Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Phyzkids, the annual celebration of juggling, illusion, magic, storytelling and physical comedy, happens Dec. 27 and 28 at Space Gallery in Portland. Featured “variety artists” include Daniel Forlano, above, and Iman Lazarazu, below.
Labyrinth Walk, indoor Chartre-style labyrinth for meditative walks; benefits Center for Grieving Children; Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland. Free/donation. 772-7421. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Winter Solstice Celebration Concert & Ceremony, music, dance and ceremony from diverse traditions; benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank; First Universalist Church, Auburn. $10; $8 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. (877) 833-1372. 7 p.m. Saturday.
• CRAFT FAIRS
"Handmade" Art and Craft Sale, jewelry, altered and silk-screened clothing, soaps, home goods, art and more, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.
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. 27. Through Dec. 29.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Holiday Caroling, meet outside Treats on Main St., downtown Wiscasset. 882-9600. 6 p.m.
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.
"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; closed Christmas Day.
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.
End of All Costume Ball, with Johnny Crashed and The Rednecks, Nevaeh Dance Company, Oogie James and The Stain Kings, Rusty Wiltner's Percussion Ensemble and more, Open Sky Farm, Sumner. $5. cowpastureproductions.com. 6 p.m. to midnight.
Holiday Open House, sweet treats, hot chocolate and music, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. Free. brickstoremuseum.org. 4 to 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.
Horse and Wagon Rides, Monument Square, Portland. Free. 772-6828. Every half-hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Carol Slam, new carols written by local composers and sung by a choir of local singers, Bull Feeney's, Portland. Free. carolslam.me. 3:30 p.m.
"Christmas with the Rat Pack," five-course dinner and show, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95. anthonysdinnertheater.com. 7 p.m.
North Pole Express, train ride includes storytelling and a visit from Santa, Boothbay Railway Village. $10; reservations suggested. railwayvillage.org. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (every 30 minutes).
Sacred Harp Singing, participatory event, potluck after singing, Home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta. Free; bring dish for potluck. 563-6083. 2 to 5 p.m.
Phyzkidz, juggling, illusions, magic, storytelling and physical comedy, Space Gallery, Portland. $14; $12 for seniors and students; $10 for age 12 and under. www.phyzgig.org. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 27-28.
"An Angel for May" (2002), screen adaptation of Harley Cokeliss' novel, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
"The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68" (2012), concert movie, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for students. westbrookpac.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
"Illusion" (2004, Rated PG-13), Kirk Douglas film about director Donald Baines followed by discussion, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27.
Rebecca Rule, author of the children's book "The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!", L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. 877-755-2326. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Susan Poulin, author of "Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair's Guide to Livin' the Good Life," Sherman's Books and Stationery, Freeport. 869-9000. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Authors Publishing Holiday Book Signing, with Patricia Godspeed, Jeff Flotz, Tom Dowd, John Cobb, Cedric Berry, Jane Harvey Meade, Jacqueline Davidson, Chris Fahy and Rachel O'Laughlin; JC Penney court, Bangor Mall. maineauthorspublishing.com. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
• 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. Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. Friday; Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Worcester, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Dec. 27.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.