Arts Calendar: March 18-28 – Portland Press Herald


“Forward”: Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, Bath. Collective exhibition of artists from the Independence Association program Brooches. Doors open 5:30-7:31 p.m. March; on view until April 9.

“Innovation and resilience Through Three Generations of Wabanaki Basketry”: Bowdoin College Museum of Arts, Brunswick.

“Thoughts”: solo exhibition of Brooke Lambert, Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery in 516 Congress St., Portland, via Mbow 30.

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.

Space Gallery: 538 Congress Street, Portland.


Merrill Film Society: Merrill Memorial Library, 315 Main Street, Yarmouth. E-mail [email protected] for more details.

Friday 03/25

Take 4 gifts: Water: 7:30 p.m., a film with live musical accompaniment reflects on our reliance on water as a resource, a commodity, and a defining feature of Maine’s landscape and culture. Frontier, 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Brunswick. $15 to $18,

In progress

Apohadion Theatre: virtual screenings via

Frontier Theatre: 14 Maine Street, Brunswick. Weekly listings for in-person visits to

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,” through June 5. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Elizabeth Ring, circa 1965. Ring was a teacher, historian, author, and the first woman elected to the board of directors of the Maine Historical Society in 1948. MHS celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2022, beginning with “Maine Historical Society in Pictures: Explores our first 200 Years”, on view from March 16 to May 21 in Portland. Contribution/Collections Maine Historical Society

“Maine Historical Society in pictures: Exploring our 200 first Years”: from March 16 to May 21, more than two centuries of paintings, photographs and stories about the main leaders of MHS. 489 Congress Street, Portland. Registration required to attend any exhibition, program or event at Non-member adults $10, children (6-17) $5 and under 6, free.

“Sons of the North: Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society, Part I: March 16 through July 30, the museum’s Bicentennial Exhibit opens at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Registration required to attend any exhibition, program or event at Non-member adults $10, children (6-17) $5 and under 6, free.

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

tuesday 3/22

“Unpacking the past: Fashions from the Maine Historical Society Collection”: 6-7 p.m. via Zoom with textile/apparel historian Jacqueline Field. Free,

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,

The music

“Motown Music”: PSO POP! with guest conductor William Waldrop, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Available until April 8.

Friday 3/18

The Clifford Cameron Trio: 7 p.m., evening of Jazz, Cadenza and Freeport performances.

“John Mulaney: From Scratch”: 7 p.m., Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. $52 to $76.

“Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig”: 7 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30 to $60,

Jazz Friday with LQH: 8-11 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland,

Saturday 3/19

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

DaPonte String Quartet: 3 p.m., Meetinghouse Arts, Freeport,

Annual fund: 7:30 p.m. Legendary music by James Taylor, Paul Simon and Neil Diamond is hosted by Broadway’s Michael Cavanaugh. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.

Collection of songs by Paul Simon: 7:30 p.m., Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.

St. Mary’s School | Campra Requiem Mass: 7.30pm, Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. $25,

Gus Johnson: I’m coming: 8:00 p.m. State Theater, 609 Congress St, Portland. $39.50,

Kaleta & Super Yamba Group: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $20 to $25,

sunday 3/20

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra/Wayne of Maine: 2:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham. Free pre-concert performance by the Peterson Family String Band 1:30 p.m. $22-$25, free for 18 and under and students with ID. midcoastsymphony.org846-5378.

Kaleidoscope: 7 p.m., Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. $18 to $20,

Random Rab with special guest Cosmal: 7 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St, Portland,

tuesday 3/22

“Bach’s Birthday Party”: 7:00 p.m., Kotzschmar organist James Kennerley performs at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. On request from March 26 to April 25

Wednesday 03/23

Sammy Rae and friends: 8 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $20.

Friday 03/25

“Through the Waking Skies” release of the album with Ethan Tischler: 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $15 to $22,

Cadence – Bess Jacques: 7 p.m. A mix of vintage Americana, including beloved jazz standards from the American Songbook as well as more modern tunes inspired by R&B and Americana. visit

Brit Floyd: 8 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.

An evening with Hrishikesh Hirway and Jenny Owen Youngs: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. $20,

Saturday 03/26

Erin Wagner mezzo-soprano and pianist Shawn Chang: 3 p.m., presented before Wagner’s first recital at Carnegie Hall, Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. Free up to $30,

Cadence – Andrew LaVogue: 7 p.m. LaVogue’s music combines post-rock, folk and psychedelia with early American guitar playing. Freeport.

Tom Rush with Matt Nakoa: 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $50-$55.

The East Bayside Bluegrass Family Reunion: 8 p.m., an evening of roots music hosted by Joe K., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $15 to $20.

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. To dance. The 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.

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


Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie: March 11-27, Lyric Music Theatre, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. $19 to $23,

“Last Ship to Proxima Centauri”: through March 20, Portland Stage Mainstage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. In this futuristic science fiction winner of the Clauder Competition, planet Earth has become uninhabitable. Earth’s last rescue ship arrives in its new home centuries after all the others. $25 to $68,

Portland Stage Clauder Competition: submissions due March 31. The winner will receive $3,000 and a full production at Portland Stage,

“My half”: Good theater at the Good St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. $27-$34, until March 20,

“Wait What?! A Comedy”: March production at the Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth. $20,

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