Friday, Dec. 20 and Sunday, Dec. 22

1950s Holiday Show, musical tribute to Christmas TV specials of the 1950s, 7:30 on Friday, 2:30 on Sunday, Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. $10.

Through Saturday, Dec. 21

“Annie,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $17.99-$21.99., 799-1421.

Saturday, Dec. 21

“The Victorian Nutcracker,” presented by Portland Ballet, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Stroudwater Street. 842-0800 or

Through Sunday, Dec. 22

“The Snow Queen,” presented by Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 774-0465 or

“The Santaland Diaries,” Portland Stage Studio, 25A Forest Avenue, 774-0465 or

Through Sunday, Dec. 29

“The Dybbuk of Park Slope,” presented by Acorn Productions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. or 854-0065. Special benefit performance on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. replacing the matinee, Congregation Bet Ha›am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. Tickets $15 and can also be purchased online or by calling Acorn. Proceeds to benefit Congregation Bet Ha›am and Acorn Productions.


Saturday, Jan. 11

“Ithacapella,” with Windham Chamber Singers, 7 p.m., No. Windham Union Church, Route 302, North Windham. Tickets:

Saturday, Jan. 25

Jerks of Grass, 7 p.m., Noorth Windham Union Church, Route 302.


Through Monday, Dec. 23

Polar Express train, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland. $25, $40.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

Polar Bear Plunge and 5K Race, East End Beach, Portland, sponsored by Natural Resources Council of Maine. Race at 11 a.m., dip at noon. Pre-registration and information at Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. Dec 31 at the Back Cove parking.

Through Sunday, Jan. 5

Christmas at Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St, Portland, daily except for Christmas and New Year’s Day, 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m. Mondays. $7-$15. 772-4841.

Friday, Jan. 10

Book talk and signing, Sue Monk Kidd, author of “Invention of Wings,” at 7 p.m., Books-A-Million, South Portland.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Book talk and signing, Mike Paterniti, author of “The Telling Room,” noon Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library.

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 10-12

Westbrook Winter West Festival, includes family skate night at Riverbank Rink on Friday; dog sled racing and 5K run/walk on Saturday; shuttle bus to events, pancake breakfast at Legion Hall. Register in advance online at


Through Dec.22

Faculty exhibition, Maine College of Art, Congress Street, Portland. Visit

Through Dec. 24

“Beings,” sculpture by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. Visit

Through Jan. 18

“Deck the Walls,” year-end exhibit of works by nine guest artists and seven regular members, Saccarappa Art Collective Gallery, Main Street, Westbrook. Gallery open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. or by appointment. [email protected], or 591-7300.

Through Jan. 26

“A Graphic Designer Remembered,” works of Joe Guertin, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland. Visit

Through Jan. 31

Self-portraits by Southern Maine Community College students, at Portland Public Library, Portland. For information, visit

Through February

“To the Ends of the Earth,” selections from Jay I. Kislak Polar Collection at USM Osher Map Library, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Free. Maps, charts, books, artifacts dating back 500 years.

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