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Summer Theater Preview

Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Rd., South Paris. Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show, first Saturday in Jun., Jul., Aug., Sept. & Oct.. 743-8452

Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. Stage stories, daily. May: Pet Month; floral arrangements with artist Jen Richardson-Greene, May 18-28. 828-1234

Cold Comfort Theater, see website for Belfast locations. Crimes of the Heart or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Jul. 6-9; The Mikado, Aug. 3-6. 930-7244

City Theater in Biddeford, 205 Main St. Steel Magnolias, May 12-21; Wizard of Oz,
Jul. 21-Aug. 6. 282-0849

Deertrees Theater, 156 Deertrees Rd., Harrison. Last Train to Nibroc, Jul. 7-Aug. 18; Indoor/Outdoor, Jul. 15-Aug. 3. 583-6747

Fenix Theatre Company, at Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Three Sisters, Jul. 13-Aug. 5. 400-6223

Freeport Community Players, 30 Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrook St., Freeport. Seussical, Jul. 20-30; The Servant of Two Masters, Sept. 14-Oct. 1. 865-2220

Good Theater & St. Lawrence Arts,
76 Congress St., Portland. Vivid Motion’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, May 12-14; The Meatball Chronicles, May 17-21. 885-5883

Hackmatack Playhouse, 538 Route 9, Berwick. She Loves Me, Jun. 16-Jul. 1; Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Jul. 5-22; Steel Magnolias, Jul. 26-Aug. 12; The Fantasticks, Aug. 16-Sept. 2. 698-1807

Heartwood Regional Theater Company, Lincoln Academy, Newcastle. Into the Woods, Jul. 13-22; Summer Camp, Jun. 26-Jul. 6. 563-1373

Gaslight Theater, Winthrop St., Hallowell. Noises Off, Jun. 16-25; Baskerville, Aug. 18-27. 626-3698

Lakewood Theater, 75 Theater Rd., Madison. Arsenic and Old Lace, May 25-Jun. 3; Some Sweet Day, Jun. 8-17; Shout! The Mod Musical, Jun. 22-Jul. 1; Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner, Jul. 6-15; Avenue Q, Jul. 20-Jul. 29;The Savannah Sipping Society, Aug. 3-12; Bullets Over Broadway, Aug. 17-26; Baskerville, Sept. 1-9; A Comedy of Tenors, Sept. 14-23. 474-7176

Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Rte. 1, Falmouth. Spring Recital, May 19-20; Don Quixote, Aug. 10-19. 781-7672

Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick. Always Patsy Cline, June 7-24; Sleeping Beauty, June 14-17; Guys and Dolls, Jun. 28-Jul. 15; Grease, Jul. 19-Aug. 5; Newsies, Aug. 9-26; Alice in Wonderland, Aug. 21. 725-8769

Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Pippin, May 13; Riverdance, May 31-Jun. 1. 842-0800

Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit. Mamma Mia!, May 17-Jul. 1; Bullets Over Broadway, Jul. 5-29; Ragtime, Aug. 2-26; Heartbreak Hotel, Aug. 30-Sept. 30; From Here to Eternity, Oct. 4-29. 646-5511

Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor
Opera House, 131 Main St. I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, through May 14; The Full Monty, Jun. 15-Jul. 9. 942-3333

Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave. Disgraced, May 2-21. 774-0465

Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Ripcord, May 5-14; Chickens and Crocodiles: Silly Stories for a Child’s Imagination, May 21. 782-3200

Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. Disney’s Mulan Jr., May 19-21; Billy Goes to War, Jun. 9-11; Peter Pan, Jul. 13-30; Disney Before Dark KIDS, Aug. 4-6; Once Upon This Island, Aug. 18-20; Dracula, Sept. 19-Oct. 15. 642-3743

Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St., Monmouth. My Father’s Dragon, Jun. 24-Aug. 17; Three Days of Rain, Jul. 1-Aug. 18; The Learned Ladies, Jul. 6-Aug. 20; Macbeth, Jul. 13-Aug. 18; Othello, Jul. 20-Aug. 19; Red Velvet, Jul. 27-Aug. 17; Peter and the Starcatcher, Sept. 14-24. 933-9999



City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Steel Magnolias, May 12-21; Wizard of Oz, Jul. 21-Aug. 6. 282-0849

Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. Catch Me If You Can, Jun 2-18. 799-1421

Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, May 4-21. 747-4148

Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Rte. 1, Falmouth. Spring Recital 2017, May 19-20. 781-7672

Portland Ballet, at Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook. Swan Lake Act II, Apr. 28-29. 772-9671

Portland Ovations, 50 Monument Sq. Pippin Broadway National Tour, May 13. 842-0800

Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Rock of Ages, May 19-Jun. 4. 799-7337

Portland Stage Company, 25 Forest Ave. Play Me A Story, every Saturday; Disgraced
by Ayad Akhtar, May 2-21. 774-0645

Public Theater, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Ripcord by Norm Foster, May 5-24. 782-3200

Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. Disney’s Mulan Jr., May 19-21; Peter Pan, Jul. 13-30. 642-3743

Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. 3rd Flr., Waterville. Der Rosenkavalier, May 13. 873-7000


Bates College Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. Kate Gilmore: In Your Way,
Jun. 9-Oct. 7. 786-6158

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick. Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionism, through Jun. 4. 725-3275

Center for Maine Contemporary Arts, 21 Winter Street, Rockland. David Driskell, Renewal and Form, through May 11; Mark Wethli, Piper Club, through May 14; Sam Cady, Parts of the Whole,
through May 21. 701-5005

Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville. No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, through Jun. 4; Marsden Hartley’s Maine, through  Nov. 12; Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, through Aug. 6; Graphic Matters: George Bellows & World War I, through Sept. 3. 859-5600

Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. American Treasures From the Farnsworth, through Oct. 29; Celebrating Maine, Apr. 5-Oct. 29; Andrew Wyeth at 100, through Dec. 31. 596-6457

First Friday Art Walk, downtown Portland. Visit local galleries, studios, and museums. May 5.

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. William Irvine and Nancy Morgan Barnes exhibition, May 4-27. 772-2693

Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St.World War I and the Maine Experience, May 10; Longfellow’s Cocktail Party & Magical History Tour, May 12-13. 774-1822

Maine Maritime Museum, 234 Washington St., Bath. Through These Gates: Maine Shipyard Photography 1858-2016, through Sept. 24; See the Light: the Preservation of Midcoast Maine Lighthouses, May 27-Oct. 22. 443-1416

Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland. The Mistress and the Muse, through June 4; Artist’s Choice: Photographs from the Judy Glickman Lauder collection, through May 29. 775-6148


Blue, 650 Congress St. Irish Sessions, every Wednesday. Fat Knuckle Freddy, May 12; The Library Band, May 19; SoJoy, May 27. 774-4111.

Empire, 575 Congress St. Marbin, May 6; Jay Bragg, May 19. 747-5063

Maine Academy of Modern Music, 125 Presumpscot St. The Kids are All Right ft. Namory Keita, May 6; 2017 MAMM Slam: Finals, May 13; All Roads Music Festival, May 20;  899-3433

Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Tony Bennett, May 11; Gordon Lightfoot, May 17; Riverdance, presented by Roberts Group Live. 842-0800

One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. John Craigie with Joel Thetford, May 7; Eric Bettencourt, May 12; Caroline Spence & Connor Jarvey, May 18; Kristin Andreassen, May 27. 

Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Jamestown Revival, May 3; The Dustbowl Revival, May 5; Real Estate, May 7; The Record Company, May 16; The Wind and The Wave, May 19;  Buffalo Tom, May 25; The Orwells, May 30. 956-6000

Portland House of Music and Entertainment, 57 Temple St. Old Salt Union, May 3; Pink Talking Fish, May 12 & 13; The London Souls, May 18; Live Music Mon. through Sat. 805-0134

Portland Symphony Orchestra, 20 Myrtle St. Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique, May 16. 842-0800

Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium 20 Myrtle St. Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, May 7;
“Pippin”, May 13. 842-0800

Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street. Get Ready Weekly, May 1; Screaming Females, May 6; Xasthur with Johanna Warren and Dwell in Moonblood, May 23. 828-5600

State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Kris Kristofferson, May 4; Twiddle, May 6; Ryan Adams, May 7; Mastodon with Eagles of Death Metal & Russian Circles, May 9; Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque, May 19; Flogging Molly, May 27. 956-6000

Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Rd. Del McCoury Band, May 5; The Wailin’ Jennys, May 9; Susan Werner, May 12; Alejandro Escovedo, May 19; The Rough & Tumble, May 26; Tom Snow Quartet, May 27; Chris Thomas King, May 28. 935-7292

Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. 3rd Flr., Waterville. Biscuit, May 12; Blue Öyster Cult, May 25; The Met: Der Rosenkavalier, May 27; 873-7000


Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St. Nick Crowley, Kevin Neales, & Krystal Kamenides, May 5. 874-ANDY

Community Television Network, 516 Congress St. Portland Playback Theater, the first Friday of every month. 775-2900

Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner. Maine Event Comedy, May 13. 582-7144

Lincolns, 36 Market St. Laugh Shack comedy every Thursday.

Somerset Abbey, 98 Main St., Madison. Mark Turcotte & Maine Event Comedy, May 12. 696-5800

State Theatre, 609 Congress St. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous, May 10. 956-6000

Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Rd., Brownfield. Bob Marley, May 18th. 935-7292

Tasty Events

Aurora Provisions, 64 Pine St. Two to three free tastings each month on Tuesdays. 871-9060

Browne Trading Market, Portland. Regular wine tastings, through June. 775-7560

Craft Beer Cellar, 111 Commercial St. Craft beer tasting every Fri. 956-7322

Leroux Kitchen, Portland. Free wine tastings on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 1-3 p.m. 553-7665,

Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. Music Brunch with Sean Mencher and friends, every Sun.

Lolita Vinoteca + Asador, 90 Congress St., Portland. Tapas Mondays, every Mon. 3:30-10:30; wines paired with small plates. 775-5652

Otherside Delicatessen, 164 Veranda St. Monthly wine tastings. 761-9650

Rosemont Markets,
Portland and Yarmouth. Two to three free tastings each month on Fridays. 774-8129

Sweetgrass Farm Old Port Tasting Room, 324 Fore St. Tasting bar is open year-round for Maine-made wines and spirits; Mother’s Day Wine and Chocolate in Union, May 14. 761-8GIN

Wine & Food Walks, Portland. Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a themed walk through a Portland neighborhood with wine and spirit tastings paired with delicious foods, every Sat. 619-4630

One Night Only

PortFringe, throughout the Old Port. A week-long fringe festival, featuring shows and performances by local artists and theater companies, Jun. 17-24.

Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress St. Best-selling authors Jacqueline Sheehan, Randy Susan Meyers, and Ellen Meeropol present their latest works, May 16. 536-4778

Riverdance, Merrill Auditorium 20 Myrtle St. An innovative and exciting blend of Irish dance, music, and song, May 31. 842-0800

Sunday River, Sunday River Rd., Newry. Pond-A-Palooza, Apr. 8; The Great Tailgate, Apr. 15; Ski Maynia, May 1. 800-542-2754

–Compiled byWillis Kuelthau

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