Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for annual Phyzgig festival, seeking variety entertainers in any family-oriented genre for vaudeville festival in Portland from Christmas to New Year’s, Sept. 15 deadline, applications at 

Maine State Ballet Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” Thursday, Sept. 9; 4 p.m. ages 7-8; 5:15 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30 p.m. ages 11-12; Friday, Sept. 10; 4 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30 p.m. ages 16 and older; Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth,, 781-7672.

Wednesday 8/25

Open Auditions for Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, Wednesdays, Aug. 25, and Sept. 1, 4:30-7 p.m., USM Gorham campus, call 780-5003 or email [email protected]

Tuesday 8/31

Musica de Filia Fall Season Auditions, for girl choirs grades 2-12, and Women’s Choir, 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 7, Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland,, to schedule an audition call Cyndy, 807-2158.  

Books, Authors

Monday 8/30

Eva Murray, author of “Well Out To Sea,” 2-4 p.m. book signing, Hamilton Marine, 100 Fore St., Portland, 548-6302. 

Sarah Albee, author of children’s book “Poop Happened: A History of the World from the Bottom Up,” 3-5 p.m. reading and signing, for ages 8 and older, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth. 

Wednesday 9/1

Ann Beattie, author of “Walks With Men,” 12-1 p.m., PPL Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Saturday 9/4

Erika Waters, author of “Kittery to Bar Harbor: Touring Coastal Maine,” book signing 1 p.m, Sherman’s Books, 128 Main St., Freeport, 869-9000.


Wednesday 8/25

Calvin Ball, presented by The Escapists, improv and comedy games, 7:30 p.m., $5, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland,, 615-4021.

Friday 9/3
Bob Marley
, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, $25-$40, includes appetizers, 21+, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough.


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 8/27

“Fed Up,” documentary on Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Alternatives, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. film, free, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland,

“Welcome,” Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Saturday 8/28

“Welcome,” Movies at the Museum, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Sunday 8/29

“Welcome,” Movies at the Museum, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,


Wednesday 8/25

“Friendship in Hard Times,” sculptural installations by Asherah Cinnamon, artist talk 5-6:30 p.m., installation through September, University of New England, Portland Campus Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-7261,

Thursday 8/26
“Tidal Nocturne,”
paintings by John Knight, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 US Route 1, Falmouth.

Saturday 8/28

Artist Meet & Greet, with Lauren Fensterstock, 11 a.m., free, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222.

Peaks Island Art Walk, 3-7 p.m., for participating galleries, visit

Wednesday 9/1

10th Annual Exhibition of Paintings by Catherine Breer, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Freeport Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport, 20% of sales donated to library,

Thursday 9/2

“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly, artists’ reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, exhibit through Sept. 25, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499,

“Not Far Out But Still Not Close,” abstract landscape paintings by Jon Imber, 4:30 p.m. artist’s talk; 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 2, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693,

Friday 9/3

“Drawn to Water III,” photographs by Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m., Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276.

“At Frank’s Place,” drawings and paintings by Martha Brianna and Frank Pierobello, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

“Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly, artists’ reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit through Sept. 25, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499,

“THESEPLACES:” Selected Works by Francine Schrock, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720,

Sunday 9/5

43rd Annual Cape Elizabeth Fire Department Engine One Labor Day Weekend Art Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; rain date Monday, Sept. 6; Fort Williams, Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1662, [email protected]


A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, “Natural History,” etchings by Stephen Burt, “Forms and Colors,” oil pastels by Michael Maltby, “New England Past,” woodblock prints by Carroll Thayer Berry & Asa Cheffetz, through Sept. 15, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919,

Addison Woolley, “Atmospherics,” oil paintings by Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, through Aug. 28, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox Street, 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, “The Ambiguities: Selected Works,” by Thorpe Feidt, through Oct. 29; The Artful Art of Drawing, work by artists Sylvia Bangs, Peter Bennett, Marlene Ekola Gerberick, Fred Lynch, Crystal Nicholas, Noriko Sakanishi, Anthony Shostak and John Whalley, through Sept. 12; and the Ninth Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 29 artists through Oct. 31, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or

Art House Picture Frames, new work by Brita Holmquist, “A Moveable Feast,” 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, “Summer Salon Group Show,” 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or

Biddeford Savings Bank, Plein Air Paintings by Robin Rier, through September, 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, “At the Waters’ Edge,” paintings by Victoria and Peter Nelson,  through Aug. 27; 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, 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,“Photographing Maine” by C. C. Church, through Aug. 31,  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, Cyanotype Prints by Anna Low, Munjoy Hill, Portland,, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 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, “Flowers” by Merryl Hodgson, exhibit through Sept. 30, 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, Boats, and Big Fish; “Urban Geometries,” nautical paintings by David Witbeck and sculpture by Jeff Barrett, and “Tong Series,” welded sculpture by Roger Majorowicz, through Sept. 4; 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599 [email protected]

Greenhut Galleries, “Timepieces,” by John Whalley, and new works by Mike Stiler, through Aug. 28, 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, Birds “As We See It,” group show with Michelle Henning, porcelain; Sue Littlefield, clay; Sandi Ste. George, mosaics, through Aug. 28, 164 Middle/Market St., Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817,

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

ICA at MECA, “A Meticulous Ferment: Beth Lipman & Kirsten Hassenfeld,” exhibit through Aug. 15, 522 Congress St., Portland,, 775-3052.

“Re-Imagined,” Outdoor Sculpture Show, exhibit and sale by June LaCombe SCULPTURE artists, 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, “DOTS,” exhibit through Aug. 28; 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Larry Hayden, installation through Aug. 28; 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, artwork by Mark Nutt, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911, call for viewing times.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, “Beaches,” exhibit through Sept. 1, 15 Casco Bay area artists, Long Island, Maggie Carle, [email protected], 766-2940.

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

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

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,, [email protected]

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

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

Merrill Memorial Library, Guatemalan children explore meanings of ‘Mother’ and ‘Self’ through art, artwork made by students from Safe Passage’s Art Program in Guatemala City, July 19-Sept. 4; “Landscapes in Fabric”, by Nancy Hill, Sept. 5 – Oct. 2,  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, [email protected]  

Portland Public Library, “Impressions of Two Islands: Sicily and Sardinia,” photographs by Marta Morse, sculptures by Roger Prince, through Sept. 18; 5 Monument Square, Portland,

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.

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery, “It’s So Black & White,” works by Keith Weiskamp, Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, exhibit through Aug. 31; 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097,

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, 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, “212: A Portrait of a City,” photographs of New York, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

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

Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, “Maine and Beyond:” fine art photography by Gifford Ewing, through Sept. 6; 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, photography by Dawn Herrick, 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 [email protected]

Whitney Art Works, “Assembled Thoughts,” by Ethan Hayes-Chute and Yeshe Parks, through Aug. 28, 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, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.


Friday 8/27

Tate House Garden Tea, 2–4 p.m., free, space limited, reservations at 774-6177, Tate House Museum, 1270 Westbrook St., 

Saturday 8/28

Kwenu Festival, hosted by The Museum of African Culture, 12-4 p.m., Brown Street, Portland,


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.

Falmouth Historical Society Summer Program at Falmouth Heritage Museum, special map collection on view, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 18; Tuesday tours by appointment, free, 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, exhibit, “Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” photos from 1860-1966, on view through Oct. 31, 2010; “Zoom In! New Approaches to Maine History,” on view through May 29, 2011; hours – 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, “American Moderns: Masterworks on Paper from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1910-1960” through Sept. 12, 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 Wednesdays; architecture tours Thursdays, 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.


Thursday 8/26

Aztec Two-Step, acoustic, 8 p.m., $25, general seatings, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough,

“I’m Too Broke To Be This Drunk,”
live Old School Country and Two-Step, hosted by Matt Robbins and Tim Emery, 8 p.m., $5, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988,

Nicole Rabata CD Release Concert, Celtic Music, 8 p.m., $10 suggested, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994,

Friday 8/27

Adam Waxman, Singer/Songwriter Concert Series, 6:30 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St. Portland, 775-2266.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band, acoustic, 8 p.m., $20 advance/ $25 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Saturday 8/28

David Maxwell, blues/jazz, 8 p.m., $15 advance/ $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Emma’s revolution
,  8 p.m., $12 advance, $15 door, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland,

Yacht Rock 4, with Jason Keith and Matty T, The Fuge and Country Rhodes, 8 p.m., $5, 21+, SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music locations,

Monday 8/30

Harvest Fest, Dance and Concert, traditional African dancers, drumming and music by Mystic Vibes, presented by The Center for African Heritage and Falmouth Community Programs, bring chairs, free and open to public, 6-7 p.m., Village Park Gazebo, 206 U.S. 1, Falmouth, 781-5253.

Thursday 9/2

The Nighthawks, 9 p.m., VENUE Music Bar and Bistro, 865 Forest Ave., Portland,

Friday 9/3

Lovewhip, 9 p.m., $10, 21+, VENUE Music Bar and Bistro, 865 Forest Ave., Portland,

Saturday 9/4

Joshua Radin, pop-folk, 7:30 p.m., free, L.L. Bean Concerts in Discovery Park, off Main Street, L.L.Bean, Freeport,


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 [email protected]

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

Thursday 8/26

My First Time, a “mature audiences only” comedy, through Aug. 29, tickets $22/$20, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland,

Friday 8/27

My First Time, a “mature audiences only” comedy, through Aug. 29, tickets $22/$20, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland,

Saturday 8/28

My First Time, a “mature audiences only” comedy, through Aug. 29, tickets $22/$20, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland,

“Modjeska’s Voice,” with Helena Modjeska, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show, tickets, $8 one/ $15 two, Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland, presented by the Polish Heritage Center of Maine and West End Neighborhood Association. 


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, [email protected]  

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, [email protected] or 318-8746, [email protected]

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, [email protected]  

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

Mid Coast

Auditions, Calls for Art

Thursday 8/26

Oratorio Chorale Auditions, 6-9 p.m., openings in all voice parts, prepared piece not required for audition, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, John Todd, 389-9175 or Fred Cichocki, 443-1332,


Friday 8/27

“Sonic Orphans: lost music films 1965-87,” with live music by Planets Around the Sun, 7 p.m., $8, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick,, 725-5222.


Merrymeeting Art Association art exhibit and sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  through Aug. 31 at The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell.


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, [email protected]

The Eleven Pleasant Street Gallery, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016 or [email protected]

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

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, “Back to Back: Kuhl & Kuhl,” “Pompeii, Captured,” exhibit through Sept. 25, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or [email protected]

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

Harbor Works Gallery, Off-Season, Off-Shore: [Yet Another] Trap Day on Cliff Island, words by Roger Berle/photographs by Lesley MacVane, through Oct. 3, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell,, Guy Saldanha, [email protected], 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 10, local artist show of oils, watercolors, pastels and photographs, through Aug. 31, The Highlands Retirement Community, Topsham.

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

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

Markings Gallery, “Glorious Gardens” through August, 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, open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Labor Day, 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, “Interference with Life/Light – Works by Frankie Dailey,” through Sept. 6, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016,

Whatnot Gallery, “Globetrotting,” on display through Aug. 31, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick.



Bowdoin College Museum of Art, The Drawings: Works on Paper from the Henry Moore Family Collection, on view through Oct. 3, 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

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, “Northward Over the Great Ice: Robert E. Peary and the Quest for the North Pole,” exhibit on view through Sunday, Sept. 5, Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sundays 2-5 p.m., closed Mondays, free admission, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College campus, 725-3416,

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.


Saturday 9/4

Jonathan Edwards, 7:30 p.m., $24 advance, $26 door, $22 members, The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, tickets at, 442-8455.

Theater & Dance

Friday 8/27

“Spamalot,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., tickets, 725-8760, ext. 18,, MSMT, 22 Elm St., Brunswick.

Saturday 8/28

“Spamalot,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, final show, 8 p.m. tickets, 725-8760, ext. 18,, MSMT, 22 Elm St., Brunswick.

Saturday 9/4

Improv Combo: The Escapists & The Paper Dolls, 7:30 p.m., $10, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584,


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

Portland Public Library

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Saturday, Aug. 28 is the final Peaks Island Art Walk for the 2010 season. Participating studios will be open from 3 to 7 p.m., where you will find paintings by Norm Proulx, pictured above, at his City Point Studio at 95 City Point Road. Other artwork includes basket weavings, sculpture, mixed media and more at island studios. Maps can be found at