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City Theater in Biddeford, 205 Main St. A Charlie Brown Christmas, through Dec. 17. 282-0849

Footlights Theatre, Falmouth. A Christmas Carol, Dec. 2, 5-8, 13-15, 19-21. 747-5434

Good Theater, 76 Congress St. Shear Madness, Jan. 10-Mar. 11. 835-0895

Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. Carrie, Feb. 9-25, 2018. 799-1421

Mad Horse Theatre, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. One Flea Spare, Jan. 18-Feb. 4. 747-4148

Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Rte. 1, Falmouth. Tap, Tap, Jazz, Jan. 20-27. 781-7672

Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit. White Christmas, through Dec. 17. 646-5511

Penobscot Theatre Company, 131 Main St., Bangor. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Dec. 7-30. 942-3333

Saco River Theater, 9 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. A Christmas Carol, Dec. 10. 929-6472

Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. Christmas Spectacular, Dec. 1-17. 642-3743

The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd., South Portland. A Christmas Story, Dec. 1-17. 799-7337

Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, through Dec. 24. 774-0465


Bates College Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying, through Mar. 23. 786-6158

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick. Dmitri Baltermants: Documenting and Staging a Soviet Reality, through Jan. 7; Constructing Revolution: Soviet Propaganda Posters from between the World Wars, through Feb. 11; Art from the Northern Plains, through July 15. 725-3275

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., Rockland. Heather Lyon: Milk, Roll, Wrap, through Dec. 17. 701-5005

Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville. Leah Modigliani: How Long Can We Tolerate This?, through Jan. 7; Bird Watching: Audubon and Ornithology in Early America, through Feb. 4. 859-5600

Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. Andrew Wyeth at 100, through Dec. 31; Marguerite Zorach–An Art-Filled Life, through Jan. 18; Other Voices, through Feb. 18. 596-6457

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St. 40th Anniversary Celebration: Holiday Show, through Dec. 31. 772-2693

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Kathy Weinberg and Jeffrey Ackerman, through Jan. 7. 443-1416

Maine Maritime Museum, 234 Washington St., Bath. Shipshape: Decoration and Advertising in the Merchant Fleet, through Feb. 25; Pull Together: Maritime Maine in the 1914-1918 Great War, through May 6. 443-1416

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 314 Forest Ave., “We might climb a tree, at least.” H.D. Thoreau Bicentennial Celebration, through Jan. 27; Where the Map Takes You: The Intersection of Cartography and Creativity at the Osher Map Library, through Mar. 10. 331-6622

MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland. ICA Gallery: Off the Wall, Jan. 17 – Feb. 23; You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes, Mar. 8 – Apr. 20. 775-3052

Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq. Child’s Play, through Dec. 17; Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, through Jan. 28. 775-6148

Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. Liz Miller’s Mendacious Veracity, through Jan. 6; Alyssa Freitas’s Here/Now, through Jan. 6. 828-5600

UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave. “Ahead of Her Time:” The Life and Work of Nancy Hemenway Barton, through Dec. 20; Opening Reception for Images of Children: Period and Contemporary Photographs, Jan. 11. 221-4499

Portland Printmakers Winter Print Crawl:

Running with Scissors, 250 Anderson St. 5th Annual RWS Holiday Pop-Up Shop & Open Studios Events, Dec. 8-9. 828-5600

Pickwick Independent Press, 536 Congress St.  Saturday, December 9-10. 358-9375

Peregrine Press, 61 Pleasant St. Saturday, December 9. 781-385


Aura, 121 Center St. Cam’ron, Dec. 14; Dispatch, Dec. 15; Spose Presents: PDANK XMAS, Dec. 16; Tusk, Dec. 28; Pink Talking Fish, Dec. 29; Gary Gulman, Dec. 30; Satisfaction, Jan. 18, 2018. 772-8274

Blue, 650 Congress St. Irish Sessions, every Wed; The Happy Hour, every Thurs; Jazz at Blue, every Sat. 774-4111.

Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square. Disney on Ice Presents Frozen, Dec. 21-24. 775-3458

Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor. Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour, Mar. 10.  358-9327

Empire, 575 Congress St. Tribute to Third Eye Blind, Dec. 9. 747-5063

Frontier, 14 Maine St, Brunswick. String Tide, Dec.13; Nihco Gallo, Dec. 20; Darlin’ Corey, Dec. 27. 725-5222

Jonathan’s Ogunquit, 92 Bournes Ln., Ogunquit. Sawyer Fredericks, Dec. 16; New Year’s Eve Gala, Dec. 31. 646-4526

Maine Academy of Modern Music, 125 Presumpscot St. MAMM Presents: Kids & Teens Open Stage, Dec. 8 and Jan. 10. 899-3433

Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Magic of Christmas, Dec. 8-23. 842-0800

One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tracy Grammer, Dec. 14; Chris Smither, Dec. 16; Rock My Soul, Dec. 17; Bellatrix, Dec. 19; A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dec. 20; The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Dec. 21; Sara Hallie Richardson and Megan Jo Wilson, Dec. 22; Ellis Paul, Dec. 29; Primo Cubano, Dec. 31. 761-1757

Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. The Ballroom Thieves, Dec. 9; DigiTour Winter, Dec. 20; Spencer Albee, Dec. 22; Moon Hooch, Dec. 28; The Mallett Brothers, Dec. 29; The Ghost of Paul Revere, Dec 30-31. 956-6000

Portland House of Music and Events, 57 Temple St. Hambone, every Mon.; New Year’s Eve with Maine Dead Project, Dec. 31. 805-0134

State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Angel Olsen, Dec. 9; Jim Brickman, Dec. 13; The Fogutters Super Fantastic Christmas Extravaganza, Dec. 15. 956-6000

Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Rd. Carol Noonan and Dana Cunningham, Dec. 9; Stone Mountain Live for Christmas, Dec. 15-16; Le Vent du Nord, Dec. 31; Spencer Albee, Jan. 20. 935-7292


Community Television Network, 516 Congress St. Playback Theater, the first Fri. of every month. 775-2900

Lincoln’s, 36 Market St. Laugh Shack Comedy, every Thurs.

Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Bob Marley, Dec. 29.


Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. From
, Dec.; Blade of the Immortal, Dec. 28. 13. 828-5600

Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq. Jane, Dec. 28 – 31. 775-6148

Literary Events

Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St. Portland Monthly First Friday Fiction, Dec. 1.

Mantor Library at University of Maine Farmington, 116 South St., Farmington. Robin, Zarro, and Horton: Political Resistance in Literature, Dec. 16. 778-7210

PRINT Bookstore, 273 Congress St. Children’s Book Holiday Mingle, Dec. 10. 536-4778

Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd., Cape Elizabeth. Maine Author Jeffrey Ryan and the Appalachian Trail, Dec. 14. 799-1720

Tasty Events

Aurora Provisions, 64 Pine St. Two to three free tastings each month on Tues. 871-9060

Craft Beer Cellar, 111 Commercial St. Craft beer tasting every Fri. 956-7322

Leroux Kitchen, 161 Commercial St. Free wine tastings on the second Sat. of each month. 553-7665

Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St. Music Brunch with Sean Mencher and Friends, every Sun. 899-3529

Lolita Vinoteca + Asador, 90 Congress St. Tapas Mondays, every Mon. 3:30-10:30. Wines paired with small plates. 775-5652

Otherside Delicatessen, 164 Veranda St. Monthly wine tastings. 761-9650

Rosemont Markets, Portland and Yarmouth. Two to three free wine tastings each month on Fri. 774-8129

Sweetgrass Farm Old Port Tasting Room, 324 Fore St. Tasting bar is open year-round for Maine-made wines and spirits. 761-8GIN

Don’t Miss

Anthony’s Dinner Theater, 151 Middle Street. An Evening with The King: An Elvis Christmas Party, Dec. 16. Tickets $39.95; An Enchanted Christmas, Dec. 9 &16. Tickets $20. 221-2267

Fifth Annual Holiday Benefit and Art Show, Chaya Studio Jewelry, 22 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Local jewelry artist Chaya Caron will host the 5th annual holiday art show to spotlight local artists and encourage holiday shoppers to buy local, through Dec. 24. 221-6552

Fire & Ice Bar, The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Enjoy blazing bonfires, ice bars and sculptures, local food, and live music, Dec. 9-10. 967-4050

Picnic Portland Holiday Sale, Brick South, Thompson’s Point. An indie craft fair and music festival, Dec. 10. 747-5288

Polar Bear Dip & Dash, East End Beach. Feeling brave? Start 2018 with a 5K dash around Back Bay finished with an icy plunge into the ocean, Jan. 1.

Music at the Museum with George Lopez, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Dec. 14. 725-3275

The Red Carpet Event, Circus Maine, Thompson’s Point. Circus-themed entertainment is the cherry on top of this extravagant New Year’s bash, Dec. 31. 536-0768

–Compiled by Sarah Moore. To submit your own event listing, visit:

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