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.

Joanne Arnold Photography, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to May 4.

Tuesday 4/16 

“Displaced Moments,” gallery talk by photographer Joanne Arnold, 6 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.


Friday 4/12

Maine Film Association, Maine Filmmaker Showcase: “The Kids We Lose,” 7 p.m., Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland, documents the human side of being a child with behavioral challenges, by donation.


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.
“Holding Up the Sky,” April 12-February 2020, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Honors the First People of Maine, the Wabanaki, encompassing the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot.
“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.
“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.
Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, season opening 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13-14, 20-21, admission $6-$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 4/11

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

Friday 4/12

Sean Rowe, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, soul, $15/$20, 761.1751,

Fódhla, 6 p.m., First Universalist Church of Yarmouth, 97 Main St., Music on Main concert of Irish music, $10-$15/door.

Saturday 4/13

Ourbigband, 8 p.m., SPACE Gallery, regional jazz orchestra featuring drummer/composer Matt Wilson, $10-$20,

Old Eleven, 7 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, Maine-style bluegrass. Free and open to the public.

Sunday 4/14

Portland Rossini Club Program, 3 p.m., The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Selections by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Debussy, by donation, reception follows,

Monday 4/15

Andrea Re & Friends, 6 p.m., Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., 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,


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

“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,

Saturday 4/13

LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy, 8 p.m., featuring Lindsey Jane Haddad and Dawn Hartill, OLS, 181 State St., Portland, $10/$12.


Call for Artists

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


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


Sunday 4/15

“Flicks and Floats,” 2 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts, 804 Washington St., Bath. Silent films accompanied by pianist-humorist Jeff Barnhart; ice cream floats will be offered, $15/advance, $10/kids at 442-8455.


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.

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.


Friday 4/12 

Cauca Ancestral, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Traditional marimba and percussion music, religious drumming and spirituals. Free.

Saturday 4/14

Great American Songbook, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, Broadway, Ragtime, American jazz and blues hits, $18 at, 442-8455, $21/door.

Wednesday 4/17

Darlin’ Corey,  7:30 p.m., Frontier Lounge, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross, Brunswick, Americana mix of bluegrass, old time, and folk. Free.

Friday 4/19 

Side Door Coffee House: Tribute to Jim Chard with the Windy Ridge Band, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic sign up 6:45 for 7 p.m. start; feature performers 8:30.

Common Hour: Student Chamber Ensembles, 3 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Free.

Josephine County, 8 p.m., Frontier, Fort Andross, Brunswick, Celtic roots, $15/$18.

Saturday 4/20

Nor-easters Barbershop Chorus & Maine-ly Harmony Chorus, 2 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Rd., $15, benefits Brunswick Area Respite Care.


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,


Thursday 4/18

“Mysteries of the Mind,” master mentalist and magician Paul Draper, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $23/$25,

Windy Ridge will be among the musicians paying tribute to their bandmate, the late Jim Chard, at the Side Door Coffeehouse in Brunswick on April 19.

Renowned drummer Matt Wilson teams up with southern Maine’s own Ourbigband, a 16 piece jazz orchestra, to bring Wilson’s favorite compositions to life at Space in Portland on April 13.

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