Cove Street Arts
Sarah McRae Morton's "The Read the Hooves and the Heart" is part of the exhibit, “Myth,” running through Jan. 15 at Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland.
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COMEDY

NOVEMBER 30

Couch to Mic Comedy Show | 7pm | $12-$15 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | Tickets at stlawrencearts.org/

DANCE

NOVEMBER 26

“The Nutcracker” | Maine State Ballet | Thru Dec. 5 | $20-$70 | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | More info at mainestateballet.org/the-nutcracker

FAIRS/SHOWS

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 26

Home for the Holidays Craft Show | Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen | Nov. 26-27: Fri 10-4, Sat 9-4 | Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Dr, Scarborough | Free admission

NOVEMBER 28

Maker’s Market at the Point | Support local farms, artisans, more | 10am-3pm | Thompson’s Point, Portland | thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

DECEMBER 1

Maine Authors Publishing Virtual Holiday Book Fair | 5:30-6:30pm livestream with 5 authors and free book give-away | Fair runs thru Dec. 3 | For more info, visit maineauthorspublishing.com/holidayfair/

DECEMBER 3

“Art on the Hill” Society for East End Arts | Dec 3-5 | Glasswork, pottery, iron work, paintings, clothing, natural products, more | East End School, 195 North St, Portland | More at seaportland.org/events/ and also at facebook.com/seaportlandme/

DECEMBER 4

Walnut Hill Holiday Craft Show | Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen | 9am-4pm | Westcustogo Hall, Memorial Highway, #120, North Yarmouth | Free admission

FILM

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

NOVEMBER 27

“Smoulder” | Followed by live performances by Peach Hat, Lahnah, Minturn Pilot | 7pm | $5-$10 | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaxx | theapohadiontheater.com/

NOVEMBER 28

“The Battle of Algiers” | 1966 masterpiece | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/event/the-battle-of-algiers/

Hanukkah Film Festival | Streaming thru Dec. 5 | $36 | For more info, visit Jewish Community Alliance of Maine, bit.ly/3FyzrKB

DECEMBER 1

“I Was a Simple Man” | Ghost story of an elderly man facing the end of life | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/event/i-was-a-simple-man/

DECEMBER 8

“Keyboard Fantasies” | The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story (film) with Kafari | 7pm music, 8pm film | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/events/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Tuition-Free Classes December and January | Offered by New Ventures Maine, an education and economic development program through UMA System | For more info and to sign up, call 800-442-2092 or visit bit.ly/NVMEClasses

NOVEMBER 27

Eyes on Owls | 3 in-person live outdoor owl shows | Advance tickets | 10:30-11:15am for younger audience, 12:30pm & 2:30pm all ages | $12-$28 | Gilsland Farm, Falmouth | Details and tickets at bit.ly/3HyWLJS

DECEMBER 2

Lecture by WGM Sabina Foisor, US Women’s Chess Champion | 7pm, limited tickets | Maine Craft Portland, 521 Congress St | $20 | For tickets and info on blitz matches, visit chessmaine.org/events

DECEMBER 7

Marsh Ecology with seasonal field naturalist Madeleine Ferguson | In-person, indoors | $5 members / $7 non-members | 6-7pm | Gilsland Farm Audubon, Falmouth | maineaudubon.org/news/events/marsh-ecology/

“A Path Forward From Divisiveness” | Interview with Mark Gerzon followed by discussion | Virtual and in-person | 6:30-8:30pm | Free | Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough | Register: scarboroughlibrary.org/events/authors-library/path-forward

DECEMBER 8

“Sustainability Series: COP26 and Maine” | One Mainer’s Adventure at the UN Climate Change Conference | 5:30pm via Zoom | Portland Public Library | Info at portlandlibrary.com/events/cop26-and-maine/

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

Veterans Membership Drive | American Legion Munjoy Hill Post 161, 42 Atlantic St, Portland | Have a beverage and check out our Post | Saturdays 10am-4pm | For more info, call 772-9314

HEALTH/SUPPORT

DECEMBER 7

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

“Talk Saves Lives” | An Introduction to Suicide Prevention, with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention | 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | For more info and link, visit bit.ly/30AiVeh

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 29

Matt Tavares discusses “Dasher” | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event | More info at bit.ly/3oAL2BX

DECEMBER 2

“Atlas of the Heart” Book Launch with Dr. Brené Brown | 8pm via Zoom | $30 includes book | Longfellow Books | For more info and tickets, visit bit.ly/30FiI91

DECEMBER 3

Barbara Kingsolver in conversation with Ann Patchett | 5:30pm | $5-$20 donation, free for members | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Register for Zoom link at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

DECEMBER 7

Book Talk with Phil Nadeau | “The Unlikeliness of it All” | 7pm, Free via Zoom | Info, registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

“No Time Like the Future” Michael J. Fox and Willie Geist | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event | More info at bit.ly/2YUtwzE

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 | Current exhibits: “Dialogue” “The Pumpkin Patch” “Sojourn Israel” | 267 Congress St, Portland | mainejewishmuseum.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 24

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

Sparks the Rescue Reunion Show | 8pm | $15 | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

NOVEMBER 25

Frank Fotusky, KF3-Vibing on a Thursday! | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

NOVEMBER 26

Model Airplane’s Annual Funksgiving Nov. 26-27 | 8pm | $20 or 2-night pass $35 | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St, Portland | bit.ly/30bcJsr

Peter Albert | Acoustic guitar | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

Roy David, Samuel James, OLP | 6pm-Midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Portland Stripped: Brooke Binion, Maximus Hansen, Reesa Wood & Harry James | 9 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave, Portland | suntikistudios.com

NOVEMBER 27

Blues Prophets | $15-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | Info at onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Bess Jacques | Jazz, indie pop originals | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

Sherrie Phair Trio, Brian Shankar Adler & Mike Effenburger | 6-9:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Nuclear Bootz w/ Peach Hat & Paul Jarvis | 9 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

Tusk – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute | 9pm | $15+ | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

Ryan Blotnick Band | Dimensions in Jazz | $5-$25 | 8-9:30pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3oCqR6v

NOVEMBER 28

Portland Rossini Club | Concert at the Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St, Portland | 3-4pm | $10-$15 suggested, students free | Masks and proof of vax |
rossiniclub.org/event-calendar/

NOVEMBER 30

Bill Frisell solo | 6-7:30pm and 9-10:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

DECEMBER 2

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble, Showmen’s Rest | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Noonday Concert Series: Robert Gans | Piano | 12:15-12:50pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | bit.ly/3Fnpv6z

DECEMBER 3

Maia Sharp & Catie Curtis | $30-$40 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | Info at onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Darlin’ Corey, SCOBY | 6pm-Midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

TŌTH w/ Dominic Lavoie | 9 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

The Collins Band | Blues & Americana | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

DECEMBER 4

Michael Beling | 6-7:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Borderlines with Crunchboat & The Gubs | 9 pm | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

Palaver Strings | Beehive Chamber Series: The First Course | $15+ | 3:30-5:30pm, 7-8:30pm | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | bit.ly/3x0hIJ0

Christmas at the Cathedral with Choralart | $25+ | Students $10+ |  7:30pm | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St | bit.ly/3conXg0

Anni Clark | Folk/Blues/Pop | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

DECEMBER 5

Portland Trumpet Ensemble | $18-$20, kids free | 3-5pm | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | freeportartsandculture.org/event/portland-trumpet-ensemble/

Christmas at the Cathedral with Choralart | $25+ | Students $10+ | 2:30pm and 7:30pm | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St | Info and tickets at bit.ly/3conXg0

DECEMBER 6

Man on Man | 7:30pm | $12-15 | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/events/

DECEMBER 7

Advance Base, Dear Nora, Lisa/Liza | 7:30pm | $12-$15 | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | theapohadiontheater.com/

DECEMBER 8

“Keyboard Fantasies” | The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story (film) with Kafari | 7pm music, 8pm film | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/events/

Eliza Edens / Silver Heels | 7:30pm | $5-$10 | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks & vaxx proof | theapohadiontheater.com/

Irish Session | 9-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Mad Horse
“Dying to Know” by David Butler plays through Dec. 12 at Mad Horse Theatre Co., 24 Mosher St., South Portland. For link to tickets and more info, see listing below.

THEATER

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

DECEMBER 1

“HUMBUG! A Spirited Christmas Carol” by Michael S. Tobin | Thru Dec. 22 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | For more info, call 747-5434 or visit thefootlightstheatre.com/

DECEMBER 2

“Dying to Know” by David Butler | Exploring our struggle to come to terms with death | Thru Dec. 12 | “Pay what you decide” | Mad Horse Theatre Co, 24 Mosher St, South Portland | More info at madhorse.com

DECEMBER 8

12th Night: A Holiday Celebration of Shakespeare & Song | Free, or by donation $20/person-$40/family | Thru Dec. 18 | Wed-Fri 6:30pm, Sat 2pm | Fenix Theatre, Stevens Square Community Center, 631 Stevens Ave, Portland | fenixtheatre.com/#!

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/

DECEMBER 2

Opening reception: “Great and Small” | 5-7pm | Cove St. Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | On exhibit thru Jan. 15 | covestreetarts.com | 808-8911

DECEMBER 3

UMVA Members Exhibit | Annual exhibit showcasing artwork by members of The Union of Maine Visual Arts | Thru December | UMVA Gallery in the Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | theumva.org/

Holiday Offerings Annual Exhibit | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St. | Free | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

ONGOING

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

Cove St. Arts | “Eau, The Water” thru Nov. 27 | “Refined Resurgence”  thru Dec. 11 | “Myth” thru Jan. 15 | 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