Greater Portland


“The Drowsy Chaperone,” 6:30 p.m. April 22 & 23, City Theater, Biddeford. Casting for what has been called one of the top 10 funniest Broadway musicals, for details call 282-0849 or see


“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.

Monday 4/22

Arts in the Chamber: Patricia Daunis-Dunning of Daunis Fine Jewelry, 5:30 p.m., Portland City Hall Council Chambers, 389 Congress St.



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,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Honors the First People of Maine, the Wabanaki, encompassing the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot, to February 2020.
“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multimedia, through April,

“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.
Friday 4/19
Elizabeth Moss Galleries, opening reception 5-7 p.m. for Nathaniel Meyer, “Arcadian Shores: Restoration of the Golden Age” and David Little, “Revisiting Monhegan,” through May 18.

Wednesday 4/24

“Immersion,” exhibit opening, 5:30-7 p.m., Creative Portland, 84 Free St., 20 artists interpret the theme, RSVP at

Thursday 4/25
Artist Talk: Greg Shattenberg on “Rewinding Romanticism,” 6 p.m., Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave. Portland.

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 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 4/18

Tesla, 8 p.m., Aura, Portland, hard rock, $114+,

Friday 4/19

Percy Hill, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music,  25 Temple St., jam/indie rock/jazz, $20/, $25/door.

Saturday 4/20

Roomful of Blues, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul, $35/$40,


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+,

Saturday 4/20

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” 7:30 p.m., Tophat Miniature Stage Productions at Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $15/$22,


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. 



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 4/24

“Collecting the Ancient Near East: Discovery and Display of the Past,” 4:30 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College, discussion by Yelena Rakic of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Free. 

Friday 4/26

“Preserving Modernism’s Precarious Legacy: The Art Dealer and Collector Serge Sabarsky,” 3 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art Pavilion. 


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 4/19 

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.

Tuesday 4/23 

George Lopez and Guests, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, The Brahms series will conclude with works to include a violin sonata and the horn trio. Free.

Friday 4/26

Frank Mauceri Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Free.

“Celebrate with Song,” by Wescustago Youth Chorale, 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., $5-$10, benefits WYC scholarship fund. 


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, 


Saturday 4/20 

“The Doppelbloopers,” 7:30 p.m., Bath Golf Club,  387 Whiskeag Rd., comedy improv show in the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” with musical guest Tweed Johnson, $12/$15.

Good Theater’s production of “Lucky Stiff,” directed by Brian P. Allen, is being staged through April 28 at Good Theater’s home at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Works by Anne Brecher-Bogart are on exhibit at Centre Street Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, to May 3.

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