Cove Street Arts, in collaboration with Indigo Arts Alliance, will host an exhibition early in 2021 of patchwork quilts handmade in India by the Siddis, descendents of early African immigrants and enslaved Africans. See Cove Street Arts’ website for a sneak peek, including a few of the quilts that are available for sale now. Proceeds will help support the Siddi quilters and Indigo Arts Alliance. Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland, Mon.-Fri.10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 masks required, covestreetarts.com (Sarah K. Khan photo)
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BENEFITS

“Celebrating Diversity in Maine” 2021 Calendar | Proceeds support scholarships for first generation refugee youth pursuing higher education | More info at ChanceToAdvanceME.org

Annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash goes virtual | organized by the Natural Resources Council of Maine to benefit Climate Action | Participate Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 at location of your choice | $50 registration | Chance to win prizes | Information at nrcm.salsalabs.org/dipdash/index.html

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

COMEDY

DECEMBER 31

James Theberge and Ian Stuart | Dinner and a Show | 7-9pm | $50 | Stroudwater Distillery | 4 Thompsons Pt | bit.ly/34kXuME

DANCE

DECEMBER 31

Funk You, 2020! A Mad Horse New Year’s Eve Virtual House Party | Zoom break-out rooms with dancing, cocktails and more | 8-10pm | Tickets start at $5 | madhorse.com/virtual-events

FILM

“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

Common Ground Fair Livestream Recordings | If you missed the fair, you can watch it online at mofga.org/ | Learn to make sauerkraut: bit.ly/3lTSQez | Listen to keynote speakers Winona LaDuke, Leah Penniman, Barbara Damrosh: bit.ly/
3qBj5ds | and more.

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

Holiday Display of Lights at LLBean | Holiday lights, music, interactive walk to learn about global traditions | Daily 5-9pm | Free | 95 Main St, Freeport

LITERARY ARTS

’Twas the Night Before Christmas | video recording hosted by The Public Theatre in Lewiston with Maine illustrator Matt Tavares and Maine fiddler Greg Boardman | Free | Visit thepublictheatre.org.

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 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/

Christmas with Kennerley | Home for the Holidays with the Kotzschmar Organ | Available online through Dec. 28 | Pay-what-you-can, starting at $10 | foko.org | program notes and tickets at bit.ly/3p5gTcm

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

“Sacred Resonance” Kennedy Center Arts Across America | Portland Ovations with Indigo Arts | On Demand | Through Dec. 31 | Info and links at portlandovations.org

Cellist John Bennett | Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM | Through Dec. 30

Boy Singers of Maine | Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM | Through Dec. 30

DECEMBER 23

Ben Cosgrove | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 26

Winter Recital Celebration | Palaver Music Center | Featuring kindergarten and first-grade students from the After-School Strings Program | Pre-recorded and premiered live | 6-7pm | More info at palaverstrings.org/events/fall-recital

Brad Terry and Peter Herman | Jazz duet | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

DECEMBER 29

Town Meeting | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 31

Lucinda Williams | It’s Only Rock and Roll: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones | 8pm | $20 | statetheatreportland.com/events

JANUARY 1

O Radiant Dawn: A ChoralArt New Year | 12pm | Free | Through Jan. 31 | Information at choralart.org/concerts-events/

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

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 Child’s Christmas in Wales” | Online presentation by the Freeport Players on YouTube | Donations appreciated | For link and more info visit fcponline.org | Available through Jan. 6

“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

“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/

[email protected] | Plays of Futures Passed Series, Theater at Monmouth | Join Austen’s characters as they tweet, messsage and blog in this fun adaptation | Dec. 18-24 | $25 / student $20 | 48-Hour Rental | Info and link at theateratmonmouth.org/plays/plays-of-futures-passed/

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

JANUARY 1

Mayo Street Arts Pop-Up Gallery | 67 Washington Ave, Portland | Two exhibits curated by June Fitzpatrick through Feb. 26 | for more info visit mayostreetarts.org/2020/12/11/msa-pop-up-gallery/

ONGOING

Splay | curated  by Kelly McConnell and Ashley Page | through Jan. 16 | Able Baker Contemporary | 29 Forest Ave, Portland | Open Fri/Sat 3-5:30pm | ablebakercontemporary.com\

Cyanotype | through Feb. 20, 2021 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | covestreetarts.com

Greenhut Galleries Holiday Show | Through Jan. 30, 2021 | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | greenhutgalleries.com/exhibitions-events/holidayshow2020

“Rolling in the Yule Tide” | Paintings of the Maine coast by Paul Brahms | Casco Bay Artisans | 68 Commercial St, Portland | 11am-6pm | cascobayartisans.com

“Barns, Farms, & Other Work Structures” | Janice L. Moore Virtual Gallery Exhibition | Now through Dec. 31 | 15% of sales proceeds to benefit Maine Recovery Fund | bit.ly/2Hqe6dq

“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.

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

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.

“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