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  • Arts Calendar: July 1-14

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 7/1 "The Half Brother," Brown Bag Lecture with author Holly LeCraw, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

  • Out & About: Musicals focus on fascinating fictional females

    This weeks’s top picks of the tix are two popular Broadway musicals that focus on a pair of female nightclub performers. Both are fictitious, but they’re fascinating characters. In Brunswick, “Sister Act” is a recent Broadway show that revolves around the story of a...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 27 to Sept. 9

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 9/4

  • Out & About: Bluegrass in Brunswick, Cirque du Soleil in Portland

    Leaves are turning red, ferns are turning brown and children are heading back to school. Those are sure signs that the summer season is over and Labor Day weekend is upon us. An equally sure sign of the season is the annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special in Brunswick. Running Aug. 28...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 20 to Sept. 2

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 8/20

  • Out & About: Summer season draws to close with music, dance

    We’re in the waning weeks of the summer season, at least as far as the performing arts calendar goes, and two stalwart producers bow out this weekend. On Saturday, the Portland Chamber Music Festival will play its 2014 coda in a concert that features a new work by a Maine composer.

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 13-26

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 8/16 "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," Donn Fendler, book talk and signing on 75th anniversary, 2-4 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portlan...

  • Out & About: Amy Black, Heather Pierson top musical choices

    Two interesting singer-songwriters are visiting Portland this Friday, performing only a few blocks apart on Congress Street. Amy Black is from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Yes, the Muscle Shoals of F.A.M.E. fame. Nowadays Black is from Boston, and she’s currently touring with a tribute ac...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 6-19

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 8/16 "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," Donn Fendler, book talk and signing on 75th anniversary, 2-4 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portlan...

  • The Art Forecast: Colby College Museum's Langlais a must-see

    WATERVILLE — Bernard Langlais, on view at Colby College Museum of Art through Jan. 4, 2015, is not just the most important exhibition of the Maine summer art season, it is one of the best exhibitions of Maine art in years. Colby curator Hannah Blunt has given Langlais something every...