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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 9 - 20


Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 9 - 20

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art 

Thursday 6/17

Annual Southern Maine Combined Theater Auditions, 6-9 p.m. June 17; 6-8:30 p.m. June 21, all experience levels welcome, with 14+ greater Portland producers, talent agents, Acorn Studio Theater, Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook, hosted by Acorn Productions, audition details at 854-0065 or

Books, Authors 

Wednesday 6/9

Storytelling: June gathering of the Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts, 7 p.m. open mic, free; 8 p.m. featured storyteller Lee-Ellen Marvin, $5 suggested donation, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland,

Saturday 6/12

"A Finished Heart: Love at Life's End," dramatic reading with poetry, music about losing a spouse, 7 p.m., $13, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Allen Ave., Portland,

Sunday 6/13

“Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty,” book discussion led by Lisa M. Winfrey, presented by Bound By Books and Skyline Farm, 3:30 p.m., in conjunction with Skyline Farm's carriage museum exhibit, 1 p.m. exhibit opens, free/by donation, Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, Lisa M. Winfrey, 837-8584,

Saturday 6/19

"Moon Watchers: A Children's Event Exploring Muslim Family Traditions," led by author Reza Jalali and illustrator Anne Sibley O'Brien of children's book "Moon Watchers: Shirin's Ramadam Miracle," 1-3 p.m. activities, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 699-2755.



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.


Friday 6/11

Classic Cinema at St. Mary’s, "Two Years Before the Mast," 7 p.m., free, directly following free Souper Supper, St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Movies at the Museum,
"Woman on the Beach," 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Saturday 6/12

Movies at the Museum, "Woman on the Beach," 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Sunday 6/13

Movies at the Museum, "Woman on the Beach," 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,


Thursday 6/10

"From the Woods of Maine," oil paintings and watercolors by Marguerite Robichaux, 6-8:30 p.m. opening reception, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers’ Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., 865-4519, show benefits The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Program,

Saturday 6/12

Freeport Art Guild's Annual Summer Show and Sale, with paintings, photography and prints, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain or shine, the lawn of the Freeport Cafe, Freeport Inn/Best Western, U.S. Route 1, Freeport.

“For the Love of Peaks: Island Portraits & Stories: A Collection,” 3-7 p.m. exhibit and book launch celebration for author Fran Houston, with live music, exhibit on view 1:30- 5 p.m., June 13-18, Addison Woolley Gallery at Studio 203A, 61 Pleasant St., The Bakery Building, Portland, 450-8499,

Sunday 6/13

Heron Point Gallery Grand Opening with Dan Dostie Jeweler, celebration during Old Port Festival, glass art by Bonnie Faulkner, artwork by new gallery associate artists,  Stephen Lanzalotta, Avery Pierce, and Abbigail Hinds-Aldrich, 164 Middle/Market St., Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817.


A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, American Modernists Exhibition, through summer, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919,

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, "Slices of Time: Documenting the Random Moments of Life," photographs by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, through June 11, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., 203A, Portland, 450-8499,

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland,

Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, 

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154,

Art Gallery at UNE, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or

Art House Picture Frames, Sam Cady, "Drawings," through July 31, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443,

Artist & Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272,  

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.

Aucocisco Gallery, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or

Biddeford Savings Bank, "Birch Bark - A Natural Canvas," paintings by Christine St. Pierre, on display April-June, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Borealis Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

Bridge Gallery, “Small Works Show,” paintings by Valerie Birnhak, Ruth Claff, Pauline Delin, Dick Eaton, Kris Parisien, Rhonda Pearle, Gary Perlmutter, Jane Rotondi, and Jesse Wall, through June 25, 568 Congress St., Portland,, 712-9499.

Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700 or

Carolyn Walton Gallery, 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585 or

Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260 or

Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334 or

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, "Figurative Show," with Dewitt Hardy, Janet Manyan, Tim Gaydos, George and Dadee Burk, Pat Hardy, Hara Harding, Janet Ledoux, Elizabeth Kelley and M.L. Norton and more, Cygnet Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925; 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100. 

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, "Woodcuts and Etchings," by Lynn Krauss, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

Domaine Gallery, "New: Elemental/Essential Photography," by John G. Kelley, 223 Commercial St., Portland, 772-2270 or

Earth and Soul, indigenous artists from around the world and local artists, 34 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1089.

Eli Phant, David Allyn Ceramics, Munjoy Hill, Portland,, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, "The Lonely Sea and the Sky," by Brita Holmquist, through July 5, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620,

Ember Grove Gallery, 247 B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408 or

emilie inc., photography, 227 Congress St, Portland, 272-2285.

Falmouth Memorial Library, "Light, Life, and the Human Psyche," photography exhibit by Richard G. Sandifer, through June 26, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.  

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough,, 883-5720.

Filament Gallery, 181 Congress St., Portland, 774-0932 or

Fore River Gallery, 613 Congress St., Portland, 252-6728. 

Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland, 874-8084,

Four Walls Gallery for Fine Art, 564 Congress St., Portland, 221-3426 or

Free Street Gallery at MECA, "Personal Views: The One O'clock Group" 10 Artists, 87 Free St., Portland, Dee Adams, 653-7271.

Freeport Memorial Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.  

Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-1616.

Front Room Gallery, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505 or

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

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

Gleason Fine Art Portland, "A Conference of Birds," artwork with bird theme, through June 30, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599

Greenhut Galleries, "Entropy Aftermath A,B,C,X," by Tom Paiement, June 3-26, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

The Green Hand Bookshop, "Steampunk Chronicles," by The Maine Illustrators Collective, through June 30, 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

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

Heron Point Gallery, “Fragile Glass,” fused glass and stained glass pieces by Nel Bernard & Bonnie Faulkner, 164 Middle & Market Streets, Portland,

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

ICA at MECA, Congress St., Portland,, 775-3052.

“Inspired” and "Re-Imagined," Outdoor Sculpture Show, exhibit and sale by June LaCombe SCULPTURE artists, "Inspired," through July 25; "Re-imagined" through May 2011, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, off U.S. Route 1, Falmouth,

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, New Encaustic Work, by Sara Crisp, through June 26, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, "Drawings & Prints" by Marvin Bileck and Emily Nelligan, through June, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961,

June LaCombe SCULPTURE, by appointment, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468, 

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.

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

Lifeworks Chiropractic, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911, call for viewing times.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Long Island, Maggie Carle,, 766-2940.

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

Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, 519 Congress St., Portland, Jill Cournoyer,

Maine Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, through July, 2010, portion of proceeds to benefit The Arts at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland,,

The Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, Anne Samson, 774-1633.  

Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, 772-0689,  

Merrill Memorial Library, "Assemblages," mixed media/found objects by Margot McCain, through June 12; 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Moxie Studio and Gallery, landscape, still life paintings, by appointment, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.

Open Concepts Gallery & Studios, Cove Street Art Center, 50 Cove St., Portland, 772-3822. 

Ponomo, jewelry, handbags and accessories by Hannah Tarkinson, 142 High St., Suite 307, Portland,

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829,  

Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044,  

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,

Running with Scissors Gallery, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland,

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, photography and stained glass by Allen Ponziani, through July 3, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 767-8090.

South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.  

Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,  

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

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland,  

Susan Maasch Fine Art, "Off The Grid,” C-Print photographs by Keliy Anderson Staley; "The Contemporary Landscape," paintings and photography by Gallery Artists; Sculpture by Squidge Liljeblad Davis, exhibit June 3-26, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

"Topographies: Multiperspective photography," by Christian Farnsworth, through June 12, hosted by Verbena, 103 Ocean St., South Portland, 767-2011,

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, Peace-Themed Art Exhibit arts and crafts by Refugee Women's Craft Collective for sale, presented by Hour Exchange Portland, 516 Congress St., Portland,, Orion Breen, 874-9868.

USM Glickman Family Library, 6th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

USM Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland,

VoxPhotographs, for viewing invitation and location, 232-1214 or

Whitney Art Works, "Muster," paintings by Christopher Pennock, through June 26, 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011;

The wonderful gallery/FINE ART, "Everything is Illuminated," new paintings by Janice Moore, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077,

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, "Landscapes in Oil and Acrylic," by Marcia Feller, 336 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-7777,  

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

317 Main Street, Photographs by Kyler Ross, through July 2, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.


Saturday 6/19

Falmouth Heritage Museum, docent-led tours on the hour, open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays, June 19 - Sept. 18; Tuesday tours by appointment, Heritage Museum, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, FMI, Falmouth Historical Society, 781-4727.


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

Falmouth Heritage Museum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June 19-Sept. 18; Tuesday tours by appointment, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,  

Maine Historical Society Museum, new exhibit, "Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine," photos from 1860-1966; 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

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 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 of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or

Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773,

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7+, 157 Spring St., Portland,

Portland Harbor Museum, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337,

Portland Head Light Museum, open weekends only from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m until Christmas, $2 adults/ $1 ages 6-18, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or

Portland Museum of Art, "Division and Discovery: Recent Work by Frederick Lynch," on view through July 11; 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

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,  

Spring Point Ledge Light, open Saturdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 19 - Sept. 4; Sundays July 4-25; and Oct. 9; $5 admission; children under 55 inches not permitted in the lighthouse; closed for heavy rain or severe fog, call 699-2676;

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, "Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty," carriage museum exhibit, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, May 16 - Aug. 22, except July 4, or by appointment, free/ by donation, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth,, 793-8569.

Tate House Museum, House Tours, Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays 1-4 p.m.; June 9- Oct. 10; garden tours begin Wednesday, June 16; architecture tours begin Thursday, June 17, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177 or

Victoria Mansion, self-guided tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, 

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House at the Maine Historical Society, call for hours, $8 adult, $7 senior/student, $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or

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.



Wednesday 6/9

“Songwriting & Performing from the Heart,” Delilah Poupore’s Songwriting Class Showcase, with students of the Portland Adult Ed Class, 7-9 p.m., $5, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets,

Thursday 6/10

Beth Nielsen Chapman, Nashville singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m., $15, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,, 775-1248.

Soul Clap! Dance Party, 9:30 p.m., $5, 18+, SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music,

Friday 6/11

Mary Ellis, acoustic guitar, 6 p.m., by donation, Lost Coin Cafe, 40 Portland St., Portland, 423-0916,

Moon Taxi, Nashville rock, 8 p.m., $10, VENUE Music Bar and Bistro, 5 Depot St., Freeport, tickets at

Saturday 6/12

The Art Of Shooting, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Adler St., Portland,

DaPonte String Quartet Concert, 2 p.m., State Street Church in Portland, $22 adult/ $18 seniors, free for 21 and under, tickets at the door, FMI,, 529-4555.

"Gemini Party," Marion Grace with Isobell, Jacob Augustine, 9:30 p.m., $6 advance/$9 door, 18+, SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music,

Second Saturday Jazz Session, hosted by Brian Arlet, with Pride and Joy, 8 p.m., $3-6, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Sunday 6/13

North Sea Gas, traditional Scottish folk, 7 p.m., $10, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Monday 6/14

Marie Moreshead, Sean Ashby, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar and Lounge, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.

Thursday 6/17

Luther Guitar Johnson, 8 p.m., The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets at, 774-4527.

Friday 6/18

The Maine Squeeze Accordion Ensemble, celebrating National Accordion Month, 8 p.m., North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.

Saturday 6/19

Songwriters By The Sea, acoustic folk concert, Ramblin’ Red and Connor Garvey, 7:30 p.m., $10, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330.


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

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,

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

Theater & Dance

Wednesday 6/9

"Heartbreak Help," one-act comedy presented by Mad Horse Theatre’s Dark Night Series, 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays, June 7-16, $10 suggested donation, The Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland.

Thursday 6/10

"The Normal Heart," presented by the Mad Horse Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, June 3-20, by donation on Thursdays; Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 730-2389,

Friday 6/11

"The Normal Heart," presented by the Mad Horse Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, June 3-20, $18 advance/ $20 door/ $16 students and seniors; Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 730-2389,


Saturday 6/12

"Ends and Edges," dance show presented by Terpsicore Dance, Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., Portland;  Professional Showcase 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, $15 adult/ $12 youth; Student Concert 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, $12 adult/ $10 youth, FMI, Terpsicore Dance, 518-9384,


"The Normal Heart," presented by the Mad Horse Theatre Company, showtimes, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, June 3-20, $18 advance/ $20 door/ $16 students and seniors; Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 730-2389,

Sunday 6/13

"Ends and Edges," dance show presented by Terpsicore Dance, Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., Portland;  Professional Showcase 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, $15 adult/ $12 youth; Student Concert 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, $12 adult/ $10 youth, FMI, Terpsicore Dance, 518-9384,

"The Normal Heart," presented by the Mad Horse Theatre Company, showtimes 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, June 3-20, $18 advance/ $20 door/ $16 students and seniors; Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 730-2389,

Monday 6/14

"Muse of Fire," one-man dramatic performance by David Katz, 7:30 p.m., $20, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,, 775-1248.


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.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services building, 200 Main St., Yarmouth,  

Second Saturday Contradance, 6 p.m. family dance; 7:30 p.m. potluck; 8 p.m. beginner lesson; 8:30-12 p.m. dance, $10 adult/ $7 student or senior, bring clean shoes, Wescustogo Hall, U.S. Route 115, North Yarmouth, 233-4325, or 318-8746,

Square Dancing Classes, by Mix 'n Mingle Square Dancing Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays thru April, ages 9 and up, $3, Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough,  

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, 

Mid Coast

Auditions, Call for Art

Thursday 6/10

Auditions for “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids,” Midcoast Youth Theater's elementary school production; 4-6 p.m., open to students entering grades 2-6; Mt. Ararat High School music room, show dates July 15-17, FMI, Henry, 751-7691.

Friday 6/11

Auditions for “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids,” Midcoast Youth Theater's elementary school production; 4-6 p.m., open to students entering grades 2-6; Mt. Ararat High School music room, show dates July 15-17, FMI, Henry, 751-7691.

Books, Authors

Tuesday 6/15

Author Talk, Leo Wysochansky, of "Finding My Road to Freedom," noon, People Plus Brown Bag, 35 Union St., Brunswick, bring lunch, to reserve seat, 729-3600 or

Saturday 6/19

Author Talk, Leo Wysochansky, of "Finding My Road to Freedom," 10 a.m., Seminar Room Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, to reserve seat, 729-3600 or; 2 p.m. book signing, Borders Books, 147 Bath Road, Brunswick.


Friday 6/11

Patten Free Library’s TGIF Film Series, "Munyurangabo," drama from Rwanda, 1:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.


Friday 6/11

2nd Friday ArtWalk in Brunswick and Topsham, 5-8 p.m., sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 108 Maine St., Brunswick, for participating galleries, 798-6964,

“Back in Black — works by Earl and Diane Black,” 5-8 p.m. reception, in conjunction with Brunswick ArtWalk, on view June 3 - July 1, VSA Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016.

"The Really Really Big Show," 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through June 30, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick,, 725-8820.

Sunday 6/13

Gallery at Widgeon Cove Season Opening Reception, 1- 5 p.m. Gallery and Garden Tour, open to public, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, U.S. Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081,


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

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

The Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102; 721-3099,

Bayview Gallery, 8 Maine St., 729-5500, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500,

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

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

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

The Eleven Pleasant Street Gallery, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016 or

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, by appointment, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.  

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell,, Guy Saldanha,, 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

Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, 882-7511,

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, “Between Fact and Fiction: Embroidered Stories,” embroideries and mixed-media by Jill Snyder Wallace, through June 30, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914,

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

VSA arts of Maine, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016,

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



Maine Maritime Museum, "Some Burdensome: Big Ships, Big Cargoes," exhibit, with paintings by David Campbell through June 28, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or

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.


Friday 6/11

Latin Jazz Duo, 6:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373,

Sunday 6/13

DaPonte String Quartet Concert, 3 p.m., $22 adult/ $18 seniors, free for 21 and under, United Methodist Church, Brunswick, tickets at the door, FMI,, 529-4555.

Vox Nova, Chamber Choir, 3 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Bowdoin Chapel, Bowdoin.

Theater & Dance 

Wednesday 6/9

"Always ... Patsy Cline," presented by Maine State Music Theatre, nightly shows, June 9-26, 22 Elm St., Brunswick, tickets, 725-8760, ext. 18, 725-1199,


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