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.

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. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

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

Gorham Community Chorus and Gorham High School Chamber Singers, winter concert, Gorham High School, donation. 318-1651. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Momenta Quartet, classics to contemporary, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Classical Guitarist Brian Cullen, Spanish and contemporary selections, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

"Happy Birthday, Guiseppe!", Daponte String Quartet celebrates Verdi's 200th, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"A Russian Christmas," sacred works by Bortniansky, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Stravinsky, Chesnokov, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, presented by Down East Singers and St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, St. Patrick's Church, Newcastle, $20, 18 and under free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Holiday Concert, Dana Cunningham and May Dyer, piano and cello, Ocean View at Falmouth, free. 781-4460. 3 p.m. Friday.

"Happy Birthday, Guiseppe!", Daponte String Quartet celebrates Verdi's 200th, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $20. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, free. 798-4141. 19th-century Russian sacred and secular songs, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Christmas Concert with Joelle Morris, mezzo-soprano performs classic carols from France and Quebec with pianist Bridget Convey, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $14 to $16. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"Magnificat," seasonal program presented by St. Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, $12 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

"The Many Moods of Christmas," presented by Casco Bay Concert Band, symphonic wind ensemble, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School), Gorham, $8 to $10, children and students free. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Downeast Brass Quintet with Organist Jay Zoller, holiday concert, South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Saturday.

"Winterscene," Tri-City Community Chorus Holiday Concert, First Parish Congregational Church, Saco, $8 to $10 advance, $10 to $12 door, ages 6 to 12 $5, 5 and under free. 282-9543. 7 p.m. Saturday.

St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, 19th-century Russian sacred and secular songs, Christ Church, Kennebunk, $7 to $10. 985-4494. 7 p.m. Saturday.

"Happy Birthday, Guiseppe!", Daponte String Quartet celebrates Verdi's 200th, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20. 3 p.m. Dec. 9.

Boy Singers of Maine, holiday concert, First Parish Church, Brunswick, $8 to $10. 797-6354. 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

Choir of Casco Village United Church of Christ, holiday concert, Casco Village Church, free. 627-4282. 4 p.m. Dec. 9.

Renaissance Voices Christmas Concert, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $15, 21 and under free. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

Down East Singers and St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, 19th-century Russian sacred and secular songs, Camden Opera House, $20, 18 and under free. 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9. 


Sunday Funnies, Boston comedy jam with Connor McGrath, Matthew's, Portland, free, 21-plus. 253-1812. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Kelly MacFarland and Friends Comedy Show, followed by DJ and dancing, Avant Dance & Event Center, Westbrook, $15. 8 p.m. Saturday. 


Maine State Ballet's "The Nutcracker," cast of nearly 300 dancers with live music by the Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20 to $60. 2 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.

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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