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 [email protected] 

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, Wendy Seltzer, 899-0046, [email protected]

Books, Authors

Saturday 11/28

Gail Donovan, author of children’s book, “In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog,” 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659, 

Jane Freeberg and Astrid Sheckels, author and illustrator of children’s book, “The Scallop Christmas,” 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., L.L. Bean flagship store, Main St., Freeport.

Monday 11/30

“Minnie, Fanny and the Portuguese Nun: Working with Women’s Materials in USM’s Special Collections,” panel presentations, 4 p.m., free and open to public, University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, Portland, Lauren Webster, 780-4862.

Reader’s Circle, “Fidelity: Five Stories,” by Wendell Berry, 7 p.m. book discussion, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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. 

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,

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



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.


Saturday 11/28

“Nanook of the North,” silent documentary with live performance by modern instrumental trio, Sumner McKane Group, 8 p.m., $8, all ages, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at all Bull Moose Music locations and


Friday 11/27

Third Annual Creative Economy Studio Show and Sale, with local artists and craftspeople, 4-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Studio on the Hill, 21 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, Cat Schwenk, 865-0605.

Sunday 11/29

“Artsy Crafts on 88,” a juried artisan show, with photography,
painting, jewelry and more, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., 267 Foreside Road,
Falmouth, [email protected]

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,

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

Friday 12/4

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

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.  

“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,

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,

Saturday 12/5

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

“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.


A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919,

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A,  “Looking West: American Landscapes,” with photography by Dan Dow, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., 203A, Portland, 450-8499,  

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland,

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, 

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

Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443,

Artist & Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272,  

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

Biddeford Savings Bank, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.

Bridge Gallery, 566 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499, 

Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700 or

Carolyn Walton Gallery, “Landscapes of Maine and New England,” 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585 or

Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260 or

Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334 or

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

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,

Ember Grove Gallery, 247 B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408 or

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,, 883-5720 or  

Filament Gallery, 181 Congress St., Portland, 774-0932 or

Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland, 874-8084,

Four Walls Gallery for Fine Art, 564 Congress St., Portland, 221-3426 or

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, Dahlov Ipcar Exhibition, 20 new paintings, through Dec. 19; 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505 or

Gallery 132, 132 Spring St., Portland, 842-9200 ext. 226.

Gem Gallery, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.

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

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

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 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,

June LaCombe SCULPTURE, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468, 

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

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,  

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, [email protected]  

Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044,  

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,

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,

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,  

St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568,

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland,  

Susan Maasch Fine Art, “Home: For The Holidays,” group exhibition curated by Nancy Davidson, through Dec. 22; 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

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,

VoxPhotographs, for invitation and location, 232-1214 or [email protected]

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 774-7011;

The wonderful gallery/FINE ART, “Everything is Illuminated,” new paintings by Janice Moore, 152 Main St., Freeport, 865-6077,

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, New Work by John Bowdren, oil paintings and sculpture, through Dec. 31; 336 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-7777,  

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, 


Friday 11/27

“Sudden Glory,” Mask of the month discussion with Oscar Mokeme, demonstration of masquerade, 6:30 p.m., Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or


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

Falmouth Heritage Museum, by appointment, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,  

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

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118,

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

Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or

Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773,

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7+, 157 Spring St., Portland,

Portland Harbor Museum, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337,

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

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 

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.


Wednesday 11/25

311, with State Radio and Sidecar Radio, 7:30 p.m., $39.50 general admission, all ages, Cumberland County Civic Center, One Civic Center, Portland, tickets, 775-3458,,

Friday 11/27

Dario Pinelli & The Italian Gypsy Jazz Trio, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Treble Treble Release Party with Gully: An Evening With, Huak, Metal Feathers, Tempera & Vince Nez, 8 p.m., $5 nonmember, free for Space members, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, Bull Moose Music locations and 

Saturday 11/28

Luke Brindley, Rosi Golan and Peter Bradley Adams, 8 p.m., $12, Northstar Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland.

Sunday 11/29

Jeff Beam and The Stereofidelics, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar and Lounge, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.

Tuesday 12/1

Fall Concert, with the Cheverus High School Concert Band, Concert Choir and Accelerated Beginning Band, 7 p.m., free, Keegan Gymnasium, Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, Chris Humphrey, 774-6238.

Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald Big Band Tribute, arrangement by Mark Tipton, 9:30 p.m., $6, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland, 879-8988. 

“Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season,” USM Chamber Singers, a cappella ensemble, 7:30 p.m., $9 suggested donation at door, Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St., Portland, 780-5555.

Thursday 12/3

“An Evening with Tom Rush,” 8 p.m., 21+, $30, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets,, 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.

Friday 12/4

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,

Saturday 12/5

“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

“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, 

Sunday 12/6

“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.


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 [email protected]

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,

Lazy Lightning, Grateful Dead covers and original music, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., or 776-2822.

Theater & Dance

Friday 11/27

“Disney’s High School Musical On Stage,” presented by Lyric Music Theater, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, all tickets $19.99, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421, 799-6509,  

“Miss Julie,” presented by Winterblue Theatre, 8 p.m. Nov. 27; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 28; 2 p.m. Nov. 29, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets,, 400-6338.  

Saturday 11/28

“Disney’s High School Musical On Stage,” presented by Lyric Music Theater, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, all tickets $19.99, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421, 799-6509,  

“Miss Julie,” presented by Winterblue Theatre, 8 p.m. Nov. 27; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 28; 2 p.m. Nov. 29, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets,, 400-6338.  

“The Nutcracker,” presented by Maine State Ballet and Orchestra, with Musica de Filia Girlchoir and Wescustogo Youth Chorale, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Nov. 28; 2 p.m. Nov. 29; 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,  

Sunday 11/29

“Disney’s High School Musical On Stage,” presented by Lyric Music Theater, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, all tickets $19.99, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421, 799-6509,

“Miss Julie,” presented by Winterblue Theatre, 8 p.m. Nov. 27; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 28; 2 p.m. Nov. 29, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets,, 400-6338.  

“The Nutcracker,” presented by Maine State Ballet and Orchestra, with Musica de Filia Girlchoir and Wescustogo Youth Chorale, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Nov. 28; 2 p.m. Nov. 29; 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,

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,

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,, Freeport Community Center Thrift Shop at 53 Depot St.


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, [email protected]  

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  

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, 

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, sponsored by The Friends of Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., Topsham, 725-1727.


Tuesday 12/1

“Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air,” documentary Ann Johnson Prum, 7:30 p.m., free, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3396.


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, 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.


11 Pleasant St. Arts Center, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 319-6057 or

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

The Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102; 721-3099,

Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.

Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455 or

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, [email protected]

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, by appointment, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or [email protected]

Gallery Framing, Maine 10 Annual Holiday Show, through Nov. 30; 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.  

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell,, Guy Saldanha, [email protected], 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

Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, 882-7511,

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, “Art Textiles,” handwoven work by Portland artist Sheila Shanti, on view through Nov. 30; 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

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

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



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

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.


Friday 11/27

Richard Marsters and Tony Gaboury, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solo Bistro, 128 Front St., Bath, 443-3373.  

Saturday 11/28

“Schrock and Schrock,” spoken word and song by Kate Schrock and Gladden Schrock, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross Mill 3, Brunswick,

Theater & Dance

Thursday 12/3

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,, Henry, 751-2619.

Friday 12/4

“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,


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

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msballet1125.JPGMaine State Ballet presents its classic holiday production of “The Nutcracker,” at Merrill Auditorium, featuring music by the Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Musica de Filia Girlchoir and Wescustogo Youth Chorale. Maine State Ballet’s Elizabeth Dragoni & Glenn Davis, pictured above, dance the lead role of Clara and The Nutcracker. Shows are 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Nov. 28; 2 p.m. Nov. 29; 7 p.m. Dec. 4; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 5; and 2 p.m. Dec. 6. Tickets range from $15-$45 and can be purchased via PortTix at 842-0800 or online at
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