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Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair will be held at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other fairs and sales include Maine College of Art and Design, Bradbury Mountain Arts, and more. Check out Fairs/Shows in this calendar. (Photo credit: Pamela Ames)
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BENEFITS

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

SLAP, arm wrestling
SLAPSGIVING 2021, Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland, benefit for The Land Peace Foundation, Nov. 20, Oxbow Blending & Bottling.

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/

WinterKids’ License to Chill Live Auction | Fundraiser for reaching more kids across Maine | Live music from Vinyl Tap | 6pm | $30+ | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St, Portland | winterkids.org/licensetochill/

NOVEMBER 20

SLAPSGIVING 2021 | Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland: A benefit for The Land Peace Foundation | $12 | 9pm | Masks & proof of vax required | Oxbow Blending & Bottling, 49 Washington Ave | Info and tickets at bit.ly/3Fq2Ru2

COMEDY

NOVEMBER 17

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

NOVEMBER 30

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

DANCE

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

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

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

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

FILM

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

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

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 28

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

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/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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

NOVEMBER 23

“Red Hot Maine Mammals” with The Center for Wildlife | 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth | More info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/maine-wildlife-series-3/

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

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 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. On display through January 3.

 

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/

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 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/

Grand Opening and Ribbon-cutting at Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | 11:30am-12:15pm followed by Noonday Concert Series with Ben Noyes | 12:15-12:50pm | 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

Talib Kweli | 9pm | $25 | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-
calendar-tickets/

High Tea Band, Yeah Man | 8pm-Midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.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

Genius Black’s Gem City with Kevcoast and Angelikah Fahray | 7pm | $10-$20 | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/events/

NOVEMBER 21

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

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/

THEATER

“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/

“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 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 20

“Great Lakes” by Kate Benson, presented by Too Strange to Live | $10-$15 | 7pm | The Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave | For more info and tickets, visit sforce.co/3oz9ovF

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/

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 17

Artist Talk: Tim Greenway on “Refined Resurgence” | 7-8pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/events-1/artist-talk-greenway

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 | “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