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Arts Calendar Nov. 30-Dec.1

Lifestyle

Arts Calendar Nov. 30-Dec.1

Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Ajkun Ballet Theater, New York City-based dance company, holding auditions in February and March 2012 in New York City; FMI visit ajkunbt.org.

Books & Authors

Story Time, every Monday morning, 9:30 a.m., Royal River Books, 355 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 899-9279.

Wednesday 11/30

Lou Ureneck to speak on "Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream and Five Acres in Maine," 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Liberty Dr., Freeport, FMI 865-3307.

Saturday 12/3

Toni Buzzeo book signing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Millcreek Plaza, 50 Market St., South Portland, FMI 799-2659.

Tuesday 12/6

Reading by poet Arielle Greenberg, 7 p.m., Room 133, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, FMI 228-8393.

Wednesday 12/7

Barbara Walsh to speak on "August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm," 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 871-1700.

Thursday 12/8

Line, image and arc in the free verse poem workshop, 5:30-8 p.m., The Telling Room, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, $50/$35 for Telling Room volunteers, FMI 774-6064.

Sacred Stories of Challenge and Hope of Immigrants and Refugees, 4-6 p.m., South Portland City Hall, 25 Cottage Road, South Portland, arrive by 3:45, no admission beyond 4 p.m., FMI 767-3201.

Sunday 12/18

Book Discussion of "Cleopatra," 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, FMI 443-5141.

Comedy

Sunday 12/4

"A Holiday Visit with Ida" with comedian Susan Poulin, 2 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $15, FMI 774-7200.

Ongoing

Portland Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554, full schedule at mainecomedy.com.

Film

"Conversations with Edd Bonney," now available for sale at Freeport Public Library, 10 Liberty Dr., Freeport, freeportpubliclibrary.com.

Thursday 12/1

Palestinian Film Festival, runs through Dec. 3, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7/$5 for SPACE members, FMI 828-5600.

Saturday 12/3

Viva Lebowski 2011: a tribute to the Coen Brothers, 9 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, FMI 791-2695.

Monday 12/5

"The Barn" Premier featuring Freeport resident Erik Brobst, 7 & 9 p.m., Nickelodeon Cinema, 1 Temple St., Portland, $5, FMI 772-4022.

Tuesday 12/6

USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series: An Encounter with Simone Weil, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7/$5 SPACE members/Free to USM students and staff with ID, 828-5600.

Galleries

Friday 12/2

"Art for Everyone:" a collection of donated art, 5-8 p.m., Goodwill Headquarters, 353 Cumberland Ave., Portland, goodwillnne.org.

"Drawing the Line #11" opening reception 12-8 p.m., June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, FMI 699-5083.

"Group Exhibit" featuring works by Jeanne O'Toole, Jay LaBrie, Kieth Weiskamp, Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, runs through Dec. 31, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, FMI 712-1097.

"In the Forest by the Sea," 5-8 p.m. opening reception, runs through Jan. 2012, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, FMI 253-6808.

"Port of Portland:" A Ship-Shaped History, 5 p.m. opening reception, runs through Jan. 3, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 443-1316.

"Vanishing Acts" and "My Chicago," 5-8 p.m. opening reception, runs through Dec. 22, Addison Wooley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499.

Monday 12/5

"Peace 2011" 5-7 p.m., runs through Dec. 31, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, FMI 772-2693.

Thursday 12/8

"Something Blue," opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, FMI 781-2620.

Ongoing

A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.

Addison Woolley Gallery, "Vanishing Acts" and "My Chicago," Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, runs through Dec. 22; 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox St., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland, addonovo.com/arts.

Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery.

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154, artascope.com.

Art Gallery at UNE, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, arthousepictureframes.com.

Arthur Fink's Studio/Gallery, 145 Newbury St., Portland, 615-5722.

Artist and Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272

Art Loft Gallery, paintings and silk hangings by Helen Farnham, wood engraved hand pulled prints by Tony Kulik, metal sculpture and furniture by Jim Millers, second floor, 8 School St., Freeport, 865-1705.

Art Studios at Cottage Road, newest work by Betina Clark, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.

Aucocisco Gallery, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.

The Blue Spoon, 89 Congress St., Portland, yesartworks.org.

Biddeford Savings Bank, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Borealis Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, bridgegalleryportland.com, 712-9499.

Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse, 740 Broadway, South Portland, cambridgecoffeebar.com.

Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700 or capecottagegallery.com.

Carolyn Walton Gallery, 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585 or carolynwalton.com.

Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260 or www.cascobayframes.com.

Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334 or portlandpottery.com.

Clayton's Cafe, 447 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, FMI, 846-1117.

Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 252-9520.

Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St., Portland.

Cygnet Gallery, "Figurative Show," with Dewitt Hardy, Janet Manyan, Tim Gaydos, George and Dadee Burk, Pat Hardy, Hara Harding, Janet Ledoux, Elizabeth Kelley and M.L. Norton and more, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100.

Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

Dobra Tea, "Slow Reveal: works in Encaustic and Collage" by Suzanne Gannon and Chris Reed, through mid-January, 151 Middle St., Portland, FMI 210-6566.

Domaine Gallery, "New: Elemental/Essential Photography," by John G. Kelley, 223 Commercial St., Portland, 772-2270 or domainegallery.com.

Earth and Soul, indigenous artists from around the world and local artists, 34 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1089.

Eli Phant, Cyanotype Prints by Anna Low, Munjoy Hill, Portland, eli-phant.com, Sally Struever, 253-9943.

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Lori Ingraham: "Foliage," and Harry Nadler (1930-1990): "Sightings," exhibit through Dec. 4; "Something Blue," opening reception Dec. 8, 5-7 p.m., through Jan. 10, 2012; 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Ember Grove Gallery, 247 B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408 or embergrove.com.

"Emergence: The History and Restoration of Etz Chaim Synagogue," photo essay by Tama Silverstein Louden, through Dec. 16, Great Reading Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, USM, 314 Forest Ave., Portland.

emilie inc., photography, 227 Congress St., Portland, 272-2285.

Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, fcascarborough.org, 883-5720.

Filament Gallery, 181 Congress St., Portland, 774-0932 or filamentgallery.com.

Fore River Gallery, 613 Congress St., Portland, 252-6728.

Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland, 874-8084, forestreetgallery.com.

"Forgotten Transport" photography by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462, jmdunitzstudios.com.

Four Walls Gallery for Fine Art, 564 Congress St., Portland, 221-3426 or fourwallsgallery.com.

Free Street Gallery at MECA, "Personal Views: The One O'clock Group" 10 Artists, 87 Free St., Portland, Dee Adams, 653-7271.

Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.

Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-1616.

Front Room Gallery, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505 or frostgullygallery.com.

Gallery 132, 132 Spring St., Portland, 842-9200 ext. 226.

Gem Gallery, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.

Gleason Fine Art Portland, "Sara Gray: Transitions," photography show, exhibit through Nov. 30, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, info@gleasonfineart.com.

Greenhut Galleries, "Peace 2011" 5-7 p.m., through Dec. 31; 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

The Green Hand Bookshop, "Addicted to Love," exhibit through Nov. 31; "In the Forest by the Sea," Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, runs through Jan. 2012, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, FMI 253-6808. 661 Congress St., Portland, 450-6695.

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817, heronpointstudio.com.

Holly Ready Studio, oil and gouache paintings by Holly Ready, 146 High St., Portland, 632-1027 or hollyready.com

ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu, 775-3052.

Jameson Modern Art, 305 Commercial St., Portland, 772-5522 or jamesongallery.com.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961, JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com.

June LaCombe SCULPTURE, by appointment, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468, junelacombesculpture.com.

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.

Lalo Boutique, 142 High St., Portland.

The Language Exchange, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405.

Larson Fine Art Gallery, new work by David Henning Larson, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221, larsonfineart.com.

Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

Lifeworks Chiropractic, artwork by Mark Nutt, Foreside Place, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911, call for viewing times.

The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Pond Cove Shopping Plaza, Cape Elizabeth, ariatuki.com.

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Color My World: An interactive art exhibit, Long Island, Maggie Carle, artsprits@myfairpoint.net, 766-2940.

Maine Arts Workshop, 39 School St., Freeport, 831-2759 or maineartsworkshop.com.

Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, 519 Congress St., Portland, Jill Cournoyer, 878-8896.

Maine College of Art, "A Perpetual Present:" 2011 MECA Faculty Selects Exhibition through Dec. 23, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu.

Maine Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, portion of proceeds to benefit The Arts at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, mmc.org/thearts, jcoleman@suscom-maine.net.

The Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, Anne Samson, 774-1633.

Maine Roaster's Coffee, U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth.

Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.

Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, 772-0689, megperrycenter.com.

Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Moxie Studio and Gallery, landscape, still life paintings, by appointment, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.

North Yarmouth Academy, Curtis Gallery, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423, NYA.org.

Open Concepts Gallery & Studios, Cove Street Art Center, 50 Cove St., Portland, 772-3822.

Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth, lola-studios.com.

Ponomo, jewelry, handbags and accessories by Hannah Tarkinson, 142 High St., Suite 307, Portland, ponomostyle.com.

Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, 548 Congress St., Portland, portlandarts.org.

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.

Portland Public Library, AIGA Maine annual exhibit, "Good Design is Good Business: The Elements of Branding," through Dec. 30; "Port of Portland: A Ship-Shaped History," Dec. 2, 5 p.m. opening reception, runs through Jan. 3, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, RabelaisBooks.com.

Radiant Light Gallery, Thom Adams fine art and documentary photography, 615 Congress St., Suite 409, Portland, 252-7258.

Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery, "Group Exhibit" featuring works by Jeanne O'Toole, Jay LaBrie, Kieth Weiskamp, Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, through Dec. 31, 5 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydpottery.com.

Rise Photography, "New Moon," work by Meghan Donahue, Matthew Robbins photography, Alicia Allen jewelry, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, risephotography.com.

Rose Contemporary, "Enter Night" on exhibit through Dec. 31, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700, rosecontemporary.com.

The Royal Bean Cafe, The Artisans Collective mixed media show & sale, on exhibit through Dec. 15, Main St., Yarmouth, 829-5082.

Running with Scissors Gallery, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland, salt.edu.

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 767-8090.

South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.

St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, stlawrencearts.org.

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland, rickgreenart.com.

Susan Maasch Fine Art, "Two From the Biennial: Clint Fulkerson and Jon Edwards," and solo exhibition by Kate Russo, "New Paintings," 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

Toby Rosenberg Pottery Gallery, 293 Read St., Portland, 878-4590, tobyrosenberg.com.

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, "Celebrate Women Artists in Maine," featuring Jill Hoy and Anne Ireland, 20+ artists, Thos. Moser fall art show, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, photography by Dawn Herrick, 516 Congress St., Portland, HourExchangePortland.org, Orion Breen, 874-9868.

USM Glickman Family Library, 7th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

USM Osher Map Library, USM Portland, usm.maine.edu/maps.

USM Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 780-4270, 34 Bedford St., Portland.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland, www.utopiadesigns.com.

VoxPhotographs, for viewing invitation and location, 232-1214 or info@voxphotographs.com.

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, whitneyartworks.com, 780-0700, whitneyartworks.com.

The wonderful gallery/FINE ART, "Everything is Illuminated," new paintings by Janice Moore, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077, thewonderfulgallery.com.

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 336 Main St. Yarmouth, 846-7777; second location, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.

3Fish Gallery, "Davidson and Daughters Revisited," through Dec. 2, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

317 Main Street, Michele Caron, through Jan. 13, 2012; 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Museums

Ongoing

Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails.com.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.

Maine Historical Society Museum, "Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine," and "Images of the Longfellow Garden," current exhibits, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children's hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org.

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, maineirish.com.

Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum.

Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.org.

Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773, mewctu.org.

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7+, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum.com.

Portland Harbor Museum, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337, portlandharbormuseum.org.

Portland Museum of Art, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Maine, on view through Jan. 29, 2012; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday; free on Fridays 5-9 p.m., first Fridays, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and the Shaker Store, by appointment, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, shaker.lib.me.us.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 793-8569.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, SMCC campus, off Fort Road, South Portland, springpointlight.org, 799-6337.

Victoria Mansion, self-guided tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.org.

Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, "Life Along the Royal River," 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Merrill Memorial Library, Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Thursday 12/1

Jeffrey Foucault & Mark Erelli, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15 advance/$18 door, FMI 761-1757.

Friday 12/2

Connor Garvey and Tall Heights, 8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, FMI 615-3609.

"Death in Venice," a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary's Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI daponte.org.

Home Time Radio, shows Dec. 2-3 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, $10 advance/$15 door, FMI 865-2220.

Saturday 12/3

The Bob Band, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine and Bar Lounge, 24 Preble St., Portland, FMI thebobband.com.

Sunday 12/4

Sharp Note Singing, 1-4 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, 216-3890.

Thursday 12/8

Cornmeal, 8 p.m., 21+, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, $12, FMI cornmealinthekitchen.com.

Friday 12/9

"Elmo Makes Music," runs through Dec. 11, Cumberland County Civic Center, sesamestreetlive.com.

Saturday 12/10

Carolyn Currie, 7 p.m., Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland, $8 adults/$6 children, FMI 780-4249.

Spirituals, Carols and Holiday Favorites, runs Dec. 10 7:30 p.m., St. Jude's Church, Main St., Falmouth, and Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, $10, FMI gfccweb.org.

Sunday 12/11

Portland String Quartet Concert Series: The Art of the Fugue, 2 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 761-1522.

Tuesday 12/13

Freeport 5th grade band holiday concert, 7 p.m., Falmouth Elementary, 58 Woodville Road, FMI 781-3988.

Ongoing

Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., first and third Saturday, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102 or liz@stlawrencearts.org.

David Bullard Songwriter Night, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Andy's Pub, Commercial St.; Solo Night 6 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland.

House Bluegrass, 9 p.m. Mondays, no cover, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland.

Kirtan!, call and response group chanting meditation, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, $5 donation, Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, 799-0054, portlandyoga.com.

Lazy Lightning, Grateful Dead covers and original music, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., bigeasyportland.com or 776-2822.

Theater & Dance

"The Nutcracker" performed by the Maine State Ballet, through Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets through porttix.com or at Merrill Auditorium box office, FMI 874-8200.

Thursday 12/1

A Celtic Christmas, through Dec. 11, 7 p.m, Sat./Sun. 2 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets $12-22, FMI and reservations 799-5327.

Friday 12/2

"Holidays from Heaven and Hell," 7:30 p.m., $5, CTN5 Studio, 516 Congress St., Portland, FMI 671-9481.

Swing Dance with live music by WailBone Swing Band, 7 p.m., North Deering Grange, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, $10, FMI 653-5012.

Friday 12/9

"Gift of the Magi," Dec. 9-10, 8 p.m., additional Dec. 11 show at 2 p.m., Williston-Immanuel Church, 156 High St., Portland, $15 adults/$10 seniors, FMI and reservations covelight2011.com.

"Love's Old Sweet Song," Dec. 9-10, 8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $10 suggested donation, FMI jllynch@gwi.net.

Ongoing

Argentine Tango Practice, Wednesday 7-9 p.m., beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, Saturday 8 p.m.- midnight, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Club 188, line dancing instruction, Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced; 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Greater Portland Community Contradance, first Saturday, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, maplewooddancecenter.com.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services building, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, setdncr02@yahoo.com.

Second Saturday Contradance, 6 p.m. family dance; 7:30 p.m. potluck; 8 p.m. beginner lesson; 8:30-12 p.m. dance, $10 adult/ $7 student or senior, bring clean shoes, Wescustogo Hall, U.S. Route 115, North Yarmouth, 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com or 318-8746, maywicca@gmail.com.

Square Dancing Classes, by Mix 'n Mingle Square Dancing Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through April, ages 9 and up, $3, no experience necessary, Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough, mixnmingle@maine.rr.com.

Mid Coast

Books

Sunday 12/4

Spindleworks Publishing Party, 4-5:30 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org.

Films

Tuesday 12/13

"Fixing the Future:" Creating Local Jobs and Building Prosperity, screening, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI 725-5242.

Ongoing

The Dreamland Theater film series on second and fourth Thursdays, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., film listings at sagadahocpreservation.org.

Galleries

Thursday 12/1

"Gift Wrapped Collages" by Noriko Sakanishi, opening reception Dec. 3, 2-5 p.m., Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor, 633-6252.

"Kitchen Americana," 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., The Bakery, 85 Parking Lot Ln., Damariscotta, 563-2867.

Ongoing

11 Pleasant St. Arts Center, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 319-6057 or 11pleasant.com.

Allen & Selig Realty, landscapes and seascapes by Claudette Gamache, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 15 Vine St., Bath, 443-2200 or AllenSelig.com.

The Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, Brunswick; 721-3099, thebarndoorcafe.com.

Bayview Gallery, "Her Mark," 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.

Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.

Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455 or chocolatechurcharts.org.

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

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

The Eleven Pleasant Street Gallery, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016 or daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

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

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

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or widgeoncove.com.

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

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

The Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002, gelatofiasco.com.

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell, harborworksgallery.org, Guy Saldanha, gsaldanh@bowdoin.edu, 841-9812.

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

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 or maescafeandbakery.com/events.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

Markings Gallery, "Wearable Art," Nov. 1-30; 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, Maine, marine and coastal paintings, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr's Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717, sebascodeganartists.com.

Summer Island Studio, "Totems of Land and Sea," by watercolorist and Asian brush painter, Jean Kigel, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

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

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

VSA arts of Maine, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, vsartsmaine.org.

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

Museums

"Imagination Takes Shape:" Canadian Inuit Art from the collection of Robert and Judith Toll, runs through Dec. 4, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9500 College St., Brunswick, FMI 725-3416.

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275.

Maine Maritime Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, "Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection," exhibition through Dec. 6, 2011, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, "CSI Brunswick: The Forensic Work of Dr. Frank Whittier," and "Pejepscot's Early Scots-Irish History," Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Music

Sunday 12/4

"Death in Venice," a performance by Daponte String Quartet, Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, FMI daponte.org.

Friday 12/16

Castlebay Yuletide Concert, 8 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, $10, FMI 729-8515.

Theater/Dance

Thursday 12/1

December Dance Concert, through Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, FMI 725-3375.

Friday 12/9

"Miracles on School St.," Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-18, Fri./Sat. shows 7:30 p.m. and Sun. shows 2 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, suggested donation $12, FMI 729-8584.

Ongoing

Sage Swingers, Square and Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday round dance workshops, Coffin School Cafeteria, Barrows St., Brunswick; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday square dance workshops, Jordan Acres School Cafeteria, Brunswick, 389-2568 or sage.squaredanceme.us.