December 16, 2012

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Alexis P. Suter and her blues band will be at One Longfellow Square in Portland, also on Saturday.

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The Don Campbell Band, above, performs a holiday show on Saturday at Portland Players in South Portland.

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Comedy

"Fruitcake, Frankincense & Other Great Gifts," an evening of holiday standup comedy hosted by Karen Morgan, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $8 advance, $10 door. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sunday Funnies Christmas Comedy Jam, Sam Pelletier, Corn Tyson and Mark Reilly, with Connor McGrath, Joe Ricchio, Brett Groh and Sharon Willows-Hebert, Matthew's, Portland, free. 253-1812. 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Dance

Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Thomas School of Dance Presents "The Night Before Christmas" and Other Holiday Favorites, Brewer Performing Arts Center, $5 to $10. 945-3457. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Thomas School of Dance Presents "The Night Before Christmas" and Other Holiday Favorites, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft, $5 to $10. 945-3457. 4 p.m. Dec. 23.

 

Fairs/Festivals

Studio 53 Holiday Event, annual showcase of more than a dozen fine artists and artisans and craftpersons, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 380-7554. Sunday.

"Handmade," art and craft sale, jewelry, altered and silkscreened clothing, soaps, home goods, art work, more, benefits Waterfall Arts, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 23.

Handmade on Main, custom furniture, textiles, greeting cards, glass, T-shirts and fine art, Engine, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

 

Films

"Step Up to the Plate," about French chef Michel Bras handing his restaurant over to his son Sebastien, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Le Havre," 2011, PG, African boy named Idrissa arrives by cargo ship in city of Le Havre, York Public Library, free. york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.

"It's a Wonderful Life," Frank Capra's 1946 classic holiday film, Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Samsara," documentary shot in sacred grounds, industrial sites, disaster zones and natural wonders, Space, Portland, $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"An Angel for May," screen adaptation of Harley Cokeliss' novel, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

"The Doors Live at the Bowl '68," includes "Hello I Love You," "Texas Radio" and others, with interview footage, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, $10, $5 students. westbrookpac.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

 

For Children

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

North Pole Express, train ride includes storytelling and visit from Santa, Boothbay Railway Village, $10, reservations suggested. railwayvillage.org. Every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rebecca Rule, author of "The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!", L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. 877-755-2326. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Music

"The Promise of Light," annual winter concert by 70-voice Greater Freeport Community Chorus, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland, $10, $25 per family. gfccweb.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Musica de Filia, holiday concert, Falmouth High School, $5 to $10. musicadefilia.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

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

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