Thursday, April 17, 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.
Maine Photography Exhibit to Jazz Renditions by Jane Knox, Marji Greenhut Sculpture Studio, Brunswick. 449-7481. 3 p.m. Saturday.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, Freeport High School. freeportjbr.kintera.org. Registration at 9 a.m., race at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale, to benefit Portland’s combined high schools girls and boys hockey teams, Deering High School. 874-8260. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and Dec. 15.
• Books and Authors
“Summer Stories,” writers Claire Guyton and Anna Noyes will be reading, joined by illustrator Leslie Anderson, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Book with 10 stories by Maine writers and artwork by Anderson, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Lincoln Paine, Maine Historical Society, Portland, admission by donation. mainehistory.org. Author of “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
Norbert Nathanson, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Author of “A Secretly Disabled Man: a Memoir,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
Kelly Braffet and Owen King, Falmouth Memorial Library. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. Authors of “Save Yourself” and “Double Feature,” 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Scott Nash, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. Author of young adult book “The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Paul Doiron, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. Author of “Massacre Pond,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Catherine Gentile, Bonobo’s Wood Fire Pizza, Portland. 347-8267. Author of “The Quiet Roar of a Hummingbird,” 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
• Classical Music
Christmas Prelude: 1854 Hook Organ Candlelight Concert, reception with refreshments follows the concert, First Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, donations accepted. firstchurchkennebunkport.com. Christmas music with a medley of musicians, 4 p.m. Sunday.
Choral Arts Society presents “Christmas at the Cathedral,” Portland Brass Quintet will join in on some pieces and will play some holiday favorites, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland, $12, $5 for 21 and under. choralart.org. Works include Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols,” 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Yuletide Choral Concert, University of Maine, Orono, Collins Center for the Arts, $12. umaine.edu/spa. 2 p.m. Sunday.
DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series II: Old World/New World, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20, under 21 free. daponte.org. Works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Dvorak, 3 p.m. Sunday.
“The Journey to Bethlehem” Advent vespers program, First Congregational Church UCC, South Portland. fccucc.org. Evening of music by solos and small groups, 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Bowdoin Chorus presents “Black Nativity,” a retelling of the classic Christmas story with traditional carols sung in gospel style, created by Langston Hughes, Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Bowdoin Chamber Choir, Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. Scottish-themed music with guest fiddler Bonnie Rideout and pianist George Lopez, 4 p.m. Sunday.
Voxx Choral Ensemble, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, $10. harborsquaregallery.com. Featuring selected works from “Mary, Mother and Child,” 1 p.m. Sunday.
Chamberfest: Bowdoin College Student Chamber Ensemble, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra “Magic of Christmas,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31-$61. porttix.com. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Through Dec. 22.
St. Cecilia Chamber Choir presents Ceremony of Lessons and Carols; carols and anthems, both old and new, interspersed with readings from poetry and scripture, Second Congregational Church Newcastle, $15, students free. ceciliachoir.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday.
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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.