Jammin’ in June

Midcoast High Winds Flute Choir, an ensemble of Midcoast amateur and professional musicians, will jumpstart the Jammin’ in June concert series Saturday, June 4, at Topsham Public Library. Every Saturday of the month will feature a different performer. Contributed / Topsham Public Library


Arthur Beaumont: “Art of the Sea”: through June 5, showcasing over 50 paintings and drawings. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Ed Douglas Solo Exhibition: June 2 through July 2, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.com.

“Experiments in Watercolor: Diversity and Luminosity”: Union of Maine Visual Artists Portland Chapter Gallery in the Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., through May, theumva.org.

“Hey Handsome!”: masculine works of rugged attire and accessories, through June 26, Maine Craft Portland, 521 Congress St., Portland, shopmainecraft.com.

Paint Pals: Ryan Adams, Rachel Gloria Adams, Bee Daniel, Kelly Rioux & Spenser Macleod: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, through June 15.

Paintings in Oil: An Annual Exhibit of Visual Art: Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland. Free, through May. richardboydartgallery.com.


“Peaceful New England Landscapes”: by Harper Dangler and Maret Hensick, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington Street, Bath, to June 4.

Sensing Place: through June 12, UNE Gallery, 74 College St., Portland.

“Small Pieces of a Great Whole” by Ashley Page: Space Gallery window gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, through June 18, space538.org.

Works in Watercolor by Randy Eckard: Through June, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland. Nationally renowned Maine watercolorist.

Friday 5/27

“Our Working Waterfront”: opening reception 5-7 p.m., Meetinghouse Arts Gallery, 40 Main St., Freeport. On view through July 10. meetinghousearts.org.


Saturday 5/28

Marissa Glover: 9:15-10:15 a.m., Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Thompson’s Point, Portland. Interactive textile installation celebrates the natural world. kitetails.org.

“Draw Out The Song”: 5-7 p.m., Ocean House Gallery, 93 Ocean St., South Portland. Artists create drawings inspired by music, oceanhousegallery.com.

Friday 6/3

Portland First Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m. various galleries citywide, including those at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, visitportland.com.



Maine Art Collective: multimedia experience run by 14 Maine artists using media ranging from sculpture to jewelry, painting to photography. Maine Art Collective, 18 Exchange St., Portland.

Makers on Main: 10 a.m. first Saturday from May-September on Main Street in Freeport. visitfreeport.com.


“Hello, Bookstore”: May 25-28, various times, Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Brunswick. Documentary. In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore. $9-$10, eventbrite.com.

Merrill Film Society: 7 p.m. Wednesdays via Zoom (changed from in person), hosted by Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth. Email Mike at [email protected] for an invite.

Friday 6/3

“New York Ninja”: 7 p.m., The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St., Portland. Q&A follows with Director/Editor Kurtis Spieler. $8, facebook.com.



Apohadion Theater: 107 Hanover St., Portland, theapohadiontheater.com.

Frontier Theater: 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com/events/all.

Southworth Planetarium: 96 Falmouth St., Portland, in person, usm.maine.edu/planet/location-and-hours.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick “Marcia Resnick: As it Is or Could Be” and “Jona Frank: Model Home” to June 5. “Innovation and Resilience Across Three Generations of Wabanaki Basket-Making” to June. Free admission, bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts: new home open at 15 Middle St. 3A, Portland, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org.


“Northern Threads: Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society, part I”: museum bicentennial exhibit at 489 Congress St., Portland. On view to July 30. Non-member adults, $10; children (6-17), $5; under 6, free. Registration required at mainehistory.org.

Portland Museum of Art: “North Atlantic Triennial Down North”: contemporary art of the North Atlantic region, to June 5. portlandmuseum.org/triennial.


Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday by reservation only, Bowdoin College, 255 Maine St., Brunswick, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.


Classic Broadway: Digital on-demand through June 10, pay-what-you-can. portlandsymphony.org.

Jammin’ in June Concert Series: 1 p.m. Saturdays in June, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, free outdoor show for all ages.


Friday 5/27

Summer Sunsets Live: live music 4-8:30 p.m., Thompson’s Point, Portland. thompsonspoint.com.

Dylan Connor Music: 6 p.m., Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Bob Log III: 8 p.m., Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Dimensions in Jazz: Eliot Cardinaux Band: 8 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. Night improvisation and musical dialogue. $5-$25, portlandconservatoryofmusic.org.

Eliot Cardinaux Band | Dimensions in Jazz: 8 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. $5-$25. portlandconservatoryofmusic.org.


Saturday 5/28

Hannah Damon and Friends: The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com.

Sam Luke Chase: 12:30 p.m., Portland Lobster Co, 180 Commercial St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

The Wallflowers: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $35.

Monday 5/30

Brian Dewan: 3 p.m., Fort Allen Park Bandstand, Eastern Promenade, Munjoy Hill, Portland. “Songs of the Patrons of Husbandry” & “Songs of Land and Sea,” accompanied by accordion and autoharp. If inclement weather, event will be at St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St.


Thursday 6/2

Bard’s Harvest: The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com.

Peter Mulvey: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Friday 6/3

Peaked In High School: 6 p.m., The Porthole Restaurant & Pub, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland. portholemaine.com.

Jazz Friday with Melissa and her Minions: 8-11 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland.


Lucy Kaplansky: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Live Music: 9 p.m. to midnight, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave., South Portland. sopo.seadogbrewing.com.

Saturday 6/4

The Head And The Heart & Jade Bird: 7 p.m., Thompson’s Point, 10 Thompsons Point, Portland. bandsintown.com.

Body Void: 7:30 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland.

Enter The Haggis: 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath.


Livingston Taylor: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Matt Meyer and The Gumption Junction: 8-11 p.m. The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland.


80’s n Retro Party: rotating DJs last Saturday of every month, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. flasklounge.com.

Afrobeat Saturdays: 9 p.m. Saturdays, Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland, eventbrite.com.

Darlin’ Corey: 6 p.m. first Friday of the month through December, Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland.


Foundation Friday: second Friday of the month, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. Community. Dance. Music. Love. See flasklounge.com for time.

Fourth Friday Jazz with rotating special guest: 8-11 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com.

Irish Music Night: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland, facebook.com/IrishNightAtBlue.

Karaoke: 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. every Thursday, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave., South Portland. sopo.seadogbrewing.com.

Open DJ Night: Every Tuesday at Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. Bring records, CDs, or controller; all formats/genres welcome. flasklounge.com.

Under the Covers: 8-11:30 p.m., third Friday of the month, Seasons Grille, 155 Riverside St., Portland. Free.



“Caravan of Dreams”: 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in June, outdoors at Desert of Maine, 95 Desert Road, Freeport. World-premiere fantasy about a girl who must save her city from mysterious dark forces, ziggurattheatre.org.

“Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties”: through May 29, Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, pay-what-you-decide. No-charge reservations strongly suggested, madhorse.com.

“Grounded” by George Brant: 7:30 p.m. May 27 through June 5, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. $10-$40. brownpapertickets.com.

“Sabina”: on-demand through June 5, $25. portlandstage.org.

“Shrek The Musical”: June 3-19, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, tickets at lyricmusictheater.org, 799-1421.

Friday 5/27
“Riverbank”: 7 p.m., play will be read live by actors via Zoom at portlandstage.org, followed by a discussion with playwright Brendan Pelsue, director Rory Pelsue and the actors. On-demand May 28-30.

Friday 6/3

Randy Judkins: 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Calculated craziness with endearing and interactive characters. $15-$22, tickettailor.com.

Donut Queen Burlesque Ball & Pageant: 8 p.m., Portland House of Music & Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. Celebrate National Donut Day with sweet debauchery by Creme Dela Phlegm & Vivian Vice. $15-$18, portlandhouseofmusic.com.

Saturday 6/4

“Tony Montanaro – A Love Story”: 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Karen Montanaro’s one-woman, multi-media show. $15-$22, tickettailor.com.


Monday of the Minds: A CommUNITY Hip Hop Showcase: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. every second and fourth Monday, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland.

Portland Swing Project: swing dance classes for all levels, Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. portlandswingproject.com.

Thursday Night Comedy: 7 p.m. every Thursday, Stroudwater Distillery, 28 Resurgam Place, Portland. Hosted by Ian MacDonald. Weekly rotating lineup. $10 online or in person, eventbrite.com.

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