Thursday, December 12, 2013
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The Portland Symphony Orchestra will present “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” with Norman Huynh conducting an hour-long program geared to children, in Portland on Oct. 20.
Courtesy Portland Symphony Orchestra
The Portland Stage Company presents August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” through Oct. 20.
Photo by Aaron Flacke
Bluestocking Film Series, Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, Portland, $5 advance, $7 door. bluestockingfilms.com. Six award-winning short films by talented women directors for Portland’s cinema lovers, 7 p.m. Saturday.
The 32nd Asbury Short Film Concert, Fryeburg Academy Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, $10, $8 seniors, $5 students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Combines classic and world-renowned short films with new international festival honorees, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Farnsworth Museum and The Strand present “The Wizard of Oz,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7.50. rocklandstrand.com. Screening of original 1939 film, 2 p.m. Oct. 20.
• Food and Drink
Cider Sunday, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Press cider and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labors, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Fall Foliage Wine Sail, join sommelier Erica Johnson about the Sail Sloop Frances for a tasting discussion of French reds, Maine State Pier, Portland, $65, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Kitchen Garden Series Dinner, multi-course autumn meal by chef Christopher Anderson of Wings Hill Inn and Restaurant, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90, includes wine and gratuities. 633-4333. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
• For Children
Pumpkin Hayrides, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, $6, $20 per family. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Oct. 27.
“Hansel and Gretel,” Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8-$9. kitetails.org. New twists and turns on classic Brothers Grimm tale, 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 20.
“Play Me A Story” interactive theater performance and workshop, “Enchanted Adventures,” for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Halloween Spooktacular, family friendly program of dance to “Dance Macabre,” “Night on Bald Mountain” and more, children’s costume parade at intermission, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland, $18 advance, $23 door, $5 for 18 and under; students $12 in advance; $17 at the door. portlandballet.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.
John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. localbuzzcafe.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, performing “Thick as a Brick 1 & 2,” State Theatre, Portland, $45 to $75, reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Suede, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $30 advance, $34 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. With pianist Fred Boyle and bassist Rich Hill, 8 p.m. Sunday.
Gordon Bok, singer-songwriter with harpist Carol Rohl, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $10, $5 students, free for age 12 and under, concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Bluegrass Music Association of Southern Maine Jam, unplugged stringed instruments, all levels of playing, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Beever McCain, electric guitar and vibraphone duo with vocals, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Josee Vachon, singer-songwriter performs traditional and contemporary Acadian folk music, University of Maine (Fox Auditorium), Fort Kent, $10. 834-7800. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Day for Night, acoustic country duo, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-1009. 1 p.m. Sunday.
A Great Big World, singer-songwriters Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $9.31 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
The Black Crowes, rock, State Theatre, Portland, $45 advance, $50 door, $80 for two day pass. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Parkington Sisters, four sisters, vocals and instruments, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Local Music Series, Zach Ovington, Gather Restaurant, Yarmouth. gathermaine.com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The English Beat, 2 tone ska revival, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door, $40 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Shine it on Thursday with Heather Styka and Paddy Mills, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Thursday
October Music Series, Kathi Nordone, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.
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