Weekend Planner: Dec 4-7

Today’s Weekend Planner is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.  Molly McGill and Trevor Geiger from Dispatch Magazine help us sort out all the events.

FILM: Advanced Style
Friday, Dec. 5 (8 p.m.) 

As part of the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre’s ongoing First Friday Art Film series, Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eccentric styles have guided their approach to aging. The film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western culture’s obsession with youth.

The Strand Theatre
345 Main St., Rockland
Tickets:  $8.50 adults, $7.50 children under 12

MUSIC: Còig Irish Christmas
Friday, Dec. 5 (7:30 p.m.) 

Còig (“Ko-ig”) is an exciting ensemble consisting of five solo acts, and is one of Cape Breton’s most captivating young bands. Proving to be a serious force to be reckoned with in the traditional music scene with their driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy, Còig is a treat for the ears of every audience they meet. If you want to kick off your Christmas season with some amazing Gaelic music, this is the event to be at.

Chocolate Church Arts Center
804 Washington St., Bath
Tickets:  $18 (adv), $20 (day of)

THEATER: Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical
Friday, Dec. 5 & Saturday, Dec. 6 (7:30 p.m.) 

It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres, North Florida’s premier mobile living community, and everyone is filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Come see characters jingle all the way, in this all-new, all-trailer park holiday extravaganza.

City Theater
205 Main St., Biddeford
Tickets:  $20

FAMILY: Holiday at Hadlock
Saturday, Dec. 6 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) 

The Portland Sea Dogs host their fourth annual Holiday at Hadlock, a family-friendly event that turns the field into a winter wonderland. Around 11 a.m. Santa will arrive from the North Pole via helicopter, Elf One, followed by time until 2 p.m. for children to meet with the big jolly man. There will also be a reindeer petting zoo, horse-drawn carriages, a crafts room, free hot chocolate and cookies, face painters, and plenty more.

Hadlock Field
271 Park Ave., Portland

FOOD/DRINK: 7th Annual Santacon
Saturday, Dec. 6 (4 p.m. – 1 a.m.) 

After last year’s event featuring over 400 Santas (and other holiday-dressed characters), this year’s Santacon promises to be bigger than ever. As always, participants will be spreading holiday cheers and ho ho hos to Santa’s favorite watering holes. Eventually, around 6:15 p.m., the group will move to Monument Square for a photo in front of the giant Christmas tree. The event will be collecting donations for Family Crisis Services, a domestic violence agency in Portland.

Pat’s Pizza
30 Market St., Portland
Free admission

MUSIC: Just Us Christmas Concert
Sunday, Dec. 7 (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) 

Start your holiday season with JUST US Entertainers Christmas Show. This big show features Christmas songs rarely heard performed by other artists. JUST US is an eclectic group of families and friends who have been performing great music for generations. All music is performed live, and songs are learned by ear, no sheet music. Harmony comes from with the hearts of each talent. Some of this year’s songs include Christmas in America, Sugarland’s Gold and Green, and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

Franco Center
46 Cedar St., Lewiston
Tickets:  $12 adult, $10 senior