Greater Portland



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.

Collect: MECA’s Summer Art Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., June 28-30, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland,

“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.

Maine Student Photography Show, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, showcases work of students from Falmouth, Freeport, Greely, Casco Bay, Deering, and Yarmouth high schools, to July 7.

“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, sunset Wednesdays through Aug. 29 (no film July 4,) 58 Alder St., Portland, food trucks, cash bar, 791-2695, Free.

Friday 6/22

“An American Portrait of Raymond Luc Levasseur,” 6 p.m., Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland. Profiles political revolutionary from Sanford who served 20 years in prison and will speak after the film. By donation.

Monday 6/25

“Darkest Hour,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St, Yarmouth, free and open to the public. 


Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, shows Monday and Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 7 & 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.,  780-4249, for schedule.


Robert Andrew Parker Exhibit, Rachel Walls Fine Art, 1000 Shore Road,  Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. Portraits, figures, animals, planes, World War II warships, cityscapes and landscapes from world travels, to Sept. 16.
“Carried From Home: Stories of Southern Maine’s Resettled Refugees,” Venn + Maker, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, to July 8.
Maine College of Art Summer Visiting Artist Lecture Series, 5:30 p.m. Mondays June 18-July 30, MECA, full schedule at Free.
“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. 
“On the River and Beyond,” by Gail Clark, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through June 30.
Wednesday 6/27

“Cosmos,” work by Jim Nickelson, artist talk 5:30-6:30 p.m., Pho Pa, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, to July 28.  

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.
Friday 6/22

“Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895 – 1925,” opening day, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. 

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Sunday, 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,


Bach Virtuosi Festival, June 21-24, various Portland venues, tickets and info at

Thursday 6/21

Ben Caplan, 9 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, Jewish and Eastern European folk melodies/rootsy folk-rock, $12,

Make Music Portland, 85 performances, music lessons, jam sessions, play-along events, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., full schedule at Free.

The Renovators, 5 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., outdoor blues concert on Munjoy Hill, $15.

Friday 6/22

An Evening with Mary Fahl, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, former lead singer of October Project, $25/$30,

Saturday 6/23

Bach Concert, 7:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregation Church, 267 Falmouth Road, followed by 8:30 p.m. reception. By donation to benefit Falmouth Food Pantry.

Jawahir Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, Portland, classical and popular Arabic and Turkish music of the 17th-21st centuries, $12/$18,

Showcase of Women Songwriters: Trina Hamlin, Lynn Deeves, and Colleen Sexton, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $15/$18,

Sunday 6/24

All Our Exes Live in Texas, 8 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, four-part indie-folk harmony, $20,

Monday 6/25

Gina & The Red-Eye Flight Crew, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., funk/soul, $5 at the door.

Tuesday 6/26

Rooftop Concert Series: Clara Junken, 6-8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, all ages, free.


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.

Happy Hour with The Working Dead, 5-7:30 p.m. jam every Wednesday all summer, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, no cover.

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.


PortFringe 2018, through June 23, by-lottery, festival of new, edgy, and experimental performances across six venues in Portland’s Arts District,

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

Sunday 6/24

Magic & Comedy Hypnosis with Phoenix Phenomenal and Chad Burke, 4 p.m., Durham Amvets Hall, 1049 Royalsborough Road, tickets at

Tuesday 6/26

“Story Spell,” Readers Theater presents Maine wit and humor, Footlights Theater, Route 1, Falmouth, pay what you can.



“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, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, to July 4.

“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.

“Sun Struck,” work of Lynn Pulsifer of Brunswick, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through July. 

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


“Blasts from the Past” summer film festival, Patten Free Library, Bath. Eight-week series of summer blockbusters, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays til Aug. 14 (no film July 17). 


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

“New Sculptures,” by Gary Andersen, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, sculpture for inside and out, to June 30.

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

“Earth and Sky,” by Points of View Artists, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., through June 29.

“Philadelphia in Maine,” 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. 

“Made in Maine,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, artworks created in Maine during the first half of the 20th century, to Aug. 19.

“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.

“Blossoming Tundra: The Photography of Rutherford Platt,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, to Oct. 1. 

Saturday 6/23

“Revisiting Winslow Homer: A Conversation with the Curators,” 4-5 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St.

“Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting,” family activities and opening reception, 5-8 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, explores the artist’s relationship with photography and its impact, to Oct. 28. Free.


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, $10.50-$17.50, includes free admission within a seven-day period,

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


Bowdoin International Music Festival, June 25-Aug. 3, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, various venues, subscription and schedule at, 373-1400.

Friday 6/22

Songwriters Lynn Deeves, Trina Hamlin and Colleen Sexton, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe and Theater, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, $12/$15,

Saturday 6/23

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: Barbershop Bash with Royal River Chorus and  Nor’easters Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., $8-$18, 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Books,

Monday 6/25

Escher String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, $45,
Tuesday 6/26
Air National Guard Band of the Northeast, 7 p.m., The Gazebo in Library Park (City Park), Bath, concert of wind band favorites, presented by Main Street Bath. In case of inclement weather, check Free. 
Friday 6/29
Shankar, Respighi, & Brahms, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College,  $45,


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,

“Green Breaker,” 1913, oil on panel by George Bellows, is one of the pieces featured in the “Made in Maine” exhibit at Bowdoin College Museum of Art this summer. Admission to the museum at 245 Maine St. in Brunswick is free.

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