Greater Portland


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

“Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Partners for World Health presents exhibit on Maine’s commitment to care, through April 27.

Tessa Greene O’Brien: Springtime Installation, RE/MAX Shoreline Portland office cafe, The Common at 88 Middle St. Paintings that reference light, play with architectural space, and revel in color.


CatVideoFest, April 3 & 4, Portland Museum of Art, $7/$9, raises money for local cats in need,

Sunday 4/7

“Maine Girls,” 3 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St.  Documentary set in South Portland in 2016, kid-friendly “Ready for a Change” film series. Free.


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.


“Everyday Maine,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, photos chronicle Mainers statewide in various activities and walks of life, to June 25. 

“The Third Hand: Surrendering to Process,” Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, group exhibit of artists who let process and material become their collaborators, to May 4.
“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.

“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multimedia, through April,

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “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.
“Rewinding Romanticism,” photos by Greg Shattenberg, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland,, to May 24.

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 4/4

Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh Tour, 8 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland,

The Suitcase Junket, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $16/$20, all ages,

Saturday 4/6

The Unique Flukes Ukelele Group, noon, hosted by The College Club of Portland at Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Rd., Falmouth. Includes silent auction and light lunch, $25 benefits scholarship program. 

Blues Rock Titans with Coco Montoya and Tinsley Ellis, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., $32-$50, 956-6000,

Muddy Ruckus Album Release, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, alternative rock duo, $12,

US Army Jazz Ambassadors, 7 p.m., South Portland High School, free but registration required at

Monday 4/8

University of Southern Maine Youth Ensembles Spring Concert, 7 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Includes Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, Portland Young People’s String Consort, Portland Youth Junior Orchestra,

Thursday 4/11

Dylan Scott, 8 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, country, $25+,


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,


“Cinderella,” April 6 & 7, Maine State Ballet, 348 US Route One, Falmouth, $21-$27,, 781-3587.

“Lucky Stiff,” to April 28, Good Theater, Munjoy Hill, Portland, over-the-top murder-mystery, $25-$32,

“Camelot,” April 5-7, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd., South Portland, $6-$20,,  799-7337.

“Skeleton Crew,” to April 21, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., “impassioned dispatch from an eroding working class,” $32+,

“The Bridges of Madison County,” Fridays-Sundays to April 14, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St. S. Portland, $19 & $23, 799-1421,

“Life Sucks.,” to April 7, Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Brash, irreverent reworking of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” $20-$25,

Saturday 4/6

Moonlit Forest: An Enchanted Dance Party, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $20, $10/members, benefits MSA and Wayside Food Pantry,

Sunday 4/7

ComedySportz, 2 p.m., presented by Fresnel improv and comedy theater at Sable Lodge Retirement Theater, South Portland. Teams compete for laughs and points, $10,


Call for Artists

“Art from the Heart of Bath & Phippsburg,” plein air auction hosted by Sagadahoc Preservation, applications due June 1, details at


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

Julie Babb, Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, detailed gouache paintings of birds and natural subjects, through April 24. 

Saturday 4/6

Joy of the Lens Reception, 1 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd. Annual photography exhibit features original work by Maine residents, to May 4.



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


Anne Brecher-Bogart, Centre Street Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath,, to May 3.


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,


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

“Photographic Lives: Robert Freson, Irving Penn, and the Portrait,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, explores two different approaches to portraiture, to June. 

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

“A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, through Dec. 31. 

Wednesday 4/10

“Interwoven: An Exploration of the Intersections of Health, Humanities, and the Arts,” 4:30 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College. 

Thursday 4/11

“The Politics of Museum Display and the Presentation of Ancient Art in Today’s Political Climate,” 4:30 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium, Bowdoin College. 

Saturday 4/13

Family Saturday at the Museum, 10 a.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, all ages, includes discussion of works on view and related hands-on activity.


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.

“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. 


Sunday 4/7 

“Soup & Sound,” 5 p.m., 41 E. Milan St., Bath. Features music, poetry, storytelling, homemade soup, and potluck, by donation, [email protected], 844-0641.

“Friends III,” Bowdoin College Concert Band, 2 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, guest appearance by Jack Burt, professor of music at USM. Free, no ticket needed.

Tuesday 4/9

Music at the Bauhaus, 7:30 p.m., Tillotson Room, Gibson Hall, Bowsdoin College, Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” Paul Hindemith’s song cycle “The Life of Mary,” and other compositions associated with the Bauhaus, the legendary German art school. Free, no ticket needed. 


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, 


“Brunswick City Limits,” 7 p.m. April 5 & 6, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Rd. Faculty and student variety show, $5/$10 at the door, 319-1910.

The 2019 Maine Acoustic Festival will be held at 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth Saturday, April 6. The free all-day event will include workshops, jams and a contradance for middle and high school students and adults.

The Theater Project in Brunswick presents Jonathan Paull and his band on April 7. as a fundraiser for the youth theater group.

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