December 14, 2013

Audience Calendar

Eight days of music, art, theater, special events and more

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Villagers exclaim over the first snowfall in a scene from the Portland Stage Company production of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale "The Snow Queen" continuing through Dec. 22

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland State Company

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A scene from the Portland Stage Company production of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale "The Snow Queen" continuing through Dec. 22

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland State Company

“Maine 10” Art Show, featuring Sylvia Dyer, Shirley Lewis, Mary Truesdell, Leslie Emerson, Susan Rayfield Wood and Wayne Robbins, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. Through Dec. 27.

Maine photography exhibit, with jazz by Jane Knox, Marji Greenhut Sculpture Studio, Brunswick. 449-7481. 3 p.m. Saturday.

• Benefits

Christmas Tree Sale, benefits Portland’s combined high school girls hockey team, Deering High School, Portland. 874-8260. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

• Books and Authors

Catherine Gentile, author of “The Quiet Roar of a Hummingbird,” Bonobo’s Wood Fire Pizza, Portland. 347-8267. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

• Classical Music

Portland Symphony Orchestra, “Magic of Christmas,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31-$61. 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 22.

The DaPonte String Quartet, Second Congregational Church, Newcastle, free. Annual Christmas concert, 3 p.m. Sunday.

The St. Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth, $15, $12 students and seniors. Works by Schutz, Praetorius, Lassus, Bach and more, 4 p.m. Sunday.

Choral Art Society’s Annual Messiah Sing-Along, food drive to benefit Project Feed, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $5, students free. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Christmas with Cornils, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10-$20 advance, $15-$25 door. With the Kotzschmar Festival Brass, the Parish Ringers and St. Mary Schola, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. Festive brass and organ with Betty Rines, Mark Tipton and Ray Cornils, 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

“Christmas with Renaissance Voices,” Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $5 students. 21-voice a cappella ensemble, 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 22.

Koelker-Martelle Band, performing Andrew Peterson’s Christmas suite “Behold the Lamb of God,” donations accepted for The Root Cellar, Falmouth High School, free. 829-8230. 7 p.m. Saturday; 6 p.m. Dec. 22.

• Dance

Portland Ballet’s “The Victorian Nutcracker,” set in Victorian era Portland, with stage sets and costumes inspired by the Victoria Mansion, $20-$55. Merrill Auditorium, Portland, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

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.

Port City Swing Dance, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. Music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

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.

• Fairs/Festivals

Picnic Holiday Sale, Portland Company Complex, Portland. Juried indie craft fair. Photos with Yeti, DJs, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Gingerbread House Festival, York Public Library. Through Thursday.

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. 22.

• Films

Holiday Movie Extravaganza: “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” State Theatre, Portland, $5. 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Hark! Cinema Angels,” holiday film series, “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), Patten Free Library, Bath. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness Film Series, “Nietzsche on Hardship,” Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine-Made Film Series: “How to Make Movies At Home,” shot in Biddeford and surrounding areas, Space, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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