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., Portland, 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.

Compositions in Wood by Carole Kainlor, Cia Café, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily to Nov. 27.

Yarmouth Art Festival, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, 10 a.m.-7 p.m Oct. 24-26; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27; artists’ reception, including live music and refreshments, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, by donation.

Thursday 10/25

“If I Had Known,” Margo Halverson, 6-8 p.m., opening reception, USM Glickman Family Library, MMPA Gallery, 5th floor, 314 Forest Ave. Portland, to Jan. 27.


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


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. 

Tuesday 10/23 

“WWI: An American Martyr,” 6:30 p.m., OceanView at Falmouth, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth, one man’s story to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, free and open to the public, 781-2351.

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” 7 p.m., with filmmaker RaMell Ross, Space, 538 Congress St., Portland, $6/$8.


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,


“Marguerite Robichaux: Mountains to the Sea,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to Nov. 24.
Craft Apprentice Program Exhibit, Maine Craft Portland, 521 Congress St., Portland, through Oct. 26,
“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, analyzes how specific works of art and culture embody social norms, to Oct. 27. 
Paul Brahms, Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, inspired by the tradition of American realists, 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.
Wednesday 10/24
“On the Verge,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening for juried exhibit of over two dozen local artists,  Creative Portland, 84 Free St.
“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,, to Jan. 6.

“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.
The Pumpkin Train, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, Oct. 20, 21, 27 & 28, decorate a mini pumpkin, refreshments, trains depart 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the hour, adults/$10, kids/$6,
“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. 

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,


Wednesday 10/17

Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna: “The Coral Suite” album release, 7:30 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, Irish fiddle and guitar. 

Friday 10/19

Weakened Friends: Common Blah Album Release Show, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $12/$15.

Saturday 10/20

The California Honeydrops, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., blues/R & B/soul, $15/$20. 

Sunday 10/21

The Portland Rossini Club: Violinist Morgan Peppe accompanied by pianist Eric Peppe, 3 p.m., The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., by donation, 332-6117,

Monday 10/22

WMPG’s Annual Bluegrass Spectacular, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $12/$15,

Friday 10/26

“Like A Boss: featuring Deanna Sherman,” 7-9 a.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., free but RSVP required,


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.

Haunting Hour 2.0, 7 p.m. Oct. 24-Nov. 3 except Oct. 29, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., stories from Joe Hill, Monica Wood, Callie Kimball, H.W. Longfellow, Ian Carlsen, Rick Hautala, $18,

“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, 

Improvised Stephen King, 9:15 p.m. Fridays Oct. 19 & 26, The Fresnel Theater, 17 Free St., Portland, new comedy club will feature mix of comedy and darker King signature elements,


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



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


“Beyond The Bubble,” mixed media exhibit by Hyde school students, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to 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, under 18 and college students free, 846-5378,

Friday 10/26

Dar Williams, 7:30 p.m., folk-rock singer-songwriter, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $35/$40,


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. 19 & 20; 2 p.m. Oct. 21, 804 Washington St., Bath, tickets at Studio Theatre of Bath or 837-8260.

Saturday 10/27

The Beatles Poetry Slam, 7:30 p.m. fundraiser for Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington Street, Bath, local celebrities recite and interpret lyrics. 

Guest soloist Nathan Hackworth will be featured when Midcoast Symphony Orchestra performs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at Orion Performing Arts Center in Mt. Ararat Middle School at 66 Republic Ave. in Topsham.

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