Maine Museum of Photographic Arts’ current photo series explores “the beauty in decay of an 18th century home located in Phippsburg, Maine,” as documented by Erin Little. MMPA Gallery, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 536-4114. Hours, Sunday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Saturday, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org (Erin Little, Cutting Farm #5, 2020 Inkjet print, 24 x 16 inches)
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BENEFITS

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

Speedwell Artwork Auction through Dec. 18 | Help with Speedwell’s mission to support the work of mid-to-late-career women, LGBTQ and BIPOC artists | Visit speedwellprojects.com/

DECEMBER 10

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

DECEMBER 15

MOFGA benefit night | Flatbread Company, 72 Commercial St, Portland | 772-8777 | From 5-9pm a portion of all flatbread sales will be donated to MOFGA programming for farmers.

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

“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.

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 10

“The Future Forest of Coastal Maine” | a talk by Dr. Nicholas Fisichelli | 6-7pm | presented by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Camden Public Library | To request Zoom link, email [email protected] | For more information visit bit.ly/3mz40ql

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

DECEMBER 16

Planning Your Vegetable Garden – Selecting the Right Seeds | UMaine Extension Webinar with MOFGA’s Caleb Goossen | $5 suggested donation | bit.ly/36BSjtf

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

 

“Rolling in the Yule Tide,” paintings of the Maine coast by Paul Brahms, opening Dec. 10 at Casco Bay Artisans, 68 Commercial St, Portland, 207-536-1577, cascobayartisans.com

HOLIDAY FARE

Port City Gift Swap, a fun initiative by Portland Buy Local to help support local business while promoting connection and community | Learn more at giftswap.portlandbuylocal.org/

DECEMBER 11

Holiday Show | Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport, Meetinghouse Arts | 10am | 5 Depot St, Freeport | Info at bit.ly/3qsQK95

DECEMBER 13

Virtual Holiday Book Fair | Maine Authors Publishing | Through Dec. 15 | Free giftwrapping, prizes | Percentage of fair proceeds to benefit Maine Humanities Council’s Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book | visit maineauthorspublishing.com/holidayfair/

DECEMBER 15

Wreath-Making Workshop | MOFGA | with Ruby Nelson of Pine Root Farm, Steep Falls | 5-6pm online | $15, $10 MOFGA members | mofga.org/MOFGA-Events/wreath-making-workshop

LITERARY ARTS

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/

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

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

DECEMBER 10

“Coming Together” | Palaver Strings Beehive Chamber Series | Maya French and Jesse MacDonald | Livestream | 7-9pm | $30 suggested donation | More info and to register: bit.ly/3okqQT5

Colin Meloy of The Decemberists | Live from the Farm Livestream | 8:30pm | $20 adv, $25 day-of | $1/ticket donated to Fair Fight Action | statetheatreportland.com/events

90’s Night w/ Caroline Cotter & Friends | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

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

SoundCheck: Castlebay Free Livestream from Camden Opera House | 7:30-8:30pm | “’Tis Winter Now – Christmas in New England” |  Free but donations to COH’s Community Arts Fund encouraged | No link required | facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

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/

DECEMBER 17

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

Mallett Brothers Band Trio | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 18

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

Samuel James | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 19

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

DECEMBER 20

The Bowdoin International Music Festival presents The Ying Quartet: Beethoven Cycle Part II | 4-5pm | Information at bowdoinfestival.org/event/

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm | Livestream | 7pm | Livestreamed on Facebook | info at cadenzafreeport.com

DECEMBER 21

Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes | A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream | 9pm | $20  | statetheatreportland.com/events

Emily Bodley | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 22

Dan Blakeslee | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DECEMBER 23

Ben Cosgrove | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | 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

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

“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 10-13

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) | Streamed through Broadway on Demand’s ShowShare platform | Brought to you by Theater at Monmouth | $24 | More info and link at bit.ly/3lY6Jse

DECEMBER 11-12

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

DECEMBER 18

[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

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

DECEMBER 10

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

“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.

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: [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