Arts Calendar: Nov. 29-Dec. 8

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Greater Portland


Cathie Stebbins Peterson, fiber art, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through December.

“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. 

Friday 12/1

“Moments of Reflection – Paintings by Kerrin Parkinson and Patricia Ritzo,” 4:30 to 7 p.m. opening, Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route One, Falmouth, through winter. 


“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.

“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.

Friday 12/1

William Harrison, hand-colored work and pen and ink drawings, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland.


“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:

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+.

Friday 12/1

“The Heart of the Evening: American Nocturnes,” 7:30 p.m. First Parish Church, Congress Street, Portland. Benefit with bass-baritone John David Adams and pianist Bridget Convey to recognize World AIDS Day, proceeds support Frannie Peabody Center.

The Suitcase Junket w/ KaDe Matzell, 7 p.m. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Eclectic one-man band plays on a variety of unusual instruments, $16/$20. 

Sunday 12/3

Portland String Quartet, 2 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Tribute to two Maine Composers: Peter Re’ and Elliott Schwartz; ticket info at 761-1522

Thursday 12/7

“Tigre Burning Bright: Banda Magda’s Cinematic Tales of Courage and Persistence,” 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, Portland, world music, tickets $25-$45 at the box office, 504 Congress St.  

Friday 12/8

Coffee House, Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Rd.


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.


“It’s a Wonderful Life,” live radio play, through Dec. 24, Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., Portland, tickets $45-$65, students $20, children $15,

“Cross-Dresser,” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, Naked Shakespeare at The Ballroom at Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland and Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port on Dec. 4, pay-what-you-can,

“The Nutcracker,” through 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., through Dec. 3. Tickets $19/$23, group rates available,, 799-1421.

Friday 12/1

Portland Ballet and closing reception for “Dahlov Ipcar: Stories,” 5-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


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 accepted for the 2018 summer season. Opportunities including lessons, coaching, seminars, solo and chamber performances; financial help available,


“Generations of Art,” by Charlotte E. Recknagel and Bobbie A. Salch, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, paintings and drawings, through January.


“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.


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,

“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 Chamber Choir, 3 p.m. Dec. 2 & 3, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, directed by Robert K. Greenlee. Free.

Saturday 12/2

A Night of Swing and Jazz, performances by the Brunswick High School Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble, and the Opus 1 Swing band. Dessert buffet and silent auction, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 7 p.m., $10/adults, $5/students.

Monday 12/4

Pianist George Lopez, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Overview of Beethoven’s early, middle and late periods, with sonatas from opuses 14, 26, 78 and 101. Free.

Tuesday 12/5 

Jazz Night, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Students will perform in various jazz ensembles. Free.

Friday 12/8

Racer X, 4 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, with Associate Professor of English Aaron Kitch and Associate Professor of Music Vineet Shende. 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.

Maine Songwriters Association presents Songwriters on Stage at The Frontier in Brunswick the first Wednesday of every month through May. On Dec. 6, Lisa Redfern hosts and performs with Kate Miller, Carter Ruff and Max Ater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at or at the door.