Greater Portland


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

“If I Had Known,” Margo Halverson, USM Glickman Family Library, MMPA Gallery, 5th floor, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, to Jan. 27.

“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.


“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, African American poet, illustrator and artist, includes talk by director, $10-$15,

Saturday 11/3

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 4 p.m., Abromson Auditorium, USM’s Portland campus,  15 environmental and adventure films suitable for ages 10 and above, free popcorn and other snacks, cash bar, raffle, $30 at, benefits Friends of Casco Bay.


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.
“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.
Friday 11/2

“Jolly Crown,” 
5-8 p.m. opening reception, Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, featuring Bill Adams, Derek Aylward, Joseph Hart, An Hoang, Jesse Littlefield and Eddie Martinez.
Mainely Frames and Gallery: original, antique, rare maps of Maine, the U.S. and the World, 5-8 p.m., 541 Congress St., Portland.
“On the Verge,” 6-7 opening for Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St.,  featuring 20 artists’ multi-media work, through April.
“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.

“Charlotte’s Web,” Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, to Nov. 11, youth theater, $10 at the front desk and, where a full schedule can be found. 

“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.      


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,

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,

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


Wednesday 10/31

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

Friday 11/02

Pianist Marco Benevento, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15/$20.

Saturday 11/3

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, “boogie, blues and beyond,” $7/$10, all ages. 

Thursday 11/8

DaPonte String Quartet: “Must It Be?,” featuring Bartók, Beethoven and Danielpour, 7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, $22.50 at

Friday 11/9

Jim Ciampi Trio, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church Coffee House, 267 Falmouth Road, great American songbook, by donation.


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. to Nov. 3, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., stories from Joe Hill, Monica Wood, Callie Kimball, H.W. Longfellow, Ian Carlsen, Rick Hautala, $18,

“Homer Bound,” world premiere by Maine playwright Karmo Sanders, Nov. 7-Dec. 2, Good Theater, 26 Congress St., Portland, deals with a shotgun wedding on a small fishing island off the Maine coast, $25-$32.

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

“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


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



Saturday 11/3 

“Annie the Musical,” auditions for Sandy the dog, 9-11 a.m., Midcoast Youth Theater, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham,


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

Friday 11/2

Audubon “Birds of America” Page Turning with artist Michael Boardman, 12:30 p.m., Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. 


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

“Stephen Burns-Exploration in Sculpture and jewelry,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. Artist talk 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18, on view to. Nov. 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,


“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.

“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 11/2

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

Contemporary Folk Concert with Expedition and Jonathan Waldo, 7 p.m., The Neighborhood UCC, Bath, includes silent auction, by donation. 

Maine Songwriters Association Songwriting Contest Finals, 7 p.m., Frontier, Fort Andross, Maine Street, Brunswick, featuring Ray Calabro, Olivia Frances, Karen Gray, Doug Kolmar, Jason Roman, Sara Trunzo, $15,

Saturday 11/3

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

Maine Brass Guild, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. 

Sunday 11/4

BernsteinFest!, 4 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College, chamber works and vocal selections of Leonard Bernstein’s works and hidden gems, video clips and testimonials. 

Saturday 11/10

Honest Millie, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick  Concert for a Cause, 1 Middle St., swing jazz band performs music from the ’30s-’50s. Tickets $12/advance at the church, Gulf of Maine Books,, $15/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,


“As You Like It,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 2-11. tickets, $10-$20,, 729-8584.

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.  

Now being staged until Nov. 11 at Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine in Portland, “Charlotte’s Web features Darby Defilippis of Portland playing Templeton the Rat.

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