November 1: First Friday Opening
November 2: King Friday’s Dungeon- Puppet Slam
Doors at 7, show at 7:30.
The slam will feature a variety of local and imported puppeteers including Libby Marcus, Peaks Island Puppets, Reuben Little, Alex Endy, Improvised Puppet Project, MotionFolk Theater, Paper Bull Puppets, Abbeth Russell, and more TBA. King Friday will make his appearance for the third year as the show’s puppet host. Pieces may be bawdy, edgy, risque, or otherwise meant for mature audiences.
November 15: Tango Del Este
November 16 & 17: Orphan Circus performed by Les Sages Fous
November 16- Doors at 7:30pm/Show at 8:00pm. Mature audiences November 17- Doors at 1:30pm/Show at 2:00pm. Ages 10 and up Tickets are $12 for adults or $10 for students.
Among the debris of a scrap yard, between used oil cans, rusted sheet metal, and miscellaneous lost objects, Les Sages Fous invite you to a clandestine rendezvous. Two junk peddlers create a small circus of visual tableaux evoking the life of a cabaret troupe of derelicts and misfits. The dark alley becomes a outlet for dreams, a place where glitter and ask entwine, where magic and mystery is brewed in the trash cans. Underneath the dirt and the rust there are treasures to be found.
November 22: SCBN Rock Showcase: Leveret // Lisa/Liza // Erik Neilson
November 30: Mark Tipton Quartet
The Mark Tipton Quartet will play World Folk Melodies and Original Compositions. World Folk Melodies derive from traditions in South America, Japan, Eastern Europe, Russia, and other countries/regions. The Original Compositions will include premiers of new works by Mark, as well as pieces from the Quartet’s established repertoire.
December 5: She Speaks
Five women will take to the stage and share their stories about the many signs, signals, and indicators we experience along the road to change. The women of this SheSpeaks will offer perspective, inspiration and some good food for thought along with a few laughs.
The women of this SheSpeaks are…
Johnna Major ~ Breaking Free From My Fortress
Molly Tarleton ~ Moving Into Fluid
Molly Simmons ~ The People At My Table
Becky Carpenter ~ Saying What I Do Believe
Shannon Bryan ~ Getting Ready For My Shit Show
December 6: Future Artists of Portland
First Friday Opening
Every Wednesday since the beginning of October, Art Education students from Maine College of Art have been coming to Mayo Street Arts to teach and inspire children from the East Bayside neighborhood. This is a showcase of the art that was created during this vibrant community arts mentorship. Come meet the future teachers and artists of Portland! Mayo Street’s own Club Hip Hop will be performing their latest dance routine at 5pm.
Dec 6: The Jazz Workshop with Robin and Rose
December 13: Tall Horse/Builder of the House/Yes We Kin
December 14: Big Chill Craft Fair
Local arts, crafts, and vintage sale.
1st floor–> Local artists, crafters, and vintage vendors
Downstairs–> D.I.Y. craft workshop for kids and kids at heart
January 3: The Hard Times of Woody Guthrie
$8, adults/ $4, Kids 12 & under
“The Hard Times of Woody Guthrie” is an show made for all ages, particularly the young and impressionable. We take you on a tour of the life and music of the beloved figure with Hand Puppets, Flying Cardboard and a scrolling backdrop. 30 minutes with live music!
January 4: Over A Cardboard Sea / Tumbling Bones
8:00 pm (doors, 7:30)
“We really like their music. And they’re so darned cute!” – Our moms
February 22: Legend of the Banana Kid
Length of show: approx. 45 minutes
Recommended audience: ages 4 and up
A puppet show by the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure! With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits. (*please note that there are no guns in the show).
“The Legend of the Banana Kid” features 20 of our hand-crafted glove, mouth and rod puppets, and a slew of flying and twirling styrofoam bananas.
See some clips from “The Legend of the Banana Kid” (warning: not high quality film or sound!):