“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine,” 35 major oils and watercolors, Portland Museum of Art. Through Dec. 30.

“Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project,” contemporary photography made with historic processes, Portland Museum of Art. Through Feb. 17.

“Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol,” University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. Through Feb. 28.

“Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through Dec. 23.

“Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography,” 106 images by artists from 11 countries across five continents, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Through Dec. 15.

“Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby,” history of women at Colby, through Nov. 25; Alex Katz, “Maine/New York,” 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture, through Dec. 30. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville:

“Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. Through May.

“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. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland.

“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 2013. Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor.

“Apple of My Eye,” paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints of apples by more than 50 mostly regional artists of the past, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through Dec. 1.

“Holiday Extravaganza,” small artwork and crafts, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through Dec. 24.

“Serenity 2012,” multi-media exhibit by gallery artists and guest artist Elisabeth Heller, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through Nov. 25.

“Vanguard,” avant-garde, experimental and innovative works by nine Maine artists, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. Through Dec. 16.

“Sampler,” prints, paintings and experimental works, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. Through Dec. 9.

“Home Field,” paintings by Ben Potter, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Nov. 25.

2012 Biennial, 17 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Through Dec. 2.

“Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. Through Dec. 29.

“Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond,” Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, paintings and mixed media, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Nov. 30.

Alan Bray, Mayumi Sarai and Susan Jane Belton, paintings, sculptures and portraits of cups of various brands of coffee, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Through Jan. 5.

“Falling for Color,” Martha Baum, Neil Myrick, Diana Johnson, Marcia Feller and Anne Tarbox. Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframe Through Dec. 8.

Gallery Open House, John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland. Through Jan. 31.

Western Maine Paper Project, works on paper, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. Through April 5.

“Speaking in Tongues” by Alicia Eggert, work in various media that utilizes text to explore the gray area between a simple truth and a profound insight, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. Through Nov. 30.

“Maine Boys Overseas, German Boys in Maine,” exhibit with history and artifacts from Maine P.O.W. camps between 1944 and 1946, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center), Augusta. Through Nov. 30.

“Portraits of Portraits,” Jack Montgomery, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. Through Dec. 10.

“Zuihitsu: Look Only at the Waves,” Smudge Studio and USM art students, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. Through Dec. 9.

Richard Sears, paintings and drawings, West Island Gallery, Bath. Through Saturday.

Reggie Osborn, textiles, Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, Portland. 772-8598. Through Nov. 30.

“Seeing Red,” paintings by Rhonda Pearle, Gary Perlmutter, Valerie Birnhak, Ruth Claff, Pauline Delin, Dick Eaton, Alison Hill and Wendy Hodge, Bridge Gallery, Portland. Through Nov. 30.

“Groundbreakers: Mainers Shaping Agriculture’s Future,” photographs by Lily Peil, The Frontier, Brunswick. Through Nov. 25.

“Warmth and Style,” handwoven, felted work and knit works by Janice Jones, Lorri Raymond, Susan Mills, Helen Farnham and Amy Smith, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Dec. 31.

“We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting, 1840s-1870s,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through Dec. 23.

“Relevant Histories,” photos drawing on historical photographic processes and art history by Brenton Hamilton, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Dec. 1.

“Freak Show,” exploration of identity and difference presented by Maine Artists Collective Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Wednesday.

“Eat More Art,” local artists showcase of one-of-a-kind art on wood panels, Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland. Through Nov. 30.

“The Incarnation of Earthly Creations,” Haitian art from paintings and sculpture to beads and metal, Museum of African Culture, Portland. Through Jan. 30.

“Analog/Digital,” 20 paintings and videos by Reese Inman, University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. 621-3493. Through Nov. 30.

Ed Douglas, new paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Dec. 1.

“This Land was Made for You and Me — Photographic Interpretations of a Legend: Woody Guthrie,” black-and-white photography inspired by the music of Woody Guthrie by 19 Maine artists, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Saturday.

Tom Hall, new paintings, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Nov. 30.

“Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists,” photography, painting, graphic design, wood-block prints and illustrated books, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Through Nov. 30.

“Many Times Times Square,” soundscape composition by Joel Chadabe, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Through Dec. 2.

“Edges of Vision,” MECA Photo Workshop group show, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Through Dec. 7.

“Collaborative Connections,” new work by 18 artists from Circling the Square Fine Art Press and One of a Kind Printers, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Through Nov. 29.

“Koala High: Homecoming,” recent prints by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Nov. 30.

“Anything But …” oils on canvas by Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, York Public Library. Through Dec. 27.

“Vote, Pejepscot!” election and political paraphernalia from the society, Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. 729-6606. Through Dec. 31.

“Home Decoration: The Domestic Artistry of the Skolfield Women, 1845–1900,” samplers, printed screens, flower arrangements, hair wreaths and more. Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. 729-6606. Through Dec. 31.

“Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through May 26.

“Dirty Secrets,” vintage photographs by Michael Rosen, Kymara Gallery, Biddeford. Through Nov. 30.

“The Exquisite Bird 2,” photographs by Michael Milicia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. Through Dec. 31.

“Expanding Fields,” paintings by Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jone and Bridget Spaeth, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through Dec. 22.

“Talking & Drawing,” drawings by James Chute, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through Dec. 1.

“Figures and Flowers,” figure studies, watercolor and ink flowers by Jean Gordon, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Dec. 20.

“This and That,” landscapes, abstractions and the human figure by Carol MacLeod, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. Through Nov. 30.

“The Way We See It,” photography, York Art Association, York Harbor. Through Nov. 25.

“Cast in Amber” and “Interval,” paintings by Veronia Cross and Louise Bourne, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Through Jan. 13.

“Elemental Equanimity,” installation by Zachary Field, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. Through Jan. 4.

“CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” nine artists, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Feb. 5.

Jaap Eduard Helder, paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through Dec. 1.

“Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints,” Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through March 3.

Tollef Runquist, artist of the month, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Nov. 29.

“Bringing Art Home for the Holidays,” fine art created from wood by several Maine craft artists, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. Through Nov. 30.

“Abstract,” mixed-media collage, sculpture, photography and painting from 36 Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. Through Jan. 25.

“The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through June 13.

Downeast Shipmodelers Guild Show, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Through Nov. 30.

“Bright Beginnings,” paintings, photography and ceramics by established artists and emerging artists. The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinci Through Jan. 12.

“Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker,” highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through March 10.

“Living Geometry,” paintings and drawings by John Silverio, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). 948-9239. Through Jan. 11.

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

“On Cranberry Isle,” paintings by Philip Frey, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Through Dec. 24.

“Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show featuring Jeff Barrett, with gallery artists, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Dec. 29.



Book Sale, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.


Books and Authors

Susan Connelly, author of “The Flight in Time,” mystery, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Don Carrigan, author of “Togus: A Maine Coon Cat,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

Jeff Pert, author of “Cartoons from Maine,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

Dana Heacock, “Abacus” calendar artist, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Paul Doiron, author of “Trespasser,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 2 to 4 p.m. Friday.

Susan Poulin, author of “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida Leclair’s Guide to Livin’ The Good Life,” Kittery Trading Post. 888-587-6246. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

John McDonald, author of “John McDonald’s Maine Trivia,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 2 p.m. Saturday.


Classical Music

USM School of Music Graduate Showcase Recital, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. 5 p.m. Sunday.

Oratorio Chorale, Schubert and Mozart, with the Maine Chamber Ensemble, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, $20 advance, $25 door. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Strauss and Stravinsky, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Copland’s “Quiet City,” Strauss’s “Serenade” Opus 7 for Winds and Williams’ “A London Symphony,” Hope Baptist Church, Manchester, $10, children and students free. 7 p.m. Sunday.



Maine State Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker,” nearly 300 dancers and live music by the Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $60. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 25. Runs through Dec. 2.

The Down East Friends of the Folk Arts Contradance, music by Scrod Pudding and Sassafras Stomp, calling by Chrissy Fowler, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $5 to $15, $25 family. 685-8141. 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 25.



Maine Made Christmas Craft Show, Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland. 946-7079. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

FEZtival of Trees, decorated trees, a food court, craft fair, entertainment, pictures with Santa, Kora Shrine Temple, Lewiston, $2, under 12 free. Sunday.

All Sports Boosters Annual Craft Fair, Messalonskee High School, Oakland. [email protected] 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Home for the Holidays Craft Show, Scarborough High School. 883-1031. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Winter Holiday Show, handmade crafts, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Nov. 25.

6th Annual Creative Economy Studio Show and Sale, more than 30 Maine artists, Studio on the Hill, Freeport. 865-0605. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday through Nov. 25.

Holiday Artisan Fair, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

40th Annual Christmas in the Country Craft Fair, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish. 653-9247. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Neighborly Craft Fair, North Berwick Primary School. 676-9063. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas in the Village, wreaths, music, food and shopping, Casco Village Church. 627-4282. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Victorian Christmas Open House and Cookie Walk, historical books, crafts, weaving and spinning demonstrations, Phippsburg Historical Society Museum. 443-6309. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Art on the Hill Open Studios, Wentworth Dennett Studios, Kittery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 25.

Crafts in the Stacks, local crafters and artisans, live music, Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.



Fall Film Series, “Salmon Fising in the Yemen” (2011, PG-13), York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland,” music by Hattie Simon followed by film and Q&A with filmmaker Huey, The Frontier, Brunswick, $8. Music at 1 p.m., film at 2 p.m. Sunday.



Taking Back Sunday, rock, with Bayside, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

USM Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $3 to $6. 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Dumais Brothers, modern folk, rock and pop, McArthur Library Biddeford, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 3 p.m. Sunday.

South Portland Bull Moose Opening Celebration, Bull Moose Music, South Portland. Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue and Don Campbell, 11 a.m. Sunday.

String Bean & The Stalkers, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, Slates, Hallowell, $15. 622-9575. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Man Forever, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, with Guardian Alien and Herbcraft, Space, Portland, $8, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rory Block, acoustic Delta blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $23 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Thank You Led Zeppelin, local bands pay tribute, featuring Murcielago, The Baltic Sea, Anna Lombard, Lit on the Flash Samuel James, Clubberlang, Station 85, Ryan Halliburton, Mother Leopard, Heart Shaped Rock, the Scott Girouard Band, John Nels Blanchette, Dark Hollow Bottling Company and Wyerdfux, Asylum, Portland, $6, 21-plus. Friday.

10th Annual Beatles Night, tribute by local musicians, State Theatre, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Moore & Moran, acoustic music, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Erica Brown’s Bluegrass Connection, Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills, $12 to $14. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Joe Walsh and Friends, bluegrass, jazz, old-time, with Darol Anger, Grant Gordy and the Karl Doty Quartet, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Special Events

Psychic Sunday, Tarot readings, psychic readings, crystals, Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, $2, additional fees for services. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, songs and stories from the Celtic harvest with Castlebay, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, with slam poet Robert Gibbs, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

An Evening of Poetry, bring poems to share, originals or favorites, York Public Library, free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Camden Meets Belfast: A Celebration of Poetry,” works by Lauren Murray, Elizabeth W. Garber, Kristen Lindquist and Dave Morrison, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Deering Alumni Dance, with the Jen Thayer Band, cash bar, raffles, light snacks, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $15, 21-plus, must purchase tickets in advance. 807-8490. 8 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Christmas Tree Lighting, Monument Square, Portland. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Winter Window Walk, stroll the sidewalks during the holidays to enjoy festive window displays, downtown Portland. Friday through Nov. 25. Through Dec. 16.

The Polar Express, hot chocolate and cookies, carol singing, meet Santa, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $20 to $40. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 23.

Horse and Wagon Rides, Monument Square, Portland, free. 772-6828. Every half-hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 25. Through Dec. 23.

“Christmas at Victoria Mansion: The Gilded Age,” self-guided tours, Portland, $5 to $15, under 5 free. Friday through Nov. 25. Through Jan. 6.

“Hansel and Gretel,” puppet show presented by Paper Bull Puppets and VOX Maine, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas at the Fort, reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” paper cutting, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate, Old Fort Western, Augusta, free. 626-2385. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Share the Wonder,” holiday celebration, carriage rides, cookie decorating, live music, show by Frogtown Puppeteers and more, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Tree Lighting, seasonal songs by the Gray-New Gloucester High School Chorus, New Gloucester Town Hall. 926-3188. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25.

Royal Ballet Live in HD: “Swan Lake,” Tchaikovsky ballet, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $5 to $15. 2 p.m. Nov. 25.



Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. Vs. Wilkes-Barre, 7 p.m. Sunday; vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Monday; vs. Manchester, 7 p.m. Tuesday; vs. Springfield, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Worcester, 7 p.m. Nov. 25.



“Homestead Crossing,” comedy, part love story, part existential mystery, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Jack and the Beanstalk,” children’s theater version set in modern times with Jack as a middle school student, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $4 to $6. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Guys and Dolls,” musical, Windham High School, $7 to $11. 893-1742. 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Almost, Maine,” comedy, Kennebunk High School. 468-8461. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Road to Eden’s Ridge,” musical by Sally Jones and Steve Jones based on the novel by M.L. Rose, set in Norway, Maine, Norway Grange, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile,” mystery, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Striking 12,” hip, funky, fun holiday musical presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $30. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 25. Runs through Dec. 9.

“Welfarewell,” adventures of Esmerelda Quipp by playwright Cat Delaney, presented by Aqua City Actor’s Theater, Waterville Opera House, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Harvey,” Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, presented by Lincoln County Community Theater, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $5 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $8 to $15. 5 p.m. Sunday. Runs through Dec. 2.

“42nd Street,” musical, high school production, Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $6 to $9. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” zany satire of the business world, high school production, Cape Elizabeth High School, $5 to $9. 799-3309. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Arsenic and Old Lace,” high farce and hilarity with the murderous spinster Brewster sisters, high school production, Lake Region High School, Naples, $6 to $8. 518-1348. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Alice in Wonderland,” high school production, Deering High School Auditorium, Portland, $10 to $12, $5 for children under 12 in advance. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Santaland Diaries,” David Sedaris’ holiday comedy, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $20 to $24, mature audiences only. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Runs through Dec. 16.