Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty member and harpist June Han will perform works for solo harp in a free online concert on Monday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Visit bowdoinfestival.org/festivalive/ (June Han photo by Tim Greenway)
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BENEFITS

DECEMBER 4

Petite Bazaar online auction | Fundraiser for The Children’s Nursery School, a cooperative nonprofit preschool | 159 State St | 32auctions.com/cns | Through Dec. 13

DECEMBER 10

“Share the Warmth” | Virtual sing-along | Sea Change Chorale fundraiser for Preble Street | 7pm on Zoom | More info and link: seachangechorale.org/

ONGOING

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” chronicling Lewis’ social activism | PMA Films | bit.ly/31sorvW | All proceeds to benefit NAACP-Maine

“RBG” | PMA Films and Magnolia Pictures offer a digital purchase of the film for $6.99 with an hour-long interview with filmmakers | Portion of proceeds to benefit ACLU Women’s Rights Project | portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/rbg

DANCE

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | Free online season, Dec. 2-31 | No registration | Schedule and Information, alvinailey.org/performances-tickets/virtual-winter-season

The Nutcracker | Behind the Mask: a short movie | Maine State Ballet | Free video performance on demand through Dec. 12 | mainestateballet.org/the-nutcracker-behind-the-mask

FILM

“The 20th Century” | Biopic of Mackenzie King | $12 | Support The Apohadion x SPACE | $12 | Through Dec. 18 | bit.ly/3nkEg0U

“So Pretty” | $12 virtual screening | Support The Apohadion x SPACE | $12 | Through Dec. 11 | bit.ly/35QQSqO

DECEMBER 4

“The Changin’ Times of Ike White” | Documentary | $12 virtual screening| Support The Apohadion x SPACE | $12 | Through Dec. 31 | bit.ly/2IWNl0O

ONGOING

A few local sources to follow for virtual film screenings | Frontier, Brunswick: explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema | PMA: portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings | The Apohadion: theapohadiontheater.com/.

“The Hermit,” North Pond Hermit documentary | free stream on Vimeo:
vimeo.com/406217619

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

DECEMBER 2

The Princes of Portland: The Brown family of Bramhall & Thornhurst | Visual presentation by Jamie Rice | Q&A follows | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | free, via Zoom | More information and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

One Climate Future: Charting a Course for Portland and South Portland | Sustainability Series | 5:30-7pm | Info, link at bit.ly/3kiLW1D

Light on the Point Virtual Luncheon Series | SMCC Foundation | Presentation by Jeff Badger about the Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society, a cultural exchange project with Maine’s sister state in Japan | 12:15-1pm Free | bit.ly/36YgC3N

DECEMBER 3

A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine | A Talk with curator Asata Radcliffe | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | free, via Zoom | More information and registration at
mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

DECEMBER 7

Maine at 200 Series | Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook: A Talk with Margaret Hathaway, Karl Schatz, and Don Lindgren | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | free, via Zoom | More information and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

DECEMBER 9

A Victorian Christmas | Kimberly Smith talks about the origins of customs | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | free, via Zoom | More information and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

DECEMBER 14

A Christmas Carol, performed by Gerald Dickens | Maine Historical Society | Available at no charge to the first 100 MHS members | through Dec. 18 | More information and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

ONGOING

OUT Maine Emerging Leaders | Online LGBTQ+ group for young adults, 18-22 | Free | Every other Monday 2:30-3:30pm | Registration: bit.ly/3hRxlJw

OUT Maine Youth Programs | Online LGBTQ+ groups and programs for ages 11-22 | Free | Info at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs

Trivia Night at Stars and Stripes Brewing | every Thursday 6pm | 8 Varney Rd, Freeport | Socially distanced tables | 317-1115 | StarsStripesBrewing.com

HOLIDAY FARE

Shaker Village Virtual Christmas Fair | Pre-order online, contactless pick-up | Through Dec. 5 | Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village | 707 Shaker Rd, New Gloucester | maineshakers.com/shop | More information: maineshakers.com/

DECEMBER 6

The Ninth Night of Hanukkah | Family Zoom with author Erica Pearl, presented by JCA of Southern Maine | 4pm | Advanced registration required by noon Dec. 4 | Free | Donations of $10 per household appreciated | Visit Longfellow Books for more info and link:
longfellowbooks.com/event/community-event-ninth-night-hanukkah

LITERARY ARTS

DECEMBER 2

An Evening with Three Poets: Éireann Lorsung, Monica Ong, & Timothy Otte | Longfellow Books and MWPA | 6pm | Free | Register mailchi.mp/mainewriters/lorsung-ong-otte | Livestream on Facebook: facebook.com/mainewritersandpublishers

DECEMBER 4

“The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah” | Read-Aloud for Adults with Joseph Cote | Camden Public Library YouTube and Facebook pages | 11am | Information and links at bit.ly/3fh9ovo

ONGOING

Be a part of Maine history by contributing your story of life during COVID-19 to the Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Network | Details and guidelines for story submission on mainememory.net/mymainestories.

Free Ebooks for Students | Commemorate the end of World War II | Free military history downloads | also African-American and Latino history downloads | ebooksforstudents.org/.

MUSEUMS

Maine Jewish Museum Pop-Up | 67 Washington Ave., Portland | Tues-Fri 11-4 | Sat. 11-5 | Closed Sun-Mon | Masks required | New Holiday Season exhibits Annette Kearney and Laurie Russo Smith | through Dec. 24

MUSIC

Magic of Christmas at Home | Portland Symphony Orchestra | Through Dec. 31 | Pay-what-you-can options | More info at: portlandsymphony.org/event_series/magic-of-christmas/

A ChoralArt Christmas | Streaming online from 2:30pm Dec. 6 through Dec. 31 | Free | choralart.org/Events/christmas/

DECEMBER 3

Cellist Ben Noyes | Noonday Concert Series Online | Portland Conservatory of Music and the Portland Public Library | 12-5pm | for information and to register, bit.ly/3ffFzeM | through Dec. 16

Lucinda Williams | A night of 60s Country classics Livestream | 8pm | $20 | statetheatreportland.com/events

D. Gross | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Palaver Strings Solo Session with cellist Matthew Smith | Livestream | 7pm | $15 suggested donation | More info and to register: palaverstrings.org/events/matt

DECEMBER 4

Savoir Faire | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 6pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Mike Effenberger | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 8pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 5

Patty Griffin | Live from the Continental Club | 8pm | $25 | More info at
statetheatreportland.com/events

Stealing Sunday | Rock and Pop hits | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

Titus Abbott | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 12am | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 6

Dead Gowns | Free Livestream | 8pm | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

Heather Pierson plays Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas | Livestream | 4pm | Cadenza Facebook page | artist donations appreciated | info at cadenzafreeport.com

DECEMBER 7

Lauren Crosby | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

The Bowdoin International Music Festival presents Harpist June Han | Free online concert | 7:30pm | For information and ways to view: bowdoinfestival.org/festivalive/

DECEMBER 8

Fat Knuckle Freddy | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 6pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 10

Beehive Chamber Series: Coming Together | Palaver Strings Livestream | 7-9pm | $30 suggested donation | bit.ly/3lrwe4S

DECEMBER 11

Spencer Albee | Popsicko Vol. 2 Album Release | 8pm | Free Livestream | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

Dan Pelletier | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

Max Garcia Conover,Ben Cosgrove, Griffin Sherry & Rattlesnake Arm | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 12

Voces8 “Winter Tales” | Portland Ovations virtual livestream | 3pm | Pay-what-you-can from $10 | On-Demand through Dec. 15 | Info and links at portlandovations.org

Christmas with Kennerly | Home for the Holidays | Kotzschmar Organ | 3pm, through Dec. 15 | Pay-what-you-can from $10 | More info and links at foko.org/

ONGOING

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

Live Bands Every Sunday | Through Dec., 12-2pm | Stars and Stripes Brewing, Veteran-owned | 8 Varney Rd, Freeport | 317-1115 | StarsStripesBrewing.com

Irish Night at Blue Virtual Concert Series | Wednesdays 8pm on Facebook | bit.ly/2Ebi60a for info and schedule.

SPACE House Shows | weekly live stream series on Instagram | Tuesdays 8pm | facebook.com/SPACE538/ for information and Instagram links.

PEACE OF MIND

DECEMBER 7

“It’s a Wonderful Lecture” with motivational speaker Dustin Pari | Weaving the story of “It’s a Wonderful Life” into our own human experience | Presented by Auburn Public Library, via Zoom | 7-8pm | call 333-6640 ext. 4 to register | More info at bit.ly/2VlHllf

DECEMBER 10

Life, Even So: Living Through a Health Trauma | with Kate Kennedy | 7-8pm | Portland Public Library, Peaks Island Branch | More information and Zoom link at bit.ly/3kPyEdp

DECEMBER 11

Curbside Souper Supper at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth | Free, 2nd and 4th Fridays | Masks and social distancing

ONGOING

Yoga for Sustainable Activism | SeaChange Yoga | wellbeing for organizers and activists | Mondays 6-7pm | Donations accepted | via Zoom | seachangeyoga.org/lovewarriors

Queer Yoga with SeaChange Yoga | Online trauma-informed classes | Th 6-7pm | $15 suggested donation | seachangeyoga.org/queeryoga

Community Meal | Free boxed meals for take-out | Trinity Lutheran Church in conjunction with Wayside Food Services | every Wed 1-2pm in parking lot at 612 Main St, Westbrook | Please wear a mask.

Curbside Souper Supper at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth | Free, 2nd and 4th Fridays | Masks and social distancing

Recovery Yoga | SeaChange Yoga | for people in recovery from substance use disorder | Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:20pm | Free | seachangeyoga.org/recovery-yoga

Gentle Chair Yoga with AARP Maine | SeaChange Yoga | Fridays 8:30-9:15am | $15 suggested donation | through Dec. 18 | info at seachangeyoga.org/aarp-chair-yoga

THEATER

“A Christmas Carol” | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Tues-Thurs 7pm, Fri 7:30pm, Sat/Sun 2pm | $20 |  masks required | For more info visit
thefootlightstheatre.com | Through Dec. 23

DECEMBER 3

“A Christmas Carol” | Portland Stage | 25A Forest Ave | In person single tickets starting at $35, through Dec. 23 | Masks must be worn at all times | Digital on-demand Dec. 15 – Jan. 3, $25 | Info and tickets at portlandstage.org/show/a-christmas-carol/

DECEMBER 11-12

A Christmas Carol Radio Show | Recorded live and available on demand | Ticket info available soon at royalrivercommunityplayers.com/

ONGOING

Jekyll & Hyde | Tophat Productions’ Oct. 30 production from Mayo Street Arts online: bit.ly/32s7naE

Mad Horse Theatre presents two free audio plays from L.A. Theatre Works | “MoFo with the Hat” and “Behind the Sheet” | Visit madhorse.com/virtual-events for more info

VISUAL ARTS

“I am an American” | 5 artists participate in illustrating the theme of being an American | through Jan. 16, 2021 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | covestreetarts.com

ONGOING

Faculty Photography | Showcasing the photography of local faculty | through Dec. 12 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Face masks required

“STEAM” curated by Wes LaFountain | “STEM + Arts” | through Dec. 31 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Face masks required.

Casco Bay Artisans, 68 Commercial St, Building A, Portland | 11am-6pm | cascobayartisans.com

“Missing Maine Landscapes” | Work by 17 UMVA artists | Virtual showing | umvagallery.wixsite.com/exhibits | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | info: umvagallery@gmail.com

2020 Vision: Past, Present & Future | Artists’ interpretations of a moment in Maine’s history | On view: creativeportland.com/2020vision | through April 15, 2021.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | “MMPA Antidote,” mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org, featuring Maine art and artists | updated regularly with interviews and Q&As.

“Flight” curated by Lissa Hunter | through Dec. 5 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Face masks required