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


Meditative Watercolors by Janet Lawerence, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through October.

Wednesday 9/26

Pandora LaCasse, 7 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St.Portland, Makers at the Hall Series features artist/creator of Portland Christmas lights, free for members or $5.


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


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, 775-6148.

Saturday 9/29

“The Search For General Tso,” 3 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland.


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,
Craft Apprentice Program Exhibit, Maine Craft Portland, 521 Congress St., Portland, through Oct. 26,
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.
“Have a Heart,” Laura Jasek, Grant Wahlquist Gallery, 30 City Center, Portland, to Oct. 27. 
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.
“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.

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,


Thursday 9/27

Troubadours in the Round, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $12/$15,

Friday 9/28

All Sould Out, 8 p.m., 25 Temple St., Portland House of Music, soul/funk/dance, $7/$10,

Tuesday 10/2

Steven Page Trio, former Barenaked Ladies’ frontman,  8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25-$40,

Wednesday 10/3

Lady Rizo,  6 p.m., Aura, New York City cabaret experience benefits Portland Ovations, hors d’ouevres, auction, $100+,


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,

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

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

Saturday 9/29

“Camelot,” 7:30 p.m., Tophat Miniature Stage Productions, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $12/$20,



“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. 


Marcia Brandwein, Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, includes new exhibit of member artwork, on view through Nov. 1.

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

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


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,


“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.

“Let’s Get Lost: Finding One’s Path as an Artist,” 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 9/28

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

Saturday 9/29

Ellis Paul, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, $20 through 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Books,

Monday 10/1

“Dirigo Rataplan,” by Maine drummer-composer Devin Gray, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College.

Tuesday 10/2

Songwriters on Stage, 7 p.m., presented by Maine Songwriters Association at The Frontier, Fort Andross, Brunswick, featuring Kevin Libby, Karen Biser, Tom Ward and Troy Youngblood, $10,

Wednesday 10/3

Richard Reichner, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, acoustic guitarist/singer, free. 


Bowdoin College Fall Music Events, through Dec. 12, free, no tickets or reservations required, more information at

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,


Bath Area Senior Activity Center BASIC Players, one-act comedies Oct. 5 & 6 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., 45 Floral St., by donation. 

Friday 9/28

“SEAL,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, mystery thriller by Maine playwright Clay Graybeal, tickets through, 729-8584. 

Drummer-composer Devin Gray returns to his native Maine to celebrate his new CD “Dirigo Rataplan II” Monday, Oct. 1 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick and Thursday, Oct. 4, at SPACE Gallery in Portland.

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