Art

“The Search for Beauty: Whistler and His Time,” drawings and paintings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. Noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 26.

“The Architecture of Environmental Landscapes, Within and Without,” regional artists exploring environmental themes, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

“Sit Down! Chairs From Six Centuries,” chair collection of American and European seating furniture from 1470 to the present, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick, free. 725-3275. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

“Islands and Sirens,” work by Tom Curry and Brian Mark, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

“False Documents and Other Illusions,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10, free under age 6. www.portlandmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

“The Old Port at Night,” photos by Melanie Bennett. Also, historical photography and poetry exhibit, “Look Twice: The Waponahki in Image and Verse,” University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 780-4270. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 26.

“Anything Goes,” paintings, sculpture, mixed media, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to Friday and Dec. 26.

“India Sojourn and a Glimpse of Venice,” photos by Lawrence Elbroch. Exhibit is open by chance or appointment between Dec. 26 and Feb. 28, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. www.reddoorpottery.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to Friday.

Colin Page, paintings; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“Perspectives,” pottery and oil paintings by Pamela Williamson, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and Rick Boyd, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

“Currents 6,” multimedia work by Gina Siepel, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

Fall Faculty Exhibit, recent work by Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Maggie Libby, Harriett Matthews, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell and Scott Reed, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

“Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning,” paintings, texts, and objects created to assuage grief, memorialize the dead, and remind viewers of religious truths drawn from the museum’s collections, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Friday and Dec. 26.

Faculty Exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Dec. 26.

“The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. www.mainehistory.org. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

“Transport,” large-format photos of classic cars by Robert Moran, running with scissors, Portland. By appointment daily.

Ice Walk, ice carvings created by Alpine Ice from Vermont are situated throughout the L.L. Bean campus, L.L. Bean Retail Store, Freeport, free. www.llbean.com. Today.

“Cross Currents: Visual Art Distilled from the Maritime World,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $9-$12. 443-1316. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Friday.

Nathan Macomber, glass works, Gallery 302, Bridgton. www.gallery302.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

“New Work,” paintings by Paul Black, Fore Street Gallery, Portland. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Friday.
“Artful Ornaments,” metal, clay, mixed media and more, Markings Gallery, Bath. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

Holiday member exhibit, Kittery Art Association, Kittery. Noon to 5 p.m. today.

Jennifer Wadsworth, oil paintings, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. www.sugarwoodgallery.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26.

“Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art From the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

“Hold Everything,” group show and work by Alan Rushing, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Small works, paintings and mixed media by various artists, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 26.

Art in the Square, paintings by various artists, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m Dec. 26.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists With Disabilities,” VSA arts of Maine Gallery, Augusta. www.vsartsmaine.org. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Winter invitational exhibit, The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“Biennial Portland Show,” invitational exhibit; continues through Dec. 31, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Fall exhibit, works by Todd Watts and Ilya Askinazi and from the museum’s collection, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“Mesa to Sedona to Jerome,” paintings by Francine Schrock, Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, South Portland. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“Shoemaking Skills of Generations,” exhibit celebrating Lewiston and Auburnís history and present-day legacy in shoemaking, Museum L-A, Lewiston. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“Main Streets of Waldo County,” photography, Belfast Free Library, Belfast. www.belfast.lib.me.us. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Jennifer Morrison, nature photography exhibit, Viles Arboretum, Augusta. www.vilesarboretum.org. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“And Sew It Seams,” embroideries, art quilts and large scale woven sculpture, Spindleworks, Brunswick. www.spindleworks.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“The Way We Work,” group show, 317 Main St., Yarmouth. www.317mainst.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“Art Noveau,” new works by Vox Photography artists; continues through Dec. 31, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery), Portland. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

“LINES Portland: the invisible/visible lines and labor that connects us,” Katarina Weslien’s prints based on road repair lines made by Portland public service crews, Portland City Hall, Portland. www.lines.portlandmaine.gov. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Berri Kramer, photographs, The Frame Works, Kennebunk. theframeworks.net. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“Italy Inside/Out,” paintings by Brita Holmquist, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“Contemporary Maine Wood Sculpture,” Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“Katrina Chronicles, Vol. 1 and 2,” work by Peter Precourt, University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. www.uma.edu/danforth. 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Linden O’Ryan and John Cardano, poem cards and various media, Southwest Harbor Public Library. www.swhplibrary.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

“Small Works,” paintings and sculpture, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

R. Keith Rendall, woodcuts and etchings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“Women of Monhegan,” work by Francis Hynes, Kate McGloughlin, Carol Raybin, Alison Hill and Marilyn Swift and work by Michael Vermette, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“Reflections: Glass, Water and Memory,” landscape images in fused stained glass by Kay McKeever Allison, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Betty Overlock and Michelle Walker, new media and gourds, Bangor Public Library. www.bpl.lib.me.us. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Roberta Goschke, still life, landscape and charcoal portraits, Waldoboro Public LIbrary. www.waldoborolibrary.org. Noon to 7 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Jason Slaughter, paintings, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. www.waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.

“Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700,” University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday.

Holiday show, Ember Grove Gallery, Portland. EmberGrove.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday.

“Diagonal Knitting: A Different Slant,” sculptural work and clothing by Katharine Cobey, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. 721-0678. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.

“Drawing Show,” group exhibit, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday.
Elizabeth Cashin McMillen, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. www.aucocisco.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

“Winter Works,” paintings and sculpture by Tom Curry, Ralf Feyl and others and “Eye Catchers,” small works, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. www.gleasonfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday.

“Addison Woolley and Friends,” group show, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Holiday Art Show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday.

“Simple Complexities,” work by John Sideli, Jewel Rechsteiner and Stephen Benenson, Whitney Art Works, Portland. www.whitneyartworks.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso,” collection of photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“Unique and Affordable,” holiday show, Art Space Gallery, Rockland. www.artspacemaine.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

“Highlights From the Photography Collection of Tim Whelan,” Maine Media Gallery (Tim Whelan Photographic Books and Gallery), Rockport. www.mainemedia.edu. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Benefits

Andy’s Third Annual Craft Show, with guest musicians; benefits Changing Tides, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Classical Music

Christmas With Renaissance Voices, Reception follows the performance. Students with valid ID admitted for $5, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, $15 door. 2 p.m. today.

Magic of Christmas, annual holiday concert with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Magic of Christmas Chorus and guests, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25-$61. 842-0800. 1 and 5 p.m. today.

Noel, Sing Noel, with the Tapestry Singers, Second Congregational Church, Newcastle, $12 door, $10 in advance. 644-1174. 3 p.m. today.

Comedy

Secret Lives of Comedians, Lucid Stage, Portland, $10. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Open Mic Comedy, hosted by comedian Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. With Brian Brinegar, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dance

“The Nutcracker,” with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Robinson Ballet, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. 3 p.m. today.

“Nutcracker Burlesque,” a spicy version of the holiday classic presented by Vivid Motion. Not for children, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $12. www.vividmotion.org. 8 p.m. today and Tuesday to Thursday.

Israeli Folk Dancing, lessons for beginners during the first 30 minutes followed by open dancing, Temple Beth El, Portland, free. 774-2649. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Victorian Nutcracker,” presented by Portland Ballet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $17-$47. 842-0800. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Fairs/Festivals

Festival of Trees, with a variety of associated activities, Saco Museum, Saco, free. 283-3861. Noon to 5 p.m. today to Wednesday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

Yuletide Market, local food vendors, handcrafted items and more, L.L. Bean Retail Store, Freeport, free. www.llbean.com. 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Films

Holiday movies, Strand Theatre, Rockland. “A Christmas Carol” (free), 3 p.m. today.

Holiday Film Series, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $3, $2 for students. www.fryeburgacademy.org. “The Bishop’s Wife,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale,” an archaeological dig unearths Santa and then local children begin disappearing, Space, Portland, $5. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. “Meet Me in St. Louis,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

Food and Drink

Home for the Holidays Brunch, free for children under age 3, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $27, $10 under age 12. 633-4333. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Full Moon Cask Beer Night, featuring winter comfort beers, Sebago Brewing Co., Portland. www.sebagobrewing.com. 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesday.

Feast of the Seven Fishes, five-course, traditional Italian Christmas celebration. Reservations recommended, Cinque Terre Restaurant, Portland, $50. 347-6154. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

For Children

Rudolph’s Workshops, hourlong workshops are $9 plus museum admission, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. www.kitetails.org. Candy making, 12:30 p.m. today.

Museums

“Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk’s Schools,” replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, $5 donation. www.brickstoremuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.

Music

Holiday Concert, with Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen, Old York Historical Society (Remick Barn), York. www.seacoastguitar.org. 3 and 6 p.m. today.

A Heritage Christmas, with the Maine Music Society, First Congregational Church, South Paris, $16-$18, $9 for students. www.mainemusicsociety.org. 4 p.m. today.

Jazz Breakfast, breakfast items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free children under age 6. 775-6148. Thomas Smallwood and Arman Mohammad, 10:30 a.m. to noon today.

A Rockapella Holiday, a cappella ensemble’s holiday concert, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $30-$35, free under age 9. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 4 p.m. today.

Bangor Band, community holiday concert, Bangor Civic Center. www.basspark.com. 6 p.m. today.

A Celtic Christmas with AIRE and Castlebay, Lucid Stage, Portland, $18-$22. www.airetheater.com. 2 p.m. today.

Northfield, Christmas concert, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley, $10. 864-3381. 4 p.m. today.
Kotzschmar concerts, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. www.foko.org. Christmas with Cornils ($15 to $20), 7:30 p.m. Monday.

School Music Program Concert, student performance, King Middle School, Portland, free. www.portlandschools.org. 6 p.m. Monday.

Christmas With Aaron Neville, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $110. www.stone
mountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Monday.

Pro Sports

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League basketball game., Portland Exposition Building, Portland, 5-30, 210-6655. vs. Idaho, 5 p.m. today; vs. Springfield, 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

Readings

Celestial Poetry Evening, poets read works about the stars, sky and Universe in the Star Dome, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. Solstice Dawning,
7 p.m. today.

Special Events

Holiday Extravaganza, varying events featuring musicians, art exhibits, poets and more, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. www.aarhusgallery.com. Today.

The Twelve Days of Christmas, tours of the mansion decked out in holiday splendor; tours are self-guided. Family ticket is $35, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $5-$15, free under age 6. www.victoriamansion.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Friday and Dec. 26.

1880s Coastal Christmas, tours of the house decorated for a Victorian Christmas celebration, Harrington House, Freeport, $10. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

“Christmas With the Longfellows,” a mid-19th-century holiday celebration with Longfellow House tours, children’s activities, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland. 774-1822. Noon to 5 p.m. (last tour leaves at 4 p.m.) today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last tour leaves at 4 p.m.) Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last tour leaves at 1 p.m.) Friday; noon to 5 p.m. (last tour leaves at 4 p.m.) Dec. 26.

Open house, view working layouts and munch on light refreshments, Model Train and Slot Car Shop, York, free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

Mid-Winter’s Eve at Stonehenge, Patrick Peoples leads a simulated tour of Stonehenge projected onto planetarium’s Star Dome, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5 suggested donation. 780-4249. 7 p.m. Monday.

Lunar Eclipse Viewing, weather permitting, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, free. 780-4249. 12:45 to 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas, spoken word series, Blue, Portland. All Night Open Mic ($3 suggested donation), 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Holiday open house and winter solstice celebration with refreshments and music, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. www.coa.edu. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Living Nativity, with live animals and hymn singing, Standish Congregational Church, Standish, free. 642-3386. 15-minute showings at 6, 6:20, 6:40 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Phyzkidz, youth friendly-performances of the vaudeville festival, Phyzgig, Space, Portland, $10-$12, $8 age 12 and younger. www.phyzgig.org. 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

Theater

“Annie,” musical about an orphaned girl who finds a new home, Waldo Theater, Waldoboro. www.thewaldo.org. 2 p.m. today.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” classic holiday story about a department store Santa, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Sebago Lake, $14, $12 for students and seniors. www.schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. today.

“A Christmas Carol,” ticket prices differ from week to week during the production, ranging from $25 to $39; $12 for children under age 12, Portland Stage Company, Portland. 774-0465. Noon and 5 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday; noon Friday.

“The Santaland Diaries,” for mature audiences, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $20, $17 for students. 774-0465. 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. today.

“Santa’s Reindeer Revue,” photos with Santa before the show (2:30 to 3:30 p.m.). Reservations recommended, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8. 4 p.m. today.

“The World of Sholom Aleichem,” a collection of three short plays depicting life in Eastern Europe Jewish communities in the early part of the 20th century, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $10, $8 for students and seniors. www.acorn-productions.org. 5 p.m. today.

“Ms. Scrooge,” a Young Peoples Theater production. Tickets are pay what you want; $6 suggested, Theater Project, Brunswick. 2 p.m. today.

“It’s A Wonderful Life,” holiday classic, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $15-$22. 2 p.m. today.

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and “A Christmas Memory,” presented by Timepiece Theatre Company, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $10-$12. 773-0333. 7:30 p.m. today and Monday.

“A Christmas Carol,” musical version of Charles Dickens’ story, City Theater, Biddeford, $15. www.citytheater.org. 2 p.m. today.

“Plaid Tidings,” the holiday version of “Forever Plaid,” Bangor Opera House. 942-3333. 3 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday.

“Wales and Tales,” new and old holiday stories, poems and music; benefits the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, Theater Project, Brunswick, by donation. 729-8584. 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

“The Velveteen Rabbit,” Bangor Opera House. 942-3333. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Mad Horse Christmas Radio Show, Hutchins School, South Portland, $25 donation. 730-2389. 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

“The Gift of the Magi,” an original musical set in 1940s Maine, Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $15-$22. 773-0333. 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday.