November 18, 2012


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The holiday season in Portland officially gets under way at 5:30 p.m. Friday with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Monument Square.

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The 10th annual Beatles Night, a tribute concert by local artists, is celebrated Saturday at the State Theatre in Portland.

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One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to or a fax to 791-6920.

Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.

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

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

"CSA: Community Supporting Arts," nine artists, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Through Feb. 5.

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

"Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints," Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 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. Through Nov. 30.

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

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

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

"Bright Beginnings," paintings, photography and ceramics by established artists and emerging artists. The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinci Through Jan. 12.

"Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker," highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. Through March 10.

"Living Geometry," paintings and drawings by John Silverio, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). 948-9239. Through Jan. 11.

Nancy R. Davison, etchings and watercolors, York Hospital Cafe Art Gallery. 351-2021. Through Jan. 1.

"On Cranberry Isle," paintings by Philip Frey, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Through Dec. 24.

"Eye Catchers," annual holiday show featuring Jeff Barrett, with gallery artists, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Dec. 29.



Book Sale, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.


Books and Authors

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

Don Carrigan, author of "Togus: A Maine Coon Cat," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

Jeff Pert, author of "Cartoons from Maine," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

Dana Heacock, "Abacus" calendar artist, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Paul Doiron, author of "Trespasser," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 2 to 4 p.m. Friday.

Susan Poulin, author of "Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida Leclair's Guide to Livin' The Good Life," Kittery Trading Post. 888-587-6246. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

John McDonald, author of "John McDonald's Maine Trivia," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 2 p.m. Saturday.


Classical Music

USM School of Music Graduate Showcase Recital, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. 5 p.m. Sunday.

Oratorio Chorale, Schubert and Mozart, with the Maine Chamber Ensemble, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, $20 advance, $25 door. 3 p.m. Sunday.

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

Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Copland's "Quiet City," Strauss's "Serenade" Opus 7 for Winds and Williams' "A London Symphony," Hope Baptist Church, Manchester, $10, children and students free. 7 p.m. Sunday.



Maine State Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker," nearly 300 dancers and live music by the Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $60. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 25. Runs through Dec. 2.

The Down East Friends of the Folk Arts Contradance, music by Scrod Pudding and Sassafras Stomp, calling by Chrissy Fowler, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $5 to $15, $25 family. 685-8141. 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 25.

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