Greater Portland

Renaissance Voices, Portland classical a capella chorus, is auditioning for the 2018-19 season, email director Harold Stover at [email protected]


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

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.

Thursday 7/26

“On the Waterfront,” starring Marlon Brando, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $8


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.

“Barter, Barter, Emerson: The Painters from Maine,” Thos. Moser, 9 Main St., Freeport, in the American modernist tradition of Marsden Hartley, through Oct. 28. 

Pat ChandlerRichard 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.
“Above and Beyond” by Mardie Weldon, 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. 
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Home” by Nancy Glassman, “Getting Wind of It” by Samuel Gelber and “Through My Father’s Lens” by Henry Pollard, to Aug. 31.   


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,


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

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

Friday 7/20

Operatic and Musical Theater Recital, featuring Lauren Yokabaskas, 2007 CEHS graduate, 7 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, $20 at the door. 

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.

Midsummer Night’s Scream featuring SeepeopleS, 9 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., $10,

Rod Picott: “Out Past the Wires,” 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $15/$18. 

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

Sunday 7/22

Rob Duquette, 3 p.m., Atria Scarborough, 18 Black Point Road, guitarist and singer, refreshments, free and open to the public. 

Monday 7/23

Rooftop + Beats: DJ El Shupacabra, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland,  hip-hop classics, Motown, funk, 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; 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.


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

“Eurydice,” 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.

“Naked Shakesbeer,” 7 p.m. Mondays July 23-Aug. 13, Acorn Productions at Fore River Brewing Co., 45 Huntress Ave., S. Portland, pay-what-you-can,

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]

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.

“The Marriage of Figaro,”Merrill Auditorium, Portland, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 & Friday, July 27, sung in Italian, with projected translations in English, tickets $31-$131, 842-0800,

Thursday 7/19

Port City Peepshow, 8:30 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, burlesque/cabaret, $12/$15

Friday 7/20

LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy featuring Mark TurcoYe, Colby Bradshaw, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $8/$10.



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.


“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.

 Wednesday 7/25

Rockin’ Out at the Movies: “Almost Famous,” 5 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, semi-autobiographical story of the director Cameron Crowe. Free.


Evelyn Dean, The Mix, corner of Mason and Maine, Brunswick, wood burning, painting and carving on live-edge boards, through Aug. 3

“Fabrications and Flower Power,” Points of View Artists, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., works in fabric and oil, to Aug. 3. 

“Celebrating 30 Years, Past to Present,” Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081. 

Friday 7/20

“Popham Paintings,” by guest artist Steven Stroud, artist reception 5-7 p.m., Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre Street, Bath, to Sept. 8.

Sunday 7/22

“Current and Coming: Elizabeth Busch Art Quilts” Maine Fiberarts, Gallery and The Red Studio, 13 Main St., Topsham, meet the artist 2-5 p.m. Also handmade books and journals by the late Richard Lee. On view to Aug. 15.


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,


“A Handheld History: Five Centuries of Medals from the Molinari Collection at Bowdoin College,” opens July 26, 245 Main St., Brunswick, to Jan. 6.

“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.

“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.

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

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

Thursday 7/26

Children’s Hour, 5-6 p.m. Bowdoin College Museum of Art Pavilion, Bowdoin students lead creative activities relating to the exhibit for children and families, free and open to the public.


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.


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,

Saturday 7/28

Summer Moon at Lowell’s Cove, old-style community street dance with five bands, local chefs/restaurants, 5-11 p.m., old Moss Plant, 27-30 Lowell’s Cove Road, Orr’s Island. Tickets at the gate (cash only) or in advance at moon.html. Rain date July 29.


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,

“Current and Coming: Elizabeth Busch Art Quilts” is on view at Maine Fiberarts in Topsham until Aug. 15. An artist reception will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Also on view are handmade paper books and journals by Richard Lee.

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