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  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 5-18

    Greater Portland Film "Gemma Bovery," Friday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9, 2 p.m., $8, students $6, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, pmamovies.org.

  • Out & About: ‘Footlight Follies,’ Irish flutist, classical festival

    A few days before Maine State Music Theatre opens its last show of 2015, the company will present its final “dark night” production of the season. “Footlight Follies” is a variety show in the vaudeville tradition that features the troupe’s professional actors and per...

  • Arts Calendar: July 29 to Aug. 11

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 7/31 "Blessed With a Brain Tumor," discussion with local author Will Pyre, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.c...

  • Out & About: Get a ticket to 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'

    Musical theater is one of my passions in life, and seldom has this passion been more perfectly satisfied than with Ogunquit Playhouse’s current offering. “Nice Work If You Can Get It” is belly-busting funny and the music is brilliantly melodic and witty. Two of Maine&rsqu...

  • Dishin' That: Feeding the young and the restless

    Sidetracked by the hoopla at Marcy’s Diner, this overdue list of where a 7-year-old From Away might like to dine is reader-driven. The suggestions also allow me to respond to a question (see below) that’s stuck in my craw. 1 — “Smitty’s Cinema in Windham,...

  • Dishin' That: What would Natalie do at Marcy's Diner?

    Timing is everything. With tourist season in full swing, my Blue-eyed Yankees Fan volunteered me to whip up a list of close-to-Portland activities for a 7-year-old kid From Away. Last week’s column asked readers for dining recommendations. Follow-up reporting on those recommen...

  • Arts Calendar: July 22 to Aug. 4

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 7/29 "Land of Horses," book talk and signing with author Chris Lombard, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, freeportli...

  • Out & About: Masterpieces of musical theater: ‘Music Man,' ‘Tosca’

    As the middle of the summer approaches, a wealth of possibilities beckon in the performing arts. The hottest tickets are for a pair of masterpieces of two different branches of the musical stage. American musical theater is represented by one of Broadway’s enduring romantic tuners, M...

  • Arts Calendar: July 15-28

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Monday 7/20 "The Fisherman," discussion with author Vaughn Hardhacker, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, freeportlibrary....

  • Out & About: Focus on 2 Brunswick music festivals

    Alfresco bluegrass has long been part of Maine’s summer arts scene, and the genre’s defining pick and twang will be heard this weekend in Brunswick. Located on a campground in the rural southern sector of town, the White’s Beach Bluegrass Festival is a two-day affair that primar...