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  • Arts Calendar: July 23 to Aug. 5

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 7/24 "Treasure Hunter's Handbook," Lisa Gardner Walsh, reading for children, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ex...

  • Out & About: Ossipee Valley Music Festival this weekend

    The last weekend in July is approaching, and since 1999 that’s meant one of our state’s top musical events is happening west of Portland: the Ossipee Valley Music Festival. Originally organized as an all-bluegrass affair, the festival’s over-arching concept has evolved to...

  • Out & About: Maine Festival of American Music

    Maine has a very busy summer of classical music festivals, and the first of them opens June 25. The Maine Festival of American Music is in its ninth year, hosted by the Portland String Quartet. The setting is iconically American: The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester. In kee...

  • Arts Calendar: June 18-July 1

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Library Book Sale, Friends of Scarborough Library, June 20 and 21 10 a.m.-5 p.m., June 22, 1-5 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723. Wednesday 6/...

  • Out & About: Docu-musicals begin, end seasons

    "Docu-musical” might not be a real word, but it ought to be. It’s a simple, accurate description of a stage musical that tells a real-life story. That’s what’s happening this June, as Maine State Music Theatre and Mad Horse Theatre Company present docu-musicals with...

  • Arts Calendar: June 11-24

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 6/14 The Portland Public Library Bookmobile, 1700 items for all ages, Merrill Memorial Library, 65 Forest Falls, Yarmouth, 846-4763, all day. &ldqu...

  • Arts Calendar: June 4-17

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 6/6 “Trusting Calvin: How a Dog Helped Heal a Holocaust Survivor’s Heart,” Sharon Peters, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98...

  • Arts Calendar: May 28-June 10

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Annual Book Sale, May 30, 5-7 p.m. and May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, 797-3014. Wednesday 5/28 Brooke Carlton and Brend...

  • Arts Calendar: May 21 to June 3

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Annual Book Sale, May 30, 5-7 p.m. and May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, 797-3014. Wednesday 5/21 “In the Shadow of ...

  • Out & About: Singer-songwriters change directions

    A pair of singer-songwriters who are following new muses and changing directions dominate the upcoming performing arts calendar. Box office-wise, the biggest concert will be Ray LaMontagne’s May 27 appearance at the Cumberland County Civic Center. He’s launching a summer tour i...