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  • Saturday December 16 2017

    Artist of the Month Luanne Wrenn @ SugarWood Gallery

    Works by SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” Luanne Wrenn will be on display Nov. 3 through Dec. 31, and is available for purchase. SugarWood Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. View event

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    Holiday concert: Joelle Morris, mezzo soprano and Mary Sullivan, soprano @ Hope Baptist Church

    Joelle Morris, mezzo-soprano, and Mary Sullivan, soprano, present a festive program of Christmas and Advent music, with pianist Randy Day. These unusually versatile singers explore the mystery and the celebration of the season in duets and solos, standard and original arrangements, of ancient chants and traditional carols, to popular Christmas songs and rockin’ Gospel tunes! […] View event

  • “Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying” @ Bates College Museum of Art

    Bates College Museum of Art Exhibit: A couple since the mid-1970s, sculptor Rona Pondick and painter Robert Feintuch share interests in making work that uses the body to pursue psychologically suggestive meanings: Both believe that the body speaks. This remarkable exhibition, the first substantial exhibition of both their work together, includes sculptures and prints by […] View event

  • 5th Annual Holiday Benefit and Art Show @ Chaya Studio Jewelry

    Local jewelry artist Chaya Caron, owner of Chaya Studio Jewelry, will host the 5th annual holiday art show to spotlight local artists, encourage holiday shoppers to buy local, make shopping fun and easy, and give back to the community. The show has become a boutique shopping tradition for the holidays. As always, shoppers will find […] View event

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    The Nutcracker @ Waterville Opera House

    Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet’s family favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at the Waterville Opera House, December 15-17. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true. View event

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    Page Eastburn O’Rourke Holiday Art Show @ Clayton's Gourmet Market & Cafe

    Yarmouth artist, Page Eastburn O’Rourke has filled the gallery of Clayton’s Cafe with her vibrant paintings. Capturing the Maine landscape in her crisp, colorful pop art style she has also included paintings of some of her favorite animals. The holiday show runs through Friday, December 29th. View event

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    New Horizons Adult Concert Band @ Woodfords Congregational Church

    Research shows that learning music can improve physical health and emotional well-being for adults, but there are often limited options for those looking to take up an instrument later in life. Portland Conservatory of Music’s New Horizons Adult Concert Band seeks to fill the gap, welcoming both adults with experience and those learning music for […] View event

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    Sisters in Song Auditions @ Woodfords Congregational Church

    Sisters in Song is the Portland Conservatory’s young women’s vocal ensemble, conducted by Dr. Carolyn Paulin, with accompanist Eve Sawyer.  Choral repertoire is varied, engaging and wide-ranging, from great classical works from the Renaissance, to Bach and Mozart, to choral song from the 19th 20th and 21st centuries, to World Music and vocal jazz.  This […] View event

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    Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood @ Maine State Museum

    Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood, a traveling exhibition illustrating the artistic vision of Moser, Maine’s legendary furniture maker, on view through Jan. 13, 2018. “The traveling exhibition is the first retrospective of Tom Moser’s 45-year contribution to art, craft, design, and entrepreneurship in Maine,” comments the exhibition’s curator Donna McNeil. “This version of the traveling […] View event

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    “People, Places and Things” @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    “People, Places and Things” Susan Paradis, November 14,‘17-mid-January ‘18, UNE CC An exhibit of portraits, landscapes and still life in oils and acrylics will be on display at the UNE Biddeford Campus Center. Susan Paradis has illustrated over twenty books for children, four of which she authored. She was chosen as one of five American […] View event

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    Backpacks for Homeless Youth donation drive @ Lithgow Public Library

    This holiday season, the Teen Room is partnering up with the Lithgow LGBT+ Teen Group and Mindful Queer Collective to collect items for Backpacks for Homeless Youth. There is an epidemic of homelessness among LGBT+ youth here in Maine, and these backpacks of supplies help homeless teens as they reach a housing solution, providing for […] View event

  • Circus Solstice 2017 @ Circus Maine

    Circus Maine announces a fast­paced and electrifying Winter Solstice cabaret celebrating the evolution of circus arts through the ages. Set to coincide with the theatrical release of The Greatest Showman, a new movie musical about circus mastermind, P.T. Barnum, the cabaret weekend (Dec 15-­17) will feature not only astounding feats of skill and artistry, but […] View event

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    Circus Solstice 2017 @ Circus Maine

    Circus Maine announces a fast­paced and electrifying Winter Solstice cabaret celebrating the evolution of circus arts through the ages. Set to coincide with the theatrical release of The Greatest Showman, a new movie musical about circus mastermind, P.T. Barnum, the cabaret weekend (Dec 15-­17) will feature not only astounding feats of skill and artistry, but […] View event

  • 7:00pm Comedy, Theater

    Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom & Tim Farrell’s CEHS Improv Troupe @ Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium

    In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that […] View event

  • 7:00pm Dancing

    American Legion Post 2 dance @ American Legion Fitzgerald-Cummings Post 2, Augusta

    for members and guests, featuring the band Mainly Country View event

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    7:00pm Music

    Rock My Soul Rockin’ Holiday Concert at Kittery Dance Hall @ The Kittery Dance Hall

    Rock My Soul, a highly acclaimed, 25-member secular choir that specializes in lively, roots-based gospel, and its “sister group” The RMS Five, a 5-member vocal ensemble that specializes in rich harmonies and unique arrangements of roots, Americana, and gospel, will perform a Rockin’ Holiday Concert at the Kittery Dance Hall in Kittery, ME on Saturday, […] View event

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    7:00pm Theater

    “It’s A Wonderful Life: Adapted” Live Radio Play @ Portland Stage Company

    Celebrate the Holiday Season with this beloved American classic. This heartwarming story of renewal is presented as a 1940’s radio broadcast with sound effects performed live on stage adapted by Joe Landry. With the help of an ensemble and an angel named Clarence, George Bailey learns the million different ways that we are tied to […] View event

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    Dance @ Waterville VFW

    Saturday evening dance, Live music by Sounds Unlimited, featuring John Plummer, $5 per person, couples and singles welcomed, nonmembers welcomed, no smoking; downstairs lounge View event

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    A Charlie Brown Christmas @ City Theater

    A play by Charles M. Schulz with music by Vince Guaraldi: The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation. Charlie Brown and the Peanut’s Gang discover the real meaning of Christmas. The performance will include a Christmas Concert featuring many of City Theater’s lead performers. Dec […] View event

  • Scrooge @ Chocolate Church Arts Center

    Friday and Saturday, Dec 15 and 16 at 7:30pm. Saturday and Sunday, Dec 16 and 17 at 2pm. $12 adv / $15 door Like the film, the musical closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a […] View event

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    7:30pm Comedy, Theater

    Capital City Improv @ Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center

    Capital City Improv will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center on Water Street in Gardiner. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $5 for youth Tickets are available at Johnson Hall’s Box Office from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday […] View event

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    7:30pm Music

    Bluegrass meets celtic and more in Christmas concert. @ Phippsburg Congregational Church

    Acts as varied as a bluegrass duo and a Celtic harpist will celebrate Christmas in “Twas On A Night Like This: A Christmas Concert” on Saturday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Phippsburg Congregational Church. The program of traditional and original songs will be performed by bluegrass duo April & Bill Jubett, Celtic harpist […] View event

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    A Christmas Story: The Musical @ The Portland Players

    A Christmas Story: The Musical December 1 – 17, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:30pm ​ Book by Joseph Robinette Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ​ Directed by Janie Downey Maxwell Music Direction by Evan Cuddy Choreography by Victoria Perreault Back by popular demand! Ralphie Parker only wants […] View event

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    Nutcracker Burlesque @ St. Lawrence Arts

    For our 15th annual holiday show, Vivid Motion’s Nutcracker Burlesque is going back to the 80’s! Clarence dreams of being a dancer at the Rat Queen’s club, but despite the support of his friend the Nutcracker Princess, the Queen doesn’t see his talent and his busy with bachelor/bachelorette party that’s quickly getting out of control. […] View event

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    The Gravity Sessions @ The Apohadion Theater

    Les Sorciers Perdus present… the gravity sessions 2nd installment in a new monthly series SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH 8-11PM @ The Apohadion Portland, Maine the gravity sessions Les Sorciers Perdus and friends present the second installment of “the gravity sessions,” featuring an evening of music, sound sculpture, silent film, poetry, and visual art at the Apohadion […] View event

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    “the gravity sessions” at Apohadion Theater @ Apohadion Theater

    “the gravity sessions” is a recently-launched monthly series focused on interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, bringing together local and national artists. Featured on December 16th: Les Sorciers Perdus (trumpeter/composer Mark Tipton, guitarist Ryan Blotnick, bassist Tyler Heydolph, and drummer Beau Lisy), poet Zanne Langlois, musician/intermedia artist Duane Ingalls, and visual artist Rush Brown. The evening will include […] View event

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    8:00pm Music

    Chris Smither @ One Longfellow Square

    A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. “Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.”—Associated Press. Born in […] View event

  • 8:30pm Music

    Hermigervill and Berndsen @ SPACE Gallery

    From the land of fire and ice, the great northern utopia of Iceland, come guiding lights of electronic pop and dance music, Hermigervill and Berndsen. Armed with bass heavy beats, a battery of synths, crooning vocals, ample 80’s nostalgia, two epic beards, and a whole lot of theremin, this pair transforms rooms across the world […] View event