Arts Calendar: November 19-29 – Portland Press Herald

A Victorian Christmas

Victoria Mansion will be open in all its seasonal glory from November 26 to January 9 for the 2021-22 holiday season. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. Photo file

Exhibitions / Galleries

David Petit, mixed media arts, until December 31, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth.

Maine Media, free online conversations on various subjects in the fields of photography, film, book arts and writing until December 8

“Transformation / Identity” until November 27 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath. Artists Jennifer Goldfinger and Kathryn Geismar.

In progress

Maine Art Collective, multimedia experience led by 14 artists from Maine using media ranging from sculpture to jewelry, painting to photography. Maine Art Collective, 18 Exchange St. Portland.

Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland: “Sagadahoc County through the Eastern Eye: Selections from the Penobscot Marine Museum”, “Begin Again: Counting Intolerance in Maine”, “Passing the Time: Works of Art by Prisoners of German War of World War II in Aroostook County, ”until December 31.

«Re | frame the collection: New Considerations in European and American Art, 1475-1875 ”, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, at December 31.

Space gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland.

“Transformations: new acquisitions of contemporary world art”, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, as of January 30.


PMA Films: “Faya Dayi”, 2 p.m. from November 19 to 21; 6:00 p.m. November 19, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland.

In progress

Apohadion Theater, virtual projections via

Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland,


Portland Art Museum: “Clifford Ross: Sightlines”, major survey of one of the world’s most prominent multimedia artists, mandatory masks for all, until January 9.

Victoria Manor, 109 Danforth Street, Portland. Open from November 26 to January 9 for holidays. Closed Mondays, Christmas and New Years.

In progress

Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswickexamines the representation of black women over the past two centuries; “New Views of the Middle Ages: Highlights from the Wyvern Collection”, until February 27, hours

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts Antidote online at

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, collections and exhibitions online at

Portland Art Museum, Congress Street,


Friday 19/11

The Smith collaboration, 7 p.m., Cadenza, Freeport. The four-piece group plays rock, blues and R&B. Free port.

Diane whitmore in concert: “Back to Class with D-Whit”, 7 pm, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Songs, stories, poems, lessons, in English and French. With special guests Tom Dube of Dube’s Music in Freeport and Jackson Giumarro, senior of Freeport High School.

Bill Staines concert, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. $ 10 to $ 23,

Under the covers, 8 p.m., Seasons Grille, 155 Riverside St., Portland. Maine’s premier party group, the third Friday of the month. To free.

Saturday 11/20

Finestkind Country Group, 7 p.m., Cadenza, Freeport.

Neighbor, 8:00 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland. $ 12 / $ 15, 21 years old and over,

Sunday 11/21

Dvořák & Elgar, 2:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland.

Starset with the word alive and all the good things, 7:30 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland,

Small feat – Visit on request with Jack Broadbent, 8 p.m. State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $ 40 to $ 85.

Monday 22/11

Spirit Monday – A Hip Hop community showcase, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. Check website for COVID policy,

Thursday 25/11

Happy people, The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland.

Friday 11/26

Pierre Albert, 7 p.m., Cadenza, Freeport. $ 18 / advance, $ 20 / door,

Ryan Blotnick Group | Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. $ 5- $ 25,

Spencer & The Walrus present Beatles Night, 8:00 p.m. State Theater, 609 Congress St, Portland. $ 22.

Defense, 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $ 15 to $ 30.50.

In progress

80s retro party, DJ rotating the last Saturday of each month, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St, Portland.

Afrobeat Saturdays: 9 p.m. Saturdays, Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland,

Darling Corey, 6 p.m. first Friday of the month through December, Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland.

Irish music evening, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland,

Karaoke, 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave., South Portland.

Theater / Dance

“Cabaret,” until November 21, at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland,

“Colors of my life”, 7:30 p.m., through November 20, The Footlights Theater, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth. What if your colorful life literally turns black and white? $ 20,

“The sleepy chaperone”, 7 p.m. November 19, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. November 29, 1 p.m. November 30, Cape Elizabeth High School Theater Department, 343 Ocean House Road, $ 5 to $ 15.

Maine Playwright Festival, open to new scripts from Maine playwrights. The deadline for submissions is November 28,

“Peter and the Starcatcher”, 7 p.m. November 18 and 19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. November 20, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick. Reverses the century-old story of how a miserable orphan becomes the boy who wouldn’t grow up (aka Peter Pan), from $ 12 to $ 15,

“In Search of Mr. Moon”, Live performances through November 21 at 7:30 p.m., airing November 17 through December 5, Portland Stage Co., 25A Forest Ave., Portland. Funny and poignant autobiographical journey to fatherhood,

Friday 19/11

MESSAGES OF Janoah Bailin, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Energetic, stimulating and educational shows for a family audience combining circus, puppetry, storytelling and dance. $ 15- $ 22,

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