Arts calendar: Dec. 24 Jan 1


Strumming in the new year

Ellis Paul and his entire group, along with several special guests, will be welcoming the New Year on January 1 at Longfellow Square in Portland. Contribution / Tim Rice

Exhibitions / Galleries

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

“Domestic fires: Liberty and captivity â€, University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. Free until January 23

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, â€until December 31.

Peace and joy, holiday exhibit at the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport Meetinghouse Arts Gallery, 40 Main St., until December 30

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

“Through the lens: Midcoast Maine”, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, until January 8.

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.

Space gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland.


Apohadion Theater, virtual projections via

Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland,


Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswickexamines the representation of black women over the past two centuries, “Transformations: New Acquisitions of Global Contemporary Art,†both through Jan. 30; “New Views of the Middle Ages: Highlights from the Wyvern Collection”, until February 27, hours

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

Victoria Manor, 109 Danforth Street, Portland. Open until January 9, closed Mondays, Christmas and New Years.

In progress

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts Antidote online at

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by reservation, Bowdoin College, 255, rue Maine, Brunswick,

Portland Art Museum, Congress Street,


Sunday 12/26

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

Monday 27/12 /

Dar Williams with Crys Matthews, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $ 45 / $ 55 on the day of.

Start Making Sense – A Tribute To Talking Heads, 8 p.m. State Theater, 609 Congress St, Portland. $ 20.

Thursday 12/30

Irish evening with the eagles, 6:30 p.m., Portland Eagles, 184 St John St., Portland. Open to the public; sign up at the bar.

Friday 12/31 /

Samples with SeepeopleS, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland,

The ghost of Paul Revere, 8:30 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. $ 30.

Saturday 1/1

Ellis Paul, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,

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.

Foundation Friday, second Friday of the month, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. Community. To dance. Music. To like. See for the time.

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.

Under the covers, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., third Friday of the month, Seasons Grille, 155 Riverside St., Portland. To free.

Theater / Dance

Disney on Ice, December 24-27, Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, $ 18- $ 115.

Good theater shows: “Who’s on vacation?” “ 7 p.m. to January 2, St. Lawrence Arts, Munjoy Hill, Portland, $ 27- $ 34,

Friday 12/31 /

New Year’s Planetarium, 6:30 p.m., Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St., Portland. $ 7 to $ 20.

A comedy of haunted history, 7 p.m., Bell Buoy Park, 72 Commercial St., Portland. Travel through the spooky corners of Portland’s Old Harbor in this haunted story comedy, $ 19.99 – $ 29.99,

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