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.

Holly Jolly Craft Fair, First Parish Church, Freeport. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, wreaths, handmade children's clothing, art, jewelry, baked goods, more, First Congregational Church, Kittery Point. 3 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Sunsplash," craft fair, Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick. 725-3375. 10 a.m. Friday.

Sparkle Weekend, entertainment, horse and carriage rides, strolling carolers, more, downtown Freeport. Friday through Dec. 9.

Christmas Fair, live music, jams, jellies, candies, cookies and crafts, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. 775-2301. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

4th Annual Alma Soul Holiday Sale, unique handcrafted items from local artists, Alma Soul, Portland. 939-1498. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 9.

"Christkindlsmarkt," traditional European village market, live music, unique crafts, kids gift shop, German food, visit with Santa, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Scarborough. 756-9723. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, crafts and homemade cookies, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Waterboro. 929-4669. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

United Maine Craftsmen's Christmas Magic Arts and Crafts Show, unique, locally handmade gifts, Westbrook Middle School. 621-2818. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, antiques, crystal, china, vintage linens, knitted goods, holiday gifts, more, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Falmouth. 781-3366. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Handcrafted Haitian Metal Art Sale, benefits Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. 347-6733. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, cookie walk, crafts, attic treasures, Rada cutlery, more, East Otisfield Free Baptist Church. 627-7133. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, crafts, baked goods, Christmas items and decorations, St. Paul's Church, Portland. 828-2012. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Fair, cookie walk, kids gift room and brunch, West Kennebunk United Methodist Church. 985-6632. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Craft Fair, baked goods, handcrafted items, jewelry, pottery, jams, more, Highland Lake Grange, Westbrook. 854-2379. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Market at the Gardens, 30 Maine vendors with a variety of products, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Christmas by the Sea Arts and Crafts Fair, art, birdhouses, jewelry, ornaments, more, Ogunquit Fire Station. 646-4947. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Designing Women Fine Art and Crafts Show, more than 20 vendors, Ocean Avenue School, Portland. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Picnic Holiday Sale, juried indie craft fair, photos with Yeti, live DJs, Portland Company Complex. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9.

Studio Sale, art by Kyle Bryant, Erica Burkhart, InfiniTee Clothing, Derek Jackson and Jacob Pitcher, Zero Station Art, Design, Framing, Portland. 210-3416. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9. 


"Arranged" (2007, PG-13), friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman, York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

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

"War Don Don," with director and producer Rebecca Richman, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3291. 7 p.m. Monday.

"Sunrise at Campobello" (1960), story of FDR's battle against polio, Christopher Breiseth, New Deal historian and Frances Perkins Center board member, will give a brief presentation before the film, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

"Big Night," family comedy/drama with Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center), Augusta, free. Noon Tuesday.

"Arranged" (2007, PG-13), friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman, post-film discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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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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