December 30, 2012


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Hot Day at the Zoo brings its eclectic sonic blend to One Longfellow Square in Portland on Friday.

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Editor's Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, 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.

"Honest and Catkins: A Life's Work of Beauty," water colors and oils by Florence Nellie Holland, Kennebunk Free Library. Through Jan. 31. Opening reception, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.



Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, apprentice choir auditions, Musica de Filia studio, Portland. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"Ordinary Days," musical, casting two men and two women, bring sheet music, City Theater, Biddeford. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Musica de Filia All-Female Choirs, chamber choir auditions, Musica de Filia studio, Portland. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.


Natural Resources Council of Maine Polar Bear Plunge and 5K Race, benefits the Natural Resources Council of Maine., East End Beach, Portland, $30. 430-0127. 5K at 11 a.m., plunge at noon Monday.

25th Annual Lobster Dip, benefits Special Olympics Maine, beach in front of The Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach. $100 minimum donation. Noon Tuesday.


Books and Authors

Eastern Maine Camera Club Presents Photographer Brian Vanden Brink, author of "Iconic: Perspectives on a Man-Made World," Bangor Parks and Recreation. 318-9995. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


Classical Music

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Dudley and pianist Jesse Feinberg, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

"Spacious Vision Song Project," Christmas show, songs and arias from singers Barbara Kilduff and Gerald Seminatore and pianist Brian Moll, cash or check only, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, $10 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Choral Art Society's Epiphany Celebration, presented by the Choral Art Camerata and conducted by CAS music director Robert Russell, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pianist Masanobu Ikemiya, classics to ragtime, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 2 p.m. Jan. 6.



Bob Marley, Merrill Auditorium, with special guest Krazy Jake, Portland, $47.50. 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.



15th Annual New Year's Extravaganza Contra Dance, with callers Maggie Robinson, Richard Green and Kim Roberts and musicians Baron Collins-Hill and Jessie and Greg Boardman, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth, $10 to $12. 712-2837. 7:30 p.m. potluck, 8:30 p.m. dance Monday.

Port City Swing Dance, live music by The Delta Knight, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Contra Dance, Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $1 to $6, $2 for family dance. 288-5015. Family dance at 6:30 p.m., lessons at 7:30, dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Cross Pollination" -- Bangor Ballet's Annual Evening at the Arts, several pieces by dancers and choreographers, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor, $45. 945-3457. 5 p.m. Saturday.



Westbrook Winter Fest, skating, pancake breakfast, hockey tournament, horse and wagon rides, 5K run, snow sculptures and more, downtown. Friday through Jan. 6.



"Eckhart Tolle -- Stillness Amidst the World," part two, Camden Public Library, free. 785-2610. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


For Children

New Year's at Noon Pajama Party, special countdown and balloon drop, free for members and kids under 18 months, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, $9. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.



moe., jam band, with Assembly of Dust, State Theatre, Portland, all ages, general admission. 8 p.m. Sunday ($35) and Monday ($50).

Stephen Kellogg, folk-rock, solo show, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $25 advance, $28 door. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Dimensions in Jazz Presents The Young (Jazz) Lions' "Home for the Holidays," jam band, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door, $5 students. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Sunday.

MartyParty with Of The Trees, electronic dance music, hip-hop and dubstep, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $20, $35 VIP, 18-plus. 9 p.m. Monday.

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