Arts Calendar: Sep 22-Oct 2


Serve the “black coffee”

Freeport Players presents “Black Coffee” by Agatha Christie, until September 26, at the Freeport Performing Arts Center. A mysterious murder with touches of comedy and romance, the promoters say Christie’s play creates a stunning theatrical experience. Contributor / Freeport Players

Exhibitions / Galleries

“The Advent of Green Acre, a Bahá’í Learning Center: Selections from the Eliot Bahá’í Archives ”, Maine Historical Society, Congress Street, Portland, until October 2,

“Alison Goodwin: Tradition and Generation ”, until October 2, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland.

Center for the Arts of the Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, eight 8-inch by 8-inch works of art by eight artists, through September 29.

“The color of light”, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport, 40 Main St., works by 40 artists from Maine, until October 17

“From a woman’s point of view” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland, until September,

Maine craft weekend, statewide tour of Maine’s craft studios, businesses and events, Oct. 2-3, in conjunction with American Craft Week,

“The permanent collection of photographs: Recent acquisitions at the Stephen K. A Art Gallery, ”University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, through October 8,

“An Ashen Phoenix,” Moss Galleries, Falmouth. Leading paintings commemorating the 20th anniversary of September 11, by contemporary abstract painter Michael Mulhern, through October 23.

Running with Open Studios scissors + “6 × 6” Oct 2 and 3, FKnown artists include Rebecca May Verrill, Soozie Large, Kincaid Pearson, Jena Gorham, Julia Luft, Haley Linnet, Martha Kearsley and Jess Tabby Shaps at 250 Anderson St., Portland.

Friday 08/10

“Transformation / Identity” Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath. Artists Jennifer Goldfinger and Kathryn Geismar discuss memory and identity using oils and mixed media.

In progress

“Starting again to reckon with intolerance in Maine”, Maine Historical Society, Congress Street, Portland, until December 31. To schedule an in-person visit to the exhibit and learn more, visit

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

“Passing the Time: Works of Art from WWII German prisoners of war in Aroostook County, ”Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, until December 31.

«Re | frame the collection: New Considerations in European and American Art, 1475-1875 ”, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, at December 31.

Space gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland.

“Transformations: new acquisitions of contemporary world art”, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, as of January 30.


In progress

Apohadion Theater, virtual projections via

Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland,


examines the representation of black women over the past two centuries; “New Views of the Middle Ages: Highlights from the Wyvern Collection”, until February 27.

Current exhibitions of the Jewish Museum of Maine: “Trees of Life”, Victoria Elbroch; “Close to Hand”, Anne Ireland; “Shalom, sisters”, Phyllis Graber Jensen. 267 Congress Street, Portland.

Saturday 9/25

Tate House Museum Beer Event, ColoniAle, 3 p.m. tour, discussion and payment at 4:30 p.m. at the Mast Landing Brewing Company. Tickets $ 35- $ 45 per

In progress

Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswick, hours at

Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum (226 Maine St.), Skolfield-Whittier House (161 Park Row) and Pejepscot History Center (159 Park Row), Brunswick. For hours, lectures and presentations, see

Maine Antidote Museum of Photographic Arts online at

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, collections and exhibitions online at

Portland Art Museum, Congress Street,

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday, last admission 5 p.m.

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 October 1. Tickets must be purchased in advance at; $ 15 adults, $ 12 seniors, $ 7 12 and under.


Wolfe Neck Center, live music from noon to 4 p.m. on the third Saturday through September in the tent outside the Little River Farm in Freeport.

Thursday 23/09 /

Happy people, The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland,

Caveman, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $ 15 and over, 21 and over,

Friday 24/9

AJR – The OK Orchestra tour, 7:30 p.m. Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. $ 36.50 to $ 66.50.

Gold Rush – The Ultimate Neil Young Celebration, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $ 18 / $ 23.

Sean Mencher and the hedgehogs, 6:30 p.m., Jones Landing, 6 Welch St., Peaks Island. $ 5,

Saturday 9/25

Borscht, 6 p.m., The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland.

Country roads, 7 p.m. Cadenza in Freeport, 2018 winner of the Pine Tree State Country Music Association Modern Country.

Oshima Brothers, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. A richly harmonious blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop, $ 18 and up.

Sunday 9/26

Joan Kennedy Band, 2:00 p.m., The Hublot Restaurant & Pub, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland. Country, pop and blues crossover star.

Revival of gospel blues, 5:15 p.m., Morning Glory, 60 Maine St., Brunswick, $ 10,

Friday 1/10

An Acoustic Night With Dispatch, 11:00 a.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland.

Brooke Binion (the worst) + Carissa Johnson, 7 p.m., The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St, Portland.

Saturday 10/2

Flamenco, 7 p.m., local flamenco dancer Lindsey Bourassa with singer Bárbara Martínez, flamenco guitarist Andreas Arnold, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $ 15- $ 22,

In progress

80s retro party, DJ rotating the last Saturday of each month, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St, Portland.

Darling Corey, 6 p.m. first Friday of the month through December, Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland.

Irish music evening, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland,

Karaoke, 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave., South Portland.

Theater / Dance

“Black coffee,” by Agatha Christie, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24-25, 2 p.m. Sept. 26. $ 10 to $ 20,

Maine Playwright Festival, open to new scripts from Maine playwrights. The deadline for submissions is November 28,

“Perseverance,” by Maine playwright Callie Kimball, live at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. from September 29 to October 17; broadcast October 13-31. 20th-century African-American schoolteacher is determined to uplift her students; 100 years later, a white teacher is running for office. Pay what you can,

Saturday 9/25

Jo Koy: Just Kidding World Tour, 8 p.m. Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. $ 41.50 to $ 66.50,

“Mother Jones in Heaven – A musical by Si Kahn”, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress Street, Portland. One-woman show on the infamous union organizer, $ 25,

In progress

Stroudwater comic series, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Stroudwater Distillery, 4 Thompson’s Point, Portland. $ 10, reservations required through


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