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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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.

Wilde Nights at the Mansion, an evening salon with Oscar Wilde 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. Sunday.

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, Sebastian Lockwood reads "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and more, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $9 suggested. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Community Potluck and Christmas Show, music from Michelle Bruckner, Devin Dukes, John Adams, Matthew Ryder and Jason Hersom, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free/donation. Potluck at 5:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Un Ballo in Maschera," encore broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $27. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Poetry Evening, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, York Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poet Deonte Osayande, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"Dinner with Dickens," actor Kirk Simpson portrays Charles Dickens for dramatic reading of "A Christmas Carol," Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10, with a la carte menu. 361-2272. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Mid-Winter's Eve at Stonehenge, explore the mysteries of Stonehenge with astronomer Lawrence Price, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, donation. 780-4249. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

End of All Costume Ball, with Johnny Crashed and The Rednecks, Nevaeh Dance Company, Jordan Kaulbeck, elsWORTH, Oogie James and The Stain Kings and Rusty Wiltner's Percussion Ensemble, Open Sky Farm, Sumner, $5. 6 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Holiday Open House, sweet treats, hot chocolate and music, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, free. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Winter Solstice Celebration Concert and Ceremony, music, dance and ceremony from diverse traditions, benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $8 to $10, under 12 free. (877) 833-1372. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Carol Slam, new carols written by local composers, sung by a choir of local singers, Bull Feeney's, Portland, free. 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Royal Ballet in HD: "The Nutcracker," Strand Theatre, Rockland, $10 to $15. 3 p.m. Dec. 23.



Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. Vs. St. John's, 7 p.m. Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday; vs. Springfield, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. Vs. Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Saturday.



Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Portland Stage Company, $15 to $44. Noon and 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; noon Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon and 5 p.m Dec. 23.

"The Santaland Diaries," David Sedaris holiday comedy, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), $20 to $24, mature audiences only. 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical," comic family musical, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Miracle on 34th Street," classic holiday tale, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $12 to $14. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical," Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Nutcracker Burlesque," tantalizing twist on the classic tale, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, sold out. 8 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Friday.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas," A/D/A/M, Biddeford, $8 advance, $12 door. 571-4636. 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Legend of the Golem," orignal play by Michael Levine based on Jewish folklore, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $12 to $15. 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Dec. 23.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Young Company production, Theater Project, Brunswick, $12 suggested. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 23.

Studio Theatre of Bath Presents "Scrooge: The Musical," Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10 to $12. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 23.

"This Wonderful Life," Jody McColman's one-man show based on "It's A Wonderful Life," One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18. 7 p.m. Monday.

"This Wonderful Life," Jody McColman's one-man show based on "It's A Wonderful Life," The Inn at Brunswick Station, $40 includes meal and show. (603) 953-3640. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

"Christmas with The Ratpack," five-course dinner and show, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland, $39.95. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Shoestring Theater's "A Christmas Carol," featuring kids, puppets and the odd politician celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $4 to $8. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


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