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
“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks,” Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Opening reception and holiday party, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 22.
“Our Beautiful Planet,” photography by George Petkov, Grapheteria Gallery, Portland. thegrapheteria.com. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 31.
“Rusty Bits,” metal show and sale, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. waterfallarts.org. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 22.
“Revision,” Matthew Demers and Allison McKeen, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Opening reception 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
An Evening of Chocolate Tasting, Art and Music, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Sweets, music from Tom Luther, artwork, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Kingfield Friday Artwalk, 939-6518. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
The Holiday Show, festive group show with works by more than 40 artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 28.
Small Works Holiday Show, art by more than 60 artists, Yarmouth Frame and Gallery. yarmouthframe andgallery.com. Opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 31.
Carol Tanner, Falmouth Memorial Library. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. Opening reception noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Art in the Square, 12 x 12-inch original artwork on canvas by local artists, proceeds benefit the student and scholarship fund, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Artist and public reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 5.
Maine 10 Art Show, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinginc.com. Sylvia Dyer, Shirley Lewis, Mary Truesdell, Leslie Emerson, Susan Rayfield Wood and Wayne Robbins. Opening reception noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 27.
Bradbury Mountain Arts 15th annual Holiday Show and Sale, Mallett Hall, Pownal. 688-3320. Fine arts and crafts including paintings, prints, photography and ceramics, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8.
Casco Bay Art League Holiday Show and Sale, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Harpswell. 725-6084. Oils, watercolors, pastels and stationery, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 8.
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. Sunday. Through Dec. 8.
Brunswick Downtown Association’s annual silent auction fundraiser, Curtis Memorial Library, $5. brunswickdowntown.org. Irish music by Tamara Goltz and David Stimson, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, Freeport High School. freeportjbr.kintera.org. Registration at 9 a.m., race at 10 a.m. Dec. 8.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Michael Paterniti, author of “The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, presented by Maine Coast Book Shop, mainecoastbookshop.com. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Peri Broadbent and Cheryl Johnson, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. Children’s book authors and illustrator, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
Colin Woodard, author of “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America,” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Holiday Book Sale, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Artist Dahlov Ipcar, signing copies of the restored and re-issued 1957 book “Animal Hide and Seek,” Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Dorothy T. Ratigan, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. Author of “Knitting Know How,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
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Swedish classical guitarist Goran Sollscher performs at Bates College in Lewiston on Dec. 8.