Arts Calendar – 11/29

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Theater

Through Friday, Nov. 30

“Nine,” Lyric Music Theater, Sawyer Street, South Portland. 7:30 p.m. on Friday Donations of non-perishable foods encouraged to support local food banks. 799-1421.

Through Sunday, Dec. 2

“The Nutcracker” presented by Maine State Ballet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. $20-$60. Discounts for groups, seniors and children. For tickets, 842-0800, www.tickets.porttix.com. Information, www.mainestateballet.org or 781-7672.

Friday, Nov. 30-
Sunday, Dec. 16

“Miracle on 34th Street,” at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114, Standish. Nov. 30, Dec. 1,7,8,14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. $14 adults, $12 students and seniors. 642-3743 or www.schoolhousearts.org.

Sunday, Dec. 2

“The Old Peabody Pew,” by Kate Douglas Wiggin, presented by Buxton-Hollis Dorcas Society, 5 p.m. in the Tory Hill Church, routes 202 and 112, Buxton. Tickets $5, $2.50 for children under 12.

Concerts

Friday, Nov. 30

Jennifer Porter, jazz classics CD release, 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Theater, Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. Tickets, $18 and $16, at www.sacorivertheatre.org, 929-5412 or at box office. CD sales benefit theater.

Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1

“A Yuletide Celebration,” presented by Portland Community Chorus, Scarborough High School. Directed by Rob Westerberg, includes audience sing-a-long. 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets in advance, $12; $15 at door. Children under 12 free. 449-0379.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Maine Ole’ Opry Christmas Show, 1 p.m. at Westbrook American Legion Post 197, featuring Stevie Cee, Gloria Jean, Bobby Le and others. Reserved tickets only. 490-1232 or 247-4611. Donation $5.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

“Christmas in Cape Breton,” featuring Canadian fiddler Natalie MacMaster, presented by Portland Ovations at 7:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Tickets $32-$50. Visit www.portlandovations.org, 842-0800 or stop by box office at Merrill Auditorium.

Events

Thursday, Nov. 29

Holiday tea, with selection of recommended children’s books, noon, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library, Portland Public Library. Light refreshments.

Nov. 29 to Christmas

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

Saturday, Dec. 1,

Book signing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nonesuch Books, Mill Creek, South Portland. Maine cookbook author Alison Pray will sign “Standard Baking Co. Pastries,” and bring samples from the cookbook.

Saturday, Dec. 8

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.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

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

Exhibits

Thursday, Nov. 30

“Works for the Season of Giving,” and gallery opening reception, 5-8 p.m. at Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. Local artists present prints, artworks, merchandise. Gallery hours Tuesday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 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. portlandlibrary.com/gorey.

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 portlandlibrary.com.

Send events 10 days in advance to arts@keepmecurrent.com.

Jennifer Porter, jazz classics CD release, 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Theater, Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. Tickets, $18 and $16, at www.sacorivertheatre.org, 929-5412 or at box office. CD sales benefit theater.