Greater Portland

Auditions, Calls for Art

Auditions for “Barefoot in the Park,” 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, FMI,

Books, Authors

Volunteer Book Discussion Leaders needed to lead Yarmouth Community Book Discussions to be held Jan. 7-8, Yarmouth High School, contact [email protected]



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.


Friday 1/1

“Along Harbor Road:” Drawings in Sumi Ink and Brush by George Burk, 5-7:30 p.m. opening, exhibit through Jan. 30, Artist & Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

“From the Inside:” Annual exhibit of work by behind-the-scenes staff at Maine College of Art, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Jan. 23, June Fitzpatrick Gallery At MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

“Six MECA Painters 10 Years Later:” 8th annual exhibit, with John Alexander, Matt Cote, John Foddrill, Erica Hansen, Cheryl Johnson and Elizabeth Prescott, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Jan. 30, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961.


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

Addison Woolley at Studio 203A, The Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant St., 203A, Portland, 450-8499,  

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland,

Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, 

Artascope Studios, Annual Artist Holiday Show and Sale, over 35 local artists, through Dec. 31, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154,

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, “View from a Paintbrush,” artwork by Jansen Hairsine, through December, 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, “December Trifecta,” artwork by Scott Davis, Ken Greenleaf, Richard Van Buren, through Dec. 26; 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, “Carolyn Walton Holiday Exhibit & Studio Sale,” through Jan. 3; 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, “Affordable Art” Holiday Show, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100. 

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry Showroom, “Triptychs” photography by Jonathan Dunitz, through Dec. 29, 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; 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 River Gallery, “The Gift of Art,” affordable artwork by local artists, through Dec. 28; 613 Congress St., Portland, 252-6728. 

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, 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, 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.

Gleason Fine Art Portland, two exhibits, “The Figure,” by Don Justin Meserve, “Into Winter,” by contemporary and estate artists, through Dec. 31; 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599 [email protected]

Greenhut Galleries, “Above & Below,” through Jan. 10; 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, 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, 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.

Maine Arts Workshop, 39 School St., Freeport, 831-2759 or

The Maine Potters Market, Special Edition Ornaments, by 15 Maine potters, through Dec. 24; 376 Fore St., Portland, Anne Samson, 774-1633.  

Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., 615-9970,  

Merrill Memorial Library, “Mostly Maine Meanderings,” watercolors by Happy Marsh, through Jan. 2; 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, 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, 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, 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, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, “Painting The Town,” paintings of Cape Elizabeth by Emily Keith and Bill Barton, through December, 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.

USM Glickman Family Library, “Calling Maine Home: Immigrants’ Images, Voices, and Visibility,” exhibit through Feb. 26 during regular library hours, 6th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.

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, Royal River Art League Holiday Show, work of 17 local artists, through Feb. 10, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.


“Christmas with the Longfellows,”  house tours, children’s activities, holiday book and gift fair, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., daily tours through Jan. 3, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, 

“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,


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, “Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell,” on view through Jan. 17, 2010; “Collage: Piecing It Together,” on view through Feb. 28; 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.

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

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 12/23

Boombah Festivus Show, with Mark Tipton Jazztet and John Smedley on guitar, 8-11:30 p.m., by donation, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland, 774-4111.

Open Mic Night, 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays, ongoing, Others! Cafe, 15 Monument Square, Portland, Brad McCurtain, 874-7411, [email protected]

Saturday 12/26

Ellis Paul, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m., $18 advance/ $20 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Zach Zaitlin CD Release Performance and Party, with John Paul and Will Gattis, 7 p.m., free, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland,

Wednesday 12/30

“Full Fledged Improvised Holiday Musical!” presented by improv/sketch group The Escapists, 7:30 p.m.,  $5, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland,, 615-4021.

Thursday 12/31

New Years Eve Bash with Misspent Youth, classic rock, 8 p.m. drinks and appetizers; 9 p.m. band starts, tickets $25 adult/ $40 couple, Venue Music Bar, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-1780, tickets,

New Year’s Eve Party with Rachel Efron and band, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.

New Year’s Eve with Rustic Overtones and special guests, 8 p.m.- 2 a.m., 21+, $20 advance/ $25 door/ $50 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899.4990, tickets at or all Bull Moose Music stores.

New Year’s Eve Party with music by Mark Tipton, Chris Sprague, Gary Gemmiti and others, Puppet show, performances, 9 p.m., $5 suggested donation, “The Apohadion” 107 Hanover St., Portland.

Friday 1/1

Hangover Ball, with music by Sarah Wallis and Moon Minion, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland, 828-0900.

Saturday 1/2

Epiphany Celebration, concert by CAS Camerata a cappella group and instrumental ensemble, 7:30 p.m.,  $15 advance/ $20 door, Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St., Portland, Choral Art Society, 828-0043 or

Sunday 1/3

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, 3 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 senior suggested donation, students free, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, Richard Roberts, 797-8318.


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

Saturday 12/26

Phyzgig Cabaret Show, adult-oriented comedy and variety presented by Acorn Productions, 8:30 p.m., $14 adults/ $12 student or senior, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 854-0065 or

Monday 12/28

Phyzgig Festival, all ages comedy and variety presented by Acorn Productions, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28-31, $18 adults/ $14 student or senior/$12 ages 12 and under, Portland Performing Arts Center, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 854-0065 or

Saturday 1/2

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance, 7:15 lesson, 8 p.m. main dance,  $10 adult/ $7 ages 13-21/ $5 ages 5-12, dessert potluck, ongoing first Saturdays of the month, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Rd, Falmouth, [email protected]


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

Books, Authors

Thursday 12/24

Storytelling on Christmas Eve with Phyllis & Al, 11 a.m., all ages, with music, The Theater Project, bring food donation for Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick.



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, 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, “Winter Show,” by Maine 10 artist collective, through December, 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, 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, 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.


Saturday 12/26

“The Night After Christmas,” 4-10 p.m. community event; live blues and bluegrass music, 7-10 p.m., free/ food item donations accepted for Tedford Shelter, Frontier, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222.

Theater & Dance

Thursday 12/24

“Away From the Manger,” musical presentation, 4 p.m., free and open to the public, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707.


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

Sidebar Elements

Singer/songwriter Ellis Paul from Boston will be performing songs off his forthcoming CD, “The Day After Everything Changed,” scheduled for release on Jan. 12. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, and tickets are $18 advance or $20 at the door at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

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