Wednesday, April 23, 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.
28th annual Harbor Lights Festival, Boothbay Harbor, various locations. boothbayharbor.com. 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. 15.
Bath Antiques Show, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. bathantiquesshows.com. 50 dealers of fine antiques and collectibles, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
13th annual Festival of Trees, Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, Westbrook. westbrookfestivaloftrees.com. 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday to Saturday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poetry and spoken word, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3-$5, 18-plus. 450-1815. Featuring Erin Kirsh, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Maine Organization of Storyteller Enthusiasts presents an evening of storytelling, featuring The Rudder Family Holiday Planner, a Peaks Island puppet production with David Handwerker and Stephanie Eliot, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5 suggested donation. moosetellers.ning.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Merry Madness, downtown Portland, portland maine.com. Horse and wagon rides, participating stores open until 10 p.m. 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday.
The Dough Ball Party, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, proceeds benefit the opera house, $20 advance, $30 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. Music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, Gingerbread Spectacular winners announced, 7 p.m. Friday.
Holiday Open House, Foss Mansion, decorated for the season, Auburn, $8, $5 students, under 12 free. Presented by the Women’s Literary Union of Androscoggin, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Original Peacox Productions “A Magical Christmas 2013,” Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, $10. peacoxproductions.org. Professional touring theater troupe known for artful male and female impersonations, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Christmas Variety Show,” The Freeport Theater of Awesome, magic from Norman NG, live Christmas music by Peter Mezoian, juggling, physical comedy and more, $17, $12 seniors and children, $12 for all 2 p.m. shows. awesometheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 21.
The 7th annual Great Gingerbread Spectacular, with music and performances, bake sale, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free. boothbayoperahouse.com. Exhibit of dozens of gingerbread houses and castles, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15.
Dickens: An Evening with the Master, join Victoria Mansion trustee Carlene Magno and Andrew Harris of Deertrees Theater in the stair hall for an exciting night of history and entertainment, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $25. victoriamansion.org. Reception follows performance, 6 p.m. Saturday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi’s “Falstaff,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Falstaff,” Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $26, $23 seniors, $18 students. fryeburgacademy.org/tickets. 1 p.m. Saturday.
29th annual Christmas Parade, Wells. southernmaineparade.com. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas,” 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
Royal Shakespeare Company “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15, $5 for 18 and under. atthelincoln.org. Live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
Theater at Monmouth presents “This Wonderful Life,” Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $20-$30. theaterat monmouth.org. Steve Murray’s adaptation of Frank Capra’s holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 1 p.m. Sunday.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Our Theatre Company, Nasson Community Center Little Theatre, Springvale, $10, $8 seniors, kids 12 and under. myotc.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday4; 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
“The Sound of Music,” Portland Players, South Portland, $20, $18 seniors, $15 students. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. 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.