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Freeport Players: “Laughing Stock,” 6 p.m. May 5 & 8, FPAC, 30 Holbrook St., roles for all ages,


“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 4/29

“The Favourite,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, dramedy about 18th-century scandal, nominated for 10 Oscars. Free and open to the public. 


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.

Elizabeth Moss Galleries, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, Nathaniel Meyer, “Arcadian Shores: Restoration of the Golden Age” and David Little, “Revisiting Monhegan,” through May 18.
“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.
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.
Friday 5/3
MECAmorphosis Fashion Show & Thesis Exhibit, 7:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, Congress Street, $100, benefits scholarship fund,

Rebecca May Verrill and Jeffrey Lipton, opening for light-hearted imagery of flora and fauna, Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, call 774-1633 for time; through May 30.  


“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.

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,

Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with trains on the hour, admission $6-$10,

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,


Portland Symphony Orchestra Classical Concerts, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 2:30 p.m. April 28 & 7:30 p.m. April 30, with guest violinist Benjamin Beilman, tickets through 842-0800 or

Friday 4/26

Get the Led Out, 9 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St, Portland, Led Zepplin tribute band, $20-$96,

Saturday 4/27

Palaver Strings Dance and Concert, 7 p.m., State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland, all ages, gender-free dance roles, partner not needed, newbies encouraged, $20,

SeepeopleS, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., indie rock, $10/$15,

Sunday 4/28

University Chorale and Southern Maine Youth Chorale, 5 p.m., State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland, $8/adults, $5/students, seniors, USM employees & alumni,

Thursday 5/2

“One Journey, Many Roads,” 5:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. Free concert by Pihcintu chorus and Chicago Children’s Choir. 


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,


Maine Playwrights Festival, April 25-28, May 2-4, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., fully staged short plays, $20,

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

“Mesmerized,” May 3-12, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, new musical based on true events, $23,, 518-9305.

“The Last Five Years,” April 30-May 19, Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave. musical deconstructs a love affair and marriage between an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress,




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


“Animalistic,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St, Bath, new works by artists whose passion centers on animals, both real and fantastical, to May 4.  

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. 

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


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. 


Bowdoin Orchestra, directed by George Lopez, 7:30 p.m. April 30 & May 1, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College.

Jazz Nights, 7:30 p.m. May 3 & 4, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Student performance of two different programs featuring various jazz ensembles.

Friday 4/26

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

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

Monday 4/29

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

Friday 5/3

Cherish the Ladies, “Heart of the Home” world tour by internationally renowned Celtic super group, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $15-$40,

Sunday 5/5

“DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series III: Beethoven or Bust,” 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick. Includes three Beethoven Quartets: No. 12, No. 4, and No. 11, $22.50 at, $25/door. 

Island Concert, 2 p.m., Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 1579 Harpswell Islands Rd., classical, jazz and popular music by Clarinotes clarinetists, Trioli clarinet trio, a flute trio, and Harpswell Sounds  brass quintet. Free and open to the public.


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, 


“Festival of New Works,” 7:30 p.m. April 26 & 27; 2 p.m. April 28, presented by Studio Theatre of Bath at Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, three original one-acts plays, $15/door,

“Festival of New Works” will be staged at Chocolate Church Arts Center April 26-28, featuring original one-acts plays, chosen from dozens of submissions by playwrights from all over the world. Shown are the cast of “Talk To Me,” Jeanette Wolfarth, Kendray Rodriguez and Gregory Hawks.

The MECAmorphosis Spring Gala will be May 3 at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland. Shown are Jordan Carey, Briana Fusco and Kincaid Pearson. The BFA thesis exhibit is 5-8 p.m. with free admission

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