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  • Dishin' That: Closing time for the 'Creative Consulting Team'

    Although no less creative, my Restaurant Creative Consulting Team has disbanded. The common denominator of working a near-illegal number of hours, at the same quirky place, is now a factor for only one of us. We’re still close in the way women who share murky secrets and harrowing ex...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 5-18

    Greater Portland Film "Gemma Bovery," Friday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9, 2 p.m., $8, students $6, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, pmamovies.org.

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 29 to Nov. 11

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 10/29 “Sonny Days: The Dark Side Journey of an Undercover Narc,” reading with author Bill McClaran, 1-2:30 p.m., free, Southern Maine Community College, ...

  • Out & About: Portland Ovations hosts banjo blowout

    Portland Ovations, in its never-ending quest to present creatively different events, has scheduled one of the most unusual concerts in its 83-year history. On Saturday night, two of America’s foremost banjo players will team up with a highly honored bluegrass band for an unforgettable conce...

  • 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...