Wednesday, April 23, 2014
• HOT TICKETS
"A Christmas Carol" at Portland Stage
Darren Setlow/Courtesy of Portland Stage Company
Music and Nightlife: Love Lucy? Join Kaplansky at OLS
NEW YORK-BASED singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky is celebrating the release of her album "Reunion" with a show at One Longfellow Square.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $20 in advance; $23 at the door
INFO: 761-1757; onelongfellowsquare.com
Art and Theater: Dickens returns to Portland Stage
WITH NEW MUSIC and a new cast, "A Christmas Carol" is back at Portland Stage Company after a one-year hiatus, with Tom Ford (at right) as Ebenezer Scrooge.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Wednesday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 23.
WHERE: Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave.
HOW MUCH: $35 to $44 ($20 for students; $15 for ages 14 and younger with purchase of adult ticket)
INFO: 774-0465; portlandstage.org
Dining and Drink: Distiller shares his wisdom. Spirits, too
SAMPLE SOME COCKTAILS and snacks while you listen to Ned Wight, founder of New England Distilling, talk about making gin and rum in Portland.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday
WHERE: Bar Lola, 100 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $30
Et Cetera: Tour benefits Lyric Theater
TOUR SWAN HALL, a private home trimmed to perfection for the holidays, in a benefit for the Lyric Music Theater. The 1886 Portland mansion features nine rooms and 16 full-sized Christmas trees.
WHEN: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 15-16
WHERE: 555 Cumberland Ave., Portland
HOW MUCH: $5/donation
• CHEAP THRILLS
Music and Nightlife: Dear Leader to expand Empire
DEAR LEADER is a Boston-based rock outfit named for the term used to refer to the long-time dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong Il. So you get music and global politics all in one package.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland
HOW MUCH: $6
INFO: 879-8988; portlandempire.com
Art and Theater: Caldbeck decks the walls
SOME OF the finest artists in Maine show their work in a holiday exhibition at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland. Work by gallery artists, as well as guest artists, will grace the walls and sculpture stands.
WHEN: Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. On view through Dec. 22.
WHERE: Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., Rockland
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 594 5935
Dining and Drink: Master baker talks bread in Freeport
LISTEN TO RENOWNED master baker Ciril Hitz talk about his life making great bread.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport
HOW MUCH: $10 suggested donation
Et Cetera: Picnic wants to fill your stockings
WONDERING where to have your photo taken with a Yeti? Then head to the annual Picnic Holiday Sale, featuring Yeti photos, hand-made hipster crafts and vintage goods to fill all the stockings in your house.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St., Portland
HOW MUCH: Free admission