Greater Portland


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

“Home: Reflections on Place,” exhibit created by New Mainers, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, to Dec. 22.

IXNOS, MECA, 522 Congress St., photos, art, portfolio books, texts and artifacts on paths of migration through the island of Levos, Making Migration Visible event on view to Dec. 14; see full schedule at

“Some Reliable Truths About Chairs,” UMVA Gallery, 516 Congress St., Portland, work by 29 Maine artists, 1-4 p.m., Friday-Sunday to Nov. 3.


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


“Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 2 & 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12;  2 p.m. Oct 13 & 14, co-presented with SPACE, personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist M.I.A., chronicling her journey from refugee immigrant to pop star, $8/$6 members/students.

Tuesday 10/16

“The Pain of Others,” + video Q&A with filmmaker Penny Lane, 7 p.m., Space,  538 Congress St., $8/$6 members & students.

Thursday 10/18

“The Eagle Huntress,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., documentary about girl who trains to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations. Free.

Wednesday 10/24

Christine,” 7 p.m., horror film based on book by Stephen King, Merrill Film Society, Merrill Memorial Library. 215 Main St., Yarmouth, free and open to the public.


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,

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.
Friday 10/12
“Marguerite Robichaux: Mountains to the Sea,” opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to Nov. 24.
“Americans Abroad, 1860-1915,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, work by artists who traveled to Europe in the late 19th century, including Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, to Dec. 2.
“Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 40 sculptures and 10 works on paper in a rare Maine retrospective,

“Painter and Poet: the Art of Ashley Bryan,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, award-winning 95-year-old artist and pioneer of African and African American representation in children’s books, to Nov. 25.

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.
“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.
Saturday 10/13  
Portland Fire Museum Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 157 Spring St., Claddagh Mhor pipe band, antique vehicles, firefighters and fire horses, hosted by the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association. Free.

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.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 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, closes for the season Oct. 28.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, participated in Underground Railroad, father of temperance movement, 773-7773,, closes for the season Oct. 29.

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, closes Oct. 31 until Christmas season, Nov. 23-Jan. 26.

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


Martin Barre of Jethro Tull: 7 p.m., Oct. 16 full band acoustic; Oct. 17, full band electric, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $45/$52,

Thursday 10/11

Air Force Heritage Brass Band, 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., free.

Friday 10/12

Music of West Africa with Sean Gaskell and Dave Kobrenski, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, free and open to the public.

Saturday 10/13

Maine Marimba Ensemble After Hours Concert, 7-8:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, Zimbabwean-style concert, free and open to the public.

Sunday 10/14

Divas on the Bima, 7 p.m., University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, Portland, variety of Jewish and popular music, free.

Monday 10/15

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


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.

“James and the Giant Peach,” Falmouth High School Theater, 7 p.m. Oct. 19 & 20; 2 p.m. Oct. 21; $5/$7 at the door.

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

ComedySportz, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, The Fresnel Theater, 17 Free St., Portland, competitive improv.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, Wednesdays-Sunday to Oct. 28, tickets through 835-0895, 

“Victorian Murder & Mayhem,” 5:30 & 7 p.m., Oct. 12 & 13, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, with cast of “Jack the Ripper” from Portland Ballet and mystery author Kieran Shields, tickets $15/$20,

Thursday 10/11

“Amelia Earhart: Onward and Upward,” 7 p.m., living history performance, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, by donation,

Improvised Stephen King, 9:15 p.m. Oct. 12-31, The Fresnel Theater, 17 Free St., Portland, new comedy club will feature mix of comedy and darker King signature elements,



Casco Bay Art Club, multimedia exhibit, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, call 373-4600 for the best viewing times, through Nov. 30.


“Beyond The Bubble,” mixed media exhibit by Hyde school students, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, Oct. 15 -Nov. 15.

“Landscapes in Fabric,” by Jo Diggs, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to Oct. 31.

Marcia BrandweinCentre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, includes new exhibit of member artwork, to 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,


“Caught in the Middle: The Tragic Life of Minik Wallace,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, chronicles Inughuit boy who moved from Greenland to N.Y. in 1897 to work with an anthropologist, to Jan. 20.

“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,” wall drawing and “Listening Glass,” interactive sound work, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, to December.


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 MuseumPejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Veteran’s Day; closes for the season Nov. 12. Guided tours on the hour til 3 p.m., $6-$12,, 729-6606.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, 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 10/19

Red Beans & Rice, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic sign up 6:45 p.m.; feature performers 8:30, 442-8195.

Saturday 10/20

 “A Tapestry of Love through Song,” Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus, 2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, $15; $5 students 18 and under,

“Two Sides of the Classical Guitar,” Brian Cullen and David Bullard, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Latin jazz, flamenco, by donation.

Sunday 10/21

“Symphonie Fantastique,” 2:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. Music by The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra includes Berlioz, Delibes, and Milhaud, with guest soloist Nathanial Hackworth, $20/door, 846-5378, Under 18 and college students 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,


“SEAL,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, theatrical thriller, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 14, tickets $10-$20,, 729-8584.

“The Assassins,” dark musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman,  7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20; 2 p.m. Oct 14 & 21, 804 Washington St., Bath, tickets at Studio Theatre of Bath or 837-8260.

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.” chronicles the journey by artist M.I.A. from refugee immigrant to pop star. Catch the film co-hosted by Space at the Portland Museum of Art from Oct. 12-14.

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