Arts Calendar: Nov. 2-11

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Greater Portland


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.

Thursday 11/10

“Spindleworks: On Common Ground,” 5:30-7 p.m., opening reception, Yarmouth History Center,118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, through Dec. 31.

Thursday 11/17

“Transcend,” 5-7 p.m., opening reception, featuring Honour Mack and Meg Brown Payson, Macpage LLC, 30 Long Creek Dr., South Portland.


Wednesday 11/9

“The Battle of Algiers,” 7 p.m., hosted by Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library. French with English subtitles, 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. 

First Friday

Friday 11/4

Bill Paxton, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland.

“Daunis at Daunis,” by Laurel Daunis-Allen, 5-8 p.m., paintings of the Maine coast and jewelry. Daunis Fine Jewelry,616 Congress St., Portland, through December. 

“New England Captured in Light,” solo exhibit by Caleb Stone, 5-8 p.m., Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through Nov. 25.

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., adults $5, children $2, 157 Spring St., Portland,


“MESMER,” by Brita Holmquist and “Breath,” by Ben Lincoln, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, on view to Nov. 12.

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

“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.

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, Nov. 4-27.

Thursday 11/10

“A Time and A Place,” 5:30 p.m. artist talk by Elizabeth Greenberg and Howard Greenberg, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington St., Portland, to Nov. 12.

On Common Ground, Spindleworks group exhibit at Stonewall Gallery, opening reception 5:30-7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 E. Elm St., to Dec. 31.


“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.


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,


Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band, PSO Pops! Concerts, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets $25-$75 at 842-0800,, at the box office at 20 Myrtle St.

“Running a Ground,” DaPonte String Quartet 25th Season – Winter Series I Concerts: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland; 3 p.m., Nov. 20, Brunswick Unitarian Church. Tickets at the door $20, under 21, free,

Friday 11/4

Les Sorciers Perdus contemporary ensemble plays an original score to the 1927 film”Metropolis,”7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. 

“Simple,” Portland Conservatory of Music’s Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Students/$5, seniors/$10 in advance at Jet Video and Starbird Music in Portland and Gulf Of Maine Books in Brunswick.

Sunday 11/6

Lucy Wainwright Roche & Matt The Electrician, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $18/advance, $22/door.

“Play Ball! Music and Sports,” Portland Symphony Orchestra Discovery Concert, 2:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium. Tickets at 842-0800,, or at the box office at 20 Myrtle St.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, Portland String Quartet Concert Series, 2 p.m., 202 Woodford St., Portland. Tickets $20/$22, students free,

Saturday 11/12

The Downeaster Chorus, 7 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church UCC, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Tickets $15/door, reserve at

The Oratorio Chorale, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, featuring Grammy-Winning Bass Dashon Burton, 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland. Advance tickets $20/adults, $10/students, free under 12 at

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,


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.


“Charley’s Aunt,” Nov. 3-6, the Theatre at Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee, 3 p.m. Ticket $8/adults, $6/students, children and seniors at the door.

“Sofonisba,” Nov. 11-20, Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. Tickets $10 – $20 at

“Truth Tellers,” Naked Shakespeare, 7 p.m. Nov. 4 & 5, Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $10, all ages,

“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,

Friday 11/4

Le Bon Truc, dance workshop, 4 p.m., concert, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,

Saturday 11/5

Jekyll & Hyde, by Tophat Miniature Stage Productions, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,$12/advance, $15/door; students & seniors $10/advance, $12/door,

“Bye Bye Birdie,” 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., sixth-grade performance at Harrison Middle School, 220 McCartney St., Yarmouth. Tickets $3/students, $6/adults at the door.

Monday 11/7

The Election Eve Anti-Trump/Fascism Special, 8 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, political stand up, sketches and songs by Portland Comedy Co-op.

Saturday 11/12

King Friday’s Dungeon: A Puppet Slam, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Wild variety show/cabaret of short puppet acts with adult themes. Tickets $8/$10/$12 at


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.

Friday 11/4

“Turbulent Times: Is America Becoming Undone?” 6:30 p.m., webinar with panel of four Jungian analysts explores the psychology of the presidential candidates. Maine Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick. Free and open to the public, popcorn provided,

Sunday 11/13

“Searching For Home, Coming Back From War,” 1 p.m. Hannaford Lecture Hall, Southern Maine Community College Midcoast Campus at Brunswick Landing. Documents journey veterans face after war and their search for the “home” they left behind. Limited space, reserve through 442-7736 or


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


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.


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 11/4

Joan Osborne with Keith Cotton, 7 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Tickets $30/advance at 442-8455 or, $35/door.

“Clavier-Übung,” Volume One, pianist George Lopez, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. Free.

Saturday 11/12

Tracy McMullen Quintet,  7:30 p.m., Tillotson Room, Gibson Hall, Bowdoin College. Free.

Sunday 11/13

Mendelssohn’s Elijah, featuring Grammy-winner Bass Dashon Burton, 3 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick. Advance tickets $20/adults, $10/students, free under 12 at


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


“Cauldron Bubble,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, through Nov. 6, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Suggested admission, $12; 729-8584,

Two improv troupes will enter, but only one will be victorious. On Friday, Nov. 18, Self IMPROVment will match wits with Mainely Improv at Mayo Street Arts in Portland. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m show are $10 in advance at