March 18, 2010

Booking Ahead

— November

29, Kittlish CD release party, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland.

29, Bay Chamber Concerts presents the Vermeer Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House, Rockport.

29, Monica Grablin, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, Portland.

29-30 and 12/1, Fall Dance Concert, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick.

29, Noonday Concerts: Jeff Ertman and Jacqui Gourdin, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland.

30-12/2, Maine State Ballet presents ''Nutcracker,'' Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall, Portland.

30, Ameranouche Trio, 8 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, Portland.

30-12/2, ''Phantom,'' Lyric Music Theater, South Portland.

30-12/1, Portland Community Chorus, Scarborough High School Auditorium, Scarborough.

30, Kelly Nesbitt with Chris Teret, One Longfellow Square, Portland.

30-12/24, ''A Christmas Carol,'' Portland Stage Company, Portland.

30-12/2, ''A Christmas Carol,'' Waterville Opera House, Waterville.

30, Season of Light: Holiday Scholarship Gala, 6-10:30 p.m., Abromson Community Education Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland.

December

1-2, Christmas at the Cathedral, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland.

1-2, The Bangor Symphony presents the Spirit of Bangor, Bangor Auditorium, Bangor.

1, ''The Song of Hiawatha,'' noon, St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, Portland.

1, Sudanese Cultural Festival, 4-7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, Portland.

1, U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., South Portland High School Auditorium, South Portland.

1, Killswitch Engage and Lamb of God, 7:30 p.m., Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston.

1-2, ''The Nutcracker,'' 3 p.m., Camden Opera House, Camden.

1, Portland Ballet presents a Meet and Greet Nutcracker Suite, 2 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston.

1, Phil Keaggy, the Maple Room, Lewiston.

1-2, Juanito Pascual Flamenco Quartet, One Longfellow Square, Portland.

2, Colby Symphony Orchestra presents Music Appropriate to the Season, 7:30 p.m., Lorimer Chapel, Colby College, Waterville.

2, Chris Humphrey CD Release Concert, 4 p.m., Kennebunk Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk.

2, Portland String Quartet, 3 p.m., Woodford's Congregational Church, Portland.

2, Richie Havens, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. SOLD OUT

2, Cashore Marionettes, Reach Center, Deer Isle.

3, Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare Ensemble presents Sonnets and Soliloquies, 8 p.m., Wine Bar, Portland.

3-4, Roy Clark, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield.

3, USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham

4, PCA Great Performances presents Boys of the Lough: A Celtic Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall, Portland.

5, Cake, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall, Portland.

6, Noonday Concerts: USM Chamber Singers, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland.

6, USM Jazz Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham.

6-9, Sesame Street Live presents ''Elmo Makes Music,'' Cumberland Country Civic Center, Portland.

6, Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m., Lorimer Chapel, Colby College, Waterville.

6-9, Broadway at Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, Portland.

6-9 and 13-16 ''The Emperor's New Clothes,'' Belfast Maskers, Belfast.

6, Greg Brown: The Concert for Bald Rock, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House, Camden.

7, USM Composers Showcase, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham.

7-8, Maine State Ballet presents ''The Magic Toy Shop,'' Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth.

7, Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, 7:30 p.m., Phippsburg Congregational Church, Phippsburg.

7-8, Service of Carols and Lights, Lorimer Chapel, Colby College, Waterville.

7, Greg Brown, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield.

7-9, ''A Christmas Carol/A Homespun Holiday,'' the Public Theatre, Lewiston.

7, Gamelan Galak Tika, 8 p.m., Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston.

7, Portland String Quartet, the Maple Room, Lewiston.

7, Aine Minogue's Celtic Holiday Show, 7:30 p.m., Waterville Opera House, Waterville.

8, Aine Minogue's Celtic Holiday Show, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath.

8, Up with People, 7:30 p.m., Bangor Auditorium, Bangor.

8, ''Santaland Diaries,'' 7:30 p.m., Camden Opera House, Camden.

8, Jefferson Starship, King Pine Room, Sugarloaf USA, Carrabassett Valley.

8, Christmas in New England: A Musical Christmas Show for All Ages, 2 p.m., River Tree Center for the Arts, Kennebunk.

8, Music for a While, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills.

8, Southern Maine Children's Chorus, 7 p.m., St. Luke's Cathedral, Portland.

8, PCA Great Performances presents Leo Leonni's ''Swimmy, Frederick, Inch by Inch,'' 2 and 4 p.m., South Portland Auditorium, South Portland.

8-9, Portland Ballet presents ''The Victorian Nutcracker,'' Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall, Portland.

8-16, The Children's Theatre of Maine presents ''Kitchen Table Fables,'' Children's Museum of Maine, Portland.

8, John Hammond, 7:30 p.m., the Maple Room, Lewiston.

8, USM's Opera Workshop presents ''Amahl and the Night Visitors,'' 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham.

8, Erin McKeown, 9:30 p.m., Space, Portland.

9, Baltimore Baroque Ensemble, 3 p.m., Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono.

9, Bay Chamber Concerts presents Wadaiko Yamato, 4 p.m., Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport.

9, Suzanne Vega, 7:30 p.m., State Street Church, Portland.

9, Southern Maine Children's Chorus, 3 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston.

9, ''Pardon My French,'' 2 p.m., City Theater, Biddeford.

10, Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Art Society present Messiah Holiday Sing Along, 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick's Church, Portland.

11, John Mellencamp, 7:30 p.m., Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland.

11-12, Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music, Bangor Auditorium, Bangor.

12-23, Penobscot Theatre presents ''Peter Pan,'' Bangor Opera House, Bangor.

3-16, Dance USM, Russell Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham.

13, Noonday Concerts: Sing Along with the Choral Arts Society, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland.

13, Bay Chamber Concerts presents BodyVox, 2:30 p.m., Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport.

13, Ray Cornils, Noontime Christmas Organ Concert, 12:10 p.m., First Parish Church, Brunswick.

13, Vienna Boys Choir, 7 p.m., St. John's Catholic Church, Bangor.

14, Boston Pops Holiday Concert, 8 p.m., Augusta Civic Center, Augusta.

14-15, Maine State Ballet presents ''The Magic Toy Shop,'' Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth.

14, Becky Chace, 8 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, Portland.

14-16, Bossov Ballet Theatre presents ''The Nutcracker,'' Waterville Opera House, Waterville.

14-16, Portland Symphony Orchestra presents the Magic of Christmas, Merrill Auditorium, Portland.

14-16, Stone Mountain Live, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield.

14, Kelly Joe Phelps, One Longfellow Square, Portland.

14-16, Holiday Festival, the Theater Project, Brunswick.

15, Winter Solstice Concert with Rebecca Wing, 8 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, Portland.

15, Casco Bay Tummlers, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland.

15-23, Penobscot Theatre presents ''The Santaland Diaries,'' Bangor Opera House, Bangor.

16, CODA Chorus, 2 p.m., Jewett Hall, University of Maine, Augusta.

16, Midcoast Symphony Orchestra's Messiah Sing-Along, 2:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham.

17, Sing! It's Christmas, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath.

18, Christmas With Cornils, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland.

19, Cherish the Ladies, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield.

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