Exhibits/Galleries

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

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

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

Jane Herbert, a Solo Exhibition of Paintings: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 30, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland. Free, richardboydartgallery.com.

Green Heron performs at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Blue in Portland. Contributed

“A Moment in Time: Select Photographs from Jill Koufman”: Maine Mead Works, 51 Washington Ave., Portland. Free.

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

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“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. library.une.edu/art-galleries.

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

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, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org.

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

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Tuesday 8/9

Armenian Artist Lilit Danielyan Photography Show & Artist Talk: 7-9 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Free, stlawrencearts.org.

Ongoing

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. visitfreeport.com.

Film

Maine Outdoor Film Festival: presented by Baxter Brewing, Aug. 4-7 and 11-14, at the Eastern Promenade, between the tennis courts and the softball field, at the end of Montreal Street, Portland. $15-$18, maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com.

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Ongoing

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

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

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, usm.maine.edu/planet/location-and-hours.

Museums

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

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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, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org.

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.

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 portlandlandmarks.org.

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 tatehouse.org.

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

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Music

A Bach Celebration: Bach Virtuosi Festival: through Aug. 6, Portland venues. $40/show, tickets and more at bachvirtuosifestival.org.

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, bowdoinfestival.org.

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

Open DJ Night: bring your records, CDs or controller. All formats/genres are welcome. Every Tuesday at Flask Lounge with select resident hosts each week. Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. flasklounge.com.

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

Western Promenade Sunset Concert Series: 6-7:45 p.m., Western Promenade, Pine Street, Portland. Free, friendsofwesternprom.org.

Friday 8/5

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

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

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

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

Saturday 8/6

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

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

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.

Bruce Springsteen Tribute – The Last Of The Duke Street Kings: 7 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport. bandsintown.com.

Tom Acousti – Back to Roots: 7:30-10 p.m., Ground Floor, Freeport, 13 School St., Freeport. Free, groundfloorfreeport.com.

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

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.

Sunday 8/7

Gina Alibrio: 12:30 p.m., Portland House Of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert: 3-4 p.m., L.L. Bean Summer in the Park Stage, 95 Main St., Freeport. Free, augustasymphonymaine.org.

GYMSHORTS: 8 p.m. Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave., Portland. $10-$13, bandsintown.com.

Gina and the Red Eye Flight Crew: 9 p.m., Portland House Of Music and Event, 25 Temple St., Portland. portlandhouseofmusic.com.

Monday 8/8

Something Old, Something New: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Cliff Island (Association Hall), Wharf Road, Portland. Free, portlandconservatoryofmusic.org.

Sounds by the Sea: 6-7 p.m. Pack a picnic, spread out a blanket, enjoy the sounds of the sea and listen to some great music. Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. Free, capecommunityservices.org.

Tuesday 8/9

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Nate’s World: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St., Portland. $0-$25, pcmf.org.

Wednesday 8/10

Acoustic open mic: 7-11 p.m. The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com.

Lyle Lovett: 8 p.m. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. $50-$75.

Thursday 8/11

Stu Mahan and Dominic Lavoie: 6:30 p.m. Portland Lobster Co., 180 Commercial St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Aage Birch: 7 p.m., The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Portland Chamber Music Festival: ECCO Dreams: 7:30-9 p.m., Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St., Portland. $0-$75, pcmf.org.

Horse Jumper of Love with Babehoven and Sadurn: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Peter Gallway and Kyle Morgan: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $15-$20, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Trawl – EP Release Party: 8 p.m., with special guests Twin Grizzly and Diana Drive. $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Music starts at 9 p.m. Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland. portlandhouseofmusic.com.

Friday 8/12

Bella’s Bartok and Clare Maloney: 7 p.m. Thomas Point Beach & Campground, 29 Meadow Road, Brunswick. bandsintown.com.

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble: 5-6 p.m., VFW Hall, 220 Island Ave., Long Island. Free, portlandconservatoryofmusic.org.

Stu Mahan and Royal Hammer: 6:30 p.m. Portland Lobster Co., 180 Commercial St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Toney Rocks: 7 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport. bandsintown.com.

VentiCordi Chamber Music “Influences”: 7-9 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleavland St., Brunswick. $5-$25, venticordi.com.

Widowspeak: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Saturday 8/13

Guster on the Ocean: 3 p.m., Thompson’s Point, Thompson’s Point Road, Portland. $55 adult, $10 ages 13 and under, ontheoceanfest.com.

Jim Sharkey: 4 p.m., Flight Deck Brewing, 11 Atlantic Ave., Brunswick. bandsintown.com.

Louise Bichan: 4 p.m., The Music Loft at Linden Tea, Pownal. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Half Moon Jug Band: 7 p.m., Wassamki Springs Campground, 56 Saco St., Scarborough. bandsintown.com.

I Love the ’90s: 7 p.m. Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. $36.50-$96.50, bandsintown.com.

Ted Leo: 7 p.m. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Troy R. Bennett: 7 p.m., Wassamki Springs Campground, 56 Saco St., Scarborough. Free for campers, bandsintown.com.

Keep Flying + Dancer + Smile Back + The Long Year: 8 p.m. Portland House Of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. $10-$15, 21-plus. bandsintown.com.

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Review starring Los Straitjackets: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30-$50.

Steamboat Gypsy Band: 9 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com.

Ongoing

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.

Theater/Dance

A Comedy of Haunted History: explore the creepy corners of Portland’s Old Port with professional actors and comedians, starting next to Flatbread and RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. $19.99-$29.99, wickedwalkingtours.com.

“Blueberries for Sal: The Musical”: various times Wednesdays and Friday through Sunday through Aug. 21. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland. Based on the book by Robert McCloskey, $0-$15, kitetails.org.

“Kinky Boots”: Aug. 10-27, Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. $59-$89, msmt.org.

“Pass Over” by Antoinette Nwandu: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4-21, part of the Portland Theater Festival. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $20-$25, portlandtheaterfestival.org.

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

The Amazing Acro-Cats featuring the Rock Cats Band: various times and days Aug. 12-28, St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. $21-$45, stlawrencearts.org.

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

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.

Thursday 8/11

New England’s Funniest Comedian: Semi-Finals Round 1: 8 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $12-$15.

Deep Thoughts Comedy Show: 7 p.m., presented by Maine House of Comedy at Free Street Restaurant and Bar, 77 Free St., Portland. $20, eventbrite.com.

Ongoing

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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