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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 11 - 22

Lifestyle

Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 11 - 22

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. 

Art Call, for Long Island Dodwell Gallery upcoming exhibit, "Say Trees!" seeking artwork using trees or with trees as subject, exhibit to begin late November, Maggie Carle, 766-2940, www.maggiecarle.com.

Sunday 11/15

North Yarmouth 2009 Fun Day Photo Contest, categories are People, Game, Food Court, Parade, Special Event, Volunteers, and Vendor/Craft Table, one winner per category; will appear in the 2010 Fun Day program, entry forms at the No. Yarmouth Town Office or NYMEevents.com, Darla Hamlin, 221-0340 or darla@softtrac.com.

Books, Authors

Wednesday 11/11

"Tellebration!" eight Maine storytellers, 7 p.m., $10, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland 699-2994, sponsored by MOOSE.

Thursday 11/12

"A Lady of Maine: The Life and Work of Sally Sayward Barrell Keating Wood," with speakers Karen Weyler and Scott Slawinski, 7 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822.

USM Reading Series, readings by novelist and nonfiction writer Pope Brock and debut novelist Jessica Anthony, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Room 102, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, 34 Bedford St., Portland.

Saturday 11/14

Astrid Sheckels, illustrator of children's book, "The Scallop Christmas," 3-5 p.m., Borders Books & Music, Maine Mall Road, South Portland.

Novella Carpenter, author of "Farm City, The Education of an Urban Farmer," 1-3 p.m., presented by Slow Food Portland, Cultivating Community and Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, www.RabelaisBooks.com.

Monday 11/16

"The Fine Beauty of the Island," with Patrick Ball, Celtic Harper and Irish Storyteller, 7-9 p.m. $12 suggested donation, Bull Feeney's Pub, 375 Fore St., Portland, presented by Seanachie Nights, Lynne Cullen 846-1321, www.lynnecullen.com.

Tuesday 11/17

Tuia'ana Scanlan, guest poet from Hawaii, 7:30 p.m. open mic, 8:30 p.m. Tuia'ana, $2-$5 Suggested donation, The North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, presented by Port Veritas.

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

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.

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

Saturday 11/14

"Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella," family film, 6:30 p.m., Guptill Hall, First Congregational Church, UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-3361.

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.

Galleries

Friday 11/13

"Bits and Pieces," collage, photography and works on paper by NYA design seniors, 6-8 p.m. opening reception with NYA Jazz Combo, exhibit through Dec. 4; 317 Main St., Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts and 317 Main Street, Lisa Williams, 846-6264. 

"Observations by Bert Lincoln Call and Henry David Thoreau," Exhibit of Bert Call's 19th Century Photographs with quotes from "The Maine Woods," 12 p.m. gallery talk, exhibit Nov.5 - Dec. 11, free, USM Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Bedford St., USM Portland, Carolyn Eyler, 780-5008.

Saturday 11/14

Contemporary Israeli Art and Jewelry Exhibit and Sale, from the Jacques Soussana Fine Art Gallery and Israeli artists Seeka and Ayala Bar, 7-9 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Congregation Bet Ha'am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland.

Sunday 11/15

Dahlov Ipcar Exhibition, 20 new paintings by Dahlov Ipcar, 4-6 p.m. artist reception, exhibit Nov. 16 - Dec. 19, presented by Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505, www.frostgullygallery.com.

Thursday 11/19

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.

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,  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.

Falmouth Memorial Library, Paintings by Judy O'Donnell, through Nov. 15; 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

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, 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.

Gleason Fine Art, paintings by Robert Solotaire, through Nov. 14; 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, www.gleasonfineart.com. 

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, 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, Yarmouth, 846-6264, www.yarmoutharts.org. 

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 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 11/11

Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy Jug Band, American roots music, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. concert, $35-$50; 5 p.m. benefit reception with Maria for WMPG, The St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, www.stlawrencearts.org, presented by WMPG and St. Lawrence Arts Center.

Thursday 11/12

Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls, with Nervous Cabaret, 8 p.m., $18 advanced/ $20 door/ $36 VIP, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, tickets, www.portcitymusichall.com and Bull Moose Records.

"Country Night:" An evening of country duets, traditionals, originals, and cover songs, 8 p.m., $5, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, www.northstarmusiccafe.com. 

The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 7:30 p.m., $50; 21+, The Landing, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, thelandingatpinepoint.com. 

Noonday Concerts, Ray Cornils, organ, 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.

Friday 11/13

"The Creation," performance by USM Chorale and Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., $12 suggested donation, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 780-5555. 

Gala Concert, music from classiscal to pop directed by Roland J. Jalbert and Patricia Clarke Jalbert, presented by Trinity Episcopal Church of Portland, 7:30 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, tickets, 772-7421. Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland. 

J. Tillman with Pearly Gate Music and Micah Blue Smaldone, 9 p.m., $8 advance/ $10 door, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations, www.space538.org.

Slaid Cleaves, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m., $17 advance/ $20 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 11/14

"Eastern Melodies," violin concert by Vittai Ramanurthy and students, presented by ECHO, 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. concert begins, $10 adult/ $5 ages 5-12, Winslow Homer Auditorium, Scarborough High School, Scarborough, tickets, Poonam Gaindh, rgaindh@maine.rr.com, 878-4988, www.echorg.org.

PSO POPS! Tribute to Louis Armstrong, with trumpeteer Byron Stripling and guest conductor Matthew Fritz, 7:30 p.m., $20-$64, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, PortTix, 842-0800 or www.porttix.com, sponsored by Holiday Inn by the Bay and New England Coffee. 

Sunday 11/15

Mike Doughty, live in-store concert, 2 p.m., free and open to public, Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road, 885-9553, www.BullMoose.com.

PSO POPS! Tribute to Louis Armstrong, with trumpeteer Byron Stripling and guest conductor Matthew Fritz, 2:30 p.m., $20-$64, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, PortTix, 842-0800 or www.porttix.com, sponsored by Holiday Inn by the Bay and New England Coffee.

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, 3 p.m., $10 donation/ $5 seniors, students free, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, Richard Roberts, 797-8318.

Tuesday 11/17

Metric, alternative, 8 p.m., $16 advanced/ $18 door/ $30 seated VIP, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, www.portcitymusichall.com, 899-4990.

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.

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.

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

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.  

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.

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

Thursday 11/12

"The Beaux' Stratagem," presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, $6 adult/ $5 student or senior, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Rd., Falmouth, Rachel Cooney, 318-8177. 

"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.

Friday 11/13

"The Beaux' Stratagem," presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, $6 adult/ $5 student or senior, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Rd., Falmouth, Rachel Cooney, 318-8177. 

"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.  

"The Rocky Horror Show," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 15, $15-$20; no props or call-backs requested, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337. www.portlandplayers.org.

"The Wizard of Oz," classic musical, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $18; 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays and Sundays, $15; through Nov. 16, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, www.oldportplayhouse.com. 

Saturday 11/14

"The Beaux' Stratagem," presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, $6 adult/ $5 student or senior, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Rd., Falmouth, Rachel Cooney, 318-8177. 

"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. 

"The Rocky Horror Show," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 15, no props or call-backs requested, $15-$20, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337. www.portlandplayers.org.

"The Wizard of Oz," classic musical, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $18; 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays and Sundays, $15; through Nov. 16, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, www.oldportplayhouse.com.  

"Celebrate Life," Christian musical drama, 7 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 student or senior/ $20 family, St. Jude's Catholic Church, 134 Main St., Freeport, 829-6297.

Sunday 11/15

"The Beaux' Stratagem," presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 3 p.m. Sunday, $6 adult/ $5 student or senior, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Rd., Falmouth, Rachel Cooney, 318-8177. 

"Celebrate Life," Christian musical drama, 4 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 student or senior/ $20 family, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 326 Main St.,Yarmouth, 829-6297.

"The Wizard of Oz," classic musical, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $18; 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays and Sundays, $15; through Nov. 16, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, www.oldportplayhouse.com.

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

Authors, Books

Saturday 11/14

4th Annual Children's Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., preschool through middle school books, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, www.curtislibrary.com.

Films

Friday 11/13

Bollywood Film Series, "Om Shanti Om" screening and discussion 5:30 p.m., free, Fridays through Nov. 13, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, www.curtislibrary.com, 725-5242. 

7th Annual Maine Telemark Film Festival, presented by Bowdoin College Outing Club, with lobby bazaar, refreshments, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, 751-9319, www.netelemark.com.

"For My Father," Israeli film, 1:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext.12.

Galleries

Friday 11/13

Downtown Brunswick and Topsham Second Friday ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m., final artwalk of season, for participating gallery listings call Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 798-6964 or www.fiveriversartsalliance.org.

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.

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 11/13

Ahmad Hassan Muhammad, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

Monday 11/16

"The Road to Immortality," A Survey of Three Masters of the String Quartet: Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven by Portland String Quartet, 7-8:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, presented by the LARK Society for Chamber Music, 761-1522.

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

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

Thursday 11/19

"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.

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.

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.