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The Bakery Photo Collective: Annual Photo A Go-Go,  juried fine-art photography auction, submissions due Oct. 8, for details see


Gentleman & Scholar Comics, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, interactive exhibit by illustrators Jim Couture of Yarmouth and Turner Huston of Topsham, through September.

“The Art of Rube Goldberg,” first retrospective of cartoon illustrator in 40 years includes drawings of iconic inventions and Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoons, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, to Sept. 22.


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


Thursday 9/20

“Dirtbag,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., documentary about influential mountaineer Fred Beckey, free and open to the public.

Thursday 9/27 

“Bar Stories,” 6-7:30 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, also includes Macon Reed’s NYC event for her “Eulogy For The Dyke Bar” installation, $8, $6/members and students, at admissions desk or 775-6148.


Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars,

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

“Of Spirit and Light,” photos by Joyce Tenneson and Craig Becker, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to Oct. 6,
Department of Arts Faculty Show, University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland campus, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Friday-Sunday; noon-7 p.m. Thursdays to Oct. 21.
“Eulogy for the Dyke Bar,” by Macon Reed, AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, acknowledges the legacy of dyke and lesbian bars, to Dec. 7.
“Everyday Maine,” Gallery at CTN, 516 Congress St., Portland, Andrea van Voorst van Beest, Diane Hudson, David Wade and other Addison Woolley artists, through Sept. 27.
“From a Woman’s Perspective,” annual group exhibit of original paintings by women artists, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island, to Sept. 29.
Paul Brahms, Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, through Oct. 29.
Stonewall Gallery Fall Show: “Rough Seas and Healing Skies,” by Yarmouth artist Margareta “Meta” McDonald, Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., through Oct. 27.
Saturday 9/22
“Have a Heart,” artist talk 4 p.m. by Laura Jasek, Grant Wahlquist Gallery,  30 City Center, Portland, opening reception 5-7 p.m., on view to Oct. 27.
Thursday 9/27
Craft Apprentice Program Exhibit, opening reception, 4-7 p.m., Maine Craft Portland, 521 Congress St., Portland, through Oct. 26,
“Americans Abroad, 1860-1915,” Portland Museum of Art, work by American artists who traveled to Europe in the late 19th century, including Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

“Painter and Poet: the Art of Ashley Bryan,” Portland Museum of Art, award-winning 95-year-old artist and pioneer of African and African American representation in children’s books, to Nov. 25.

“Child Sized Vehicles: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 1-4 p.m. Sundays to Oct. 28, or by appointment.
Maine Jewish Museum, “Moon Series” monoprints by Joan Busing; mixed-media art by Sara Crisp, and “After the Fall” watercolors by Shelley Jordon, 267 Congress St., Portland, through Oct. 26.
Saturday 9/22
ColoniALE, Tate House Museum and Mast Landing Brewing host an afternoon of education and entertainment surrounding beer in the 18th- and 19th- centuries, $25/$35,
“Croquettes, Fish Cakes, and Meat Pies: A Victorian-Inspired Tasting,” 5-7 p.m., Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, hosted by “Charles Dickens,” $30/$35,


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 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, 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, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Waking Windows Portland, Sept. 21-22, 100+ bands, authors, artists, DJs, comedians, and thinkers, 12 special events, 18 venues throughout Bayside and Congress Street,

Thursday 9/20

Portland Piano Trio: A Night in Paris, 7 p.m., Maine Charitable Mechanics Association, 519 Congress St., Portland, free community concert.

Friday 9/21

Balkan Night with Ylli Brekofca, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $12/$18,

Jonathan Edwards, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $35-$40, folk, Americana, all ages,

Saturday 9/22

Painting P-Town Brown – A Tribute to Ween, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, indie rock/psychedelic, $8/$12.,

Tuesday 9/25

Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18/$20.


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

Irish Music Sessions: 6-8 p.m., Mondays, O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough.

Jay Staples, 3 p.m. first Sunday of every month, Atria Scarborough Assisted Living & Memory Care, 18 Black Point Road in Scarborough, country western. Free and open to the public.


Call for Scripts: Maine Playwrights Festival, Maine residents only may submit a new play between 8 and 30 minutes in length by Nov. 26, see for details.

“I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. to Sept. 30. Tickets $12 online at, $15 at the door.

“Ben Butler,” Sept. 25-Oct. 21, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., 774-0465,

“Hold onto Your Hat!,” Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-22; 2 p.m. Sept. 23, one-woman show, written and performed by Andrea Itkin, $20/adults, $10/students,, 236-0173.

“The Language Archive,” Sept.20-Oct. 7, Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, 747-4148,

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” to Sept. 30, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $19/$23, 799-1421, [email protected]

Saturday 9/22 

African Gala, 5-9 p.m., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, cultural presentations, fashion show, variety of music and dancing,  traditional foods, $20/adults, $8/children.



“The Santa Diaries,” open auditions, Chocolate Church Art Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. Actors of various ages and experience levels needed, including a large number of children; staged Dec. 13-16.


Margaret Leonard, Local Market and Cafe, 148 Maine St., Brunswick, paintings of southern Italy, through September.

“Souvenirs,” watercolors and oils by Frances Pratt Caswell, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, to Sept. 28.


“The Year Of The Bird,” woodcarver Wayne Robbins, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to Sept. 30.

“Summer Gathering,” ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, sculptures, drawings and paintings of 18 artists, to Sept. 29.

“Nature of the Universe,” Points of View Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., group show inspired by nature, through Sept. 30.

Friday 9/21

Marcia Brandwein, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, includes new exhibit of member artwork, on view through Nov. 1.


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, 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,


“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.

Saturday 9/22

Family Saturday, 10 -11 a.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, free and open to the public.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 9:30-5 p.m., 63 Federal St., Brunswick, free admission for two through

Wednesday 9/26

“Let’s Get Lost: Finding One’s Path as an Artist,” 7:30 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College.


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.

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, admission charged, closes for the season Nov. 12.

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.


Friday 9/21

Martin Swinger, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, open mic sign up 6:45 p.m.; feature performer 8:30, 442-8195.

Friday 9/28

The Last Waltz, roots rock tribute, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church, Bath, re-creation of  The Band’s last concert in 1976, $15/adv./$17/door.

Saturday 9/29

Ellis Paul, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, $20 through 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Books, http://[email protected]


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,

Traditional food, music and dance will be part of the annual African Gala at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

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