Thursday, April 17, 2014
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
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
“Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, recent work by 30 artists, through Jan. 5; “Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints, through Sunday; “9 Walks,” nine video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis, through Jan. 5; “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms by Jason Rogenes in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5; “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Feb. 2. Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “Every Picture Tells a Story,” N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5; “American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” through Feb. 2; Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” through April 30, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org
“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering women artists, through Jan. 5; “Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” contemporary women artisits, through Feb. 9; “The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections, through June 8. Bowdoin College, Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.
“Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; “The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes,” through June 8. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.
“On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces by Sachiko Akitama; “From the Shadows,” black and white photographs by Susan Burnstine and Lynn Saville, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 4.
“Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleason fineart.com. Through Dec. 28.
Kennebec Valley Art Association “8x10x100,” proceeds support arts programmingy, pieces sell for $100, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlow gallery.org. Through Dec. 28.
Heartwood College of Art presents “Art of the Barn,” interpretations of local barns by local artists, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brick storemuseum.org. Through Dec. 30.
7th annual Extravaganza, variety of work by more than 70 Maine artists, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Dec. 24.
“Beings,” sculpture by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Dec. 24.
“The Collector’s Choice,” photographs, lithographs, paintings and more by several artists, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through Jan. 3.
Wearable Art, by Maine artists to wear and live with, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Dec. 31.
“Winter Harbor & Penobscot Bay,” small, bold oil paintings by Brita Holmquist, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Dec. 31.
“Moonlit,” photographs by Luc Demers, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Dec. 31.
First Anniversary Show, paintings and photography by established local and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Through Jan. 9.
Gifts for Giving ’13, fine art, sculpture and fine crafts, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 380-7554. Through Dec. 18.
“Home for the Holidays,” local crafts and curiosities, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. reddoorpottery.com. Through Sunday.
Dahlov Ipcar, 20 new paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. frost gullygallery.com. Through Dec. 28.
The Hive and Heartwood College of Art present “100 Birds for Haiti,” 100 works or art portraying birds by local artists being sold for $100, with half of the proceeds benefiting Partners in Development, an organization devoted to the emergency feeding of children in Haiti, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. Through Dec. 31.
“Circo El Salvador,” images of traveling circus families by Steven Laxton, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Through Dec. 28.
Joe Guertin: “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” University of New England, Art Gallery, Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Jan. 26.
The Holly and The Ivy: Festival of Trees, Saco Museum, sacomuseum.org. Dozens of gorgeously decorated trees and wreaths. Through Dec. 29.
2013 Faculty Exhibition, featured artists Sascha Braunig, Hilary Irons, Samantha Haedrich and Peter Simensky, Maine College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland. meca.edu. Through Dec. 22.
“The Seasons,” new paintings by John Vander, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. goldsmithgallery.net. Through Dec. 24.
New sculptures by Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Jan. 4.
Holiday Offerings 2013, selection of original works by regional artists working in a variety styles and media, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Dec. 31.
Maine Artists Collective “Alchemy of Light,” paintings, mixed media, photography and digital art with the theme of light, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Dec. 29.
Paul Black, new Portland paintings, Fore Street Gallery, Portland. 874-8084. Through Dec. 31.
“Just What You’ve Always Wanted,” paintings, photographs, mixed media and more; “Something for Everyone,” paintings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmoss galleries.com. Through Jan. 12.
Southern Maine Community College Student Exhibition, self-portraits in charcoal, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Through Jan. 31.
William Harrison, pen and ink drawings, Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland. mainelyart.com. Through Dec. 31.
Michael Vickery, “Progressions in Time and Space: Traditional and 3D-printed Media,” University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through Jan. 15.
Portraits of Recently Extinct Birds of the Eastern United States by Jada Fitch, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Feb. 4.
The Holiday Show, festive group show with works by more than 40 artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Dec. 28.
“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks,” Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Feb. 22.
“Our Beautiful Planet,” photography by George Petkov, Grapheteria Gallery, Portland. thegrapheteria.com. Through Jan. 31.
9 Lively Ladies 9 x 9 Show, works by Lois Anne, Lolly Clayton, Nancy Fitzgerald, Elizabeth O’Haverty, Deb Winship, Rebecca Thompson, Edith LaRoche, Stell Shevis and Marietta Raveri, Eastern Tire Gallery, Rockland. 594-5250. Through Dec. 31.
Clarity Robert and Su.Sane Hake, “Fey Fairy Fey,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Dec. 31.
Small Works 2013, local artists, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. courthousegallery.com. Through Dec. 24.
8 Women Abstract Artists, 8 x 8-inch works by local artists, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. susanmaaschfine art.com. Through Dec. 31.
“AfriClassical: Ancestral Visionary,” paintings on wood and canvas by Jerome Wright, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumofafricanculture.org. Through Dec. 28.
Viola Glendinning, vistas in oil, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savory mainedining.com. Through Jan. 7.
Small Works Holiday Show, art by more than 60 artists, Yarmouth Frame and Gallery. yarmouthframe andgallery.com. Through Jan. 31.
Jym St. Pierre, “Maine Landsc[r]apes,” photographs, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Through Dec. 27.
“Rusty Bits,” metal show and sale, and Sandy Balmforth paintings, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through Dec. 22.
Quilted Assemblages by Donald Talbot and Beatrice Gilbert, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Through Dec. 31.
Art in the Square, 12 x 12-inch original artwork on canvas by local artists, proceeds benefit the student and scholarship fund, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through Jan. 5.
Fryeburg Fair Portraits-Ambrotypes, by David Puntel, Fryeburg Academy, Pace Galleries of Art, also includes portraits by Rachel Andrews Damon and vintage portraits from O.B. Denison. fryeburgacademy.org. Through Friday.
“Revision,” Matthew Demers and Allison McKeen. Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Feb. 1.
“River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.
• Art Openings
“American Vision,” photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells, 45 photographs in an array of thematic, stylistic and technical trends in American camerawork, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Feb. 23.
“Maine 10” Art Show, featuring Sylvia Dyer, Shirley Lewis, Mary Truesdell, Leslie Emerson, Susan Rayfield Wood and Wayne Robbins, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinginc.com. Through Dec. 27.
Maine photography exhibit, with jazz by Jane Knox, Marji Greenhut Sculpture Studio, Brunswick. 449-7481. 3 p.m. Saturday.
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. porttix.com. 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. stmaryschola.org. 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. choralart.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Christmas with Cornils, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $10-$20 advance, $15-$25 door. brownpapertickets.com/event/462634. 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. portlandconservatory.net. 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. renaissancevoices.net. 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.
Portland Ballet’s “The Victorian Nutcracker,” set in Victorian era Portland, with stage sets and costumes inspired by the Victoria Mansion, $20-$55. porttix.com. 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. portlandswingproject.com. 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. portcityswing.com. 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.
Picnic Holiday Sale, Portland Company Complex, Portland. picnicportland.com. Juried indie craft fair. Photos with Yeti, DJs, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Gingerbread House Festival, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 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.
Holiday Movie Extravaganza: “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” State Theatre, Portland, $5. statetheatreportland.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Hark! Cinema Angels,” holiday film series, “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 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. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
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.
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.
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. citytheater.org. 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. stmarysmaine.com. 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. statetheatreportland.com. 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. unitedmidcoastcharities.org. 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. atthelincoln.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.
Don Campbell Band Christmas Concert, Portland Players, South Portland, $14. doncampbellmusic.com. 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. www.projectmusicworks.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Dave Bullard Band and Friends, holiday tunes to classics, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Anna Lombard, with The Other Bones, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 adv-$12 dos, $20 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Rhythm and Light: Inanna-Sisters in Rhythm, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 adv-$20 dos. onelongfellowsquare.com. 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. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 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. boothbayoperahouse.com. 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. victoriamansion.org. 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. trolleymuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
29th Annual Christmas Parade, theme is “A Storybook Christmas,” Wells. southernmaineparade.com. 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. atthelincoln.org. 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. rocklandstrand.com. 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. www.york.lib.me.us. 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. boothbayoperahouse.com. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mid Winter’s Eve at Stonehenge, virtual tour of Stonehenge, University of Southern Maine, Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $5-$6. usm.maine.edu/planet. 7 p.m. Friday.
Christmas Variety Show, magic from Norman NG, live Christmas music by Peter Mezoian, juggling, physical comedy and more, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $17, $12 seniors and children. awesometheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Open House, music, holiday treats, holiday history and free museum entrance, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, free. brickstoremuseum.org. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
“The Sleeping Beauty,” live in HD from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15, $10 students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Dec. 22.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” classic holiday tale adapted by Christopher Schario, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $20, $5 for 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Our Theatre Company Presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” classic holiday tale, Nasson Community Center, Little Theatre, Springvale, $10, $8 seniors, kids 12 and under. myotc.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Vivid Motion Presents “The Nutcracker Burlesque,” featuring array of dance genres including ballet, go-go, disco, hoedown and classic burlesque, music adapted from the classic Tchaikovsky “Nutcracker” ballet, adults only, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. vividmotion.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday through Saturday.
“Annie,” musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99, $17.99 seniors. lyricmusictheater.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” hilarious tale of Crumpet, a Macy’s store elf, for mature audiences only, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, Portland, $20-$25. portlandstage.org. 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22.
“The Gift of the Magi,” holiday musical set in the ’40s, The Footlights, Falmouth, $15-$18. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 22.
“A Christmas Carol,” one-man show starring Michael Tobin, The Footlights, Falmouth, $10. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 5 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 22.
L/A Community Little Theatre Presents “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” based on classic story by Charles Dickens, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn, $18, $15 seniors, $12 for 12 and under. laclt.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“The Dybbuk of Park Slope,” play about finding your spirituality in the complex 21st-century world, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $15, $12 for 12 and under. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Dec. 29.
Mad Horse Theatre’s “By Local,” play reading series, “Alligator Road” by Callie Kimball, Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland, $10 suggested. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
“A Christmas Carol: The New Musical Tale,” two-person musical, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $18, $15 matinees. clayhillfarm.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Wednesday; 2 p.m. Dec. 22.
“A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” starring David LaGraffe and Claudia Hughes, The Footlights, Falmouth, $10. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 7 p.m. Monday.
“It’s a Wonderful Life,” Jody McColman stars in this holiday classic, The Footlights, Falmouth, $10. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
OOB High School Drama Club Presents “A Murder in Red and Green,” interactive comedy integrates the audience into the act, also features an ugly sweater contest and silent auction, Old Orchard Beach High School, $10 includes dessert. bit.ly/OOBHSDrama. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
“The Snow Queen,” beloved fairy tale of devotion, bravery and the triumph of love, Portland Stage Company, $35-$45, $15 children under 15. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 22.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, tells the story of six delinquent Herdman children, non-conventional Christmas story with humorous fashion and local musicians performing Christmas carols, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10, $7 children. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 22.
Christmas with The Ratpack, dinner and performance, special guest “Elvis Presley,” Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. 221-2267. 7 p.m. Friday.
New Edge Productions Presents “The Holiday Show,” musical cabaret, Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $8. onthenewedge.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“A 1950s Holiday Show,” tribute to classic TV Christmas specials, Portland Players, South Portland, $10. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22.