Jewish immigration

Paula Gerstenblatt explores “individual experiences in a collective narrative of Jewish immigration” in “Generational Layers: Gerstenblatt-Berg Family Collage Portraits,” one of three exhibits opening Sept. 1 at the Maine Jewish Museum in Portland.   Contributed / Maine Jewish Museum


Midcoast Symphony Orchestra: Auditions being held for season starting in September, call 207-315-1712 or email,


“Brush With Nature”: Public invited to engage with plein air artists Aug. 27-28 at Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary, West Bath; Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary, Falmouth; Mast Landing, Freeport; Scarborough Marsh.

“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.

“From a Woman’s Perspective”: Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland. Through September,

“Immigration Stories: Exploring the Diverse Cultural Heritage of the Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell Communities”: Pejepscot History Center, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, through December, free.

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


“Photography & Paperwork”: Sept. 2-25, Meetinghouse Arts 40 Main St., Freeport.

“Stories in Wood: The Marquetry Art of James Macdonald”: Chocolate Church Arts  Center, Bath. Artist talk 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17, on view through Oct. 1.

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,

Wednesday 8/31

Artist Presentation: Illustrator Briana Mukodiri Uchendu: 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art + Design (Osher Hall), 522 Congress St., Portland. Free,


Thursday 9/1

Joel Babb: “Forest Murmurs – The Maine Woods”: Opening reception 5-7 p.m., Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, on view to Oct. 1,


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.


“Anonymous Club”: 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Chronicles notoriously shy, Melbourne-based musician Courtney Barnett’s world tour, $9,


“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song”: 6 p.m. Aug. 26; 2 p.m. Aug. 27 & 28, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, $7+.

“Migraciones/Migrations”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2; 3 p.m. Sept. 3, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, follows a photojournalist’s journey to learn the story of refugees, $15+. Free sand drawings and shadows for live video projection workshop 2 p.m. Sept. 4,

Wednesday 8/31

“Claydream”: 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland. Two claymation shorts and a feature, $9,

Short Film Premiere: 7 p.m., Bayside Bowl rooftop, 58 Alder St., Portland. Free,

Friday 9/2


Free Family Movie Night: 7 p.m., L.L. Bean, Freeport, kid-friendly movies on outdoor screen, lawn games and local food trucks,


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

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts: 15 Middle St., 3A, Portland,

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,

Saturday 8/27

Portland Museum of Art Family Day: “We Can Be Heroes”: 10 a.m. -6 p.m., 7 Congress Square, Portland.

Thursday 9/1

Maine Jewish Museum: Opening reception 5-7 p.m. for “Color Fields,” Joan Busing; “Generational Layers: Gerstenblatt-Berg Family Collage Portraits,” Paula Gerstenblatt; “Following the Light,” Judy Glickman Lauder, Sept. 1-Oct. 28. First Friday Art Walks 5-8 p.m. Sept. 2 & Oct. 7, 267 Congress St., Portland.


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,

Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival: Sept. 1-4, Brunswick,

Friday 8/26

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

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

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

Saturday 8/27

The Beths: 7 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $20-$25,

Cody Montanye: 8 p.m., Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave., Portland.

DaPonte String Quartet Concert: 7:30 p.m., Thompson “Alleluia,” Beethoven Quartet in C Minor, Op., Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St., Freeport. $25,

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

L’Arbre Enchanté/The Magic Tree: 5 p.m., Mallet Barn, Wolfe’s Neck Center, 713 Wolfe’s Neck Road, Freeport. $65-$295.

Pan Fried Steel: 5 p.m., Bath Waterfront Park Series.

The Goon Sax & Interpol & Spoon: 6 p.m., Thompson’s Point Outdoor Concerts and Events, Portland.

Sunday 8/28

Crescent: Noon to 2 p.m., featuring Kamala Sankaram and Brian Shankar Adler, Fort Gorges, Casco Bay, Portland.

Nora Brown: 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Old Tom & the Lookouts: 2 p.m., The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland.

Session Americana: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Sunday Open Mic: 3-7 p.m. every Sunday, O’Donoghue’s Pub, 103 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Monday 8/29

Animal Collective: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $31,

Wednesday 8/31

Brandi Carlile: Beyond These Silent Days Tour: 6 p.m., Thompson’s Point, 10 Thompsons Point, Portland. $75,

Thursday 9/1

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

Evan Arntzen Trio: 7 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport.

Friday 9/2

Murphy’s Law: 5:30 p.m., Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland.

They Might Be Giants: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $28-$30.


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.


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,

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

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

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,

“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 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,

Saturday 8/27

“Pony”: 2 p.m., final production in the 2022 Portland Theater Festival, Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. $20-$25,

Portland Comedy Festival: Sarah Martin headlines, 8 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland.

Sunday 8/28

Portland Comedy Festival: Mark Normand, 8 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $25+.

Tuesday 8/30

English Country Dance Group: 7 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Friday 9/2

Steve Hofstetter: 6 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland. Author, columnist and comedian,


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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