Greenhut Galleries, Rocket BunnyRocket Bunny, mixed media, Michael Stasiuk
"The Art of Narrative" is a group exhibition running through Nov. 27 at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. See Visual Arts for more info. (Image: Rocket Bunny, mixed media, by Michael Stasiuk)
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BENEFITS

NOVEMBER 10

Celebrating Diversity in Maine – Calendar Release Party by Chance to Advance and Office of Maine Refugee Services | Proceeds benefit CTA Student Scholarship Program | $25 | 5:30-7:30pm | Aura, 121 Center St | bit.ly/3aYTd4A

NOVEMBER 16

BROADWAY – A Tribute to the 1990s | Annual Fundraiser for Good Theater, Nov. 16-21 | $27-$45 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St | Tickets and show schedule at bit.ly/3CrR8u7

NOVEMBER 17

Maine’s Harvest & Bounty: Celebrate the Season with Historic Barns, Orchards, and Indigenous Settlements | Annual Gala benefit for Maine Preservation, with auction and raffle | 6pm | $25/group | Virtual event | Info at mainepreservation.org/gala

NOVEMBER 19

Museum of Beadwork Online Auction | Thru Nov. 21 | Fundraiser for museum opening in 2022 | To view auction and learn more, visit museumofbeadwork.org/

COMEDY

NOVEMBER 12

Justin McKinney | 7pm | $20-$25+ | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

NOVEMBER 17

Jacksfilms Presents: YIAY Live! | 8pm | $25+ | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

DANCE

NOVEMBER 12

“Songs from the Edge of This Dream” | Dani Robbins dance-theater made on Mount Desert Island | Followed by artists talkback | 7-8:30pm | $10-$25 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | bit.ly/2ZZb1Ks

NOVEMBER 18

Music from the Sole: “Partido” | Portland Ovations, presented in partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance | 7pm | Westbrook Performing Arts Center | More info at bit.ly/3q5OXJo

FAIRS/SHOWS

NOVEMBER 19

Maine College of Art & Design Holiday Sale | Online thru Dec. 10 | All purchases support participating artists and MECA&D students | Visit mecashop.meca.edu/

NOVEMBER 20

Made in Maine Craft Show | Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen | Nov. 20-21 | Sat 9-4, Sun 10-3 | Mt. Ararat High School, 73 Eagles Way, Topsham | Free admission

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair | 9am-2pm | Crafts, food, more | Masks required indoors | North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Rd, N. Yarmouth | FMI 829-3644

Holly Days Fair | 10am-1pm | Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd, Falmouth

Bradbury Mountain Arts Holiday Show | Nov. 20-21 | Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4 | Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Rd, Pownal | Masks required

FILM

Virtual Maine Jewish Film Festival | Nov. 6-14 | 17 features & documentaries | $10+ | Filmmaker conversations available for many films | More information at mjff.org/2021-virtual-maine-jewish-film-festival/

NOVEMBER 10

“Bounty” Film Screening | Live Online World Premiere, part of the Begin Again Series in partnership with Upstander Project & Portland Press Herald | 7pm via Zoom | More info and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

“The Two Sights” | Exploring the tradition of second sight in Scotland, preceded by Salt Institute short documentary, “Keep My Eyes Open” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/event/the-two-sights/

Monitor: Cross Examination | Short films in collaboration with Space Gallery curated by Sophie Macher | 7pm | More info: space538.org/uncategorized/monitor-cross-examination/

NOVEMBER 11

“Stoke the Fire” | 7:30pm | $10-$20 | State Theatre, 609 Congress St, Portland | portlandhouseofmusic.com/

NOVEMBER 17

Sustainability Series: “Voices from the Barrens” | Film screening and discussion | 5:30-7:30pm via Zoom | Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative | Info at portlandlibrary.com/events/voices-from-the-barrens/

NOVEMBER 18

“Fire Music: The Story of Free Jazz” | Co-presented with Portland Conservatory of Music’s Dimensions in Jazz | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/fire-music/

NOVEMBER 23

Moonlight Cinema: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off | $8+ | Arrive 5-5:30pm | Brick South Beer Garden, Thompson’s Point | thompsonspoint.com/calendar/moonlight-cinema-ferris-buellers-day-off

NOVEMBER 24

Moonlight Cinema: Home Alone | $8+ | Arrive 5-5:30pm | Brick South Beer Garden, Thompson’s Point | thompsonspoint.com/calendar/moonlight-cinema-home-alone

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

NOVEMBER 15

Mechanics Hall Labor Series | The John Neal Address: A Call to Labor, 1831 to 2021 | 7-8pm via Zoom | $8; free for members | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | Info and link at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

NOVEMBER 17

“Voices of Maine’s Lost Synagogues” | Live virtual panel discussion with Q&A | 7pm | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress | Register at bit.ly/3BPb5tR

“The Wreck of the Steamship Portland” – Rediscovering the Titanic of New England | A Talk with Dr. Calvin Mires | 7-8pm, Free via Zoom | Info, registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

“What is American?” | Virtual panel discussion about Walker Evans’ images | 6-7pm | Free | Portland Museum of Art | More info at portlandmuseum.org/eventscalendar/what-is-american

ONGOING

Osher Map Library’s Monday Map Lunch Series | Every Monday thru June, 2022 | 12pm | Free, open to public | Zoom event with limited participants | Register at oshermaps.org/news

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Portland Chapter | First Saturday of every month | 9-10:30am | Free | email to receive link: [email protected] | To learn more, visit citizensclimatelobbymaine.weebly.com/ | 415-6556

HEALTH/SUPPORT

NOVEMBER 16

Ask The Experts: “Getting Through The Holidays when Your Heart is Broken” | Informational webinar with Carol Schoneberg, Bereavement Counselor, Hospice of Southern Maine | 11:30am-noon | Register at bit.ly/3Cr9tr1

Relaxation Meditation | 12-1pm | $8, free for members | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Space is limited, information at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

NOVEMBER 23

Relaxation Meditation | 12-1pm | $8, free for members | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Space is limited, information at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

ONGOING

The Opportunity Alliance Senior Volunteers Program seeks senior companion volunteers over the age of 55 to help in Cumberland and York counties | Qualifying volunteers receive a stipend | More information at opportunityalliance.org/senior-companion-program

OUTMaine Youth Programs for LGBTQ+ youth | Weekly programs, retreats, leadership, support | Free | outmaine.org/

Remote Support Groups, Mon-Thurs, hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | For info and schedules visit namimaine.org/remotesupportgroups

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

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Weekly support group as well as mom-to-mom support on an ongoing basis | Fridays 10am | Free to Maine residents | Private facebook group with Doula/Lactation consultant, bit.ly/3wgsycS

LITERARY ARTS

NOVEMBER 14

“The Light of Days” The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos | Judy Batalion | 8-9pm | $10 virtual for members, $12 for nonmembers | mainejewish.org/inspire_events/

NOVEMBER 17

“The Personal Librarian” | Virtual book talk with Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray | 7pm | $5; free for members | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | Info and link at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

NOVEMBER 18

“People Want to Live” | Farah Ali with Phuc Tran | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event | More info at bit.ly/3qfk5pE

NOVEMBER 19

“The Ballad of Dinah Caldwell” | Kate Brauning with Kat Ellis | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event | More info at bit.ly/3mKgb6h

NOVEMBER 23

Literary Lunch: Ravi Shankar discusses “Correctional” | 12-1pm via Zoom | Portland Public Library | Info at bit.ly/3EOd2IW

ONGOING

Guerilla Poetry Whoop | Thomas Memorial Library: Poets and poetry enthusiasts group meeting every second Thurs of the month | 6:30pm via Zoom | More info and registration at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/poetry-at-tml/

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 Historical Society | 489 Congress | Timed admission | Members free, public $10 | 207-774-1822 | mainehistory.org

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | skylinefarm.org

Maine Jewish Museum, The Pumpkin Patch
“The Sun Went Down Over The Garden,” colored pencil, by June Atkin, one of three new exhibitions at the Maine Jewish Museum with Opening Reception on Nov. 18.

 

Maine Jewish Museum | Arthur Fink, Michael Droge, PSBL, thru Nov 12 | Opening reception for new exhibitions on Nov. 18, 5-7pm | 267 Congress St, Portland | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Tate House Museum | Tours on the hour thru October | 1267 Westbrook St, Portland | Masks required | Tickets and more info online, tatehouse.org/

MUSIC

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | For performance and ticket information, visit chocolatechurcharts.org/

One Longfellow Square | 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Portland House of Music | 25 Temple St, Portland | for schedule of shows, visit portlandhouseofmusic.com

Portland Symphony Orchestra | For concert, venue and ticket information visit portlandsymphony.org

State Theatre | 609 Congress | For up-to-date concert information, visit statetheatreportland.com/

NOVEMBER 11

Eleanor Buckland (of Lula Wiles) | $16-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Cumberland Crossing & Bluegrass Jam Session | 7-11:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress | portcityblue.com

Rhythm & Babes w/ Sidney The Singer, Hannah Harleen & Brit Martin | 9 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

NOVEMBER 12

Mark Erelli & Mary Bragg | $15-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Baby Baby, Strainer, (New England) Patriots | 8pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaccination required | $5-$15 | theapohadiontheater.com/

Sound Check: Tom DiMenna sings Cat Stevens | 7:30pm | Free facebook livestream or in-person $10 at Camden Opera House | Info at camdenoperahouse.com/shows

The Music of Fleetwood Mac, Night 1 | 8pm | $18-25 | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | portlandhouseofmusic.com/

Cilla Bonnie, Head to the Roots, el malo | 6pm-Midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Spud Cannon w/ The Bumbling Woohas & The House Flies | 9 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

NOVEMBER 13

Novel Jazz Septet kicks off UUCB Concerts for a Cause | 7:30pm | $15-$18, students $10 | Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St, Brunswick | More information at uubrunswick.org/events/novel-jazz-septet/

Noonday Concert Series: The Joe Fonda Quartet – Dimensions in Jazz | 7:30pm | $5-$25 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3G7TH6S

Lotus Land – A Tribute to Rush | 9pm | $15+ | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

Country Roads | Modern & Classic Country Covers | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 adv / $20 door | cadenzafreeport.com

The Music of Fleetwood Mac, Night 2 | 8pm | $18-25 | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | portlandhouseofmusic.com/

Carl Dimow Quartet, Eat The Rich, Scott Kiefner | 6pm-Midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

“Bookends” | DaPonte String Quartet | 3-4:30pm | $25 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | bit.ly/3o7QlZw

The Hot Chocheys w/ The Humans Being & Whalom Park | 8 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

NOVEMBER 14

Horse Jumper Of Love w/ Wednesday and TAGABOW | 7pm | $15 | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and vaxx required | theapohadiontheater.com/

Laine Hardy | 8pm | $25 | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

Jazz hosted by Clifford Cameron & Friends | 4pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 / $10 students | cadenzafreeport.com

Laurie Jones, Jenny Van West & Special Guests | 5-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

NOVEMBER 16

Native Isles | 7-8:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

NOVEMBER 17

USM Jazz Combos | $5-$10 | 7pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Half Waif with Lightning Bug | 8pm | $12-$14 | SPACE, 538 Congress St, Portland | space538.org/event/half-waif/

The Napper Tandies | 7-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

NOVEMBER 18

The Portland Jazz Orchestra | $7-$10 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Noonday Concert Series: Ben Noyes | 12:15-12:50pm | By donation | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3nUBxwU

Say Darling | 7-8:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Dan Blakeslee w/ Coyote Island | 9 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

NOVEMBER 19

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards | $14-$18 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Choro Louco, High Tea Band, Yeah Man | 6pm-Midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

The Smith Collaboration | Rock, Blues, R&B, Soul | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

Take Over Fire, Adlt Grrrl, Sidebody | 8pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaccination required | theapohadiontheater.com/

Bill Staines | Folk singer, songwriter | 7:30pm | $20-$23, children $10 | Vaxx & mask | First Congregational Church UCC, 301 Cottage Rd, So. Portland | Ticket and info at staines.brownpapertickets.com/

Joshua Eden w/ Connor Garvey presented by Finestkind Music | 9 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

NOVEMBER 20

State Theatre Presents: Joe Henry | $35-$40 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Tracy McMullen, Soggy Po’ Boys, Ryan Devlin Quartet | 6pm-Midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Lisa/Liza, Greg Jamie, The Spookfish | 8pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaccination required | theapohadiontheater.com/

The Finest Country Band | Country, Blues, Honky-Tonk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

Talons of Spring w/ Fat Randy | 9 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

NOVEMBER 21

Alice Limoges, An Overnight Low | 5-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

NOVEMBER 23

Son of the White Mare | 7pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaccination | theapohadiontheater.com/

NOVEMBER 24

Zeta, Bumbling WooHas, Ceschi, Myles Bullen | 7pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | $10 | Masks and proof of vaccination | theapohadiontheater.com/

THEATER

King Friday's Dungeon Puppet Slam, Mayo Street Arts
King Friday’s Dungeon Puppet Slam, Nov. 12-13, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. See Theater for more info and link.

Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan” | A comedy of manners by Rob Urbinati | Through Nov. 14 | $27-$34 | Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | More info at goodtheater.com/

“Mouse on the Move” | Thru Nov. 14 | $15 | Maddy’s Theatre, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Rd, Portland | More info and tickets at kitetails.org/mouse-on-the-move

“Do Not Move Stones” | Digital Premiere | 7-8:30pm | On Demand thru Nov 13 | ISLE Theater Company, Settlement Quarry | More info and free registration at bit.ly/2YVADaA

“The Colors of My Life” by Celia Lewis | Thru Nov. 20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | For more info, call 747-5434 or visit thefootlightstheatre.com/

“Cabaret!” |  Mature audiences | Thru Nov. 21 | Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm | $20 | The Portland Players Theater, 420 Cottage Rd, So. Portland |  Info and tickets at portlandplayers.org/

NOVEMBER 11

“All Together Now!” | Music Theatre International event celebrating local theater | Presented by Freeport HS Theatre Arts | Nov 11-13, 7pm; Nov 14, 2pm | $10, $5 students | Masks and 75% capacity limit | Freeport Performing Arts Ctr, 30 Holbrook St, Freeport | bit.ly/3nBCyKq

NOVEMBER 12

King Friday’s Dungeon Puppet Slam | Nov. 12-13 | 7-8:30pm | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | $15-$22 | More info at tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/596822/#

“She Kills Monsters” | By Qui Nguyen, directed by Megan Tripaldi | Nov. 12-21 | USM Department of Theatre | Russell Hall, Gorham Campus, 37 College Ave, Gorham | More info at usm.maine.edu/theatre/2021-2022-usm-theatre-season

NOVEMBER 13

“All Together Now!” | Music Theatre International event celebrating local theater | Presented by Lyric Music Theater & Portland Players | $20 | Nov 13-15, Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm | Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St, South Portland | lyricmusictheater.org/

Birdlesque, a Phlegm/Smart production | $15-$20 | 9pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaxx required | theapohadiontheater.com/

NOVEMBER 18

“The Drowsy Chaperone” presented by CEHS Theater Boosters | Singing, dancing flappers, gangsters, movie stars and monkeys | Nov. 18-21 | $15 adults, $5 students | Cape Elizabeth HS, 343 Ocean House Rd | Tickets and info at showtix4u.com/event-details/57743

NOVEMBER 24

“Who’s Holiday” | The story of Cindy Lou Who since meeting the Grinch | Thru Dec. 5 | $27-$34 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St | Tickets and show schedule at goodtheater.ticketspice.com/wh

VISUAL ARTS

“Illustrated Monsters by Monster Illustrators” | Thru Dec. 24 | Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq | Info at portlandlibrary.com/events/first-friday-art-walk-monsters/

NOVEMBER 10

Peregrine Press @ 30, Artist Tour | Mary K. Brennan leads guided tour | 4-5pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

NOVEMBER 18

Opening reception for “Myth” | 5-7pm | Exhibit runs through Jan. 15 | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

Opening reception for 3 new exhibitions: “Dialogue” “The Pumpkin Patch” “Sojourn Israel” | 5-7pm | Thru Jan. 3 | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress | mainejewishmuseum.org

ONGOING

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | chocolatechurcharts.org/

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “Peregrine Press @ 30” thru Nov. 13 | “Maine Coast Sojourn” thru Nov. 13 | “Eau, The Water” thru Nov. 27 | “Refined Resurgence”  thru Dec. 11 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com

Grant Wahlquist Gallery | 30 City Center | W-Sat 11-6 | Henri Paul Broyard Jamboree | Through Aug. 17 | grantwahlquist.com/

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | “The Art of Narrative” thru Nov. 27 | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | Visit greenhutgalleries.com/

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | “Monitor: Surveillance, Data, and the New Panoptic” thru Dec. 10 | bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Serenity” thru Nov. 28 | Daily 10am-5pm | Free | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19 | Osher Map Gallery, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland | Free, timed entry | For more info and to schedule a visit: oshermaps.org/news | Through Nov. 30

“MMPA Antidote” | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts virtual newsletter featuring Maine art and artists | Updated regularly with photographs, interviews, reviews, Q&As | Visit mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery | Annual exhibit showcasing artwork by members of The Union of Maine Visual Arts | Thru November | Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org/

UNE Art Gallery | 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | “Home Fires,” part of the statewide “Freedom and Captivity” exhibition partnership | Thru Jan. 23 | bit.ly/2XhtukB