Greater Portland


Boy Singers of Maine, Jan. 10-17 for ages 5-16, contact [email protected] or call 775-3356 for a time. FMI,

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,

Saturday 1/12 

Hot Chocolate Jubilee “HCJX…As Time Goes By,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath. Group preferred over solo acts. All acts must take less than five minutes to set up, perform, and exit. Contact Alison Freeman at 371-2404 or [email protected]


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

Photos of the Year, curated by Press Herald photojournalists, Portland Public Library,, to Feb. 23.

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

“Drawing Now,” Jan. 17-March 22, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 30 abstract artists from 11 countries in their first U.S. showing, opening celebration Feb. 1.

Friday 1/18

“Perfection,” opening reception 6-9 p.m., Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland. Thirteen artists pose the question: what constitutes “perfection” in a work of art? to March 2,

“Off the Beaten Path,” opening reception 5:30-7 p.m., Stonewall Gallery at Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., showcases contemporary quilts by members of Art Quilts Maine, to March 2,



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,
“Perspectives,” work by The Art Department, and Publication Studio, Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room, second floor, 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.; 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; free admission Friday nights 4-8 p.m.,

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


Thursday 1/10

Music Video Portland, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,  produced by HOT TRASH: Portland!,

Friday 1/11

Coffee House: Cumberland Crossing, Falmouth Congregational Church, 6:30 p.m., 267 Falmouth Rd., bluegrass/folk, family-friendly, by donation,

Pardon Me, Doug – A Tribute to Phish, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., jam/psychedelic, $8/adv, $10/day of,

Saturday 1/12

El Malo, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 25 Alder St., Portland, local collective, free, all ages,

After Hours Concert with Peter Mezoian, 7-8:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, eclectic banjo performance. Free.

Sunday 1/13

Portland Rossini Club, 3 p.m., The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Featured performer pianist Christopher Staknys, by donation, free for students, 332-6117,


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,


“Alice! An Original Musical,” Harraseeket Grange Hall, Elm Street, Freeport, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 18, 19, 25, and 26; 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 26. Adapted from books by Lewis Carroll, tickets at

“An Act of God,” Jan. 16-Feb. 10, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Maine premiere of satirical comedy in which God reveals the mysteries of the Bible and answers questions, $25-$32,

The Void: A 24 Hour Theatre Project, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 13, 4 p.m., Portland Ballet Studio Theatre
517 Forest Ave. Six playwrights present 10-minute productions with no props or set, $12,

“Deer,” Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, Jan. 10-27, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “grisly, pitch-black comedy about normal people who snap.” Adults/$23, $20/seniors, under 25/pay-what-you-can,

Friday 1/11

Burlesque at Bayside: Mr. & Mrs. F*%# Smart & Friends, 8:30 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, Free.

Saturday 1/12

LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, featuring Boston’s Bret Johnson, $8/adv, $10 day of,



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

Saturday 1/19

Joy of Art Reception, 1-3 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., kick-off for annual juried art exhibit featuring amateur and professional year-round Maine residents. On view to Feb. 23.



Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, independent, documentary, art, adventure, and foreign film,


“Southgate Faces: Faces & Voices from an American Shipyard,” Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,  features shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works, 725-8820,, to Feb. 10.


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, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, iconic photos of historic events, to Jan. 20.

“Caught in the Middle: The Tragic Life of Minik Wallace,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, 9 South Campus Dr., Brunswick, 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 Museum of Art, 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.

Thursday 1/17

“Fashioning Modernity: Art and Independence among Yorùbás in Nigeria,” exhibition opening, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, selection of Nigerian textiles, beads, and related photographs from 1960s-70s, to March 17.


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.


“Through the Long Night,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 & 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Bowdoin College Chapel, 255 Maine St., Brunswick. Una Voce Chamber Choir explores night and the coming dawn as meditative spaces,

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.

Friday 1/18

Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts, 804 Washington St., Bath, Prince Edward Island Celtic, $20 at the box office, 442-8455.


Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, 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,

Onward, the house band for the Royal River Community Players in Yarmouth, will perform for “Alice! An Original Musical,” being staged on weekends this month by the theater company at Freeport’s Haraseeket Grange Hall.

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