November 25, 2012


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Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds perform their raucous rock and new soul on Friday at Port City Music Hall in Portland.

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“Tracy on the Raft at 7:30,” 1982 oil on canvas by Alex Katz, from “Maine/New York,” continuing through Dec. 30 at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville.

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Editor's Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to or a fax to 791-6920. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.

"Abstract," mixed-media collage, sculpture, photography and painting from 36 Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. Through Jan. 25.

"Eye Catchers," annual holiday show featuring Jeff Barrett, with gallery artists, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Dec. 29.

"The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, Portland Public Library. Through June 14.

Downeast Shipmodelers Guild Show, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through Friday.

"Bright Beginnings," paintings, photography and ceramics by established artists and emerging artists. The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinci Through Jan. 12.

"Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker," highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through March 10.

"Living Geometry," paintings and drawings by John Silverio, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). 948-9239. Through Jan. 11.

Nancy R. Davison, etchings and watercolors, York Hospital Cafe Art Gallery. 351-2021. Through Jan. 1.

"On Cranberry Isle," paintings by Philip Frey, and "Small Works," Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Through Dec. 24.

"Art for the Holidays: Gifts that Give Forever," Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Jan. 16.

"Mapping the Air," collaborative installation by Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. Through Jan. 25.

"Winter Wonderland," latest artworks and goods, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. Through Jan. 4.

Art Walk, downtown Biddeford, free. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.


"The Premier Show," paintings and sculpture by Craig Mooney, The Cellar Door Winery at the Villa, Rockland. Through Dec. 29. Opening reception, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

One Year Anniversary Celebration, music by the All Ways One Band, refreshments, art, SpinOff Studio, Hallowell. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Works for the Season of Giving," Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels," installation by Susan Mills, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Through Feb. 15. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Juried Art Show, farm landscapes, Snug Harbor Farm, Kennebunk. Through Dec. 31. Artist reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine 10 Art Group Holiday Show, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-1851. Through Dec. 28. Opening reception, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.


"Mrs. Packard," roles for four males and five females, ages 30s to 60, performances are March 22-30, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. 685-9930. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


Shop for a Cause Day, benefits Junior Achievement, downtown Portland. Saturday.

Poinsettia Ball, surf and turf dinner, live music by Tony Boffa Band, benefits Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Holiday Inn, Ellsworth, $100. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Empire Reindeer Charity Christmas Gala, benefits Toys for Tots, Portland Yacht Club, Falmouth, $60. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Kimmy's 3rd Annual OddBall "All Things Winged," live music, photo booth, costume content, VJ Foo and other surprises, benefits Music and Magic Maine, which provides musical instruments and creative opportunities for children in Maine, Big Easy, Portland, $12, $50 dinner for two (6 p.m.). Doors at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fourth Annual Best Meatloaf in Ogunquit Contest, benefits Marginal Way Preservation Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy, Bintliff's, Ogunquit, $20, includes full-course meal. 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2.


Tom Dowd, author of "The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas," Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Bill Diamond, author of "The Evil and the Innocent," Portland Public Library. Noon Wednesday.

Thomas Gaffney, author of "A Prophecy of Love," Bookstacks, Bucksport. 469-8992. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. 934-4351. 6 p.m. Friday.

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Somalia-born hip-hop artist K’Naan performs on Saturday at Bates College in Lewiston.


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