November 25, 2012


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Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds perform their raucous rock and new soul on Friday at Port City Music Hall in Portland.

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“Tracy on the Raft at 7:30,” 1982 oil on canvas by Alex Katz, from “Maine/New York,” continuing through Dec. 30 at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville.

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Dahlov Ipcar, author of "Dahlov Ipcar's Maine Alphabet," Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Alison Pray, author of "Standard Baking Co. Pastries," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Kendall Scott, author of "Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Books-A-Million, South Portland. 253-5587. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.


"Carols in the Round," presented by Mount View Chamber Singers, United Church of Christ, Bath, free/donation. 242-2581. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season," USM Chamber Singers, Williston-Immanuel United Church, portland, $9. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Karger Scholars Chamber Group, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bates College Choir, holiday program, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6163. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

DaPonte String Quartet, Christmas concert with works by des Prez, Haydn and Tchaikovsky, Church on the Cape, Cape Porpoise, $10 advance, $50 door. 7:45 p.m. Friday.

USM Composers Showcase Concert, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, free. 8 p.m. Saturday.

25th Annual Christmas at the Cathedral, presented by Choral Art Society, with soprano Suzanne Nance and the Portland Brass Quintet, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland, $20 to $30. Noon and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

Bowdoin College Chorus, "Noel Francais," Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin College Chamber Choir with pianist George Lopez, "In Celebration of King David," Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick. 798-4141. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Boston String Quartet, "Christmas in Paris," First Parish Congregational Church, Yarmouth, $20, under 18 free. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

Frank Glazer Retrospective, Program IV: Franck, Weber, Gershwin, Barber, Copland and Brahms, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

Cathedral Choir, "Choral Evensong," Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, free. 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

Portland String Quartet presents Cadillac Moon Ensemble, "Motion – How, Where and What It Moves," new and contemporary music, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, students free. 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

Opera Workshop Concert, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3 to $6. 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

Community Chorus at South Berwick, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" with brass quintet and percussion, Marshwood High School (Wesley Kennedy Performing Arts Center), South Berwick, $10 advance, $10 to $12 door. 868-7256. 3 p.m. Dec. 2.

Sheepscot Valley Chorus, "Ave Maria" by Mendelssohn and Biebl with other holiday favorites, Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, $12. 677-2840. 3 p.m. Dec. 2.


Maine State Ballet's "The Nutcracker," nearly 300 dancers with live music by the Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $60. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

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. Sunday.

December Dance Concert, ballet, modern and African-American diasporic, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick, free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, live music by PlayGroup, calling by John McIntire, Falmouth Congregational Church, $5 to $10, under 5 free. 358-9354. Lessons 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Contra Dance, Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $6, $1 kids, $2 for family dance, 288-5015. Family dance at 6:30 p.m., lessons at 7:30, dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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Somalia-born hip-hop artist K’Naan performs on Saturday at Bates College in Lewiston.


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