Arts Calendar: Dec. 26-Jan. 5

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Greater Portland

Auditions

“The Light in the Piazza,” City Theater in Biddeford. Casting four men, four women and ensemble for Tony Award-winning musical, 6:30 p.m. Jan 7 & 8, 282-0849, citytheater.org/auditions.

Exhibits

“If I Had Known,” Margo Halverson, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, to Jan. 27, bit.ly/2PS4FSr.

“On (or Off) the Beaten Path: An Exhibit by Art Quilts Maine,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, to Jan. 31.

Cia Holiday Show, 72 Ocean St., Knightville, S. Portland, four local artists in a wide range of mediums, to Jan. 31.

“Earth, Sea and Sky,” pottery by Marian Baker and paintings by Chris Wriggins, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to Jan. 4.

Film

Sunday 12/30

“Minding the Gap,” followed by live video chat with filmmaker Bing Liu, 7 p.m., Space, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8, $6/members, mindingthegapfilm.com/#about.

Monday 12/31

“Colette,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, free and open to the public, yarmouthlibrary.org.

Ongoing

Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars, portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249.

Galleries

“Tessa O’Brien: Clear Blue Morning,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to Jan. 19.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery Annual Group Exhibit of original 2D and 3D works of art, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday to Dec. 30, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island.
 
Seven, collective of Maine abstract painters, Art House Frames & Gallery, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, to Jan. 26, arthousepictureframes.com/gallery.
 
“Perspectives,” opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. for work by The Art Department and Publication Studio, Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room, second floor, snow date Jan. 9, on view to Jan. 18. 
 
Ongoing
  
“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multimedia, through April, bit.ly/2PPy13X.
 
Museums

Maine Jewish Museum267 Congress St., Portland: “Superstitions,” by Neal Beckerman; “A Piece of Work,” by Russell Christian; “Contemporary Scrolling” by Carol Sloane, to Jan. 5, mainejewishmuseum.org.
    
“Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 40 sculptures and 10 works on paper in a rare Maine retrospective, portlandmuseum.org, to Jan. 6.
 
Monday 12/31
 
Gaslight League New Year’s Eve Soirée, 8:30 p.m., Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, includes tour, appetizers, music, complimentary drinks, $45 at bit.ly/2rxJ3ky.

Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, 518-9496.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday, portlandmuseum.org.

Yarmouth History Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org/.

Music

Saturday 12/29

Ellis Paul, 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $25, bit.ly/2rIov9e.

Monday 12/31

New Year’s Eve with The Awesome, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., pop/dance/80s, $15/$20 portlandhouseofmusic.com.

Friday 1/4

Tim Mercer & Ben Kilcollins Acoustic Show, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., rock, Portland, $12/$15, stlawrencearts.org.

Saturday 1/5

JanaeSound and Gang Of Thieves, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 56 Alder St., Portland, rock, $5/$8, bit.ly/2SefUXl.

Ongoing

Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages, baysidebowl.com.

Blue, 650A Congress Street, Portland, live music Tuesday-Sunday, 21+, by donation, portcityblue.com/event-calendar.

Irish Music Sessions: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough, oreillyscure.com.

Theater/Dance

“Season of Light,”  through December, Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., USM Portland Campus, $5.50/adult, $5/child, senior. 

Mid-Coast

Auditions

“Plaza Suite” by Neil Simon, 7 p.m. Jan. 2 & 3, The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Performances Feb. 22-24, March 1-3, chocolatechurcharts.org, 442-8455.

Call for Artists

The Joy of Art, juried show, deadline Jan. 5 for original work by year-round Maine amateurs and professionals. Apply at bit.ly/2Au3GlS or at Topsham Public Library.

Exhibits

“Home Spun,” Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through January.

Then and Now Fiber Artists, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., features Natasha Kempers-Cullen, Susan Mills, Arlene Morris, Kathleen Bird, Kirsti Sandoy, and Jill Venditouli, to Jan. 3, mainefiberarts.org.

Galleries

“It’s Only Natural,” paintings by Ed McCartan, Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., across from Curtis Library, Brunswick, to Jan. 2, uubrunswick.org/church-activities.

Ongoing

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, bit.ly/2Gy51hS.

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820, explorefrontier.com.

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515, uubrunswick.org/church-activities.

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath, greenlionart.com.

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157, bit.ly/2ByW2Hx.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902, bit.ly/2rOilEE.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, markingsgallery.com.

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300, povartistsmaine.com.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936, sarahgreenier.com.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820, spindleworks.org.

Museums

“1968-Spring of Discontent: The Photography of Michael Ruetz,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, iconic photos of historic events, to Jan. 20. 

“Caught in the Middle: The Tragic Life of Minik Wallace,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, chronicles Inughuit boy who moved from Greenland to N.Y. in 1897 to work with an anthropologist, to Jan. 20.

“New England Botanical Studies,” by Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln, Shaw Ruddock Gallery, Bowdoin College, to Feb. 10.

“Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment,” Focus Gallery, Halford Gallery, Media Gallery, Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery, Center Gallery, Bowdoin College, examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, to June. 

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, 243 Washington St., Bath, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Free. 

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416. Free.

Music

Friday 1/4

Kill The Chill Winter Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church, Bath, ticket prices and more info at https://bit.ly/2RdjhAH.

Ongoing

Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick, byrnesirishpub.com.

Side Door Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., third Friday of the month, open mic sign up 6:45 p.m., followed by feature performer, by donation, bit.ly/2EyUGj0. 

Theater/Dance

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 & 5; 2 p.m. Jan. 6, Chocolate Church Arts, 804 Washington St., Bath, $12/$16, contemporary ballet presented by Resurgence Dance Company, bit.ly/2LuX6R9.

Make New Year’s Eve 2018 one to remember with The Awesome, a local ’80s pop cover band appearing at Portland House of Music on Dec. 31. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 21+ show; tickets are $15 in advance at https://bit.ly/2A847CU.

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