Arts Calendar: Sept. 30-Oct. seven

Mad Horse Theater

Mad Horse Theater Company presents “When We Were Young and Fearless” by Sarah Treem, September 29 through October 23. Set in 1972, before Roe v. Wade, the play explores issues of sex, power, violence and femininity. Contribution / Mad Horse Theater


“Stories of Immigration: Exploring the Diverse Cultural Heritage of the Communities of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell”: Pejepscot History Centre, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, until December.

“Maine Outlook:” AIGA Summer Poster Show, Portland Public Library, Lower Level, 5 Monument Square, Portland, through October 8,

Sprayed under pressure: USM Glickman Library, 96 Falmouth St., 7th Floor Great Reading Room, Portland. To see in December,

Rachel Mason Burger: The Art Gallery of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, until October 4.

Run with scissors 6×6 and Open Studios: Belleflower Brewing, 66 Cove St., Portland, through October.

“Maine Scenes”: An annual exhibition of paintings: Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland. Until October,

“The life of jewelers”, University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, until October 9,

Tom Payment: “Possibility Anxiety”: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. Until October 29,

Friday 10/7

First Friday Art Walk: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., downtown Portland, Old Port. Free.

In progress

Casco Bay Craftsmen: 68 Commercial Street, Building A, Portland,

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.


Friday 30/09

PMA Films: “Three minutes: an extension”: 2 p.m., presented with the Maine Jewish Film Festival at the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, $7+,

“The territory:: 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Immersive look at the struggle of the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by illegal settlers, $9,

Wednesday 10/5

“Blood Dinner”: 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Deranged cult classic exploitation parody from 1987; director Jackie Kong will be live for a Q+A, $9,

In progress

Apohadion Theatre: 107 Hanover Street, Portland,

Frontier Theatre: 14 Maine Street, Brunswick,

Merrill Film Society: watch movies on your own and join a Zoom chat. Email Mike at [email protected] for an invitation.

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


Bowdoin College Art Museum, Braunschweig FREE ENTRANCE,

Children’s museum and theater of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland. “Snow in the Jungle” from October 8 to November 13, ideal for 4-9 year olds and their families. $15.

Maine Historical Society – “Northern Threads: Two Centuries of Dress”: Part II on view through December 31, 489 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Jewish Museum: “Color Fields,” Joan Busing; “Generational Layers: Gerstenblatt-Berg Family Collage Portraits,” Paula Gerstenblatt; “Following the Light,” Judy Glickman Lauder, through October 28. First Friday Art Walk 5-8 p.m. Oct. 7, 267 Congress St., Portland.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts: Claire Seidl and Rose Marasco, until October 8, 15 Middle St., 3A, Portland,

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, Bowdoin College, 255 Maine St., Brunswick,

Portland Observatory: 138 Congress St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday for 45-minute guided tours. Details about

Tate House Museum: Tours hourly 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through October 29, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Masks may be required. Free-$16, reserve at

Victoria Manor: 10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. through October 31, 109 Danforth St., Portland. Free-$35,

Saturday 10/8

Tate House Museum presents ColoniAle 2022: 3-6 p.m., 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Find out what you don’t know about colonial beer making and take a special guided tour. $20/$25,


Friday 30/09

Billy Ocean: 8 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $45 to $59.50.

Heir Watanabe: 8 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30 to $150,

MARS by Kevin O’Leary: 7 p.m., The Studio Theatre, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, $25,

open stage: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Three of Strong Spirits, 35B Diamond St., Portland. Music, juggling, dancing, comedy and any other talents guests may have are welcome,

Stu Mahan and Jeff Beam: 6 p.m. Portland Lobster Co., 180 Commercial St., Portland.

Saturday 10/1

Adam Swanson Music Workshop: 1:30 p.m., on the history of Ragtime and the beginnings of jazz, Cadenza 5 Depot St., Freeport. visit

Katie Daggett and Ed DesJardins: 7:00 p.m., Cadenza 5 Depot St., Freeport.

Capisic: 8:30 p.m., EPrRelease party and New England punk rock evening, Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland.

carolina: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland.

CascoBay UkeFest: 9am-4pm, St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. $10 to $20,

Marc Schultz with special guest Right Hand Shade: 8 p.m., Mended Heart Ministries Cornerstone Baptist Church, 771 Lewiston Road, Topsham.

Palaver Strings: A Brilliant Escape: 7 p.m., Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress Street, Portland.

Panorama: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $15.50 $19.50.

Thursday 10/6

King Princess: The Hold On Baby Tour: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St, Portland. $30.

Friday 10/7

Mary Gauthier and Jaimee Harris: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Organ Recital by Hentus van Rooyen: 7 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Taylor Tomlinson: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $28.25-$158.25,

Warren Zeiders: The Up To No Good Tour: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St, Portland. $25.

Saturday 10/8

Anya Marina and Nikki Glaser: 7 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland.

Two-step Aztec: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Dirty deeds: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St, Portland. $19+.

The 50th Anniversary Fringe featuring Francisco Mela: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland. $20.

Symbio: Swedish hurdy-gurdy and accordion duet: 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $22 to $27.

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. Dance. Music. To like. 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.

Open DJ night: Every Tuesday at Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. Bring records, CDs or a gamepad; all formats/genres are welcome.

Sunday Open Mic: 3-7 p.m. every Sunday, O’Donoghue’s Pub, 103 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

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


“Chicago”: October 7 and 8, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. $45 to $80,

“Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Again”Dates: Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth. $20,

“Jekyll and Hyde the Musical”: Until October 2, Lyric Music Theatre, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. $20 to $25,

MARS by Kevin O’Leary: September 28-30 and October 1, The Studio Theater at 25A Forest Ave., Portland, $25,

“The big jump”: Until October 2, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. Curtain call after the show on September 25

“The life of a fact”: Good Theater is proud to open its 20th anniversary season October 5-30 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. $30,

“When We Were Young and Fearless”: From September 29 to October 23, Mad Horse Theater Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Make a reservation and pay after the performance,

saturday 10/7

Dylan Adler’s Hit That Track – Comedy Special: 7 p.m., Maine House Of Comedy, 77 Free St., Portland.

In progress

Spirit Monday: A community hip-hop showcase: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. every second and fourth Monday, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland.

Portland Swing Project: swing dance classes for all levels, Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland.

Thursday night comedy: 7 p.m. every Thursday, Stroudwater Distillery, 28 Resurgam Place, Portland. Hosted by Ian MacDonald. Rotating weekly programming. $10 online or in person,

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