Community/Arts Calendar: Dec. 2-12 – Portland Press Herald

Bowdoin International Music Festival

The Bowdoin International Music Festival presents harpist June Han in concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Courtesy / Tim Greenway


“A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine,” Maine Historical Society exhibit reveals how Black soldiers guarded vital Maine train routes in World War II, 489 Congress St., Portland, for details.

Happy Hour Fridays, 5 p.m. via Zoom Dec. 4, 11 and 18 with DaPonte String Quartet and special guests Bob Keyes (Dec. 4), Awadagin Pratt (Dec. 11) and Joel Quarrington (Dec. 18). Virtual chat about music and upcoming events. Go to or email [email protected] to receive emails with Zoom link.

“Hunt Slonem: Returns to Maine,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, through Feb. 6,

“Kajak!”, exhibit on display through May 2021 at Peary-MacMillan Artic Museum at Bowdoin College, 9500 College Station, Brunswick. Available to view virtually at

Living Voices: “Hear My Voice” Virtual Family Performance, available virtually through Dec. 22. Dramatization of a young woman’s experience as a suffragette during World War I. Ticket price by donation. Visit for details.

“Looking Forward,” on view through Dec. 4 at, presented by Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport.

Lucinda Williams livestream series, 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 31. $20 single show, $100 package. Visit for schedule and tickets.

Maine Jewish Museum Pop-Up Holiday Season Exhibits, through Dec. 24, 67 Washington Ave., Portland. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Visit for more information.

“Markie in Milwaukee,” film available to stream through Dec. 10 through Space Gallery, Portland. $12, 72-hour streaming period available after payment. Visit for more information.

MMPA Antidote, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts online publication featuring Maine artists and their work at

Portland House of Music rebroadcasting shows, all at 8 p.m. Brit Martin & Kristina Kentigian Dec. 2, Maine Dead Project Dec. 4, Dustin Saucier Dec. 9 and Shut Down Brown Dec. 11. Visit for more information.

“The Twentieth Century,” film available to stream through Dec. 18 through The Apohadion Theater, Portland. Visit for more information.

Thursday 12/3

240 Strings livestream concert: Portland Piano Trio performs a Faure Trio, 7 p.m. Visit or call 221-2613 for more information. Find the concert link on 240 Strings website or Facebook page.

Saturday 12/5

Patty Griffin livestream, 8 p.m., hosted by State Theatre. $25 single show, $60 bundle,

Sunday 12/6

Dead Gowns livestream, 8 p.m., hosted by State Theatre. Free,


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