Crankie Storytelling: Baltimore artist, puppeteer, and storyteller Katherine Fahey brings her magical shadow puppet show to Mayo Street Arts Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 10 Mayo St., Portland. Tickets are $15 - $30.
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Dance

Wednesday 4

Versificator – Electro Funk Dance Party | Portland House of Music | 25 Temple St., Portland | 8pm | $5

Thursday 5

Kizomba dance classes with Danza Latina, Portland, Maine. | Danza Latina | 108 High St, Portland | 6:45pm

Thursday Night Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project | Mechanics Hall Ballroom | 519 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | $8 – $10

Friday 6

Maine State Ballet | The Nutcracker | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 7pm

Dance Party with rotating DJ’s | Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St., South Portland | 8:30pm | Free

Naughty & Nice | Empire | 575 Congress St, Portland | 9:30pm | $10 – $15

LOVE (Dance Party) | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Saturday 7

Maine State Ballet | The Nutcracker | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 2pm

Salsa dance classes with Danza Latina, Portland, Maine | Danza Latina | 108 High St, Portland | 7pm

New Romantic / New Wave Dance Party & ARLGP Fundraiser! | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland | 8pm

PRIMARY’S Monthly Dance Party! | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Sunday 8

Dances of Universal Peace | Creating Space Yoga Studio | 1717 Congress Street, Portland | 1:30pm | $5 – $20

Maine State Ballet | The Nutcracker | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 2pm

Monday 9

Miami Salsa Dancing Lessons | Sullivan Fitness Complex, Multipurpose Room , Portland | 7:15pm | Free

Tuesday 10

Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project | Mechanics Hall | 519 Congress St, Portland | 6pm | $12 – $80

Wednesday 11

Versificator – Electro Funk Dance Party | Portland House of Music | 25 Temple St., Portland | 8pm | $5

Thursday 12

Thursday Night Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project | Mechanics Hall Ballroom | 519 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | $8 – $10

Ill.gates | Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St, Portland | 8pm | $15

Friday 13

Twas the Night Before … Burlesque | St. Lawrence Arts Center | 76 Congress St., Portland | 7:30pm | $20

The 12 Nights of Sexxxmas | Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St., Portland | 8pm | $12 – $15

Dance Party with rotating DJ’s | Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St., South Portland | 8:30pm | Free

FOUNDATION FRIDAY | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Saturday 14

DJ Tish Dance Party! | The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland | 7pm

Twas the Night Before … Burlesque | St. Lawrence Arts Center | 76 Congress St., Portland | 7:30pm | $20

Sunday 15

Twas the Night Before Burlesque | St. Lawrence Arts Center | 76 Congress St, Portland | 7:30pm | $20

Monday 16

Miami Salsa Dancing Lessons | Sullivan Fitness Complex, Multipurpose Room , Portland | 7:15pm | Free

Tuesday 17

Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project | Mechanics Hall | 519 Congress St, Portland | 6pm | $12 – $80

A Victorian Nutcracker | Portland Ballet | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 7:30pm

Festivals + Fairs

Thursday 5

Knightville Holiday Stroll – Meet the Artists | CIA Cafe | 72 Ocean St South Portland | 4:30pm | Free

Saturday 7

Christmas Emporium at Tate House Museum | Christmas Emporium at Tate House Museum Shop | 1267 Westbrook St Portland | 11:30am | Free

Christmas Fair | Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church | 280 Ocean House Road (Route 77) Cape Elizabeth | 9am | Free

Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair | Lyman Moore Middle School | 171 Auburn Street Portland | 9am | Free

Holly Daze Bazaar a Christmas Fair | Gifts | Knits | Lunch & Cookie Walk | First Congrational Church of South Portland on Meeting House Hill | 301 Cottage Rd South Portland | 9am | Free

Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair | Peoples United Methodist Church | 310 Broadway South Portland | 9am | Free

Ye Old Fashioned Christmas Fair | Trinity Episcopal Church | 580 Forest Ave. Portland | 8:30am | Free

Friday 13

Holiday Open Studio & Gallery Sale Running With Scissors | Running With Scissors Stdios & Gallery | 250 Anderson St Portland | 4pm | Free

Saturday 14

Christmas Emporium at Tate House Museum | Christmas Emporium at Tate House Museum Shop | 1267 Westbrook St Portland | 11:30am | Free

Holiday Open Studio & Gallery Sale Running With Scissors | Running With Scissors Stdios & Gallery | 250 Anderson St Portland | 10am | Free

Northbound – a Winter Solstice and St. Lucia celebration | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street Portland | 4:30pm | $8 – $22

Season of Light– Cross Cultural Community Celebration | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square Portland | 1pm | Free

Tuesday 17

Songwriting Workshop | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd Cape Elizabeth | 6pm | Free

Film

Wednesday 4

In Her Kitchen Film and Dinner | Maine College of Art | 522 Congress Street, Portland | 4:30pm | Free

Documentary panel with “Last Men Standing” filmmaker Erin Brethauer. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland (207) 775-6148, info@portlandmuseum.org, Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. Tickets: portlandmuseum.org, $9 general admission, $7 for members and students with valid i.d.

Thursday 5

Last Men Standing – Documentary & Panel with Filmmaker | Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square, Portland | 6am

Loose Ends Film Series: Almost Famous | Rines Auditorium | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6:30pm

Friday 6

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd, South Portland | 7:30pm | $15 – $20

Saturday 7

MJFF – Horn From the Heart – the Paul Butterfield Story | Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square, Portland | 2pm | $35

Crankie Storytelling with Artist Katherine Fahey | Crankies are the original moving picture, a scroll of artwork in a box, which is cranked, so the viewer can see the artwork moving across the front of the box | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 3pm | $15 – $30

Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast! | Join Rusty Rocket and his merry band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system | Approx. 34 minutes, best for children 4-9 | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | 3pm | $5 – $5.50

Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival Portland 2019 | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland | 7pm | $15 – $20

Wednesday 11

Continuing the Conversation About Dying and Death | 129 Island Ave, Peaks Island | 7pm

Thursday 12

Film: Abbas Kiarostami Mini-Retrospective | Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square, Portland | 6pm

Friday 13

Maine Filmmaker Showcase: HOLLY STAR | Portland Media Center | 516 Congress St, Portland | 6:30pm | Free

Food + Drink

Wednesday 4

Community Lunch | The ROCC, top floor of Sullivan Gym Portland | 12:30pm

$3.50 Tall Wednesdays | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 4pm

Happy Hour & Late Night Happy Hour | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 4pm

In Her Kitchen Film and Dinner | Maine College of Art | 522 Congress Street, Portland | 4:30pm | Free

Happy Hour Music Series! | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 5pm

Stump Trivia | Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave, South Portland | 8pm

CHERRY LEMONADE – IT’S DRAG NIGHT! | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Thursday 5

Betsy Ross House Book Group | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 1:30pm

Wine Down | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 4pm

Looking Back at the History of Rum | Three of Strong Spirits | 35B Diamond Street, Portland | 5:30pm | Free

Bess Jacques & The Strays | Solo Italiano | 100 Commercial St, Portland | 6pm | Free

Ladies Night | Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave, South Portland | 9pm

Karaoke | Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave, South Portland | 10pm

Bon Appetite Culinary Walking Tour | 3-hour lunchtime tour of food and food for thought | Corner of North & Congress at the Freedom Trail Marker | 233-7485 | East End Portland

Friday 6

Experience USM: Nursing | Portland campus Portland | 1pm

Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey | The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St, Portland | 5pm

Live Music | Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave, South Portland | 9pm

Vegan Gelato Friday at Gorgeous Gelato | 434 Fore St, Portland | Free

LOVE (Dance Party) | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Saturday 7

Holly Daze Bazaar a Christmas Fair | Gifts | Knits | Lunch & Cookie Walk | First Congrational Church of South Portland on Meeting House Hill | 301 Cottage Rd, South Portland | 9am | Free

An Old Fashioned Fair | St. Ansgar Lutheran Church | 515 Woodford Street, Portland | 10am | Free

Figgy’s Cooking Inspirations from the Kitchen to the Woods (a Book Bash event) | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 2pm | Free

Afternoon Acoustic Concert | Urban Farm Fermentory Portland | 3pm | Free

Sunday 8

Pop-Up Portland Portland | 2pm | Free

Festival of St. Lucia | St. Ansgar Lutheran Church | 515 Woodford Street, Portland | 4pm | Free

Bess Jacques & The Strays | MJ’s Wine Bar | 1 City Center, Portland | 7pm | Free

Monday 9

Burger & A Pint Night! | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 4pm

Tuesday 10

Tito Tuesdays! | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 4pm

Wednesday 11

Happy Hour with Gregg Harper | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 5pm

Thursday 12

Distiller’s Tour at Three of Strong Spirits | 35B Diamond Street, Portland | 5:30pm | Free

Film: Abbas Kiarostami Mini-Retrospective | Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square, Portland | 6pm

Porthole Wine Dinners are Back! | The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland | 6:30pm

Friday 13

The Free Beer & Hot Wings Holiday Live Show Friday, December 13th | Aura Maine | 121 Center St, Portland | 6am | Free

DIVA HOLIDAY ~ An evening with Maine’s Hottest Drag Queens in The Porthole Pub ~ Hosted by Cherry Lemonade! Friday December 13th ~ Doors Open at | The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland | 6:30pm

Saturday 14

Winter Craft Fair | The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland | 1pm

3rd Annual Ugly Sweater  Bar Crawl: Portland Portland | 5pm | $1,

Session Americana | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland | 8pm | $15 – $20

Sunday 15

Boxed Wine? IMPROV COMEDY | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 7pm

Tuesday 17

Recipe to Market Half-Day Intensive – Cumberland County | UMaine Regional Learning Center | 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth | 9am | $20

Whiskey Blending Workshop | Stroudwater Distillery | 4 Thompsons Point, Portland | 8pm | $55

Holidays

Wednesday 4

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | Footlights Theatre | 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | 7pm | $18 – $20

Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Chaya Studio Jewelry | chaya studio jewelry | 22 Cottage Rd, South Portland | 10am | Free

Kick Off the Holidays with Multi-Artist Pop-Up Boutique Hosted by Chaya Studio Jewelry | chaya studio jewelry | 22 Cottage Rd, South Portland | 10am | Free

Miracle on Fore Street | Vena’s Fizz House | 345 Fore Street, Portland | 2pm | Free

Thursday 5

Knightville Holiday Stroll – Meet the Artists | CIA Cafe | 72 Ocean St, South Portland | 4:30pm | Free

Last Men Standing – Documentary & Panel with Filmmaker | Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square, Portland | 6am

OceanView’s Holiday Concert with Dana Cunningham & Max Dyer | OceanView at Falmouth | 74 Lunt Rd., Falmouth | 3pm | Free

Friday 6

First Friday Art Walk Holiday Sale | Portland Regional Chamber | 443 Congress St, Portland | 5pm | Free

Holiday Sale | Maine College of Art | 522 Congress Street, Portland | 5:30pm | Free

Maine Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert – “Let It Ring!” | First Parish | 425 Congress Street, Portland | 7:30pm | $17 – $20

Maine State Ballet | The Nutcracker | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 7pm

MECA Holiday Sale 2019 | Maine College of Art | 522 Congress Street, Portland | 5:30pm

Saturday 7

A Christmas Carol: The Musical | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am | Free

Holiday Artisans’ Market | Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church | 524 Allen Ave., Portland | 10am | Free

An Old Fashioned Fair | St. Ansgar Lutheran Church | 515 Woodford Street, Portland | 10am | Free

Christmas Emporium at Tate House Museum | Christmas Emporium at Tate House Museum Shop | 1267 Westbrook St, Portland | 11:30am | Free

Christmas Fair | Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church | 280 Ocean House Road (Route 77), Cape Elizabeth | 9am | Free

Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival Portland 2019 | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland | 7pm | $15 – $20

Holiday Ornament Workshop | Caravan Beads | 915 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10am | Free

Sparkles | Saint Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church | 43 Foreside Rd., Falmouth | 9am | Free

Ye Old Fashioned Christmas Fair | Trinity Episcopal Church | 580 Forest Ave., Portland | 8:30am | Free

Sunday 8

Children’s Story Hour with Author/Illustrator Matt Tavares (a Book Bash event) | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 11am | Free

Festival of St. Lucia | St. Ansgar Lutheran Church | 515 Woodford Street, Portland | 4pm | Free

The Music of Queen for Kids | Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St, Portland | 11:30pm | $15

Santa Hustle Maine | The Maine Mall | 364 Maine Mall Road, South Portland | 8am | $34.75 – $60

Monday 9

Mindful Mondays | The ROCC Common Room- Top Floor of Sullivan Gym Portland | 1pm | Free

Tuesday 10

EqualityMaine’s Portland Holiday Cocktail Party | Cumberland Club | 116 High St, Portland | 6:30pm | $35

Thursday 12

Ill.gates | Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St, Portland | 8pm | $15

Magic of Christmas – Preview! | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 2pm | $32

Noonday Concert Series: Holiday Sing-Along with ChoralART | First Parish Church | 425 Congress Street, Portland | 12:15pm | Free

Friday 13

Holiday Open Studio & Gallery Sale | Running With Scissors Studios & Gallery | 250 Anderson St, Portland | 4pm | Free

Keb’ Mo’s Jingle Bell Jamboree w/ Alicia Michilli | Aura Maine | 121 Center St, Portland | 8pm | $49.50

Saturday 14

3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Portland Portland | 5pm | $1,

5th Annual Last Call Christmas Craft Show | Seasons Event & Conference Center | 155 Riverside St, Portland | 10am | $0 – $2

Colonial Christmas at the Tate House Museum | Tate House Museum | 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland | 12pm | $12 – $15

Designing Women Fine Art & Crafts 28th Annual Juried Holiday Show | Ocean Ave School Portland | 9am | $2

The Fogcutters Superfantastic Christmas Extravaganza | State Theatre | 609 Congress St, Portland | 8pm | $16

In Endless Song: A Choral Concert to Celebrate the Holiday Season | Woodfords Church | 202 Woodford Street, Sanctuary, Portland | 3pm | $5 – $10

Northbound – a Winter Solstice and St. Lucia celebration | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 4:30pm | $8 – $22

SPOSE PDANK XMAS 6 Saturday, December 14th | Aura Maine | 121 Center St, Portland | 7:30pm | $25 – $30

Sunday 15

The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland | 7pm | $25 – $30

Tuesday 17

A Victorian Nutcracker | Portland Ballet | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 7:30pm

Songwriting Workshop | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6pm | Free

Literary Arts

Wednesday 4

Toddle Town | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Rhythm and Rhymes for Babies | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Tales for Twos at Burbank | Burbank Branch | 377 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 10:30am

Thursday 5

Book Bambinos | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Spanish Story Time | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Betsy Ross House Book Group | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 1:30pm

Author Talk with Jonathan Cohen | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 6:30pm | Free

SheSpeaks: Wellspring, Thursday | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland | 7pm | $20 – $25

Friday 6

Preschool Story Time at Peaks | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:15am

Preschool Story Time at Burbank | Burbank Branch | 377 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 10:30am

Letter Zoo | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Tales for Twos | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time at Riverton | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:45am

Students Write/Students Read (a Book Bash event) | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 6pm | Free

SheSpeaks: Wellspring, Friday | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland | 7pm | $20 – $25

Saturday 7

Ye Old Fashioned Christmas Fair | Trinity Episcopal Church | 580 Forest Ave., Portland | 8:30am | Free

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day Portland | 9am | Free

Figgy’s Cooking Inspirations from the Kitchen to the Woods (a Book Bash event) | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 2pm | Free

MJFF – Horn From the Heart – the Paul Butterfield Story | Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square, Portland | 2pm | $35

Crankie Storytelling with Artist Katherine Fahey | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 3pm | $15 – $30

Sunday 8

Children’s Story Hour with Author/Illustrator Matt Tavares (a Book Bash event) | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 11am | Free

Tuesday 10

Preschool Story Time | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Wednesday 11

Kid’s Graphic Novel Book Club | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 3:30pm

Thursday 12

Writers’ Meet-Up | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6pm

Riverton Book Group | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 6:30pm

Evening Book Group: Main Library | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 6:30pm

Loose Ends: Wonder Boys | Rines Auditorium | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6:30pm

Saturday 14

Meet Your Favorite Writers! Portland | 9am

Tuesday 17

Morning Book Group | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Songwriting Workshop | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6pm | Free

Maine’s esteemed Gay Men’s Chorus will be presenting its annual concert of sacred and secular music the weekend of Dec. 6-8 at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland.
Performances will be Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 pm.

Music

Wednesday 4

Aura | 121 Center St | “Rap Night,” with Ill By Instinct & El Shupacabra | 9pm

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour Music Series! 5pm | Irish Session 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | An Evening With Tom Rush | 8pm | $40 – $45

Portland House of Music | 25 Temple St. | Versificator – Electro Funk Dance Party | 8pm | $5

Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square | PPL Teens Drop the Beat | 2:30pm

Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St. South Portland | Karaoke @ SPT | 8:30pm | Free

St. Lawrence Arts Center | 76 Congress St. | Broadway at Good Theater | 7pm | $27 – $45

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Acoustic open mic | 7pm

Thursday 5

Ashton Gardens | 830 Ocean Ave. | Royal River Chorus Holiday Concert | 6:30pm | Free

Aura | 121 Center St | “Retro Night,” with DJ Jon | 9pm | Free

Aura Maine | 121 Center St | 106.3 The Bone presents In Flames with Red and Arrival of Autumn | 7:30pm | $30

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour Music Series! 5pm | Casco Bay Tummlers 7pm

Danza Latina | 108 High St | Kizomba dance classes with Danza Latina, Portland, Maine. | 6:45pm

First Parish Church | 425 Congress Street | Noonday Concert Series: Erin Chenard and Christine Letcher | 12:15pm | Free

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | KARAOKE w/ DJ COUGAR (Every Thursday)

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | A Band Beyond Description [Grateful Dead tribute] | 9pm | Free

Mechanics Hall Ballroom | 519 Congress Street | Thursday Night Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project | 7pm | $8 – $10

OceanView at Falmouth | 74 Lunt Rd. Falmouth | OceanView’s Holiday Concert with Dana Cunningham & Max Dyer | 3pm | Free

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Mike Mahoney | 9pm

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | Infected Mushroom | 8pm | $22

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St. | POPSiCKEL presents Ugly Sweater Party with AMRITxCOLLIN | 8pm | $10 – $15

Rines Auditorium | 5 Monument Square | Loose Ends Film Series: Almost Famous | 6:30pm

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Karaoke | 10pm

Solo Italiano | 100 Commercial St | Bess Jacques & The Strays | 6pm | Free

Space Gallery | 538 Congress St | Xylouris White | 8pm | $1,

St. Lawrence Arts Center | 76 Congress St. | Broadway at Good Theater | 7pm | $27 – $45

St.Albans Episcopal Church | 885 Shore Road Cape Elizabeth | Celtic Music Concert at St. Alban’s | 7pm | $20

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Bard’s Harvest

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Quiet Riot Act | 6pm

Willows Pizza Restaurant | 740 Broadway South Portland | open mic | 7pm | Free

Friday 6

25 Temple St. | El Grande | 8pm

Aura | 121 Center St | “Plague,” goth/industrial night | 9pm

Blue | 650A Congress St | Darlin’ Corey | 6pm

Blue | 650A Congress St | Malandrino | 8pm

First Parish | 425 Congress Street | Maine Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert – “Let It Ring!” | 7:30pm | $17 – $20

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | LOVE (Dance Party)

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | Stay with Me – Duquette Album Release and FUNdraiser for Music and Magic | 7pm | $12

Meloon Chapel at Woodfords Church | 202 Woodford Street | Dimensions in Jazz | Brian Shankar Adler’s Fourth Dimension | 8pm | $5 – $20

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | DJ NoKlipz | 9pm

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | Cracker | 8pm | $25

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St. | El Grande, Roots, Rhythm & Dub and Meanmugg | 8pm | $8 – $10

Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd South Portland | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | 7:30pm | $15 – $20

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Live Music | 9pm

Silver House Tavern | 123 Commercial St | karaoke | 9pm | Free

South Portland High School | 637 Highland Ave South Portland | Yuletide Celebration | 7:30pm | $12 – $15

Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St. South Portland | Dance Party with rotating DJ’s | 8:30pm | Free

St. Lawrence Arts Center | 76 Congress St. | Broadway at Good Theater | 7:30pm | $27 – $45

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey 5pm | Jazz Friday with Melissa and her Minions 8pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | STOLEN MOJO | 6pm

Saturday 7

Blue | 650A Congress St | 5th Annual BARROOM MESSIAH 2pm | Michael Beling Organ Trio featuring David Newsam 8pm

Danza Latina | 108 High St | Salsa dance classes with Danza Latina, Portland, Maine | 7pm

First Parish | 425 Congress Street | Maine Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert – “Let It Ring!” | 7:30pm | $17 – $20

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | Crankie Storytelling with Artist Katherine Fahey | 3pm | $15 – $30

Portland Conservatory of Music | 202 Woodford St., 3rd Floor | Early Childhood Music: Demo Class | 10am | Free

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St. | Getmo | 7pm | $8 – $10

Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square | MJFF – Horn From the Heart – the Paul Butterfield Story | 2pm | $35

Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd South Portland | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | 7:30pm | $15 – $20

Rines Auditorium | 5 Monument Square | The Kids Are Alright | 10:30am

Seasons Grille | 155 Riverside St | karaoke | 8:30pm

Silver House Tavern | 123 Commercial St | karaoke | 9pm | Free

South Portland High School | 637 Highland Ave South Portland | Yuletide Celebration | 2pm | $12 – $15

Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St | An Evening With Carolyn Currie | 7pm | $8 – $10

Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett Street South Portland | Analog Salad | 8:30pm | Free

St. Ansgar Lutheran Church | 515 Woodford Street | Band & Choral Concert – Music for a Season of Hope | 2pm | Free

St. Lawrence Arts Center | 76 Congress St. | Broadway at Good Theater | 3pm and 7:30pm | $27 – $45

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Matt Meyer and The Gumption Junction | 8pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Slygo Road in The Porthole Pub! | 6pm

Urban Farm Fermentory | Afternoon Acoustic Concert | 3pm | Free

Sunday 8

Pop-Up Portland | 2pm | Free

State Theatre Presents A Special Evening with Tall Heights featuring Upper Structure | 25 Temple St. | 7pm

Maine Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert – “Let It Ring!” | First Parish | 425 Congress Street | 2:30pm | $17 – $20

MJ’s Wine Bar | 1 City Center | Bess Jacques & The Strays | 7pm | Free

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | The Music of Queen for Kids | 11:30pm | $15

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | The Rock And Roll Playhouse plays The Music Of Queen For Kids | 11:30am | $15

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St | State Theatre Presents A Special Evening with Tall Heights featuring Upper Structure | 7pm | $12 – $15

Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd South Portland | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | 2:30pm | $15 – $20

St. Lawrence Arts Center | 76 Congress St. | Broadway at Good Theater | 2pm | $27 – $45

St. Paul’s Anglican Church | 279 Congress Street | Advent Service of Lessons and Carols | 6pm | Free

State Theatre | 609 Congress St | Bela Fleck & the Flecktones | 8pm | $35

Monday 9

Empire | 575 Congress St | “The Great Open Mic” | 6pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Monday of the Minds 4 Year Anniversary | 9pm | Free

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring Street | Monday of the Minds: A Community Hip Hop Showcase | 9pm | Free

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Marc Beatham | 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | WMPG 17th Annual Bluegrass Spectacular | 7pm | $12 – $15

Tuesday 10

Blue | 650A Congress St | Forêt Endormie 7pm | JAZZ SESH (open jazz jam) 9pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | OPEN DJ NIGHT

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | Travis James Humphrey | 9pm | Free

Local 188 | 685 Congress St | Nightshades | 10pm | Free

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Mike Mahoney | 9pm

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Weekly Tuesday open mic night at the Sea Dog Brewery in SoPo | 8pm | Free

Wednesday 11

Aura | 121 Center St | “Rap Night,” with Ill By Instinct & El Shupacabra | 9pm

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour with Gregg Harper 5pm | Irish Session 9pm

Portland House of Music | 25 Temple St. | Versificator – Electro Funk Dance Party | 8pm | $5

Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square | PPL Teens Drop the Beat | 2:30pm

Space Gallery | 538 Congress St | Pile | 8pm | $1,

Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St. South Portland | Karaoke @ SPT | 8:30pm | Free

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Acoustic open mic | 7pm

Thursday 12

Aura | 121 Center St | “Retro Night,” with DJ Jon | 9pm | Free

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour Music Series! | 5pm

Deering High School Auditorium | 370 Stevens Avenues | Deering High School Music Department Presents- “ A Winter Concert” | 6:30pm | Free

First Parish Church | 425 Congress Street | Noonday Concert Series: Holiday Sing-Along with ChoralART | 12:15pm | Free

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | KARAOKE w/ DJ COUGAR (Every Thursday)

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | A Band Beyond Description [Grateful Dead tribute] | 9pm | Free

Mechanics Hall Ballroom | 519 Congress Street | Thursday Night Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project | 7pm | $8 – $10

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | Magic of Christmas – Preview! | 2pm | $32

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Mike Mahoney | 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | The Portland Jazz Orchestra – Holiday Show with special guests The Biddeford High School Jazz Ensemble | 8pm | $5 – $10

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St. | The Mainer Holiday Launch Party | 5pm | Free

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Karaoke | 10pm

Solo Italiano | 100 Commercial St | Bess Jacques & The Strays | 6pm | Free

Space Gallery | 538 Congress St | Haley Heynderickx | 8:30pm | $1,

Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett Street South Portland | Alex Roy & Friends | 8:30pm | Free

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Polly J | 8pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Quiet Riot Act | 6pm

Willows Pizza Restaurant | 740 Broadway South Portland | open mic | 7pm | Free

Friday 13

Aura | 121 Center St | “Plague,” goth/industrial night | 9pm

Aura Maine | 121 Center St | Keb’ Mo’s Jingle Bell Jamboree w/ Alicia Michilli | 8pm | $49.50

Blue | 650A Congress St | The Ghosts of Johnson City | 6pm

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | Magic of Christmas – Preview! | 2pm | $32

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | DJ NoKlipz | 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | Levin Brothers | 8pm | $25 – $30

Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd South Portland | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | 7:30pm | $15 – $20

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Live Music | 9pm

Silver House Tavern | 123 Commercial St | karaoke | 9pm | Free

Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St. South Portland | Dance Party with rotating DJ’s | 8:30pm | Free

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey 5pm | Jazz Friday with Latin infusion Viva 8pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | DIVA HOLIDAY ~ An evening with Maine’s Hottest Drag Queens in The Porthole Pub ~ Hosted by Cherry Lemonade! Friday December 13th ~ Doors Open at | 6:30pm

Saint Mary Schola presents A Babe is Born, a seasonal concert of early music, from Bach cantatas to Monteverdi. Saint Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth | $20 | $25 at the door.

Saturday 14 

Aura Maine | 121 Center St | Spose Presents: PDANK XMAS 6 | 9pm | $25

Blue | 650A Congress St | Sorcha Cribben-Merrill – JAZZ 6pm | Eric Klaxton Quartet 10pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Early Show at Flask! | 5:30pm

Geno’s Rock Club | 625 Congress St | OGRE (album release), Hessian & Big Coffin Hunters | 8:30pm | $10

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | Northbound – a Winter Solstice and St. Lucia celebration | 4:30pm | $8 – $22

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | Magic of Christmas – Preview! | 2pm | $32

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | Session Americana | 8pm | $15 – $20

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St. | Home for the Holidaze | 7pm | $10 – $15

Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd South Portland | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | 7:30pm | $15 – $20

Saint Mary Schola presents A Babe is Born, concert of early music featuring Bach and Monteverdi, followed by gala reception | 4 pm | Saint Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth | $30 in advance | $35 at the door if available.

Seasons Grille | 155 Riverside St | karaoke | 8:30pm

Silver House Tavern | 123 Commercial St | karaoke | 9pm | Free

South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway South Portland | After Hours with Fodhla | 7pm | Free

Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St. South Portland | BeefStu @ Spring Point Tavern | 8:30pm

State Theatre | 609 Congress St | The Fogcutters Superfantastic Christmas Extravaganza | 8pm | $16

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Steamboat gypsy band | 9pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | DJ Tish Dance Party! | 7pm

Urban Farm Fermentory | Afternoon Acoustic Concert | 3pm | Free

Woodfords Church | 202 Woodford Street, Sanctuary | In Endless Song: A Choral Concert to Celebrate the Holiday Season | 3pm | $5 – $10

Sunday 15

Aura Maine | 121 Center St | The Front Bottoms with Brother Bird | 8pm | $25

MJ’s Wine Bar | 1 City Center | Bess Jacques & The Strays | 7pm | Free

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | St. Petersburg Mens Ensemble | 7pm | $8 – $22

Mechanics’ Hall | 519 Congress St | “At Twilight” with 240 Strings and the Portland Piano Trio | 4pm | Free

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | Magic of Christmas – Preview! | 1pm | $32

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas | 4pm & 7pm | $25 – $30

Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd South Portland | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | 2:30pm | $15 – $20

Monday 16

Empire | 575 Congress St | “The Great Open Mic” | 6pm

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Marc Beatham | 9pm

Tuesday 17

Blue | 650A Congress St | JAZZ SESH (open jazz jam) | 9pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | OPEN DJ NIGHT

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | Travis James Humphrey | 9pm | Free

Local 188 | 685 Congress St | Nightshades | 10pm | Free

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | A Victorian Nutcracker | Portland Ballet | 7:30pm

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Mike Mahoney | 9pm

Saint Mary Schola presents A Babe is Born, a joyous seasonal concert of early music of the season, from Bach cantatas to Monteverdi | 7 pm, Cathedral of Saint Luke, 143 State St., Portland | $20 in advance | $25 at the door.

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Weekly Tuesday open mic night at the Sea Dog Brewery in SoPo | 8pm | Free

Songwriting Workshop | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd Cape Elizabeth | 6pm | Free

Theater

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | Footlights Theatre | 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Wed Dec 04 7pm, Thu Dec 05 7pm, Fri Dec 06 7pm, Sat Dec 07 2pm, Sun Dec 08 2pm, Tue Dec 10 7pm, Wed Dec 11 7pm, Thu Dec 12 7pm, Fri Dec 13 7pm, Sat Dec 14 2pm, Sun Dec 15 2pm, Tue Dec 17 7pm | $18 – $20

A Christmas Carol: The Musical | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | Sat Dec 07 10am | Free

A Victorian Nutcracker | Portland Ballet | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | Tue Dec 17 | 7pm

An Evening With David Sedaris | State Theatre | 609 Congress St, Portland | Mon Dec 09 7pm

Casco Bay Tummlers | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | Thu Dec 05 7pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd, South Portland | Fri Dec 06 7pm, Sat Dec 07 7pm, Sun Dec 08 2pm, Fri Dec 13 7pm, Sat Dec 14 7pm, Sun Dec 15 2pm | $15 – $20

Crankie Storytelling with Artist Katherine Fahey | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | Sat Dec 07 3pm, Sat Dec 07 7pm | $15 – $30

First Friday Art Walk | Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine | 142 Free St, Portland | Fri Dec 06 12am | Free

Happy Hour with Gregg Harper | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | Wed Dec 11 5pm

Maine Theater Collective Group Auditions | Portland Stage Company | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | Sun Dec 08 7pm, Mon Dec 09 7pm

The Music of Queen for Kids | Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St, Portland | Sun Dec 08 11pm | $15

Twas the Night Before Burlesque | St. Lawrence Arts Center | 76 Congress St, Portland | Fri Dec 13 7pm, Sat Dec 14 7pm, Sun Dec 15 7pm | $20