‘Kinky Boots’

“Kinky Boots” is being staged at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick through Aug. 27. The six-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Charlie Price as he reluctantly inherits his father’s failing shoe factory, with, from left, Jonathan Bryant, Stephane Duret and Donovan Hoffer.   Jared Morneau Photography 

Auditions

“Sylvia”: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug 22 & 23, City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog, citytheater.org.

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.

“Maine Perspectives:” AIGA Summer Poster Show, Portland Public Library, Lower Level, 5 Monument Square, Portland, to Oct. 8, maine.aiga.org.

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Points of View Art Gallery: Small Works: Points of View Art Gallery, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Carolyn Judson and guest artist Nan Moran, through August. brunswickdowntown.org.

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

Sebascodegan Artists Exhibit: through Aug. 28, Centennial Hall, Route. 123, South Harpswell.

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 8/19

Bath Art Hop: 4-7 p.m., visitbath.com.
“Stories in Wood: The Marquetry Art of James Macdonald”: Gallery Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts  Center, Bath. Artist talk 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17, on view through Oct. 1.
Saturday 8/20
Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Brunswick, Maine Street, Brunswick. Free, brunswickoutdoorartsfest.com.
Plein Air Soirée: 4 p.m., featuring Maine artist Jill Hoy, private home in Seaborne neighborhood, Yarmouth. $25, eventbrite.com.

“Sea Changes: Transformation Wanted”: 4-5 p.m. opening reception and artist talkThe Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland. Free.

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.

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

Film

PMA Films: “Undine”: 2 p.m., Aug. 19-20, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland.

PMA Films: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”: 6 p.m., Aug. 19 & 21, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland.

Wednesday 8/24

“Are We Free? Wabanaki Ways”: 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free, brunswickdowntown.org.

Ongoing

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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.

Maine Historical Society – “Northern Threads: Two Centuries of Dress”: Part II on view through Dec. 31, 489 Congress St., Portland, mainehistory.org.

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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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Friday 8/19

Paint with Imagination: A Conversation with Katherine Bradford and Nancy Princenthal: 5:30 p.m., “Flying Woman” exhibition,  Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. Free.

Thursday 8/25

Social Masks in Expressionist Prints: 2 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. Free, registration encouraged, portlandmuseum.org.

Music

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

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.

Friday 8/19

Alex Giampapa: 7 p.m., Island Dog Brewing, 125 John Roberts Road, South Portland. bandsintown.com.

Bonnie Prince Billy: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland. bandsintown.com.

Bumpin Uglies: 9 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Five Of The Eyes w/ Junesevere: 8 p.m., Portland House Of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Joe Bonamassa: 8 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

John Weaver Memorial Concert featuring Richard Elliott: 7 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland, part of 110th Anniversary Season of the Kotzschmar Organ, foko.org.

Lake Street Dive Presents: Side Streets: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St, Portland. $26-$41, facebook.com.

Portland Chamber Music Festival: “Time For Three”: 8 p.m., solo Portland debut performance, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $25-$75, pcmf.org.

Slygo Road!: 7 p.m., The Porthole Restaurant & Pub, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland. Free, portholemaine.com.

Under The Covers: 8 p.m., Seasons Grille & Bar, 155 Riverside St., Portland. Free.

Saturday 8/20

Bumpin Uglies: 9 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland. bandsintown.com.

Cadaverette: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland.

Clem Snide: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Crystal Vision –  Six Member Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band: 5 p.m., Bath Waterfront Concert Series, free.

Fat Boy Sock Hop: 4-10 p.m., Fat Boy Drive-In 111 Bath Road, Brunswick, brunswickdowntown.org.

Portland Chamber Music Festival: “Sonic Bloom”: 7:30 p.m., brief elegy to composer Eleanor Alberga’s mother, Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Free to $75.

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

Shwayze: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $20.

the heated: The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland.

“Tone” A Home Grown Album | Dimensions in Jazz; 8 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland, $5+, portlandconservatoryofmusic.org.

Trifecta: 2 p.m., The Porthole Restaurant & Pub, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland. portholemaine.com.

Sunday 8/21

Portland Rossini Club: 3-4:30 p.m., outside Portland Community Squash, 66 Noyes St., Portland. rossiniclub.org.

Eliza Edens: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Madison Cunningham & Lake Street Dive: 8 p.m., Thompson’s Point, 1 Thompson’s Point, Portland. bandsintown.com.

Skum City: 4 p.m., Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Sunday Afternoon with DKR: 1 p.m., The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Tuesday 8/23

Joan Kennedy Band: 6:30 p.m., Fort Sumner Park, 64 North St., Portland, free.

Wednesday 8/24

Maine State Music Theatre Concert on the Mall: 5:30 p.m., Brunswick Downtown Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick. Free, msmt.org.

Western Promenade Sunset Concert Series: 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Western Promenade, Pine Street, Portland. Free, friendsofwesternprom.org.

Thursday 8/25

Catcha Vibe: 4 p.m., Thompson’s Point Outdoor Concerts and Events, 10 Thompsons Point, Portland. bandsintown.com.

Deer Tick: 7 p.m., Portland House Of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Dylan Scott: 8 p.m.,  Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $35.

Scott Kirby: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $15-$20, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Friday 8/26

Abbie Gardner & Marc Douglas Berardo: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. bandsintown.com.

Built To Spill: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $28, facebook.com.

Caamp: 5:30 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $49.50-$55, statetheatreportland.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.

“Honestly, Now!”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday Aug. 19-28; 3 p.m. Sundays, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, fcponline.org.

Jukebox Divas – The Musical: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday through Aug. 25, Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth. $20, thefootlightstheatre.com.

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

L’Arbre Enchanté/The Magic Tree: 5 p.m., Aug. 26-27, Wolfe’s Neck Center, 713 Wolfe’s Neck Road, Freeport; Aug. 28, Sprague Barn, Ram Island Farm, Cape Elizabeth. $65-$295, hogfish.org.

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

“Pony” by Sylvan Oswald: 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 21, part of the Portland Theater Festival, Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress 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 through Aug. 28, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. $21-$45, stlawrencearts.org.

Saturday 8/20

Comedian Louis C.K.: 7:30 p.m. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. $78+, ticketsmarter.com.

Sunday 8/21

“Pass Over”: 5 p.m., second of three productions in the 2022 Portland Theater Festival,  Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $20-$25, portlandtheaterfestival.org.

Monday 8/22

“Frozen Jr.”: 10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. $17-$23, msmt.org.

Wednesday 8/24

Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!: 7 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. All ages, $39.75 – $59.75, facebook.com.

Hey Party People!: 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Full-fledged comedy experience, $12-$16, stlawrencearts.org.

Thursday 8/25

“Pony”: 7:30 p.m., final production in the 2022 Portland Theater Festival, Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. $20-$25, portlandtheaterfestival.org.

Portland Maine Comedy Festival: 10 p.m., Arcadia, 504 Congress St., Portland. bandsintown.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.