July 17, 2024


Super Art is Almost

Arts Calendar: July 7-17 – Portland Press Herald

Runnin’ Down A Dream

Runnin’ Down A Dream, a Tom Petty tribute band, will be playing at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 17, in the free weekly performance series Kennebec Concerts in Waterfront Park in Bath. Contributed / Chocolate Church Arts Center


“A Community of Artists,” Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport, 40 Main St., fine art, photography and sculpture, through Aug. 15.

Art at the Galleria: Mark Royall, Debbie Stubs, Wayne Fournier and Nancy Lakin, Broadway Deli, 142 Maine St., Brunswick.

Colin Page Solo Exhibition, Maret Hensick in the Side Gallery, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com.

“Contrasts,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in July. Original works that offer a study in contrasting styles from impressionism to realism, richardboydartgallery.com.

Maine Media Workshops + College is accepting submissions for the 2021 The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture. See mainemedia.edu/ANP for details.

“Shivering in the Garden,” by Dylan Hausthor, 538 Window Gallery, Space, 538 Congress St., Portland, to July 17.

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts’ Salad Days virtual fundraiser, features colorful Salad Days plates, but raffle tickets at watershedshop.org.

Saturday, 7/10

“Slack Tide: a moment of calm between tides,” artist’s talk, noon, Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery in Bath, featuring Caroline and John Rufo. Tickets not required. On view until Aug. 7.


“Begin Again, Reckoning with Intolerance in Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Congress Street, Portland, through Dec. 31. To schedule an in-person visit to the exhibit and learn more, visit mainehistory.org/programs.

Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, U.S. Route 1 in the Falmouth Shopping Center. elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell, paintings, jewelry, handmade paper. Call 833-6081 for appointment or watch for open flag.

Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org/exhibitions/.


“Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over,” online retrospective of Lunch’s confrontational, acerbic and electric artistry. Space Gallery, Portland, to July 16. $10, space538.org.

Monday 7/12

Monday Night Movies in the Park: “The Princess Bride,” Library Park, 890 Washington St., Bath. Bring chairs/blanket. Free.


Apohadion Theater, virtual screenings via theapohadiontheater.com.

“Dear Georgina,” short documentary about Passamaquoddy elder who was removed from her Maine home by child protection services at the age of 2, stream at upstanderproject.org/georgina.

Frontier, virtual cinema via explorefrontier.com/events/all.



Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, has reopened, see bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum (226 Maine St.), Skolfield-Whittier House (161 Park Row) and Pejepscot History Center (159 Park Row) open for the season in Brunswick. For hours, talks and presentations see pejepscothistorical.org/events/talks-presentations.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts Antidote online at mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/antidote.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, collections and exhibitions online at bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

Portland Museum of Art, schedule in-person visits at bit.ly/3fcSgHz.

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday, last entry at 5 p.m. Access by pre-purchased, timed tickets only, tickettailor.com/events/greaterportlandlandmarks/527616.

Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, guided tours inside the historic house every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 1. Tickets must be pre-purchased at tatehouse.org; $15/adults, $12/seniors, $7/age 12 and under.


317 Main Community Center Summer Concert Series, Railroad Square Pavilion, Yarmouth, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, Ethan Setiawan with Corner House. Future dates include Aug. 5, 26 and Sept. 23.

Bath Outdoor Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Fridays through July 30, behind the Grant Building, 31 Centre St. Contemporary folk, indie, country, rock, pop and jazz. All ages. $12/show, under 12 free, bit.ly/34GVcr3.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, streaming through Aug. 6, bowdoinfestival.org.

Evening Concerts in Royal River Park, Yarmouth, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 18. Performances are free and snacks will be available to purchase, yarmouthcommunityservices.org/summer-arts-series.

Faculty Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., July 7 and 9, live online from Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, bowdoinfestival.org.

Gazebo Concerts in Library Park, 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Aug. 31, 890 Washington St., Bath, visitbath.com/events/summer-concert-series.

Music on the Mall, 6 p.m. Wednesdays to Sept. 1, Brunswick Town Mall. July 14: Delta Knights. Free.

Summer Sunsets LIVE, 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through July, Thompson’s Point, Portland. Variety of live music, food trucks, games, brews, thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar/#sunsets.

Waterfront Park Concert Series, 6 p.m. Saturdays to Aug. 28, 61 Commercial St., Bath, visitbath.com/events/summer-concert-series.

Wolfe’s Neck Center, live music noon-4 p.m. second Thursday of the month and third Saturday through September at the tent in front of the Little River Farmhouse.

Wednesday 7/7

Currier & Tchaikovsky, 7:30-8:30 p.m., live online from Studzinski Recital Hall, 12 Campus Road South, Brunswick. Free, bowdoinfestival.org.

Friday 7/9

Franck & Beethoven, 7:30-8:30 p.m., live online from Studzinski Recital Hall, 12 Campus Road S, Brunswick. Free, bowdoinfestival.org.

Saturday 7/10

Afrobeat Saturdays, 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St, Portland. Free, eventbrite.com.

Southside Blues, 7 p.m. Aura, Freeport. Early electric blues, visitfreeport.com.

Monday 7/12

195th Army Band, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Village Park.

Friday 7/16

Classic Stones Live, 9 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets.


Cadenza, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, livestream via Facebook. $18-$20. Visit cadenzafreeport.com/shows for schedule and Eventbrite ticket links.

DaPonte String Quartet, digital content posted at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on YouTube.

Irish Night at Blue, 8 p.m. Wednesdays via Facebook Live. portcityblue.com.

Jazz Sesh Facebook Group hosted by Blue at 9 p.m. Tuesdays, portcityblue.com.

Out of the Blue livestreaming series by Port City Blue. Various dates. portcityblue.com.

State Theatre of Portland livestreaming shows via Facebook, statetheatreportland.com.


Maine Playwrights Festival, six new, short plays available to stream through July 11, $12.55+, showtix4u.com/event-details/52640.

Stroudwater Comedy Series, 7-10 p.m. every Thursday, Stroudwater Distillery, 4 Thompson’s Point, Portland. $10, reservations required through eventbrite.com.

“The Comedy of Errors,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday through July 31, Fenix Theatre Company at Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Free, fenixtheatre.com.

“The Everly Brothers,” Maine State Music Theate collaboration with Portland Stage, July 23-25, Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus, Brunswick. $50-$60 at msmt.org or 725-8769.

Thursday 7/8

New England’s Funniest Comedian: Round 4, 8 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $10, auramaine.com.

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