Sunshine & Summer Nights Tour

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration comes to Portland Thursday, Aug. 4 at Thompson’s Point. Also performing during their Sunshine & Summer Nights Tour will be reggae rock band Passafire and rapper and producer The Grouch with DJ Fresh.  Contributed / Chris Colclasure


Alison Bramhall of Festive Fish: RE/MAX Shoreline Cafe, lower level at 88 Middle St., Portland, through August.

“Being Human”: Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery, 516 Congress St., Portland. Variety of media created by several artists. Through July 30.

“Contrasts”: Group Exhibit of Visual Art: Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland. Through July.

“Cosmopolitan Stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage”: Maine Historical Society, Congress Street, Portland. To visit, see for admission fees, timed ticketing and latest COVID policies. On view to Sept. 24.

John Whalley: “Short Stories”: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, Aug. 4-27. Featuring Chris Beneman in the side gallery,

“Sea Changes: Transformations Wanted” by Joanne Tarlin: Aug. 5-29, Portland Chapter Gallery, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St.


“Summer Breeze”: Chocolate Church Arts, Washington Street, Bath, through July 30.

“Surroundings”: Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, until Aug. 18.

University of New England Art Gallery: “Hands to Work: Women, Craft, and Radical Experiment,” through Sept. 23; “The Lives of the Jewelers,” through Oct. 9; 716 Stevens Ave., Portland.

“Vacationland”: featuring the works of Paul Brahms and Rebecca Hayes: Casco Bay Artisans, 68 Commercial St., Building A, Portland,

Friday 8/5

“Constructed & Found” Gallery Talk: 5-8 p.m. Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St., Portland. First Friday conversation with the artists,


Portland First Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m., various galleries and venues, more at


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 to September on Main Street in Freeport.



Apohadion Theater: 107 Hanover St., Portland,


Frontier Theater: 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

Merrill Film Society: Watch movies on your own and join a Zoom discussion. Email Mike at [email protected] for an invitation.

Southworth Planetarium: 96 Falmouth St., Portland, in person,


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick “Innovation and Resilience Across Three Generations of Wabanaki Basket-Making,” through Sept. 18. Free admission,

Maine Jewish Museum: “New York Maine New York,” Robert Solotaire; “A flower expected everywhere […],” Juliet Karelsen and Jocelyn Lee; “Quiet Moments,” Lawrence Elbroch. 267 Congress St., Portland, to Aug. 26.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts: “Constructed and Found,” through Aug. 23, 15 Middle St., 3A, Portland,


“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. Nonmember adults, $10; children (6-17), $5; under 6, free. Registration required at

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

Portland Observatory: 138 Congress St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday for timed, 45-minute guided tours and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for self-guided sunset tours. Details at

Tate House Museum: tours on the hour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Masks required. Free-$16, reserve at

Victoria Mansion: 10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. to Oct. 31, 109 Danforth St., Portland. Free-$35,


A Bach Celebration: Bach Virtuosi Festival: July 31 to Aug. 6, Portland venues. $40/show, tickets and more at


Bath Swing Band: 7 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 6, Library Park, Bath. Free.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: through Aug. 5. More than 250 students from around the world join faculty and guest artists for a celebration of chamber music. Bowdoin College, Brunswick,

Concerts at the Gazebo: 7 p.m. Fridays until Sept. 9 in Bath. Free,

Darlin’ Companion: A Tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash: 7:30 p.m. July 31, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theatre, Bowdoin College Campus, Brunswick. Tickets at or 725-8769.

The Mallett Brothers Band: 8 p.m. July 28 and 29, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30-$50,

Summer Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 10, Mill Creek Park, South Portland. Free.

Friday 7/29

Side By Each: 6:30 p.m., Tiny Porch Stage at Wharf Cove, 726 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island. Free to $20.

The Brother Brothers: 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

The Flying Dutchman: 7:30 p.m. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.

Saturday 7/30

Festival of Nations: 6 p.m., Deering Oaks Park, Park Avenue, Portland.

Melvin Seals & JGB: 6 p.m., Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave., Portland. $55,

Maddie and Tae: 7:30 p.m., L.L. Bean Store Discovery Park, 18 Morse St., Freeport.

Ani DiFranco: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $35-$55.

Resonance Residence | Dimensions in Jazz: 8 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. $5-$25,

Sunday 7/31

Bowdoin College International Music Festival concert: 2 p.m., Piper Shores, 15 Piper Road, Scarborough, Free.

Tuesday 8/2

Lincoln Park Troubadours: 6 p.m., Lincoln Park, Portland. Free.

Wednesday 8/3

Bath Municipal Band: 6:30 p.m., Fort Popham, 219 Popham Road, Phippsburg. Outdoors, bring own seating, by donation.

Thursday 8/4

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

Iration: Sunshine & Summer Nights Tour with Atmosphere: Thompson’s Point, Portland, tickets at

Samuel James: 6 p.m., Fort Allen Park Bandstand, Portland. Free.

Kerri Powers: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $15-$20.

Baritone Trio w/ Richard Corson & Mike Chassis: 9 p.m., Gritty McDuff’s, 396 Fore St., Portland.

Friday 8/5

Khruangbin: 3 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $54.50-$60,

Classical Music Performance: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. Free,

Green Heron: 6 p.m., Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland.

Saturday 8/6

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

Farmyard Jam: music and arts festival to benefit growing to give: 4:30 p.m., ScatterGood Farm, 30 East Coxon Road, Brunswick. $15-$20,

Senie Hunt: 6 p.m., The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland.

Brian Cullen and David Bullard: 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. $10.

Zion Train with Bilad El-Sham: 8 p.m., Arabic hip-hop fusion project, Portland House Of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland.

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

Slaid Cleaves: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Chris Webby: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $25.


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

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

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 for time.

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

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

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

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

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


“The Color Purple”: through Aug. 6, Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. $59-$89,

“Smoke on the Mountain”: Aug. 2-28, Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage co-production at Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., Portland. Tickets at or 774-0465.

“The Tempest”: various days and times through July 29, Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Free,

Friday 7/29

Talk Of The Town Comedy Show: 7 p.m., Free Street Restaurant and Bar, 77 Free St., Portland, $20.

“Heathers The Musical”: 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. $11-$19,

Saturday 7/30

You Should Smile More: 7:30 p.m., Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St., Freeport. A little stand-up. A little improv. A bunch of laughs. $5-$15,

Thursday 8/4

Comedy for a Cause featuring Lindsay Glazer: 8 p.m., Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., $30-$45.

New England’s Funniest Comedian: Round 6: 8 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $12-$15.


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.

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,

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