Greater Portland


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

“Faces of the Camino,” Donald Verger Photography, Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. 

Thursday 6/6

Zoo Cain Paintings, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, local artist known for kaleidoscope abstracts and use of old license plates

Saturday 6/15 

Summer Solstice Resident Art Show, 1-4 p.m., Piper Shores Campus, 15 Piper Road, Scarborough. Free and open to the public.


Wednesday 6/12

“Destry Rides Again,” (1939), 7 p.m., hosted by Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free.

Friday 6/14

“Dawnland,” 6:30 p.m., Greely Center for the Arts , Cumberland Center. Documentary follows the Maine Truth and Reconciliation Commission to tell the story of Indigenous child removal; by donation to support Maine-Wabanaki REACH. 


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.


“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. 

“Works in Watercolor,” Randy Eckard, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through June 29.


“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.
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.

“Ladies and Gentlemen,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, 1-4 p.m. Sundays through June 30. Shows how horse-drawn vehicles were designed and built to match sizes, classes and genders. Free.

 Sunday 6/9

Artist Talk with Roland Salazar, 2 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. Discussion about his current exhibit at the MJM.


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.,

Victoria Mansion, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. daily, 109 Danforth St., $5-$16,

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


“Seeking What is Yet Unfound,” Una Voce Chamber Choir, based on poetry by Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, and e.e. cummings, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. & June 16 at 2:30 p.m., Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth.

Thursday 6/6

Toots And The Maytals, 8 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, $35-$130.

Friday 6/7

Queens of Pride, 9:30 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $12/$15,

Square Hop, free outdoor shows in four downtown Portland parks, 6-8 p.m., Fresnel Theater in Post Office Park; Maine Marimba Ensemble in Monument Square; Sea Level & The Memorial Skylight in Congress Square Park and Palaver Strings in Longfellow Square.

Saturday 6/8

Little Sea Celtic Folk Festival, noon-9:30 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Performances, workshops, dance, history, genealogy, $15+, under 12 free,

Casco Bay Tummlers, 7-8:30 p.m. After Hours Concert at South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, Jewish klezmer music. Free. 


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,


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

Saturday 6/8

Open Mic and Coffee House, 6:30-9 p.m., Royal River Community Players at the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth, all ages and talents welcome, refreshments and adult beverages for sale; admission by donation. 


Call for Artists

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


“Second Nature,” by Ed McCartan, 4 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.Paintings and mixed media inspired by the American chestnut. 

Friday 6/7

“Every Story Has a Picture,” 5-7 p.m. opening reception, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; poetry reading at 6; on view to June 29.

“Bringing Back the Giants of the Forest,” 5-7 p.m. opening reception, Rising Tide, 323 Main St., Damariscotta.

Friday 6/14

Douglas Gregory Kanes, The Mix, second Friday art walk, 53 Maine St., Brunswick, photographer, printmaker, mask painter.


Tuesday 6/11

Summer Film Festival Premiere: “Treasure Island,” (1934), Patten Free Library, 10 Summer St., Bath. Free movies shown Tuesday nights all summer; for a complete schedule see

Wednesday 6/12

“Paris to Pittsburgh,” 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., free screening of film by National Geographic to inspire local community action to heal the climate.


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

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


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.

“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.

Ellen Golden and Duane Paluska, 4-6 p.m. opening reception, ICON Contemporary Art 2019, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, through July 6. 

Friday 6/14

“Catching the Moment,” artists’ reception, 5-7 p.m., Points of View Art Gallery, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, paintings, pastels, prints, collages, photographs, and ceramics.


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,

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

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,


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.,

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

“Suspense: Key Moments in Midcentury Art,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., explores the personal vision of iconic artists of the 1950s and 1960s from Norman Lewis and Franz Kline to Robert Frank and Mimi Gross, June 14-Aug. 18.


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

“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, 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.


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

Saturday 6/13

Harpswell Bandstand by the Sea Concert Series: Harpswell Concert Band, 6 p.m., Mitchell Field, Route 123. In case of rain check to see if concert will be at Harpswell Coastal Academy.

Saturday 6/15

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., $12/$15.


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, 


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

“Snow White,” Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick, 50-minute musical version of the fairy tale, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. June 12 & 15, tickets $12-$18, 725-8769 or

Friday 6/14

2nd Friday Brunswick: Artwalk, Music, Theater, 4-7 p.m., Downtown Brunswick, Maine Street, details at

Avast ye mateys! A pirate-themed film will be shown every Tuesday night this summer beginnng June 11 at Patten Free Library in Bath.The Casco Bay Tummlers klezmer band will be giving a free performance on June 8 at the South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.

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