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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"Christmas Winds," holiday music by the Pine Tree Coastal Winds, Freeport's community concert band, bring non-perishable food donation, Life Source Ministry Church, Brunswick. 865-4747. 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Wescustago Youth Chorale presents "A Wescustago Winter," 80-voice choir of children 8 to 18 from 12 area towns, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10. 846-0705. 3 p.m. Dec. 16.

Organist Warren King, Christmas music of all eras, with Piscataqua River Brass, Christ Church, Kennebunk, $7 to $10. 2 p.m. Dec. 16.


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

The Polar Express, hot chocolate and cookies, carol singing, meet Santa, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $20 to $40. Sunday and Friday through Dec. 16. Through Dec. 23.

Horse and Wagon Rides, Monument Square, Portland, free. 772-6828. Every half-hour from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; every half-hour from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday; every half-hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; every half-hour from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday; every half-hour from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 16. Through Dec. 23.

Holiday Trolley Rides, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $6. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Christmas at Victoria Mansion: The Gilded Age," self-guided tours, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $5 to $15, under 5 free. Daily through Jan. 6.

28th Annual Christmas Parade, "Santa's Workshop" theme, Wells. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas at Swan Hall, 1886 Victorian House with nine rooms and 16 Christmas trees, benefits Lyric Theater, Swan Hall, Portland, $5. 400-6085. 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and Dec. 16.

Five-Year Anniversary Celebration of Meg Perry Center, music from The Reverie Machine, open mic for music, poetry and sharing about Meg Perry, Meg Perry Center, Portland, $5 to $10. 615-9970. 6 to 10 p.m. Monday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "La Clemenza di Tito," encore broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $27. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Holiday Networking Extravaganza, hosted by WOW (Women Out Working), benefits Women, Work and Community, Peloton Labs, Portland, free/donation. 899-4399. 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Second Tuesday Poetry Slam with McKendy Fils-Aime, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Wassailing for Wildlife, festive evening of caroling by moonlight on the wooded trails, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells, free, registration required. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Merry Madness Kick-Off, free hors d'oeuvres, raffles and music,Portland Regency Hotel. 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Poetry of Rumi with A Turning Night of Stars, spoken poetry of the 13th-century Sufi mystic with musical accompaniment, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Annual Holiday Open House, caroling, snacks and holiday cheer, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook. 854-0630. 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, First Universalist Church, Auburn, free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Dough Ball, food, drink and preview of Gingerbread Spectacular, benefits the opera house, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $30 door. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

LAVA Fest, classic vaudevillian comedy performed by the Lewiston Auburn Variety Arts Festival, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston, $10 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Wilde Nights at the Mansion, an evening salon with Oscar Wilde as portrayed by Frank E. Reilly, after the performance enjoy champagne, fruit, and cheese, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $35, reservations required. 772-4841, ext. 821. 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 16.

Boat Parade of Lights, seventh annual Christmas parade in Portland Harbor; view from Bug Light Park, Maine State Pier and Eastern Prom walking path, Portland. 408-7525. 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi's "Aida," ancient Egyptian drama, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $18 to $26. 1 p.m. Saturday.

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