Arts & entertainment calendar



Through Sunday, Sept.11

“The Irish and How They Got That Way,” by Frank McCourt, Portland Stage, Forest Avenue, Portland. or 774-0465. In collaboration with Maine State Music Theatre.

Friday, Sept. 16-Sunday, Oct. 2

“Clue – the Musical,” presented by Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23-Sunday, Oct. 9

“Bonnie & Clyde,” with music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black, 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, Sept. 24

“Et’teffeh/Apples,” by Algerian experimental theater group, Istijmam. 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center.


Saturday, Sept. 3

Novel Jazz Septet, featuring Ellington and Strayhorn music, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. $18- $20, reservations advised. 929-6472 or

Friday, Sept. 9

Faculty Concert Series, with Krysia Tripp and Friends, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine Gorham. $5-$15., or 780-5555.

Saturday, Sept 17

Bellamy Jazz Band, 7: p.m., North Windham Union Church, Route 302,7 p.m. $10-$12, box office opens at 6 p.m.



Storytime at the North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road, Gorham, 10-10:30 a.m. for infants to 3 years. 892-2575.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Author Joyce Lovely, will discuss and sign her book, “Ice Cream, Gasmasks, and God” from 6-7 p.m., Walker Memorial Library, Main Street, Westbrook. 854-0630.

Dance auditions, for Vivid Motion’s “Nutcracker Burlesque!” Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Drouin Dance Center, 92 Bridge St., Westbrook. Seeking both  experienced dancers and performers with no dance training. Dancers must be 18 years or older.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Author Kevin Hancock, talk and book signing for “Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse,” 6-7:30 p.m., Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road. 892-1908.

Monday, Sept. 19

Author Ron Romano, discusses Bartlett Adams, Portland’s first stone carver and Romano’s book “Early Gravestones in Southern Maine: The Genius of Bartlett Adams. 7:30 p.m. at Windham Historical Society, 234 Windham Center Road. $5 donation suggested; refreshments. 650-7484.

Through October

Maine Historical Society, guided tours of the boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland. Monday-Sunday, first tour departs at 10:30 a.m. Garden open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-$15. 774-1822 or

Through Labor Day

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, open for tours on weekends.

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Through Friday, Sept. 2

“Golden Age of American Pictorial Maps,” University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. Free. 780-1850 or

Friday, Sept. 2 and through Tuesday, Sept. 6

“Lichens,” by Juliet Karelsen, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. First Friday reception, Sept. 2, 5-8 p.m. Maine Jewish Museum. Free. 773-2339 or