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.

"Celebration," Led Zeppelin's 2007 concert film in HD, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Classic Film Series, "King of Hearts,", Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. 2 p.m. Dec. 9. 

For Children

Breakfast with Santa, Freeport Community Center, $5. 865-3985. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Santa's Workshop for Kids, shopping, breakfast with Santa, photo, for kids under 12, Sebago Town Hall. 787-2489. 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday.

"Night of the Nutcracker," music, dance performances and treats, mingle with ballerinas from Portland Ballet's "Victorian Nutcracker," Victoria Mansion, Portland, $13.50 to $15, with each adult admission, two children 17 and under are free. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Sesame Street Live: "Can't Stop Singing," Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $12 to $50. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Susan Paradis, author and illustrator of "Snow Princess," Sharpe Gallery, Kennebunk. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

North Pole Express, train ride includes storytelling and visit from Santa, Boothbay Railway Village, $10, reservations suggested. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (every 30 minutes) Saturday.

"Santa Buddies," Puppy Paws and his newfound buddies save Christmas in this children's film, York Public Library, free. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Rebecca Rule, author of "The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!", Poofberry's Toys, Kennebunk. 967-0400. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 9. 


Trampled By Turtles, indie-folk, with Spirit Family Reunion, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door, $25 VIP, 18-plus. p.m. Sunday.

Pearl and the Beard, three voices with cello, guitar, glockenspiel, melodica, drums and accordion, with Lucius and You Won't, Space, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

David Mallett, singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Yuletide Harp Concert, music from the Celtic tradition played by Castlebay, St. Michael's Episcopal Parish, Auburn, $10, children free. 529-5438. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Anne Dodson and Friends, annual holiday show, First Congregational Church, Camden, $13 advance, $6 to $15 door. 236-9576. 7 p.m. Sunday.

A Maine-ly Harmony Christmas, women's a cappella barbershop chorus, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Augusta, $7, under 15 free. 582-5523. 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as sacred harp, all welcome, The New Church, Portland, donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

"Just Us Entertainers," holiday songs by multi-generational singing group, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $5 to $10. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Eddie Shaw and the Wolfgang, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Fiddler Natalie MacMaster, "Christmas in Cape Breton," Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $41 to $56. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kaki King, guitarist, singer-songwriter, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper opens, Space, Portland, $15, all ages. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, Shetland fiddle and Scottish harp, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Bates College Jazz Band, big band to bossa nova and funk, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Boothbay Region High School Holiday Concert, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free/donations welcome. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Songwriters in the Round, hosted by Lisa Redfern, The Frontier, Brunswick, $10. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, Shetland fiddle and Scottish harp, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Swingtime Band, music from the '30s through the '50s, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dark Star Orchestra, Grateful Dead tribute, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door, general admission. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth, free, all ages. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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By Marian Baker

Courtesy of Maine College of Art

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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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