December 8, 2013

Audience Calendar

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The Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “The Magic of Christmas” at Merrill Auditorium from Friday through Dec. 22.

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Lyric Music Theater in South Portland presents the musical “Annie” through Dec. 21.

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USM School of Music Youth Ensembles Vocal Concert, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Corthell Concert Hall, $5-$8 suggested donation. 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. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Black Nativity in Concert: A Gospel Celebration,” Down East Singers, St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle, $20 suggested donation. 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. Music and poetry, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Jim Brickman: Joy of Christmas, pianist, State Theatre, Portland, $31.50-$65.50. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Patty Larkin, singer-songwriter, guitarist, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Hattie Simon Trio, The Hive, Kennebunk. 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. Lissa Schneckenburger & Corey Dimario and Matt & Shannon Heaton, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. 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. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Eleanor Friedberger, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. 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. With Vio/Mire and Family Planning, 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Lauren Crobsy, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10, $7 students. 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. 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. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Silent Sam and the Evans, Americana and folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 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. 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. 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. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sweetback Sisters: Honkytonk Christmas, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12 advance, $15 door. 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. 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.

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