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. 25-26; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27, by donation.

Thursday 10/25

“If I Had Known,” Margo Halverson, opening reception 6-8 p.m., 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.


“I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan,” 6 p.m. Nov. 1; 2 p.m. Nov. 2 & 4, Portland Museum of Art, one of America’s greatest living African American poets, illustrator and artist, includes talk by director, $10-$15,

Monday 10/29

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library,  215 Main St., Yarmouth, features beloved minister, puppeteer and TV producer, 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,


“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.
“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.  

The Pumpkin Train, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, Oct.  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,


Portland Ovations Presents Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin: “Places Please,” Oct. 25 & 26, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, behind the scenes look at dancers, $36+,

“A Century of Chamber Music,” Portland Conservatory of Music Early Music Festival, Oct. 26-28, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, tickets at  

Thursday 10/25

Wazo Daveed, 6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, artist, musician and youth advocate. Free.

Friday 10/26

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

Saturday 10/27

Open Stage Coffeehouse, Freeport Public Library, 10 Library Dr., music, poetry, dance, skits, prose and more, doors at 6:30 p.m., performances begin at 7. Free.

The Awesome Halloween Party, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, dance/pop/’80s, $10/$12,

Hiroya Tsukamoto, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, acoustic guitar, $15/$20,

Wednesday 10/31

Kurt Baker Combo,  8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., power-pop/garage rockers, $5/$7.


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. 


“Scapin,” Nov. 1-4, Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, comedy of intrigue by Molière, $5/$7 at the door. 

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,

“Refuge Malja,” with Arabic translation, Oct. 30-Nov. 18, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Jewish-American war photographer feels compelled to help a young refugee,

“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, 

“The Whale,” Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 1-18, story of a man’s last chance at redemption and finding beauty, $20/$22 at

Friday 10/26

Improvised Stephen King, 9:15 p.m., 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.

Pastel Society of Maine, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, through Oct. 31.


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 10/26

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

Friday 11/2

Pete Kilpatrick, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Maine-based singer/songwriter. Free. 

Saturday 11/3

Beatles For Sale, 7:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham, tribute band benefit for lighting, $17/advance at The Music Center, Tontine Mall, Brunswick, and, $20/door.


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,


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.

Friday 11/2

“Animal Farm,” 7 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington Street, Bath,  based on 1945 novel by George Orwell, suitable for grade 5 and older, $12/advance, $15/door, $10/kids.  

The Awesome and Portland House of Music at 25 Temple St. present the Awesome Halloween Ball at 9 p.m. Oct. 27, with a portion of proceeds benefitting The American Cancer Society.

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