Greater Portland


“The Summit Project’s Honor Case,” 6 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland, honors Maine veterans who died since 9/11. Features engraved stones of fallen service members, through March 24.

“Maine Birds: Watercolors by Michele Clamp,” Gilsland Farm Gallery, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, through March. 

“Moments of Reflection – Paintings by Kerrin Parkinson and Patricia Ritzo,”  Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, through winter. 

“Around Freeport,” Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through March.

Historic Freeport Artwork, Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through April 27,

“Visions of Place: 30 Contemporary Maine Artists,” Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, to April 29.

“Earth Changes,” poetry houses & performance by second-grade students at Ocean Avenue Elementary, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, through April 8. 

“Abstraction,” by Leslie Hamren, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through April 28.

“Keep Me Posted,” Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., showcases stories captured in mid-19th-century letters to and from Yarmouth’s sailors and ship captains,, through March.


Maine Jewish Film Festival, through March 18see complete schedule at

Thursday 3/15 

“The Penguin Counters,” 7 p.m., presented by Yarmouth History Center and Royal River Conservation Trust at the Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Documentary follows Antarctica biologists.

Monday 3/19

“The Departure,” 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, punk-turned-Buddhist-priest who made a career by helping suicidal people find reasons to live, $6/$8.


Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, shows 3 p.m. Saturdays; Fridays 7 & 8:30 p.m.; telescope night last Wednesday of the month, 780-4249,


“Between Earth and Orion,” photographer Jeannie Hutchins, PhoPa Gallery,  132 Washington Ave., Portland, artist talk 3-4 p.m. April 15, on view through April 21.

“Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective,” AREA gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, through March 29.
“Images of Children: Period and Contemporary Photographs,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, to April 1. 

Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Epps Street, Peaks Island, annual exhibition of original paintings and drawings, to March 30.

Sunday 3/18

“15 Years of Painting Maine,” by Leslie Anderson, opening reception 3-5 p.m., Merrill Memorial Libary, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, through April 28.

Friday 3/23

“This Desire,” exhibit opening, 5 p.m., Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 19 contemporary artists and poets explore the nature of desire and longing through the intersection of writing and art-making, through May 5.


Celebrating Maine’s Community of Young Artists, creative works from Maine art students, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, through March.

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Full Circle,” by Paula Gerstenblatt; “Black & White,” quartet of artists; “Just a Moment in Time,” by Nanci Kahn,, to May 4.

“Planet Shark: Predator or Prey,” Portland Science Center, 68 Commercial St., Portland,, to mid-April. 

“The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis,” The Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 21 German prints executed between the World Wars highlights George Grosz’s 1922 lithographic suite,, to July 15.

Friday 3/23

“PMA360: Composing Maine,” Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, auditorium program 6-6:45 p.m.; pop-up performances in the galleries 7-7:45 p.m. Tickets required, $12; $8/members,


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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, 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-Friday, Sunday 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

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

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday & Friday.

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


Thursday 3/15

City of Portland, Maine Public Schools’ all-city band, orchestra, chorus, 6:30 p.m., Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave. Hundreds of students, nine songs, one hour. Free.

Fruition, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $12/$15, Daniel Edward Rodriguez of Elephant Revival,

Roosevelt Dime, The Midnight Riders, Sugarbush, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., folk/Americana/roots, $12/$15,

 Saturday 3/17 

Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland.  Performance by Clayfoot, St. Patrick’s Day dinner, by donation. 

Christian “Junior” Stevens, 10 a.m., Prince Memorial Library Music & Muffins concert, 266 Main St., Cumberland, Irish traditional music and other influences. Free.

Thursday 3/27

“DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series II: A Stroll in the Prater,” 7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, $25, free for under 21,, Longfellow Books, Portland.


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland,

Irish Music Night at Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. concert; 9 p.m. Irish session.

Noonday Concert Series, 12:25-12:50 p.m. Thursdays, by Portland Conservatory of Music at First Parish, 425 Congress St., for schedule.

Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland,

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


“Robin Hood,” comedy written and performed by Greely High School Drama students, Greely High School, 303 Main St., Cumberland, 7 p.m. March 22, 23, 24 and 2 p.m. March 25, tickets $8/$10.

Red Herring, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., hard-boiled spoof, Wednesdays through Sundays to March 25, $34-$63,

The Spring Awakening cabaret, 7 p.m. March 16 & 17; 4 p.m. March 18, Circus Maine, Thompson’s Point, Portland, featuring a hula hoop act, dance trapeze, duo Cyr wheel act, aerial silks, tickets $12-$25,

“Reasons to be Pretty,” March 15 – April 1, Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, tickets $20/$23, pay-what-you-can at the door March 15, 18, 22 & April 1,

Friday 3/16

Trevor Noah,  7 & 10 p.m, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, host of The Daily Show, 

Irish Set Dancers, 1 p.m., Freeport Woman’s Club, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, new members from Freeport area welcome, 847-0240.



“Early Brunswick Photographers,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, profiles five 19th-century Brunswick photographers, through April.


Friday 3/16

Film Night at  Maine Jung Center: “A Man Called Ove,” 6:30 p.m., 183 Park Row, Brunswick, by donation.

Saturday 3/24

“I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan” and “J. Fred Woell: An American Vision,” 3 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross,  Brunswick, tickets $10 at


Student Art Show, Centre Street Arts, 11 Centre St., Bath, Wednesday- Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., through March 17.

Friday 3/16

“Face Value: Portraits in Tapestry,” by Barbara Burns, exhibit opening 5-7 p.m., Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to April 30.

Thursday 3/22 

Exploring the Spiritual & Technical Aspects of Photography with Jack Montgomery,” slideshow, 6:30-8:30 p.m., First Light Camera Club, 4 Horton Place, Topsham, new members welcome,


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 UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

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,

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

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,


“Pull Together: Maritime Maine in the 1914-1918 Great War,” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, to May 6.

Art from the Northern Plains, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Markell Gallery, historic and contemporary works by Native and non-Native artists, to July 8. 

“Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, explores experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today, through June 3.

“Where the Artist’s Hand Meets the Author’s Pen: Drawings from the Artine Artinian Collection,” Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, to March 18. 


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, noon- 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick, free.

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,

“Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, to December 2019.


Friday 3/16

Cilantro, featuring Earl Bigelow & Margot Frost, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, open mic 7 p.m., featured band 8:30 p.m.

Swinging Bridge, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Midcoast Winter Farmers Market, Exhibition Hall, Topsham Fairgrounds; traditional New England fiddle tunes.

Sunday 3/18

“Celebration Pops,” 2:30 p.m., Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. Music by Williams, Copland, Mancini, and Gershwin, $20/door, 846-5378, Under 18 and college students free.

Friday 3/23

Dave Mallett, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, $23/$27,

Sunday 3/25

“DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series II: A Stroll in the Prater,” 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, $25, free for under 21,, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick.


“Radium Girls,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, to March 25, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, tells the dark story of America’s shining women, pay-what-you-want, 729-8584,

Maine State Ballet presents the comedic ballet “Alice in Wonderland” March 23 through April 8. Based on the Lewis Carroll novel of the same name, performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. See for ticket information.

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