Dec. 6-23

“The Legend of the Golem,” by Michael Levine, at Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. $15 adults, $12 children 12 and under. 854-0065 or


Friday, Dec. 7

Led Zeppelin-Celebration Day, HD Concert Film, 7:30 p.m. at Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Stroudwater Street, Westbrook. $10 adults, $5 students.


Friday, Dec. 7

Copper Beech Tree Lighting, Portland Museum of Art, Congress Street. Open at 5 p.m. with special Artist Intervention production, for all ages. Concludes at 7 p.m. with lighting of Copper Beech Tree. Free.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Holiday Fine Art & Crafts Show, hosted by Designing Women, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ocean Avenue School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland. $2 donation. Proceeds from lunch/refreshments benefit Ocean Avenue PTO.

Book signing, Cape Elizabeth authors Dorothy Radigan and Judith Durant sign copies of their new book, “Knitting Know-How,” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nonesuch Books, Mill Creek, South Portland.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Advent Candle Light Vespers, 6:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Reception follows.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Book talk, Margaret Hathaway, author of “Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Casco Bay,” 6:30 p.m. at South Portland Public Library. 767-7660.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Pageant of the Nativity, 5 p.m., at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 86th annual presentation. Free and open to the public.

Until Christmas

“Polar Express,” at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland. $20-$40. 842-0800, or

Fridays, Saturdays? and Sundays

Movies at the Museum, 2 p.m., at Portland Museum of Art. Tickets $7, available day of show.


Through December

“Works for the Season of Giving,” Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. Local artists present prints, artworks, and merchandise. Gallery hours Tuesday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. 591-7300.

Through Dec. 29

“Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” presented by The Bank of Maine at Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland. Featuring original works, unpublished drawings and ephemera. Free. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Through Dec. 30

“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine,” at Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148.

Through June 24, 2013

“The Sea Within Us,” by Maine Maritime Museum at Portland Public Library. How maritime connections affect everyday culture. Exhibits range from apparel to entertainment. 871-1700 or

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