Arts Calendar: June 2-12 – Portland Press Herald

‘Where We Stand’

“Where We Stand” will be performed live at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., through June 6 in front of limited and socially distanced audiences, masks required. Contributed / Mical Hutson


Art Auction to benefit Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, view online through June 15,

“Begin Again, reckoning with intolerance in Maine,” exhibit at Maine Historical Society, Congress Street, Portland, through Dec. 31. To schedule an in-person visit to the exhibit and learn more, visit

“The Ground Beneath You Holds You,” new works by Alice Jones, to June 26 at Elizabeth Moss Galleries, U.S. Route 1 in the Falmouth Shopping Center.

“Light, Line and Form,” works by Tanja Kunz and MaryJane Johnston juxtaposing minimalism and fullness through painting and photography, through June 28, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. Free,

“New Connections,” by Points of View artists and “Experiments in Mixed Media,” by Barbara Bean, Points of View, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Artists exhibit at Maine Jewish Museum, on display now featuring work of 15 artists who have attended the school. 267 Congress St., Portland.

Two Person Exhibition: Grant Drumheller & Kathi Smith, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, June 3-26,

“What inspires you?”, members’ show at Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 5.

Friday 6/4

Kneeling Art Photography Project, first exhibit open 5-8 p.m., 525 Danforth St., Portland. Explores take-a-knee gesture by Maine photographers,

Friday 6/11

2nd Friday Brunswick ArtWalk reopens for the season with a variety of media along Maine Street and beyond. See map at .


Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, U.S. Route 1 in the Falmouth Shopping Center.

Space Gallery exhibitions on display, 538 Congress St., Portland.



Apohadion Theater, virtual screenings via

“Dear Georgina,” short documentary about Passamaquoddy elder who was removed from her Maine home by child protection services at the age of 2, stream at

Frontier, virtual cinema via

Maine Jewish Film Festival Weekend Edition, two films and one discussion one weekend per month through June. Visit for details and tickets.


Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum (226 Maine St.), Skolfield-Whittier House (161 Park Row) and Pejepscot History Center (159 Park Row) have resumed regular hours for the season in Brunswick. For hours, talks and presentations see

Maine Jewish Museum, “Under Construction” by Chris Beneman, “Through the Static and Distance” by Tonee Harbert and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture artists, to June 25, open noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday at 67 Congress St., Portland.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, new website and Antidote at

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday, last entry at 5 p.m. Access by pre-purchased, timed tickets only,


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, opening collection searchable online along with selected exhibits, Visit From Home activities,

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, collections and exhibitions online at

Portland Museum of Art, schedule in-person visits at .


Classical Uprising, through June,

“Mahler’s Fourth,” through June 25, PSO guest conductor JoAnn Falletta; Rachel Lee Priday, violin; Maeve Höglund, soprano perform virtual concert, tickets at

Noonday Concert Series, John Bennett June 3-16, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music and Portland Public Library,

Nothin’ But the Blues, Shayna Steele and the PSO perform a blues-infused program featuring hits like “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” and Ma Rainey’s “Bad Luck Blues.”

Portland Bach Experience, virtual and live concerts in Portland, Sanford and Brunswick June 11-20,

Summer Sunsets LIVE, 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through July, Thompson’s Point, Portland. Variety of live music, food trucks, games, brews,

Thursday 6/3

Joint Chiefs, 6:30-9:30 p.m., live music, Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St. Free,

“Witnessing Change,” 7 p.m., virtual concert by Palaver Strings. Free,

Saturday 6/5

Northern Groove, 7 p.m., live at The Porthole Restaurant & Pub, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland.

“Ravel: String Quartet in F Major,” online concert by DaPonte String Quartet, free at

Scotti River Trio, 12:30-3:30 p.m., live at Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St., Portland. Free,

Sunday 6/6

“Sisters With Transistors,” 8:30 p.m., free screening in Congress Square Park, showcases music by and rare interviews with female electronic pioneers Clara Rockmore and Delia. Hosted by Space Gallery,

Sunday Concert Series: Upstate, 6-9 p.m., socially distanced, outdoor seated event, Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave., Portland. $35 at


Cadenza, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, livestream via Facebook. $18-$20. Visit for schedule and Eventbrite ticket links.

DaPonte String Quartet, digital content posted at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on YouTube.

Irish Night at Blue, 8 p.m. Wednesdays via Facebook Live.

Jazz Sesh Facebook Group hosted by Blue at 9 p.m. Tuesdays,

Out of the Blue livestreaming series by Port City Blue. Various dates.

State Theatre of Portland livestreaming shows via Facebook,


“Future … Present … Past,” presented by Freeport Players to stream through June 30, three comedies by Elizabeth Guffey. Visit for show dates and tickets.

Stroudwater Comedy Series, 7-10 p.m. every Thursday, Stroudwater Distillery, 4 Thompson’s Point, Portland. $10, reservations required through

“Where We Stand,” live at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. through June 6 in front of limited and socially distanced audiences, masks required. Digital on demand through June 20. For tickets and times, see

“You’re In My (inappropriate) Thoughts,” romantic comedy by Carleton Caulfield at Footlights Theatre, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. 7 p.m. Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays June 3-12.

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