Arts Calendar: Nov. 11-19

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Aldona Shumway, photography, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through November.

“Mythic/Poetic,” solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, 347-7000,, through mid-December.

“Picture This: The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square; on view to Dec. 23.

Whimsical dog-themed art show, CIA Café, 72 Ocean St., South Portland by artists from the YES Art Works studios, through Nov. 30.

“Spindleworks: On Common Ground,” Yarmouth History Center,118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, through Dec. 31.


Wednesday 11/16 

“Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez,” 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, Writers and Publishers Alliance Authors Film Series. Admission $8/$6.

Thursday 11/17

“YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St. Documentary. Free. 

Friday 11/18

“The Guys Next Door,” documentary about a gay married couple living in Portland whose friend is their daughters’ surrogate, Waynflete – Franklin Theater, 360 Spring St., Portland. Screening 7 p.m., followed by Q&A with filmmakers. Tickets at

Sunday 11/20

“First Light: Inside Maine’s Historic Truth and Reconcilliation Commission,” screening and talk with filmmakers and participants, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, admission $6/$8, 828-5600.

 Monday 11/28

“Love Actually,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free and open to the public.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at

Royal River Film Series, 7 p.m., third Thursday through March, Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth. 


“Long Ledge Retreat: Woman Artists Working Together,” Nov. 17-Jan. 7, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth.

“Anguish: the Grave Misgivings of Remembrance,” The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Portland, through Jan. 14.

“Daunis at Daunis,” by Laurel Daunis-Allen, paintings of the Maine coast and jewelry. Daunis Fine Jewelry,616 Congress St., Portland, through December. 

“Evangeline: A Modern Tale of Acadia,” by Mark Marchesi, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. On view Nov. 16-Jan. 14. Reception and book launch 5-7 p.m. Dec. 8, artist talk 3 p.m. Jan. 8.

“Its Honor is Here Pledged: Broken Treaty Quilts,” Native American theme by Gina Adams,” AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, to Dec. 9.

Margaret Lawrence, new work, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland,, through Nov. 26.

“New England Captured in Light,” solo exhibit by Caleb Stone, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through Nov. 25.

Outside & Inside Landscape, Outside Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, to Nov. 26.

Pastel Painters of Maine, International Juried Exhibition, UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland,, through Jan. 7.

Pat Corrigan/Brian Arlet/Vince Nez, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, thorugh Dec. 31.

“Serenity,” annual exhibit by gallery artists, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, to Nov. 27.

On Common Ground, Spindleworks group exhibit at Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 E. Elm St., to Dec. 31.


PMA360: Whale of a Tale Moby-Dick Marathon Reading, Nov. 17, 4-7:30 p.m. ceremonial opening; reading Nov. 18-20. Read or performed by curators, artists, fishermen and women, writers, students, business leaders and special guests. See for times. 

“Woven,” by Gail Skudera, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. Artist talk 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1; on view through Dec. 30.

Thursday 11/17

“Two Life Views,” artist reception, 5-7 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. Regular museum hours to Jan. 8 and First Friday Art Walks Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m. & Jan. 6, 5-8 p.m., 773-2339,

Friday 11/18

“Dinosaurs Unearthed,” opening day, The Maine Science Museum, Maine Wharf, 86 Commercial St., Portland. Multi-media, interactive immersion in dinosaur discovery, with concurrent exhibit, “Dinosaur Portfolio” by USM adjunct professor of art Philip Carlo Paratore,


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and active 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 to 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, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission $15/adults, $13/seniors, $10/students, 14 and under free. Free 4-8 p.m. Fridays, 7 Congress Square, 775-6148,

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

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337,

Winslow Homer Studio, tours available in Prout’s Neck by reservation, $55, $30/PMA members, $25/students, PMA admission included, 775-6148.

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


Thursday 11/17

DaPonte String Quartet 25th Season – Winter Series I Concerts: “Running a Ground,” 7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. Mozart’s Quartet No. 23 in F Major, John Heiss’s Microcosms, and Prokofiev’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 92.

Friday 11/18

Aztec Two-Step, 45th anniversary of folk-rock duo, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Advance tickets $29, $34 day of,

Saturday 11/19

“Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles and Fiddlemakers,” 8 p.m., Portland High School Auditorium, 284 Cumberland Ave., Portland, virtuoso fiddlers, tickets at

Finnish lap harp and guitar performance, 10 a.m., monthly Music & Muffins series at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. 

Monday 11/22 

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland. Celtic roots, Appalachian and Ozark ballads, country classics, $15/$20, 

Saturday 11/26

Dave Gutter, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, Portland, tickets $25, benefit by Rustic Overtones frontman to help replace wheelchair lift,


Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.-noon, first and third Saturdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, ext. 102,

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

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


“Carousel,” Greely High School, 303 Main St., Cumberland, Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Tickets $8/$10 in the lobby Nov. 14-17 between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. or at the door,

“Letters at Sea,” Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Nov. 16 at 5 p.m., Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Original historical musical. Tickets $5-$10 at the door or All tickets $5 Wednesday night.

“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet celebrates 40th anniversary Nov. 25 -Dec. 4, Portland’s Merrill Auditorium. Tickets $21-$66 at Porttix, 842-0800,, or at the Merrill Auditorium box office.

“Sofonisba,”  Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., through Nov. 20. Tickets $10-$20 at

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Wednesday-Sunday through Nov. 20, tickets $20-$30, 885-5883,


Page to Stage discussions, noon on the first Tuesday after Portland Stage production opens, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Copies of the play available at the reference desk. Bring lunch, drinks provided. 



Judy Garland Film Festival, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Dec. 20, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Free admission & refreshments.


“Outside The Box!” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, Maine artists who create jewelry, clothing, furniture and pottery, to Dec. 31.

“Robert Frank: Sideways,” Bowdoin Museum of Art, Brunswick, selection of rarely seen photographs from 1947, on view to Jan. 29.

The Cary Family, historical photos, family quilts, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham,through Nov. 30,

“Teapots & Textiles,”  2-5 p.m., reception for Cumberland resident Meryl Ruth, Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, on view through Dec. 17.


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 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,


“Over East, an Artist’s Journal: Paintings by Robert Beck of the Contemporary Maritime Community,” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. Adults $15.50; seniors $14; children $10., 443-1316, to Jan. 22.

“Art and Artifacts of the Nineteenth Century,”  Bowdoin College Museum of Art Boyd Gallery, 245 Maine St., Brunswick. American and European paintings, sculpture, photographs, and prints, contrasted with decorative arts from around the world, to June 4.

“Defying the Ice: Shipwreck and Rescue of the Karluk,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, Brunswick, features a dramatic story using documents never seen by the public,, 725-3416, free admission, through Dec. 4.

“Maine to Main: Downtown in Brunswick and Topsham,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. Walk through the towns’ connected streets, with photos, maps, documents, and objects from multiple time periods. Free, through December.

“Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, more than 50 sculptures and prints by Canadian and Alaskan artists, rare birdskin items,, 725-3416, to March.

“Renaissance Rivalries: Painting and its Sister Arts,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, to Nov. 27.

Saturday 11/19

Family Saturday at the Museum of Art, 10-11 a.m., Pavilion at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, activities related to the exhibitions on view. Led by Bowdoin College students, free and open to the public.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,

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,


Bowdoin Chorus, 7:30 p.mNov. 18 & 3 p.m. Nov. 19, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Free.

Friday 11/18 

Christine Lavin with Don White, 7:30 p.m.Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St.,Bath. Clean and hilarious musical comedy. Tickets $22/advance, $25/door, 442-8455, 

Side Door Coffee House, 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic sign up 6:45, feature performer Jud Caswell at 8:30 p.m. 

Sunday 11/20

“Running a Ground,” DaPonte String Quartet 25th Season – Winter Series I Concerts, 3 p.m., Nov. 20, Brunswick Unitarian Church. Tickets at the door $20, under 21, free,

Sunday 12/4

Suzanne Vega, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Tickets $40/advance, $45/door, 442-8455, 


Music at Noontime, Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515. Free.


“The Great Gatsby,” by The Brunswick High School Players, Nov. 17, 18 & 19 at 7 p.m., plus matinee Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $8 for students and seniors and $10/adults online at or at the door.

Maine singer/songwriter and Rustic Overtones frontman Dave Gutter will give a benefit performance at St. Lawrence Arts Nov. 26, to help replace SLA’s wheelchair lift.”Simple Songs” is a solo acoustic storyteller-styled performance. Gutter is also widely known as a gifted lyricist who has written songs with David Bowie, Imogene Heap and others. See for tickets and more details.