Arts Calendar



Friday-Sunday, May 29-31

“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” presented by Windham Center Stage Theater, 8 School Road, Windham Town Hall. Directed and choreographed by Jonathan Miele, with musical direction by Patrick Martin. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. $10-$12. or

Saturday, June 6

“My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” presented by Elizabeth Peavey, 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12-$15 seniors and kids.

Through Sunday, June 7

“Hairspray,” 1960s musical comedy, Portland Players, Cottage Road, South Portland. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 799-7337 or


Wednesday, June 3

“Off Grid,” percussionist and composer Nate Turner presents an evening of electronics and percussion, at the Victoria Mansion, Portland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Performance at 6. Intermission includes wine, hors d’oeuvres. $25. or, or 772-4841, ext. 101.

Saturday, June 6

“Ten!” Drouin Dance Center of Westbrook 10th season recital, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Stroudwater Street, 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Students from age 3 to adult. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theater and more. $18-$20. Call 854-2221 or email

Sunday, June 7

Maine Ole’ Opry Benefit, 1 p.m., Westbrook American Legion Post 197. Performers include Gloria Jean, Bobby Le, Dennis Moro, Slim Andrews, Travis Pinkham. Raffles, food, cash bar. $5-$6, under 12 free. 490-1232, or


Friday, May 29

Book signing with Westbrook’s Kathy Eliscu, author of “Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess,” 4-6 p.m., GoBerry, 399 Fore St,. Portland. Meet the author, book signing, chocolate and more.

Saturday, May 30

Annual plant and shrub sale, Windham Historical Society, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 234 Windham Center Road, Windham. 892-1433 or

Sunday, June 7

Tea in the Garden, 1-4 p.m. at Tate House Museum, Westbrook Street, Portland. Served by Nellie’s Teas of South Portland. Tea with scones and other confections. Tate House will be open for tours; $12-$16. Reservations requested. 774-6177 or


June 24-27

Maine Festival of American Music, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Sabbathday Lake. Concerts and workshops. See


Through May 30

“Highways & Byways,” exhibit of works by 19 photographers, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library. In conjunction with Maine Photo Project.

Through May 30

“Home: The Longfellow House and the Emergence of Portland,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. 774-1822 or

Through June 8

Gorham Student Art Show, adult education students of Maddie Lou Chaplin, Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St., Gorham. Visit

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Westbrook’s Kathy Eliscu will talk and sign copies of her new novel, “Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess,” Friday, May 29, from 4-6 p.m., at GoBerry, 399 Fore St,. Portland. Courtesy photo