Arts Calendar: Nov. 22-Dec. 1

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Greater Portland


“Portraits: An Exhibit by Art Quilts Maine,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Dec. 2-Jan. 26.

“One More Than Six” holiday show, Cia Cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, diverse group of Maine painters and sculptors.

Merrill Memorial Library Arts exhibit, 22 artists on display, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, through Jan. 6.

“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.

“Molecular Prints,” by Dash Masland, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., to Jan. 5.

Thursday 11/30

“Enduring Heights,” opening with John and Cynthia Orcutt, 5-7 p.m.Couleur Collection in the Shops at Falmouth Village, 240 US Route One.


Tuesday 11/28

“Welcome to Leith,” 7 p.m.Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, chronicles attempted takeover of a small town by notorious white supremacist, free.

Wednesday 11/29 

Branded to Kill (1967 Japanese with English subtitles), Merrill Film Society, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. No. 3 assassin becomes the target of No.1 assassin; free and open to the public.


“Ahead of Her Time: The Life and Work of Nancy Hemenway Barton,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, to Dec. 20.

“Antipodean Isles,” by photographer Andrew Crane, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, to Jan. 13.

“Confabulations of Millennia,” The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, contemporary artists inspired by 17th, 18th & 19th centuries, to Dec. 8.

“Nostalgisms,” work of 13 artists, Able Baker, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, to Dec. 2.

“Serenity – 2017,” annual group exhibit by Richard Boyd Gallery artists, 10 a.m., 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, to Nov. 26.

“Stripes,” by Susan Tureen, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Congress Street, Portland, to Jan. 12.

“Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion,” USM’s AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, to Dec. 8.


“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.

“Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival,” traveling exhibit, Children’s Museum & Theatre, 142 Free St., Portland, to January.

Saturday 12/2

“Christmas With Mr. Dickens,” 6 & 7:30 p.m. readings, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, tickets $20/$25.


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,


Broadway at Good Theater concerts, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets at, 835-0895.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series, 12:15 -12:50 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 7, First Parish in Portland, 425 Congress St. Free, complete listing:

Friday 11/24

Covered In Bees, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free.

Flutist Carl Dimow, Dimensions in Jazz concert, 8 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, tickets $5/students, $10/seniors, $15/advance, $20/door.

Monday 11/27

David Rawlings, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, all ages, $32-$47.

Wednesday 11/29

Silent Rival, Portland House Of Music, 25 Temple St.,

Thursday 11/30 

“Learning to Fly – A Tribute of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Music,” 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $10/advance, $12/day of, benefits the Red Cross, 21+.


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.


“An Inspector Calls,” Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, $25/$32, 835-0895,, to Nov. 26.

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” live radio play, Nov. 24-Dec. 24, Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., Portland. Previews Nov. 24-26 $38-$58; all other times $45-$65, students $20, children $15,

“The Nutcracker,” Nov. 24-Dec. 3, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine State Ballet production, tickets $21-$66 through Porttix, 842-0800,, discounts available.

“A Christmas Carol – The Musical,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2:30 p.m., ASL-interpreted Nov. 25; through Dec. 3. Tickets $19/$23, group rates available,, 799-1421.

Saturday 11/25

Nutcracker Burlesque, at 8 a.m., tickets go on sale for Portland production,


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,



Bowdoin International Music Festival, applications being taken for the 2018 summer season. Opportunities including lessons, coaching, seminars, solo and chamber performances; financial help available,


Margaret Leonard, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, paintings of Italy and landscapes of Maine,, to Nov. 30.


“Neither Wolf nor Dog,”  Frontier Theater, Brunswick, Nov. 24-Dec. 1, Native American film based on novel by Kent Nerburn.

Monday 11/27

“Chasing Coral,” 6 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, hosted by Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, documentary with panel discussion about climate change impacts on the Gulf of Maine.


“Celebrate the Creative Spirit,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, wearables, sculpture, weaving, pottery, glass, through December.


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.

“Robert E. Peary and His Northern World,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, through December.

“The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, through Nov. 26.

“The Serpent’s Egg: Kyle Patnaude,” Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine St., 3rd floor, Brunswick, through Nov. 30.

“Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, to December 2019, free.


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,


Monday 11/27

Middle Eastern Ensemble 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, free.

Wednesday 11/29

“Ewe Proverb,” West African Music Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 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.


“Voices From Life in Maine,” monthly open mic for songwriters, poets, storytellers, and listeners, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Wednesdays Nov. 29 & Dec. 27. Free, but donations of baked goods appreciated.

Thornton Oaks Retirement Community in Brunswick will present “Generations of Art” an exhibit featuring Charlotte E. Recknagel and Bobbie A. Salch, who will open their exhibit of paintings and drawings Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Recknagel has worked at Thornton Oaks and exhibited there when she was 8 years old, while Salch is a resident. The public is invited to the free event, and the exhibit will be open to the public during select times throughout December and January.