Arts Calendar: March 4-12 – Portland Press Herald


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“Headway,” a group exhibition featuring artists from the Independence Association’s Spindleworks program, opens Friday, March 4 at the Chocolate Church Arts Gallery. There will be an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 31. Contributed / CCAG


“Forward”: From March 4 to April 9, Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, Bath. Collective exhibition of artists from the Independence Association program Brooches. Free visit from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 31.

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

Polly Smith: “Here, Near and Far”, watercolors, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main Street, Yarmouth.

Friday 3/4

“Thoughts”: opening reception from 5-8 p.m. for a solo exhibition by Brooke Lambert, Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery at 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.

In progress

Apohadion Theatre: virtual screenings via

Frontier Theatre: 14 Maine Street, Brunswick. Weekly listings for in-person screenings at

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


Bowdoin College Art Museum, Braunschweig “Marcia Resnick: As She Is or Could Be” and “Jona Frank: Model Home”. Now open six days a week; new hours at

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

Wednesday 3/16

Sons of the North: Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society”: open at MHS, 489 Congress St. gallery, through December 31.

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 digitally from March 9 through April 8.

Friday 3/4

Duo Shea-Kim: 4 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, 12 Campus Road South, Brunswick. Free.

Darling Corey | Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal: 6 p.m. Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. Free,

Denny Breau: 7 p.m., Cadenza, Freeport,

Go Big for Hunger’s Benefit Party for Greg Marten’s birthday: 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. With Maine Dead Project, CCG & Friends, FB3 Frank Blinkal Trio, Hambone, Jon Fishman, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Frank Blinkal.

Jazz Friday with Melissa and her Minions: 8 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland.

Saturday 3/5

Michael Beling, Midnight BBQ, Clifford Cameron: 6 p.m., Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. Free,

Portland Conservatory of Music: 4th Annual Faculty Concert Fundraiser, 6 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. $10 to $35.

Jim Gallant: 7 p.m., Cadenza, Freeport. visit

Brian Shanker Adler Quartet | Dimensions in Jazz: 8 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. $5 to $25,

Matt Meyer and The Gumption Junction: 8 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland.

Punch Brothers: 8 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $40 to $55.

Wednesday 3/9

“A Gothic Romance Festival: Opera Maine presents “The Flying Dutchman” by Richard Wagner and “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Philip Glass”: 6 p.m., Portland Public Library Zoom, 5 Monument Square, Portland. Free,

Thursday 3/10

DaPonte String Quartet, “Breaking the Mold”: 7 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, Portland,

Friday 3/11

Dark Star Orchestra (Night 1): 6:30 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. Continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. $39.50 to $75.

Gladys Knight: 8:00 p.m. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.

Marcus King Group: 8 p.m. Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland.

Josephine County – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $20-$25,

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Concert: Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland,

saturday 3/12

Anne Clark: 7 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport.

Dark Star Orchestra (Night 2): 6:30 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $39.50 to $75.

tuesday 3/15

Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2022: State Theatre, 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. 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.


“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 to $34,

Friday 3/4

Golden Dragon Acrobats: 10 a.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.

“Puppet Crimes”: 7 p.m., hand puppet show with musical accompaniment, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $15-$22,

“You are a good man, Charlie Brown”: 7:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. $12-$15,

sunday 3/6

Al Franken: The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour”: 8 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $45 to $65.

Ssaturday 3/12

“Rope”: 2 and 7 p.m., by The Theater Company at Falmouth High School, admission to Maine Drama Festival 2022, $10 at the door.


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