December 9, 2012


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Josh Brassard, left, and David Handwerker in a scene from “The Legend of the Golem,” an original play by Michael Levine based on Jewish folklore, continuing through Dec. 23 at Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook.

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Bluegrass artists the Gibson Brothers join proprietor Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys for holiday concerts Saturday and Dec. 16 at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield. The Gibsons also will appear Dec. 21 and 22.

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"Bringing Art Home for the Holidays Part II," fine art and giftables in wood," Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland. Through Dec. 31.

"Sing We Joyous All Together: Christmas in Late 19th-Century Kennebunk," sights and sounds of a late-1800s Christmas, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. Through Dec. 21.

Southern Maine Community College Senior Art Students Exhibit, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through Dec. 31.

"Small Works," painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media by 20 artists, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Jan. 20.

31st Annual Holiday Exhibition, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. Through Jan. 31.

"Work Ethic of a Chimney Sweep," aesthetic and cultural study of the Disney film "Mary Poppins," University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. Through Jan. 18.

CSA: Community Supporting Arts Exhibit, Crosstrax Deli, Unity. Through Jan. 26.


Photo A Go-Go, silent auction of framed photographs with live music, Bakery Photographic Collective, Westbrook. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Keeping Warm," 19th- and early 20th-century quilts, clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys and more, with historic photos of Maine in winter, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through Feb. 24. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


"A Feast For The Eyes," silent auction, wine tasting, food pairings and music, benefits Iris Network, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, $75. 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Sherman's Books and Stationery, Freeport. 869-9000. Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Jason Anthony, author of "Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day and Other Stories of the Antartic Cuisine," Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Paul Doiron, author of "Bad Little Falls," Portland Public Library. Noon Wednesday.

Debra Sparks, author of "The Pretty Lights," University of New England-Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland. 221-4375. Noon Thursday.

Photographer Brian Vanden Brink, author of "Iconic: Perspectives on a Man-Made World," Portland Museum of Art. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Kieran Shields, author of "The Truth of All Things," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Christmas Farm Alpacas, Country Farm Shop & Fiber Studio, Buxton. 400-9206. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 16.

Eva Murray, author of "Island Schoolhouse," Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Robin Hansen, author of the children's book "Ice Harbor Mittens," Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Sandy Oliver, author of "Keeping Warm with Maine Cooking," Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. 1:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Van Dusen, author of the children's book "If I Built a House," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16.


Daponte String Quartet, "Happy Birthday, Guiseppe!," celebration of Verdi's 200th birthday, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20. 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Boy Singers of Maine, "Sound of the Season," First Parish Church, Brunswick, $10, $8 seniors, students. 797-6354. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Choir of Casco Village United Church of Christ, sacred and classical Christmas favorites and contemporary selections, Casco Village Church, free. 627-4282. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Renaissance Voices Christmas Concert, works by Palestrina, Lasso, Praetorius, Weelkes and 20th-century carols, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $15, free for 21 and under. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Down East Singers and St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, "A Russian Christmas," works by Bortniansky, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Stravinsky, Chesnokov, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, Camden Opera House, $20, 18 and under free. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas with Cornils: A Kotzschmar Christmas, with Ray Cornils, Festival Brass, Androscoggin Chorale and the Parish Ringers, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Lewiston, $10 to $15. 553-4363. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"The Bells of Christmas," holiday concert featuring the Towne Lyne Ringers, Ocean View at Falmouth, free/donation. 781-4727. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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