American Journal Arts Calendar – 5/22



Friday, May 30-Sunday,

June 8

“Hamlet,” directed by Michael Howard, presented by Acorn Shakespeare Conservatory at Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. $10 suggested donation.

Through Sunday, June 1

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $15-$20. 799-7337 or


Saturday, May 31

David Mallett, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. $25. 929-6472.

Saturday, June 14

Zemya, a Maine-based women’s a cappella world folk music group, 7:30 p.m., The Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. $16-$18. Limited seating. 929-6472.

Saturday, July 12

Maine Music Awards Hall of Fame Show, 7 p.m., Cumberland County Civic Center. Featuring Don McLean, Howie Day, Ellis Paul, Dave Mallett, Devonsquare, Carol Noonan. $39-$69. or


Saturday, May 24

Plant and garden sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Windham Historical Society, Windham Center. 892-1433 or

Saturday, May 24-Monday, May 26

Civil War Reenactors, 3rd Maine, Co. A, encamped in the field at Windham Historical Society, Windham Center, with activities from noon Saturday and all day Sunday. In parade on Monday. Public encouraged to ask questions, visit various displays. Suggested donation, $5. or 892-1306.

Monday, May 26

Open House at Windham Veterans Center, noon-2 p.m. Presentations, music, lunch. 892-1306.

Saturday, May 31

Dance Studio of Maine, year-end recital, noon and 5 p.m.,Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Stroudwater Street. 839-6161 or

Friday, June 6

Westbrook’s Drouin Dance Center, year-end recital, 6 p.m.,Westbrook Performing Art Center, Stroudwater Street.

Longfellow House and Garden, Portland, open 5-8 p.m. free of charge during First Friday Art Walk. Self-guided tours with guidance from docents in each room

Sunday, June 8

Tea at the Tate House, Stroudwater, 1-4 p.m., presented by Nellie’s Teas, includes talk on tea lore and tour of Tate House.$12-$16. Reservations required by June 1. 774-6177 or

Saturday, June 21

Artisans’ Fair and Small Engine Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Windham Historical Society, 234 Windham Center Road.


Through Monday, May 26

“My Maine,” paintings of Michael J. McDonald, at Old White Church Gallery next to Saco River Theater, Salmon Falls Road. By appointment. 929-6472 or 831-3176

Through Sunday, June 22

Tickets available for Winslow Homer Studio spring tours, Reservations required and all tours leave from the Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148 or

Through Sunday, Aug. 3

“Picturing Monhegan Island,” photographs and drawings by George Daniell, Portland Museum of Art, Portland.

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