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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Sister Hazel, with Pete Kilpatrick, Asylum, Portland, $18, 21-plus. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Downeasters Men's Chorus and Quartets, holiday concert, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland, $5, 11 and under free. 829-3766. 7 p.m. Monday.

Holiday Concert by Presidio Brass, American brass chamber music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Christmas Winds," holiday music by the Pine Tree Coastal Winds, Freeport's community concert band, bring non-perishable food donation, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. 865-4747. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Sing-Along, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Pianist Jimmy Ciampi and vocalist Susie Pepper, Hug's Italian Restaurant, Falmouth. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

The Winthop Area Handbell Ringers, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Winterbloom, singer-songwriters Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Pineries, Little War Twins and Greg Mckillop and His Full Band, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m. Thursday.

The Novel Jazz Septet, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $5 to $13, free for under 12 with parents. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Lina Boudreau, "Noel Lounge," Acadian-influenced Christmas concert, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Reverend Horton Heat, guitarist, singer-songwriter, punk-a-billy, with The Continental, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18, $30 VIP, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Friday.

Heather Pierson's "Charlie Brown Christmas," pianist Pierson with Joe Aliperti, Shawn Nadeau and Matty Bowman, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $5 to $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The Gawler Family featuring The Gawler Sisters, holiday concert of old and new folk songs, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $6 to $10, under 8 free. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The James Montgomery Blues Band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $23. 8 p.m. Friday.

Third Annual Yulegrass Concert, Tim O'Brien, Lauren Rioux, Scott Law, Brittany Haas and Corey DiMario, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Stone Mountain Christmas Show, musical revue with the Gibson Brothers, Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. 7:30 p.m. Saturday ($82 includes dinner); 3 p.m. Dec. 16 ($74 includes lunch).

"The Promise of Light," annual winter concert of 70-voice community chorus, First Parish Church UCC, Freeport, $10, $25 per family. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

ImproVox and Meteora, a cappella quintet performing jazz, new folk, Americana, original songs and world music, The Frontier, Brunswick, $12 advance, $15 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Recital with soprano Heather Connolly, musical favorites of the season, benefits ELCA Malaria Campaign, St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Portland, donation. 774-8740. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Marco Benevento, pianist, sound sculptor, songwriter, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 21-plus. 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Musica de Filia, holiday concert, Falmouth High School, $5 to $10. 2 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 16.

Lay-Z-Gait, Western swing band, originals and new spins on country and Western classics from the '30s, '40s and '50s, Billy's Tavern, Thomston, $5. 354-1177. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Holiday Concert with Dave Rowe, Lenny Breau and Phil House, First Universalist Church of Auburn, Auburn, $15. 7 p.m. Saturday.

"The Promise of Light," annual winter concert of 70-voice community chorus, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland, $10, $25/family. 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

Christmas Concert, shape-note hymns, traditional country Christmas songs, fiddle tunes, songs from the African-American tradition, West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, donation. 985-2831. 3 p.m. Dec. 16.

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