Posted: November 11, 2016
Ski sale, theater, burlesque, Warren Miller film: 12 Things to Do this weekend in Maine
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
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5th Annual WinterKids License to Chill
6 p.m. Thursday. Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, $25, $45 per couple. winterkids.org/event/license-to-
With a mission of getting kids outside and active, WinterKids invites you to its fifth annual
License to Chill fundraising party. WMTW's Sarah Long will play host to a fun night of merriment that
includes dancing to '80s hits from The Awesome, food by Binga's Stadium, specialty cocktails and a silent
and live auction with Maine's Funniest Mom, Karen Morgan. It's also a good idea to dust off your
"Thriller" album and start practicing because there will be a moonwalk contest with a $150
'The Rocky Horror Show'
7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland,
$22 in advance, $25 at the door.rocklandstrand.com
Damnit, Janet, let's go to Rockland! The Barn Arts Collective presents a live stage production of
one of the craziest and iconic rock musicals out there. Props will be provided and audience participation
very much encouraged. So, whether you're a sweet transvestite from Transylvania or just someone looking
to do the Time Warp again, this is the must-see show of the weekend.
Photo by Matthew
'Whale of a Tale'
5 p.m. Friday. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, free. portlandmuseum.org
Call me Ishmael. That's right, people, the Portland Museum of Art is hosting a four-day,
marathon-style reading of Herman Melville's epic novel "Moby Dick." This is the second night and, while
you're listening to the reading, you can help illustrate a copy of the novel and sip on a White Whale
cocktail. Afterward, explore several seascapes of "Whales in Paint: Rockwell Kent's Moby Dick" in the
galleries for a truly nautical night.
4, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday through Dec. 31. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens
Drive, Boothbay, $12, $10 seniors, $6 children 3 to 17, free for 3 and under, $30 per family (two adults,
two kids). mainegardens.org
Heaven on earth once again can be found in Boothbay this holiday season as Gardens Aglow opens
this weekend at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Move over, Clark W. Griswold, because this display uses
more than 360,000 LED lights to illuminate the central gardens and buildings in a glorious and
Photo by Shannon Bryan
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth, $15. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com
See the thought-provoking play about a man who can see color auras surrounding other people that
indicate their vitality or, in some cases, their imminent demise. "Aura" explores how this man deals with
the knowledge he didn't ask to have and doesn't quite know how to live with.
Photo courtesy of The
Sound Bites: Origin Story
8 p.m. Friday. Frontier, 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, $8. explorefrontier.com
Bust a move over to Brunswick for the season finale of Sound Bites, a collaboration between the
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA, The Corner Storytelling series in Lewiston and Frontier.
Tonight's "origin story" theme will include WJBQ's Lori Voornas, comedian and Moth Vermont StorySlam
producer Sue Schmidt, Bangor Daily News and Knack Factory partner Alex Steed, Moth MainStage and
GrandSlam winner and author of "The Clancys of Queens: A Memoir" Tara Clancy, teacher and tattoo artist
Phuc Tran and Ian Anderson, dean of the Maine College of Art.
7 p.m. Friday. The Grand, 165 Main St., Ellsworth, $18, $16 seniors, $15 Grand members, $13 students,
$10 for 12 and under. grandonline.org
Hop across the pond to London without leaving Maine when you head to Ellsworth for a high-
definition live encore performance of "Hamlet" from the National Theatre of London. This production stars
none other than Benedict Cumberbatch of BBC's "Sherlock" and now "Doctor Strange" silver screen fame.
Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is a tragedy for the ages and this is a unique opportunity to see it performed on
a London stage from the comfort of a Grand theater seat.
Photo courtesy of The Grand
Ski Swap & Sale
9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Yarmouth Elementary School, 121 McCartney St., Yarmouth. mainehighschoolskiing.com
The snow is going to fly, it's just a matter of time man, you want to be ready if you're the
outdoorsy type. The Yarmouth Ski Club is holding its 27th annual Ski Swap & Sale on Saturday morning, and
you'll be able to peruse deals from Sportshaus, Rodgers Ski & Sport, Arlbert, Carte's XC and Gorham Bike
& Ski, along with a huge selection of high quality used skis. Hit this sale, then hit the
'Here, There & Everywhere'
8 p.m. Saturday. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $20. statetheatreportland.com
Leave the ski poles at home but definitely bring your sense of adventure to the screening of
Warren Miller Entertainment's 67th film, "Here, There & Everywhere." You'll see snow sports greats like
JT Holmes, Jeremy Jones, Grette Eliassen, Collin Collins, Ingrid Backstrom, Tyler Ceccanti, Wendy Fisher
and others do their thing in Alaska, Montana's Glacier Country, Deer Valley, Greenland, Switzerland and
beyond, all in the pursuit of the perfect turns.
Photo by Grant Gunderson
8:30 p.m. Saturday. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $20 to $35, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com
The 35 dancers of Red Hot & Ladylike invite you to spend a steamy evening taking a journey from a
temple to a brothel and even to the moon. In a show that manages to leave a few things to the
imagination, "Give Spanks" is sexy, tasteful and exciting and features special guest Wicked Burlesque.
The night also will have a silent auction to benefit the Family Crisis Center. Ooh la la!
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Portland Rossini Club
3 p.m. Sunday. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, $10 suggested donation, $5
seniors, students free. rossiniclub.org
Take a page out of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow playbook because he's the guy who said "music
is the universal language of mankind." The Portland Rossini Club, which dates all the way back to 1869,
presents an afternoon classical music program with musicians Stephen Kamin, Daniel Human, Timothy Carter,
Eleanor Lehmann and Leah Neuchiller performing works by Haydn, Peter Schickele, Wieniawski, Debussy and
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8, $5 SPACE members and students with
Some call them the founding fathers of punk. "Gimme Danger" is a Jim Jarmusch documentary about
The Stooges, fronted by Iggy Pop. They formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the countercultural
revolution and took it by storm. The film looks at the band's impact musically, culturally, politically
and historically and contains interviews with Pop and some of the other Stooges, interspersed with plenty
of performance footage.
Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures. br>Photo by Danny
Fields c/o Gillian McCain