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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 9 - 20

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 9 - 20

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

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; 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.

Monday 9/14

Musica de Filia, choir auditions for girls and women, Sept. 14-16 and Sept. 21-23; 550 Forest Ave., Portland, call Cyndy, 807-2158 for appointment, www.musicadefilia.com.

Tuesday 9/15

Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for the annual
Phyzgig vaudeville festival, Sept. 15 deadline; guidelines at www.acorn-productions.org.  

Books, Authors

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

"Family and Self: Readings in 20th century Japanese Fiction," book discussion series, "The Waiting Years" by Enchi Fumiko, second and fourth Tuesdays through Nov. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., free and open to public, registration required at reference@portland.lib.me.us, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 725. 

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

Monday 9/14

Food Films, "Mostly Martha," with food by Krista Desjarlais of Bresca, series hosted by One Longfellow Square, Rabelais and the Maine Ambassadors of Food and Drink, 6 p.m., $30, One Longfellow Square, State St., Portland, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Wednesday 9/16

"Protecting the Nature of Maine: Fifty Years of the Natural Resources Council of Maine," 7 p.m. screening, with talk by director Richard Kane, $10, cash bar, One Longfellow Square, State St., Portland, www.nrcm.org or Leisa Dennett, 430-0111.


Galleries

Friday 9/11

Jewelry Arts Demonstration, live jewelry forging, gemstone grading and more, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Brown Goldsmiths, 11 Mechanic St., Freeport, Steve Brown, 865-4126. 

"Studio Harvest," mixed media paintings by Ronnie Wilson, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 23, 317 Main Street, Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts and 317 Main Street, 846-6264.

Saturday 9/12

Jewelry Arts Demonstration, live jewelry forging, gemstone grading and more, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Brown Goldsmiths, 11 Mechanic St., Freeport, Steve Brown, 865-4126.

Friday 9/18

Annual Open Studio, photographer Richard G. Sandifer, to benefit Safe Passage, 5-12 p.m.; 5-8 p.m. artist reception with new photos from South America and Mexico; 8-12 p.m. dance with Latin music by DJ Johnny Mambo, gourmet tapas, refreshments, free parking, open to public, $10 suggested donation, 151 Newbury St., Portland, 761-3916, www.rgsphoto.com.

Saturday 9/19

Portland East End Show, hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, Portland East End School, 195 North St., Portland, 350-0935, portland.show@mainecraftsguild.com.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, "Social Realist Prints," works by Josefina Auslender, Isabel Bishop, Ben Shahn, Raphael Soyer, Leonard Baskin, Joseph Hirsch, John Sloan, Reginald Marsh and others, through Oct. 31; 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; 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, paintings by Julie Vohs, through Sept., 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, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.

Gleason Fine Art, Timothy Brooke: Out of Africa II, oil paintings of Kenya, through Sept. 30, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599.

Greenhut Galleries, "Leave your Pebbles in the Sand," paintings by Alison Goodwin, through Sept. 26, 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, "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, 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.  

Rabelais, gastronomic paintings by Rob Sullivan, through Oct. 1, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, www.RabelaisBooks.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, 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, Eirene Efstathiou, small paintings, and silkscreen prints by Bennett Morris, through Sept. 26; 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, Yarmouth, 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.

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

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.

Death Vessel with Cotton Candy and Lorelei, 9 p.m., $8 advance / $10 door, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations, www.space538.org. 

Sunday 9/13

The Atlantic Piano Trio, with violinist Kimberly Lehmann, presented by The Portland Conservatory of Music, 3 p.m., $15, ages 18 and under free, Portland Conservatory of Music, Woodfords Memorial Hall, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 775-3356.

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.

Monday 9/14

Hugh Cornwell (former frontman of The Stranglers), punk rock, 8 p.m., 21+, $9 advance / $12 door / $20 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, tickets, www.portcitymusichall.com.

Tuesday 9/15

The Portland Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m., $5 adult / $3 student or senior, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Timothy Cushing, 9 p.m., Div Kid 10 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.

Thursday 9/17

Roomful of Blues, with The Jason Spooner Trio, 8 p.m., $25, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, tickets, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Sarah Blacker with Johnny Fountain and Dominic & The Lucid, 7:30 p.m., $8 advance / $10 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Friday 9/18

KRS-One and Buckshot, 8 p.m., 21+, $18 advance / $20 door / $30 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, tickets, www.portcitymusichall.com.

Saturday 9/19

Songwriters by the Sea, with Joe Iadanza and Lara Herscovitch, 7:30 p.m., $10, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, 766-3330.

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 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.

Saturday 9/12

"Carmen the Mopera," 7 p.m., $10 adult / $8 student or senior, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330 or fifthmaine@juno.com.  

"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. 

Sunday 9/13

"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. 

Monday 9/14

"Theater of Ideas: As Maine Grows..." 6:30 p.m., free, The Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723 ext. 234, www.library.scarborough.me.us.

Friday 9/18

"Side Man," presented by Freeport Players, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 4, $16.50 adult / $12.50 student or senior, 140 Main St., Freeport, tickets, www.fcponline.org or the Clothes Tree Thrift Shop, Freeport.

Saturday 9/19

"A Terrible Beauty," 7:30 p.m.,  Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of State and and Gray Streets, Portland, tickets, Longfellow Books, Portland, rivermusic.com or 780-0118.

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. 

Authors, books

Wednesday 9/16

Dr. Rachel Herz, leads discussion of "A Natural History of the Senses," book by Diane Ackerman, 12:15-1:15 p.m., free and open to the public, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, www.cornerstonesofscience.org.

Galleries

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. 

"Fair weather: Original Watercolor Show" by watercolorist Margery Schuler, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Sept. 13, Driftwood Inn, Bailey Island, 833-5461. 

"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,  Mark Wethli: New Work,  through Oct. 3, 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

"Poetry & Music in the Hall," with Hope Hoffman, Jim Tolles and more, presented by Just Write Books, 5:15-7:30 p.m., first floor, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-3600, www.jstwrite.com/news.

"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.

Friday 9/18

Alison Violette, 7 p.m., $6 adult / $5 senior or student, Side Door Coffeehouse, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick. 

The Novel Jazz Septet, 7:30 p.m., $12 advance / $14 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Brunswick, 725-5222, www.explorefrontier.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.

Space features trio of solo acts Sept. 12

Space features trio of solo acts Sept. 12
Photo: contributed photo
Joel Thibodeau of Death Vessel, pictured above, Mark Robinson of Cotton Candy and Lorelei will each take to the stage for solo performances at Space Gallery. The event starts at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Tickets are $8 in advance at Bull Moose Music locations or www.space538.org or $10 at the door. Space is located at 538 Congress St., Portland.