Two Maine College of Art alums, Kreh Mellick and Kimberly Convery, collaborate for a new show at Space Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. It is titled “Some. Things. Curious.” and is on view through Oct. 22. Convery lives in Portland and Mellick lives in North Carolina, where she was recently named one of “10 Women to Watch in 2010” by Verve Magazine.

“Some. Things. Curious.” is an exhibition of drawings, painting, and installation, with a window installation by their friends Devon and Brendan Mullins.

Their work conveys stories, a sense of place and aesthetic interest. Their drawings relate tales and stories from their imaginations and from their lives.

Space is open noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. 


Pumpkinhead and Primas take center stage at Portland Ballet Studio’s fall celebration and sneak preview of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. It’s a 21-and-older event, with bar games, beer, ballet trivia and a brief performance.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10.

The Portland Ballet Studios are at 517 Forest Ave. For information, call 772-9671. 


Portland Stage Company launches its fall theater season with a production of the fast-paced comedy “The 39 Steps,” adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock. A cast of four plays 150 characters in the play. It opens with previews at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30, and opening night is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. The show continues through Oct. 24.

For times and tickets, call 774-0465 or visit

The Portland Symphony Orchestra opens its 86th season with concerts Oct. 3 and 5 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Music director Robert Moody leads the PSO and guest bassist Edgar Meyer in works by Strauss, Bottesini, Meyer and Tchaikovsky.

Meyer will perform Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2, followed by his own bluegrass-inspired Concerto No. 1. The passionate tone poem “Don Juan” by Richard Strauss opens the program, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 is the finale.

The concert on Oct. 3 begins at 2:30 p.m., and is preceded by a Concert Conversation at 1:15 p.m. A Q&A will follow the performance. The Oct. 5 concert begins at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a Concert Conversation at 6:15 p.m. A Q&A will follow the performance, and patrons are invited to Restaurant Grace after the concert for a reception.

Tickets are available through PortTIX at 842-0800 or

Compiled by Bob Keyes, Staff Writer