• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Country stars cook up a jam

LOOKING FOR a country Christmas? Try the Jingle Jam, a star-studded country show organized by Maine radio station WPOR. The show Friday in Lewiston is scheduled to include Craig Morgan, Jana Kramer, Uncle Kracker and Rachele Lynae.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St., Lewiston

HOW MUCH: $27.75 to $51.75

INFO: Waterfrontconcerts.com

Art and Theater: Four chances to hear DaPonte quartet

AUDIENCES WILL HEAR neglected gems as the DaPonte String Quartet presents works by Shostakovich, Walton and Dvorak in its winter concert series in Thomaston, Damariscotta, Portland and Topsham.

WHEN and WHERE: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Church, 200 Main St., Thomaston; 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta; 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Portland Public Library; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham.

HOW MUCH: $20

INFO: DaPonte.org or 529-4555.

Dining and Drink: Shop, sip at makers market

START YOUR DAY by visiting the first winter farmers’ market until 1 p.m., followed by a Holiday Makers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. featuring local artisanal products. Urban Farm Fermentory will have 12 tap lines flowing with mead, kombucha, hard cider and “experimental beverages.”

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. or later Saturday

WHERE: 200 Anderson St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Admission free, but bring money to spend on food and drink

INFO: 773-8331

Et Cetera: Ride the rails in a jolly trolley

CLANG CLANG, jingle jingle. That’s what you’re likely to hear Friday when the Seashore Trolley Museum begins its holiday trolley rides, as part of Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude celebration.

WHEN: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport

HOW MUCH: $6

INFO: Trolleymuseum.org

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Jazz musicians express themselves

CREATIVE EXPRESSION are the watch words of The Jazz Workshop, a six-piece jazz ensemble from Portland playing at Mayo Street Arts Friday. You’ll hear originals, plus interpretations of standards.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10

INFO: Mayostreetarts.org

Art and Theater: ‘White Christmas’ dream comes true

HERE’S A CHANCE to enjoy a classic holiday movie. Ogunquit Performing Arts presents “White Christmas,” co-starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, on the big screen on Sunday.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: www.ogunquitperformingarts.org

Dining and Drink: Santa takes a break for liquid refreshment

HAVE A BEER WITH SANTA at the annual 12 Beers of Christmas gathering, where you’ll be able to sample local seasonal brews, as well as some from away and a few imports. Ring in the holidays with Peak Organic Winter, Oxbow Saison Noel, Sam Adams Winter Lager, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Delerium Noel and more.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Most $2.99 a pint; exotic pours cost $4.99 per tulip glass

INFO: 772-0300

Et Cetera: Museum celebrates model trains

DIDN’T GET a model railroad for Christmas when you were a kid? Well, treat yourself to lots of model railroad displays and talk with train enthusiasts at the Model Railroad Celebration at the Maine State Museum Friday and Saturday.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Maine State Museum, 230 State Street, Augusta

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: Mainestatemuseum.org