WMPG’s annual Bluegrass Spectacular will feature three bands, including Old Eleven, a band of longtime well-known players, at One Longfellow Square in Portland on Dec. 9. Contributed

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Rufus Porter’s “Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860” opens Dec. 12 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick. Courtesy Bowdoin College

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Midcoast

Film

“The Polar Express,” 10 a.m., Dec. 7 and 14, Nordica Theatre in Freeport. Admission is food item and/or monetary donation for the Freeport Community Services food pantry.

Ongoing

Eveningstar Cinema, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, classically romantic environment for fantasy, pleasure, adventure and fun, eveningstarcinema.com.

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

Exhibits/Galleries

The Mast Landing: Industry, Commerce, and Its People, 1720s-1920,” Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday to Dec. 20, $3, 12 and under free.

Friday 12/6

Rough Seas and Healing Skies,” exhibit opening, 4 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. Free.

Ongoing

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, bit.ly/2Gy51hS.

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

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515, uubrunswick.org/church-activities.

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

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157, bit.ly/2ByW2Hx.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902, bit.ly/2rOilEE.

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

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

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

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

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

Museums

“African/American: Two Centuries of Portraits,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, through Feb. 9.
“Assyria to America,” Walker Gallery at Bowdoin College Museum of Arts in Brunswick; examines the ancient and modern histories of Bowdoin’s six reliefs from ancient Nimrud, to Dec. 13.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be closed Dec. 23-Dec. 27 and Dec. 30-Jan. 1.

Thursday 12/12

Curators’ Tour: “Rufus Porter’s Curious World,” noon, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. Free.

Music at the Museum, 5 & 7 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. Free.

“Maine’s Lithographic Landscapes, Town & City Views, 1830-1870,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibit opening, explores the history of Maine town and city views during the first 50 years of statehood, through May 31.

Ongoing

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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 10. 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Free.

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

Music

Friday 12/6

Memphis Lightning: 7 p.m., old school rock, down and dirty blues, Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport. $12. www.visitfreeport.com.

Saturday 12/7

Pink Houses, Tribute to John Mellencamp, 7:30 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport.

Friday 12/13

Jenny Lou Drew Duo: 8 p.m., Concinnity Deli & Lounge, 102 Front St., Bath, www.jennyloudrew.com.

Ongoing

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, byrnesirishpub.com.

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, bit.ly/2EyUGj0.

Theater/Dance

Dec. 13-14

“Twisted Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath. $15 in advance, $18 at the door, studiotheatreofbath.com.

Through 12/22

“A Christmas Carol,” to Dec. 22, Footlights, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, thefootlightstheatre.com.

“Elf,” to Dec. 27, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland.

“A Fairy Tale Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath.

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