December 12, 2012

Et Cetera Listings

Craft fairs, special events, films, books and authors, pro sports dances

• CRAFT FAIRS

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The annual Boat Parade of Lights, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Portland Harbor, can be viewed from Bug Light Park, the Maine State Pier or the Eastern Prom walking path and the Portland waterfront. Santa sightings are likely.

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Handmade on Main, custom furniture, textiles, greeting cards, glass, T-shirts and fine art, Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and Wednesday to Dec. 20. Through Dec. 29.

Studio 53 Holiday Event, showcase of more than a dozen fine artists, artisans and craftpersons, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 380-7554. Thursday to Sunday.

"Handmade" Art and Craft Sale, jewelry, altered and silkscreened clothing, soaps, home goods, art and more, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to Sunday and Dec. 20; by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday. Through Dec. 23.

Holiday Hop Art Happening and Sale, featuring Running With Scissors, Open Concepts and Portland Fiber & Weaving Studio, 50-54 Cove Street, Portland. 831-5682. 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

Northern Lights Celebration, wagon rides, musical light show, live music, theater and more, L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. Free. Schedule at llbean.com/llb/shop/512152. Daily through Dec. 31.

Winter Window Walk, stroll through downtown to enjoy festive window displays, downtown Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. Daily through Sunday.

"Christmas at Victoria Mansion: The Gilded Age," self-guided tours, Victoria Mansion, Portland. $15; $13.50 for seniors; $5 for students; free for children under age 5. victoriamansion.org. Daily through Jan. 6.

Eighth Annual Festival of Trees, decorated trees and wreaths decorate the museum, Dyer Library and Saco Museum, Saco. Free. sacomuseum.org. Daily through Dec. 30.

Merry Madness Kick-Off, free hors d'oeuvres, raffles and music followed by late-night shopping in downtown Portland until 10 p.m., Portland Regency Hotel. Free. portlandmaine.com. 5 to 6 p.m.

Annual Holiday Open House, caroling and snacks, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook. Free. 854-0630. 3 to 6:30 p.m.

"A Turning Night of Stars," spoken poetry of 13th-century Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi with musical accompaniment, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.

Horse and Wagon Rides, Monument Square, Portland. Free. 772-6828. Every half-hour from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 23.

FRIDAY

LAVA Fest, classic vaudevillian comedy performed by Lewiston/Auburn Variety Arts Festival, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $15; $10 for seniors and students. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, First Universalist Church, Auburn. Free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m.

Dough Ball, food, drink and preview of Gingerbread Spectacular, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 in advance; $30 day of ball. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7 p.m.

The Polar Express, ride a replica of the famous train while meeting Santa, drinking hot chocolate, eating cookies and caroling, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland. $20 to $40. Schedule at porttix.com. Various times Friday to Sunday. Through Dec. 23.

SATURDAY

Boat Parade of Lights, seventh annual Christmas parade in Portland Harbor; view from Bug Light Park, Maine State Pier or Eastern Prom walking path; Portland waterfront. 408-7525. 4:30 p.m.

Caroling with Friends of the Eastern Promenade, Christmas caroling along the Prom and Munjoy Hill, Fort Allen Bandstand, Portland. easternpromenade.org. 4:30 to 6 p.m.

LAVA Kids, family-oriented music and magic, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $10; $8 for ages 14 and under. laarts.org. 2 p.m.

"Polar Express" Reading, in children's section, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 11 a.m.

"Christmas with the Rat Pack," five-course dinner and show, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95. anthonysdinnertheater.com. 7 p.m.

Little Mania Wrestling, professional wrestling with all little people cast, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $15 in advance; $20 day of event and in advance for ringside. clubtexas.info. Doors at 8 p.m.

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