Dec. 26: BATH, Neil Lamb will perform on the guitar with vocals at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

Dec. 26: BRUNSWICK, Castlebay will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St. $10 529-5438

Dec. 26: LEWISTON,
Vegetables by Day will perform at 9 p.m. at Shooters, 347 Lisbon St. $3 376-3042

Dec.. 26: LEWISTON,
the Distributors will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Schemengees, 553 Lincoln St. 777-1155

Dec. 26: LEWISTON,
Craig Hensley of Bowdoinham will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Dec. 27: AUBURN,
the Jerks of Grass will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Dec. 27: LEWISTON, St. Solitude from Asheville, N.C. will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Dec. 27: NEW VINEYARD,
the annual Christmas concert will be held at 6 p.m. at New Life Community Church, 268 Barker Road. 778-9065

Dec. 27: PORTLAND, the Distributors will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Thatcher’s, 35 Foden Road. 253-1808

Dec. 28: CARTHAGE, the Gawler Family will perform at 3 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

Dec. 28: JAY,
the Hyssongs will perform at a gospel concert at 6 p.m. at Bean’s Corner Baptist Church, Routes 133 and 156. 645-2925

Dec. 28: NEW SHARON, a cantata will be held at 7 p.m. at New Sharon United Methodist Church, Starks Road. 778-2385

Dec. 31: AUBURN,
the Chad Porter Trio will perform at a New Year’s Eve party at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Dance

Dec. 27: PARIS, the Jones Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the South Paris Legion Hall. 743-7965

Dec. 28: LEWISTON, Wild Horse will play at the Christmas and New Year’s party for the Lewiston Singles Club at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $7/$8 784-3660

Dec. 29, Jan. 5: DRESDEN, country western line and partner dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3/$4 622-4884

Dec. 30, Jan. 6: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

Dec. 31: ANDOVER, a benefit New Year’s Eve dance will be held at 8 p.m. at the Andover Town Hall. $6/$9 392-2393

Dec. 31: AUBURN, Dirty McCurdy will play at a New Year’s Eve dance at Club Texas, 150 Center St. $10 784-7785

Dec. 31: AUGUSTA, a New Year’s Eve buffet/dance with music by the Al Corey Big Band will be held at 12:30 p.m. at North Wing Ballroom at the Augusta Civic Center. $37/$25 621-3551

Dec. 31: JAY,
a New Year’s Eve dinner/dance with music by Alibi will be held at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Route 133. $35 897-5112

Dec. 31: LEWISTON,
Vintage will play at a New Year’s Eve dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $35/$17.50 784-0389

Dec. 31: MECHANIC FALLS, Bobby Reed and Wildhorse will play at a New Year’s Eve dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $30 345-3211

Dec. 31: MECHANIC FALLS, the Distributors will play at a dance at 9 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 49 Elm St. 345-9587

Dec. 31: PARIS,
a New Year’s Eve dance with music by the Jones Dance Band will be held at 8 p.m. at the South Paris American Legion Hall. $25/$12.50 743-7965

Dec. 31: RUMFORD, a New Year’s Eve dance with music by Backlash will be held at 7 p.m. at the Rumford Eagles Hall. $15 369-9760

Dec. 31: RUMFORD, a New Year’s Eve dinner/dance will be held at 6 p.m. at the Rumford Lodge of Elks. $30-$10 364-2548

Dec. 31: SABATTUS,
a New Year’s Eve dance will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. $10 375-4058

Dec. 31: SABATTUS,
a New Year’s Eve dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10 375-4850

Dec. 31: YARMOUTH,
the 11th annual New Year’s extravaganza will be held at 7 p.m. at Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth. $12/$20

Kids

Dec. 29: LEWISTON, a program of games for youths ages 8 and older will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Museum L/A, 35 Canal St. 333-3881

Dec. 30, Jan. 3: NORWAY,
Mystery Academy’s “The Case of the Secret Map,” for children ages 7 and up, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 30 and from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at Norway Memorial Library, Main Street. 674-5185

Dec. 30: PORTLAND, David Sparks will present a program with live animals at 1 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Dec. 31: PORTLAND, a New Year’s Eve pajama party will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Special

Dec. 26: NORWAY, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505

Dec. 26-31: PORTLAND,
comedian Bob Marley will perform at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. 318-6856

Dec. 27: NORWAY, karaoke night will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Main Street. 739-2492

Dec. 27: SEBAGO, the Obsessive Comedy Disorder will perform at 8 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. $10/$5 642-3743

Dec. 30: PORTLAND,
a WWE Raw Live event will be held at 7 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $50-$20 775-3458

Dec. 31: BELFAST, New Year by the Bay with music by Me and Martha and other performers will be held in the Belfast area. 323-4800

Dec. 31: BETHEL,
the 11th annual New Year’s Bethel will be held in the Bethel area. 824-2908

Jan. 1: OLD ORCHARD BEACH, the 21st annual Lobster Dip for Special Olympics will be held at noon in front of the Brunswick Hotel/Oceanside Grille. 879-0489

Theater

Dec. 27, 28: PORTLAND, “Christmas in Denmark” will be performed at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 28, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 27 at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Dec. 28: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 2 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. $12/$14 642-3743

Exhibits

Augusta: Works by Stan and Barbara Keirstead of Farmington will be featured through Dec. 31 at Finance Authority of Maine, 5 Community Drive. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 623-3263

Augusta: “Fred Richard’s Life in Photography” will be featured through Feb. 22 at Pine Tree State Arboretum, 153 Hospital St. 621-0031

Bangor: “Angelo Ippoloti,” “Celebrities and Socialites: Photographs by Andy Warhol” and “Reclaimed: Works by Mildred Johnson and David McLaughlin” will be featured through Jan. 3 at University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 561-3359

Bath: Ongoing exhibits “A Maritime History of Maine,” “Lobstering and the Maine Coast” and “Percy and Small Shipyard” are showing at Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St. Gallery hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except major holidays. 443-1316

Bath: “Ed McCartan – Paintings” will be displayed through Jan. 11 at Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St. 442-8577

Bridgton: Works by Chris Chapman will be displayed through Jan. 2 at Gallery 302, 38 Main St. 647-2787

Brunswick: “Pejepscot Past Times: Objects from the Original Collection” is ongoing at Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and until 8 p.m. Thursday. 729-6606

Brunswick: “Lewis Desoto’s Paranirvana/Self-Portrait” will be shown through Jan. 26 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 725-3275

Brunswick: “Northward Over the Great Ice: Robert E. Peary and the Quest for the North Pole” is continuous through April 30, 2011 at Bowdoin College Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free 725-3416

Brunswick: “James Bowdoin III: Pursuing Style in the Age of Independence” will be featured through June 7 at Bowdoin College Shaw Ruddock Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick: “Errant Behaviors: A Projection and Sound Installation by Anne Wilson” will be featured through Jan. 18 at Bowdoin College Media Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick: “Michael Mazur: Fall Mountains for Kuo Shi” will be featured through Jan. 25 at Bowdoin College Focus Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick: “Hogarth’s Women” Virtue and Vice in Eighteenth-Century England” will be featured through Jan. 18 at Bowdoin College Becker Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick: “American Spirit: Highlights From the Collection” will be featured through May 3 at Bowdoin College Boyd Gallery. 725-3275

Farmington: Works by Stan and Barbara Keirstead will be featured through Dec. 31 at SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 778-9105

Hallowell: “Works On, Of and With Paper: Christine J. Higgins” will be featured through Jan. 10 at Cerulean Fine Art Gallery, 202 Water St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment. 626-9009

Lewiston: Watercolors by Joyce Coyne will be featured through Jan. 5 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center lobby gallery, Campus Avenue. 786-0729

Lewiston: Works by Irene Duplissis and her daughter, Cheryl Webber, will be featured through Dec. 31 at Central Maine Medical Center Rotating Art Gallery, 300 Main St.

Lewiston: “Prints by R.J. Gray, Jr.” will be featured through Jan. 15 at Captive Elements Art House, 25 Landry Road. Gallery hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Monday by appointment. 786-3606

Norway: Paintings by David Stengelsen will be featured through Dec. 31 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, 181 Main St. 743-1562

Portland: “Landscapes From the Age of Impressionism” will be featured through Jan. 4; “Landscapes From the Age of Impressionism” will be viewed through Jan. 4; and “Lynne Drexler – Painter” will be displayed through March 1, all at Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday through Columbus Day. 775-6148

Portland: “Textiles and Translations,” works by Alice Spencer, will be displayed through Jan. 11 at UNE Westbrook College, 716 Stevens Ave. Gallery hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday. 221-4499

Portland: Works by gallery artists, paintings, sculpture and prints will be shown through Jan. 30 at Susan Maasch Fine Art, 29 Forest Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. 699-2966

Portland: “Friends of Ed” will be featured through Dec. 28; and “American and European Master Prints” will be displayed Jan. 2 through April 25, both at A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 25 Forest Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. 699-2919

Portland: The fourth annual Biennial Portland Show will be displayed through Jan. 3 at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 772-2693

Portland: The seventh annual exhibition by Maine College of Art painting alumni will be featured Jan. 2 through Jan. 24 at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 772-1961

Portland: The fifth annual exhibition of Maine College of Art staff members will be featured Dec. 30 through Jan. 24 at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St. 879-5742

Rockland: “The Wyeth Collection” and “Alex Katz: Early Paintings” are featured continuously; “From Impressionism to Modernism: American Paintings From the Farnsworth Art Museum, 1885-1935” will be on display through Feb. 1; and “Confronting Abstraction: Painting in Maine, 1945-1955,” will be featured through May 27, all at Farnsworth Art Museum, 352 Main St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. $8/$5 596-6457

Unity: Works by Susan Roux of Poland Spring will be featured through Dec. 31; and “Unity Under the Falls,” with works by Unity College students, will be displayed through Feb. 20, both Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. 948-7469

Waterville: “The Works of Alex Katz” and “Ancient Art” are ongoing; “Realms of Faith: Medieval Art From the Walters Art Museum” will be displayed through Jan. 4; “Currents,” solo exhibit dedicated to T.S. Beall, will be featured through Feb. 1; “Hiraki Sawa,” featuring works by Japanese-born artist Hiraki Sawa, will be on exhibit through Jan. 25; and the fall faculty exhibition will be shown through Jan. 18, all at Colby College Museum of Art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 872-3549

Wiscasset: “The Painterly Landscape,” featuring recent acquisitions of 19th and 20th century American and European paintings, will be displayed through Dec. 31 at Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 882-7682


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