Wednesday, April 16, 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
Tree Lighting, Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. With carolers from Raymond Elementary School and refreshments, 5 p.m. Sunday.
Christmas at Swan Hall, proceeds benefit the Lyric Theater and Portland Players, Swan Hall, Portland, $5, suggested donation. 400-6085. 1886 house decorated with 16 Christmas trees, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday; 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 8. Through Dec. 15.
Holiday Lighting, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, free. 838-8672. 6 p.m. Monday.
“Joy to the World” Annual Christmas Gala, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $50. victoriamansion.org. Chat with designers as you tour the house. With food, drinks and valet parking. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Parade of Lights, downtown Lewiston. lewiston maine.gov. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Royal Shakespeare Company: “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, atthelincoln.org. $15, $5 for 18 and under. Live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, 7 p.m. Thursday.
Christmas Prelude, rides on heated streetcars with stories read aloud, afternoon Christmas karaoke on Saturdays and Sundays, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $6. trolleymuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 8. Through Dec. 15.
Model Railroad Celebration, Maine State Museum, Augusta, free. mainestatemuseum.org. Collections from the Maine 3-Railers and Great Falls Model Railroad Club, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Circus Conservatory of America presents “Circus in the Streets,” intersection of Congress and Park streets, Portland. portlandmaine.com/highlights/firstfriday. Acrobat artists The Red Trouser Show and local performers and students, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Portland Ballet, excerpts from “The Victorian Nutcracker,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Performed in the library atrium with viewing from Monument Square, 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Downtown Holiday Festival, Biddeford. heartofbiddeford.org. Ice-carving show, tree lighting, storytellers, musicians and more, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Holiday Reception, tea tastings with tea expert Marianne Russo of Nellie’s Tea Co., The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Artists Leslie Newell and Mary Weston share “Bringing Nature Inside for the Holidays,” 2 to 4 p.m. Friday.
USM School of Music 23rd annual Scholarship Gala, A Venetian Season of Light, live performances by acclaimed student ensembles, festive holiday banquet with tableside serenading, live and silent auctions, raffle drawing and centerpiece concert, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $90-$150. usmmusicgala.org. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.
The Boothbay Region Garden Club’s Festival of Trees, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. boothbayopera house.com. Holiday goods for sale and trees auctioned off, Friday to Sunday.
28th annual Harbor Lights Festival, Boothbay Harbor, various locations. boothbayharbor.com. Friday to Sunday.
An Evening with Carolyn Currie, University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $8, $6 kids. usm.maine.edu/planet. Ethereal music combined with celestial images projected against star-adorned firmament. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Santa Day, Skolfield Whittier House, Brunswick, free. 729-6606. Visit with Santa, music by Bowdoin College’s Miscellania, refreshments, holiday shopping and more, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Holiday Open House, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, free. www.317maine.org. Refreshments, cookie decorating, tours and music, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Lewiston Youth Advisory Council presents Community Share, Show & Tell, with cultural holiday refreshment samples, The DownStage at L/A Arts, Lewiston. lewistonmaine.gov. Share about December holidays across many cultures, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Very Merry Main Street, Main Street Lisbon. 751-2417. Horse-drawn carriage rides, musical performances, visits with Santa, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
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Swedish classical guitarist Goran Sollscher performs at Bates College in Lewiston on Dec. 8.