Arts Calendar: Dec. 27-Jan. 6

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Greater Portland


Tuesday 1/9

Portland Community Chorus, 6-9 p.m., Episcopal Church of St. Mary’s, 43 Foreside Rd., Falmouth. Sight reading required; register at


“Moments of Reflection – Paintings by Kerrin Parkinson and Patricia Ritzo,”  Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, through winter. 

Zach Cunningham, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., illustrator, comics artist and graphic designer, through January.

“Portraits: An Exhibit by Art Quilts Maine,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, to Jan. 26.

“One More Than Six” holiday show, Cia Cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, diverse group of Maine painters and sculptors.

“Harry Beskind – Whimsical Watercolors,” Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, Jan. 10 – March 3; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 12.

“Keep Me Posted,” Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., showcases stories captured in mid-19th-century letters to and from Yarmouth’s sailors and ship captains,, through March.

Merrill Memorial Library Arts exhibit, 22 artists on display, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, through Jan. 6.

“Molecular Prints,” by Dash Masland, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., to Jan. 5. 


“Civil Rights Film Series: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow,” four-part series, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in January, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, free. 

Thursday 12/28

“Blade of the Immortal,” 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, a highly skilled samurai becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle, $6/$8.

Saturday 1/6

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10/adv, $12/day of, features local performers,

Saturday 1/13

Big Lebowski Night, trivia & costume contests with film screening, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $5/adv./$5/day of, 18+,


“Antipodean Isles,” by photographer Andrew Crane, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, to Jan. 13.

“Stripes,” by Susan Tureen, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Congress Street, Portland, to Jan. 12. 

Thursday 1/4

Hewnoaks Alumni Exhibition at Gallery 49, opening reception 5-8 p.m., Oxbow Brewing Co., 49 Washington Ave., Portland. Closing reception 4-6 p.m. Jan. 28.


2017 Menorah Exhibit, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland,, to Jan. 7.

“Artifact and Artifice” by Jeffrey Ackerman and “Hours and Days” by Kathy Weinberg, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland,, to Jan. 7.

“Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts That Built Maine,” Maine History Museum, 489 Congress St., Portland, through Jan. 13.

“Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival,” traveling exhibit, Children’s Museum & Theatre, 142 Free St., Portland, to January.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and interactive workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, adults $8, children $3, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118,

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, Sunday 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773,

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

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, 829-9203.

Tate House Museum, pre-Revolutionary home, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland.

Bickford Museum, 1 Railroad Square, East Main Street, Yarmouth, red barn behind Cuddledown. Collection includes more than 40 vehicles, open by chance or appointment. 

Yarmouth History Center, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Thursday 12/28

“Dave Gutter – Simple Songs,” 7 p.m., benefit performance for St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, solo acoustic storyteller, $25.

Friday 12/29

The Mallett Brothers Band, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18,, 18+

“The World Ain’t Slowin’ Down,” Ellis Paul celebrates 25 years on the road, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $29.50,

Saturday 12/30

A Night of Bluegrass with Old Eleven, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $15/$18.

Sunday 12/31

NYE with Maine Dead Project,  9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St.,  jam/psychedelic, $15/adv, $20/day of,, 21+

Primo Cubano: A New Year’s Eve Dance Party, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20/$25,

Stevie Wonder Tribute Night, presented by Kenya Hall & Friends, 9 p.m., State Theatre, Portland, $15, all ages,

Friday 1/5

“An Evening with Memphis Lightning,” Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free, all ages; two sets, call for times. 


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland,

Irish Music Night at Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. concert; 9 p.m. Irish session.

Noonday Concert Series, 12:25-12:50 p.m. Thursdays, by Portland Conservatory of Music at First Parish, 425 Congress St., for schedule.

Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland,

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


“Wonder Tales of Vietnam,” Dec. 26-Jan. 7, various times, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, $10.

Saturday 1/6

“Refuge/Malja,” with Arabic translation, 7 p.m., Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. To reserve free tickets see


Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, shows 3 p.m. Saturdays; Fridays 7 & 8:30 p.m.; telescope night last Wednesday of the month, 780-4249,



“Generations of Art,” by Charlotte E. Recknagel and Bobbie A. Salch, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, paintings and drawings, through January.


Saturday 1/6

Celeste June Henriquez, Portland-based painter and illustrator and Conrad Guertin, Bristol Mills painter, opening reception 1-4 p.m., Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine St, 3rd floor Brunswick, large abstract paintings, through Jan. 28.


Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500,

Beth Carlson Animal Portraits Gallery, 613 Foster Point Road, Bath, 751-5288.

Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242,

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016,

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

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098,

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081,

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002,

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

Gun Point Cove Gallery, 1241 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, 833-7303,

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 841-9812,

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, 128 Water St., Hallowell,

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath,, 442-8577.

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

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

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914,

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

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

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717,

Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033,

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham,, 725-1727.

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

Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,


“Dmitri Baltermants: Documenting and Staging a Soviet Reality,” premier Soviet photojournalist, Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art,  Brunswick, to Jan. 7.

“Glancing Back: Acquisitions from the Museum’s First Years,” Hubbard Hall foyer, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Dr., Bowdoin College campus, Brunswick, to Jan. 22.


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,

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, noon- 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick, free.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316,

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

“Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, to December 2019.


Sunday 12/31

New Year’s Eve party, 8 p.m., The Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, with Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations, $50/adv.,$60/door,

Tuesday 1/9

Pan Fried Steel, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 22 Summer St., Bath, free.


Teen ukulele group, sponsored by Teen Library Council at Patten Library, Bath. Open to high school students; experience not needed. For details, contact Roberta Jordan,, 443-5141, ext. 25.

Ring out the old year in a time warp when M.E.S.H. presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Saturday, Jan. 6 at One Longfellow Square. Tickets for the 8 p.m. film are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show, which will feature local performers. Ring out the old year in a time warp when M.E.S.H. presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Saturday, Jan. 6 at One Longfellow Square. Tickets for the 8 p.m. film are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show, which will feature local performers.