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  • Out & About: ‘Becky’s New Car’ is a comic, emotional ride

    The vitality of southern Maine’s performing arts scene is evident this week, with interesting offerings by a variety of producers and presenters. Tops in the theater department is “Becky’s New Car,” a romantic comedy revolving around mid-life crisis and a woman who ...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 5-18

    Greater Portland Film Banff Mountain Film Festival, Feb. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, $17 advance, $20 at door, student discounts apply. Thursday 2/6

  • Out & About: Top Americana acts visit One Longfellow Square

    Dar Williams is a top-notch Americana artist who will perform two concerts at One Longfellow Square in Portland this Saturday.

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 29-Feb. 11

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 1/30 “Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegner, discussion, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763, free and open to public....

  • Out & About: PSO, USM return from winter break

    Paul Wyse, left, and Malcolm Smith check the score of Franz Schubert's "Die Winterreise" at a recent rehearsal for their Jan. 24 Faculty Concert at the University of Southern Maine School of Music in Gorham.

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 22-Feb. 4

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art “Young Frankenstein” auditions, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 25 at noon, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., Portland, 799-1421; prepare song, ages 15 and up, no sneakers/bar...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan.15-28

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art “Young Frankenstein” auditions, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 25 at noon, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., Portland, 799-1421; prepare song, ages 15 and up, no sneakers/bar...

  • The more things change ...: Photos celebrate architecture in Portland

    PORTLAND — A new photo exhibit shows two sides of the city: one of constant change and one of preservation. "Images of Change: Greater Portland’s Cityscape Since 1960" is a collection of 72 photographs by 44 artists that focuses on Portland's evolving architecture. The exhibit ...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 8-21

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art Thursday 1/9 “Rumpelstiltskin” auditions, 3-5 p.m., Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 247, prepare one ...

  • Portland debut set for monster film project by Maine artists, students

    PORTLAND — Figures of Speech Theatre's film adaptation of  "Frankenstein" should appeal to fans of silent cinema. And puppetry. And pen-and-ink illustration. And toy theater. And even thaumatropes, those Victorian-era, disk-and-string toys that spun to simul...