Lifestyle

  • Out & About: Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival opens

    Another week and another music festival cranks up. That’s the way life ought to be. That’s certainly the way life is in southern Maine, where...

  • Arts Calendar: July 4-14

    Greater Portland Exhibits “Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920,” Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through December. “America Now … A Dialogue,” July...

  • Out & About: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ thrills in Brunswick

    Musical theater, opera and old-time music are all on this week’s menu of summertime entertainment treats. Top ticket is “Beauty and the Beast,” the Walt...

  • Arts Calendar: June 27-July 7

    Greater Portland Exhibits “Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920,” Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through December. Poured Enamel Paint Landscapes by Jon...

  • Out & About: Ah, summer, redux

    Two of Maine’s iconic summertime performing arts venues are now open, one of the surest signs that our state’s favorite season is here. In Arundel,...

  • Arts Calendar: June 20-30

    Greater Portland Auditions Exhibits Acrylic Landscapes by Freeport resident Jan Brackett, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through June. “Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920,”...

  • Out & About: Ah, summertime

    The astronomical calendar switches to summer this week, but it’s only catching up to the performing arts datebook, which switched seasons a couple of weeks...

  • Arts Calendar: June 13-23

    Greater Portland Auditions Friday 6/15  Royal River Community Players Clam Festival Parade Float and Showtunes Sing-Along, auditions 6-8 p.m. for actors and singers, Community House,...

  • Out & About: Summer music, summer theater, winter redo

    We’re heading into the last week of spring, but the performing arts calendar has already flipped to summer. The third of 2018’s summertime classical music...

  • Arts Calendar: June 6-15

    Greater Portland Auditions “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” June 11 & 12, 7-9 p.m., Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, see lyricmusictheater.org....

  • Out & About: Portland Bach Experience debuts

    Poll any number of professional classical musicians on the question of “greatest composer in history” and you’ll likely get a majority answering “Johann Sebastian Bach.”...

  • Arts Calendar: May 30-June 9

    Greater Portland Exhibits Acrylic Landscapes by Freeport resident Jan Brackett, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through June. “I Am More: Facing Stigma,” black and white...

  • Arts Calendar: May 23-June 2

    Greater Portland Auditions  Tuesday 5/29  Vivid Motion Dance, 7-8:30 p.m., Drouin Dance Center, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook, for “Constellation” Aug. 3-5, ages 9 to adult trained in...

  • Out & About: 2 Broadway musicals; 1 joyous, 1 tragic

    A pair of Broadway musicals dominate this week’s top picks among southern Maine’s performing arts offerings, and they couldn’t be further apart in terms of...

  • Arts Calendar: May 16-25

    Greater Portland Exhibits Colorful and Whimsical Labrador Retrievers by Cape Elizabeth artist Jim Williams, Thomas Memorial Library, 67 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, to May 31....

  • Out & About: Modern music, old-fashioned comedy

    As the fall-winter-spring seasons of many of Maine’s producing, presenting and performing companies draw to an end, the summer season of music festivals is getting...

  • Arts Calendar: May 9-19

    Greater Portland Auditions Call for Musicians and Singers, secular revival with Ideal Maine brass band, a local chorus, and Rev Billy’s Stop Shopping Choir at Mayo...

  • Out & About: Wrapping up the season

    The leaves are out and the seniors are graduating. That’s also a certain sign that the 2017-2018 season for performing arts producers and presenters is...

  • Arts Calendar: May 2-12

    Greater Portland Exhibits Cia cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, oil, watercolor, acrylics and photography by local artists Claudia Hughes, Tammy Charles, Heidy Spenard and Bob Pecchia, to...

  • Out & About: New musical experiences debut

    Two new musical experiences are slated for May 4 and beyond, and both are connected to Portland’s First Friday Art Walk. The most impressive will...