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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Christmas at Norlands, 19th-century parlor games, mansion tours, craft activities, more, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $6 to $8, $25 family. 897-4366. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

Annual Holiday Fair, local artisans, astrology, psychic readings, Native American flutes, handmade items, more, Gardens of Atlantis, Dayton. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

Stone Mountain Arts Center Flea Market, live music by Tricky Britches, visit from Santa, antiques, knick-knacks, more, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $3, kids free, admission includes free Carol Noonan CD. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2.


Global Lens International Film Series, "Qarantina" (2010, Iraq), Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Q-Med Presents "How to Survive a Plague," documentary about efforts of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and TAG (Treatment Action Group), benefits Frannie Peabody Center, University of New England (Alfond Center), Biddeford, donation. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

"Lunafest," traveling film festival of nine short films by, for and about women, benefits Breast Cancer Fund and school's Parenting for Peace series, Friends School of Portland, Mackworth Island, Falmouth. 781-6321. 7 p.m. Saturday.


Children's Holiday Festival, music by Rick Charette, kids' crafts, bounce house, juggler and more, St. Dominic Academy, Auburn, $5 to $8. 783-3990. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Susan Paradis, author and illustrator of "Snow Princess," Sharpe Gallery, Kennebunk. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Breakfast with Santa, Freeport Community Center, $5. 865-3985. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 2. 


Juke Rockets, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Other Lives, dark Americana, with Indians, Space, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Troy MacGillivray, Nova Scotia Celtic music instrumentalist, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

UMA Faculty Jazz Sextet, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $6. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Clash of the Titans: Sam Cooke vs Marvin Gaye, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $6, 21-plus. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dinosaur Jr., alternative rock, Screaming Females open, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $28 door. 8 p.m. Thursday.

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

USM Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, new soul and rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12, $25 VIP, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

The Mutineers, string band, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Enter the Haggis, Celtic rock, folk rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $18 advance, $22 door, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

"A Yuletide Celebration," traditional holiday music, audience sing-a-long and the Hallelujah Chorus, presented by Portland Community Chorus, Scarborough High School, $12 advance, $15 door, under 12 free. 449-0379. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.

Anais Mitchell, singer-songwriter, Rachel Reis opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Mosart 212, Bayside Bowl, Portland. 9 p.m. Friday.

Jennifer Porter, jazz vocals with piano, accordion, bass, drums, sax and trumpet, Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills, $16 to $18. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Steve Earle, singer-songwriter, solo acoustic show, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $35 to $75. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Windham Chamber Singers, "An American Family Holiday," with Ashley Liberty, Daniel Strange and "American Idol" finalist Lakisha Jones, Windham High School, $10 to $27. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ben Powell, violinist with piano, bass and drums, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12 advance, $15 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Childsplay, fiddle choir featuring singer and fiddler Lissa Schneckenburger, Portland High, $20. 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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