Arts Calendar: December 2-12 – Portland Press Herald


Holiday entertainment

It’s the season for concerts, plays, recitals and a host of other local entertainment to celebrate the holidays. Photo file

Art

4-31 Dec.

Potter / ceramist Margaret Melanson at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from December 11 to 23 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 24. For more information call 647-2787 or visit galley302.com.

Until December 8

“Call / Answer”, Hannah Barnes and Susan Klein, USM Art Gallery, 5 University Way, Gorham.

To dance

December 11

“The Nutcracker,” 11 am and 4 pm, presented by Studio for the Living Arts at Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St. $ 12- $ 16. westbrookpac.org.

Movie

3-5 Dec

Prides Corner Drive-In, 651 Bridgton Road (Route 302), Westbrook, triple function: 4:50 pm, “The Polar Express”; 7 p.m., “Elf”; 8:45 p.m., “National Lampoon Christmas Vacation”. $ 20 / car, tickets at bit.ly/3HLXwPO.

Music

2 & 3 Dec.

USM Vocal Jazz Ensembles Fall 21, 7:30 p.m., USM Gorham, Corthell Hall, $ 10, usm.maine.edu/music/usm-vocal-jazz-ensembles-fall-21.

4 and 5 Dec.

Musical Theater Winter 2021 Showcase, 2 p.m., Corthell Hall, Gorham Campus, pay what you want, bit.ly/2ZeGSqM.

Huskapellas Fall 2021, 8 p.m., Corthell Hall, Gorham Campus, pay what you want, bit.ly/3nEZrOb.

December 5

Ensemble of Composers Fall 2021, 7:30 p.m., Corthell Hall, University Way, Gorham, pay what you want.

December 9

Albert Cummings, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theater, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. $ 15.

“Italian Art Song Recital,” 5:30 p.m., Corthell Hall, Gorham, pay what you want.

December 10

Don Roy Trio, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theater, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. $ 15.

December 11

Christmas concert, 2:00 p.m., North Congregational Church, 22 Church Hill Road, Buxton, with Westbrook City Band. To free.

In progress

Grand Central Wine Bar, 7 Railroad Ave., Gorham, live music from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. grandcentralwinebar.com.

Thursday and Friday night music series, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays, The Frog and Turtle, 3 Bridge St., Westbrook.

Theater

3 & 4 Dec.

“A Christmas Carol”, 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm Sunday. Solo performance by Neil McGarry at the Saco River Theater, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. $ 15, sacorivertheatre.org.

3-12 Dec

Brian Daly’s Laughing All the Way, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. $ 25 to $ 30. Holiday family musical. schoolhousearts.org.


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