Friday, April 18, 2014
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Maine State Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.
Courtesy Maine State Ballet
The indie-pop band Lucius is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Wednesday.
Peter Larson photo
Twiddle, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. Reggae, funk, jazz, classical and bluegrass, 9 p.m. Friday.
Dana Cunningham & Max Dyer Holiday Concert, piano and cello, donations of a new toy or book for METRO’s Holiday Toy Bus will be accepted at the concert, OceanView at Falmouth. 781-4460. 3 p.m. Friday.
T-Acadie: “Holiday Gems of the Season,” folk trio performs French carols, southern gospel, English wassail songs, Cajun Christmas songs, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $10, $6 students. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Duke Robillard Band, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Blues, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Mighty Mystic, reggae, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Irish Christmas in America, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $28 advance, $32 door. chocolate churcharts.org. Celtic music and dance featuring vocal duo Lumiere, Seamus Begley and others, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Alhan, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. Middle Eastern music ensemble, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Childsplay, fiddle supergroup plays blues, Appalachian, Celtic, waltz, step dance and more, Portland High School John Ford Auditorium, $20. childsplay.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Arc Iris, orchestral pop, led by Jocie Adams. Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, $12. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
V4, The Burners and Britta and The Nonpareils, Bayside Bowl, Portland, free. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $16, $14 seniors, $12 for 12 and under. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
USM School of Music Composers Showcase Concert, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, free. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Village Coffee House with Heather Maloney, New Gloucester Congregational Church, New Gloucester, $10. 926-3260. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Bluegrass Music Association of Southern Maine Jam, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $7. 232-1528. Unplugged stringed instruments, all levels of playing, noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 8.
Rock My Soul Rockin’ Holiday Concert, gospelized Christmas carols and R&B, doo-wop flavored arrangements of holiday songs, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 4 p.m. Dec. 8.
CODA Chorus Christmas Concert, solo performances, flute accompaniment and the Winthrop Area Handbell Ringers, Hope Baptist Church, Manchester, donations welcome. codachorus.com. Carols from “The Christmas Canticles” and more, 7 p.m. Dec. 8.
Anne Dodson & Friends 26th annual seasonal program, First Congregational Church, Camden, $6-$13 advance, $7-$15 door, free for under 6. 236-9576. Concert that celebrates life, love, loss and general silliness, 7 p.m. Dec. 8.
Goran Sollscher, Swedish classical guitarist, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, $12. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donations welcome. localbuzzcafe.com. Jazz jam, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8.
Bates College Annual Service of Lessons and Carols, Peter J. Gomes Chapel, Lewiston. 786-8272. 7 p.m. Dec. 8.
Doug Kolmar, singer-songwriter, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8.
Cold River Radio Show with Jonathan Sarty, Fryeburg Academy Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $15. coldriverradio.com. Celebrating release of “Cold River Radio Standards Vol. 1,” 7 p.m. Dec. 8.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
“Joy to the World” Christmas at Victoria Mansion, Portland, victoria mansion.org. $15, $13.50 seniors, $7 college students, $5 for children ages 6 to 17, free for under 6. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 8.
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Swedish classical guitarist Goran Sollscher performs at Bates College in Lewiston on Dec. 8.