Art

“John Haberle: Master of Illusion,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 12.

“Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group f/64,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 5.

“The Search for Beauty: Whistler and His Time,” drawings and paintings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. Noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 2.

“Life Work,” sculpture by Cabot Lyford, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. [email protected] Tours at 2 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m. today.

“The Architecture of Environmental Landscapes, Within and Without,” regional artists exploring environmental themes, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 19.

“Art is Community,” local arts and fine crafts, The Old White Church, Buxton. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“Sit Down! Chairs from Six Centuries,” chair collection of American and European seating furniture from 1470 to the present, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick, free. 725-3275. 1 to 5 p.m. today;10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 16.

“Islands and Sirens,” work by Tom Curry and Brian Mark, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 31.

“Photographing Maine: 10 Years Later, 2000-2009,” photography with work by more than 150 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. 236-2875. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 5.

“False Documents and Other Illusions,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. portlandmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 2.

Group show, etchings by David Itchkawitch, prints by Nicole Hogarty and ink drawings by Sylvia Bangs, A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland. edpollackfinearts.com. By appointment or chance. Today to Tuesday.

“Autumn Arrivals,” 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

“All This,” collages and constructions by Karen MacDonald, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

Garry Mitchell Paintings, Show runs Oct. 23 to Nov. 20. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick.

“The Old Port at Night,” photos by Melanie Bennett. Also, historical photography and poetry exhibit, “Look Twice: The Waponahki in Image and Verse,” University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 780-4270. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 30.

Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Inuit images, Home and Away Gallery, Kennebunkport. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Monday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 29.

“A Twilight of Steel/Something Caught My Eye,” photographs by Jane Williams, at running with scissors, Portland. 699-4242. By appointment today to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

“Anything Goes,” paintings, sculpture, mixed media, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

“India Sojourn and a Glimpse of Venice,” photos by Lawrence Elbroch. Exhibit is open by chance or appointment between Dec. 26 and Feb. 28, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. reddoorpottery.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 24.

“Bountiful Maine,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 29.

Colin Page, paintings; continues through Dec. 19, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 19.

Andy Benoit, oil paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“Perspectives,” pottery and oil paintings by Pamela Williamson, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and Rick Boyd, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; by appointment Monday to Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 19.

“World of Ink and Water,” brush paintings and watercolors by Jean Kigel, Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Hugh Verrier, paper-sculpted birds, Birds in Flight Gallery, Eustis. birds-in-flight.com. Noon to 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 15.

“Food for Thought: Ten Years of Farm Branding,” illustrations and designs by Gabe McPhail, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery, Belfast. belfast.coop. 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

“Currents 6,” multimedia work by Gina Siepel, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Feb. 13.

Fall Faculty Exhibit, recent work by Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Maggie Libby, Harriett Matthews, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell and Scott Reed, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 2.

“Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning,” paintings, texts, and objects created to assuage grief, memorialize the dead, and remind viewers of religious truths drawn from the museum’s collections, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Juried Student Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 10.

Faculty Exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 9.

“The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 3.

“In Celebration,” group show, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta. riverartsme.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Kathleen Perelka, pastels, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. 778-9105. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Furniture Masters of New Hampshire, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” VSA arts of Maine Gallery, Augusta. vsartsmaine.org. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Through Dec. 31.

“Origins,” The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday.

“Altering Matters: New Work by Maine Members of the Surface Design Association,” University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. usm.maine.edu/lac/art. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Fall exhibit, works by Todd Watts and Ilya Askinazi and from the museum’s collection, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 30.

“Mesa to Sedona to Jerome,” paintings by Francine Schrock, Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, South Portland. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

“Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburn’s history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

“Main Streets of Waldo County,” photography, Belfast Free Library, Belfast. belfast.lib.me.us. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

Jennifer Morrison, nature photography exhibit, Viles Arboretum, Augusta. vilesarboretum.org. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday. Through Dec. 31.

“And Sew it Seams,” embroideries, art quilts and large-scale woven sculpture, Spindleworks, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday. Through Dec. 31.

Ed Douglas, through Nov. 27, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“The Way We Work,” group show, 317 Main Street, Yarmouth. 317mainst.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday. Through Jan. 7.

“Art Noveau,” new works by Vox Photography artists; continues through Dec. 31, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

“My Maine,” work by Phoebe Porteous, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“LINES Portland: the invisible/visible lines and labor that connects us,” Katarina Weslien’s prints based on road repair lines made by Portland public service crews, Portland City Hall, Portland. lines.portlandmaine.gov. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday. Through Feb. 11.

AIGA Maine Annual Exhibit, graphic design work, Maine College of Art, Portland. meca.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday.

“Letters from the Dead,” assemblages by Anastasia Weigle, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. arthousepictureframes.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“Bog Shod,” agricultural images by photographer Jonathan Levitt, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. mainefarmlandtrust.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday. Through Nov. 29.

Graphic design exhibit, student work, Maine College of Art (Joanne Waxman Library), Portland. meca.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday. Through Nov. 30.

“Step On It,” work by Libby Barrett, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“Photomontage,” digitally-altered photographs by John Byrne, Heron Point Gallery, Portland. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday. Through Nov. 30.

Berri Kramer, photographs, The Frame Works, Kennebunk. theframeworks.net. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

“A Matter of Perception,” work by artists with disabilities, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. explorefrontier.com. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 4.

“Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc,” large-scale photographs adapted from Eugene Delacroix’s

“Les Femmes d’Algiers,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. bates.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 17.

“Wally Reinhardt: Collaborations with Ovid,” paintings interpreting Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. bates.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 17.

Jason Slaughter, paintings, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Through Jan. 20.

“Whiteout,” L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 18.

“Thread by Thread,” woven textile art by Sarah Haskell, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

“Pastel Painters of Maine,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700,” University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Through Dec. 30.

“Maps,” deconstructed, reconstructed and reformatted maps, charts and atlases by Shannon Rankin, Irmari Nacht, Susan Prince Thompson and Jeff Woodbury, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

“Medicine and Power Objects,” ceremonial objects of shamans, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

Gail Spaien and Ahmed Alsoudani, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. aucocisco.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

“Art for Hunger,” multi-venueseries of art exhibitions about hunger in our communities, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 622-3813. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

“Winter Works,” paintings and sculpture by Tom Curry, Ralf Feyl and others and “Eye Catchers,” small works, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 29.

“Elizabeth Jabar: A Quiet Habitation,” prints, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 18.

Mother-Daughter Artists, continues through Nov. 30, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 739-6161. 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Diane Hudson and Jane Banquer, photographs and multimedia, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Dan Corey and Jean Kigel, oil and Asian brush paintings, Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Holiday show, Ember Grove Gallery, Portland. EmberGrove.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

“Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso,” collection of photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Smitten: Hands and Their Coverings,” Latvian mittens by Angela Kimberk and mittens and hand coverings by other area textile artists and photographs, prints, paintings and sculptures, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 18.

Auditions

Lake Region Community Theatre auditions, Lake Region High School, Naples. lrctme.org. For “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Benefits

Homegrown Fine Art and Crafts Show, exhibit, sale and silent auction benefits the farm, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. Noon to 3 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 4.

Books and Authors

Author program, Chris Abani, author of “Becoming Abigail,” presents “Stories of Struggle, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics and Human Rights,” Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick,free. 725-3982. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Book Signing, Borders Bookstore, Brunswick, free. Roland Wallace, “Maney the Sneezing Moose,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Book signing, Nonesuch Books and Cards, Biddeford. Carol Lambert, “Sea Glass Hunter’s Handbook,” 11 a.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 4.

Book signing, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 799-2659. Carol Lambert, “Sea Glass Hunter’s Handbook,” 2 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

Portland Rossini Club, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, $5-$10, donation. 797-8318. 3 p.m. today.

Oratorio Chorale, Student tickets are half-price, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, $25 door, $20 in advance. 725-1420. Featuring Bach’s Cantata 23 and Durufle’s Requiem, 3 p.m. today.

Sunday Classical, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15.30-$50.40. porttix.com. Time for Three, 2:30 p.m. today.

Bach and Forth, with pianist Stephen Prutsman, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $25-$45, $8 age 18 and younger. baychamberconcerts.org. 2:30 p.m. today.

Listener’s Guide to Chamber Music, the Portland String Quartet performs and talks about music from the ragtime, dance and fugue genres. $18 each session or $45 for all, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Comedy

Secret Lives of Comedians, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Dance

“Festival of Feet,” tap dancing show, Ossipee Trail Arts Center, Limington, $15. 4 p.m. today.

International Folk Dancing, dances taught, beginners welcome, Portland New Church, Portland, $5, $3 for children. 318-7108. 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Contradance, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. Dance social, 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday; semi-formal ballroom dance party, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Dancing with DJ John, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 17.

Ballroom dancing, Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m., group lesson at 7 p.m. Each lesson session is $10, $15 for both; $5 to dance only, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland. 879-5761. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

“The Nutcracker,” annual Maine State Ballet production with Wescustogo Youth Chorale and Musica de Filia Girlchoir, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15-$45. 842-0800. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Fairs/Festivals

Christmas Craft Show, newenglandcraftfairs.com/maine-craft-fairs.html, Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Holiday craft show, benefits the Brunswick Hockey Boosters of Brunswick High School. mainemade.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

ArtFull Gifts Craft and Art Show, benefits Coastal Mountains Land Trust and United MidCoast Charities, Point Lookout, Northport. artfullgifts.com. $3, free for children, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

FEZtival of Trees, decorated trees, food court, entertainment, craft fair and pictures with Santa,Kora Shrine Temple, Lewiston, $2, free for kids under 12. KoraShriners.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 4 to 8 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Handmade Hoopla, handmade crafts, 25 Caleb Street, Portland. [email protected] Noon to 4 p.m. today.

Holiday Craft Fair, fine arts, crafts, luncheon, raffles, more. Alfred Elementary School, Alfred. 324-3831. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Thanksgiving Harvest Market, local food vendors, handcrafts, entertainment, L.L. Bean Retail Store, Freeport, free. llbean.com. Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Local Craft and Wares Fair, Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel, free. bethelmaine.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Festival of Trees, with a variety of associated activities, Saco Museum, Saco, free. 283-3861. Tree lighting and ribbon-cutting ceremony, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Festival of Lights, festivities include Historic Inns Tour, tree lighting, carriage rides, and Santa, various locations, Rockland. therealmaine.com. Friday.

Holiday Artisan Fair, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. fiddleheadcenter.org. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Winter Holiday Show, handmade crafts, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

Victorian Christmas Open House and Cookie Walk, Phippsburg Historical Society Museum, Phippsburg. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas in New England Craft Show, newenglandcraftfairs.com/maine-craft-fairs.html, Augusta Civic Center. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Neighborly Craft Fair, North Berwick Primary School, North Berwick. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, First Congrega-tional Church, Kennebunkport. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Films

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. “Home for the Holidays,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Ride the Divide,” mountain bike documentary, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, $10. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Food and Drink

Thanksgiving Wines, tasting benefits the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Havana South, Portland, $20. arlgp.org/events. 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner, United Methodist Church, Old Orchard Beach, free. Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.

For Children

Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band, admission is the donation of a children’s toy, St. Joseph’s College (Mercy Hall), Windham. 893-7794. 2 p.m. today.

Museums

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Music

Dala, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $14 at the door,$12 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. today.

Mariachi Los Camperos, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $27. collinscenterforthearts.co. 3 p.m. today.

Waltzings for Dreamers, concert series, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, free. stonemountainartscenter.com.Sierra Hull, 8 p.m. today. Through Apr. 16.

University of Southern Maine Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School), Gorham, $6. 2 p.m. today.

Jazz Breakfast, breakfast items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free children under age 6. 775-6148. Tracy Moore and Group,
10:30 a.m. to noon today.

“Roles of a Lifetime,” a musical journey of music from lesser-known musicals, Norway Grange, Norway, $10-$12. 2 p.m. today.

Bowdoin College Concert Band, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free.
2 p.m. today.

Bruce Molsky, with Lauren Rioux and Brittany Haas, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18 door, $15 in advance. 761-1757. 7:30 p.m. today.

Mark Harris, holiday dinner andChristian music concert to benefit the Root Cellar, Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Lewiston, $25/person, $45 per couple. thelighthouseevents.com. 6 p.m. Monday.

JJ Grey and Mofro with Ryan Montbleau Band, 21-plus. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 day of show; $36 VIP seated tickets, Port City Music Hall, Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $5. With Tommy Bazarian, Lisa Redfern, Josh Madore and John Schindler, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Rachel Efron and Sarah Blacker, singer/songwriters, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 door, $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

Sick Puppies, with Terrible Things, State Theatre, Portland, $18.50 day, $16.50 in advance. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Jerry Douglas Band, bluegrass, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $40 day, $30 in advance. 633-5159. 8 p.m. Friday.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland, free. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Mike Gordon, former Phish bassist; 21-plus, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25 day, $20 in advance. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

State Radio, State Theatre, Portland, $23 day of, $21 in advance. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Erica Brown’s Bluegrass Connection, Tickets are by donation; $14, $12 for seniors and students suggested. Admission is free for children age 12 and younger, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project, with Rex Fowler, Tom Dean and others, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $30 door, $27 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jerry Douglas, dobro, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $45. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Julia Lane and Kristin Tescher, yuletide Celtic harp concert, Unitarian Church, Belfast, $10, $5. 542-8564. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Defeater, with Transit, Half Hearted Hero and With the Punches, Windham Veterans Center, Windham, $8-$10. nebooking.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Canadian Brass, brass ensemble performs a variety of styles, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, free. llbean.com. 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Pro Sports

Portland Pirates, AHL hockey, vs. Springfield, 7 p.m. Friday, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $11-$17. 828-4665. portlandpirates.com.

Special Events

Holiday Extravaganza, varying events featuring musicians, art exhibits, poets and more, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Today. Through Dec. 24.

“Says You,” live recording of the NPR radio show. Reservations required, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $20-$25. saysyou.net/tapings. 1 p.m. today.

ExTRAINaganza, model train show with special activities, Great Falls Model Railroad Club, Auburn, $2. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 4 to 8 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Parade of Lights, Waterville, begins at the north end of Main Street, ends at Castonguay Square.

Lighting of giant spruce and Santa’s arrival at Kringleville, Main Street. kringleville.com/parade.ht. 6 p.m. Friday.

The Twelve Days of Christmas, tours of the mansion decked out in holiday splendor; tours are self-guided. Family ticket is $35, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $5-$15, free under age 6. victoriamansion.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 8.

Antique paper show, postcards, calendars and other paper collectibles; more than 40 exhibitors, Holiday Inn West, Portland, $4. 828-8065. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas in Kennebunk, music, tree lighting and more, Downtown Plaza, Kennebunk. visitthekennebunks.com. 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Lighting of the Nubble, with music, Santa, refreshments; shuttle from Ellis Park, Cape Neddick Lighthouse, York Beach. nubblelight.org. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Rory Raven, mind reader, Lucid Stage, Portland, $12. 899-3993. 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Christmas with the Longfellows,” a mid-19th-century holiday celebration with Longfellow House tours, children’s activities, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland. 774-1822. With music from 1 to 3 p.m., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last tour leaves at 4 p.m.) Saturday.

Theater

“Last Gas,” romantic comedy set in northern Maine, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 2 p.m. today.

“Steel Magnolias,” a comedy/drama, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. today.

“The Wild Party,” a musical capturing the roaring ‘20s, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5-$15. usm.maine.edu/music. 5 p.m. today.

“Annie Get Your Gun,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $19.99. 2:30 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Through Dec. 4.

“Cinderella,” student-produced musical, Cape Elizabeth High School, $6-$9. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Blueberries Broadway and Brian,” one-man show chronicling Good Theater’s artistic director’s professional and life experiences, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15-$20. 2 p.m. today.

“Bye Bye Birdie,” student musical, Windham High School (Windham Performing Arts Center), $10. 4 p.m. today.

“Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden,” musical comedy about the battle of the sexes, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $15-$22. 2 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

“The Awesome ’80s Prom,” by New Edge Entertainment, Big Easy, Portland, $10 door, $8 in advance. 286-1427. 7:30 p.m. today.

“The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” children’s theater production presented by Acorn’s Fairy Tale Players, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $7. 2 p.m. today.

“Fiddler on the Roof,” student production of a musical about a Jewish family at the turn of the last century, Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $8, $6 for students and seniors. 829-4805. 2 p.m. today.

“The 39 Steps,” mystery/thriller presented by the Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Opera House, $18, $10 for students. everymanrep.org. 3 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 28.

“The Santaland Diaries,” for mature audiences, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $20, $17 for students. 774-0465. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“A Christmas Carol,” adaptation of Charles Dickens’ story, Belfast Maskers Waterfront Theater, Belfast, $5-$15. belfastmaskers.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 5.