Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Brian Vanden Brink, author of “Iconic: Perspectives on a Man-Made World,” speaks at Bangor Parks and Recreation on Thursday.
Westbrook Winter Fest, skating, pancake breakfast, hockey tournament, horse and wagon rides, 5K, snow sculptures and more, downtown Westbrook. Various prices. Schedule at westbrookmaine.com. Friday to Sunday.
College Snowfest Week, concerts, nightly parties and more, Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. Various prices. Schedule at sugarloaf.com. Sunday to Jan. 10.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
"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 Sunday.
Freeport First Friday: Music & Dinner, old-time jazz, fiddle tunes and vocals by Crabapple Jam with three-course dinner, Freeport Community Center. $15. 865-3985. 6 p.m. Friday.
New Gloucester History Barn Open House, permanent and temporary exhibits about local history, New Gloucester Historical Society (History Barn). Free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp; everyone welcome to participate; The New Church, Portland. Donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts) Presents: Jackson Gillman, open mic followed by featured storyteller, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. $5. moosetellers.ning.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"Eckhart Tolle -- Stillness Amidst the World," part two, Camden Public Library. Free. 785-2610. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
"Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," documentary, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"Raga: A Journey Into the Soul of India," film about Ravi Shankar followed by discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10.
Photographer Brian Vanden Brink, author of "Iconic: Perspectives on a Man-Made World," Bangor Parks and Recreation. 318-9995. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Luann Yetter, author of "Portland's Past: Stories from the City by the Sea," Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
• PRO SPORTS
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building. $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Friday; Vs. Canton, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Saturday; Vs. Worcester, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Port City Swing Dance, live music by The Delta Knights, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. Dance lessons at 8 p.m.; dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Contra Dance, with The Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. $6; $2 for family dance; $1 for children. 288-5015. Family dance at 6:30 p.m.; lessons at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.