Greater Portland


“The Mousetrap,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 & 3,


“Home: Reflections on Place,” exhibit created by New Mainers, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, to Dec. 22.

“If I Had Known,” Margo Halverson, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, to Jan. 27.

“IXNOS,” MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, photos, art, portfolio books, texts and artifacts on paths of migration through the island of Levos, Making Migration Visible event on view to Dec. 14; see full schedule at 

“Earth, Sea and Sky,” pottery by Marian Baker and paintings by Chris Wriggins, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to Jan. 4.

Friday 11/29

“Clear Blue Morning: Recent Paintings by Tessa O’Brien,” opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, on view to Jan. 19.


“Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920,” Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through December.


Friday 11/30

“Face of Winter,” 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St, Portland, Olympic gold medalist and Warren Miller rider Seth Wescott will attend, $20,

Thursday 12/6

“Saving Snow,” 5:30 p.m., hosted by ReVision Energy and Maine Audubon at Rising Tide Brewery, Portland. New documentary about rising temperatures and the snow industry. Free admission and popcorn. 

Friday 12/7

“I Am Not Your Negro,” 7 p.m., Social Justice Film series at Durham Friends (Quaker) Meeting, 534 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Durham. Experiences and effects of three public figures and close friends lost to an assassination.


Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars,

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249,


“Director’s Pics,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to Nov. 30. 
“Eulogy for the Dyke Bar,” by Macon Reed, AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, acknowledges the legacy of dyke and lesbian bars, to Dec. 7.
“Jolly Crown,” Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, featuring Bill Adams, Derek Aylward, Joseph Hart, An Hoang, Jesse Littlefield and Eddie Martinez, to Dec. 15.

Mainely Frames and Gallery, original, antique, rare maps of Maine, the U.S. and the world, 541 Congress St., Portland.
“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multi-media work, through April.

Maine Jewish Museum267 Congress St., Portland: “Superstitions,” by Neal Beckerman; “A Piece of Work,” by Russell Christian; “Contemporary Scrolling” by Carol Sloane, to Jan. 5.
“Americans Abroad, 1860-1915,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, work by artists who traveled to Europe in the late 19th century, including Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, to Dec. 2.
“Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 40 sculptures and 10 works on paper in a rare Maine retrospective,, to Jan. 6.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday,

Yarmouth History Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Wednesday 11/28

Garnet Rogers with Rachael Kilgour, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, North American folk music, $15/$20, 

Thursday 11/29

Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, 8:30 p.m., Space, 538 Congress St.
Portland, $15/$18. 

Haley Jane & The Pirates with The New Motif, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $15/door, $10/advance,

Friday 11/30

Portland Conservatory of Music, Dimensions in Jazz presents Sidestep, 8 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, $5-$20, 828-1310. 

Saturday 12/1

“The Turning of the Year,” 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Holiday show with Low Lily and Irish accordion champion John Whelan and Scottish-style fiddler Katie McNally, $25.

Monday 12/3

Contraposto with Meernaa, 8 p.m., The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St., Portland,


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages,

Irish Music Sessions: 6-8 p.m., Mondays, O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough. 

Jay Staples, 3 p.m. first Sunday of every month, Atria Scarborough Assisted Living & Memory Care, 18 Black Point Road in Scarborough, country western. Free and open to the public. 


Home Time Radio Hour, music and radio shows from the 1960s by The Freeport Players, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 & Dec. 1; 2 p.m., Dec. 2, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., tickets $20 at

“Blueberries Broadway & Brian 2.0,” St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, one-man show written and performed by Brian P. Allen, to Dec. 1, $20, 835-0895,

Broadway at Good Theater, Dec. 5-9, salutes musicals from the 1980s, various times and ticket prices,, 835-0895.

“Homer Bound,” world premiere by Maine playwright Karmo Sanders, to Dec. 2, Good Theater, 26 Congress St., Portland, deals with a shotgun wedding on a small fishing island off the Maine coast, $25-$32.

“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, weekends to Dec. 2, $20-$70, 842-0800,, Myrtle Street box office.

“Mamma Mia!,” The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd., South Portland, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays to Dec. 9, ASL-interpreted performance Dec. 2. Tickets $6-$20 through 799-7337.

“White Christmas,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, Nov. 30-Dec. 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. ASL interpreted performance Dec. 1 and sensory-friendly performance Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.


ComedySportz, 7 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, The Fresnel Theater, 17 Free St., Portland, competitive improv, 



Wednesday 12/5

“Home Spun,” opening reception 4 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.


“The Great Buster,” Nov. 23-29, Frontier, Fort Andross, Brunswick documentary about Buster Keaton,


“Stephen Burns-Exploration in Sculpture and Jewelry,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to Nov. 30.


Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242,

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820,

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

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

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath,

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914,

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717,

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033,

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham,, 725-1727.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820,


“1968-Spring of Discontent: The Photography of Michael Ruetz,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, iconic photos of historic events, to Jan. 20. 


Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, $10.50-$17.50, includes free admission within a seven-day period,

“Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience,” Maine Maritime Museum, full-scale replica of Two Lights allows visitors to experience time-lapsed video of the Gulf of Maine, 443-1316,

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, Free. 

“Among Women,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, explores the artistic portrayal of women in the U.S. over the last three centuries, to April 7.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, Free.

“Caught in the Middle: The Tragic Life of Minik Wallace,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, chronicles Inughuit boy who moved from Greenland to N.Y. in 1897 to work with an anthropologist, to Jan. 20.


December Dance Concert, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 30 & Dec. 1; 2 p.m. Dec. 2, Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College. Free.

Friday 11/30

Piano Recital by Matt Maguire, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College. 

Sunday 12/2

Chamber Choir, 3 p.m., Bowdoin Chapel, “Sky Music,” celebrating all things above, including the spheres, the weather and flight. Free.

Tuesday 12/4

Songwriters on Stage, 7 p.m., The Frontier, Brunswick, featuring Bob Colwell, Steve Jones, Tom Giordano and Martin Swinger, $10,


Bowdoin College Fall Music Events, through Dec. 12, free, no tickets or reservations required, more information at

Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick,


“Alice in Wonderland,” 7 p.m., Nov. 30; 3 p.m. Dec. 1, Brunswick Junior High School, 65 Columbia Ave., $10/door. 

Saturday 12/1 

“Snow White: A Program of Story and Song,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., presented by Maine State Music Theatre at Curtis Memorial Library, 25 Pleasant St., Brunswick, for audiences up to third grade and their young-at-heart adults. Free.

Valerie Perri, who created the role of Eva Peron in the national tour of “Evita,” will be the guest star for Good Theater’s annual Broadway at Good Theater concerts Dec. 5-9 in Portland.

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