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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 18 - 29

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 18 - 29

Greater Portland

Auditions, Call for Art

Call for Artists, Freeport High School Holiday Art and Craft fair, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, table rentals for both days, $20, contact kimberlymedsker@gmail.com. 

Cape Elizabeth Arts Commission is accepting grant proposals from Cape Elizabeth artists or art organizations to fund projects that promote excellence and diversity in the arts community, Dec. 8 deadline; applications at Thomas Memorial Library or www.capeelizabeth.com, Wendy Seltzer, 899-0046, ewseltzer@aol.com.

Books, Authors

Wednesday 11/18

Sarah Thomson, reading from her newly adapted Young Readers Edition of "Three Cups of Tea," 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659, www.nonesuchbooks.com.

Thursday 11/19

Debra Spark, author of "Good for the Jews," 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045, www.longfellowbooks.com.

Saturday 11/21

Barbara Lynch, chef and author of "Stir, Mixing it Up in the Italian Tradition," 4-6 p.m., Rabelais: fine books on food & drink, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, www.RabelaisBooks.com.

Beth Cadena, author of children's book "Supersister," 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659, www.nonesuchbooks.com. 

Randy Spencer, author of "Where Cool Waters Flow: Four Seasons with a Master Maine Guide," noon - 2 p.m., Borders Books, Maine Mall Road, South Portland.

Tuesday 11/24

Portland Indy Poetry Slam Championship, 7:30 p.m. open reading, 8:30 p.m. Slam, $2-5 suggested donation, presented by Port Veritas and the Second Tuesday Slam, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland.

Saturday 11/28

Gail Donovan, author of children's book, "In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog," 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659, www.nonesuchbooks.com. 

Jane Freeberg and Astrid Sheckels, author and illustrator of children's book, "The Scallop Christmas," 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., L.L. Bean flagship store, Main St., Freeport.

Ongoing

Reader's Circle, third Thursday, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Comedy

Wednesday 11/18

"Secret Lives of Comedians," comedy show with improv group Plaster the Cat, 7:30 p.m., $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 75-5568.

Ongoing

Open Mic Comedy, hosted by Brian Brinegar, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland.

The Comedy Connection, shows Thursday-Sunday evening, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554 for reservations.

Films

Thursday 11/19

"Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry," documentary on the life of legendary tattoo artist, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, 7:30 p.m., free, sponsored by Tsunami Tattoo, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org.

Saturday 11/28

"Nanook of the North," silent documentary with live performance by modern instrumental trio, Sumner McKane Group, 8 p.m., $8, all ages, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at all Bull Moose Music locations and www.space538.org.

Galleries

Thursday 11/19

"Archaeology Above Ground," MECA Faculty Exhibition, 5-7 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Dec. 20, free and open to the public, ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5029. 

Documentary Photography Exhibit, of So. Portland Police Officer Kevin Webster and K-9 partner Baron, by Cheryl Rau, 6:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Dec. 31, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Historic Portland Photography Exhibit, by Richard D. Bicknell, 5-7 p.m. public reception, exhibit through Dec. 28, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Friday 11/20

"Maine Women: Living on the Land," photography by Lauren Shaw, open house times 12-5 p.m. Nov. 20; 12-3 p.m. Nov. 21; 12-7 p.m. Dec. 4, 12-3 p.m. Dec. 5, exhibit through Dec. 18, Coastal Studies for Girls, 308 Wolfe's Neck Road, Freeport, 865-9700, www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org.

Saturday 11/21

"Going Forward, Looking Back: Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the 21st Century," 3-4 p.m. lecture by Frances Scully Osterman, "Serendipity & Exquisite Manipulation," CHP Lecture Hall, $10; 4-6 p.m. opening reception, Art Gallery, exhibit through Jan. 31, UNE Portland Campus, 283-0171, www.une.edu.

Sunday 11/29

"Artsy Crafts on 88," a juried artisan show, with photography, painting, jewelry and more, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 267 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ritamae@maine.rr.com.

Ongoing

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

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A,  "Looking West: American Landscapes," with photography by Dan Dow, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., 203A, Portland, 450-8499, www.addisonwoolley.com.  

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

Area Gallery,  "Observations by Bert Lincoln Call and Henry David Thoreau," exhibit of Bert Call's 19th Century Photographs with quotes from "The Maine Woods," through Dec. 11, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, www.usm.maine.edu/gallery. 

Artascope, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland.

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

Art House Picture Frames, "Empty the Fridge: contemporary illustration in Maine and elsewhere," a drawing room collaboration with Art House, Graham Wood and Andrew Wilen, through Nov. 24; 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, www.arthousepictureframes.com.

Artist & Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272, www.artistcraftsman.com.  

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, "Book Covers" by Tom Burckhardt and "Cosmic Lollipop" by Christopher Keister, through Nov. 28; 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or www.aucocisco.com.

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

Bridge Gallery, 566 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499, www.bridgegalleryportland.com. 

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

Carolyn Walton Gallery, "Landscapes of Maine and New England," 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585 or www.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 www.portlandpottery.com.

Constellation Gallery, work by David A. Marshall, Nathan Broaddus, Matthew Isgro and Randy Regier, 511 Plaza on Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St., Portland.

Cygnet Gallery, "Maine Invitational," 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

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

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, third floor, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

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

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

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 27 Gorham Road, Scarborough; "Double Take: South Freeport," paintings by Phoebe Porteous and Julie Freund, through Nov. 29; 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, www.elizabethmossgalleries.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freeport Memorial Library, "The Classics Reimagined," by The Maine Illustrators' Collective, through Nov. 27; 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.  

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

Front Room Gallery, works by Jon White, Sunday Richards, Monica Walsh and others, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

Frost Gully Gallery, Dahlov Ipcar Exhibition, 20 new paintings, through Dec. 19, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505 or www.frostgullygallery.com.

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

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

Greenhut Galleries, "Connections," by Sandra Quinn, through Nov. 28; 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.  

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

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

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Charles DuBack: Early and Recent Painting, Watercolor and Collage, through Nov. 25; 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, "27 Minutes - 27 Hours," drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, through Nov. 28; 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961, www.JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com.

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

The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, seventh floor reading room, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 780-4270.

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

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Assorted Tapestries Exhibit through November, Maggie Carle, 766-2940.  

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

The Maine Potters Market, work by new artists, Tim Christensen, Wendy Twitchell, and Cathryn Schroeder Hammond, 376 Fore St., Portland, Anne Samson, 774-1633.  

Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., 615-9970, www.megperrycenter.com.  

Merrill Memorial Library, "Selected Images," photography by Matthew De Lorme, Oct. 11 - Nov. 21; 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salt Institute, "More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women," through Dec. 4; 561 Congress St., Portland, salt.edu.

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, MaryEllen Bridges Photography Show, through January, 2010; 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 767-8090. 

Space Gallery, "Distance Don't Matter," found art installation by Swoon, through Dec. 15; 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, www.space538.org.  

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

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

Susan Maasch Fine Art, "Home: For The Holidays," group exhibition curated by Nancy Davidson, through Dec. 22; 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or www.susanmaaschfineart.com.

Sylvia Kania Gallery, "In Memoriam: A Love in Texture and Form," The Works of Paul McKenna, through Nov. 21; 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

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

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, "Near and Distant Views," paintings by David Vickery, and work by Eric Hopkins, Marguerite Robichaux, Tom Curry and Philip Frey, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.  

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

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

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011; www.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, New Work by John Bowdren, oil paintings and sculpture, through Dec. 31; 336 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-7777, www.yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.  

3Fish Gallery, "Connections in Wood & Print," new work by Suzanne Hunt and Larinda Meade, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

317 Main Street Gallery, "Bits and Pieces," collage, photography and works on paper by NYA design seniors, through Dec. 4, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts and 317 Main Street, Lisa Williams, 846-6264. Yarmouth, 846-6264, www.yarmoutharts.org. 

Museums

Friday 11/27

"Sudden Glory," Mask of the month discussion with Oscar Mokeme, demonstration of masquerade, 6:30 p.m., Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or www.museumafricanculture.org

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 www.kitetails.com.

Falmouth Heritage Museum, by appointment, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

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

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

Maine Historical Society Museum, "Re/Collected: Great Works and New Discoveries from the Brown Library," through May, 2010; 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 www.mainehistory.org.

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

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 at Portland Head Light, open weekends only from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m until Christmas, $2 adults/ $1 ages 6-18, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2661 or www.portlandheadlight.com.

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

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

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

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

Portland Museum of Art, "Moods of Nature: Jay Connaway and the Landscape of New England," paintings on view through Dec. 6, "Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell," on view through Jan. 17, 2010; 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., Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or www.portlandmuseum.org.

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

The Wadsworth - Longfellow House at the Maine Historical Society, December holiday tours, call for hours, $8 adult, $7 senior/student, $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or www.mainehistory.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 Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Wednesday 11/18

Minus the Bear, indie-rock, with Twin Towers, 9 p.m., $15 advanced/ $18 door/ $30 seated VIP, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, www.portcitymusichall.com, 899-4990.

Thursday 11/19

"Bruce in the USA," The Ultimate Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band Tribute, 9 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8998. 

Noonday Concerts, Ronald Lantz, violin, Carol Eaton Elowe, piano, 12:15 p.m., free and open to the public, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, hosted by Portland Conservatory of Music, 729-5974.

USM Youth Ensembles, annual fall concert, 7:30 p.m., $6 adult/ $3 student suggested donation, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, music box office, 780-5555. 

Friday 11/20

"The Guthrie Family Rides Again," An Evening of Classic Folk Songs with Arlo Guthrie and Family, 8 p.m., $44-$32, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, for tickets, PortTix, 842-0800, www.portlandovations.org, presented by Portland Ovations.

Pants Yell! with Windy Smiles and Boxy, 9:30 p.m., $5, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations and www.space538.org.

The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook Show with Aztec Two Step, 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $28 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 11/21

City on a Hill, with Simply His, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland, presented by Holy Grounds Coffee House, Deborah King, 799-5357. 

El Ten Eleven with Arms and Sleepers, CD Release performance, with Atomik, 9 p.m., $7, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations and www.space538.org.

Laura Kargul, pianist, benefit concert, $10 adult/ $7 senior/ $5 students, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets, 865-0928 ext. 29.  

Needtobreathe, with special guests Jacob Augustine and Marie Moreshead, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door/ $20 VIP seated, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music stores, www.portcitymusichall.com. 

Sunday 11/22

Oratorio Chorale Yuletide Music Festival, 3 p.m., $20 advance/ $25 door, students half-price, Sacred Heart Church, Main St., Yarmouth, www.oratoriochorale.org, 725-1420.

Wednesday 11/25

311, with State Radio and Sidecar Radio, 7:30 p.m., $39.50 general admission, all ages, Cumberland County Civic Center, One Civic Center, Portland, tickets, 775-3458, www.ticketmaster.com, www.livenation.com.

Friday 11/27

Dario Pinelli & The Italian Gypsy Jazz Trio, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 11/28

Luke Brindley, Rosi Golan and Peter Bradley Adams, 8 p.m., $12, Northstar Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland.

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 Street; 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 & 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

Wednesday 11/18

"Little Shop of Horrors," presented by the Yarmouth High School Playmakers, 7 p.m. Open Dress Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult/ $8 student or senior, Yarmouth High School, West Elm St., Yarmouth, tickets, YHS Box Office, 846-2335 or Yarmouth Community Services.

Thursday 11/19

"Anything Goes," presented by Greely High School, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $8 adult/ $6 student or senior, tickets at door, Greely High School, Main St., Cumberland. 

"Frost/Nixon," 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 22, special performances, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4; 3 p.m. Nov. 14, tickets $15-$28, St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, www.goodtheater.com.

"Little Shop of Horrors," presented by the Yarmouth High School Playmakers, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult/ $8 student or senior, Yarmouth High School, West Elm St., Yarmouth, tickets, YHS Box Office, 846-2335 or Yarmouth Community Services. 

Friday 11/20

"Anything Goes," presented by Greely High School, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $8 adult/ $6 student or senior, tickets at door, Greely High School, Main St., Cumberland. 

"Disney's High School Musical On Stage," presented by Lyric Music Theater, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 20-29, all tickets $19.99, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421, 799-6509, www.lyricmusictheater.org.  

"Frost/Nixon," 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 22, tickets $15-$28, St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, www.goodtheater.com.  

"Little Shop of Horrors," presented by the Yarmouth High School Playmakers, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult/ $8 student or senior, Yarmouth High School, West Elm St., Yarmouth, tickets, YHS Box Office, 846-2335 or Yarmouth Community Services. 

Saturday 11/21

"Anything Goes," presented by Greely High School, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $8 adult/ $6 student or senior, tickets at door, Greely High School, Main St., Cumberland. 

"Disney's High School Musical On Stage," presented by Lyric Music Theater, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 20-29, all tickets $19.99, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421, 799-6509, www.lyricmusictheater.org.  

"Frost/Nixon," 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 22, tickets $15-$28, St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, www.goodtheater.com. 

"Little Shop of Horrors," presented by the Yarmouth High School Playmakers, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult/ $8 student or senior, Yarmouth High School, West Elm St., Yarmouth, tickets, YHS Box Office, 846-2335 or Yarmouth Community Services. 

Sunday 11/22

"Disney's High School Musical On Stage," presented by Lyric Music Theater, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 20-29, all tickets $19.99, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421, 799-6509, www.lyricmusictheater.org.  

"Frost/Nixon," 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 22, tickets $15-$28, St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, www.goodtheater.com.  

Friday 11/27

"Miss Julie," presented by Winterblue Theatre, 8 p.m. Nov. 27, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 28, 2 p.m. Nov. 29, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, www.Stlawrencearts.org, 400-6338.

Saturday 11/28

"The Nutcracker," presented by Maine State Ballet and Orchestra, with Musica de Filia Girlchoir and Wescustago Youth Chorale, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Nov. 28; 2 p.m. Nov. 29; 7 p.m. Dec. 4; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 5; 2 p.m. Dec. 6, $15-$45, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, PortTix, 842-0800, www.mainestateballet.org.

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.

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

Square Dancing Classes, by Mix ‘n Mingle Square Dancing Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays thru April, ages 9 and up, $3, Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough, mixnmingle @maine.rr.com.  

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

Mid Coast

Auditions, Calls for Art

Call for Artists, "Joy of Art: Second Annual Juried Art Show," submission accepted through Dec. 15, $10 entry fee/ 2 entry max per artist, registration forms at Topsham Public Library circulation desk or www.topshamlibrary.org, sponsored by The Friends of Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., Topsham, 725-1727.

Films

Saturday 11/21

"The Garden," documentary screening, discussion on nation's largest community garden, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $5, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, Brunswick, 725-5222, hosted by The Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation, www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Galleries

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gallery Framing, Maine 10 Annual Holiday Show, through Nov. 30, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.  

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

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Mae's Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 442-8577 or www.maescafeandbakery.com/events.

Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, 882-7511, www.maineartgallery.org.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, "Art Textiles," handwoven work by Portland artist Sheila Shanti, on view through Nov. 30; 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, www.mainefiberarts.org.

Old Post Office Gallery, original oils, pastels, watercolors of five local artists, Route 127, Georgetown, 371-2015.

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.

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

VSA Gallery, "Expressions of Nature in Wood and Clay," by Shell Moore and Rosalind Ellen Bridges, through Nov. 20, Eleven Pleasant Street Arts Center, Brunswick, 607-4016.  

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick.

Museums

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, "Net Worth: the Rise and Fall of Maine's Fin Fisheries," exhibit through Nov. 29, open daily 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or www.mainemaritimemuseum.org.

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

Friday 11/20

BroadBand, vocal duo, 7 p.m. open mic, 8 p.m. BroadBand, $6 - $5, Side Door Coffee House Cafe, Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

Full Circle: A Women's Vocal Ensemble, 15th anniversary concert, 7:30 p.m., $12 suggested donation, First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth; and

Tracey MacLean, vocals and Kelly Muse, keyboard, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

Saturday 11/21

Oratorio Chorale Yuletide Music Festival, 7:30 p.m., $20 advance/ $25 door, students half-price, United Church of Christ, Bath, www.oratoriochorale.org, 725-1420.

Sunday 11/ 22

Full Circle: A Women's Vocal Ensemble, 15th anniversary concert, 4 p.m., $12 suggested donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Theater & Dance

Friday 11/20

"Rhinoceros," presented by Bowdoin College Masque and Gown, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, $3, Wish Theater, Memorial Hall, tickets at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

Saturday 11/21

Contradance, 7:30 p.m. beginners workshop, 8-11 p.m. dance, $8, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 3 School St., Bowdoinham, 666-3090 or 666-3709.

Sunday 11/22

Fall Square Dance, public welcome, 2-5 p.m., $5 adult/ $15 family, Cundys Harbor Community Hall, sponsored by Cundys Harbor Library, Denise Deshaies, 729-3009.

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 www.sage.squaredanceme.us.