friday 9/11

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker, a Maine State Ballet performance, 4-5 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30-6:30 p.m. ages 16 and older, $10 audition fee, girls should wear ballet slippers, black leotard with pink tights, Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, www.mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Books, Authors

Thursday 9/3

Jessica Anthony, author of "The Convalescent," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Tuesday 9/8

Ernie Weiss, author of "Out of Vienna," 12 p.m., bring lunch, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, sponsored by Friends of the Falmouth Library, 781-2351.

Thursday 9/10

Glenna Lang and Marjory Wunsch, authors of "Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of the Death and Life of Great American Cities," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust," 7 p.m., open to public, $20 adult / $10 student or senior, Catherine McAuley High School auditorium, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland, tickets, Kristine, 797-3802 ext. 2017.

Poetry Reading with co-editors, Matt O'Donnell and Jeffrey Thomson, and poets Christian Barter, Adrian Blevins, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Douglas Woodsum, and Anthony Walton, of "From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great," 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, open to the public, reception to follow sponsored by Shipyard Brewing, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, fishousepoems.org, space538.org. 

Saturday 9/12

"Lowry's Lodge,"a Reading Series premiere, Peter Manuel, featured poet 7 p.m., Bard Coffee, corner of Middle Street and Old Port, Portland, 899-4788)

Ongoing

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

Comedy

Wednesday 9/2

Secret Lives of Comedians: Eric Hurst, 7:30 p.m., $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568.

Friday 9/4

Bob Marley, 8 p.m., tickets, cabaret seats with appetizer buffet, $25, mezzanine table tickets with appetizer buffet, $40, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527.

Saturday 9/5

Ian Harvie, 8 p.m., $15, 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

Thursday 9/3

"Leave your Pebbles in the Sand," paintings by Alison Goodwin, artist's talk, 4:30 p.m., opening reception, 5-7 p.m., exhibit through Sept. 26, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

New Works, by John Kimball, 10% sales to benefit the Family For ME's Heart Gallery, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, emoss@maine.rr.com.

Friday 9/4

Arthur Fink, Dance Photography, 5-8 p.m. reception, 145 Newbury St., second floor, Portland, www.ArthurFinkPhoto.com. 

Eirene Efstathiou, small paintings, and silkscreen prints by Bennett Morris, 5-7 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Sept. 26, Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700, www.whitneyartworks.com. 

Julie Vohs, paintings, 5-7:30 p.m. opening reception, on view through Sept., Artist & Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

Rob Sullivan, gastronomic paintings, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 1, Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, www.RabelaisBooks.com. 

"Social Realist Prints," works by Josefina Auslender, Isabel Bishop, Ben Shahn, Raphael Soyer, Leonard Baskin, Joseph Hirsch, John Sloan, Reginald Marsh and others, 5-8 p.m.
reception, exhibit through Oct. 31, A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland Stage building, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, www.afinething.com. 

Timothy Brooke: Out of Africa II, oil paintings of Kenya, 5-8 p.m. opening reception; show through Sept. 30, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, www.gleasonfineart.com

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts,  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, 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,  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, 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, 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 John Kimball, 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, "P P P's Pottery, Paintings and Prints," pottery by Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson and printmaking, paintings by Jane Banquer, through Sept. 2; 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.

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, "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, 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, 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, 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011; www.whitneyartworks.com.

The wonderful gallery/FINE ART, 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

Saturday 9/12

Maine Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with live demonstrations, exhibits, more, The Falmouth Heritage Museum, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, rain date: Sunday, 9/13, 1-4 p.m., hosted by Falmouth Historical Society.

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.  

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

Thursday 9/3

John Fountain, Amanda Gervasi and Christian Cuff, 9 p.m., $2, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988.

Friday 9/4

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

Grupo Esperanza, 9 p.m., $8, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988.

Saturday 9/5

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, Celtic folk, L.L. Bean
Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., free, Discovery Park, L.L. Bean
campus, Main St., Freeport, llbean.com/freeport. 

Jon Camp Band, acoustic, 1-5 p.m., Muddy Rudder, 1335 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-3082. 

Rebecca Wing and the Tuff Skirts, 7:30 p.m., $10 adult / $5 child or senior, Village Coffee House, New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, Julie Fralich, 926-3161 or 926-4260, www.ngucc.org. 

Urban Sun, funk/soul, with Sly Chi, 7 p.m., $20, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets, 774-4527, www.thelandingatpinepoint.com/tickets.html. 

Sunday 9/6

Asleep at the Wheel, western swing, L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., free, Discovery Park, L.L. Bean campus, Main St., Freeport, llbean.com/freeport.  

End of Summer Caribbean Cruise, with reggae music by Higher Level Movement, food included, cash bar available, 7:15 p.m. boarding, $20, Casablanca Cruises, 6 Custom House Wharf, Portland, tickets, 321-1013, or Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf, Portland.

Sacred Harp Singing, participatory shape note singing, 1-4 p.m., Clark Memorial Church, corner of Forest and Pleasant Ave., Portland, vicki-adams@roadrunner.com.

Tuesday 9/8

The Intelligence with Johnny Cremains, 9 p.m., $7, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations, www.space538.org. 

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

Wednesday 9/9

Beatles Extravaganza, presented by Portland Music Foundation, 8 p.m., 21+, no cover, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990,
www.portcitymusichall.com.

Thursday 9/10

"An Acoustic Evening with Pure Prairie League," 8 p.m., $45, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

The Mike Gordon Band, Phish bassist, 8 p.m., $20 advance / $25 door / $40 VIP, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, tickets, www.portcitymusichall.com, Bull Moose Records.  

Friday 9/11

Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors) and the Time Bandits, 9:30 p.m., $10, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, www.portlandempire.com.

Howard Levy with The Jerks of Grass, 8 p.m., $18 advance / $20 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 9/12

Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, cajun/dance, 8 p.m., $20 advance / $25 door / $45 VIP, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, tickets, www.portcitymusichall.com.

Sunday 9/13

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert Series, 3 p.m., suggested donation $10 adult / $5 senior, students free, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 797-8318.

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 9/3

"A Twisted Taste of Maine," with Down East humor by Willey Phinedit and
more, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4, $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76
Congress St., Portland, 775-5568.

Friday 9/4

"Comedy on the Stairs," performance by Portland Stage Company, 5-7:30 p.m., free, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 774-1043, www.portlandstage.org.

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 or 653-5012. 

"A Twisted Taste of Maine," with Down East humor by Willey Phinedit and
more, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4, $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76
Congress St., Portland, 775-5568.

Saturday 9/5

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance, Rumblestrip with Chrissy Fowler calling, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, followed by dessert potluck, $10 adult / $7 students under 21 / $5 children 5-12, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, bring clean, non-street shoes for dancing, bajmagda@juno.com.

Tuesday 9/8

Maine State Ballet Open House, for students and families, 5-7:30 p.m., Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, www.mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Friday 9/11

"Company," presented by Portland Players, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 11-27, $15-$20, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, www.portlandplayers.org.

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

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

Tuesday 9/8

Coastal Youth Orchestra Auditions, for new musicians, 4-5:30 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School bandroom, to schedule an audition, call Nancy Roderick, 729-5156 or nancyrod@gwi.net.

Films

Wednesday 9/9

"The Prize of the Pole," documentary on Robert E. Peary II, 7 p.m., free, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, 725-3416.

Galleries

Friday 9/4

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

Saturday 9/5

Mark Wethli: New Work, 4-6 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 3, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157. 

Wednesday 9/9

Art Reception, for Maine artist John Muench, 6 p.m., free, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, 725-3375.

Friday 9/11

"Chalk Talk," new work by pastel artists Jeanne Brooks, Harriet Lindemann, Barbara Snapp and others, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Oct. 2, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-8920. 

"Lands of Light, Seas of Color: A joint exhibit with Robert Spring and Paul Stone," 5-7:30 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Oct. 3, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500.

Second Friday ArtWalk in Brunswick and Topsham, 30 participating artist studios, galleries, and businesses in downtown Brunswick and Topsham, 5-8 p.m., hosted by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, for map, listings, www.fiveriversartsalliance.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, 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, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

Frontier Cafe, "Concurrence: An Evolving India," photography exhibit by David Wells, through Sept. 26, 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, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or keith@keithsphotography.com.

Harbor Works Gallery, "Up River: The Story of a Maine Fishing Community," by Olive Pierce, through Oct. 11, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell, www.harborworksgallery.org, Guy Saldanha, gsaldanh@bowdoin.edu, 841-9812. 

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, 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, 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 9/11

"Two Sides of the Classical Guitar:" A concert with Brian Cullen and David Bullard, classical, contemporary, Spanish, Caribbean and Latin music, 8 p.m., $10 advance / $12 door, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, tickets, 729-8584, www.theaterproject.com.

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 www.sage.squaredanceme.us.