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  • 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: Oct. 22 to Nov. 4

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 10/22 "Deus Vult, One Knight's Life," discussion with author Henry Beyer, 6:30 p.m., free, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 

  • Out & About: ‘The Cocktail Hour’ has sparkle and fizz

    Theater and music top this week’s arts and entertainment listings, with the geographic center of gravity shifting north and east of Portland. The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn, a fully professional company, opened its 2014-2015 season with A.R. Gurney’s “The Cocktail ...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 15-28

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 10/17 "The Lost Child," discussion with poet Wes McNair, 6:30 p.m., free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723. Saturd...

  • Out & About: Laura Kargul’s 25th anniversary concert

    For classical music lovers like myself, one of the first dates that gets circled on calendars every autumn is Laura Kargul’s solo piano recital at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. This Friday’s concert is extra special, marking her 25th year at the school. Known as an...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 8-21

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 10/8 "Deadly Hypocrisy," reading by author Gar Roper, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

  • Out & About: 'The Rainmaker' leads deluge of events

    There’s a veritable flood of fine offerings from many different lands in the performing arts this mid-October, so many that it’s impossible to deal with more than a handful in this space. Tops in my opinion is “The Rainmaker,” a powerful American romantic comedy tha...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 1-14

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art The Boy Singers of Maine, open house and auditions, 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, and 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, St. Mary's Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 797-6354, boysingersofmain...

  • Out & About: Saltwater Music Festival moves to Portland

    Portland has a new music festival, and it’s debuting this weekend. Maine’s Celtic heritage will be showcased as the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival moves into downtown Portland for three days of performances in multiple venues. First Fridays normally focus on the visual arts, b...