Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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The Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “The Magic of Christmas” at Merrill Auditorium from Friday through Dec. 22.
Lyric Music Theater in South Portland presents the musical “Annie” through Dec. 21.
USM School of Music Youth Ensembles Vocal Concert, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Corthell Concert Hall, $5-$8 suggested donation. usm.maine.edu/music. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Nollaig Shona, a holiday feast of Cape Breton traditional music, dance and stories. Stratton Community Building, 246-2300, call for pricing. Community supper at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, bluegrass, folk, traditional, country and rock, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Black Nativity in Concert: A Gospel Celebration,” Down East Singers, St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle, $20 suggested donation. downeastsingers.org. Musical numbers together with recitation of Scripture and Langston Hughes’ poetry, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Chipped Enamel, The Pepper Club, Portland. 772-0531. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Pleasant Note Coffeehouse Open Mic, First Universalist Church of Auburn, free. auburnuu.org. Music and poetry, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Jim Brickman: Joy of Christmas, pianist, State Theatre, Portland, $31.50-$65.50. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Patty Larkin, singer-songwriter, guitarist, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Hattie Simon Trio, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. Jazz piano and vocals with bass and drums, 8 p.m. Friday.
A Fine Winter’s Night, Irish and folk holiday music, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15. rocklandstrand.com. Lissa Schneckenburger & Corey Dimario and Matt & Shannon Heaton, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. Jazz from the Great American Songbook, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Tall Horse, Builder of the House, Yes We Kin, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Eleanor Friedberger, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. Singer-songwriter from The Fiery Furnaces, 9 p.m. Friday.
Dimensions in Jazz presents oudist Jussi Reijonen, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. 828-1310. Performance with quartet, 8 p.m. Friday.
The Low Anthem, folk, blues, chamber music, $10 advance, $12 door. space538.org. With Vio/Mire and Family Planning, 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Lauren Crobsy, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10, $7 students. chocolatechurcharts.org. With Abby Dunn and Jesse Gardner, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
First Person Plural, folk and blues duo Dana Pearson and Monica Grabin, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Stone Mountain Live Christmas Show, hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys, with special guests The Gibson Brothers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Silent Sam and the Evans, Americana and folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.
Piano Sing Along, favorite standards, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Yulegrass, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. onelongfellowsquare.com. Lauren Rioux, Mike Block, Scott Law and Amanda Kowalski, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
Richard James & The Name Changers, psychedelic rock and roll, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, $20 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Annual Choral Festival with the University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland, free, donations welcome. 939-2260. 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Concert: Downeast Brass Quintet with organist Jay Zoller, South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta, $10, $5 students, 12 and under free. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Sweetback Sisters: Honkytonk Christmas, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12 advance, $15 door. chocolatechurcharts.org. Family-style harmonies, old country to rockabilly, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas,” City Theater, Biddeford, singers perform rockin’ holiday songs in a benefit for the theater, $10. citytheater.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
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Songs of Solomon, a young adult gospel choir, will sing at the Rockport Opera House on Saturday in a Bay Chamber Concerts performance.