December 5, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, dance, museums and art galleries

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“Christmas at the Cathedral,” featuring the Choral Arts Society and the Portland Brass Quintet, will be presented at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland on Saturday and Sunday.

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“Redacted,” the exhibition of paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, has been extended at the Portland Museum of Art through Feb. 2.

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“The Dybbuk of Park Slope,” Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $15, $12 for 12 and under. Play about finding your spirituality in the complex 21st-century world, 7:30 p.m. Friday. and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 29.

“A Magical Christmas 2013,” presented by the Original Peacox Productions, professional touring theater troupe known for artful male and female impersonations, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 14.

“A Christmas Carol: The New Musical Tale,” two-person musical, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $18, $15 matinees. 2 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Wednesday. Through Dec. 22.

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” The Footlights, Falmouth, $10. Starring David LaGraffe and Claudia Hughes, 7 p.m. Monday.

Mad Horse Theatre’s “By Local” play reading series, Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland, $10 suggested donation. “Alligator Road” by Callie Kimball, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.



Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: “Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks,” Opening reception and holiday party, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 22.


Portland Museum of Art: Ahmed Alsoudani: “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Feb. 2; Winslow Homer’s “Civil War,” wood engravings and prints from Homer’s days as an artist with the Union Army, through Sunday; “Piece Work: 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” new and recent work by living artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis exploring movement in time and space via the motif of a walk in the woods, through Jan. 5; Jason Rogenes “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5.

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Beings,” sculptures by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan. Through Dec. 24.

Saco Museum: “The Holly and The Ivy: Festival of Trees,” through Dec. 29.

Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: “This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War,” photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” artwork by eight pioneering Chinese women, through Dec. 22; “This Mighty Scourge of War,” art of the Civil War, through Jan. 5. “Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” through March 9. “A World of Objects,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick: “Robert E. Peary and His Northern World,” through Dec. 31; “Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Northern World,” through Jan. 6; “Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” through Feb. 23. arctic-museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” through June 1. mainemaritimemuseum .org

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers” and “Selections from Berenice Abbott’s ‘Portrait of Maine,’ ” through Dec. 14.

Colby Museum of Art, Waterville: “Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; “The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes,” through June 8.

Maine State Museum, Augusta: “Maine Voices from the Civil War,” letters, documents, diaries, sketches, paintings, flags and other objects from the Civil War period, through May 2015.

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Clint Fulkerson’s detailed organic and geometric abstractions will be on view into January at Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts in Portland. An opening reception for the show, which also features the work of Wyatt Barr, Kimberly Convery and Rollin Leonard, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

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Portland artist Alice Spencer exhibits a series of new work based on the textile tradition of patchwork, which is found all over the world. The show, "Kasaya," is on view through Dec. 21 at Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland. The gallery will be open for Portland's First Friday Art Walk, from 5 to 8 p.m. Also on view is "Heather Perry: The Weight of the Heavenly Garden in the Plane of Existence." Shown here is Spencer's "Kasaya 3."


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