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

Tasty Dude Films presents “The Water in the Bay,” following the story of young pizza-delivery-guy-turned-private-investigator Baxter Bennett, who finds himself pulled into the lives of a family that had to deal with the murder of their teenage son the year before, a case that has suddenly been reopened, Empire, Portland, $6. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

• For Children

“The Velveteen Rabbit,” performed by actors ages 8 to 13, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8-$9. kitetails.org. 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday; 4 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 22. Runs through Dec. 23.

Visits with Santa Claus, Saco Museum, Saco, free. sacomuseum.org. Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Polar Express, holiday train travels to the “North Pole” with hot cocoa and cookies, stories and Santa, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $25-$40. porttix.com. Trains at 2:45, 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2:45, 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 22.

“The Polar Express,” film, kids bring banana box to decorate as train car, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

North Pole Express, train ride includes storytelling and visit from Santa, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, $10, reservations suggested. railwayvillage.org. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (every 30 minutes) Saturday.

• Music

Blackalicious, hip-hop, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 adv-$17 dos, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Boy Singers of Maine, “Sounds of the Season” concert, Cumberland Congregational Church, $10, $8 seniors and students. boysingersofmaine.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Rock ’n’ Roll Christmas,” vocalists perform rockin’ holiday songs, benefits the theater, City Theater, Biddeford, $10. citytheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus: “The Many Moods of Christmas,” First Parish Church, Freeport, $10, 18 and under free. gfccweb.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Fryeburg Academy Music Students’ Annual Candlelight Concert, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, free. 935-9232. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Wescustago Youth Chorale presents “A Wescustago Winter,” 16th annual winter concert, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10, $5 students and seniors. 846-0705. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Down East Singers: “Black Nativity – In Concert: A Gospel Celebration,” musical numbers together with recitation of Scripture and Langston Hughes’ poetry, Camden Opera House, $20, 18 and under free. downeastsingers.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Midcoast Community Chorus Winter Concert, performance by children’s division of the chorus, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Camden, $5, free for under 3. mccsings.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Downeasters Holiday Concert, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland, $10, 10 and under free. 829-5238. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Young Musicians Winter Concert, Lincoln Middle School, Portland, free. portlandschools.org. 6 p.m. Monday.

Pine Tree Coastal Winds, Freeport community concert band performs holiday music, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, donation to the Carol Kaplan Fuel Assistance Fund or a food pantry item. 865-4747. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Young Musicians Winter Concert, Lyman Moore Middle School, Portland, free. portlandschools.org. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Bro Safari, with Torro Torro and Crnkn, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18 adv-$20 dos. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Fine Winter’s Night Holiday Show, Lissa Schneckenburger and Corey Dimario and Matt and Shannon Heaton, Irish music, traditional and original carols, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, $20. acousticartisans.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Young Musicians Winter Concert, Deering High School, Portland, free. portlandschools.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Young Musicians Winter Concert, King Middle School, Portland, free. portlandschools.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Matthew Stubbs Band, featuring Dennis Brennan, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 adv-$20 dos. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Stone Mountain Live Christmas Show, hosted by Carol Noonan and The Stone Mountain Boys, with special guests The Gibson Brothers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Swaggering Swingbillies, good old country music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.

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