Greater Portland


“The Light in the Piazza,” City Theater in Biddeford is casting four men, four women and ensemble for Tony Award-winning musical, 6:30 p.m. Jan 7 & 8, 282-0849,

Sunday 1/13

Greater Freeport Community Chorus, registration 6-6:30 p.m., followed by rehearsal for spring concerts, Freeport Performing Arts Center at Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St. Experience not needed, but tenors and basses are; dues charged, 666-8817,


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

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

Cia Holiday Show, 72 Ocean St., Knightville, S. Portland, four local artists in a wide range of mediums, to Jan. 31.


Thursday 1/3

“The Battleship Potemkin,” 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, silent film with live piano accompaniment, $8, ” target=”_blank”>>.

Friday 1/4

“Jane,” 7 p.m., L.L. Bean flagship store, 95 Main St., Freeport, a Jane Goodall film by Brett Morgen,


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.

Seven, collective of Maine abstract painters, Art House Frames & Gallery, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, to Jan. 26,
Tuesday 1/8
“Perspectives,” opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. for work by The Art Department, and Publication Studio, Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room, second floor. Snow date Jan. 9, on view to Jan. 18.
“On the Verge,” Creative Portland’s juried exhibit, 84 Free St., featuring 20 artists, multimedia, through April,
Thursday 1/10 
Maine Jewish Museum267 Congress St., Portland, opening reception 5-7 p.m. for “Oh, So It’s You Again” by Berri Kramer, “Habitats, Inhabitants” by Jane Banquer and “Extracts” by Ilana Welch. Snow date Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m.; exhibits on view to March 1,

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, call 518-9496 for hours.

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,


Echoes, A Tribute to Pink Floyd, 8 p.m. Jan. 5 & 6, Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St, classic rock/psychedelic, $10/adv., $15 day of,

Wednesday 1/2

Hornpipe Night 2, 7:30 p.m., Port City Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 1/3

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, classic country, R & B, jazz/swing, $15/$20,

Friday 1/4

Tim Mercer & Ben Kilcollins, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., acoustic rock, Portland, $12/$15,

Saturday 1/5

JanaeSound and Gang Of Thieves, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 56 Alder St., Portland, rock, $5/$8,

Monday 1/7

Albert Lee, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, legendary country-rock artist, $35 advance at, $40/door.


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

Blue, 650A Congress Street, Portland, live music Tuesday-Sunday, 21+, by donation,

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


“Deer,” Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, Jan. 10-27, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, adults/$23, $20/seniors, under 25/pay-what-you-can,

Sunday 1/6

Cocktails and Comedy, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $12/$15,



“Home Spun,” Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through January.



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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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.

“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.

“New England Botanical Studies,” by Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln, Shaw Ruddock Gallery, Bowdoin College, to Feb. 10.

“Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment,” Focus Gallery, Halford Gallery, Media Gallery, Osher Gallery, Center Gallery, Bowdoin College, examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, to June.


Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round,

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and national holidays, 725-3275, Free.

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.


Friday 1/4

Kill The Chill Winter Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church, Bath, ticket prices and more info at

Saturday 1/12 

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: Inanna, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., $12/advance, 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Books,, $15/door, $8/kids.


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,

Side Door Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., third Friday of the month, open mic sign up 6:45 p.m., followed by feature performer, by donation,


The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 & 5; 2 p.m. Jan. 6, Chocolate Church Arts, 804 Washington St., Bath, $12/$16, contemporary ballet presented by Resurgence Dance Company,

“Jane,” an award-winning film about a renowned primatologist who conducted groundbreaking research with chimpanzees, is being shown Friday, Jan. 4 at L.L. Bean in Freeport.

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