Arts Calendar: Jan. 3-12

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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.

“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.

Friday 1/12

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


“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.

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,

Sunday 1/7

“Maineland,” 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, Chinese teens attend a school in blue-collar rural Maine, presented with the Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine, 828-5600, $8/$6.

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.


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,


Friday 1/5

“An Evening with Memphis Lightning,” Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free, all ages; two sets, call 791-2695 for times.

Saturday 1/6

Nuclear Bootz & The Bumbling Woohas & Lug, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, all ages, free,

“Ocean Sol Jazz Sextet + guest vocalist Shannon O’Connor: The Jazz Musicians Benefit Concert,” 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15/$20.

Thursday 1/11

Blackalicious, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $18/advance, $20/door, 18+,

Music Video Portland: Maine’s First Music Video Awards Show, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,

Friday 1/12

Coffee House featuring Saccarappa Boys and a Girl, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Rd., second Friday of the month, all ages, by donation.

SnugHouse, 9 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $7.

Zenith Ensemble, 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. Professional vocal group will present Duruflé Requiem and the Byrd Mass for 5 Voices.

Sunday 1/14

VOICES Boston, (formerly PALS Children’s Chorus), 2 p.m., to celebrate Chanukah, New Year’s,
and MLK Day, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St.,


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.


A Dark Week Project: “Dear Elizabeth” by Sarah Ruhl, 7 p.m. Jan. 12-14, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., $17 at

24-Hour Portland Theater Project, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland & Monday, Jan. 8, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St. Six new plays assembled in 24 hours, $12, all ages,

“Wonder Tales of Vietnam,” various times to Jan. 7, 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

Wednesday 1/10

“LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy,” 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, featuring Connor McGrath, Ali Simpson, Sam Pelletier, Stef Doyle and Danny Jordan, $8/$10.


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,



William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” The Chocolate Church Arts Center at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, Friday, Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. & Saturday, Jan. 20, 1-4 p.m. For more, contact Director John Willey at, 442-8455.


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


Thursday 1/4

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

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.


Tuesday 1/9

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

Saturday 1/13

Novel Jazz Septet: Celebrating MLK Day, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St. Features the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, $15/advance, $18/door, $8/kids, 729-8515,

Zenith Ensemble, 3 p.m., Bowdoin Chapel, Campus Road, Brunswick,  professional vocal ensemble performs Duruflé Requiem and the Byrd Mass for 5 Voices,

Sunday 1/14

“Orchestra on Display,” 2:30 p.m. Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. Midcoast Symphony Orchestra program features sections of the orchestra, $20/door, 846-5378, Under 18 and college students are 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.

“The Orchestra on Display,” conducted by Rohan Smith, will be performed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 at Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham as part of The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Concert Series II. Featured will be works by Haydn and Strauss, among other composers. Tickets at