Arts Calendar: October 22-30 – Portland Press Herald


A nasty production

Jean Tafler plays the title role in “MY WITCH: Margaret Hamilton’s Stories of Maine, Hollywood, and Beyond!” which will be staged by Snowlion Repertory Company October 29-31 at the Meetinghouse Arts in Freeport. Contribution / Snowlion Reperatory Company

Exhibitions / Galleries

“Autumn,” featuring John Bowdren, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday through October 31, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal. Outdoor sculpture garden by reservation only. To free,

Call for applications: Chocolate Church Arts Center is accepting artwork from midcoast-area photographers until October 31, details on

Maine Media, free online conversations on various subjects in the fields of photography, film, book arts and writing until December 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.

“Scenes from Maine”, annual exhibition of paintings, until October, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland,

Stephen G. Hobson – Animal and landscape photographs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until October 29, Merrill Memorial Library Gallery, 215 Main Street, Yarmouth.

“Transformation / Identity” until November 27 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath. Artists Jennifer Goldfinger and Kathryn Geismar.

Yarmouth Art Festival, October 20-23, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road. The exhibition and sale will continue online from October 23 to November 6.

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.

“Sagadahoc County through the Eye of the East: Selections from the Penobscot Marine Museum ”, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Also on display: “Begin Again: Reckoning with Intolerance in Maine” and “Passing the Time: Works of Art from WWII German Prisoners of War in Aroostook County”, until 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.


The bicycle film festival, From October 22 to November 1, virtual short film event with part of all ticket sales supporting the BCM,

Saturday 30/10

“The Phantom of the Opera,” 1925 American silent horror film with live accompaniment by municipal organist James Kennerley on the Kotzschmar organ, 7 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle Street, Portland. $ 18- $ 23,

In progress

Apohadion Theater, virtual projections via

Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland,


Jewish Museum of Maine, 267 Congress St., Portland, exhibition opening from 5 pm to 7 pm for the exhibitions “Dancing in the Light” by Arthur Fink, “Deep Sea” by Michel Droge and “Reflectors, Emitters and Diffusers” by PSBL . On view until November 12.

Portland Art Museum, “Clifford Ross: Sightlines”, major survey of one of the world’s most eminent multimedia artists, mandatory masks for all, until January 9.

Victoria Manor, 109 Danforth StreetPortland, self-guided tours through October 31. Tickets to

In progress

Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswickexamines the representation of black women over the past two centuries; “New Views of the Middle Ages: Highlights from the Wyvern Collection”, until February 27, hours

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,


Friday 10/22

Jeff Aumuller and the potato pickers, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Jeff Aumuller and his salty and local folk and country sensibility. $ 15- $ 22,

Maia Sharp & Catie Curtis, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $ 30 to $ 40,

The Record Company: Play Loud Tour, 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St, Portland. $ 25.

Saturday 23/10

Travis James Humphrey, 6 p.m., The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St, Portland.

Celtic spirit, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.

Love by Num3rs with Xander Nelson, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $ 15 / advance, $ 18 / day from, or 442-8455.

Sunday 24/10

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra presents “Welcome! 2:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. Pianist George Lopez will perform Beethoven’s 5th Concerto, “Emperor”. $ 22, $ 25 / door, free for 18 years old and under and college students with ID,, 846-5378.

Portland Piano Trio, 4 p.m., Portland Conservatory, 28 Neal St., including Cafe Music by Paul Schoenfield. To free.

Friday 10/29

An evening with the goose, 8:00 p.m. State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $ 32.

Orrin Evans Trio, 8 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. $ 12,

Paintin ‘P-Town Brown: A tribute to Ween, 8:00 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland.

Saturday 30/10

Carole Wise & her friends, 7 p.m., Cadenza in Freeport. Celebrate the release of “Long Way Home”,

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

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

“Cabaret,” November 5-21, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland,

“I think I Love You,” 7:30 p.m. select days through October 23, Footlights Theater, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth. Who Said Romance Can’t Be Funny? $ 20,

“Lady Susan” by Jane Austen presented by Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts, Munjoy Hill, Portland, until November 14, $ 27- $ 34,

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

“MY WITCH: Margaret Hamilton’s Stories of Maine, Hollywood and beyond! ”, Produced by Snowlion Repertory Company October 29-31 at the Meetinghouse Arts in Freeport.

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

“You got old” by Clare Barron, through October 31, Mad Horse Theater Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Pay whatever you decide after the performance. Masks, vax or proof of negative PCR test required. Book at 747-4148,

Friday 10/22

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro: “Och & Oy! : A Considered Cabaret, ”7:00 pm, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Witty chatter. Heartfelt stories. An unrivaled staging. $ 32- $ 65,

Habibi with dead dresses, 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Dance show, $ 12.

Carnivale Bella Morte: a Sideshow Burlesque, 8:30 p.m., Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland. $ 13.

Saturday 23/10

“Do not move the stones” 7 p.m. Fleeing the altar on their wedding day, 50 sisters are forced to forge new paths. On request until November 13. Free,

Friday 10/29

Tophat Productions’ “Little Shop of Horrors” 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Classically trained opera singer puts a miniature twist on horror rock musical, $ 15- $ 22,

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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