Arts Calendar: Nov. 23-Dec. 3

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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.


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,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to Jan. 7.

“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. Reception and book launch 5-7 p.m. Dec. 8, artist talk 3 p.m. Jan. 8, on view to Jan. 14. 

“The Holiday Show,” Dec. 1-31, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. Reception 1-3 p.m. Dec. 3 for new work by over 40 artists,

“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.

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.

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


“Dinosaurs Unearthed,” 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,

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

Let There Be Light 2016 Menorah Invitational, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. Regular museum hours through Jan. 20 and First Friday Art Walks 5-8 p.m. Dec. 2 & Jan. 6. Featuring six pieces from the private collection of Roberta Bas and menorahs created by artists with a Maine connection

Thursday 12/1 

“Woven,” by Gail Skudera, artist talk 6-8 p.m., Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. 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,


The WFCP Home Time Radio Hour , Dec. 2-4, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., All-new collection of hits from the 1960s and radio sketches, performed live. Comedy, music, nostalgia for all ages. Tickets $10/advance, $15/ door,

Broadway at Good Theater fundraising concerts Nov. 30-Dec. 4 for six performances, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $30-$40, 885-5883,

Saturday 11/26

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

Thursday 12/1

The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration with John Whelan, Low Lily & Katie McNally, 7:30 p.m., Longfellow Square, Portland. Tickets $25, 761-1757.

Friday 12/2

“Kimmy’s Psychedelic Odd Ball,” 7th Annual Fundraiser for Music and Magic Maine, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., featuring JGBBD, The Great North Band, Eddy Dyer, Singepole Mountain Band and Rijah Newell. Tickets $12/advance at, $15/door. 


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.


“Anything Helps God Bless,” 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10 & 2 p.m. Dec. 11, followed by audience talk-back, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland. Suggested $10, donation, reservations highly recommended by calling 518-9305.

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


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. 



“On Golden Pond,” 2 p.m. Dec. 4 & 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. The play will run Feb. 17-19, 24-26. For more information call 448-2455 or email


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.

“Art and Resolution: 1900 to Today,” includes work by Israeli photographer Adi Nes, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick.

“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.

“Where Do I Go From Here? Snapshots of Twentieth-Century Life,” Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College. American vernacular photos explore how amateur photographers circumvented and at times unsettled assumptions about what a portrait might be, to Dec. 31. 

Tuesday 11/29

“Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculptures of the Hellenistic World,” 7 p.m. lecture in Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 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,


Monday 11/28

Middle Eastern Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Free and open to the public, reservations and tickets not required.

Tuesday 11/29

Chamberfests, 4 & 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Student ensembles will present two different programs of classical chamber music. Free at the door. 

Wednesday 11/30

Brazilian Performance Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Students perform both Afro-Brazilian percussion and popular song styles, with opportunities for audience participation. Free at the door. 

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, 

Monday 12/12

Ellis Paul, 8:15 p.m., Slate’s Restaurant, 169 Water St., Hallowell. Tickets $20/$25 at


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


Sam Hunneman, Deborah McLean and Maryellen Carew, all of Freeport, who are known as the Sound Effects Ladies, in last year’s production of The WFCP Home Time Radio Hour. Hunneman and Carew will be in this year’s production Dec. 2-4, at Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., with an all-new collection of hits from the 1960s and radio sketches.Tickets are $10 at