Greater Portland


“Clear Blue Morning,” Tessa O’Brien, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to Feb. 9.

Photos of the Year, curated by Press Herald photojournalists, Portland Public Library,, to Feb. 23.

“Making Meaning,” Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, art by members of the Maine Art Education Association, to March 2.

“Off the Beaten Path,” Stonewall Gallery at Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., showcases contemporary quilts by members of Art Quilts Maine, to March 2,

Friday 2/1

“Drawing Now,” opening celebration 5-8 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 30 abstract artists from 11 countries in their first U.S. showing, to March 22.


Saturday 2/2

“Wildlife,” 2 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, new film by Pulitzer Prize-winning Maine author Richard Ford, followed by Q&A,


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.

“Perfection,” Able Baker, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 13 artists pose the question: what constitutes “perfection” in a work of art,, to March 2.
“Smith Galtney: My Primary Ghost,” AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, photographer with central themes of family, aging, and love; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21, on view to March 29.


“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multimedia, through April,
Maine Jewish Museum267 Congress St., Portland, “Oh, So It’s You Again” by Berri Kramer, “Habitats, Inhabitants” by Jane Banquer and “Extracts” by Ilana Welch, to March 1,
Friday 2/1
“Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” free admission 4-8 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, on view to May 5.
Saturday 2/9
Sleigh Day, noon-3 p.m., Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Free admission, sleigh rides for a fee, open Sundays through March 31.

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, call 518-9496 for hours.

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. Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday; free admission Friday nights 4-8 p.m.,

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


Thursday 1/31

“Baroque Pearls & Romantic Gems,” Valentines concert with violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, 3 p.m., OceanView at Falmouth, 18 Blueberry Lane, 781-4460, Free.

“Pop Evil,” with Savage After Midnight, 7:30 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, rock, $25/$30,

Friday 2/1

Enter the Haggis, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., $18/$20, contemporary Celtic with a rock edge,

Saturday 2/2

Windfern Duo, 2 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St., Cumberland Center, featuring flutist Maho Hisakawa and viola player Nathan Hillman. Free.

The Rock-a-billy Extravaganza featuring Jittery Jack and Miss Amy Griffin, 8 p.m. Bayside Bowl, 56 Alder St., Portland, rockabilly and ’50s-inspired rock, all ages, free.

Monday 2/4

Colin Blunstone, lead singer of the Zombies, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $48,

Friday 2/8

Side Door Coffee House: George Bailey, finger-style, acoustic guitar, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd., by donation.


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages,

Blue, 650A Congress Street, Portland, live music Tuesday-Sunday, 21+, by donation,

Irish Music Sessions: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough,


“An Act of God,”  through Feb. 10, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Maine premiere of satirical comedy in which God reveals the mysteries of the Bible and answers questions, $25-$32,

“Letters from the Sky,” Feb. 1-8, STAGES Youth Theater, 202 Woodford St, Portland, $10 includes post-show Q&A and workshop,

“Love, Loss and What I Wore,” through Feb. 9, Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, comedy about women, clothes and memory, $22, 835-0895,

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” through Feb. 17, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., classic social satire, $36-$59,



“Matilda,” Feb. 9 & 10, Midcoast Youth Theater, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, see for details.


Joy of Art, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., juried works featuring amateur and professional year-round Maine residents, to Feb. 23.

Wednesday 2/6

“Exploring Our Neighborhood,” 4 p.m. opening reception, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, works by Denise MacLatchy and Jennifer Novelli, through March.



Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, independent, documentary, art, adventure, and foreign film,


“Southgate Faces: Faces & Voices from an American Shipyard,” Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, features shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works, 725-8820,, to Feb. 10.


Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300,

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820,

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,

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499,

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300,

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936,

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820,


Dogs at Work in the North Photo Exhibit, Jan. 22-April 21, Peary-MacMillian Arctic Museum, examines past and contemporary use of dogs.

“Fashioning Modernity: Art and Independence among Yorùbás in Nigeria,”  Bowdoin College Museum of Art, selection of Nigerian textiles, beads, and related photographs from 1960s-70s, to March 17.

“New England Botanical Studies,” by Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln, Shaw Ruddock Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, to Feb. 10.

Tuesday 2/5

“Among Women,” curator’s tour, 1:30 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, free and open to the public.


Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round,

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and national holidays, 725-3275, Free.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, Free.

“Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment,” Focus Gallery, Halford Gallery, Media Gallery, Osher Gallery and Center Gallery at Bowdoin College, examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, to June.


Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2; 2 p.m. Feb. 3, UUCB Concerts for a Cause, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., $8/$15 at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books,

Saturday 2/2

Papa Tim & The Desperate Man’s Blues Explosion, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Storyteller, entertainer, balladeer, soul minister, $12/$15, 442-8455.

Friday 2/8

Peter Gallway, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Fundraiser for Brunswick Rotary Club also features Red Beans & Rice, $25,, 725-5222.


Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick,

Side Door Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., third Friday of the month, open mic sign-up 6:45 p.m., followed by feature performer, by donation,


“Peter and the Starcatcher,” 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 17, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick,  based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, $10-$20,

“Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” opens on First Friday Art Walk, Feb. 1, at the Portland Museum of Art, where admission is free from 4-8 p.m.

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