Arts Calendar



Wednesday, Aug. 12-Saturday, Aug.15

William Shakespeare’s “The Life & Death of Richard III,” at the Studio Theater, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 7 p.m.; also at 2 p.m. on Aug. 15. or 847-8020.

Thursday, Aug. 13 – Saturday, Aug. 15

“Coppelia,” presented by Maine State Ballet, Route 1, Falmouth, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2. $17-$23. or 781-3587.

Friday, Aug. 14-Sunday, Aug. 16

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” directed by Eileen Avery, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. 642-3743 or

Saturday, Aug. 22-Sunday, Aug. 23

“Club Meds,” staged reading of new musical, Mad Horse Theater, Hutchins School, South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Suggested donation $10. Pay-what-you-can. 747-4148 or



Noonday Concert Series, by Portland Conservatory of Music, 12:15-12:50 p.m., First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. Free. or 775-3356.

Friday, Aug. 14-Saturday, Aug. 15

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, with Jennifer Porter, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills, $25-$28. 929-6472 or

Saturday, Aug. 15

Free concert, 4 p.m., Standish Congregational Church, 25 Oak Hill Road. Featuring church choir, harpist E. G. Roth and more. Reception follows. Free-will donations. 642-3386.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Tricky Britches concert, 6-7:30 p.m., gazebo on the lawn at Gorham Municipal Center, 75 South St. Sponsored by Gorham Recreation Department.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Spectrum, Riverbank Park Summer Concert Series, 6-8 p.m., Riverbank Park, Westbrook. Onsite barbecue, 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 22

David Mallett, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. $25-$28. 929-6472 or


Thursday, Aug. 13

Westbrook author Kathy Eliscu, book signing, “Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess,” 5-7 p.m., Sherman’s Books, 49 Exchange St., Portland.

“Tee it up Fore a Veteran Comedy Show,” Dena’s Lobster House & Tavern, Windham Shopping Center, near the post office. Comedians include Maine’s Mark Reilly and Mark Turcotte, Boston comics Peter Bienvenue and headliner Dave Russo. 650-3904 or

Saturday, Aug. 15

Mill Brook Trails Walk, Westbrook, 11 a.m., hosted by Presumpscot River Land Trust. Experience the new and existing PRLT trails along Mill Brook and find out about what is proposed.

Cruising Down the Saco River, 10 a.m.-noon. Bring kayak or canoe for an excursion following the route of the Minnie Hah-Ha, a stern-wheeler paddle boat that ferried people and products between West Buxton and the Bar Mills Railroad Depot. Put in at West Buxton (Buxton side below the second hydro station); take out at Burt and Barbara Pease’s, 59 Depot St., Bar Mills., for a cook out in their barn. Basics provided. Food and financial donations welcomed. Hosted by Buxton-Hollis Historical Society. RSVP to Berty, 929-4529 or

Through Sunday, Aug. 16

Acro-Cats, perform feats of agility, 8 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. $20. or 347-3075.

Monday, Aug. 24

“Steamboats on Sebago,” 7 p.m., hosted by Windham Historical Society at Windham Veterans Center, back of Hannaford, North Windham. Illustrated history from 1846-1930s. $5 suggested donation. 892-1306 or

Saturday, Aug. 29

Browns Pond Exploration, 10-11 a.m., Chessey property, shore of Browns Pond off Hancock Pond Road, Sebago. Led by Presumpscot River Land Trust guide. Bring a picnic and fishing gear.

Friday, Aug. 28-Sunday, Sept. 6

Hermann’s Original Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria, directed by Gabriella Herrmann, at Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, Buxton. 929-4700 or see or


Through September

“Staying the Course: Working Women of Portland’s Waterfront,” at Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library. Collaboration of Osher Map Library, Marine Maritime Museum, showing roles and stories of women in the maritime commerce of Portland. Call 871-1700 for more information.

Through Sunday, Sept. 20

“Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland.

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Through Thursday, Oct. 8

“Women in Cartography: Celebrating 400 Years of Contributions to the Mapping World,” Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine Portland Campus. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. 780-4850 or

Through October

“The Way we Wear: Fashion and Industry in the 19th century,” Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street, Portland.

“Grandma’s Kitchen: 1930s & 1940s,” Windham Historical Society, 234 Windham Center Road. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursday, sometimes Saturday. View ice box, wood box, wood-burning stove, wash boards and more. 892-1433 or Donations accepted.

Through December

“Rose Marasco: index,” photographs, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square.