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  • Out & About: 'Once Upon a Mattress' in South Portland

    A classic musical comedy from the middle of the 20th century takes center stage this week in the arts and entertainment calendar. Lyric Music Theater’s current community production of “Once Upon a Mattress” is a very funny and very tuneful fairy tale for adults. It’s based...

  • Out & About: 'A Night at the Movies' with Portland Symphony

    The 85th Academy Awards ceremonies will be happening this Sunday. If your invitation to the Hollywood extravaganza was lost in the mail, you might want to celebrate instead by attending a symphonic concert based on favorite movie themes over the decades. That’s the plan for the Portl...

  • Arts Calendar Feb. 20 - March 5

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Sunday 3/3 Portland School of Ballet CORPS Program, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Portland Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, 772-9671, $20 audition fee. Books & Authors Friday 2/22 Friday Local Author Series: Rick H... Greater Portland Auditio...

  • Arts Calendar Feb. 13 - Feb. 26

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 2/22 Friday Local Author Series: Rick Halpern, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723.  ...

  • Out & About: Classical piano, classically inspired jazz

    Portland Ovations, which has been presenting stellar touring acts since 1931, is hosting two of the most intriguing concerts on southern Maine’s performing arts calendar this weekend. First up is this Saturday, when French-Canadian classical pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin performs an ecl...

  • Out & About: 'Death by Design': Lively, hilarious comedy in Portland

    With Groundhog Day now past, we’re on the down-slope of winter. What better way to accelerate the ride toward spring than a rollicking good comedy? That’s what “Death by Design” is all about: a wonderfully funny comedy – with a murder thrown into the mix.

  • Arts Calendar Feb. 6 - Feb. 19

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 2/6 Brown Bag Lecture Series: “Life Among Giants,” Bill Roorbach, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723. ...

  • Arts Calendar Jan. 30 - Feb. 12

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 1/31 Brown Bag Lecture Series: "The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry," 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

  • Out & About: Brown, BAND Band, Beachams and Beethoven

    The second letter of the alphabet provides the common theme for four of this week’s picks of the tix. Otherwise, it’s a fairly disparate lineup. Fiddler Erica Brown is riding at the top of the Pine Tree State’s traditional music scene these days. The Maine Arts Commission...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 23 to Feb. 4

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art Books & Authors Wednesday 1/23 Brown Bag Lecture Series: Duane Robert Pierson, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, P...