November 29, 2012

Hot Tickets and Cheap Thrills Nov. 29, 2012

Bob Band at One Longfellow / Flutist Roberta Michel / Seasonal sparkle at Figa / Films focus on women / Blues at the Local Buzz / Affordable art / Yule fuel at Great Lost Bear / Ballerinas at Victoria Mansion


Music and Nightlife: Bob Band celebrates 'John Wesley Harding'

THE BOB BAND -- a Maine-based Bob Dylan appreciation band -- will be playing all the songs off the "John Wesley Harding" album on Saturday in honor of the 45th anniversary of that album's release.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15 in advance; $18 at door

INFO: 761-1757;

Art and Theater: Shoot for the Cadillac Moon this Sunday

MAINE NATIVE and flutist Roberta Michel returns home to perform with the Cadillac Moon Ensemble. The concert is hosted by the Portland String Quartet, with whom Michel performed as a guest when she was in high school.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $22; $20 for seniors; free for ages 21 and younger


Dining and Drink: Get your seasonal sparkle on at Figa

START YOUR HOLIDAY celebrations off right with a sparkling wine dinner that pairs Champagne, cava and prosecco with four courses from chef Lee Farrington at Figa restaurant.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Figa, 249 Congress St., Portland


INFO: 518-9400

Et Cetera: Focus on women at film fest

WATCH NINE award-winning short films by, for and about women during the traveling Lunafest film festival, which makes a stop at the Friends School of Portland. Proceeds from the screening benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Friends School of Portland's Parenting for Peace series.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Friends School of Portland, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth

HOW MUCH: $15; $10 for students




Music and Nightlife: Sip to a blues beat at The Local Buzz

FREE DELTA BLUES music from Poor Howard, in a coffee house. Or, if you don’t drink coffee, it’s also a wine bar. Luckily, the blues goes with  either.

WHEN: 8 to 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE: The Local Buzz Coffee House and Wine Bar, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth

HOW MUCH: No cover

INFO: 541-9024;

Art and Theater: Affordable art, just in time for the holidays

BUY ART CHEAP. The Kennebec Valley Art Association’s 8x10x100 show and sale opens Friday and runs through Dec. 8. All art is priced to sell at $100. Half the money goes to the Harlow Gallery; the other half to the artists.

WHEN: Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell

HOW MUCH: Free admission

INFO: 622-3813;

Dining and Drink: Great Lost Bear pumps yule fuel

ON THE ONLY DAY of the 12 Beers of Christmas my true love gave to me a Geary's Winter Ale, Shipyard Prelude, Sebago's Slick Nick, Gritty's Christmas Ale, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Peak Organic Winter Session Ale, Harpoon Winter Warmer, Baxter Phantom Punch, Oxbow Saison Noel, Brooklyn Winter Ale, Smuttynose Winter Ale, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, and a partridge in a pear tree.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Most beers will be $2.99/pint

INFO: 772-0300

Et Cetera: Mingle with 'Nutcracker' ballerinas

THE HOLIDAY is filled with lots of nights out for adults, but here's one for the kids. During Night of the Nutcracker, the festively decorated Victoria Mansion will be further enhanced by costumed ballerinas from Portland Ballet's "Victorian Nutcracker." Best of all, the little ones get in for free.

WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $15 adult ticket includes admission for two children under 17


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