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.

Port City Swing Dance, music by the Blue Willow Band, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Portland Ballet's "The Victorian Nutcracker," set in Victorian-era Portland with stage sets and costumes based on rooms in the Victoria Mansion, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $24 to $54. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Contra Dance, music by Wild Asparagus, George Marshall calling, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $7 to $10. 233-4325. 6 p.m. family dance ($3, $12/family), 7 p.m. potluck (bring dish to share); beginner's session at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

"The Magic Toy Shop," one-act ballet for audiences young and old, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $13 to $20. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday. 


Christmas by the Sea, annual tree-lighting event with hayrides, entertainment, parade, photos with Santa, caroling and more, various locations, Old Orchard Beach. 934-2500. Parade at 1 p.m., tree lighting at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas Craft Fair, American Legion Hall, Gray. 576-3870. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

United Maine Craftsmen's 35th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, USM Sullivan Gym, Portland, $2. 621-2818. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Made in Maine Christmas Fair, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Windham. 892-3048. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

SEA Holiday Sale, blown glass, jewelry, journals, paintings, textiles, pottery and more, East End Community School, Portland. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Winter Holiday Show, handmade crafts, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Women in the Arts Prelude Crafts Show, Kennebunkport Masonic Hall. 646-9086. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Annual Spirit of Christmas Fair, Bath Middle School, Bath. 443-5563. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Bradbury Mountain Arts Holiday Show and Sale, Mallett Hall, Pownal. 688-4744. Fine arts and crafts by guild members and guest artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Big Chill Holiday Sale, arts, crafts and vintage sale, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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. Sunday.

Christmas Prelude, house tours, music, parades, walking tours, tree lighting, Maine Women in the Arts fine crafts, more, various locations, Kennebunkport. Sunday, Friday to Dec. 9.

Studio 53 Holiday Showcase, fine artists, artisans and craftpersons, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 380-7554. Through Dec. 16.

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

Peregrine Press Studio Sale, Bakery Studios, Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Stone Mountain Arts Center Flea Market, live music by Tricky Britches, visit from Santa, antiques, knick-knacks, more, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $3, includes free Carol Noonan CD, kids free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9.

Holidays in Harpswell, open studios along Route 123 with raffles, demonstrations, workshops, various locations, Harpswell. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and Dec. 9.

Handmade On Main, custom furniture, textiles, greeting cards, glass, T-shirts and fine art, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Dec. 29.

"Handmade," jewelry, altered and silkscreened clothing, soaps, home goods, art, more, benefits the organization, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 9. Through Dec. 23.

Holiday Sale, unique gifts, crafts and fine arts by MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff, Maine College of Art, Portland. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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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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