“Exquisite Beauty – The Enduring Legacy of Grace” by Meredith Kennedy will be hung at Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St., Portland, through Nov. 16. Contributed/Meredith Kennedy

Greater Portland


“Elf The Musical,” 6:30-9 p.m., Sept. 22 & 23, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. More at facebook, Joshua Chard at [email protected]


“The Art of the Comic,” UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, through Oct. 6, www.une.edu.

“Visible Discourse from Maine’s Western Foothills,” Union of Maine Visual Artists, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., works by Diana Arcadipone, Don Best, Nikki Millonzi and Judith Schneider, to Sept. 28.

Louisa Wickard Paintings, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to Nov. 9.

Royal River Art League, Stonewall Gallery at Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., recent work by members, to Nov. 2.


Barbara Morris Goodbody Collection, The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM’s Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 90+ works, to Oct. 30.

“Faces of the Camino,” Donald Verger Photography, Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, to Oct. 15.

“Holding Up the Sky,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Honors the First People of Maine, to February 2020.

“Immersion,” Creative Portland, 84 Free St., 20 artists interpret the theme, to Oct. 25.


Thursday 9/19

Banned Book Film Series: “A Separate Peace,” 6:30-8:15 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. Boys at an exclusive school face questions about their future in 1942. Free, www.portlandlibrary.com.

Wednesday 9/25

Avalon” (1990, PG) 7 p.m., hosted by Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Follows an immigrant family across generations in Baltimore in the first half of the 20th century. Free.


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.



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 to Oct. 27, 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/.


Wednesday 9/18

Joan Kennedy, 6 p.m., The Porthole Restaurant & Pub, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland, country, pop and blues. Free, portholemaine.com.

Sam Shain & The Scolded Dogs, 6-9 p.m., Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St., Portland. Free, portlandlobstercompany.com.

Supersuckers with The Hangmen & Twin Grizzly, 8 p.m., Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland, “Evil Powers of Rock ‘n’ Roll” anniversary tour, $15.

Thursday 9/19

Bess Jacques & The Strays, 6-7:30 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport, vintage Americana, $12, www.cadenzafreeport.com.

American Chop Suey, 8-11:30 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland, thedogfishcompany.com.

BudBrad White, 6 p.m., Scarborough Free Baptist Church, 55 Mussey Rd., Scarborough. Longtime baritone/pianist of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, Grammy nominee. Free.

Java, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Spring Point Tavern, 175 Benjamin W Pickett St., South Portland, rock to blues to funk.  Free.

Friday 9/20

Joe Beninati Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport, $12, www.facebook.com.

Bella’s Bartok, 8 p.m. Portland House of Music & Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. www.portlandhouseofmusic.com.

Com Truise, 8 p.m. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $18.

Jonathan Edwards, 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $35-$40, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Jazz Friday with LQH, 8 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com.

Josh Ritter, 8 p.m. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $28.

Saturday 9/21

Music & Muffins with Timothy Burris, 10 a.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, master of 17th-century Baroque lute. Free, www.princememorial.org.

CascoBay UkeFest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. Workshops, concert by Stu Fuchs, performances by Maine-based groups, $10-$20, www.cascobayukefest.com.

King’s In The House, 8 p.m., Portland Elks Club, 1945 Congress St., Portland. Elvis impersonator Robert Washington, $20, www.kingsinthehouse.com.

The Feelies, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland.

The Heated, The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland, thedogfishcompany.com.

Picintu Multicultural Chorus, 2 p.m., St. Augustine Anglican Church, 656 US Route 1, Scarborough. Free.

Sunday 9/22

Bad Suns, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $18.

Bess Jacques & The Strays, 7 p.m., MJ’s Wine Bar, 1 City Center, Portland. Free, www.bessjacques.com.

Bill Frisell, 6 & 9 p.m., Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. Grammy award-winning guitarist, $35, portcityblue.com.

Diane Cluck, 8 p.m., The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St., Portland, singer-songwriter of intuitive folk music, $10, www.theapohadiontheater.com.


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.


“Immigrant Garden,” Thursdays-Saturdays to Sept. 28, Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth, about an English garden and unearthing hidden places, $18-$20, www.thefootlightstheatre.com.

“Matilda The Musical,” Lyric Theatre, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, through Sept. 29, http://www.lyricmusictheater.org.

“Radiant Vermin,” by Philip Ridley, Mad Horse Theatre, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, Sept. 26- Oct. 13, dark comedy, pay-what-you-can to $23, www.madhorse.com, 747-4148.

Saturday 9/21

Bourassa Dance Student Showcase, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland, flamenco, $10-$20, mayostreetarts.org.

Rustic Overtones is one of several Maine bands performing for “Colour My World – A Tribute To The Band Chicago” at Cadenza in Freeport on Sept. 27. Matt Cosby/Portland Press Herald



“Watercolor Journeys,” by Sharon Bouchard and Neil Gallagher, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through September.


“The Farewell,” through Sept. 26, Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St. Mill 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick, $7-$9, www.explorefrontier.com.


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.


“Embracing the Unexpected,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, works in several genres by a quartet of  Maine artists, through Oct. 9.

“A Sense of Time and Place: Four Seasons Maine,” new work by Jean Kigel, Gallery One, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, on view to Oct. 15.


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.


“Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick. Free, www.bowdoin.edu, to Nov. 10.


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.

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

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, 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.


Friday 9/20

Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St. Open mic sign up, 6:45 p.m. for 7 p.m. start,  feature performer Marie  Dufresne at 8:30, by donation.

Sunday 9/22

House Concert & Barn Dance with Le Bon Truc, 2 p.m., Desert of Maine, 95 Desert Rd., Freeport. www.facebook.com

Friday 9/27

Colour My World – A Tribute To The Band Chicago, 7:30 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot Rd., Freeport, bands include Rustic Overtones, Tame and Temper, Viva and the Reinforcements, Youngerbloods, $15/$20, brownpapertickets.com

Saturday 9/28

“The Last Waltz,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Local  recreate classic concert, $15/advance, $17/door, 442-8455, www.chocolatechurcharts.org.


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.


Friday 9/20

“Balkan Bash III” with live music by Bulgarika, 6:30 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, hosted by Folk Dance Brunswick, $10, www.folkdancebrunswick.com.