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.

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Food and Drink

Chocolate Dinner, with Chef Kate Schaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers, includes copy of "Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier," Natalie's Restaurant at Camden Harbour Inn, Camden, $57. 236-7008. 5 p.m. today.

For Children

Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band, holiday concert, Thornton Academy gymnasium, Saco, free. kidsfreetogrow.org. 2 p.m. today.

"Night Tree," inspired by Eve Bunting's book. Pinecone decorating, nature walk and tasty treats, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport, $5. 865-4469. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Daze children's activities, Victorian children's Christmas exhibit, old-fashioned games, "history hunt" and refreshments, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, free. 324-2797. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Santa's Workshop for Kids, shopping, breakfast with Santa, photo, for kids under 12, Sebago Town Hall, Sebago. 787-2489. 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 4.

Museums

Model railroad celebration, Great Falls Model Railroad Club and Maine 3-Railers, Maine State Museum, Augusta, free. mainestatemuseum.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Music

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland, free. 701-7627. Bring an instrument or just come to listen. 2 to 4 p.m. today and Dec. 4.

Gillian Welch, singer-songwriter, State Theatre, Portland, $30, reserved seating, all ages. (800) 745-3000. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.

Jazz breakfast, Portland Museum of Art, free, with museum admission. portlandmuseum.org. Night and Day, 10:30 a.m. to noon today; Bill Byrne Quartet with Tony Boffa, 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 4.

Tim Janis, "The American Christmas Carol," Sanford Junior High School, $10, $25 family. 423-3342. 4 p.m. today.

Jazz brunch, Richard Marsters, light jazz with trumpet, flute, guitar and piano, Jumpin Jake's Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach, $12.99 buffet. 937-3250. 10 a.m. today and Dec. 4.

Bowdoin College Middle Eastern Ensemble, Bowdoin College (Kanbar Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 8 p.m. Monday.

Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen, commemorating 1842 shipwreck with songs, poetry and historical readings, Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells, $10, $6 students. 646-4775. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Arthur Webster and Mark Stover, Newcastle Publick House. 563-3434. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bo Bice, "American Idol" singer, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $20. landingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Bowdoin College Afro-Latin American Ensemble, Bowdoin College (Kanbar Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Triborough Trio, cello, guitar and bass, benefits Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $20, $15 seniors, $10 students. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lewis MacKinnon, English/Scottish/Irish singer, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Lewis MacKinnon, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ursus Verses and Bella Mafia, holiday a cappella groups, Bowdoin College (Moulton Union), Brunswick, free. 725-3253. 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pearl and the Beard, three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums and one accordion, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8, all ages. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Jeffrey Foucault and Mark Erelli, murder ballads and songs, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Connor Garvey and Tall Heights, singer-songwriters, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Kennebunk River Band, acoustic/electric jam, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Tish Oney, jazz vocalist/pianist, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $25, $20 seniors, $10 students. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Fogcutters Present: Big Band Syndrome, Darien Brahms, Zach Jones, Spose, Dave Gutter, Sly-Chi and more, State Theatre, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Village Coffee House, Bluezberry Jam, blues, world, rhythm and jam, New Gloucester Congregational Church, $10, $5 children and seniors. villagecoffeehouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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