November 11, 2012

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Arlo Guthrie performs in a celebration of his father’s music, “Here Comes the Kid: Celebrating Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday,” on Wednesday at the Strand Theatre in Rockland.

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David Adkins, Lesley Shires and Corinna May in “Homestead Crossing,” now running at Portland Stage Company.

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ART

"Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine," 35 major oils and watercolors, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Dec. 30.

"Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with historic processes, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Feb. 17.

"Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol," University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. usm.maine.edu/maps. Through Feb. 28.

"Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography," Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 23.

"Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography," 106 images by artists from 11 countries across five continents, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions. Through Dec. 15.

"Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby," history of women at Colby, through Nov. 25; Alex Katz, "Maine/New York," 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture, through Dec. 30. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: colby.edu

"Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May.

"Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan," paintings, and "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson's North Haven," paintings, through Dec. 30; "Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, and more, through March 10. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org

"Indians and Rusticators" and "Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry," through Dec. 29; "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October 2013. Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org

"Apple of My Eye," paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints of apples by more than 50 mostly regional artists of the past, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through Dec. 1.

"Uncommon Beauty," art made by Jesse Gillespie with found objects, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Through Nov. 22.

"Serenity 2012," multi-media exhibit by gallery artists and guest artist Elisabeth Heller, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through Nov. 25.

"Holiday Extravaganza," small artwork and crafts, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Dec. 24.

"Vanguard," avant-garde, experimental and innovative works by nine Maine artists, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Dec. 16.

"Sampler," prints, paintings and experimental works, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 9.

"Home Field," paintings by Ben Potter, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Nov. 25.

2012 Biennial, 17 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 2.

"Maine Masterworks," works by James Fitzgerald, Charles Woodbury, William T. Richards, Emil Holzhauer and more. Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Saturday.

"Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portlandlibrary.com. Through Dec. 29.

"Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond," Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, paintings and mixed media, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Nov. 30.

Alan Bray, Mayumi Sarai and Susan Jane Belton, paintings, sculptures and portraits of cups of various brands of coffee, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 5.

"Falling for Color," Martha Baum, Neil Myrick, Diana Johnson, Marcia Feller and Anne Tarbox. Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframe shopandgallery.com. Through Dec. 8.

Gallery Open House, John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland. maineseabirds.org. Through Jan. 31.

"Escape Boundaries," new work by Lissa Hunter and Simon van der Ven, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. craftonelm.com. Ends Sunday.

Portraiture by Jeffrey Burke, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Ends Tuesday.

"Connections," works by Lissa Hunter, Carol Stein and Tom Hall, George Marshall Store Gallery, York. georgemarshallstoregallery.com. Ends Sunday.

Western Maine Paper Project, works on paper, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. frostfarmgallery.com. Through April 5.

"Speaking in Tongues" by Alicia Eggert, work in various media that utilizes text to explore the gray area between a simple truth and a profound insight, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through Nov. 30.

"Maine Boys Overseas, German Boys in Maine," exhibit with history and artifacts from Maine P.O.W. camps between 1944 and 1946, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center), Augusta. hhrc.uma.edu. Through Nov. 30.

"Portraits of Portraits," Jack Montgomery, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. Through Dec. 10.

"Zuihitsu: Look Only at the Waves," Smudge Studio and USM art students, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 9.

Richard Sears, paintings and drawings, West Island Gallery, Bath. westislandgallery.com. Through Nov. 24.

Reggie Osborn, textiles, Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, Portland. 772-8598. Through Nov. 30.

"Seeing Red," paintings by Rhonda Pearle, Gary Perlmutter, Valerie Birnhak, Ruth Claff, Pauline Delin, Dick Eaton, Alison Hill and Wendy Hodge, Bridge Gallery, Portland. bridgegalleryportland.com. Through Nov. 30.

"Groundbreakers: Mainers Shaping Agriculture's Future," photographs by Lily Peil, The Frontier, Brunswick. explorefrontier.com. Through Nov. 25.

"Warmth and Style," handwoven, felted work and knit works by Janice Jones, Lorri Raymond, Susan Mills, Helen Farnham and Amy Smith, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Dec. 31.

"We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting, 1840s-1870s," Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 23.

"Relevant Histories," photos drawing on historical photographic processes and art history by Brenton Hamilton, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Through Dec. 1.

"Freak Show," exploration of identity and difference presented by Maine Artists Collective Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Nov. 21.

"Eat More Art," local artists showcase of one-of-a-kind art on wood panels, Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland. pineconeandchickadee.com. Through Nov. 30.

"The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art from paintings and sculpture to beads and metal, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Through Jan. 30.

"Analog/Digital," 20 paintings and videos by Reese Inman, University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. 621-3493. Through Nov. 30.

Ed Douglas, new paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Dec. 1.

"This Land was Made for You and Me – Photographic Interpretations of a Legend: Woody Guthrie," black-and-white photography inspired by the music of Woody Guthrie by 19 Maine artists, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Nov. 24.

Tom Hall, new paintings, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Nov. 30.

Jon Kievitt and Garry Mitchell, works on paper and new paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Saturday.

"Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists," photography, painting, graphic design, wood-block prints and illustrated books, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Nov. 30.

"Many Times Times Square," soundscape composition by Joel Chadabe, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 2.

"Edges of Vision," MECA Photo Workshop group show, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Dec. 7.

"Collaborative Connections," new work by 18 artists from Circling the Square Fine Art Press and One of a Kind Printers, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Through Nov. 29.

"Koala High: Homecoming," recent prints by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Nov. 30.

"Vote, Pejepscot!" election and political paraphernalia from the society, Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. 729-6606. Through Dec. 31.

"Home Decoration: The Domestic Artistry of the Skolfield Women, 1845-1900," samplers, printed screens, flower arrangements, hair wreaths and more. Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. 729-6606. Through Dec. 31.

Plein Air Painters of Maine and Boothbay Region Art Foundation Exhibition, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through Saturday.

"Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting," Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through May 26.

"Dirty Secrets," vintage photographs by Michael Rosen, Kymara Gallery, Biddeford. kymara.com. Through Nov. 30.

"The Exquisite Bird 2," photographs by Michael Milicia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Dec. 31.

"Expanding Fields," paintings by Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jone and Bridget Spaeth, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Dec. 22.

"Talking & Drawing," drawings by James Chute, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Dec. 1.

"Figures and Flowers," figure studies, watercolor and ink flowers by Jean Gordon, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Dec. 20.

"This and That," landscapes, abstractions and the human figure by Carol MacLeod, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. Through Nov. 30.

"Cast in Amber" and "Interval," paintings by Veronia Cross and Louise Bourne, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Jan. 13.

"Elemental Equanimity," installation by Zachary Field, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through Jan. 4.

Jaap Eduard Helder, paintings, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Dec. 1.

"Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints," Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 3.

Tollef Runquist, artist of the month, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Through Nov. 29.

"Bringing Art Home for the Holidays," fine art created from wood by several Maine craft artists, Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Nov. 30.

"Abstract," mixed-media collage, sculpture, photography and painting from 36 Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. macpage.com. Through Jan. 25.

"The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 13.

"The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," in conjunction with the Maine Maritime Museum exhibition, Portland Public Library. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 13.

Downeast Shipmodelers Guild Show, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through Nov. 30.

ART OPENINGS

"The Way We See It," photography, York Art Association, York Harbor. yorkartassociation.com. Through Nov. 25. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

"Anything But …" oils on canvas by Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through Dec. 27. Artist reception, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

"CSA: Community Supporting Arts," nine artists, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through Feb. 5. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday.

"Bright Beginnings," paintings, photography and ceramics by established artists and emerging artists. The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinci experience.com. Through Jan. 12. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

AUDITIONS

"Steel Magnolias," Monmouth Community Players, prepared monologues are encouraged but not required, performances are Feb. 1-10, Cumston Hall, Monmouth. 754-6598. 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

BENEFITS

Fall Card Party, light lunch, beverages and door prizes, benefits Falmouth Historical Society, Holy Martyrs Church, Falmouth, $12. 781-2705. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Book Sale, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

Paw in the Door Cat Rescue Silent Auction and Party, blues band, hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auction, Winter Street Center, Bath, $12 advance, $15 door. 737-8858. 6 p.m. Saturday.

"Spirits in the Stacks!" hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, hauntingly decorated library, Kennebunk Free Library, $35. kennebunklibrary.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"For the Love of Jones," cancer fundraiser, music by Bart Joy, Kevin Migley and his Small Orchestra, D.R.U., Lars Vegas and Britta Pejic, Saltwater Grille, South Portland, $20. giveforward.com/fortheloveofjonesbenefitforthandavis. 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Giving With Thanks," benefit for the Stone Soup Food Pantry presented by Biddeford Cares, music by Jessi McKinnon Band, The Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center and York County Food Rescue, North Dam Mill, Biddeford, $10. 284-8520. 7 p.m. Saturday.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

William Barry, author of "Maine: The Wilder Half of New England," Ricker Memorial Library, Poland Spring. 998-4390. 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Brenda Gilchrist, author of "Waltzing with Bracey: A Long Reach Home," Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon Tuesday.

Jeff Foltz, author of "Two Men Ten Suns," refreshments, music and a reading, University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4070. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Max Alexander, author of "Bright Lights, No City: An African Adventure on Bad Roads with a Brother and a Very Weird Business Plan," Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kate Flora, author of "Redemption," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Poet Carolyn Gelland, reading from her husband Kenneth Frost's book of poems "Time on Its Own," Farmington Public Library. farmington.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

William Barry, author of "Maine: The Wilder Half of New England," Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 324-2797. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Barbara Walsh, author of "August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm," University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn, Lewiston. 753-6674. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Paul Doiron, author of "Bad Little Falls," South Portland Library. southportlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

William David Barry, author of "Maine, The Wilder Half of New England," Woodfords Club, Portland. 772-4893. 7 p.m. Friday.

Susan Poulin, author of "Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair's Guide to Livin' The Good Life," Skillins Greenhouse, Falmouth. 781-3860. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Susan Connelly, author of the mystery "The Flight in Time," Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Portland Rossini Club Concert, classical piano, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10, students free. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Chancel Choir of Woodfords Church, Gabriel Faure's Requiem, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10. woodfordschurch.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Les Bostonades, "Handel Mosaic" with tenor Zachary Wilder, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk, $12 advance, $15 door. 985-0985. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Bay Chamber Concerts' Music at Noon Concert Series, Broadway tunes and songs from emerging composers and lyricists, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $25. baychamberconcerts.org. Noon Wednesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, T. Burris and T. Johnson, lute and tenor, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

USM Youth Ensemble, fall instrumental concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music. 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Rachmaninoff Choir, the composer's 1915 "All-Night Vigil," Op. 35, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, free. rachmaninoffchoir.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Youth Symphony Celebrates 70 Years, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $12. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Bayside Trio, Bach, Schoenfield, Debussy and Crumb's "The Voice of the Whale," Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $5 to $10. cathedralofstluke.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Oratorio Chorale, Schubert and Mozart with the Maine Chamber Ensemble, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $20 advance, $25 door, under 12 free. oratoriochorale.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Piano Series Recital by Chiharu Naruse, Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Liszt, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $14 to $16, students free. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Bayside Trio, Bach, Schoenfield, Debussy and Crumb, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, $15, 21 and under free. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Copland's "Quiet City," Strauss' "Serenade," Op. 7 for Winds and Williams' "A London Symphony," High Street Congregational Chuch, Auburn, $10, students free. asomaine.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

USM School of Music Graduate Showcase Recital, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music. 5 p.m. Nov. 18.

Oratorio Chorale, Schubert and Mozart with the Maine Chamber Ensemble, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, $20 advance, $25 door, under 12 free. oratoriochorale.org. 3 p.m. Nov. 18.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, Strauss and Stravinsky, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m.

Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Copland's "Quiet City," Strauss' "Serenade," Op. 7 for Winds and Williams' "A London Symphony," Hope Baptist Church, Manchester, $10, students free. asomaine.org. 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

DANCE

Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Lesson at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Shaolin Warriors, choreographed theatrical production of Chinese martial arts, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $44. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Home for the Holidays Fair, St. Anne's Church, Gorham. 839-4857. 9 a.m to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by Windham Athletic Boosters, Windham High School. 807-6910. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Carol and Friends Annual Country Craft Fair, 117 Spiller Road, Gorham. 839-3479. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Fall Fair and Silent Auction, Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Portland. 773-5423. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Crafts and Cocktails, Regatta Banquet and Conference Center, Eliot. 351-4623. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

"Deck the Halls Extravaganza," crafts, art, wine and refreshments, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Friends of the Former South Windham Library Holiday Fair, Windham-Gorham Rod and Gun Club, Gorham. 892-4249. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Daze Bazaar, First Congregational Church, South Portland. 799-2235. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, Mill Brook Estates, Westbrook. 856-0018. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, First Congregational Church, North Berwick. 676-3170. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Snowflake Fair, Lovell United Church of Christ. 925-1321. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Freeport Lioness-Lions Club Holiday Craft Fair, Harraseeket Grange Hall, Freeport. 865-6188. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Santa's Workshop Christmas Fair, First Congregational Church, North Yarmouth. 829-3644. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Designing Women Fine Art and Craft Show, benefits Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $2. 217-0407. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Craft Fair, Casco Bay High School, Portland. 773-2727. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Waynflete Artisan Fair, Waynflete School, Portland. 774-5721. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Our Lady of Hope Christmas Bazaar, St. Patrick's Church, Portland. 773-8619. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

29th Annual Hannaford Associates' Holiday Craft Fair, Portland Elks Lodge #188. 885-3632. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Once Upon a Holiday Fair, First Lutheran Church, Portland. FirstLutheranPortland.org. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair, benefits Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry, Jimmy the Greek's, Old Orchard Beach. 934-5868. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Knit Wits of Bailey Island Annual Holiday Fair, Community Church, Bailey Island. 833-0092. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Country Christmas Fair, West Gorham Union Church. 839-4208. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, North Windham Union Church. 892-6142. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

46th Village Christmas Fair, Congregational Church of Cumberland. 829-8473. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Fair, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Days Fair, Falmouth Congregational Church. 781-3413. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gingerbread Fair, First Universalist Church of Auburn. auburnuu.org. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair and Bake Sale, North Saco Congregational Church. 282-0958. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair and Silent Auction, West Kennebunk United Methodist Church. 985-6632. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Waterborough Historical Society Holiday Fair, South Waterboro Grange Hall. 247-5148. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Village Fair, Stroudwater Baptist Church, Portland. 767-4760. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

FILMS

"Age of Champions," National Senior Games documentary, Q&A with director Christopher Rufo, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, free. ageofchampions.org. 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Global Lens International Film Series, "The Prize" (2011, Argentina/Mexico), Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. bates.edu/museum. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

"Nature at Risk," environmental film series, "Living Downstream," Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport, free. 967-2778. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"Alice Waters & Her Delicious Revolution," part of the PBS "American Masters" series, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center), Augusta, free. hhrc.uma.edu. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"The Welcome," documentary about life after war for veterans, First Universalist Church, Rockland, free. midcoastpeaceandjustice.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"Normative Narratives," film series about the portrayal of gay men in cinema, "Keep The Lights On," Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Classic Film Series, "The African Queen," Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Fall Film Series, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (2011, PG-13), York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Nov. 18.

"In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland," music by Hattie Simon followed by film and Q&A with filmmaker Huey, The Frontier, Brunswick, $8. explorefrontier.com. Music at 1 p.m., film at 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

FOOD AND DRINK

Kitchen Garden Dinner Series, multi-course meal prepared by chef Jonathan McCormack of the Admiral Steakhouse in Bath, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90 includes wine and gratuities. 633-4333. 6 p.m. Thursday.

FOR CHILDREN

"Beauty and the Beast, Jr.," musical, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, $5 to $10. 832-6060. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb, children's music by Woody Guthrie, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free/donations. harlowgallery.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Play Me a Story," interactive theater performance and workshop for kids ages 4 to 10, "Crazy Critters," Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Nursery Rhyme Story Time, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Frozen Turkey Hunt, search for hidden apples to win prizes including frozen turkeys, refreshments, cookie decorating, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, free. mainegardens.org. 11 a.m. Saturday. 

MUSIC

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

John McCutcheon, folk singer and instrumentalist, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $23.50 advance, $25.50 door. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

F & G Band featuring Sandra Taylor, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Dan Deacon with Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda and Alan Resnick, Space, Portland, $10, 18-plus. space538.org. 8 p.m. Monday.

Horse Feathers, indie folk, with Frank Fairfield and Old Soul, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $10 advance, $12 door. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Runa, contemporary Irish music, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $15, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The University of Maine at Augusta Jazz on Tour Group, jazz standards, pop and rock arrangements and recent jazz originals, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dio Disciples, with special guest Witchburn, Gone for Days & Hessian, Asylum, Portland, $12, 21-plus. portlandasylum.com. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Arlo Guthrie, "Here Comes the Kid: Celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $50. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Runa, contemporary Irish music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wescustago Youth Chorale and University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, "Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season," Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, donation. 846-0705. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bassnectar, electronic and dubstep, with Gramatik and Gladkill, State Theatre, Portland, $35 advance, $40 door, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 to $9. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Eli Young Band, country, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Runa, contemporary Irish music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Chamberlin and Milkman's Union, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $8, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

United States Air Force Band, "Colonial Brass," Bach and Sousa to Miles Davis, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Gordon Bok, folk, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $20, $8 students. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Nick Halperin, acoustic music, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Okbari, Middle Eastern music ensemble, The Frontier, Brunswick, $12 advance, $15 door. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Worried Well CD-Release Party, with Dustin Saucier and City Streets Country Roads, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $5, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Sidecar Radio, "The Final Show," with Planeside, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Tantric, Asylum, Portland, $8, 21-plus. portlandasylum.com. Friday.

Ed Trickett, folk singer and storyteller, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $6 to $10, under 8 free. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

JD Samson and Men, Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective, Space, Portland, $10, 18-plus. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

John Hammond, blues, Amy Black opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday Music Series, Giff Jamison, folk, blues and jazz, and Tim Rice, singer-songwriter, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. lithgow.lib.me.us. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Bryan Laurier, acoustic music, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Taking Back Sunday, rock, with Bayside, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

USM Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $3 to $6. usm.maine.edu/music. 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, South Portland Bull Moose opening weekend celebration, free. bullmoose.com. 11 a.m. Nov. 18.

The Dumais Brothers, modern folk, rock and pop, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 3 p.m. Nov. 18.

Two Old Friends: Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, Celtic and American country, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

OUTDOORS

Thursday Morning Bird Walks with Maine Audubon, with naturalist Mike Windsor, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, $8, $5 for members. maineaudubon.org/events. 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday.

Weekly Bird Walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the north entrance, 10 a.m. Thursday.

SPECIAL EVENTS

"Do The Math Tour," with Bill McKibben and 350.org, environmental author and activist with international climate campaign, State Theatre, Portland, $10, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Second Tuesday Slam with slam poet Chris August, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dinner Theater Series, "An Evening with Poe: Tales of Mystery & Suspense," Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10. 361-2272. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

"Tellabration! 2012," Susan Dries, Margaret Cardozza, Meg Gilman, Katy Rydell, Jean Armstrong, Chris Newcomb, Bill Hinderer and Vernon Cox, presented by MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $10 suggested. moosetellers.ning.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Labyrinth Walk, indoor Chartre-style labyrinth for meditative walks, benefits Center for Grieving Children, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, donation. 772-7421. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pecha Kucha Night, informal and fun gathering for creative people to share their ideas, work and thoughts, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, $5. rivertreearts.org. Doors at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

Dances of Universal Peace, chanting and circle dance, stories and teachings from spiritual traditions of the world, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, donation. 210-6999. 7 p.m. Friday.

SLAP Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Downtown Brunswick Early Bird Sale and Rolling Slumber Bed Races, special sales, cooking demos, craft fair, cookies and cocoa and more. brunswickdowntown.com. Starts at 6 a.m., bed races at 11 a.m. at Park Row Saturday.

Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, more, Fireside Inn & Suites, Portland, $2, additional fees for readings, products and services, onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

SPORTS

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Adirondack, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Saturday; vs. Wilkes-Barre, 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

THEATER

"Homestead Crossing," comedy, part love story, part existential mystery, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

"Eurydice," by Sarah Ruhl, classic myth of Orpheus re-imagined through the eyes of its heroine, Theater Project, Brunswick, $18. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Anything Goes," classic musical by Cole Porter, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $6 to $8.50. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Wiz," musical, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, $12 to $18. laclt.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Jack and the Beanstalk," children's theater version set in modern times with Jack as a middle school student, Acorn Studios, Westbrook, $4 to $6. acorn-productions.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

"Guys and Dolls," classic musical, Windham High School, $7 to $11. 893-1742. 4 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

"The Road to Eden's Ridge," musical by Sally Jones and Steve Jones based on the novel by M.L. Rose, set in Norway, Maine, Norway Grange, $10 to $12. ohmpaa.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

"West Wide Story," high school production of the classic musical, Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), Rockport, $6 to $12. stromtickets.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile," Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $10 to $12. gaslighttheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

"The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?" comedy, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $18. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Miracle Worker," high school production of the play about Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $4 to $6. 222-1136. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"Welfarewell," adventures of Esmerelda Quipp by playwright Cat Delaney, presented by Aqua City Actor's Theater, Waterville Opera House, $10 to $12. operahouse.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

"Harvey," Mary Chase's comedy presented by Lincoln County Community Theater, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $5 to $12. atthelincoln.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

"A Christmas Carol Radio Show," Dickens' tale as an old-time radio show, Nasson Community Center, Springvale, $10. sanfordmainestage.com. 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

"The Sound of Music," high school production of the classic musical, Yarmouth High School, $10. 846-2335. 7 p.m. Wednesday; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

"Striking 12," funky holiday musical presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $30. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Runs through Dec. 9.

"42nd Street," high school production of the classic musical, Greely High School, Cumberland, $6 to $9. greelydramaboosters.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets," recited by John Farrell, presented by Heartwood Theatre, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $12. 563-1373. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," high school production of the zany satire of the business world, Cape Elizabeth High School, $5 to $9. 799-3309. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Runs through Nov. 21.

"Almost, Maine," comedy, Kennebunk High School, Economos Auditorium, Kennebunk. 468-8461. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $8 to $15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Nov. 18. Runs through Dec. 2. 

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