Greater Portland


“Beauty and the Beast,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, July 10, 6:30 p.m.; July 11, 5:30 p.m.,, 799-1421.

Pie Man Theatre Company at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, for 2016-17 season, 7-9 p.m. July 24 & 25. Sign up for 10 minute slots at


Erin McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live, Ocean House Gallery & Frame in Cape Elizabeth, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, July 6-30. Artist reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 22. 

“The Art of the Clam Festival,” posters, photos and original artwork related to the Yarmouth Clam Festival, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, through Sept. 9

Sunday 7/10

Paint for Preservation Wet Paint Auction and cocktail reception, 5-8 p.m. Spurwink Farm, Cape Elizabeth. Reserve for $60 a person at Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, 330 Ocean House Road, [email protected],, 767-6054. Proceeds support land conservation efforts.

Tuesday 7/12

Meet and Greet,  6:30-7:30 p.m. reception for artists on display at Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. Sponsored by Falmouth Parks and Community.


Bluestocking Film Festival, July 14-16, Maine College of Art/USM Portland, tickets and more info at

Wednesday 7/13

“Tickled,” 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $8/$6 members and students, 828-5600.

Thursday, 7/14

“Refocused: women & girls on-screen,” Bluestocking Film Festival panel discussion, 5 p.m., Luther Bonney Auditorium, USM Portland campus. General admission $9/$5 students.

Wednesday 7/20

NUTS! followed by live Skype chat with filmmaker Penny Lane, 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $8/$6 for SPACE members and students, 828-5600.

“When We Were Kings,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Merrill Film Society presents 1996 documentary about 1974 heavyweight match in Zaire between Foreman and Ali. Free.

Thursday 7/21

“The Finest Hours,” 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr. Documents daring sea rescue in 1952. Free.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at

Portland Summer Film Series, every Sunday night in Congress Square Park (across from Portland Museum of Art), 8:30 p.m. July 10, “Labyrinth”; July 17, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”; July 24, “E.T.”


“Working Port,” by Laura Waller and “For Work and Play,” by Lea Peterson,  Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to July 30.

Contemporary artist Neil Welliver, retrospective of 40 works by Maine landscape painter and his students, Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, through Oct. 10.

“Ann Hirsch: Sharing Love,” Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. Video and performance art; artist lecture 5:30-7 p.m. July 25, Osher Hall, to Aug. 12.

Beach Girls,” Susan Roux solo exhibit, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through July 30.

“Form, Shadow and Light,” sculpture by Judy O’Donnell, 3 Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, to July 23.

“Made in LA,” Maine College of Art, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. Through July 31.

“Otherwhere,” featuring graphite drawings by Dennis Pinette and photography by Claire Seidl, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, through July 23.

“Petrouchka,” by Hilary Irons, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, to Aug. 26.

Rob Anderson, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. Maine’s working waterfronts and life and commerce in Portland, through July 30.

“Vermont Interiors” by Diane E. Fitch, Maine College of Art Charles C. Thomas Gallery, second floor, Porteous building, 522 Congress St., through Sept. 7.

“Vision & Verse,” Art Gallery on UNE’s Portland Campus July 6 through Oct. 2. New England Wax encaustic artists living and working in the six New England states. Opening Reception July 6, 5-7 p.m., and a Gallery Artists’ Conversation will be held on Sept. 8, 5-6:30 p.m.

Victor Romanyshyn, memorial exhibit of his work, Bakery Studios, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, through Aug. 2.

William Harrison, Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland. Pen and ink realism, through July.

“Anticipation Art,” Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 720 Route 1, Yarmouth, to August.

Thursday 7/7

“Branching Out,” images of trees by 39 Maine photographers, opening reception 5-8 p.m., UMVA Gallery at CTN5, 516 Congress St., Portland, through Aug. 27.

“Dance of the Tribes,mixed media by Tom Paiement, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, to July 30.

“A Summer in Maine,” paintings by Abigail Gray Swartz, artist reception 5:30-7 p.m, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Aug. 27. 

Monday 7/11

Artist Lecture: Lori Nix, 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland.


“O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. Examines the art and careers of four pioneering artists and their contributions to American modernism, through Sept. 18.

“Shared Conversations – Working & Living Side by Side: The Art and Design of Jamie Johnston & Sondra Bogdonoff,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,, through July 10.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

Cushing’s Point Museum, local and American history exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, free/donations accepted, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299,

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

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, children’s hour, Monday and Wednesday; adults $8, children $3, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

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

Maine Jewish Museum,10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through late October. Directions and more information at or 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773,

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

Portland Museum of Art, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission $15/adults, $13/seniors, $10/students, 14 and under free. Free 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 7 Congress Square, 775-6148,

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

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, 829-9203 .

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337,

Winslow Homer Studio, tours available in Prout’s Neck by reservation, $55, $30/PMA members, $25/students, PMA admission included, 775-6148.

Yarmouth History Center, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland: July 7 – McLovins with Mister F, 9:30 p.m., $7; July 8 – TRIBUTE2 Adele, 9 p.m., $8; July 9 – Crystal Canyon with All Night & Fenimore, 9:30 p.m., $5; July 11 – Triviyeah! 8 p.m., night of pop culture, history and music trivia. Free. 747-5063.

Wednesday 7/6

Coffee House, featuring Roberto & Kathryn, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road. Vocal jazz/guitar duo perform the Great American Songbook, originals, classic rock. All ages; freewill offering, 781-3413.

Earth Jams Concert with Matt Loosigian, I Heart Reading in Portland: Time of Wonder summer reading program, 3-4 p.m., Riverton Branch Library, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland.

Monday 7/11

Sizzlin’ Suzin and Flamin’ Raymin’ 6:30-7:30 p.m., Village Park, Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth. Sponsored by Falmouth Parks and Community. Free.

Wednesday 7/13

Heather Masse with guest Jed Wilson, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Hill, Portland. Pop, folk, bluegrass, $15,

Thursday 7/14

The Hornitz at HOME, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St.,funky, electronic  horn fest, $8-$10

Friday 7/15

PORTopera: “The Medium,” 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St. Adults $20, students, $12,

Sunday 7/17

The Hanumen World Music Kirtan, 7:30 p.m., Z Dance Club, 1844 Forest Ave., Portland, a soulful and ecstatic celebration of Naada Yoga. Tickets $20/advance at, $25/door.

Wednesday 7/20

Village Harmony Teen world music ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Deering Community Church, 4 Brentwood St., Portland. Admission at the door $5-$15, 409-6268.


Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.- noon, first and third Saturdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102, [email protected]

Royal River Women’s A Capella Chorus, rehearsals 7-10 p.m. most Thursdays, American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. New members from southern Maine welcome, [email protected]


First Annual Portland Comedy Festival, July 8 and 9, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1751,

Saturday 7/9

The Here Kitty Kitties, 8 p.m., patriotic burlesque event, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland.

Wednesday 7/13

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: The Legend of the Banana Kid,  2 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, features 20 handcrafted glove, mouth and rod puppets – and a slew of flying and twirling Styrofoam bananas,



Student art show, Southern Maine Community College, L.L.Bean Learning Commons, 29 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through summer.

Ocean Waves Quilters show, Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, Route 24, Orr’s Island. Light refreshments, boutique items. July 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 729-8822, [email protected]

“MSMT Past, Present, and Future: Building a Better Tomorrow for the Arts in Midcoast Maine,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Retrospective with more than 100 documents, props, set models, costumes and an interactive children’s corner, through August. 


Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9. (No film July 12). Complete schedule at the library and Free. 


“Fabulous Faces in Fiber,” famous faces fabricated into pillows by Elizabeth Stoyko, Markings gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

“Moved By The Waves,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. Reflections of the sea by Maine artisans, beach pebble jewelry, carvings, tile work, wall pieces,, through August.

“Three Artists Three Visions,” Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, with Evelyn Dunphy, Anne Heywood and Ed McCartan, on view through July 29.

Friday 7/8

“From Near and Far,” 5 to 8 p.m. artist’s reception for Tim Banks and Ed Morton, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, through July 29.

Saturday 7/9

Jeff Kellar, 4 to 6 p.m. opening recption for Falmouth-based artist, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick. Kellar’s works deal with architecture and space, color and surface, to Aug. 6.

Sunday 7/10

“Innovations: Contemporary Art,” opening reception 2-5 p.m., Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Juried show of tapestry, knitted wire, collage, paper, mixed media, to Sept. 3.

Sunday 7/17

“Annual Summer Exhibition,” 1-5 p.m., The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Gallery artists’ work.


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

Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500,

Beth Carlson Animal Portraits Gallery, 613 Foster Point Road, Bath, 751-5288.

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

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, [email protected]

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

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, [email protected]

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

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

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

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081,

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

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002,

Gun Point Cove Gallery, 1241 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, 833-7303,

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 841-9812,

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, 128 Water St., Hallowell,

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.

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

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

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

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717,

Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033,

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

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

Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,

Just for Kids

Create-A-Play Theater/Art Day Camp, Orion Performing Arts Center, July 18-22, open to students finishing grades 5-8, brochures at, Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave, Topsham. Contact Judy Lloyd at the Orion, [email protected] or 729-2950, ext. 7.


“Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography,” Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,, to Aug. 21.

“Garden to Shore,” S. C. Myer oil paintings, Smith Union Lamarche Gallery Bowdoin College, through July.

“Maine to Main: Downtown in Brunswick and Topsham,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. Walk through the towns’ connected streets, with photos, maps, documents, and objects from multiple time periods. Free, through December.

“Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, more than 50 sculptures and prints by Canadian and Alaskan artists, rare birdskin items,,725-3416, to March.

“Renaissance Rivalries: Painting and its Sister Arts,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Markell Gallery, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to Nov. 27.

R. Luke DuBois, solo exhibit featuring portrait commissioned by Bowdoin College Museum of Art of activist and alumnus DeRay Mckesson, Walker Art Building, to Sept. 4.

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works by leading American artists. Bowdoin College of Art Museum, 9400 College Station, Brunswick.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, extended hours Thursdays and some Sundays, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,

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

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416,


Bowdoin International Music Festival, various venues and events in Brunswick through Aug. 6,

Live in the Lounge – The Summer Season, 7:30-9 p.m. every Wednesday, Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery, 14 Maine St. Brunswick. Featured acts include Viva and the Reinforcements, v i n y l j u n k y, Starcrossed Losers, Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, and LQH. Free.

Music on the Mall Summer Concert Series, downtown Brunswick, 7 p.m. July 13 – JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs; 7 p.m. July 20 – Colwell Brothers Band; 5 p.m. July 27, Children’s Night with Anne Sparling & Jimmy Junkins; sing-a-long, bring instruments to shake and play.

Summer Organ Concerts, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays, July 13 – Aug. 16, on the 1883 Hutchings- Plaisted organ.   

Saturday 7/9

Amy and the Engine, 6 p.m., Waterfront Park, Bath. First in Chocolate Church Arts Center Summer Saturday Concert Series. Boston-based indie pop-rock band. July 16: The SHIPMATES, maritime harmonies; July 23: The Hollowbody Electric Band (rock), with concerts on subsequent Saturdays through Aug. 27.

Bowdoin International Music Festival student concert, 10:30 a.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Free.

Sunday 7/10

Artists of Tomorrow, 7-10 p.m., young performers from the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. By donation.

Monday 7/11

The Ariel Quartet, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Features five of the world’s finest string quartets; part of Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Tuesday 7/12

“Clarinet Envy” by DaPonte String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 936 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell; tickets $25 at

Friday 7/15

“A History of the 1950s & 60s Through Popular Song,” special event with Marc Black, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Eclectic folk-rocker. Free.


Music at Noontime, Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515. Free.


“The Comedy of Errors,” by William Shakespeare, presented by Bath Shakespeare Festival at Library Park, ?33 Summer St., Bath. Opens July 14 and continues through July 24 at 6 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

“Evita,” Maine State Music Theatre, through July 16. Tickets at, 725-8769, or Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick.

Thursday 7//21

“Sound Bites: Homeward,” storytelling series, 7 p.m., Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Tickets $6,

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