December 12, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, books and authors, children’s activities, fairs and festivals, films and special events

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” will be shown along with “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the State Theatre in Portland on Sunday.

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“Christmas Variety Show,” The Freeport Theater of Awesome, magic from Norman NG, live Christmas music by Peter Mezoian, juggling, physical comedy and more, $17, $12 seniors and children, $12 for all 2 p.m. shows. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 21.

Piano Sing Along, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. Favorite standards, 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The 7th annual Great Gingerbread Spectacular, with music and performances, bake sale, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free. Exhibit of dozens of gingerbread houses and castles, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Dickens: An Evening with the Master, join Victoria Mansion trustee Carlene Magno and Andrew Harris of Deertrees Theater in the stair hall for an exciting night of history and entertainment, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $25. Reception follows performance, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi’s “Falstaff,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $27, $15 students. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: “Falstaff,” Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $26, $23 seniors, $18 students. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas at Swan Hall, proceeds benefit the Lyric Theater and Portland Players, Swan Hall, Portland, $5, suggested donation. 400-6085. 1886 house decorated with 16 Christmas trees, 1 to 6 Saturday and Sunday.

29th annual Christmas Parade, Wells. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas,” 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $15, $5 for 18 and under. Live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $9, suggested donation. 253-0288. “Solstice Revels” with Vernon Cox and Megan Tripaldi, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

National Theatre of London presents Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in HD, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 students. With Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Community Potluck and Carol Sing dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by music provided by Kevin Kiley, John Adams, Matthew Ryder, Abbey Hutchins and friends, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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