Saturday, March 8, 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.
Zach Jones, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Rock, pop and soul, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Bay Chamber Concerts presents Harlem-based gospel choir Songs of Solomon, Rockport Opera House, $25, $10 for under 21. baychamberconcerts.org. Inspirational young adult gospel choir led by Pastor Chantel Renee, 3 p.m. Saturday.
Greater Freeport Community Chorus, “The Many Moods of Christmas,” Freeport Performing Arts Center at Freeport High School, $10, 18 and under free, maximum $25 per family. gfccweb.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
Dave Rowe, Denny Breau and Phil House, 20th annual holiday concert, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $15. 866-655-7171 ext. 801. 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Dwells and Eric law, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. Cosmic Americana and punk-rock cellist, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Casco Bay Concert Band “The Many Moods of Christmas,” McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $10, $8 seniors. www.cascobayconcertband. 3 p.m. Saturday.
Blackalicious, hip-hop, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $17 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Dec. 15.
The Boy Singers of Maine “Sounds of the Season” Concert, Cumberland Congregational Church, $10, $8 seniors and students. boysingersofmaine.org. 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
Fryeburg Academy Music Students’ annual Candlelight Concert, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, free. 935-9232. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
Wescustago Youth Chorale, 16th annual winter concert, Freeport Performing Arts Center at Freeport High School, $10, $5 students and seniors. 846-0705. 3 p.m. Dec. 15.
“Black Nativity in Concert: A Gospel Celebration,” Down East Singers, Camden Opera House, $20, 18 and under free. downeastsingers.org. Musical numbers together with recitation of Scripture and Langston Hughes’ poetry, 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
• Special Events
4th annual Fire and Ice Bar, music by Tony Boffa Band, hors d’oeuvres, outdoor cocktails, a portion of the proceeds of the event will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation and The Education Foundation of the Kennebunks, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, $25. fireandicekport.com. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Celebrate the Season by the Sea,” Old Orchard Beach. 934-2500. Santa and Mrs. Claus, parade, musical performances, hay rides, treats and more, 1 p.m. Sunday.
Sit with Santa, for dogs and their companions, proceeds benefit the Planet Dog Foundation, Planet Dog Company Store, Portland, $10. planetdog.com. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
“Joy to the World” Christmas at Victoria Mansion, Portland, victoriamansion.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. 15.
Night of the Nutcracker with the Portland Ballet, members of Portland Ballet perform scenes from “The Victorian Nutcracker” in the Stair Hall. Victoria Mansion, Portland, $15, $13.50 seniors, two children admitted free with each paying adult, additional children $5. victoriamansion.org. Admissions at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Christmas Prelude, rides on heated streetcars with stories read aloud, afternoon Christmas karaoke on Saturday and Sunday, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $6. trolleymuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15.
An 1870s Christmas at Norlands, $25 for family (2 adults and 2-3 children), Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $8, $6 for 12 and under. norlands.org. Interactive Christmas celebration with wagon rides, period crafts, story-telling and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
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, Sunday.
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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.