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.

"Pressing On II: 20 Printmakers," June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Dec. 29. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Eye Catchers," annual holiday show featuring Jeff Barrett, with gallery artists, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Dec. 29. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Maine Dreamscapes," landscape photographs by Charlie Widdis, The Mane Attraction / Gallery 224, Portland. 775-2865. First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Something Old, Something New," still life photographs by Alan Sockloff and David Wade, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Through Dec. 29.

"Art for the Holidays: Gifts that Give Forever," Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Jan. 16. Opening reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Painter and Illustrator Dahlov Ipcar, recent paintings, books and more, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Through Jan. 4. First Friday reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"Rip & Tear Art Show," experimental drawing show where viewers can rip prints from the wall, Kenny Cole, Bridger McAlonan, Jack Slattery, Brian Reeves, Abbeth Russell and William Hessian, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 766-6204. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

"Fancy Food Chains," graphite, watercolor and colored pencil by Jada Fitch, Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through Dec. 31. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Small Works," holiday show, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 


"Mrs. Packard," roles for four males and five females, ages mid-30s to 60, shows are March 22-30, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. 685-9930. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 


Best Meatloaf in Ogunquit Contest, benefits Marginal Way Preservation Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy, Bintliff's Ogunquit Restaurant, $20, includes full meal. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Art for Everyone: A Collection of Donated Art, benefits Goodwill, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. 

Books and Authors

Photographer Brian Vanden Brink, author of "Iconic: Perspectives on the Man-Made World," Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tim Caverly, author of "Allagash Tails," York Public Library. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tess Chakkalakal, author of "Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America," Bowdoin College (Massachusetts Hall), Brunswick. 725-3552. 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Marguerite Robichaux and Elizabeth Peavey, illustrator and author of "Glorious Slow Going," Maine Historical Society, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Stephanie Tourles, author of "Hands-On Healing Remedies," Bookstacks, Bucksport. 469-8992. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Nonesuch Books and Cards, Biddeford. 282-2638. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Susan Poulin, author of "Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair's Guide to Livin' The Good Life," Ecopelagicon, Rangeley. 864-2771. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Dorothy Radigan and Judith Durant, authors of "Knitting Know-How," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Blue Butterfield, "A Year in Maine" calendar artist, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Sherman's Books and Stationery, Freeport. 869-9000. Noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 9. 

Classical Music

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

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

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

Portland String Quartet Presents Cadillac Moon Ensemble, new and contemporary music, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, students free. 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

The Community Chorus at South Berwick, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" with brass quintet and percussion, Marshwood High School, South Berwick, $10 advance, $12 door, $10 seniors, students. 868-7256. 3 p.m. Sunday.

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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.

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

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