Greater Portland

Auditions

“Calendar Girls,” City Theater, Biddeford, 6:30 p.m. March 18 & 19, 282-0849, citytheater.org/auditions.

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

Maine Jewish Film Festival, through March 17 at various venues, see bit.ly/2Tbxjos for full schedule.

Sunday 3/17

“Ready for a Change” film series, 3 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St. “Tomorrow,” documentary about fighting climate change, and “The Lorax,” based on Dr. Seuss’ book.

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.  

“Gardens & Peoples,” Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, MP Landis abstracts, to March 31.

“Ephemeral,” Stonewall Gallery, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, land and seascapes, still lifes, and figural studies by Freeport artist Shelley Breton, to May 4.
 
Joanne Arnold Photography, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Maine St., Yarmouth, to May 4.
 
Friday 3/15

Marguerite Lawler: A Passage in Time & Richard Keen: Monhegan Abstracted, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to April 6.

Ongoing 

“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multimedia, through April, bit.ly/2PPy13X.
 
Museums

Maine Jewish Museum, “Art of the Vegetable” by Lynn Karlin, “Glasslight” by Martin Kremer and “Revisiting Stu Nudelman,” to May 10.
  
“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.
  
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 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 3/14

Celtic Roots Band Josephine County, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15, onelongfellowsquare.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.

Traditional Irish Music, 1:30 p.m., Freeport Woman’s Club, Freeport Community Library, with local musicians George Pulkinnen, Mike Gentile and Whit Ford. Free and open to the public.

Saturday 3/16

Blues Legend James Montgomery, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $30/$35, onelongfellowsquare.com.

The Voices of the Foyle, 2-5 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of Gray & State streets, Portland, chorus from Derry, Northern and Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus. Free.

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.

Sunday 3/17

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 1-4 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of Gray & State streets, Portland, food, music and dancing. Free.

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

“Cinderella,” weekends March 22-April 7, Maine State Ballet, 348 US Route One, Falmouth, $21-27, mainestateballet.org, 781-3587.

“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,” to March 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,” 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, 4-10 p.m., 528 Main St., South Portland. Refreshments, silent auction to support Acorn’s programming.

Trans Talent Takeover: Variety Show and Silent Auction, transgender artists and performers, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $15/$20, brownpapertickets. 

“High School Musical Jr.,” 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Harrison Middle School, 220 McCartney St., Yarmouth, $4/$6 at the door.

Mid-Coast

Auditions

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” Lewiston/Auburn Community Little Theatre, open auditions 6 p.m. March 24 & 25, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., performances June 7-16, www.laclt.com.

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.

Maine Jewish Film Festival, 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

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 16 & 23. 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. Free.

Saturday 3/16

Lauren Crosby, 7:30 p.m.Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Local singer-songwriter returns with Robby Simpson, $12/$15.

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 free. 

Friday 3/22

Guitar Virtuoso Patty Larkin with guest blues ambassador Robby Simpson, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, blues and urban folk.

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. 

Theater

Saturday 3/16  

The Doppelbloopers, 7:30 p.m., Bath Golf Club,  387 Whiskeag Rd., Bath. St. Paddy’s-themed comedy improv in the style of “Whose Line,” musical guest Elton John tribute artist Gerald Brann, tickets $12/$15, doppelbloopers.com.

Saturday 3/23 

Avner the Eccentric, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center,  804 Washington St., Bath, hilarious one-man tour de force show for all ages, $25/ advance at www.chocolatechurcharts.org, 442-8455; $30/door, $10/kids.

The Doppelbloopers are performing a St. Paddy’s-themed comedy improv show at the Bath Golf Club on March 16, with musical guest Elton John tribute artist Gerald Brann.

“Cinderella” will be performed by Maine State Ballet in Falmouth weekends from March 22-April 27.

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