December 2, 2012

Audience Calendar

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By Tyler Grenzeback

Courtesy of Maine College of Art

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By Olan Boardman

Courtesy of Maine College of Art

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Happy holidays from the folks at MECA

PORTLAND — Maine College of Art’s annual Holiday Sale will take place Friday and Saturday throughout three floors of the Porteous Building in downtown Portland. The curated art sale is produced by the Artist at Work team in partnership with MECA design students to benefit MECA’s education, outreach, and student programs, and provide an opportunity for students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season.

This year, MECA will feature six artists selected by the jury: Dietlind Vander Schaaf; Marian Baker, Islesford Pottery; Olan Boardman, Ktaadn; Aaron Decker, Metals Collective; Miles Spadone, spadone; Tyler Grenzeback, Til Death Tattoo.

Each featured artist has donated a work of art to be raffled during the sale. The MECA sale is free event, and visitors are encouraged to purchase a $5 raffle ticket. Donations received from the raffle will be used to support student programing and scholarships.

Visitors will also have the option to take a group photo in the Holiday Sale photo booth. Treats, snacks and coffee will be served at the MECA Cafe.

Sale hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. MECA is at 522 Congress St., Portland.

Visit for more information.

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

Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," University of Southern Maine (Russell Hall), Gorham, $15, $11 seniors, $8 students. 5 p.m. Sunday.

"Miracle on 34th Street," classic holiday tale, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $14, $12 seniors and students. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Through Dec. 16.

"This Wonderful Life," Theater at Monmouth presents one-person adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," including favorite characters; Cumston Hall, $26, $24 seniors, $20 students. 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9.

"Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical," featuring three sets of mother-and-child teams, Portland Players, South Portland, $20, $18 adults, $15 students. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Through Dec. 16.

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," presented by The Theater Company at Falmouth High School, $7, $5 students, seniors, children. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Will Rhys' one-man rendition of the holiday classic, Freeport Factory Stage, $15, $10 seniors, students, Thursday is pay-what-you-can. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Through Dec. 15.

"The Legend of the Golem," original play by Michael Levine based on Jewish folklore, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $15, $12 for 12 and under. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Through Dec. 23.

"The Nutcracker," based on E.T.A. Hoffman's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" with music by Tchaikovsky, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $12, $10 seniors, under 12. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme is "Holidays From Heaven and Hell," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7. 7:30 Friday.

"Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical," enchanting comic musical for the entire family, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Through Dec. 16.

The WFCP Home Time Radio Hour 2012, live music, comedy and fun for all ages, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $10 advance, $15 day of show. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Collected Stories," two-character play about ambition, artistic conflicts, rivalries and the rise and fall of a friendship, Bates College (Black Box Theater), Lewiston, free. 786-8294. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

"A Christmas Carol," A/D/A/M, Biddeford. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 571-4636. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $18, $5 for under 12. Includes a post-show sing-along with fiddler Jennifer Armstrong, 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

"A Christmas Carol -- The Musical," musical version of Charles Dickens' story, presented by New England Regional Theater Company, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), $12, $10 seniors and students, $8 for children under 12. 798-6966. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

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.

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By Marian Baker

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The Duluth, Minn.-based indie folk/alt-country band Trampled by Turtles is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Sunday.

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Scrooge (Tom Ford) recounts a party at Fezziwig’s that he attended as a young man, in the Portland Stage Company production of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” continuing through Dec. 23.

Darren Setlow photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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Indie rockers Band of Horses perform on Saturday at the State Theatre in Portland.

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