January 19

Audience Calendar

Art, film, music, theater and more


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Clarinetist Richard Morales performs Mozart with the Portland Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 26.

Courtesy Portland Symphony Orchestra

“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine. Through March 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

“American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” Through Feb. 2. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

“Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate. Through Feb. 2. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells,” 40 photographs provide an extraordinary survey of 20th-century American photography. Through Feb. 23. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Through June 8. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.

“The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

“Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” selection of works by distinguished women artists includes paintings by Kusama and Thomas. Through March 9. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

Deborah Klotz, “Traces,” prints and sculptures. Through Feb. 21. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org.

“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks.” Through Feb. 22. Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

“Americans Who Tell the Truth,” portraits by Robert Shetterly. Through Feb. 28. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. york.lib.me.us.

Joe Guertin: “A Graphic Designer Remembered.” Through Jan. 26. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery.

Southern Maine Community College Student Exhibition, self-portraits in charcoal. Through Jan. 31. Portland Public Library, Main Branch, 5 Monument Square. portlandlibrary.com.

Portraits of Recently Extinct Birds of the Eastern United States by Jada Fitch. Through Feb. 4. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com.

“Our Beautiful Planet,” photography by George Petkov. Through Jan. 31. Grapheteria Gallery, 143 Kennebec St., Portland. thegrapheteria.com.

Small Works Holiday Show, art by more than 60 artists. Through Jan. 31. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St. yarmouthframeandgallery.com.

“Revision,” Matthew Demers and Allison McKeen. Through Feb. 1. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com.

James Seavey, “Water – Metal – Image,” free-spun aluminum vessels, watercolors and photographs. Through Feb. 28. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com.

Betty Lathrop, silk artist. Through Jan. 31. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Rt. 236), Kittery. justuschickens.net.

“Joy of Art,” juried art exhibit features original artwork by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Through Feb. 16. Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery.

Photography by David Sullivan, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road. wells.lib.me.us/wells.

Kelly Ufkin, paintings. Through Jan. 31. Mainely Frames and Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland.

Student exhibition, USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts. Through February. Pope-Cheney Art Studio at The Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 34 Bedford St. usm.maine.edu/bookarts.

John Goodman’s “Black White + Blue,” photographs of boxers from his Times Square Gym series, images from his backstage Boston Ballet series and works from the streets of Havana. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland.

“Implements,” found-object sculpture by Maureen Block, Ellen Gibson, Mildred Johnson and Jonathan Price, Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org.

“After Hours: Work by Maine Art Teachers,” celebrates studio practice and exploration that takes place outside the classroom. Through March 1. Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. sacomuseum.org.

“Transitions: USM Juried Art Alumni,” 23 paintings, drawings and prints by seven USM Art alumni. Area Gallery at The Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland. Through March 28. usm.maine.edu/gallery.

• Auditions

Our Theatre Company presents “Oliver!”, open auditions for children 8 years old to adults, Little Theatre at Nasson, 457 Main St., Springvale. ourtheatrecompany.webs.com. 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.

Musica de Filia Girls’ and Women’s Choir, Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland. musicadefilia.com. 6-8 p.m., Wednesday.

“Young Frankenstein,” performances are April 18 through May 2. Musical comedy by Mel Brooks. Must be at least 15 years old to audition. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday; noon Saturday.

“Godspell,” musical. Performance dates are in April. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26. 

• Classical Music

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, All Beethoven concert featuring pianist Jonathan Bass, chairman of the Boston Conservatory Piano Department, performing Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major and concluding with the Symphony No. 7, $20; free for 18 and under and college students with ID. Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat High School, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir: “Music of the Spheres: The Ecstasies Above,” contemporary choral music with the DaPonte String Quartet, $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. bowdoinfestival.org/studzinski_recital_hall.php. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Seanachie Nights presents: The Adventures of Thor & Loki, spoken-word/musical performances from Celtic and British culture. Lynne Cullen relates three adventures of “the original odd couple,” with an original electric guitar score by Kurt Kish. $9 Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Mozart No. 41, “Jupiter” with Richard Morales on clarinet, $31, $68. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26. 


Portland Comedy Showcase, some of New England’s best and brightest standup comedians, $5 Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. facebook.com/BullFeeney. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Paula Poundstone, Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. $55. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Paula Young Lee, author of “Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns and Game Meat,” Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Julia Spencer-Fleming, Jenny Milchman and Charles Salzburg in Conversation, award-winning authors share thoughts about their writing process, Q&A, signings. Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.


Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, $5, 21-plus. Pearl, 442 Fore St., Portland. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, dances taught, no partner needed. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe, $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org. 6 p.m., Friday.

Maine State Ballet presents “Tap, Tap, Jazz,” energetic dance from the top dancers at Maine State Ballet, $15 to $20. Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Film

“The Crash Reel,” documentary combines 20 years of action footage with new specially shot footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and illuminates the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports. $8 Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Eleanor’s Secret,” co-presented with the Portland Children’s Film Festival. Sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children’s books come alive. $8, $6 for 12 and under. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.

USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series: Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault: Human Nature – Justice vs. Power, documents the 1971 debate between two very different heroes of the intellectual Left: linguist and activist Noam Chomsky and cultural theorist and historian of ideas Michel Foucault. $8 Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

• For kids

Portland Stage’s Theater for Kids presents “Play Me a a Story,” acting out of the story “Snowbots,” $15 Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. portlandstage.org. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Saturday.


Robert Burns Day Celebration, readings of Burns’ work followed by the imbibing of whiskey, the presentation of the haggis and general revelry, $30. Portland and Rochester Public House, 118 Preble St. Extension, Portland. brownpapertickets.com/event/557716. 7 p.m. Saturday.


Ronda Dale, singer/songwriter playing Americana, jazz, vintage country, contemporary folk and blues. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Marc Cohn, singer-songwriter Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

DJ Gramatik producer, $15 in advance; $18 day of show; 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Songwriters Session, for writers who would like an audience to share their music with. Led by David Dodson and John Nicholas with Rachel Nicholas, free Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.. camden.lib.me.us. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Dar Williams, singer-songwriter, $30 in advance; $35 day of show. Unity Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. uccpa.unity.edu. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, $9 One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8-10 a.m. Thursday.

John Brown’s Body, reggae, with Pimps of Joytime, $12 in advance; $15 day of show; 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Kyle Hardy Jazz Trio, jazz standards and improvisations with tenor sax, drums and bass. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter, $40 in advance; $45 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, no cover Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. marriotthotels.com/pwmap. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Pardon Me, Doug, Phish tribute band, $6 in advance; $8 at the door Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. francocenter.org. 9 p.m. Friday.

Women in Harmony present “All One Planet,” a concert about the Earth with songs ranging from contemplative to energetic and funny, $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Woodford Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. wihmaine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Jan. 26.

Baxter Brewing Co. 3rd Anniversary Party, featuring Spose, The Mallett Brothers Band, Sly Chi and Dave Rowe, $10 in advance; $12 day of show; 21-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Wooden Eye, acoustic roots music, $10 in advance; $12 day of show. First Parish Federated Church, 150 Main St., South Berwick. fpfcme.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Chocolate Church Arts Center presents Schooner Fare, topical songs, country ballads and maritime masterpieces, $22 in advance; $25 day of show. Montgomery Theater, Morse High School, 826 High St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, $30 advance, $35 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Acoustic Open Mic, Dogfish Cafe, 128 Free St., Portland.4 thedogfishcompany.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Rap Night hosted by Ill by Instinct, $3; ladies are free. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Muddy Ruckus and The Burners, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Chamomile and Whiskey, Virginia-based Americana, folk-rock, Irish and gypsy music, no cover; 21-plus. Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Action Packed Thursday: beer pong, line dancing, karaoke and DJ B-Set, $3 after 10 p.m., 21-plus. Club Texas, 150 Center St., Auburn. clubtexas.info. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Max Ater, singer-songwriter, Dogfish Cafe, 128 Free St., thedogfishcompany.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Muddy Ruckus and The Burners, The Liberal Cup, 115 Water St., Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Muddy Ruckus and The Burners, The Hive, 84 Main St., Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Cory Gunz, The Mess, Flotilla 13, Sig Music, G.N.N. and more. Club Texas, 150 Center St., Auburn. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday Jazz with the High Ball Jazz Band, Dogfish Cafe, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Bridge Walkers, Dogfish Cafe, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tommy O’Connell and The Juke Joint Devils, old-time blues. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.


Rangeley Snodeo, annual gathering of snowmobilers with more than 150 miles of groomed trails to explore. Rangeley Inn, 2443 Main St., Rangeley. rangeleymaine.com/calendar/event/125. Thursday to Jan. 26.

Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival, dog-racing competitors from throughout the northeastern United States and parts of Canada take part in this annual event. Five Fields Farm, 720 South Bridgton Road, Bridgton. mainelakesmushersbowl.com. 10 a.m. Jan. 26.


Yappy Hour with Sara Moore, snacks for humans and dogs, and animal communicator Sara Moore helps dog lovers know what their pet is thinking. Planet Dog Company Store. planetdog.com/company_store/local_events.aspx. 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

• Special Events

Psychic Sunday, Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. $2, individual fees for readings, products and services. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


Mad Horse Theater Company presents “Vigils,” Noah Haidle’s 2009 comedy that examines the journey from love and loss to ultimately embracing life, $20; $15 seniors and students. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Jan. 26.

Robert Frost: Fire and Ice, one-man show with actor Kirk Simpson that celebrates the life and poetry of Robert Frost. With a la carte menu. $12, $15. Clay Hill Farm, 220 Clay Hill Road, Cape Neddick. clayhillfarm.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Thursday.

“Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook,” light-hearted play with music showcasing the life and lyrics of the legendary American librettist, $35 to $45. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Jan. 26.

“Live! Love! Laugh!”, fun-filled show for anyone who has ever survived being in love. Thursdays are pay-what-you-can, $10 The Footlights, 190 US Rt. 1, Falmouth. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Jan. 26.

“Tigers Be Still,” funny look at how we survive the tough moments in life and help each other get back in the game, $20, $5 for 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 7: 30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Jan. 26.

Portland Players presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” classic Shakespeare comedy, $20, $18 seniors; $15 for students with ID Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

Monmouth Community Players Present “Doubt, A Parable,” powerful drama that explores suspicion and moral uncertainty set in a 1964 Bronx Catholic school, $12; $10 seniors and students Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Jan. 26.

“Gunmetal Blues,” a musical spoof of film noir, $20. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. citytheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Jan. 26.

Patrick Dorow Productions presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” comedy rock musical based on the original 1960’s film and 1986 movie starring Rick Moranis. Seymour, a down-and-out nerdish floral assistant on skid row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for blood., $25;$20 seniors and students, $15 for under 12. Star Theatre at The Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. kitterycommunitycenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Jan. 26.


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