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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Maine Made Christmas Craft Show, Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland. 946-7079. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

FEZtival of Trees, decorated trees, a food court, craft fair, entertainment, pictures with Santa, Kora Shrine Temple, Lewiston, $2, under 12 free. Sunday.

All Sports Boosters Annual Craft Fair, Messalonskee High School, Oakland. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Home for the Holidays Craft Show, Scarborough High School. 883-1031. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Winter Holiday Show, handmade crafts, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Nov. 25.

6th Annual Creative Economy Studio Show and Sale, more than 30 Maine artists, Studio on the Hill, Freeport. 865-0605. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday through Nov. 25.

Holiday Artisan Fair, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

40th Annual Christmas in the Country Craft Fair, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish. 653-9247. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Neighborly Craft Fair, North Berwick Primary School. 676-9063. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas in the Village, wreaths, music, food and shopping, Casco Village Church. 627-4282. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Victorian Christmas Open House and Cookie Walk, historical books, crafts, weaving and spinning demonstrations, Phippsburg Historical Society Museum. 443-6309. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Art on the Hill Open Studios, Wentworth Dennett Studios, Kittery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 25.

Crafts in the Stacks, local crafters and artisans, live music, Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.



Fall Film Series, "Salmon Fising in the Yemen" (2011, PG-13), York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

"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. Music at 1 p.m., film at 2 p.m. Sunday.



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

USM Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $3 to $6. 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

South Portland Bull Moose Opening Celebration, Bull Moose Music, South Portland. Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue and Don Campbell, 11 a.m. Sunday.

String Bean & The Stalkers, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, Slates, Hallowell, $15. 622-9575. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Man Forever, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, with Guardian Alien and Herbcraft, Space, Portland, $8, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rory Block, acoustic Delta blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $23 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Thank You Led Zeppelin, local bands pay tribute, featuring Murcielago, The Baltic Sea, Anna Lombard, Lit on the Flash Samuel James, Clubberlang, Station 85, Ryan Halliburton, Mother Leopard, Heart Shaped Rock, the Scott Girouard Band, John Nels Blanchette, Dark Hollow Bottling Company and Wyerdfux, Asylum, Portland, $6, 21-plus. Friday.

10th Annual Beatles Night, tribute by local musicians, State Theatre, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Moore & Moran, acoustic music, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Erica Brown's Bluegrass Connection, Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills, $12 to $14. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Joe Walsh and Friends, bluegrass, jazz, old-time, with Darol Anger, Grant Gordy and the Karl Doty Quartet, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.


Special Events

Psychic Sunday, Tarot readings, psychic readings, crystals, Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland, $2, additional fees for services. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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