8 p.m. Saturday, The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $20. www.statetheatreportland.comAnother impending winter, another amazing ski compilation film from Warren Miller. The footage is always incredible, inspiring and sometimes downright terrifying. No matter what, it's awesome to watch. "Chasing Shadows" will take you to the top of Alaska's Chugach, Utah's Wasatch and the Himalaya.


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland. $10 in advance, $12 at the
Don't let the word "puppet" decive you. This variety show up puppet acts is "rife with adult themes and edgy humor." The slam is an annual event at Mayo Steet, party of the national Puppet Slam Network, and will include performers like Dylan Rohman, Erika Clark-Jensen, Blainor McGough, Shoestring Theater, and David Worobec.


1:30 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, William B, Trough Ice Arena, 225 Park Ave., Portland. $5 adults, $3 youth 17 and under and seniors, $2 skate rentals.
Lace up some skates and you are on your way! When's the last time you tried some good old-fashioned ice skating? It's icy fun for the entire family six days a week in Portland.


Crafts at the Capitol

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We know - it's "craft fair" or "holiday fair" season and while it's true that there is a fair everywhere you turn, this one is truly special. Crafts at the Capitol takes place over two days this weekend at the Capitol Center for the Arts and features the works of select New Hampshire craftsmen and women.

5th Annual Festival of Trees

Saturday, 1-8 p.m.
The 5th Annual Festival of Trees at Sticks and Stones Farm in Barnstead will be held over the weekend. Bring your whole family to this event that will immerse you in the spirit of the season.


Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is stirring things up a bit with a steampunk-inspired production of the Dickens' classic, Oliver. You think you've seen this story, but you've never seen it like this.