Greater Portland


“And Then There Were None,” murder mystery by Agatha Christie, noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15 & 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 16, Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road, (Route 114,) Standish,


Poured Enamel Paint Landscapes by Jon Byrer, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through July.

“America Now … A Dialogue,” Portland Public Library, Monument Square, in conjunction with The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, to July 21.

Photographs from Yarmouth Historical Society, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to Sept. 8.


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


Space’s 2018 Summer Rooftop Film Series at Bayside Bowl, sunset Wednesdays through Aug. 29, 58 Alder St., Portland, food trucks, cash bar, 791-2695, Free.


Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249,


Robert Andrew Parker Exhibit, Rachel Walls Fine Art, 1000 Shore Road,  Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. Variety of subjects inspired by world travels, to Sept. 16.
Pat Chandler, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Epps Street, Peaks Island, through July 30. 
“Cosmos,” work by Jim Nickelson, Pho Pa, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, to July 28.  
Maine College of Art Summer Visiting Artist Lecture Series, 5:30 p.m. Mondays to July 30, MECA, Porteous Building, Portland, 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. 
Friday 7/13

“Above and Beyond” by Mardie Weldon, opening reception 5:30-7 p.m., Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Sept. 1. 


“Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895 – 1925,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, to Sept. 16. 
“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.
Thursday 7/12 

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland,  5-7 p.m. exhibit opening for “Home” by Nancy Glassman, “Getting Wind of It” by Samuel Gelber and “Through My Father’s Lens” by Henry Pollard, to Aug. 31.   

The Silhouette Project Exhibit, opening reception 6:30 p.m., The Fifth Maine Museum, Peaks Island, 45 Seashore Ave. Life-size silhouettes with name and photo of vet or military personnel lost to suicide, open noon-4 p.m. to July 15.


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 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-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Summer Community Concert Series, free weekly outdoor performances 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Aug. 30, Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade, Portland,

Winslow Park Summer Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Winslow Park and Campground, 30 Main St. Freeport, admission $2/$3, for complete listing.

Wednesday 7/11

“Opera Maine: Three Decembers,” 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $14/$22,

Friday 7/13

Faith Varney and Quintet, 6:30 p.m., Coffee House at Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, ragtime, ’40s-’60s, late 19th and early 20th centuries, family friendly, all ages.

The Gravity Sessions, 8 p.m., Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St., Portland, diverse group of multi-media artists and disciplines,

Saturday 7/14 

Johnny Clay Shanks Band w/ The Pages and Emily & Jake, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 56 Alder St., Portland, rock, blues, country and Americana. 

Wednesday 7/18

Lighthouse Jubilees, 3 p.m., Atria Scarborough, 18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, free and open to the public.

Friday 7/20

Sunday Concert Series: Guitarist and Country Singer Glen Bryant, Atria Scarborough, 18 Black Point Road in Scarborough, free and open to the public. 

Saturday 7/21 

Old Crow Medicine Show, L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, Freeport, Grammy award-winning American roots, free.

Cosmic Bridge Festival, noon-9 p.m., Thomas Knight Park, South Portland, local musical acts and artists, free, all ages. 


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.


“Eurydice,” presented by Fenix Theatre Co., 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday July 13-29 at the reflecting pool in Deering Oaks, Portland, (July 28 at Congress Square Park), by donation.

PlayLab, accepting submissions of full-length plays until July 31 for the 2018-19 season for readings of new works by Maine playwrights in Portland, [email protected]

“SIX,” collection of one-act and short comedies, Freeport Players, July 13-29, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., $12/$15, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., pay-what-you-want July 12, 7:30 p.m.,

Under the Tent, Alison Chase performance series, USM Portland,  3:30 p.m. July 18, 21 & 22, medley of four works; 8:30 p.m., July 19 & 21, “No Plan B.” Matinee by donation; “No Plan B,” $30, or at the door.

Thursday 7/12

Sarah Potenza, top 20 finalist on The Voice, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $12/$15,



Needle Felting by Helen Farnham, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, inspired by marine life and exotic animals, to July 31.

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

“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.

Maine State Music Theatre Exhibit, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, highlights MSMT’s 60-year history, to Aug. 31.

“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.

Friday 7/13

2nd Friday Brunswick, art, music, theater, 4-7 p.m., downtown Brunswick; Pleasant & Maine Streets.


“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).


Friday 7/13 

“Fabrications and Flower Power,” Points of View Artists opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., works in fabric and oil, to Aug. 3. 

Sunday 7/15

“Celebrating 30 Years, Past to Present,” show opening, 1-5 p.m., Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell. 


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,


“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. 

“Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art; explores the artist’s relationship with photography and its impact, to Oct. 28.

Tuesday 7/17

Gallery Conversation: “Winslow Homer and the Camera,” noon-1 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art Pavilion.


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


Chocolate Church Summer Concert Series, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturdays to Aug. 25,  waterfront park on Commercial Street, Bath, weather dependent, free. 

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

Music on the Mall, 6 p.m.Wednesdays to Aug. 29, Thursdays in bad weather, Brunswick Town Mall, downtown Maine Street,

Saturday 7/21

Bowdoin International Music Festival student performance, Orr’s Island Library, 1:45 p.m., Orr’s Island Union Church, 1579 Harpswell Islands Road. Free.

Monday 7/23

Jupiter String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., presented by Bowdoin College International Music Festival with Ying Quartet, music by Mozart, Strauss, and Mendelssohn, Studzinski Recital Hall, 12 Campus Road South, Brunswick, $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,


Midcoast Youth Theater Double Feature: “Journey of the Noble Gnarble” & “Dear Edwina Jr.,” Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham, 6:30 p.m. July 12 & 13; 2 p.m. July 14, tickets $8-$12, 

For its 11th summer in Deering Oaks Park in Portland, Fenix Theatre Co. is presenting Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” a re-telling of the classic Orpheus myth through the perspective of the heroine. Performances are 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 13-29, with the exception of July 28, when the troupe will perform in Congress Square Park.

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