Arts Calendar: Nov. 21-30

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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

“The Mousetrap,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 & 3,


“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.

Friday 11/29

“Clear Blue Morning: Recent Paintings by Tessa O’Brien,” opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, on view to Jan. 19.


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


Monday 11/26

“The Hemp Road Trip,” 7 p.m., USM’s Hannaford Hall, Portland, documentary chronicles campaign to end federal prohibition on cannabis, includes discussion and mini-expo of Maine-made hemp products. Free for students, $10 all others at

“RBG,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. The life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday 11/28

“La Bete Humaine,” (1938), 7 p.m., Merrill Film Society salute to trains at Merrill Memorial Libary, Yarmouth. Free and open to the public.


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.

Mainely Frames and Gallery, original, antique, rare maps of Maine, the U.S. and the world, 541 Congress St., Portland.
“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multi-media work, through April.

Maine Jewish Museum267 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.


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  11/21

Maine Dead Project and Hollowell Friends present The Last Waltz, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., classic rock/Americana, $10/adv., $15/day of,

Wednesday 11/28

Garnet Rogers with Rachael Kilgour, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, North American folk music, $15/$20, 

Thursday 11/29

Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, 8:30 p.m., Space, 538 Congress St.
Portland, $15/$18. 

Haley Jane & The Pirates with The New Motif, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $15/door, $10/advance,

Friday 11/30

Portland Conservatory of Music, Dimensions in Jazz presents Sidestep, 8 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, $5-$20, 828-1310. 


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. 


Home Time Radio Hour, music and radio shows from the 1960s by The Freeport Players, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 & Dec. 1; 2 p.m., Dec. 2, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., tickets $20 at

“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,

“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.

“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, weekends to Dec. 2, $20-$70, 842-0800,, Myrtle Street box office.

“Mamma Mia!,” The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays Nov. 23- Dec. 9, ASL-interpreted performance Dec. 2. Tickets $6-$20 through 799-7337.

“White Christmas,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, Nov. 30-Dec. 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. ASL interpreted performance Dec. 1 and sensory-friendly performance Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.


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 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.

Wednesday 11/28

“Southgate Faces: Faces and Voices from an American Shipyard,” 5:30 p.m., Frontier, Fort Andross, Brunswick, video of interviews with workers at BIW, free with online registration at


“The Great Buster,” Nov. 23-29, Frontier, Fort Andross, Brunswick documentary about Buster Keaton,


“Stephen Burns-Exploration in Sculpture and Jewelry,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 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,


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


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. 

“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.

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. 


Saturday 11/24

Belfast Brogue, 8 p.m., Byrnes, 38 Center St., Bath,

Thursday 11/28

Evan Haines and Friends, Live in the Lounge Series at Frontier, 7:30 p.m., Fort Andross, Brunswick. Free. 


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,


“Alice in Wonderland,” 7 p.m., Nov. 30; 3 p.m. Dec. 1, Brunswick Junior High School, 65 Columbia Ave., $10 at the door. Note performances rescheduled from Nov. 9 & 10.

Saturday 12/1 

“Snow White: A Program of Story and Song,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., presented by Maine State Music Theatre at Curtis Memorial Library, 25 Pleasant St., Brunswick, for audiences up to third grade and their young-at-heart adults. Free.

Canadian-born soloist Garnet Rogers is playing his brand of North American folk music at One Longfellow Square in Portland on Wednesday, Nov. 28.