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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34th annual Christmas in New England Arts & Craft Show, Augusta Civic Center. newenglandcraftfairs .com. Artwork and crafts by New England artisans, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1.

Annual Craft Fair, American Legion Harry J. Conway Post 135, Sabattus. 375-4058. Handmade crafts and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, Woodfords Club, Portland. 899-5356. More than 30 crafters, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Open House, Phippsburg Historical Society Museum. 443-6309. Cookie walk, spinning demonstration, traditional music by Jim Joseph, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Joy of Giving Holiday Gift Fair, On the Move Fitness and Wellness, South Portland. 799-0042. Sixteen crafters and vendors, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Georgetown Art Sale, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. Paintings and prints, holiday cards, Shaker boxes, jewelry and pottery, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Giant Fundraising Sale, benefit for the educational outreach program of the statewide Maine Farms Project, Shady Nook Farm, West Newfield. 793-2759. New and used books, unique art rubber stamps, framed photographs, second-hand items, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1. Through Dec. 22.

Stone Mountain Arts Center Flea Market, Brownfield. stonemountain Antiques, quirky knick-knacks and more, with live music, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1.

• Films

“Amour,” York Public Library. york French with English subtitles (PG-13), 3 p.m. Sunday.

”Hark! Cinema Angels” holiday film series, Patten Free Library, Bath. “Only Angels Have Wings” (1939), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• For Children

Caring Claus Days, visits with Santa for children with sensory conditions, in front of JCPenney in the Maine Mall, allowing families to park next to the bus stop and walk straight to the set and back out to the car if needed. Overhead music will be turned off in the mall and most stores will not have opened. Families whose children are hyper-alert are advised to come on Nov. 24, as that will likely be the quietest time. 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Sunday and Dec. 1.

Polar Express, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $25-$40. Holiday train travels to the “North Pole,” with hot cocoa and cookies, stories and Santa, trains at 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2:45, 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1.

North Pole Express, Boothbay Railway Village, $10, reservations suggested. Entertaining train ride includes storytelling and visit from Sana, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (every 30 minutes) Saturday.

• Music

Andrea Wollstadt, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. Acoustic folk and jazz, 1 p.m. Sunday

Lloyd Banks, Asylum, Portland, $22, 18-plus. Hip-hop, with Brandon Ross and B. Aull, 9 p.m. Sunday.

USM School of Music Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $8, $5 students and seniors. Performance of John Mackey’s “Aurora Awakes” and more, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Athena Consort/Black Bear Men’s Chorus, Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono, $9. umaine .edu/spa. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Holiday Season 2013 Celebration, Pine Tree State Country Music Association, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $5. 490-1232. Music from Tina Kelly Band, From the Heart, Darla De and Dennis Moro, 1 p.m. Sunday.

Community Sing! Midcoast Community Chorus, First Congregational Church, Camden. 975-0582. Monthly singing gathering, 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

4th Sunday Damariscotta Area Sacred Harp Singing, home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta. 563-6083. Potluck supper following the singing; bring dish to share, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Monday Night Blues Series, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. Tas Cru, 7 p.m. Monday.

Percussion Ensemble, Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono, $9. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lyle Divinsky & The Model Airplane, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. port Soul and funk, 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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