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  • 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...

  • Out & About: New comedy, new jazz, new director

    The element of newness powers all of this week’s top picks of the tix. Topping the list is the Maine premiere of “The Grand Manner,” the most recent effort by celebrated American playwright A.R. Gurney, who has crafted a number of wonderful comedies in the classic mold. Portland...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 13-26

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 11/15 “The Master Planets” author talk with Donald Gallinger, noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723.

  • The Art Forecast: Portland Museum of Art Biennial is a piece of work

    PORTLAND — The 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial is a major departure from the previous seven biennials, in that it is not a juried show, but a curated exhibition. Subtitled "Piece Work," it features 30 artists with ties to Maine in an exhibition that is both challenging, and bit ...

  • Out & About: Music that pushes boundaries in Portland

    Tired of straight vanilla in music? This weekend offers a pair of concerts that stretch artistic boundaries in very different directions. On Friday, Portland Ovations is bringing in one of the world’s most curious musical ensembles: the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. The followi...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 6-19

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 11/6 “Through the Evil Days” author discussion by Julia Spencer-Flemming, 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659.

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 30-Nov. 12

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art Maine Acoustic Festival, all middle school, high school and home schooled acoustic musicians, vocalists and songwriters from Maine, deadline for audition applications Nov. 1, MaineAcous...

  • Out & About: Big musical weekend in Portland

    There are plenty of concert choices this weekend in Portland. First up is singer-songwriter John Gorka, an exemplar of the New Folk movement, who will play Friday at One Longfellow Square. Three topnotch offerings compete on Saturday. Portland Symphony Orchestra will play a Pops pro...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 23-Nov. 5

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 10/24 “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Into the Storm” talk with Barbara Walsh, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Driv...