Mid-Coast

Exhibits

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

“Visions of Light,” photos by First Light Camera Club, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross, Brunswick, to mid-April.

Landscape Photographer Rick Berk, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through March, www.rickberk.com.

Maine’s Four Seasons for Art, Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, through March. 

Sebascodegan Artists Group Show, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., to March 26.

Film

John Ford Film Series, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays to March 26, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Free admission and refreshments, see patten.lib.me.us/events for films.

Saturday 3/9

“The Last Suit,” 11 a.m., Eveningstar Theater, Brunswick, Maine Jewish Film Festival Midcoast opener, see bit.ly/2Tbxjos for full schedule through March 17. 

Ongoing

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

Galleries

Chocolate Church Arts Center Members Art Show, includes paintings, photos, sculpture, 804 Washington St., Bath, to March 15.

Sunday 3/10

“A Maine Sculptor’s Journey from Bath to Florence: John Adams Jackson,” 2 p.m. lecture by Michael Komanecky, chief curator at Farnsworth Museum, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation at Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath.

Friday 3/15

Anne Brecher-Bogart, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Centre Street Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com. to May 3.

Ongoing

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, bit.ly/2Gy51hS.

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

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515, uubrunswick.org/church-activities.

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath, greenlionart.com.

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157, bit.ly/2ByW2Hx.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902, bit.ly/2rOilEE.

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

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

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

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

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

Museums

“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. 

“Modernism for All: The Bauhaus at 100,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, exhibit introduces the school as a successful learning environment, to May 12.

Ongoing

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

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, bowdoin.edu/art-museum. 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, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/. Free.

“Dogs at Work in the North” photo exhibit, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, examines past and contemporary use of dogs, to April 21.

“Bowdoin Collects: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, rarely seen masterpieces, to January 2020.

“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. 

Music

Music in March Concert Series, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., 1 p.m. Saturdays, March 9, 16, 23. Free.

Friday 3/8

Heron Valley, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, young traditional Celtic band from Scotland, $20, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Pianists Gregg Pauley & George Lopez, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College. Free.

Friday 3/15 

Magic 8 Ball with Ted DeMille, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St. Brunswick. Open mic sign-up 6:45 p.m. for 7 p.m. start, feature performers 8:30 p.m., 442-8195.

Daymark, 7:30 p.m., Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane. 

Saturday 3/16

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: Cheryl Wheeler, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., $22/advance at the church, Gulf of Maine Books, wheeler.brownpapertickets.com, $25/door.

Sunday 3/17

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra: “Magical Movie Music,” 2:30 concert; meet the instruments at 1:15 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham, $20/door, 846-5378, midcoastsymphony.org/tickets. Under 18 and college students are free. 

Ongoing

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, byrnesirishpub.com.

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, bit.ly/2EyUGj0. 

Greater Portland

Call for Artists

Paint for Preservation 2019, artists being sought by Cape Elizabeth Land Trust for juried Wet Paint Auction on June 30, deadline March 22, see capelandtrust.org.

Exhibits

Landscape Photographer Rick Berk, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through March, www.rickberk.com.

“Drawing Now,” 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.

Maine’s Four Seasons for Art, Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, through March. 

Film

Saturday 3/9

Maine Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Party, 5 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., followed by 7 p.m. showing of “The Last Suit,” Nickelodeon Cinema, 1 Temple St. Festival runs through March 17 at various venues, see bit.ly/2Tbxjos for full schedule.

Sunday 3/10

“Merchants of Doubt,” 3 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St., spin doctors spread misinformation to delay progress on issues such as climate change. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday 3/13 

“Double Indemnity,” 7 p.m., presented by Merrill Film Society at Merrill  Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free and open to the public.

Ongoing

Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars, portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249.

Galleries

“Building Block,” works by Andrew Scripter and Jimmy Viera, Akari, 193 Middle St., Portland, through April. 

“Ground Signals” by Portland photographer Tonee Harbert, Speedwell projects, 630 Forest Ave., Portland, captures humans’ interaction with the landscape, through March 30.

“My Primary Ghost,” photos by Smith Galtney, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, to March 29.

“Perfection,” Able Baker, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 13 artists pose the question: what constitutes “perfection” in a work of art, ablebakercontemporary.com/home.html, to March 2.
 
Thursday 3/7
 
Joanne Arnold Photography, opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Maine St., Yarmouth. On view March 4-May 4.
 
MP Landis: “Gardens & Peoples,” opening reception 6-8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, abstracts, to March 31.
 
Friday 3/8
 
“Ephemeral,” opening reception for Freeport artist Shelley Breton, 5:30-7 p.m.,  Stonewall Gallery, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, land and seascapes, still lifes, and figural studies, to May 4.

Ongoing 

“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multimedia, through April, bit.ly/2PPy13X.
 
Museums
  
“Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, to May 5.
 
Youth Art Month, Portland Museum of Art, multimedia exhibit sponsored by Maine Art Education Association, through April 1.
 
“Rewinding Romanticism,” photos by Greg Shattenberg, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/, to May 24.
 
Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, open 1-4 p.m. Sundays through March 31, free admission.
 
Thursday 3/7
 
Maine Jewish Museum, opening reception 5-7 p.m. for “Art of the Vegetable” by Lynn Karlin, “Glasslight” by Martin Kremer and “Revisiting Stu Nudelman.” Snow date March 10, 2-4 p.m., on view to May 10.

Ongoing

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

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, mainehistory.org.

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, mainejewishmuseum.org.

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., portlandmuseum.org.

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

Music

Portland Conservatory of Music & Dimensions in Jazz: March Madness,  8 p.m., March 7, 8, 9 and 22, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland; March 10, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $5-$20 at Eventbrite.

Portland Symphony Orchestra: The Hot Sardines, 7:30 p.m. March 16; 2:30 p.m. March 17, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., selections from Gershwin, Rodgers and Copland, tickets at 842-0800 or porttix.com.

Thursday 3/7

Bobby Long, 8:30 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $10 – $12, bit.ly/2ElA5Nz.

Portland Ovations’ Seeking Resonance: Ranky Tanky, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Gullah-style music, $25, standing-room-only, 842-0800.

Sierra Hull, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Portland, virtuoso mandolin player, $25/$30, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Friday 3/8

Coffee House: Guitar Duet Richard Corson & Ken Myers, 7 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd., Falmouth, by donation. 

The Sally Davis Trio, 7 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, evening of jazz, free and open to the public.

Saturday 3/9

Pianist Patty Stowell & Soprano Jennifer Bates, 2 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St., Cumberland Center. Free. 

Malandrino: Music From the Criminal Underworlds of Sicily, Calabria and Naples, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, bit.ly/2H636zD.

Sunday 3/10

The Sududes, 8 p.m. Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., folk/soul/roots, $35-$65, portlandhouseofmusic.com.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Sunday Classical Concert with guest conductor and violinist Jaime Laredo, 2:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets through 842-0800 or porttix.com.

Tuesday 3/12

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, 7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of Gray & State streets, Portland, Irish patriotic songs and traditional music, $25/$20 members, 780-0118, maineirish.com.

Friday 3/15

Celtic Music Concert and Reception, 7 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, by donation to support church missions and ministries.

Saturday 3/16

Son of Fuego Open Mic Music Night, Polly’s Barn, 312 Hodsdon Rd., Pownal. Musicians, singers, storytellers, poets and entertainers of all ages and abilities invited, doors at 6:30 p.m. Free, but seating is limited.

Ongoing

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

Blue, 650A Congress Street, Portland, live music Tuesday-Sunday, 21+, by donation, portcityblue.com/event-calendar.

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

Theater/Dance

“A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Wednesday-Sunday to March 17, Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Modern, darkly comic play inspired by the Ibsen classic, $25-$32, goodtheater.ticketspice.com/dolls.

“Fabuloso,” March 8-17, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Maine premiere of “surprisingly touching farce,” tickets $10-$25 at dramaticrep.org, 800-838-3006.

“The Half-Light,” to March 24, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., world premiere by Maine author Monica Wood, explores whether people can be trained to see the dead, $31-$68, portlandstage.org/show/the-half-light.

“The Irish Curse,” Saturday-Tuesday to March 16, Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, $22, goodtheater.com, 835-0895. 

Saturday 3/16

Acorn Productions Open House for New Home, 4-10 p.m., 528 Main St., South Portland. Refreshments, silent auction to support Acorn’s programming.

Local landscape photographer Rick Berk will be showing his art at Freeport Community Library for the month of March.

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