Novel Jazz

The Novel Jazz Septet will be swinging over to St. Lawrence Arts in Portland for an evening of music by two of the most influential and acclaimed icons of jazz, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. Michael Mitchell


“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.

Joel Babb: “Forest Murmurs – The Maine Woods”: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, on view to Oct. 1,

“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,

Friday 9/2

Portland First Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m.,

Saturday 9/3


Tender Table Food & Art Fair: Noon to 4 p.m., Little Congress Square Park, Congress Street, Portland. Tender Table invites all to a celebration of Black and Brown joy and community. Free,

Thursday 9/8

Artist Presentation: Zaara KittenChops: 5:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. Illustrator, muralist, tarot card designer. Free,

Friday 9/9

2nd Friday Brunswick: ArtWalk, Music, Fun: 4-7 p.m., Downtown Brunswick, Maine Street, Brunswick. Free,



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.


“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,

Friday 9/2

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

Adventure Movie Night: 7 p.m., L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Outdoor-themed documentary curated by the Maine Outdoor Film Festival.



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

Maine Jewish Museum: “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.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts: Claire Seidl and Rose Marasco, through Oct. 8, 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,


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 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.

Saturday 9/3

Alex Cohen Acoustic: 6 p.m., Flight Deck Brewing, 11 Atlantic Ave., Brunswick.

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

Music In Memorial Park: Noon, 19 Bow St., Freeport.

The Potboilers: 7 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport.

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

Sons of Quint: 4 p.m., Flight Deck Brewing, 11 Atlantic Ave., Brunswick. Free,

Town Meeting: 7 p.m., Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave., Portland. $22,

Yola: 7:30 p.m., L.L.Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free,

Sunday 9/4

Dominic Lavoie: 6 p.m. Portland Lobster Co., 180 Commercial St., Portland.

Teenage Halloween, Battlemode, FonFon Ru: 7:30 p.m., Sun Tiki Studios 375 Forest Ave., Portland. All ages, $10 adv / $13 day of,

Monday 9/5

Tom Abbott: 4 p.m., Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox St., Portland.

Wednesday 9/7

Acoustic Open Mic: 7-11 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St, Portland.

Jamie Saft/Joe Morris/Ken Vandermark: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland.

Mt. Joy: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $35,

Stereo Dreams: 8 p.m., Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave., Portland. Goiter, Roach Dad, Soulstice, and OKChree after the “Pass The Aux Cord” producer open mic, $5-$10.

Thursday 9/8

The Novel Jazz Septet: 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St. on Munjoy Hill, Portland, music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Christoper Cross: 40th Anniversary Tour: 8 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St, Portland. $29.50-$59.50.

Cruising Casco Bay Concert: Pete Kilpatrick, 6:30-9 p.m., Casco Bay Lines, 56 Commercial Street, Portland. $25,

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

Friday 9/9

Stu Mahan & Royal Hammer: 6 p.m. Portland Lobster Co., 180 Commercial St., Portland.

Summer Sunsets Live: 4-8:30 p.m., Thompson’s Point, Thompson’s Point Road, Portland. Free,

Saturday 9/10

Will Woodson & Caitlin Finley: 5 p.m., The Music Loft at Linden Lea, 655 Elmwood Road, Pownal. $20,


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,

“The Music Man”: Sept. 9-18, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington Street, Bath. Non-traditional, stylized version, tickets $18+ at

Friday 9/2

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

Tuesday 9/6

Get Up & Go 6-Week Improv Class: 7 p.m., First Parish UU Church, 425 Congress St, Portland. For improvisers of all levels (including novice) with exercises, games and scene work. $200,

Thursday 9/8

Neil Hamburger: 7 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland. “America’s Funnyman.”

Friday 9/9

Loving Highsmith: 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland. -6:30 a.m. A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith. $9,

Saturday 9/10

Maine Comedian Bob Marley: 8 p.m., Clambake Seafood Restaurant, 354 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.


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,