Join Curator Asata Radcliffe on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., as she talks about the African American army soldiers known as the Black Guards, who guarded Maine railways during WWII. This Zoom event is limited to 500 attendees. Free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml. (Asata Radcliffe, photo by Arghava Khosravi)
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BENEFITS

Habitat for the Holidays online auction, with Greater Portland Board of Realtors | Proceeds to help Habitat of Portland with builds in Freeport and South Portland | habitatauction.com | Through Nov. 30

NOVEMBER 26

Metta Movement *Live* online community yoga class with SeaChange Yoga | 75-minutes, slow-moving | 9:30-10:45am | Free | Donations to support the work of SeaChange Yoga appreciated | facebook.com/seachangeyoga/ | To learn about Seachange Yoga: seachangeyoga.org/ourmission

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

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

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

NOV. 30 – DEC. 5

Shaker Village Virtual Christmas Fair | Pre-order online, contactless pick-up  | Nov. 30 – Dec. 5 | Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village | 707 Shaker Rd, New Gloucester | maineshakers.com/shop | More information: maineshakers.com/

LITERARY ARTS

DECEMBER 1

Virtual First Tuesday Book Club | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer |12-1 pm | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

A Night of Fierce and Fabulous Short Story Writers | hosted by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance | with Laura van den Berg, Farah Ali, and Danielle Evans | 7-8pm | Zoom link and info at printbookstore.com/mwpashortstory

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

NOVEMBER 27

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

Chiharu Naruse, classical pianist | Noonday Concert Series from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | Through Dec. 2 | bit.ly/3oXE2hM

NOVEMBER 27

Mary Chapin Carpenter Live from Wolf Trap| Livestream | 8pm | $20 | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

NOVEMBER 28

Miss Maybell & Charlie Judkins | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm | Facebook Livestream | 7pm | Artist contributions appreciated | facebook.com/CadenzaFreeport/

NOVEMBER 30

Sacred Resonance | The Kennedy Center’s “Arts Across America” in partnership with Indigo Arts and Portland Ovations | Featuring Maine artists Firefly, Atiim Chenzira, Maya Williams | Free | bit.ly/2Ise1qv

DECEMBER 1

Magic of Christmas at Home | Portland Symphony Orchestra | Available to stream Dec. 1-31 | Pay-what-you-can options | More info at: portlandsymphony.org/event_series/magic-of-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

DECEMBER 4

Savoir Faire | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 6pm | 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

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

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

NOVEMBER 25

“The Stepping Off Place” | Author Cameron Rosenblum interviewed by Gillian French | Guests: The Center for Grieving Children and The Yellow Tulip Project | Portland Public Library, held via Zoom | 12-1pm | portlandlibrary.com/events/readyourmindnovember/

NOVEMBER 26

Metta Movement *Live* online community yoga class with SeaChange Yoga | 75-minutes, slow-moving | 9:30-10:45am | Free | Optional donations to benefit the work of SeaChange | Info and link: facebook.com/seachangeyoga/

NOVEMBER 27

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

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

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

DECEMBER 1

“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/

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

Art in The Park installations | Congress Sq. Park | November features Chris Miller’s “Martha!”- seven 3’x5’ nylon flags with perforations suspended on a halyard between light posts.

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 | Jean Wiecha: “Perception of Form” | Diane Dahlke: “Farm to Canvas, Endless Harvest” | Robin Swennes: For the Love of the Blues | Through Nov. 30 | 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.

Tom Paiement Solo Exhibition | Featuring Brown Lethem in the Side Gallery | Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | through Nov. 28

“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