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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Editor's Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to or a fax to 791-6920. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455. 

Stone Mountain Craft Fair and Open House, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, free. Local artisans and crafters, Santa, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Sparkle Weekend, entertainment, horse and carriage rides, strolling carolers and more, downtown Freeport. Sunday.

Holidays in Harpswell Open Studios, open studios along Route 123 with raffles, demonstrations, workshops, various locations, Harpswell. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

"Handmade" Art and Craft Sale, jewelry, altered and silkscreened clothing, soaps, home goods, art work, more, benefits Waterfall Arts, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 16. Through Dec. 23.

4th Annual Alma Soul Holiday Sale, unique handcrafted items from local artists, Alma Soul, Portland. 939-1498. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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. Sunday.

Fort Andross Artisans Holiday Craft Show and Sale, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, stained glass, furniture, metal works, books, baskets and more, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick, $2. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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.

Holiday Hop Art Happening and Sale, Running With Scissors, Open Concepts and Portland Fiber & Weaving Studio, 50-54 Cove St., Portland. 831-5682. 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.


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

"Normative Narratives," film series about the portrayal of gay men in cinema, "Parting Glances," Space, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"The Invisible War," documentary on sexual assault in the military, Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, University Southern Maine, Portland, Portland, free. 780-4563. Noon Wednesday.

"Step Up to the Plate," about French chef Michel Bras handing his restaurant over to his son Sebastien, Space, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

"Le Havre," 2011, PG, African boy named Idrissa arrives by cargo ship in city of Le Havre, York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. Dec. 16.


Kitchen Garden Dinner Series, multi-course meal prepared by chef Shannon Bard of Zapoteca, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90. 6 p.m. Tuesday.


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

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

"A Seussified Christmas Carol," funky, funny take on Scrooge's life-changing journey performed in Seuss-style rhyme, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $8 to $9. 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 16. Through Dec. 23.

LAVA KIDS, vaudeville, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $8 to $10. 2 p.m. Saturday.

"Polar Express" Reading, read by Jim Nawrocki, an Amtrak Downeaster conductor, Samuel L. Cohen Children's Library, Portland, free. 11 a.m. Saturday. 


Bath Antiques Show, 40 dealers of fine antiques and collectibles, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.


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

Patrick Watson, Canadian singer-songwriter, Space, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, all ages. 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

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

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