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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DANCE

Maine State Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” cast of nearly 300 dancers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$60. porttix.com. Cast of nearly 300 dancers, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Family Contra Dance and Winter Spiral, Belfast Dance Studio, $4, $2 children. 408-903-3710. Live music by John Pranio and Toki Oshima and caller Chrissy Fowler, 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Intricate Glances Will Meet Here,” Bates College, Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Lewiston. 786-6161. Senior thesis piece by Colleen Fitzgerald blends tango and modern elements, 7 p.m. Sunday.

Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, $5-$10 suggested donation. portlandswingproject.com. Lesson at 7 p.m., dance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fall Dance Showcase, University of Maine, Orono, Hauck Auditorium, $10. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, The Pearl, Portland, $5, 21-plus. 523-9600. Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, 8 p.m. Thursday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe; many dances taught, no partner needed. People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Vivid Motion presents “The Nutcracker Burlesque,” featuring a wide array of dance genres including ballet, go-go dancing, disco, hoedown and classic burlesque. For adults only, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. vividmotion.org. Music is adapted from the classic Tchaikovsky Nutcracker ballet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 21.

Freeport Contradance, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $10, $7 students and seniors. 233-4325. Music from Adam Broome & Jaide Trudel, caller George Marshall. Family dance at 6 p.m.; finger food potluck at 7 p.m.; beginner session at 7:30 p.m.; 8 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs/Festivals

Fort Andross Artisans Holiday Craft Show and Sale, Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, Brunswick, $2. cabotantiques.com. Jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, stained glass, furniture, metal works, books, baskets and more.10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Gingerbread House Festival, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Through Dec. 19.

SEA Holiday Sale, East End Community School, Portland. SEAportland.org. More than 80 artists. Blown glass, jewelry, journals, paintings, textiles, pottery and much more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Annual Bake and Gift Basket Sale, Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. Pastries, Christmas cookies, pies, breads and holiday gift baskets, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Winter Holiday Sale, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. Nature-inspired crafts including hand knits, stained glass, woodenware and much more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

United Maine Craftsmen’s 36th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, USM Sullivan Gym, Portland. 621-2818. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Women in the Arts annual Prelude Fine Art & Crafts Show, Masonic Lodge, Kennebunkport. mainewomenarts.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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 4 p.m. Sunday.

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. Sunday.

Christmas with Alpacas, presented by PacaNaturals, Estabrook’s Farm and Greenhouse, Yarmouth. pacanaturals.com. Alpaca-wear and yarn, meet the animals, beverages and baked goods, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Giant Fundraising Sale, benefit for the educational outreach program of the Maine Farms Project, Shady Nook Farm, West Newfield. 793-2759. New and used books, unique art rubber stamps, framed photographs, second-hand items, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and Dec. 15. Through Dec. 22.

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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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