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

Hattie Simon, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Bray's Brew Pub and Eatery, Naples. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Ghost of Paul Revere and Kris Rodgers, classic jazz, American folk, supports rural health in the Dominican Republic, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $13 advance, $15 door. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Dave Fisher and The Celtic Cowboys, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 to 9. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Killswitch Engage, metalcore, with Shadows Fall and Acaro, State Theatre, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door, all ages, general admission. 8 p.m. Thursday.

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

Inanna Sisters in Rhythm Winter Solstice Concert, percussion and vocal ensemble, High Mountain Hall, Camden, $20 to $25. 701-9557. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Inanna Sisters in Rhythm Winter Solstice Concert, percussion and vocal ensemble, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18. 8 p.m. Friday.

Stone Mountain Christmas Show, Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys host musical revue, with the Gibson Brothers. Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. 3 p.m. Sunday ($75 includes lunch); 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday ($82 includes lunch).

Dimensions in Jazz Presents Mary Driscoll, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door, $5 students. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Alumni Band Presents "Christmas in Maine," City Theater, Biddeford, $10 advance, $12 door. 7 p.m. Friday.

Prospect Hill, with Beneath the Sheets, Asylum, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Alexis P. Suter Band, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $17 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Ring Out, Christmas Bells!" Tapestry Singers and Bell Choir with Sean Fleming, Second Congregational Church Newcastle, $12, students and children free. 644-1174. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 23.

Don Campbell Band Christmas Concert, Portland Players, South Portland, $14. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Inanna Sisters in Rhythm Winter Solstice Concert, percussion and vocal ensemble, Sheepscot General Store, Whitefield, $15 to $20. 332-5892. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Alumni Band Presents "Christmas in Maine," City Theater, Biddeford, $10 advance, $12 door. 7 p.m. Saturday.


Special Events

Winter Window Walk, stroll the downtown during the holidays to enjoy the festive window displays, Portland. Sunday.

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. 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 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. 23.

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

Gingerbread Spectacular, gingerbread house exhibit, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free. 10 a.m. to 4 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.

"Hansel and Gretel: A Puppet Opera," Englebert Humperdinck's classic opera featuring original fine art Bunraku-style puppets, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8 to $10. 2 p.m. Sunday.

TICA Cat Show, pedigreed cats compete for Best in Show, Westbrook Armory, $4 to $5, free for active military and children under 12. 353-2633. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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