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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 14-25

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 14-25

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Saturday 9/17

Mad Horse Theatre Company, call for crafters for Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, $25 participation fee, held at the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, Christine Marshall, 415-3721, madhorse.com.

Books, Authors

Wednesday 9/14

Brown Bag Lectures, with Liza Bakewell, author of "Madre," 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723.

Thursday 9/15

Writers Group at South Portland Public Library, “Maine Stories by Mainers,” with presentation by Melissa Coleman, author of “This life is in your hands: one dream, sixty acres, and a family undone,” 7 p.m., free, open to the public, South Portland Main Library, 482 Broadway, southportlandlibrary.com, 767-7660 ext. 2.

Wendy Call,
author of "No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Square, Portland, Chris Bowe, 772-4045.

Friday 9/16

Brown Bag Lectures, with Jerry Genesio, author of "Portland Neck: The Hanging of Thomas Bird," 12 p.m., 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723.

"Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond," book signing party with the artist, 5-7 p.m., Portland Museum of Art's Museum Store, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org.

Wednesday 7/21

Jane Honek and Amy Wood, authors of "The Problem with Money" and "Life Your Way," book signing and talk, 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, nonesuchbooks.com.

Comedy

Ongoing

Portland Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554, full schedule at mainecomedy.com.

Films

Wednesday 9/14

Chemical Reaction, award-winning documentary by Paul Tukey about the health effects of pesticides, shown by Citizens for a Green Scarborough. 6:30 p.m, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723.

Tuesday 9/20

Doxita Season 4: Inside/outside, festival of short documentary films, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $7/$5 for SPACE Members, all ages, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Friday 9/23

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, 7 p.m., doors 6:30 p.m., $7, all ages, co-presented by Space Gallery and Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org

Galleries

Wednesday 9/14

"Celebrate Women Artists in Maine," featuring Jill Hoy and Anne Ireland, 20+ artists, Thos. Moser fall art show, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519, thosmoser.com.

Thursday 9/15

"seductive/CONCERT," paintings by Ronnie Wilson and photographs by Ruth Sylmor, 6 p.m. artists' presention, exhibit through Oct. 1, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

Art opening and book reading at 3fish Gallery, 6 p.m. gallery opens, 6:30 p.m. readings, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773. 

Thursday 9/22

"intimate abstraction," artists reception with Judith Allen-Efstathiou, James Chute, Clink Fulkerson, Jessica Gandolf, Bridget Jones, Tanja Kunz, Bridget Spaeth, Ling-wen Tsai, and Henry Wolyniec, 5-7 p.m., Rose Contemporary Gallery, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700.

Art opening and book reading at 3fish Gallery, 6 p.m. gallery opens, 6:30 p.m. readings, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

“Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” displaying the myriad ways in which artists and scientists work with insects, roundtable discussion, 4:15-5:45 p.m., opening reception 6-8 p.m., USM Art Gallery, 37 College Ave., Gorham, 780-5008.

Friday 9/23

Anne Ritchie Photographs, opening reception 6:30-8:30 p.m., 317 Main St Community Music Center, 317 Main St, Yarmouth. 846-9559. Show continues 12-6 p.m. weekdays through November 11.

“Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” displaying the myriad ways in which artists and scientists work with insects, art talk with visiting artist Nina Katchadourian, 1 p.m., Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, USM Gorham Campus, Gorham, 780-5008.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland, addonovo.com/arts.

Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery.

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154, artascope.com.

Art Gallery at UNE, "Where to Draw the Line," exhibition of children’s book illustrators, 2011 Maine Drawing Project, exhibit through Oct. 30, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, arthousepictureframes.com.

Arthur Fink's Studio/Gallery, 145 Newbury St., Portland, 615-5722.

Artist and 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 aucocisco.com.

The Blue Spoon, 89 Congress St., Portland, yesartworks.org.

Biddeford Savings Bank, 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, 568 Congress St., Portland, bridgegalleryportland.com, 712-9499.

Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, 740 Broadway, South Portland, cambridgecoffeebar.com.

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

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

Clayton's Cafe, 447 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, FMI, 846-1117.

Constellation Gallery,"Present Parent?" new art show by Marin Magat, exhibit through September, Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 252-9520. 

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, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925; 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

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

Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

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

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

Eli Phant, Cyanotype Prints by Anna Low, Munjoy Hill, Portland, eli-phant.com, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery,  Martha Burkert: "Near and Far" and Jon Kolkin: "Dreamscape," exhibit through Oct. 9, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

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

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

Falmouth Memorial Library, "Inspirations in Color: new exhibit by Beth Westra," exhibit through September, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

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

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

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

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

"Forgotten Transport" photography by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462, jmdunitzstudios.com.

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

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 frostgullygallery.com.

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

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

Gleason Fine Art Portland, "Ralf Feyl: Threshold," new oil paintings, exhibit through Sept. 24, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, info@gleasonfineart.com.

Greenhut Galleries, "Still Life in Variation," paintings by Grant Drumheller, exhibit through Oct. 1, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

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

Heron Point Gallery, "Markings" Encaustic Paintings by Anne Bernard, exhibit through Sept. 30, 63 Market St., Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817, heronpointstudio.com.

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

ICA at MECA, Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning, with artists Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin, and Alyson Shotz, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu, 775-3052.

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, "Drawing the Line #7" new work by Susan Groce, Kimberly Convery, Ken Greenleaf, Robin Mandel, exhibit through Sept. 24, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961, JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com.

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

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

Lalo Boutique, 142 High St., Portland.

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

Larson Fine Art Gallery, new work by David Henning Larson, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221, larsonfineart.com.

Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, "Painters, Players & Poets," new work by 48 Maine artists, exhibit through Sept. 30, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

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

The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Pond Cove Shopping Plaza, Cape Elizabeth, ariatuki.com.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Color My World: An interactive art exhibit, Long Island, Maggie Carle, artsprits@myfairpoint.net, 766-2940.

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

Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, 519 Congress St., Portland, Jill Cournoyer, 878-8896.

Maine College of Art, Congress St., Portland, maine.aiga.org.

Maine Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, portion of proceeds to benefit The Arts at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, mmc.org/thearts, jcoleman@suscom-maine.net.

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

Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.

Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

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

Merrill Memorial Library, "Mostly Maine," acrylic paintings by Betsy Elliman, exhibit through Sept. 30, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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

North Yarmouth Academy, Curtis Gallery, “Entropy in Maine: Photographs by Jonathan Rundell," exhibit through Oct. 28, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423, NYA.org.

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

Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth, lola-studios.com.

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

Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, 548 Congress St., Portland, portlandarts.org.

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.

Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 305 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

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

Radiant Light Gallery, Thom Adams fine art and documentary photography, 615 Congress St., Suite 409, Portland, 252-7258.

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery, "Scenes from Maine," through September, 5 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydpottery.com.

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

Rose Contemporary, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700, rosecontemporary.com.

The Royal Bean Cafe, Main St., Yarmouth, 829-5082.

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

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland, salt.edu.

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, Bethany Major, new paintings, exhibit until September, 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, space538.org.

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

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland, rickgreenart.com.

Susan Maasch Fine Art, "Two From the Biennial: Clint Fulkerson and Jon Edwards," and solo exhibition by Kate Russo, "New Paintings," 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or susanmaaschfineart.com.

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

Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

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

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

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, photography by Dawn Herrick, 516 Congress St., Portland, HourExchangePortland.org, Orion Breen, 874-9868.

USM Glickman Family Library, 7th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

USM Osher Map Library, USM Portland, usm.maine.edu/maps.

USM Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 780-4270, 34 Bedford St., Portland.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland, www.utopiadesigns.com.

VoxPhotographs, for viewing invitation and location, 232-1214 or info@voxphotographs.com.

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, whitneyartworks.com, 780-0700, whitneyartworks.com.

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

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 336 Main St. Yarmouth, 846-7777; second location, "Dog Days of Summer," new work by 30 local artists, exhibit through September, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.

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

317 Main Street, Hither and Yon: Landscapes, Seascapes, Escapes, watercolor paintings by Betsy Wales, exhibit through Sept. 9, Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Museums

Tate House Museum, museum tours June 18-Oct. 9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, $8 adults, $6 seniors $3 ages 6-12; architecture tours first and third Thursday of each month; and garden tours, call for times, Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, tatehouse.org.

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Garden, guided tours through October, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult, $10 senior/student, $3 child, garden is free to the public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

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 kitetails.com.

Falmouth Heritage Museum, museum hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June-August; closed for holidays, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, mfistal@maine.rr.com.

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.

Maine Historical Society Museum, "Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine," and "Images of the Longfellow Garden," current exhibits, 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 mainehistory.org.

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, maineirish.com.

Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.

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 museumafricanculture.org.

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

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

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

Portland Head Light Museum, weekends only, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., until Memorial Day; open daily Memorial Day to Columbus Day, $2 adults/ $1 ages 6-18, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or portlandheadlight.com.

Portland Museum of Art, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Maine, on view Aug. 13-Jan. 29, 2012; John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury, on view through Oct. 10, 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., first Fridays.

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and the Shaker Store, by appointment, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, shaker.lib.me.us.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 793-8569.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse,SMCC campus, off Fort Road, South Portland, springpointlight.org, 799-6337.

Tate House Museum, house tours, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.; architecture tours, first and third Thursday; garden tours first Wednesday; 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, tatehouse.org.

Victoria Mansion, self-guided tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.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 St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Wednesday 9/14

Cut Copy, with special guests Washed Out and Midnight Magic, 8 p.m., $25, all ages, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatreportland.com, 1-800-745-3000.

Thursday 9/15

JJ Grey and Mofro, Port City Music Hall, 8 p.m., $20 advance / $23 doors / $35 VIP, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, portcitymusichall.com.

Friday 9/16

Christian Scott, jazz trumpeter, 7 p.m. opener, 8 p.m. show, $20-$25, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

USM's Fall 2011 Spotlight Concert Series, featuring Mark Jacoby, 8 p.m., Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center (Bedford Street), USM Portland, $15 adults, $10 seniors/USM employees, $5 students/children, 780-5555.

Saturday 9/17

Steve Grover's "Lenny Breau Project," presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $5 advance tickets at Starbird Music and Jet Video in Portland / $10 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 828-1310.

Local Circus, bluegrass, folk, 7-9 p.m., by donation, The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 541-9024, capelocalbuzz.co.

Hattie Simon, vocals & piano w/bassist Nick Thompson-Brown, 8-10 p.m., Dobra Tea, 151 Middle St., Portland, 210-6566.

Tuesday 9/20

Taylor's Grove, country and gospel, 7 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, ThomasMemorialLibrary.org, 799-1720.

Pree, 8 p.m. $10 adv/$12 door, CD pre-release party for "Folly," One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Friday 9/23

Dirty White Hats, Port City Music Hall, 9 p.m., $5/door, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, portcitymusichall.com.

Sunday 9/25

Community Hymn Festival , Kotzschmar Organ, 3 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, free, suggested donation $5, PortTix, 842-0800, porttix.com, FMI, foko.org, 553-4363.

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 St.; 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

"Art," presented by Freeport Factory Stage, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Sept. 15-Oct.2, $15 adult/ $12 seniors and students, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, freeportfactory.com, 865-5505.

"The Foreigner," presented by Freeport Players, preview performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 16-Oct. 2, $10 advance/ $15 door, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, fcponline.org/tix.htm, 865-2220.

"Funny Girl," presented by Portland Players, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 16-Oct. 2, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org.

Thursday 9/15

Bernard: The Demise and Fall of Bernard Madoff, a modern tragedy in three acts, staged reading of an original new work by Cullen T.M. McGough, 7:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother," A One Woman Play by Elizabeth Peavey, 7 p.m., $12 students/seniors; $15 adult, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.

Friday 9/16

Swing Dance, lesson 8 p.m.; dance 9 p.m., North Deering Grange Hall, no partner needed, beginners encouraged, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, $8, FMI kevin@swingnuts.com, 653-5012.

Saturday 9/17

"Lucid Stage First Anniversary Bash!" free evening of performances, backstage tours, refreshments, 6-9 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, lucidstage.com.

Mirage: An Evening of Belly Dance with Naya’s Trance, special 10th anniversary performance, 7:30 p.m., $18 advance/ $25 door, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, stlawrencearts.org.

Friday 9/23

“Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Fri. Sept. 23 and Sat. Sept. 24, 6 p.m., tickets $8-$9, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 x231, kitetails.org.

Pumpkinhead & Primas, beer and ballet, Preview The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 21+, 6-8 p.m., suggested donation $10, Portland Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, FMI 772-9671.

"Jill and Jack," what really happened on top of that hill? Sept 23, 24, 30 & Oct 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Sept 25 & Oct 2 at 2:00 p.m., tickets $5 for OLLI members and $10 general public, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., USM Portland campus, FMI Marie Pike, 608-5550.

ecstatic dance, 8-10 p.m., $10-20 or class cards, The Awake Collecitve, 509 Forest Ave., Portland, theawakecollective.com.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m., $21.99, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-6509, lyricmusictheater.org.

Saturday 9/24

15th Annual Harvest Dance with Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, 5-11 p.m., Mallett Barn, Freeport, $40 w/dinner or $15/dancing after 8 p.m., wolfesneckfarm.org/harvest-dance, 865-4469 x 101.

“Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Fri. Sept. 23 and Sat. Sept. 24, 6 p.m., tickets $8-$9, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 x231, kitetails.org.

Sunday 9/25

ecstatic dance, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $10-$20 or class cards, The Awake Collecitve, 509 Forest Ave., Portland, theawakecollective.com.

Ongoing

Argentine Tango Practice, Wednesday 7-9 p.m., beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, Saturday 8 p.m.- midnight, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Club 188, line dancing instruction, Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced; 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Greater Portland Community Contradance, first Saturday, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services building, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, setdncr02@yahoo.com.

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, fiddle103@yahoo.com or 318-8746, maywicca@gmail.com.

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

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

Mid Coast

Books, Authors

Sunday 9/18

“A Cat on the Bay: evolution of a children's book," slide-show narrated by Jane Page-Conway, 2-4 p.m., Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 710-0349.

Tuesday 9/20

Mystery Author Series, guest author Susan Fleet, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, curtislibrary.com.

Films

Ongoing

The Dreamland Theater film series on second and fourth Thursdays, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., film listings at sagadahocpreservation.org.

Galleries

Friday 9/16

Third Friday Art Walk, Freeport, participating galleries include Edgecomb Potters, R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers, Earrings and company etc., visit freeportusa.com/artwalk2011.html

Denise Rankin and Léa Peterson, paintings, artist reception 5-7 p.m., Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath, Léa Peterson, 371-2015 or 271-1710, llpmaine@hughes.net.

"Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies," bowls from different cultures, artist meet and greet, 5-8 p.m., Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, Markingsgallery.comaine@hughes.net.

Saturday 9/17

Don Voisine, exhibit opening 4-6 p.m., ICON Contemporary, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Thursday 9/22

“Along the Yangzi River:" Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan, by Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 4:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, free, 725-3275.

Museum open house, celebrating the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s fall exhibitions including “Edward Hopper’s Maine” and “Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age in Hunan,” 5:30 p.m., Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, free, 725-3275.

Friday 9/23

Alexander Nemerov, professor of art history at Yale, will give a lecture on Edward Hopper, 4:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, free, 725-3275.

Saturday 9/24

Art and Craft Fair, 9-4 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, firstparishmarket.com.

Ongoing

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

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

Bayview Gallery, "Her Mark," 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.

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

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

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, curtislibrary.com.

The Eleven Pleasant Street Gallery, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016 or daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.

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

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or widgeoncove.com.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or keith@keithsphotography.com.

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

The Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002, gelatofiasco.com.

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell, harborworksgallery.org, Guy Saldanha, gsaldanh@bowdoin.edu, 841-9812.

ICON Contemporary Art, "Graphite," drawings by Kate Beck; sculpture, drawings by James Marshall, exhibit through Sept. 10, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820. 

Mae's Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 442-8577 or maescafeandbakery.com/events.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

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

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

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, sebascodeganartists.com.

Summer Island Studio - Gallery of Fine Artisans, 149 Maine St., Tontine Mall, Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, The Community Paints: Summer in Maine, new work by 30 Maine artists, exhibit through Sept. 22, 25 Thornton Way, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.

Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727 or topshamlibrary.org.

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

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.

Music

Saturday 9/17

John Weaver, organist to perform works including the Final from Vierne's Symphonie No. 1, 3 p.m., free, Bowdoin Chapel, Bowdoin College, FMI, 798-4141 or lrussell@bowdoin.edu.

Thursday 9/22

Angelique Kidjo, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m., Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, $15, tickets at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

Friday 9/23

TRIUMVIR: "The Harpsichord with the Dragon Tattoo," trio to perform works by Scandinavian composers, free, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 798-4141 or lrussell@bowdoin.edu.

Museums

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275.

Maine Maritime Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, "Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection," exhibition through Dec. 6, 2011, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

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.

Theater/Dance

Saturday 9/17

Bowdoinham Contradance Series, 7:30 p.m. beginners workshop; 8-11 p.m. dance, $9, all dances taught, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 3 School St., Bowdoinham, 666-3090 or 666-3709.

Friday 9/23

"Accidentally Maine's Only Supermodel," featuring Birdie Googins aka The Marden's Lady, 7:30 p.m., $10, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, FMI 729-8584 or theaterproject.com.

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 sage.squaredanceme.us.