Arts Calendar: Nov. 14-24

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“Alice in Wonderland,” Fiddlehead Art and Science Center, 25 Shaker Road, Gray, Nov. 29-Dec. 21, ages 4-16 needed, details at


“Home: Reflections on Place,” exhibit created by New Mainers, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, to Dec. 22.

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

“IXNOS,” MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, photos, art, portfolio books, texts and artifacts on paths of migration through the island of Levos, Making Migration Visible event on view to Dec. 14; see full schedule at

Compositions in Wood by Carole Kainlor, Cia Café, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily to Nov. 27.

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


“Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920,” Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through December.


Thursday 11/15

“The Barkley Marathons,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St. Quirky, award-winning 2015 documentary about a race based on a failed prison escape. Free.

Friday 11/16

“It’s Criminal,” first in three-part social justice film series, 7-9 p.m., Durham Friends (Quaker) Meeting, 534 Quaker Meetinghouse Road. Explores criminal justice system, rehabilitation, punishment, race, socioeconomic class and gender. Additional films Dec. 7 & Jan. 4.

“Dawnland,” 6:30 p.m., includes live concert and storytelling with “Dawnland” composer, moderated discussion, Abromson Center, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland Campus. Free.


Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars,

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

Director’s Pics: Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to Nov. 30.
“Marguerite Robichaux: Mountains to the Sea,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to Nov. 24.
“Eulogy for the Dyke Bar,” by Macon Reed, AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, acknowledges the legacy of dyke and lesbian bars, to Dec. 7.
“Jolly Crown,” Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, featuring Bill Adams, Derek Aylward, Joseph Hart, An Hoang, Jesse Littlefield and Eddie Martinez, to Dec. 15.
“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multi-media work, through April.


Mainely Frames and Gallery, original, antique, rare maps of Maine, the U.S. and the world, 541 Congress St., Portland.

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland: “Superstitions,” by Neal Beckerman; “A Piece of Work,” by Russell Christian; “Contemporary Scrolling” by Carol Sloane, to Jan. 5.
“Americans Abroad, 1860-1915,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, work by artists who traveled to Europe in the late 19th century, including Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, to Dec. 2.
“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,, to Jan. 6.

“Painter and Poet: the Art of Ashley Bryan,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, award-winning 95-year-old artist and pioneer of African and African American representation in children’s books, to Nov. 25.

Wednesday 11/28

Victoria Mansion’s Christmas Gala, 6-8:30 p.m., signature fundraising and social event, $75, deadline Nov. 21 to reserve at 772-4841, ext. 101,


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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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


Wednesday 11/14

Keller Williams’ PettyGrass, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Tom Petty-inspired project, $26-$45,

Thursday 11/15

Red Sun Rising, 8 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, $15/$18, portion of sales benefits Musicares for mental health awareness and suicide prevention,

Friday 11/16

Xander Nelson, record release party for “See You On The Other Side,” 7 p.m., Portland House of Music & Events, 25 Temple St., $7/$10,

“Explorers Club,” with saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase, 8 p.m., hosted by Portland Conservatory of Music at Woodfords Church, 202 Woodfords St., $5-$20.

Saturday 11/19

Holy Grounds Coffee House with Buddy Fanjoy and Juniper, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. Doors open at 6 with low-cost Thanksgiving dinner available, music by donation.

Sunday 11/18

The Weight Band, 8 p.m., Portland House Of Music, 25 Temple St., members of The Band and the Levon Helm band, $25/advance, $35/day of,

Monday 11/19

Sheila Arnold Jones with Cross-Cultural: Family and Other Stuff, 7-9 p.m. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland, by donation.

Tuesday 11/20

Duncan Cumming Classical Piano Concert, 2 p.m., OceanView at Falmouth, 74 Lunt Road, compositions from Chopin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Free.


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

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

Jay Staples, 3 p.m. first Sunday of every month, Atria Scarborough Assisted Living & Memory Care, 18 Black Point Road in Scarborough, country western. Free and open to the public.


“The Laramie Project,” Cape Elizabeth Theatre Department, 345 Ocean House Rd., 7 p.m. Nov. 15-17; 1 p.m. Nov. 18, aftermath of the killing of Matthew Shepard, a young, gay college student, tickets $5/$10 or at the door.

“Big Fish,” Freeport Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Nov. 15-17; 2 p.m. Nov. 18, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, $5/students & seniors; $10/adults,

“Blueberries Broadway & Brian 2.0,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, one-man show written and performed by Brian P. Allen, to Dec. 1, $20, 835-0895,

“Cock,” (the cockfight play), Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A
Forest Ave., Portland, to Nov. 18, unique look at sexual identity and infidelity,

“Homer Bound,” world premiere by Maine playwright Karmo Sanders, to Dec. 2, Good Theater, 26 Congress St., Portland, deals with a shotgun wedding on a small fishing island off the Maine coast, $25-$32.

“Refuge Malja,” to Nov. 18, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Jewish-American war photographer feels compelled to help a young refugee, with Arabic translation,

“The Nutcracker,” weekends Nov. 23-Dec. 1, Maine State Ballet at Merrill Auditorium, $20-$70, 842-0800,, Myrtle Street box office, Portland.

“The Whale,” Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays, to Nov. 18, story of a man’s last chance at redemption and finding beauty, $20/$22 at


ComedySportz, 7 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, The Fresnel Theater, 17 Free St., Portland, competitive improv,



Casco Bay Art Club, multimedia exhibit, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, call 373-4600 for the viewing times, through Nov. 30.

“Relatively Speaking” by Bonnie Dickey and a Topsham Historical Society exhibit on the Givens Family, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road,, to Nov. 29.


Sunday 11/18

“Stephen Burns-Exploration in Sculpture and Jewelry,” artist’s talk, 4-6 p.m. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. Artist talk on view to Nov. 30.


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath,

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,

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,

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,


“Among Women,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, explores the artistic portrayal of women in the U.S. over the last three centuries, to April 7.

“1968-Spring of Discontent: The Photography of Michael Ruetz,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Nov. 15-Jan. 20, iconic photos of historic events.


Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, $10.50-$17.50, includes free admission within a seven-day period,

“Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience,” Maine Maritime Museum, full-scale replica of Two Lights allows visitors to experience time-lapsed video of the Gulf of Maine, 443-1316,

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, Free.

“Let’s Get Lost,” wall drawing and “Listening Glass,” interactive sound work, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, to December.

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.

“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.

“Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, to December.


Friday 11/16

Marie Dufresne, 8:30 p.m., Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, Middle Street, Brunswick, by donation.

Saturday 11/17

Slambovian Circus of Dreams, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church 804 Washington St., Bath. Punk Classical Hillbilly Pink Floyd, $20/$24.


Bowdoin College Fall Music Events, through Dec. 12, free, no tickets or reservations required, more information at

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,


“Flowers For Algernon,” Brunswick High School Players, 116 Maquoit Road, 7 p.m. Nov. 15 & 16; 2 & 7 p.m. Nov. 17, intellectually challenged man becomes a genius, $12/students and seniors, $15/adults at the door,

Work by longtime Yarmouth resident Marian Baker, who has been making pots since the early ’80s and teaches at Maine College of Art, will be on display at Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth through Jan. 4. Paintings by Baker’s husband, architect Chris Wriggins, are also featured.