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.

USM Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Sonic UMA!", contemporary rock, jazz and new classical, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, free. 621-3214. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Dear Leader, The Chums, indie-rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $6, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, Shetland fiddle and Scottish harp, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tom Rush, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $35. 8 p.m. Friday.

Fogcutters Present: Big Band Syndrome, original arrangements of eight local musicians' songs with the 19-piece big band, State Theatre, Portland, $10 to $15. 7 p.m. Friday.

The Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Sing-Along, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $12. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mosiac, "Comfort and Joy," holiday music from the 15th to 21st century, a cappella, with guitar and mandolin, Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise, $7. 985-3745. 7 p.m. Friday.

"Hey Ho the Holly," Yuletide music in the folk tradition, with the Newell Family and Castlebay, benefits Heifer International, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Newcastle, $5 to $7. 563-8440. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Makem and Spain Brothers, Irish music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance ($10 under 18), $25 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Band of Horses, rock, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Darlingside, The Ghost of Paul Revere and Heather Maloney, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Lucy Kaplansky, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $23 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

J. Geils and Jeff Pitchell, guitarists, with Gerry Beaudoin and Texas Flood and The Jeffettes, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $30 advance, $33 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Music For a Winter's Night," seasonal favorites and sing-along, presented by Seaglass Chorale, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, $12 advance, $12 to $15 door. 985-8747. 7 p.m. Saturday. 

The Coloradas, bluegrass, Hurricane Sandy benefit, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $10. 948-7469. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Robby Krieger's Jazz Kitchen, with Tom Brechtlein, Larry Kilmas, Arthur Barrow and Tommy Mary, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door, $40 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. Saturday.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, donation. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

Patrick Watson, Canadian singer-songwriter, Space, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

Southern Maine Monthly Bluegrass Jam, Roost Function Hall, Buxton, $7. 232-1528. Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

Rock My Soul Rockin' Holiday Concert, gospelized carols and R&B, doo-wop versions of holiday favorites, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door. 4 p.m. Dec. 9.

Special Events

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera," University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono, $28, $18 students. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Winter Window Walk, stroll the downtown to enjoy festive window displays, downtown Portland. Daily through Dec. 16.

The Polar Express, hot chocolate and cookies, carol singing, meet Santa, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $20 to $40. Sunday, Saturday and Dec. 9. Through Dec. 23.

Horse and Wagon Rides, every half-hour, Monument Square, Portland, free. 772-6828. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Through Dec. 23.

Pine Tree State Country Music Association Annual Christmas Party, Stevie Cee, Gloria Jean, Bobby Lee and others, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $5, 12 and under free. 490-1232. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Holiday Trolley Rides, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $6. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 9.

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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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