November 24, 2013

Audience Calendar

Events in the arts, music, theater, books, dance and more

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11th annual Beatles Night, featuring local acts performing songs of the iconic band, will be held at the State Theatre in Portland on Saturday.

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New Sculptures by Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. Through Jan. 4.

“The Holly and The Ivy: Festival of Trees,” Saco Museum. sacomuseum .org. Dozens of gorgeously decorated trees and wreaths. Through Dec. 29.

Maine Artists Collective “Alchemy of Light,” Constellation Gallery, Portland. Paintings, mixed media, photography and digital art with the theme of light. Through Dec. 29.

Paul Black “New Portland Paintings,” Fore Street Gallery, Portland. 874-8084. Through Dec. 31.

William Harrison, Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland. mainely Pen and ink drawings. Through Dec. 31.

Clarity Robert and Su.Sane Hake “Fey Fairy Fey,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Dec. 31.

• Art Openings

Winter Art Walk Lewiston Auburn, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Bess Cutler Open Basement Studio, Art on the Hill Kittery. artonthe 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• Auditions

“Into the Woods,” Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. lyricmusic Musical to be performed Feb. 14 to 16, 21 to 23 and 28 and March 1. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday.

• Benefits

23rd annual Holiday Benefit Concert with Rick Charette, St. Joseph’s College, Standish, admission is a new unwrapped toy or gift card. 893-7794. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Shop for a Cause Day, participating stores and galleries will donate a portion of their sales to the Milestone Foundation’s HOME Team, downtown Portland. portland Saturday.

Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale to benefit Portland’s combined high schools girls’ and boys’ hockey teams, Deering High School, Portland. 874-8260. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 8.

• Books and Authors

Dr. Joan MacCracken, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Author of “The Winter House,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Karel Hayes, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. Author of children’s picture book “The Christmas Visitors,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

• Classical Music

Bach “Sleepers, Wake!” Choral Art Society and Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $25-$75. Works by Respighi, Biber, Corelli and Bach, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

• Comedy

Bob Marley, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25. jonathansrestaurant .com. 8 p.m. Friday.

“Parents Night Out,” $15 with donation to Coats for Kids, The Footlights, Falmouth, $20. With comics Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

• Dance

Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Maine State Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” cast of nearly 300 dancers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$60. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 8.

Galumpha, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $22. johnson World class, inventive dance company with acrobatic, visual effects and more, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Fairs/Festivals

Holiday Craft Fair, American Legion, Old Orchard Beach. 468-6092. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Fifth annual ArtFull Gifts Fine Art & Craft Holiday Show, benefits Coastal Mountains Land Trust, 50 exhibitors of fine art, crafts and gourmet foods; $3. Point Lookout Resort, Northport. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Holiday Craft Fair, Sunny Acre Farm, Falmouth. 781-2943. Handmade gifts from Maine artisans and crafters, decorated evergreens and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and Dec. 1.

Winter Holiday Sale, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. Nature-inspired crafts including hand knits, stained glass, woodenware and much more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 1.

Freedom Friday Fair, fundraiser for anti-human trafficking causes, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. Handcrafted fair trade goods, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday9.

7th annual Creative Economy Studio Show and Sale, Studio on the Hill, Freeport. 865-0605. Works by more than 40 Maine artists and craftspersons, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 1.

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