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  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 28 to Feb. 10

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 1/28 "A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams," Brown Bag discussion with editor Margaret Hogan, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monume...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 21 to Feb. 3

    The University of New England pairs photographs and words in "A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers," an exhibition opening this week on the UNE Portland campus. The show features "Heirlooms" and 52 other black-and-white images by Maine photographer Kerry Michaels, each accompanying a ...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 10-23

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 12/10 "The Historical Atlas of Maine," discussion with editor Stephen Hornsby, 6 p.m., free, Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portla...

  • Out & About: Music, theater, dance for Christmas

    This week’s performing arts calendar includes Christmas shows in a variety of formats and settings. Portland Symphony Orchestra will offer 12 performances of its annual seasonal spectacular, “The Magic of Christmas,” beginning Dec. 12. Portland Ballet’s &ldqu...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 3-16

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 12/3 "Dream Singer," reading and discussion with author Frank O. Smith, 6:30 p.m., free, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215. ...

  • Out & About: Plenty of traditional Christmas music

    Every December it’s hard to avoid the sonic tsunami of “Jingle Bells,” “Santa’s Coming To Town” and a wealth of other popular Christmas tunes. But finding a treasure trove of traditional music for the Advent season is a bit harder. But it’s do-able...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 26 to Dec. 9

    Greater Portland Books/Authors "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and "A Christmas Memory," costumed reading by local actors, Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., $10, children $5, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage ...

  • Out & About: ‘Oliver!’ is classic musical theater

    As we move toward the end of November, the performing arts calendar segues toward Christmas. Let’s start this week’s look at my picks of the tix with two shows that have nothing to do with Christmas, then segue into three that do. “Oliver!” is an exemplar of classic...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 19 to Dec. 2

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 11/19 "When You Hold a Patient's Hand," reception with author Dr. Stuart Gilbert, 7-8:30 p.m., free, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200....

  • Out & About: Jazz profs and piano men

    Diverse brands of popular music continue to top my personal A&E charts this weekend. On Friday, an ensemble of jazz professors from the University of Southern Maine School of Music will hold forth on the Gorham campus. Their show is titled “Not Your Grandfather’s Jazz.&rdqu...