Thursday, April 17, 2014
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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
Courtesy of Acorn Productions
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
National Theater in London Live, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15. 563-3424. "Collaborators," 7 p.m. Thursday;" encore matinee 1 p.m. Dec. 4.
Gingerbread house competition, benefits Ronald McDonald House, Residence Inn by the Marriott, Portland, $25 per entry. 761-1660. Competition begins Thursday; auction Dec. 16.
World AIDS Day Reception and Vigil, reading and talk by John-Manuel Andriote, author of "Victory Deferred," presented by Frannie Peabody Center and Victoria Mansion, Victoria Mansion, Portland. peabodycenter.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
"Antique Tackle Appraisal and Road Show," Fred Kretchman and Sante Guilliani, York Public Library. 363-2818. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Holiday Treescapes for Christmas Prelude, Pasco Center of Kennebunkport Historical Society, $10, may be used toward tree. 967-2751. Gala candlelight reception, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Gala preview and presale for 8x10x80 art exhibit, preview and purchase work with live music and fine hors d'oeuvres, Kennebec Art Association Fundraiser, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, $35. 622-3813. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
National Theater in London Live, "Collaborators," play about imaginary encounter between Joseph Stalin and playwright Mikhail Hytner, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $18, $15 seniors, $10 students. 935-9232. 2 p.m. Thursday.
Jingle Bell Express train rides, journey on the rails to Santa's outdoor workshop, Maine Eastern Railroad, Rockland, $20. 596-6725. maineeasternrailroad.com. Friday and Saturday.
Chocolate Tasting, Music and Art Extravaganza, Dean's Sweets handmade chocolates, piano of Tom Luther, artwork and crafts, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Holiday festival and tree lighting, musicians, carolers and storytellers, Biddeford (downtown). heartofbiddeford.org. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
25th Annual Harbor Lights Festival, various locations, Boothbay Harbor. boothbayharbor.com. Friday through Dec. 4.
Full Dome: "IBEX-Search for the Solar System's Edge," University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $4-6. usm.maine.edu/planet. 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Grand opening of new Spindleworks program, art activities and live music from the All Ways One Band, SpinOff Studio, Hallowell. spindleworks.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
Five Dollar First Friday, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $5. victoriamansion.org. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Share the Wonder, seasonal celebration with the Wyeth family features an exhibit of holiday art and artifacts and a large model train set, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. "Togus: A Coon Cat Finds Home" author signing with Don Carrigan and Tom Block, 1 p.m. Saturday; children's holiday films "Rudolph" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas," 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Penobscot Bay Ringers Bell Choir, 3 p.m. Dec. 4.
The Met Opera: Live In HD, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 23, $21 for seniors. atthelincoln.org. Handel's "Rodelinda," 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
31st Annual Tree Lighting and Carol Sing, tree lighting, carols, hot chocolate, visit from Santa, bring mittens to donate, Memorial Green, Yarmouth, free. 846-2406. 5 p.m. Saturday.
Museum of Old York presents "A Christmas Tea," Victorian-style holiday cheer includes choice of desserts and tea, Jefferds Tavern, York Village, $6, under 5 free. 363-4974. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Seventh Annual Festival of Gingerbread Houses, York Public Library. 363-2818. Saturday through Dec. 17.
Pine Tree State Country Music Association annual Christmas Party, Bobby Le, Gloria Jean, E-Z Riders Band, gift exchange and more, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $5, 12 and under free. 490-1232. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Handel's "Rodelinda," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27. rocklandstrand.com. 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Festival of Trees, decorated trees, benefits Westbrook charites, live entertainment, Westbrook Warren Congregational Church, Westbrook. westbrookfestivaloftrees.com. 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4.
Christmas Tree Tour of the Kennebunks, tour of homes with trees decorated by community artists and designers, The Sugar Shack, Kennebunk, $20 advvance $25 door. 967-9988. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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