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

The Alumni Band, “The Spirit of Christmas,” City Theater, Biddeford, $10 adv-$12 dos, please bring non-perishable food items for the Stone Soup Food Pantry. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

USM Franco-American Collection presents French sing-along, traditional French Christmas carols and other holiday music will be featured, St. Mary’s Health Center, Lewiston, free. 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The Wizards of Winter, Christmas and classical music, Trans Siberian Orchestra tribute show, State Theatre, Portland, $20-$40, reserved seating. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Holiday Pops Concert, with the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, benefits United Mid-Coast Charities, Camden Hills Regional High School,Strom Auditorium, Rockport, $10-$37, $8 for under 18. 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Holiday Cheer for the Naughty and Nice,” hosted by Suzanne Rankin as the Christmas Fairy, featuring The Kringle Singers, Santa and a number of special guests including John D. Adams, Max Jordan, Elizabeth Printy, Miranda Sprague and the Boothbay Kids Chorale in an afternoon of seasonal favorites, Christmas classics, carol sing-alongs and other surprises, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, free, reservations suggested. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Don Campbell Band Christmas Concert, Portland Players, South Portland, $14. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The RMS Five “Unplugged” Holiday Show, gospelized Christmas carols and R&B, doo-wop flavored arrangements of holiday songs, First Parish Federated Church, South Berwick, $10 adv-$12 dos, 12 and under free. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Dave Bullard Band and Friends, holiday tunes to classics, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Anna Lombard, with The Other Bones, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 adv-$12 dos, $20 VIP, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Rhythm and Light: Inanna-Sisters in Rhythm, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 adv-$20 dos. 7 p.m. Dec. 22.

Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen, 6th annual holiday concert, Museums of Old York, York, $15, $8 students. 363-1886. 6 p.m. Dec. 22.

Hattie Simon, solo jazz vocals and piano, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 22.

• Special Events

The 7th Annual Great Gingerbread Spectacular, dozens of gingerbread houses and castles, with music and performances, bake sale, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Joy to the World,” Christmas at Victoria Mansion, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $15, $13.50 seniors, $7 college students, $5 for children ages 6 to 17, free for under 6. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 22.

Christmas Prelude, rides on heated streetcars with stories read aloud, afternoon Christmas karaoke, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $6. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

29th Annual Christmas Parade, theme is “A Storybook Christmas,” Wells. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Holiday Open House, presented by the Women’s Literary Union of Androscoggin, mansion is decorated for the holidays, Foss Mansion, Auburn, $8, $5 students, under 12 free. 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Royal Shakespeare Company, “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,” live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15, $5 for 18 and under. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas at Swan Hall, 1886 house decorated with 16 Christmas trees, benefits Lyric Theater and Portland Players, Swan Hall, Portland, $5 suggested. 400-6085. 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, “Solstice Revels” with Vernon Cox and Megan Tripaldi, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

National Theatre of London Presents Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in HD, with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 students. 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Poetry Evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, York Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Community Potluck and Carol Sing, dinner from 5:30-6:30 pm, followed by music provided by Kevin Kiley, John Adams, Matthew Ryder, Abbey Hutchins and friends, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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