Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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The Led Zeppelin concert film “Celebration Day,” documenting a performance by the iconic rock band in London in 2007, will be screened in HD on Friday at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center.
“Nightlight: Artist Intervention & Copper Beech Tree Lighting” begins at 5 p.m. Friday with four light-illuminated window displays designed by Kimberly Convey, acoustic concerts and mini installations throughout the Portland Museum of Art. Outside the museum, a candlelit stroll will take place in the sculpture garden on High Street with holiday choral music by the members of the Vox Nova Chamber Choir. The evening will end with the lighting of the museum’s Copper Beech Tree at 7 p.m. Special this year will be a decorative light installation by Pandora LaCasse.
Alan LaVallee photo
The Polar Express on The Downeaster, hear a reading of "The Polar Express," meet Santa and drink hot chocolate while riding a train; part of Sparkle Weekend; 23 Depot St., Freeport. Free; bring non-perishable food item or cash for donation. FreeportUSA.com. 2 to 4 p.m.
Photos with Santa, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $6, plus $9 museum admission. kitetails.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Falmouth Memorial Library Used Book Sale, Plummer-Motz School, Falmouth. Free admission. 781-2351. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holidays in the Heart of Portland, demonstrations, holiday sales, live music, raffles, art exhibitions, family activities and more, downtown Portland. Schedule at portlandmaine.com. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Reception and Tea Tasting, with Portland Museum of Art docent Kathleen Rummler and teapot artist Meryl Ruth, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperiencegallery.com. 1 p.m.
Saco Spirit Holiday Fest, parade of lights, Santa, cookies, holiday sales and music, Main Street, Saco. Most events are free. sacospirit.com/holiday-festival.html. Noon to 7 p.m.; parade of lights at 6:30 p.m.
North Pole Express, train ride includes storytelling and a visit from Santa, Boothbay Railway Village. $10/donation. railwayvillage.org. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (every 30 minutes) Saturday. Through Dec. 22.
Holidays in Harpswell Open Studios, open studios along Route 123 with raffles, demonstrations and workshops, various Locations, Harpswell. Free. Map and schedule at harpswellartandcraftguild.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Ogunquit Christmas By the Sea, holiday festival with Santa, family scavenger hunt, wine tastings, Christmas caroling, concerts and more; various locations, Ogunquit. Most events are free. Schedule at visitogunquit.org. Saturday and Sunday.
Christmas at Norlands, 19th-century parlor games, mansion tours, craft activities and more, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. $8; $6 for children under 12; $25 per family. 897-4366. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bath Antiques Show, 40 dealers of fine antiques and collectibles, Bath Middle School. $4. bathantiquesshows.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
28th Annual Christmas Parade, with "Santa's Workshop" theme, Wells. Free. Route map at southernmaineparade.com. 2 p.m.
Kitchen Garden Dinner Series, multi-course meal prepared by chef Shannon Bard of Zapoteca, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $90. mainegardens.org. 6 p.m.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Second Tuesday Poetry Slam with McKendy Fils-Aime, 18-plus; Bull Feeney's, Portland. $3. 773-7210. 7 p.m.
"Arranged" (2007), drama about the friendship between an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim woman, both first-year teachers in Brooklyn; post-film discussion by Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising; Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Led Zeppelin: "Celebration" (2012), HD concert film chronicles 2007 reunion at London's O2 Arena, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for students. westbrookpac.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
"Santa Buddies" (2009), children's holiday movie, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
"King of Hearts" (1966), French dramedy set during World War I, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts. 2 p.m. Sunday.
"Parting Glances" (1986), part of "Normative Narratives: A Film Series About the Portrayal of Gay Men in Cinema," Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"The Invisible War" (2012), award-winning documentary on sexual assault in the military, Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, University Southern Maine, Portland. Free. 780-4563. Noon Wednesday.
Painter Marguerite Robichaux and Author Elizabeth Peavey, illustrator and author of "Glorious Slow Going," Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. 7 p.m.
Stephanie Tourles, author of "Hands-On Healing Remedies," Bookstacks, Bucksport. 469-8992. 6 p.m.
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