Greater Portland


Bethany Dunfee, fine art, mixed media, and artisanal ornaments, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through December.

“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

“On (or Off) the Beaten Path: An Exhibit by Art Quilts Maine,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, to Jan. 31.

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

Saturday 12/8

Seven, collective of Maine abstract painters, 2-4 p.m. opening reception, Art House Frames & Gallery, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, to Jan. 26.

 Sunday 12/9 

“An Artist Follows Her Muse: Contemporary Scrolling,” artist talk by Carol Sloane,  2-4 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland.



Join us Dec 8 at Cia in Saco 9 Beach Street
Holiday Festival & Parade of Lights
Serving food til 7 pm

Join us December 13 at Cia in Sopo 72 Ocean Street for the  Knightville Stroll 4-7
Serving food til 7pm

Friday 12/14

Photo A Go-Go Auction and Party, 6-9 p.m., The Bakery Collective, 630 Forest Ave. Portland, live music, local drinks and eats, on view starting Dec. 7,


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


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.

Saturday 12/8

Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film FesGval Portland, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., 10 short films, $12/door, $15/adv.

Monday 12/10

“Narcissister Organ Player,” 7 p.m., Space, 538 Congress St., directed by the artist, film deconstructs her stage shows, includes live video chat, $8/$6 members.

Wednesday 12/12

“The African Queen,” (1951, PG), 7 p.m., Merrill Film Society, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, free and open to the public.


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,


“Tessa O’Brien: Clear Blue Morning,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to Jan. 19.

“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.
“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 12/5

USM Student Combo Night, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., School of Music instrumental and vocal jazz combos, $5-$10.

Friday 12/7

Kids & Teens Open Stage, 6 p.m., b.good, 15 Exchange St., Portland, hosted by Maine Academy of Modern Music, all equipment provided, $5, performers are free.

“Celebrate the City – Multicultural Performances by Immigrant Artists,” 5:30-9 p.m., hosted by African Dundada at Portland Public Library

Saturday 12/8

195th Army Band Holiday Concert Series, 7 p.m., Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., free.

Erica Brown & the Bluegrass Connection, 6:30-10 p.m., Freeport Harraseeket Grange Hall, $25 includes barbecue, or 865-1212.

Darlingside, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., mix of traditional folk, indie rock, chamber pop, and Americana, $15/$18,

After Hours Concert with SnugHouse, 7 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, Portland-based folk-inspired quartet. Free.

Friday 12/14

Coffee House, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd., featuring Tim Winchester, indie-folk artist from Maine, free and appropriate for all ages.


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.


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

“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.

Friday 12/7

“My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories,” 7 p.m. fundraiser for Snowlion Rep at Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, $35 or 2/$60 includes silent art auction, raffle, bar, sweet and savory samples,, 518-9305.


Call for Artists

The Joy of Art, juried show, deadline Jan. 5 for original work by year-round Maine amateurs and professionals. Apply at or at Topsham Public Library.


“It’s Only Natural,” paintings by Ed McCartan, UU Gallery across from Curtis Library, Brunswick, to Jan. 2.

Wednesday 12/5

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

Friday 12/7

Student Visual Arts Open House, 5-7 p.m., Edwards Arts Center, Bowdoin College.

Saturday 12/8

Then and Now Fiber Artists Talk, 11 a.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., with Natasha Kempers-Cullen, Susan Mills, Arlene Morris, Kathleen Bird, Kirsti Sandoy, and Jill Venditouli, exhibit on display to Jan. 3.



“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.


Jazz Night I & II: Student Recitals: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dec. 7 & 8, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College.

Sunday 12/9

Pop and Jazz Showcase, 3-4:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College.

Wednesday 12/12

DaPonte String Quartet, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, Summer St., Bath, $25, all proceeds support the library.


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,


“Annie,” Dec. 13-16, Midcoast Youth Theater at Brunswick High School, $5-$15,

Jill Venditouli is one of a half-dozen fiber artists who will give a talk at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd. Venditouli specializes in 2D and 3D needlepoint tapestries with a focus on transforming a traditional women’s craft into a 21st-century fiber art medium.

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