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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 2 - 13

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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 2 - 13

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

Friday 12/4

Book Reception and Readings, by USM Professors Otrude Moyo and Kate Wininger, "Philosophy and Sex," and "Trampled No More," 5 p.m., Wishcamper Center, Room 102, USM Portland, sponsored by USM's Women and Gender Studies, 780-4289.

Terry John Woods, author of "Terry John Woods' New Farmhouse Style," 5-7 p.m., Judy Pascal Antiques, 6 Free St., Portland.

Saturday 12/5

Children's Gently Used Book Sale, 1-4 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. 

"Enchanted Swords, Wicked Witches, and Princesses in Disguise," program by Deva Fagan, author of the children's fantasy novel "Fortune's Folly," 3 p.m., free and open to kids 4th grade and up and adults interested in fantasy fiction and writing, Community Room, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720, www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org  

Kay Stevens, author of "The Ghost Trap," 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659, www.nonesuchbooks.com.

"Lowry's Lodge:" monthly poetry reading, with Heather Day and Michael Casey, 7 p.m., free, Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland, 899-4788.

Sunday 12/6

David Chang, chef and author of "The Momofuku Cookbook," 1-3 p.m., Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, www.RabelaisBooks.com.

Randy Spencer, author of "Where Cool Waters Flow: Four Seasons with a Master Maine Guide," noon, L.L. Bean, Main St., Freeport.

Comedy

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 12/5

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind," 12 p.m., by donation, Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 780-4249.

Wednesday 12/9

"The Way We Get By," documentary film, 7 p.m., free/ donations welcome to send to troops in Iraq, Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center, 286 Elm St., Yarmouth, for list of requested items for donation call David, 846-5535.

Galleries

Thursday 12/3

"Above & Below," annual invitational exhibition, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Jan. 10, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693, www.greenhutgalleries.com.

Holiday Boutique, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., local craftsmen and artisans, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 53 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 253-3292.

Toby Rosenberg & Friends Holiday Sale, handcrafted gifts by local artists, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 3-7, Toby Rosenberg Pottery,  293 Read St., Portland, 878-4590, www.tobyrosenberg.com.

Friday 12/4

Artful Gifts, artwork by Addison Woolley artists, The Peregrine Press and Bakery Building studio artists opening reception, 5-8 p.m., exhibit and sale through Dec. 11, Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., 203A, Portland, 450-8499, www.addisonwoolley.com. 

The Artist Studio Bi-Annual Open House, with 30 artists, live music, 5 p.m. doors open, free, 536 Congress St., Portland, www.studiobuilding.com. 

Bradbury Mountain Arts 11th Annual Show & Sale, fine arts and crafts, 5-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal, 688-4153.

December SHOPPE: An Artists & Crafters Holiday Exhibit and Sale, with live music, local art, jewelry, soap, knitted wear and more, 5-8:30 p.m., TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, 516 Congress St., Portland.

"December Trifecta," artwork by Scott Davis, Ken Greenleaf, Richard Van Buren, opening reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit through Dec. 26, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 www.aucocisco.com. 

Food : Art : Community, artwork by local artists to support Local Sprouts Cafe, opening 5-8 p.m., Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St. Portland, Jonah, 615-9970.  

"GIFT Giving and Gallery Show," group show, 6 p.m. opening reception, Corduroy Boutique & Gallery, 59 Market St., Portland, corduroyboutique.com. 

Haitian Photo Exhibit and Reception, with live Haitian music, to celebrate Portland's Sister-City Cap-Haitien, Haiti, 5-7 p.m., exhibit through Dec. 23, Portland City Hall, first floor rotunda, 389 Congress St., Portland, hosted by Konbit Sante, www.healthyhaiti.org. 

"Maine Women: Living on the Land," photography by Lauren Shaw, open house times 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.

MECA Holiday Sale, handmade arts and crafts sale 5-10 p.m., with student film screenings 6-8 p.m.; live music 8-10 p.m., studio tours, artists demos; Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland, complete listings at www.meca.edu/holidaysale. 

"Painting The Town," paintings of Cape Elizabeth by Emily Keith and Bill Barton, opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., through December, Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Rd., Cape Elizabeth, www.Art04107.com.

"View from a Paintbrush," artwork by Jansen Hairsine, 5 p.m. opening, exhibit through December, Artist & Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, portland@artistcraftsman.com. 

Society for East End Arts Holiday Art Sale, with 80 artists, free admission, 6-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. -  6 p.m. Saturday, East End Community School Center, 195 North St., Portland, Solange Kellermann, 577-0648, www.SEAportland.com.

Saturday 12/5

Annual East End Holiday Stroll, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., with music, treats, special deals, warming stations for strollers, eastendshops.com. 

MECA Holiday Sale, handmade arts and crafts sale 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; with live music 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; cookie decorating for kids 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 2-4 p.m., library book sale, Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland, complete listings at www.meca.edu/holidaysale. 

"Small Works Holiday Art Show," opening reception 4-7 p.m., 10% of sales benefit Toys for Tots, The Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 336 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-7777, www.yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.  

"Winter's Glow Gala," holiday art show and sale, sponsored by Freeport Creative Arts, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., free and open to public, Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-1616.

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, "Going Forward, Looking Back: Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the 21st Century," through Jan. 31, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Art House Picture Frames, 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, 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; 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, Historic Portland Photography Exhibit by Richard D. Bicknell, through Dec. 28, 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, 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, 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

ICA at MECA, "Archaeology Above Ground," MECA Faculty Exhibition, through Dec. 20, Congress St., Portland.

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

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 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.

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, 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. 

South Portland Public Library, Documentary Photography Exhibit of So. Portland Police Officer Kevin Webster and K-9 partner Baron, by Cheryl Rau, through Dec. 31; 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.  

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, 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

Wednesday 12/2

"Christmas at Victoria Mansion," daily self-guided tours 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., through Jan. 3, $15 adult/ $13 senior or AAA/ $7 mansion members/ $5 ages 6-17/ $35 family ticket, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, www.victoriamansion.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.

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

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

Thursday 12/3

"An Evening with Tom Rush," 8 p.m., 21+, $30, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets, www.thelandingatpinepoint.com, 774-4527.

Noonday Concerts, Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band 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.

Kelly Parker Band country pop, rehearsal open to the public, 8 p.m., free, VENUE Music Bar, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-1780, www.venuemusicbar.com.  

Friday 12/4

Bob Margolin, blues guitarist, opening by Pam Baker and the SGs, 8 p.m., $15, 7 p.m., VENUE Music Bar, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-1780, www.venuemusicbar.com.

The First Annual Boys Rock! Music Festival, hosted by The Maine Academy of Modern Music and Boys to Men, 6-8 p.m., $8 adults/ $5 kids, The Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988.

Lucy Wainwright Roche, Rebecca Pronsky and Marie Moreshead, 8 p.m., $15, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Portland Community Chorus Traditional Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday, $12 advance/ $15 door, Scarborough High School auditorium, 20 Gorham Rd, Scarborough, tickets, Starbird Music in Portland, 839-7070, www.PortlandCommunityChorus.org.

"Selections from the Great American Songbook," Maine Singer's Atelier Diva Concert, 8-10 p.m., by donation, $10 adult/ $7 seniors or students, the Inn on Peaks Island, www.innonpeaks.com, 766-5100. 

Saturday 12/5

Anni Clark, 7:30 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 student or senior, Village Coffee House, New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, FMI, 926-3161, 926-3260, www.villagecoffeehouse.org. 

"Christmas at the Cathedral," preview 12 p.m. Saturday, $10; concert, 8 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., $20-$30, limited amount of $5 youth tickets, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 828-0043 or www.choralart.org.

"The accident that led me to the world," chamber folk trio, 8 p.m., North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland.

Medeski Martin & Wood, 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $28 door/ $45 VIP seated, 21+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music stores, www.portcitymusichall.com. 

Sunday 12/6

"Return to the Classics," concert by Portland String Quartet, 1 p.m. pre concert talk, 2 p.m. concert, $20 adult/ $18 senior, free ages 21 and under, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, presented by the LARK Society for Chamber Music, 761-1522.  

Sacred Harp Singing, 1-4 p.m., participatory Shape Note Singing, Clark Memorial Church, Forest and Pleasant Ave., Portland, small donation welcome, vicki-adams@roadrunner.com. 

"The Sweet Sounds of Christmas," Christmas music by Pine Tree Coastal Winds, 2 p.m., bring food item to donate to Freeport Community Services Food Pantry or cash donation, Harraseeket Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport, 865-4747.

Monday 12/7

The Blue Lobster Troupe Community Chorus Holiday Recital, 7 p.m., $10, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, www.stlawrenearts.org.

A.A. Bondy with Wesley Hartley and Vikesh Kapoor, 8:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, all Bull Moose Music locations and www.space538.org. 

Tuesday 12/8

"The Bells of Christmas," performance by Casco Bay Ringers and Falmouth Community Handbell Group, hosted by The Falmouth Historical Society, 7 p.m., open to public, OceanView Community Room, Falmouth, reservations, 781-4727.

Thursday 12/10

New York Night Train SOUL CLAP Dance-Off and Soul Party!, Space Gallery, 9 p.m., $5, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations and www.space538.org.

Friday 12/11

"PSO's Magic of Christmas," a Portland Symphony Orchestra production, Dec. 11-13; Dec. 18-20; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays; extra show Dec. 18 at 2 p.m., $25 and up, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, www.porttix.com, box office at 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800.

Sunday 12/13

"Hodie," seasonal concert by St. Mary Schola, 4 p.m., $20, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, tickets, stmaryschola.org, 781-3366.

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 12/3

"Broadway at Good Theater," presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, $25; 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $30, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, www.goodtheater.com.

"A Christmas Carol," presented by Old Port Playhouse, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays and Sundays; Dec. 3-20, $18/$15, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, www.oldportplayhouse.com. 

Friday 12/4

"Hometime Radio Hour," musical revue presented by The Freeport Players, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $10 advance/ $15 door, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets, www.fcponline.org, Freeport Community Center Thrift Shop at 53 Depot St.

"The Nutcracker," presented by Maine State Ballet and Orchestra, with Musica de Filia Girlchoir and Wescustogo Youth Chorale, 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.

Swing Dance, with live music by the Chameleons, 8 p.m. lesson; 9 p.m. dance, $10, North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave,. Portland, FMI kevin@swingnuts.com or 653-5012

Saturday 12/5

The Big Time Vaudeville Show, with Michael Trautman, 7 p.m., $8 adult/ $6 student or senior, Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland, 450-5342.

"Holidays from Heaven and Hell" presented by Portland Playback Theater, 7:30 p.m., $5, First Parish Church, Congress and Temple Streets, Portland, Andrew Colvin, 671-9481.

"The Nutcracker,"
presented by Maine State Ballet and Orchestra, with Musica de Filia Girlchoir and Wescustogo Youth Chorale, 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.

"Stellaluna," Puppet Theater Children's Tale, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, South Portland Auditorium, $10, for tickets, visit PortTix, the box office at Merrill Auditorium; 842-0800 or www.portlandovations.org.

Sunday 12/6

International Folk Dance, 7-9 p.m., Pownal Town Hall, U.S. Route 9; $5 adult/ $3 child, beginners welcome, 688-2293, 856-6415.

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," submissions 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.

Books, Authors

Saturday 12/5

Jane Freeberg, author of children's book, "The Scallop Christmas," 1-3 p.m., Borders Books, Merrymeeting Plaza, Bath Road, Brunswick.

Films

Monday 12/7

"Vintage Collection," Roads + Crossroads Series, "La Strada," film by Federico Fellini, followed by discussion, 6 p.m., Frontier Cafe,  Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222.

Galleries

Friday 12/4

Arts Downtown & All Around," Friday-Sunday, with 50 open art studios, gallery exhibits, and performances in Bath, Brunswick, Harpswell, Bowdoinham and surrounding towns, full listings at www.fiveriversartsalliance.org, or call Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 798-6964. 

"Winter Show," by Maine 10 artist collective, opening reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit and sale through December, Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath, Susan Rayfield, 729-1851.

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, 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, 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.

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

Museums

Ongoing

Maine Maritime Museum, 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 12/4

Dorie Barnes and Jesse Feinberg, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

Sunday 12/6

"All-Night Vigil," performance by Bowdoin Chorus, 2:30 p.m., free, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, 798-4141.

Tuesday 12/8

Bowdoin Jazz Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., free, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, 798-4141.

Saturday 12/12

"A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols," presented by St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, 3 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, free for students and children, Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, www.ceciliachoir.org, Linda Blanchard, 380-2768.

Theater & Dance

Friday 12/4

December Dance Concert, presented by Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance, 8 p.m. Thursday - Saturday; free and open to the public, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, tickets at David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375, or at the door.

"Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical," presented by Midcoast Youth Theater, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, $5 ages 5-8, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, tickets, www.youth-theater.org, Henry, 751-2619. 

"Scrooge the Musical," presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays; through Dec. 13, Chocolate Church, Washington St., Bath, tickets, 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org. 

"A State of Affairs," by The Center Stage Players, 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday; $5 suggested admission, 14 School St., Brunswick, presented by The Theater Project, 729-8584, www.theaterproject.com.

Saturday 12/5

December Dance Concert, presented by Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance, 8 p.m. Thursday - Saturday; free and open to the public, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, tickets at David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375, or at the door.

"Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical," presented by Midcoast Youth Theater, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, $5 ages 5-8, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, tickets, www.youth-theater.org, Henry, 751-2619. 

"Scrooge the Musical," presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays; through Dec. 13, Chocolate Church, Washington St., Bath, tickets, 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.

"A State of Affairs," by The Center Stage Players, 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday; $5 suggested admission, 14 School St., Brunswick, presented by The Theater Project, 729-8584, www.theaterproject.com.

Sunday 12/6

"Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical," presented by Midcoast Youth Theater, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, $5 ages 5-8, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, tickets, www.youth-theater.org, Henry, 751-2619.

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.