Greater Portland


“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” June 11 & 12, 7-9 p.m., Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, see


Acrylic Landscapes by Freeport resident Jan Brackett, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through June.

“Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920,” Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through December.

“I Am More: Facing Stigma,” black and white photo exhibit, ThinkTank Coworking, Congress Street, Portland. Part of the Yellow Tulip Project’s mission to support people struggling with mental illness,, to June 30.

“Works in Watercolor,” by Randy Eckard, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through June 29.

“Working Waterfront,” new photos by David Wade, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to June 29.


Space’s 2018 Summer Rooftop Film Series at Bayside Bowl, Wednesdays June 13-Aug. 29 (no film July 4,) 58 Alder St., Portland, 791-2695, Free.

Friday 6/15

Movie in the Park, Underwood Park, Falmouth, hosted by Falmouth Land Trust, 7 p.m. Glow Hike, 7:30 p.m. butterfly release, showing of “The Lorax,” at 8 p.m. By donation,, rain date is June 22.


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,

“Flux and Form,” featuring work by Mary Hart and Marjorie Moore, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, through June 9.
“Inside the Cube: Looking Back Over 40 Years,” University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, selections from the permanent collection and the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection, to July 15.
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Porteous Building, Congress Street, Portland, to June 8.

“Print, Protest, Power,” Able Baker, 29 Forest Ave, Portland, explores the power of the printed poster, to June 22.

“On the River and Beyond,” by Gail Clark, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through June 30.
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Musicians,” by Ted Arnold; “The Museum Paintings” by Rush Brown and “In Loving Memory” by Alex Sax, to July 5.
“The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis,” 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.
Sunday 6/10
Colonial Tea, 1-4 p.m., Tate House Museum, 1767 Westbrook St., Portland, for adults and children of all ages, $16/$12, reservations at or 774-6177.
“Child Sized Vehicles: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 1-4 p.m., Sundays through June 17, or by appointment. Free admission.

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 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, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

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

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., train rides on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland,, 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, participated in Underground Railroad, father of temperance movement, 773-7773,

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

Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4:45 p.m. Sunday,, 772-2841.

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


One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland: June 15, 8 p.m., Ellis Paul, Antje Duvekot, Sam Baker; June 16, 8 p.m., Katie Matzell w/marantos Quartet; June 17, 7 p.m., Chris Hillman & Herb Pederson,

“Portland Bach Experience: Classical Music for a Modern World,” June 8-17, details at

Wednesday 6/6

Home On The River, 8 p.m., album release show, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, Americana, $10/$12,

Saturday 6/9

The Skatalites with Zeme Libre, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, Jamaican legends, $20, all ages,

Sunday 6/10

Old Port Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., music, art, food, kids activities, Portland. Rain or shine, free.

195 LEWIS with Yaani Supreme, 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, Part of the Pride Portland Celebration. Free.

Thursday 6/14

“Cosmos,” work by Jim Nickelson, Pho Pa, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, opening reception 5-7 p.m.; artist talk from 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 27, on view to July 28.

Friday 6/15

The Flukes, Falmouth Library Ukulele Society, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts,
76 Congress St., Portland, adults/$15, seniors & students, $12,


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages,

Funk To Make Your Mondays Do Good with Hambone and Frank Hopkins, 9 p.m. Mondays, Portland House of Music, $5/door.

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

Irish Music Sessions: Sunday, 3-6 p.m., Portland Sunday Session, RiRa, Commercial Street, Portland; Monday, 6-8 p.m., O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough; Wednesday, 9 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland.

Maine Dead Project Jam, 8 p.m., every Wednesday all summer, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland,, $5.

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, get-to-know-your-local-musician and instrument petting zoo, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


“False Flag,” to June 10, Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Dramatic Repertory Company, an apparently random shooting, tickets at, 800-838-3006.

Ventriloquist/Singer Darci Lynne, Sunday, June 24, family-friendly show at Merrill Auditorium, Portland,

“The Foreigner,” June 8-17, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, $18/$22,  ASL interpreted performance June 9, 799-1421,

Friday 6/8

Peter Gross: Comedian, Magician, Hypnotist, and Mind Reader, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $15/$18,

“Square Hop: 4 Parks. 4 Shows. 1 Amazing Night,” 6-8 p.m., Post Office Park, Monument Square, Congress Square Park, Longfellow Square in Portland. Free.



Morse High School Senior Logan Howard, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, through June 11.

“The Midcoast Show,” Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, featuring Maine artist Diane Beem, to August.

“Animal Alchemy, a Fabric Art Show,” by Linda Shepard, June 8-July 4, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick.

“Garth Williams – Illustrator of the Century,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, including pieces from “Charlotte’s Web,” “Stuart Little” and “Little House on the Prairie,” through July 31.

“Sun Struck,” work of Lynn Pulsifer of Brunswick, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, free and open to the public, through July.

“Waterways,” Frontier, 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick, 2018 All Species Art Show to benefit Cathance River Education, to Aug. 6; open mic night 7:30-9 p.m. July 25.


Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St. Bath, new works by co-op members and guest artist Katharina Keoughan, to July 13,

“Face Value: Portraits in Tapestry,” by Barbara Burns, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, through June 30.

Friday 6/8

2nd Friday Brunswick, 4-7 p.m., downtown Brunswick, Pleasant & Maine Streets, featuring visual art, live music, dance, theater. Map, schedule and listings at brunswick

“Earth and Sky,” by Points of View Artists, opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., through June 29.

Saturday 6/9

“Philadelphia in Maine,” opening reception 4 to 6 p.m., ICON, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, features seven artists from Philadelphia with Maine ties, to July 3.


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

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

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

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.

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

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

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath,

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,

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,

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,


Art from the Northern Plains, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, historic and contemporary works by Native and non-Native artists, to July 8.

“Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, youngest artist among the founders of the New York School, exhibit focuses on paintings from the ’60s and early ’70s, to Sept. 16.

“Solely for the Purposes of Art: Images from William Bradford’s 1869 Arctic Expedition,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to June 10.

Friday 6/8

Second Friday ArtWalk, 4-7 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art Pavilion, 245 Main St., Brunswick.


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, Free.

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

Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours on the hour til 3 p.m., $6-$12,, 729-6606.

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, Free.

“Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to December.

“Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience,” Maine Maritime Museum,  243 Washington St., Bath, permanent, full-scale replica of Two Lights allows visitors to experience time-lapsed video of the Gulf of Maine, 443-1316,

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

Walking Tours of Chamberlain’s Brunswick, call Pejepscot Historical Society at 729-6606, visit


Monday 6/18

“I Love a Piano,” 2 & 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick,  celebrates the music of Irving Berlin, tickets at, 725-8769, box office.

Friday 6/15 

Jud Caswell, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, open mic sign up 6:45 p.m., feature act, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 6/16

“Building a Vocal Community: Singing in the African American Tradition,” workshop by Ysaye Barnwell, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., register at 729-8515,


Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick,


Wednesday 6/13

“Peek Behind the Curtain – Million Dollar Quartet,” noon-1 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre panel discussion, Curtis Memorial Library,  free and open to the public.

Saturday 6/16

“Cinderella,” 1:30 p.m., The Theatre for Young Audiences program at Maine State Music Theatre, 22 Elm St., Brunswick,, 725-8769.

Fran Vita Taylor’s “Self Portrait” is among the works being shown for “Contemporary Portraiture 2018” at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, with an opening planned for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 14.

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