Dec. 19: AUBURN, Vegetables by Day will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Dec. 19: BATH,
Bill Byrne, saxophone, and Kenny Gaspar, keyboard, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

Dec. 19: LEWISTON, Jars of Clay will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. $45-$20 783-2009

Dec. 19: LEWISTON,
Sofusion will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

Dec. 19: LEWISTON,
Syndicate 19 will perform at 9 p.m. at Shooters, 347 Lisbon St. $3 376-3042

Dec. 19: LEWISTON,
Maybe Utah will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Dec. 19: PORTLAND,
Danielle Miraglia will perform acoustic music at 8 p.m. at North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St. 699-2994

Dec. 19: PORTLAND, a Portland Music Foundation holiday bash will be held at 6 p.m. at the Big Easy, Market Street. 807-4920

Dec. 19, 20, 21: PORTLAND,
the Portland Symphony Orchestra “Magic of Christmas” will be presented at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20; 3 p.m. Dec. 20; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 19. 842-0800

Dec. 20: AUBURN, Steve and Remo will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Dec. 20: AUBURN, the Dave Rowe Trio, Denny Breau and Phil House will present their annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $15/$13 866-655-7171

Dec. 20: AUBURN, Mitch Thomas and Friends will present Christmas music at 2:30 p.m. at the Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. Free 782-3972

Dec. 20: AUBURN,
Brian Ouellette, singer/songwriter/guitarist, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Dec. 20: BATH,
Castlebay will perform at 2 p.m. and the Brunswick High School Chorus at 5 p.m. at Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St. 443-1316

Dec. 20: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the “Big Christmas Show” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Free/Donations 633-6855

Dec. 20: DOVER-FOXCROFT, the Half Moon Jug Band will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 20 East Main St. 564-8943

Dec. 20, 22, 24: FARMINGTON,
a Christmas concert of vocal and instrumental music will be presented at 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham St. Free 778-9696

Dec. 20: LEWISTON,
Half Step Down will perform at 8 p.m. at Irish Twins Pub, 743 Main St. 376-3088

Dec. 20: LEWISTON, a service of “Lessons and Carols” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Free/Donations

Dec. 20: LEWISTON,
Third Man Trio will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Dec. 20, 21: LISBON,
the Open Door Bible Church Choir will present a Christmas musical program at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 26 Gartley St. Free 353-2268

Dec. 20: UNITY, Roy Davis and the Dregs and Tree by Leaf will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. $7 948-3131

Dec. 20: WALES, the Oak Hill High School Voices of Color Chorus and Jazz Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Wales Presbyterian Church, Route 132. 375-6604

Dec. 20: WATERFORD,
caroling and library open house will be held at 7 p.m. at Waterford Common.

Dec. 20: WATERVILLE,
Dirty McCurdy will perform at Hafford Saloon, 6 Jefferson St. 872-2665

Dec. 21: CAMDEN, a holiday pops concert will be held at 3 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. $30-$12 470-7066

Dec. 21: CARTHAGE, Maine based trio Ti’ Acadie will perform at 3 p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland Drive. $10 562-4445

Dec. 21: NORWAY,
a Christmastide concert will be held at 3 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church of Norway, 205 Main St. Free 743-2290

Dec. 21: RUMFORD, “The Miracle of Christmas” cantata will be held at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Chapel, Linnell Street. Free

Dec. 21: TURNER,
traditional Christmas caroling will be held at 5:30 p.m. starting at Turner Union Presbyterian Church. 225-3370

Dec. 21: WILTON, the Ecumenical Choir of Wilton churches will perform “Lessons and Carols” at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, High Street.

Dec. 22, Jan. 5: PORTLAND, the Larry Williams Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Back Bay Grill, 65 Portland St. 772-8833

Dec. 22: RUMFORD,
the Mountain Valley High School music department will host the 2008 winter concert at 6 p.m. at Muskie Auditorium. Free/Donations 364-4547

Dance

Dec. 19: AUBURN, a dinner/dance with music by Paul Hersey will be held at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. 329-8784

Dec. 19: MECHANIC FALLS,
Bobby Reed and Wildhorse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

Dec. 20: LEWISTON, Vintage will play at the Knights of Columbus Christmas dinner/dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, East Avenue. $30 783-1063

Dec. 20: MECHANIC FALLS, the Record Family will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

Dec. 20, 27, 31: PARIS,
the Jones Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, 20 and 27 and at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the South Paris Legion Hall. 743-7965

Dec. 21: LEWISTON, Country Mist will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $7/$8 784-3660

Dec. 22, 29: DRESDEN, country western line and partner dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3/$4 622-4884

Dec. 23, 30: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

Kids

Dec. 20: PARIS, Santa Claus will visit from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Paris Public Library, 3 Main St. 743-6994

Dec. 21: AUBURN, the “Miracle of Main Street” live puppet show will be presented at 6 p.m. at Auburn Baptist Church, 227 Poland Road. Free 786-0206

Dec. 22: LEWISTON,
a holiday children’s singalong for ages 7 through 14 will be held at 6 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3133

Special

Dec. 19: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School auditorium. $3

Dec. 19: FREEPORT,
a “Winter’s Glow Gala” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. 865-1616

Dec. 19: LEWISTON, the Senior College Readers’ theater class will recite Christmas poems at noon at USM/L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $7/$8 753-6510

Dec. 19, 20: WINDHAM,
a “Christmas Celebration: will be held at 7 p.m. at Windham Assembly of God Ministries, 1051 Roosevelt Trail. 892-2238

Dec. 20: ALNA, the “Victorian Christmas” train and sleigh rides will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, 97 Cross Road. Free 882-4193

Dec. 20: AUBURN, the Tommy Feline Friends “Celebration of Hope” and bake sale will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight at K-Mart. 650-8374

Dec. 20: BATH, a community winter solstice celebration will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Winter Street Center. 249-8869

Dec. 20, 21: BATH, the reading of “A Christmas Carol” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St. 443-1316

Dec. 20, 21: BATH,
a “Victorian Christmas at Donnell House” will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St. 443-1316

Dec. 20: FARMINGTON,
a “New Old-Fashioned Christmas” program will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road. 779-0731

Dec. 20: PORTLAND,
a celestial poetry evening will be held at 7 p.m. at the USM Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St. Donations 780-4249

Dec. 20: WATERFORD, a traditional community gathering will be held at 7 p.m. at the Waterford Common. 583-2050

Dec. 21, 22: BATH,
“Home for the Holidays: a Victorian Christmas” will be held at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St. $5 443-8330

Dec. 21: GRAY, a winter solstice celebration will be held at noon at Fiddlehead Center, 25 Shaker Road. 657-2244

Dec. 21: OGUNQUIT,
the “Christmas by the Sea” open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Julie’s Ristorante and Provisto, 369 Main St. 641-2522

Dec. 21: PORTLAND,
a party will be held at 1 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, 396 Fore St. 772-2739

Theater

Dec. 19, 20: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Pinocchio” at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 14 School St. $6 729-8584

Dec. 19, 20: BUCKFIELD, Oddfellow Theater will present “Bah Hoonchback – a Very Odd Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, Route 117. $12-$6 336-3306

Dec. 19-24: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “A Christmas Carol” at 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $36-$13 774-0465

Dec. 19, 20, 21: PORTLAND, the Children’s Theatre of Maine will perform “The Dancing Princesses” at the Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. Showtimes are 4 p.m. Dec. 19; 11 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 20; and 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 21. $7 828-1234

Dec. 19-21: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center will perform “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the theater, Route 114. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12/$14 642-3743

Dec. 19, 20, 21: WESTBROOK, Reindeer Theatre Company will perform “Goodnight Reindeer” at the Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main St. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m Sunday. $10/$5 857-9002

Dec. 19, 20: WINDHAM,
the musical production of “A Christmas Celebration” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Windham Assembly of God Ministries, 1051 Roosevelt Trail. 892-2238

Dec. 20: FARMINGTON, “A New Old-Fashioned Christmas” will be performed at 5:30 p.m. at Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road. 645-3210

Dec. 20: OXFORD,
the annual “Live Nativity” will be presented at 4 p.m. at Oxford Advent Christian Church, Route 26. 743-7310

Dec. 21: BRUNSWICK,
the Theater Project will present “Wales and Tales” at the theater, 14 School St. 729-8584

Dec. 21, 27, 28: PORTLAND, “Christmas in Denmark” will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 28; and at 3 p.m. Dec. 27 at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Films

Dec. 19: PORTLAND, “Devil Got My Woman,” about the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival, and “Legends of Country Blues Guitar: Vol. 3,” about the rich Piedmont ragtime/blues tradition, will be shown at 7 p.m. at USM Luther Bonney Hall. $5 780-4424

Dec. 20: BRUNSWICK, “The Princess Bride” will be shown at 11 a.m. at Eveningstar Cinema, 149 Main St. Free 729-6796

Books

Dec. 20: NORWAY, Ryan T. Higgins, author of “Twaddleton’s Cheese,” will sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Books N Things, 430 Main St. 739-6200

Exhibits

Augusta: Works by Stan and Barbara Keirstead of Farmington will be featured through Dec. 31 at Finance Authority of Maine, 5 Community Drive. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 623-3263

Augusta: “Fred Richard’s Life in Photography” will be featured through Feb. 22 at Pine Tree State Arboretum, 153 Hospital St. 621-0031

Bangor: “Angelo Ippoloti,” “Celebrities and Socialites: Photographs by Andy Warhol” and “Reclaimed: Works by Mildred Johnson and David McLaughlin” will be featured through Jan. 3 at University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 561-3359

Bath: “Ed McCartan – Paintings” will be displayed through Jan. 11 at Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St. 442-8577

Bath: The annual “Holiday Member Show” will be displayed through Dec. 20 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. Gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 442-8455

Bowdoinham: “Wooden Wonders Woodworks” exhibition will be displayed through Dec. 24 at Merrymeeting Arts Center Cathance Landing, 9 Maine St. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 666-8907

Bridgton: Works by Chris Chapman will be displayed through Jan. 2 at Gallery 302, 38 Main St. 647-2787

Brunswick: “Pejepscot Past Times: Objects from the Original Collection” is ongoing at Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and until 8 p.m. Thursday. 729-6606

Brunswick: “Lewis Desoto’s Paranirvana/Self-Portrait” will be shown through Jan. 26 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 725-3275

Brunswick: “Northward Over the Great Ice: Robert E. Peary and the Quest for the North Pole” is continuous through April 30, 2011 at Bowdoin College Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free 725-3416

Brunswick: “James Bowdoin III: Pursuing Style in the Age of Independence” will be featured through June 7 at Bowdoin College Shaw Ruddock Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick: “Errant Behaviors: A Projection and Sound Installation by Anne Wilson” will be featured through Jan. 18 at Bowdoin College Media Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick: “Michael Mazur: Fall Mountains for Kuo Shi” will be featured through Jan. 25 at Bowdoin College Focus Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick: “Hogarth’s Women: Virtue and Vice in Eighteenth-Century England” will be featured through Jan. 18 at Bowdoin College Becker Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick: “Manufactured Landscapes: Burtynsky’s Views of China” will be displayed through Dec. 23 at Bowdoin College Center Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick: “American Spirit: Highlights From the Collection” will be featured through May 3 at Bowdoin College Boyd Gallery. 725-3275

Farmington: Works by Stan and Barbara Keirstead will be featured through Dec. 31 at SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 778-9105

Hallowell: “Works On, Of and With Paper: Christine J. Higgins” will be featured through Jan. 10 at Cerulean Fine Art Gallery, 202 Water St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment. 626-9009

Lewiston: “Robert Shetterly’s: Americans Who Tell the Truth” will be featured through Dec. 19 at University of Southern Maine, L-A College, 51 Westminster St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 753-6554

Lewiston: Watercolors by Joyce Coyne will be featured through Jan. 5 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center lobby gallery, Campus Avenue. 786-0729

Lewiston: “Winter Holidays,” a special joint exhibit and art sale, will be held through Dec. 20 at L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and Community Gallery, 221 Lisbon St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. 782-7228

Lewiston: Works by Irene Duplissis and her daughter, Cheryl Webber, will be featured through Dec. 31 at Central Maine Medical Center Rotating Art Gallery, 300 Main St.

Lewiston: “Prints by R.J. Gray, Jr.” will be featured through Jan. 15 at Captive Elements Art House, 25 Landry Road. Gallery hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Monday by appointment. 786-3606

Norway: Paintings by David Stengelsen will be featured through Dec. 31 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, 181 Main St. 743-1562

Portland: “Landscapes From the Age of Impressionism” will be featured through Jan. 4; “Landscapes From the Age of Impressionism” will be viewed through Jan. 4; and “Lynne Drexler – Painter” will be displayed through March 1, all at Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday through Columbus Day. 775-6148

Portland: “Textiles and Translations,” works by Alice Spencer, will be displayed through Jan. 11 at UNE Westbrook College, 716 Stevens Ave. Gallery hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday. 221-4499

Portland: Works by gallery artists, paintings, sculpture and prints will be shown through Jan. 30 at Susan Maasch Fine Art, 29 Forest Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. 699-2966

Portland: “Friends of Ed” will be featured through Dec. 28 at A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 25 Forest Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. 699-2919

Portland: “Sequoia Miller and Paul Heroux: Pots” will be displayed through Dec. 20 at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. 879-5742

Portland: The fourth annual Biennial Portland Show will be displayed through Jan. 3 at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 772-2693

Portland: Monoprints by Tom Hall and drawings by Paul Plante will be displayed through Dec. 20 at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 772-1961

Portland: Works by Jocelyn Lee will be featured through Dec. 19 at USM Woodbury Campus Center Area Gallery. 780-5008

Portland: “December,” a vivacious collection of artwork by Whitney Art Works artists, will be featured through Dec. 20 at Whitney art Works, 492 Congress St. 780-0700

Portland: “Artful Gifts,” featuring oil paintings and still life photographs, will be featured through Dec. 23 at Addison Woolley Gallery and Center for Photographic Inquiry, 87 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 775-0678

Portland: “Out There: The Mediated Landscape” will be featured through Dec. 21 at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and until 7 p.m. Thursday. 699-5085

Rockport: “David Segre: Chronic” will be featured through Dec. 20; and “Art From the LINC and Waterville Social Clubs” will be displayed through Dec. 20, both at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. $5 Sunday. 236-2875

Unity: Works by Susan Roux of Poland Spring will be featured through Dec. 31; and “Unity Under the Falls,” with works by Unity College students, will be displayed through Feb. 20, both Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. 948-7469

Waterville: “Realms of Faith: Medieval Art From the Walters Art Museum” will be displayed through Jan. 4; “Currents,” solo exhibit dedicated to T.S. Beall, will be featured through Feb. 1; “Hiraki Sawa,” featuring works by Japanese-born artist Hiraki Sawa, will be on exhibit through Jan. 25; and the fall faculty exhibition will be shown through Jan. 18, all at Colby College Museum of Art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 872-3549

Wiscasset: “The Painterly Landscape, featuring recent acquisitions of 19th and 20th century American and European paintings, will be displayed through Dec. 31 at Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 882-7682


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