November 27, 2011

Audience Calendar

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Laura Vitanza and Cynthia Eyster as villagers and Hal Cohen as Shmerel the beggar in Acorn Productions’ “The Wandering Beggar,” which opens Friday and continues through Dec. 18 at the Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook. The play, an adaptation by local playwright Howard Rosenfield of a 1931 Yiddish book by Solomon Simon, features a collection of vignettes in which the title character must deal with dishonest servants and greedy kings. 854-0065; acorn-productions.org

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Marva Pittman is among the stars of “Broadway at Good Theater,” running Thursday through Dec. 4 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland. The show features leading man Kevin Earley, who appeared in “Les Miserables,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and other shows on Broadway. The large cast also includes Kelly Caufield, Lynne McGhee, Stephen Underwood, David Goulet, Grace Bradford, Joe Bearor, Marc Brann, Todd Daley, Marie Dittmer, Deirdre Fulton, Meredith Lamothe, Jen Means, Erik Moody, Taylor Palmer, Amy Roche and Benjamin Row.

Courtesy of Good Theater

Fairs/Festivals

Creative Economy Studio Show and Sale, work by local artists. percentage of proceeds to Brunswick Area Respite Care, Schwenk Studio, Freeport. catschwenk.com. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.

Lucid Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, local artists, Lucid Stage, Portland. lucidstage.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Winter Holiday Show, handmade crafts, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Saturday and Dec. 4.

"HANDMADE" and Craft Show, more than 40 indie crafters and artists, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 4.

Christmas Prelude, house tours, music, parades, walking tours, tree lighting and more, Various locations, Kennebunkport. christmasprelude.com. Reception at Masonic Lodge, Temple Street, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4.

Holiday bazaar, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 373-6015. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Home for the Holidays Downtown Celebration, caroling, open houses, tours, entertainment, various locations, South Berwick. southberwickmaine.org. South Berwick Village Center. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Christmas fair, First Congregational Church, Kittery Point. 439-2878. 3 to 8 p.m. Friday.

MECA Holiday Sale, handmade arts and crafts by students and alumni, Maine College of Art (Porteous Building), Portland. meca.edu. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Festival of "Fostering" Trees, more than 100 decorated Christmas trees, raffles and refreshments, benefits for southern Maine foster care system, American Legion Post 56, York, free. 351-1988. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4.

Good Shepherd Parish Christmas Fair, Most Holy Trinity Church, Saco. 284-8035. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The Creatorium, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, Rockland. thecreatorium.org. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Jolly Fair, First Parish Church Congregational, Freeport. 865-3573. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Fiberarts Holiday Open House Sale, handspun yarn, knitted goods, basketry, felted goods, hooked rugs and more, Red Studio, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Dec. 4.

Christmas by the Sea, weekend celebration, many events including tree lighting, parade, singing and horse-drawn wagon rides, various locations, Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville. camdenme.org. Friday.

SEA Holiday Sale, more than 80 artists, blown glass, jewelry, journals, paintings, textiles, pottery, more, East End Community School, Portland. SEAportland.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4.

Holiday Art Exhibit and Sale, Lincoln Building, Brunswick. 798-6964. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Downtown Winter Arts & Crafts Fair, Downtown Biddeford Winter Arts & Craft Fair, Biddeford. 229-3560. biddefordartwalk.com. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Holiday fair, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. 885-9522. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Jolly Snowman Fair, United Methodist Church, Cape Elizabeth. ceumc.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Cookie Fare, Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham. 675-3317. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Christmas Fair, Raymond Village Community Church. 655-7749. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday3.

Yuletide Fair, First Congregational Church, Scarborough. 883-2342. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas fair, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Yarmouth. 846-9244. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas fair, Foreside Community Church, Falmouth. 781-5880. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Shaker Christmas Fair, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 926-4597. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Ye Olde Christmas Fair, Winthrop Congregational Church, Winthrop. 377-2718. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Coastal Christmas Fair, Peoples United Methodist Church, South Portland. peoplesumc.com. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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