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Hari Kondabolu at Empire

by | Feb 9, 2020

Comic, writer and podcaster Hari Kondabolu, who’s somehow cool enough to cut records for Kill Rock Stars and appear on Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, does his shtick at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Tix: $25 (21+). 558-2279. portlandempire.com.  

Ongoing…

“We Ignore Our Mother’s Uneasy Ghost,” by Lisa Pixley.

Through March 28

Focus Printmaking III, the third invitational exhibition of prints at Greenhut Galleries (146 Middle St., Portland), includes work by 20 Maine printmakers, including Amanda Lilleston, Lisa Pixley, Chris Beneman and Scott Schnepf. On view through March 28. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 772-2693. greenhutgalleries.com.

“The Schlitz Boys, Combat Zone,” by John Goodman.

Through May 16

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is celebrating its first 10 years with a huge show of work from 100 Maine photo collectors. Still life, portraiture, abstraction, photojournalism — it’s all on view through May 16 at their gallery space in the Glickman Library on USM’s Portland campus; open Mon.-Thurs. 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri. 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 331-6622. mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org.

Through Aug. 2

The exhibition Fast Fashion/Slow Art, which opened in late January at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, in Brunswick, and continues through Aug. 2, includes films, installations and performances by an international group of artists exploring (and exposing) the oppressive factory-labor conditions behind mass-produced apparel. Open Tues., Wed., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 725-3275. bowdoin.edu

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“Transparent Eyeball,” by Philip Brou.

Through June 14

For The House of the Soul, curator Hilary Irons assembled work by 10 artists, ranging from anatomical illustration to sculptural conceptualism, that sheds new light on how we see and understand the human body. It opened last month at the UNE Art Gallery (716 Stevens Ave., Portland) and continues through June 14. Open daily from noon to 10 p.m. Free. 602-3000. une.edu.

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