Greater Portland

Exhibits

Diane Noble: Plein Air Landscapes, Yarmouth Public Library, 215 Main St., through June 19.  

Friday 5/31

“Faces of the Camino,” opening reception 4-5:30 p.m. for Donald Verger Photography, Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. 

“A Hopeful Prayer for Portland,” by Charlie Hewitt,  7:30-10 p.m., Speedwell, 630 Forest Ave., unveiling and celebration of a temporary public artwork.

Film

Thursday 5/30

“J. Fred Woell: An American Vision,” 2 & 6 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, in conjunction with the exhibit “In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969” about Haystack iconic figure.

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

“Overhomer: Paintings from Around the Bay,” Brita Holmquist, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to June 22.

“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. 

“Trees and Dancers,” by Wendy Newbold Patterson, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 E. Elm St., to June 29. 

Saturday 6/1

Works in Watercolor by Randy Eckard, exhibit opening, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through June 29.

Ongoing 

“Holding Up the Sky,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Honors the First People of Maine, the Wabanaki, which encompasses the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot, to February 2020.
 
“Immersion,” Creative Portland, 84 Free St., 20 artists interpret the theme, to Oct. 25.
 
Museums
  
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., “Letters to Sun: Land of Water,” by printmaker Edwige Charlot; “Innovative Techniques,” four bodies of work by Roland Salazar Rose; and photos by Stu Nedelman, to July 5. 

“In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969,” Portland Museum of Art, explores how an experimental school in rural Maine transformed art, craft, and design in the 20th century, to Sept. 8.

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.

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

Victoria Mansion, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. daily, 109 Danforth St., $5-$16, victoriamansion.org/your-visit.

Yarmouth History Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org/.

Music

Wednesday 5/29

Amy Ray Band, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $23, onelongfellowsquare.com/events.

Thursday 5/30

Andrew Bailie, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, Temple Street, funk/soul/rock, $8/$10, portlandhouseofmusic.com.

Friday 5/31

Portland Chamber Music Festival, “Retro/perspective,” 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland.

Songwriters in the Round, Stan Keach & Ted DeMille with mandolinist Bobby St. Pierre, St. Lawrence Arts, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, $18.

Saturday 6/1

The Selbys Coming Home Concert, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland UCC, 282 Main St., Grammy Award-winning songwriter with new humorous, insightful and inspirational songs, by donation. 

Dark Desert Eagles, 9 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, Eagles tribute band, $15. 

Horn? Electric Band, New York-based electro funk group, 8 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland.

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

“Legally Blonde The Musical,” May 30-June 2, Cape Elizabeth High School, $5/$15, http://bit.ly/2WJqU1j.

“The Flick,” Dramatic Repertory Company, to June 9, Studio Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. Maine premiere of 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winner, brownpapertickets.

“Guys and Dolls,” through June 2, The Portland Players, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $15-$20, portlandplayers.org, 799-7337.

“The Tomb of King Tot,” to June 2, Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, a “sweet, quirky tragicomedy,” $20-$23, www.madhorse.com.

Saturday 6/1

TopHat Miniature Stage Productions Presents “Carousel,” 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $15/$22, bit.ly/2Evj449.

Midcoast

Call for Artists

“Women. Respond!” open call juried show at The Harlow in Hallowell from Aug. 2-Sept. 7, deadline June 15, see harlowgallery.org/call-women-respond.

Exhibits

Wednesday 6/5

“Second Nature,” opening reception for Ed McCartan, 4 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.

Film

Ongoing

Eveningstar Cinema, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, classically romantic environment for fantasy, pleasure, adventure and fun, eveningstarcinema.com.

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

Galleries

Works by Leslie Woods, Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, to June 28.

Eastern Reaches, Asian brush paintings by Waldoboro artist Jean Kigel, The UU Gallery, One Middle Street, Brunswick, to June 26.

“Winter’s Work,” The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell. New work by gallery artists, www.widgeoncove.com.

“Spring Arrivals,” Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., to July 5.

Saturday 6/8

“Delight in Disorder: New Paintings by Anne Hebebrand,” artist’s reception 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine St., Brunswick, to June 29.

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.

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell. Thursday through Saturday, 11 to 5, or watch for the open flag, 833-6081, www.widgeoncove.com.

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

Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily to Oct. 14, rail trips on the hour 11 a.m.-4 p.m., railwayvillage.org.

Wyvern Collection, selected highlights from a distinguished private collection of Medieval and Renaissance art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art Shaw Ruddock Gallery, to June 2. 

Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be closed June 3-13 for maintenance; reopening June 14, 725-3275.

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

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

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.

“Bowdoin Collects: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, rarely seen masterpieces, to January 2020.

Music

“Infinite Circle of Song,” Tapestry Singers of Maine,  St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle at 7:30 p.m. June 8 and at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, $15, students free, www.TapestrySingersMaine.org or at the door.

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

“12th Night,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 7 p.m. May 31, June 1, 7 & 8; 2 p.m. June 2 & 9. In partnership with Shakespeare on the Kennebec, hilarious comedy of mistaken identity, $12/$15.

Saturday 6/1

Maine State Music Theater: Jazzy Season Kick-Off Gala, 6:30 p.m., St. John’s Community Center, 43 Pleasant St., Brunswick, $100 includes cocktail hour, buffet dinner, music by MSMT performers, dancing, http://bit.ly/2Q966Oc.

An unveiling and celebration of Charlie Hewitt’s “A Hopeful Prayer for Portland” will be held at Speedwell, 630 Forest Ave., 7:30-10 p.m.Thornton Oaks Retirement Community invites the public to the opening reception of “Second Nature,” an exhibit by Brunswick artist Ed McCartan, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.

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