Art calendar: September 29th-Oct. 9
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Exhibitions / galleries
“Autumn,” with John Bowdren, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, October 1st through October 31st, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal. Outdoor sculpture garden by appointment only. For free, junelacombesculpture.com.
“The color of light”, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport, 40 Main St., by 40 Maine artists, through October 17th freeportartsandculture.org.
Maine craft weekend, National Tour of Maine Craft Studios, Companies, and Events, October 2-3, in conjunction with American Craft Week, mainecraftweekend.org.
“The permanent photo collection: Recent Acquisitions in the Stephen K. UNE Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, until October 8th une.edu.
“A phoenix from the ashes” Moss Galleries, Falmouth. Premium paintings commemorating the 20th anniversary of September 11th by contemporary abstract painter Michael Mulhern through October 23rd.
Run with the scissors Open Studios + “6 × 6”, 2nd and 3rd Oct. FEnthusiastic 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.
“Scenes from Maine”, annual exhibition of paintings, through October, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland, richardboydartgallery.com.
Stephen G. Hobson – Wildlife and Landscape Photography, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through October 29, Gallery at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org.
Nexus.PortL, 5-9pm, Immersives Art Collective transforms Congress Square Park, Forest Avenue, Portland into an immersive art experience during the First Friday Art Walk. For free, nexusportl.com.
“Transformation / Identity”, Opening Reception, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath. The artists Jennifer Goldfinger and Kathryn Geismar discuss memory and identity in oil and mixed media.
“Start all over and expect intolerance in Maine” Maine Historical Society, Congress Street, Portland, through December 31st. To arrange a personal visit to the exhibition and learn more, visit mainehistory.org/programs.
Maine art collective, Multimedia experience powered by 14 Maine artists using media from sculpture to jewelry, painting and photography. Maine Art Collective, 18 Exchange St. Portland.
“Passing the time: works of art from the Second World War German Prisoners of War in Aroostook County “, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, until December 31, bit.ly/3jynISG.
“New | Frame of the collection: New Considerations in European and American Art, 1475-1875 “, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Braunschweig, until December 31, bowdoin.edu/art-museum.
Space gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland. space538.org/exhibitions.
“Transformations: New Acquisitions of Global Contemporary Art”, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Braunschweig, until January 30th.
Apohadion Theater, virtual demonstrations over theapohadiontheater.com.
Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland, usm.maine.edu/planet/location-and-hours.
examines the representation of black women over the past two centuries; “New Views of the Middle Ages: Highlights from the Wyvern Collection”, until February 27th.
“Dig up history in the backyard: Afternoon Tea & Garden Walk, 2:30 pm, Skolfield-Whittier House Salon and Garden, 161 Park Row, Brunswick, $ 5- $ 10, eventbrite.com.
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, exhibition opening 5 pm-7pm for the exhibits “Dancing in the Light” by Arthur Fink, “Deep Sea” by Michel Droge and “Reflectors, Emitters and Diffusers” by PSBL. To see until November 12th.
Bowdoin College Art Museum, Braunschweig, hours at bowdoin.edu/art-museum.
Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum (226 Maine St.), Skolfield-Whittier House (161 Park Row) and Pejepscot History Center (159 Park Row), Braunschweig. For hours, lectures 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, Braunschweig, collections and exhibitions online at bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.
Portland Art Museum, Kongressstrasse, portlandmuseum.org.
An acoustic night with shipping, 11 a.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland.
Barney Martin, 7 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport.
Brooke Binion (the worst) + Carissa Johnson, 7 p.m., The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St, Portland.
“Bruce in the USA” 8 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland. $ 20- $ 45, auramaine.com.
Ferienland Ceili Band, 4:00 p.m., inauguration of the new music loft at The Music Loft at Linden Lea, 655 Elmwood Road, Pownal. $ 18-20, facebook.com.
Flamenco, 7 p.m., local flamenco dancer Lindsey Bourassa with singer Bárbara Martínez, flamenco guitarist Andreas Arnold, Mayo Street Arts, Mayo St. 10, Portland. $ 15- $ 22, tickettailor.com.
Diane Gluck, Kath Bloom and Karl Blau, 7:30 p.m., SPACE Reopening Show, 538 Congress St., Portland. $ 12.
C point 416, 8:00 p.m. Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $ 20.
Coupling, 8:00 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $ 30, statetheatreportland.com.
Harold Stover, 12:15 pm, Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series, 28 Neal St., Portland with organist, composer, founding faculty of the Conservatory. For free, portlandconservatoryofmusic.org.
Anjimile, 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. $ 12, space538.org.
The adults 7 p.m. Livestream, Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport. $ 18, kadenzafreeport.com.
An evening with RJ Miller 8:00 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music Dimensions in Jazz, 28 Neal St., Portland. $ 5 to $ 25, portlandconservatoryofmusic.org.
Golden rules for the thumb, Van Chamberlain, Junesevere, DJ Herbsman, 8 p.m., The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St., Portland. Masks and proof of Vax ID required on door, $ 10.
80s retro party, rotating DJs every last Saturday of the month, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St, Portland. flaschenlounge.com.
Darling corey, 6:00 p.m. first Friday of the month through December, Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland.
Irish music night, Wednesdays 7:30 p.m., Blau, 650A Congress St., Portland, facebook.com/IrishNightAtBlue.
Karaoke, Every Thursday from 10:00 PM to 12:30 PM, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave., South Portland. sopo.seadogbrewing.com.
Theater / dance
Maine Playwrights Festival, open to new scripts from Maine playwrights. The deadline for entries is November 28th, acorn-productions.org.
“Persistence,” by Maine playwright Callie Kimball, live at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. until October 17th; Stream 13.-31. October. A 20th century African American teacher is determined to improve her students; 100 years later, a white teacher is running for office. Pay what you can portlandstage.org/show/perserverance.
“The wonderful Meep Island adventure” 4pm, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine at Jordan Field in Brick Hill Townhouses, South Portland. Free Family Friendly Traveling Outdoor Show, No Reservation Required, usm.maine.edu/theatre.
Stroudwater Comedy Series, Every Thursday 7-10pm, Stroudwater Distillery, 4 Thompsons Point, Portland. USD 10, reservations required through eventbrite.com.