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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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Editor's Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram,

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.

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, songs and stories from the Celtic harvest with Castlebay, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $9 suggested donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

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

An Evening of Poetry, bring poems to share, originals or favorites, York Public Library, free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Camden Meets Belfast: A Celebration of Poetry," works by Lauren Murray, Elizabeth W. Garber, Kristen Lindquist and Dave Morrison, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Deering Alumni Dance, with the Jen Thayer Band, cash bar, raffles, light snacks, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $15, 21-plus, must purchase tickets in advance. 807-8490. 8 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Christmas Tree Lighting, Monument Square, Portland. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Winter Window Walk, stroll the sidewalks during the holidays to enjoy festive window displays, downtown Portland. Friday through Nov. 25. Through Dec. 16.

The Polar Express, hot chocolate and cookies, carol singing, meet Santa, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $20 to $40. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 23.

Horse and Wagon Rides, Monument Square, Portland, free. 772-6828. Every half-hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 25. Through Dec. 23.

"Christmas at Victoria Mansion: The Gilded Age," self-guided tours, Portland, $5 to $15, under 5 free. Friday through Nov. 25. Through Jan. 6.

"Hansel and Gretel," puppet show presented by Paper Bull Puppets and VOX Maine, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas at the Fort, reading of "The Night Before Christmas," paper cutting, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate, Old Fort Western, Augusta, free. 626-2385. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Share the Wonder," holiday celebration, carriage rides, cookie decorating, live music, show by Frogtown Puppeteers and more, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Tree Lighting, seasonal songs by the Gray-New Gloucester High School Chorus, New Gloucester Town Hall. 926-3188. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25.

Royal Ballet Live in HD: "Swan Lake," Tchaikovsky ballet, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $5 to $15. 2 p.m. Nov. 25.



Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. Vs. Wilkes-Barre, 7 p.m. Sunday; vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Monday; vs. Manchester, 7 p.m. Tuesday; vs. Springfield, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Worcester, 7 p.m. Nov. 25.



"Homestead Crossing," comedy, part love story, part existential mystery, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. 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. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Guys and Dolls," musical, Windham High School, $7 to $11. 893-1742. 4 p.m. Sunday.

"Almost, Maine," comedy, Kennebunk High School. 468-8461. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"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. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile," mystery, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Striking 12," hip, funky, fun holiday musical presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $30. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Nov. 25. Runs through Dec. 9.

"Welfarewell," adventures of Esmerelda Quipp by playwright Cat Delaney, presented by Aqua City Actor's Theater, Waterville Opera House, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Harvey," Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, presented by Lincoln County Community Theater, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $5 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $8 to $15. 5 p.m. Sunday. Runs through Dec. 2.

"42nd Street," musical, high school production, Greely High School, Cumberland Center, $6 to $9. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," zany satire of the business world, high school production, Cape Elizabeth High School, $5 to $9. 799-3309. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

"Arsenic and Old Lace," high farce and hilarity with the murderous spinster Brewster sisters, high school production, Lake Region High School, Naples, $6 to $8. 518-1348. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Alice in Wonderland," high school production, Deering High School Auditorium, Portland, $10 to $12, $5 for children under 12 in advance. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Santaland Diaries," David Sedaris' holiday comedy, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $20 to $24, mature audiences only. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Runs through Dec. 16.


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