Arts Calendar: April 29-May 7

peaceful new england

“Up Through the Mighty Spruce” by Boston’s Harper Dangler is one of the works featured in the “Peaceful New England Landscapes” art exhibition at the Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath through June 4. Works by Maine artist Maret Hensick are also featured. Contribution / Chocolate Church Arts Center


“10×10”: Meetinghouse Arts Gallery, 40 Main St., Freeport. Work in a variety of media, all 10 by 10 inches. As of May 1.

“Watercolor Experiments: Diversity and Brightness”: Union of Maine Visual Artists Portland Chapter Gallery at Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., through May,

Maine Pottery Tour: April 30 and May 1, self-guided, locations statewide,

Oil paintings: An annual visual art exhibition: Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps Street, Portland. Free, until May.

“Peaceful Landscapes of New England”: by Harper Dangler and Maret Hensick, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington Street, Bath, through June 4.

Location of detection: until June 12, UNE Gallery, 74 College St., Portland. Free.

Wednesday 5/4


A conversation with artist Wendy Edwards: noon, Bowdoin College, 255 Maine Street, Brunswick.

In progress

Maine Art Collective: multimedia experience led by 14 Maine artists using media ranging from sculpture to jewelry, painting to photography. Maine Art Collective, 18 Exchange St., Portland.

Manufacturers on Main: 10 a.m. the first Saturday from May to September on Main Street in Freeport. visit


Teaser on Tuesdays: 6 p.m. 3, 10, 17 and 24 May, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick. Ffilm series, free and open to the public,

Friday 04/29


“The Upstanders”: 6:30 p.m. Freeport Community Services Free virtual screening and panel discussion on film education program on resilience, mindfulness and the power of connection to end bullying. visit

Saturday 30/04

Jazz in the cinema | “The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residence to Legacy”: 7 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. Q&A Director afterwards. Free,

In progress

Apohadion Theatre: 107 Hanover St., Portland,

Frontier Theatre: 14 Maine Street, Brunswick,


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


Bowdoin College Art Museum, Braunschweig “Marcia Resnick: As it Is or Could Be” and “Jona Frank: Model Home” until June 5. “Innovation and Resilience Across Three Generations of Wabanaki Basket-Making” until June. Free admission,

“Maine Historical Society in pictures: Exploring Our 200 First Years”: over two centuries of paintings, photographs and stories of key MHS leaders. 489 Congress Street, Portland. On view until May 21. Non-member adults, $10; children (6-17), $5; under 6 years old, free. Registration required at

Maine Jewish Museum: “Stories,” group show with five Maine book artists, noon-4 p.m., Sunday-Friday through April 29, 267 Congress St., Portland.

“Sons of the North: Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society, part I”: Museum Bicentennial exhibit at 489 Congress St., Portland. On view until July 30. Entrance fees, registrations apply.

Portland Museum of Art: “North Atlantic Triennial Down North”: contemporary art from the North Atlantic region, until June 5.


sunday 5/1

Victoria Manor: opens for the season with “And Yet They Succeeded: Eight Maine Women Who Changed Our World,” admission times 2 and 3:30 p.m., $20/members or $25, 109 Danforth St., Portland ,

tuesday 5/3

Maine Jewish Museum: opening 5pm-7pm for “News/Not News” by M. Annenberg (artist talk 4pm); “The Good Life” by Missy Asen and “Dream Sequence” by Smith Galtney. Seasonal hours change from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Saturday, 267 Congress St.

In progress

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts Antidote: online at


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


Portland Community Choir: April 22 and 23, South Portland High School. Suggested donation $15; children 12 and under free. Tickets at the door and

Friday 04/29

Katie Daggett and Ed DesJardins: 7 p.m., Cadenza in Freeport. visit

The Roman Jazz Septet: 7 p.m., Frontier Café, 14 Maine St., Mill 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick. $18 to $20.

Amadou & Mariam and The Blind Boys of Alabama: 8 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.


Local H & Juliana Hatfield: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland.

Saturday 30/04

“Sediments we move”: 5 p.m., US premiere presented by Oratorio Chorale and the Bowdoin College Chorus, Halo at the Point, 20 Van Aken Way, Portland. Free,

Release of Doug Kolmar’s album: 7 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport. $10 to $25,

Karaoke night at Stroudwater: 7-10 p.m., Stroudwater Distillery, 28 Resurgam Place, Portland. Free,

Music by Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert: 7 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland.


Eli Young Group: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $30.

Flacco’s Bizarre Adventure: 10 p.m., Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland.

sunday 5/1

Lava El: Armenian Band, Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., $5-$20,

Thursday 5/5

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


Jeffrey Foucault & Erik Koskinen: 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

loose heads with A. Mack Davis | Dave Gouttiere | aLunarLanding | Jacobsen: 7:30 p.m., all ages, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Presale $12; day of / $15,

Palaver Strings – “Welcome Here: 8 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St, Portland. $18 to $25.

Friday 5/6

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $15 to $20.

Unfinished Blues Band: 7 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport.


Saturday 5/7

Bowdoin Chamber Choir: 3 p.m., a cappella works program, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 12 S. Campus Drive, Brunswick. Free.

Bowdoin West African Music Ensemble: 4:30 p.m. Morrill Lounge, Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Polar Loop, Brunswick. COVID guidelines apply. Free.

Old Crow Medicine Show: 6 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland.

A river of trees: 7 p.m., Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave., Portland.

Classic Broadway: 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.


Voice of the Renaissance a cappella ensemble: “Folk Song Suite II,” 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland.

In progress

80s Retro Party: Rotating DJs the last Saturday of each month, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland.

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

Cheri 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 the weather.


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 a gamepad; all formats/genres are welcome.

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


“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” The Theater Company at Falmouth High School on May 6, 7, 13, 14 and 15. Cash and checks payable to FHS Theater Boosters accepted at the door, $8 for adults, $4 for students.


“Collective Rage: A game in 5 betties”: May 5-29, Mad Horse Theater Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, Pay What You Decide. No-cost reservations strongly suggested,

“The Diary of Anne Frank”: 7:05 p.m. and May 7, presented by Opera in the Pines in association with the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. $25 to $35,

“Bird of Fire”: 7:30 p.m. April 29 and 2 p.m. April 30, Portland Ballet at Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., tickets via PortTIX.

“The last five years”: through May 1, The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath,

“The little Mermaid”: South Portland High School Musical Theater Program: April 29-30; May 1, 6 and 7. 637 Highland Ave. $10 to $12.

Maine Playwrights Festival: Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., April 28-May 8, more than 40 Maine-based theater artists and performances of six plays, staged readings,


” Dream of a summer night ” : 7 p.m. April 30 and 2 p.m. May 1, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $5/door, cash only, or

“The Secret Princess”: April 29-May 8, Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St., Freeport, $26. Mature themes; recommended for ages 14 and up,

Thursday night comedy: 7 p.m. every Thursday, Stroudwater Distillery, 28 Resurgam Place, Portland. Hosted by Ian MacDonald. Rotating weekly programming. $10 online or in person,

Saturday 30/04

“Lisa the Wise”: 1 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Imaginative shadow puppets, $10 to $22.

Mask and dress: Greek Theatre: 1 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 255 Maine St., Brunswick.


Collective Movement Arts Center: 6 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Celebrating Dancers and Musicians from Southern Maine. $20 to $25,

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