Arts Calendar: Nov. 7-16

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Greater Portland

Exhibits

“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 Family Library, MMPA Gallery, 5th floor, 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 https://bit.ly/2xK32A2. 

Compositions in Wood by Carole Kainlor, Cia Café, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily to Nov. 27.

Sunday 11/11

Maine Jewish Museum Opening Reception, 2-4 p.m., 267 Congress St., “Superstitions,” by Neal Beckerman; “A Piece of Work,” by Russell Christian; “Contemporary Scrolling” by Carol Sloane, to Jan. 5.

Ongoing

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

Film

Tuesday 11/13

“The Home Road,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., story of 19-year-old’s 200-mile walk from Canada to Biddeford in 1845 and his great-great grandson’s return journey. Includes Q&A with filmmakers Tonya and Ray Shevenell.

Thursday 11/15

“The Barkley Marathons,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St. Quirky, award-winning 2015 documentary about a race based on a failed prison escape. Free.

Ongoing

Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars, www.portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249, usm.maine.edu/planet

Galleries

“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.
  
“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multi-media work, through April.

Ongoing

Mainely Frames and Gallery, original, antique, rare maps of Maine, the U.S. and the World, 541 Congress St., Portland.

Museums

“Charlotte’s Web,” Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, to Nov. 11, youth theater, $10 at the front desk and www.kitetails.org, where a full schedule can be found. 
  
“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, portlandmuseum.org, to Jan. 6.

“Painter and Poet: the Art of Ashley Bryan,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, award-winning 95-year-old artist and pioneer of African and African American representation in children’s books, to Nov. 25.      

Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.com.

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, cryptozoologymuseum.com.

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, mainehistory.org.

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, mainejewishmuseum.org.

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, www.portlandmuseum.org.

Yarmouth History Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org

Music

Thursday 11/8

DaPonte String Quartet: “Must It Be?,” featuring Bartók, Beethoven and Danielpour, 7:30 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, $22.50 at www.DaPonte.org.

Friday 11/9

Jim Ciampi Trio, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church Coffee House, 267 Falmouth Road, great American songbook, by donation.

Saturday 11/10

“Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610,” Oratorio Chorale, 7 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $30/adults, $15/students at the door; advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com/profile/1143574.

Beatles Tribute Concert, 7 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. The Nerk Twins acoustic duo, voted Best Beatles Tribute Band in New England by NH Magazine. Free and open to the public.

Sunday 11/11

Evanoff, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., classic rock/dance, $10, $12/door, www.portlandhouseofmusic.com/event/evanoff.

Wednesday 11/14

Keller Williams’ PettyGrass, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Tom Petty-inspired project, $26-$45, www.portcitymusichall.com.

Thursday 11/15

Red Sun Rising, 8 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, $15/$18, portion of sales benefits Musicares for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, auramaine.com. 

Ongoing

Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages, baysidebowl.com.

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. 

Theater/Dance

“Big Fish,” Freeport Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Nov. 15-17; 2 p.m. Nov. 18, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, $5/students & seniors; $10/adults, http://our.show/frhs/4184.

“Cock,” (the cockfight play), Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A
Forest Ave., Portland, Nov. 9-18, unique look at sexual identity and infidelity, www.dramaticrep.org/onstage.htm.

“Homer Bound,” world premiere by Maine playwright Karmo Sanders, Nov. 7-Dec. 2, Good Theater, 26 Congress St., Portland, deals with a shotgun wedding on a small fishing island off the Maine coast, $25-$32.

“Refuge Malja,” to Nov. 18, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Jewish-American war photographer feels compelled to help a young refugee, with Arabic translation, www.portlandstage.org.

“The Whale,” Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays, to Nov. 18, story of a man’s last chance at redemption and finding beauty, $20/$22 at www.madhorse.com

Friday 11/9

Moroccan Dance Artist Soumaya MaRose, 8 p.m., Bright Star World Dance, 108 High St., Portland, all ages, $15, $20/door, http://rosanoreen.com.

Ongoing

ComedySportz, 7 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, The Fresnel Theater, 17 Free St., Portland, competitive improv, www.thefresneltheater.org. 

Mid-Coast

Exhibits

Casco Bay Art Club, multimedia exhibit, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, call 373-4600 for the viewing times, through Nov. 30.

Galleries

“Beyond The Bubble,” mixed media exhibit by Hyde school students, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to Nov. 15.

“Stephen Burns-Exploration in Sculpture and jewelry,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. Artist talk 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18, on view to Nov. 30.

Ongoing

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, curtislibrary.com.

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820, explorefrontier.com.

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098, keith@keithsphotography.com.

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, mainefiberarts.org.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914, merrymeetingartscenter.org.

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, sebascodeganartists.com.

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper, widgeoncove.com.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, topshamlibrary.org, 725-1727.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820, spindleworks.org.

Museums

“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.

“1968-Spring of Discontent: The Photography of Michael Ruetz,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Nov. 15-Jan. 20, iconic photos of historic events.  

Saturday 11/10

Family Saturday at the Museum of Art, 10-11 a.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art pavilion, all ages discussion and hands-on activity.

Ongoing

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, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

“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, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

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, bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Free. 

“Let’s Get Lost,” wall drawing and “Listening Glass,” interactive sound work, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, to December. 

Joshua L. Chamberlain MuseumPejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Veteran’s Day; closes for the season Nov. 12. Guided tours on the hour til 3 p.m., $6-$12, http://pejepscothistorical.org/chamberlain/jlc, 729-6606.

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, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum. 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. 

Music

Saturday 11/10

Begelman, Gray and Lopez, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College. Artist in residence George Lopez performs Brahms duos for clarinet and cello in addition to “Opus 114.” Free.

Honest Millie, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick Concert for a Cause, 1 Middle St., swing jazz band performs music from the ’30s-’50s. Tickets $12/advance at the church, Gulf of Maine Books, millie.brownpapertickets.com, $15/door.

Sunday 11/11

“Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610,” Oratorio Chorale, 3 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick, $30/adults, $15/students at the door, advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com/profile/1143574.

Friday 11/16

Marie Dufresne, 8:30 p.m., Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, Middle Street, Brunswick, by donation. 

Saturday 11/17

Slambovian Circus of Dreams, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church 804 Washington St., Bath. Punk Classical Hillbilly Pink Floyd, $20/$24.

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Fall Music Events, through Dec. 12, free, no tickets or reservations required, more information at bowdoin.edu/music.

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, byrnesirishpub.com.

Theater

“Alice in Wonderland,” Brunswick Junior High School,  7 p.m., Nov. 9 & 10; $10 at the door.

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays to Nov. 11. tickets $10-$20, theaterproject.com, 729-8584.

“Flowers For Algernon,” Brunswick High School Players, 116 Maquoit Road, 7 p.m. Nov. 15 & 16; 2 & 7 p.m. Nov. 17, intellectually challenged man becomes a genius, $12/students and seniors, $15/adults at the door, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3626924.

“Three Sisters,” by Anton Chekhov, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 & 10; 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Wish Theater, Bowdoin College. New version by Libby Appel; free tickets available at the Smith Union info desk and at the door. 

New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams bring its raucous brand of “Punk Classical Hillbilly Pink Floyd” to the Chocolate Church in Bath for one night on Nov. 17.

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