December 19, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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The cast of “The Legend of the Golem” – from left, Josh Brassard, Tristan Rolf, Kara Haupt, Hal Cohen and Brenda Chandler – which concludes its run at Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook with performances Thursday through Sunday.

Courtesy of Acorn Productions

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It’s the final weekend for the Cratchit family and the rest of the characters in the Portland Stage Company production of “A Christmas Carol,” with performances Thursday through Sunday, including two on Saturday.

Darren Setlow photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

"Irish Christmas in America," Irish musicians, singers and dancers, Camden Opera House. $40; $30 for ages 21 to 35; $10 for ages 21 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Spacious Vision Song Project," Christmas songs and arias from singers Barbara Kilduff and Gerald Seminatore with pianist Brian Moll, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. $15; $10 for seniors and students (cash or check only). spaciousvision.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra: "Magic of Christmas," annual holiday concert with master illusionist Lyn Dillies, the Windham Chamber Singers and more, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $31 to $61; discounts for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. porttix.com. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

• DANCE

Thomas School of Dance: "The Night Before Christmas and Other Holiday Favorites," Brewer Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for those under age 18. 945-3457. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Thomas School of Dance: "The Night Before Christmas and Other Holiday Favorites," Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $10; $5 for those under age 18. 945-3457. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Royal Ballet's "Nutcracker," live in HD broadcast, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15; $5 for ages 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Royal Ballet's "Nutcracker," live in HD broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

• THEATER

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," holiday favorite returns, Portland Stage Company. $44; $40 for seniors; $20 for students; $15 per child with adult ticket. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Sunday.

"The Legend of the Golem," original play by Michael Levine based on Jewish folklore, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $15; $12 for ages 12 and under. acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

"This Wonderful Life," one-person adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," The Inn at Brunswick Station. $40; includes meal and show. (603) 953-3640. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Nutcracker Burlesque," adults-only twist on holiday classic, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Sold out. vividmotion.org. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

"A Seussified Christmas Carol," funny take on Scrooge's life-changing journey performed in Seuss-style rhyme, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8, $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. theaterproject.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Scrooge the Musical," presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $12; $10 for seniors and students. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Shoestring Theater's "A Christmas Carol," performed by children, puppets and the odd politician celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8; $4 for children. mayostreetarts.org. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"This Wonderful Life," one-person adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" with a la carte dinner, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $10 plus meal costs. clayhillfarm.com. 5 p.m. Sunday.

• ART MUSEUMS

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine," works by Homer created at his Prouts Neck studio in conjunction with re-opening of restored studio for public tours, and "Art in Process," high school art exhibition, through Dec. 30; "The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer in Maine," 50 watercolors and drawings examine the relationship between Homer, architect John Calvin Stevens and the Portland Society of Art, through Feb. 3; "Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with a variety of historic processes, through Feb. 17. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Wired!" explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, Portland: Luc Demers, "Trace," photographs, and Richard Veit, photographs, through Friday. usm.maine.edu/library

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Dahlov Ipcar, recent paintings, prints, giclee and books, through Jan. 4. Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org

Museum of African Culture, Portland: "The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art, through Jan. 30. museumafricanculture.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Michelangelo: Art and Afterlife," looks at the influence of Michelangelo's art and the legend of his character, through Thursday; "Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography," photographs by and of F. Holland Day (1864-1933), and "We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting," paintings from 1840s to 1870s, through Sunday; "Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints," through March 3; "In Printmaking ABC," master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through March 10. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick: "Vote, Pejepscot!", election and political paraphernalia, and "Home Decoration: The Domestic Artistry of the Skolfield Women, 1845-1900," samplers, printed screens, flower arrangements, hair wreaths and more, through Dec. 31. pejepscothistorical.org

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: Alex Katz, "Maine/New York," 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture, through Dec. 30; "Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously," art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, through March 30. colby.edu

Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May. mainestatemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan," paintings, and "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson's North Haven," paintings, through Dec. 30; "Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, and more, through March 10; "Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches," through April 7. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "Indians and Rusticators" and "Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry," through Dec. 29; "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October. abbemuseum.org

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: "Keeping Warm," 19th-century quilts, 19th- and early 20th-century winter clothing, toys, sports equipment and historic photos of Maine in winter, through Feb. 24. 548-2529.

University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: Alan Bray, "At the Edges," paintings; Mayumi Sarai, "Ring Cycle," carved wooden sculptures; and Susan Jane Belton, "What's Yours," oil on panel portraits; through Jan. 5. umma.umaine.edu

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Winter Solstice Open Studio, Constellation Gallery, Portland. 409-6617. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

CONTINUING

Portland Public Library: "Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, through Dec. 29; "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

University of Southern Maine Osher Map Library, Portland: "Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol," through Feb. 28. usm.maine.edu/maps

Rose Contemporary, Portland: Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jones and Bridget Spaeth, "Expanding Fields," through Saturday; Southern Maine Community College senior exhibit, through Dec. 31. rosecontemporary.com

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Michael Milicia, "The Exquisite Bird 2," photographs of birds, through Dec. 31. 773-6011.

Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: Zachary Field, "Elemental Equanimity," art installation, through Jan. 4. colemanburke.com

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: "Eye Catchers," annual holiday show, through Dec. 29. 699-5599.

Constellation Gallery, Portland: "The Art for the Holidays: Gifts that Give Forever," through Jan. 16. constellationart.com

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: "Pressing on II: 20 Printmakers," through Dec. 29. 699-5083.

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: "The Holiday Show," through Jan. 18. greenhutgalleries.com

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: "Fancy Food Chains," art by Jada Fitch, through Dec. 31. 253-6808.

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland: "Bringing Art Home for the Holidays Part II: Fine Art and Giftables in Wood," through Dec. 31. harmonsbartons.com

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: "Something Old, Something New," still-life photographs by Alan Sockloff and David Wade, through Dec. 29. addisonwoolley.com

Fore Street Gallery, Portland: "Streets of Portland," paintings by Paul Black, through Jan. 7. 874-8084.

Macpage LLC, South Portland: "Abstract," mixed-media collages, sculptures, photographs and paintings from 36 Maine artists, through Jan. 25. macpage.com

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: "Holiday Offerings: Pottery, Glass and Paintings," new work by glass artist Keith Weiskamp, potter Richard Boyd and painter Wyn Foland, through Dec. 30. richardboydpottery.com

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Painters Veronica Cross and Louise Bourne, through Jan. 13. elizabethmossgalleries.com

DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth: "Bright Beginnings," paintings, photography and ceramics by established local artists and emerging artists, through Jan. 12. davinciexperience.com

Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: "Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport's Mercantile Past," through March. freeporthistoricalsociety.org

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Maine 10 Art Group holiday show, through Dec. 28. 729-1851.

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick: "Winter Wonderland," latest artwork and goods, through Jan. 4.

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: "Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels," art installation by Susan Mills, through Feb. 15. mainefiberarts.org

Markings Gallery, Bath: "Color, Texture, Sparkle!", sculpture, pottery, turned wood, jewelry, wall art, glass, fiber and more, and "Warmth and Style," handwoven, felted work and knit works by Maine fiber artists, through Dec. 31. 443-1499.

The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford: "This Must Be the Place," works by seven local artists, through Jan. 18. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: "Creative Teachers Art by MAEA," multimedia by art teachers who belong to the Maine Art Education Association, through Jan. 12. 602-2269.

Furman, Gregory and Deptula, Biddeford: "A New View," acrylic and paper landscapes by L.M. Turner, through Dec. 31. 284-7145.

York Public Library: Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, "Anything But," through Dec. 27. www.york.lib.me.us

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

Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art): "Apple of My Eye," paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints of apples from more than 50 mostly regional artists of the past, through Friday. 935-9232.

Wells Public Library: Winter group show by local artists, through Jan. 31. 646-8181.

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: Annual Prelude Clothesline Show, gift and art show featuring work by local artists, designers and craftsmen, through Jan. 5. rivertreearts.org

Snug Harbor Farm, Kennebunk: Juried art show, paintings that depict farm-like landscapes and subject matter, through Dec. 31. snugharborfarm.com

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "Sing We Joyous All Together: Christmas in Late 19th Century," sights and sounds of a late 19th-century Christmas, through Friday. brickstoremuseum.org

Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: Jean Gordon, "Figures and Flowers," figure studies, ink and watercolor flowers, through Thursday. 633-6252.

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Kennebec Valley Art Association Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, through Jan. 12. harlowgallery.org

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: "Holiday Extravaganza," smaller artworks and variety of creative crafts, through Monday. aarhusgallery.com

Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: "Small Works," paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed media by 20 artists, through Jan. 20. 338-0555.

Waterfall Arts, Belfast: Waldo HAP Photo Project, through February. waterfallarts.org

Camden Public Library: "Body as Light: A New Order," art by Clarity, Robert and Su.Sane Hake, through Dec. 31. camden.lib.me.us

Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com

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

Crosstrax Deli, Unity: "CSA: Community Supporting Arts," through Jan. 26. crosstraxdeli.com

Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus, "Mapping the Air," collaborative installation, through Jan. 25. harlowgallery.org

Maine State Capitol Building, Augusta: "Painted Paper Bird Sculpture" by Hugh Verrier and recent photographs by John Orcutt, through February. 246-6694.

University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta: "Work Ethic of a Chimney Sweep," aesthetic and cultural study of the Disney film "Mary Poppins," through Jan. 18. uma.maine.edu

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: "CSA: Community Supporting Arts," through Feb. 5. savorymainedining.com

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: Philip Frey, "On Cranberry Isle," new paintings, and "Small Works," through Monday. courthousegallery.com Cellar Door Winery at the Villa, Rockland: "The Premier Show," Maine art paintings and sculptor Craig Mooney, through Dec. 29. artcollectormaine.com

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: 31st annual holiday exhibition, through Jan. 31. caldbeck.com

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland: John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, multimedia, through Jan. 31. maineseabirds.org

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