American Journal Arts Calendar – 6/5



Through 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. $10 suggested donation.

Thursday-Friday, June 19-20

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not my Mother,” presented by Maine author Elizabeth Peavey, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Center for the Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland $12-$15. 775-5568.

Friday, June 20-Friday, June 27

“Much Ado about Nothing,” presented by Lyric Theater, 176 Sawyer St. South Portland, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $17.99-$21.99. 799-1421 or

Saturday, June 21

“Alicia & Friends 5: A Musical Benefit for Epilepsy,” 7 p.m., Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. Show, raffle and champagne reception. $15-$30.

Through June 22

“Grey Gardens,” Mad Horse Theatre Company musical, Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. $15-$20. 747-4148 or


Sunday, June 8

Pianist Richard Roberts classical program, including Scarlatti, Beethoven, Ravel and Chopin, 3-4 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Reception follows concert. $5-$10, students free. 829-3393 or

Saturday, June 14

Zemya, 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


Friday, June 6

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

Friday, June 6

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

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

Friday, June 10

School’s Out Party with DJ Mike Mahoney, 8-11 p.m. at Spire 29 on the Square, Gorham. $5-$10. 222-2068 or

Saturday, June 21

Artisans on the Green and MAPA antique engine show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Windham Historical Society, Windham Center. Demonstrations of blacksmithing, braided rugs, horse drawn carriage rides, snowshoe re-lacing/binding, caning and weaving chairs, wood and canvas canoe restoration, spinning, more. $5. per person, $20 family. Proceeds go toward building The Village Green at the society.

Saturday, June 21

Comedy on the Square, presented by Comedy Central, featuring Louis Ramey, 8 p.m., Spire 29 on the Square, Gorham. $10 advance, $13 door. 222-2068 or

Monday, July 14

“Opera at the Mansion,” presented by PORTopera and Victoria Mansion, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Victoria Mansion, Portland. Joint benefit includes wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and self-guided tours of mansion. $75. 772-4841.


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 Saturday, July 12

Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, Wednesday-Saturday, exhibit of photo-based collage by Craig Becker and photographic works by Kevin Brusie of Scarborough. Guest artists Russell Whitten, Barbara Brady, Jeff Woodbury with members Andy Curran, Frank Valliere, Melissa Post van der Burg, Caren Marie Michel, Tanya Fletcher, Jim Flahaven, Jonathan Eiten and Mary Brooking. or 591-7300.

Through Sunday, Aug. 3

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

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Comedian Louis Ramey performs Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m.. at Spire 29 on the Square in Gorham.