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  • Arts Calendar: April 15-28

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Thursday 4/16 Tony Hoagland, poetry reading and discussion as part of Words Matter series, 7 p.m., call for ticket prices, University of Southern Maine, Hannaford Hall, 88 Bed...

  • Dishin' That: Kids in restaurants are an acquired taste

    “What do you think about kids in upscale restaurants?” readers often ask. “Why don’t managers step in and address the situation when kids are brats in restaurants?” “Why don’t restaurants have children’s sections, like the library does, so I ...

  • Arts Calendar: May 14-27

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 5/16 “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” book signing with David Sibley, 5-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. ...

  • Out & About: Theatrical farce, a variety of music

    Leave 'em laughing is a tried-and-true maxim of show business. This month it’s the exit strategy as The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn wraps up its 2013-2014 season with “Moonlight & Magnolias,” a very funny farce that runs through this weekend. Music for many tast...

  • Arts Calendar: May 7-20

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 5/7 “Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West,” author talk, Judith Nies, noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portl...

  • Out & About: Remembering the Beatles, baseball's black slugger

    The top events on the upcoming arts and entertainment calendar have a distinctly retrospective aspect. Fifty years ago America was experiencing the peak of Beatlemania, sparked by the first U.S. appearances of the sensationally popular rock-and-roll foursome from Britain. The Portland Symp...

  • Arts Calendar: April 30-May 13

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 5/2 Meet the Author, Lily King, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. Sunday 5/4 Merricon...

  • Out & About: ‘Young Frankenstein’ is monstrously funny musical

    Theatrical offerings lead the arts and entertainment calendar this week. Tops is Lyric Music Theater’s current community production of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” a monstrously funny re-imagining of the famous Mary Shelley horror story and its subsequent Holly...

  • Arts Calendar: April 23-May 6

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 5/2 Meet the Author, Lily King, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. Monday 5/5 “R...

  • Bath theater company brings 'Hair' to Topsham

    BATH — A musical that arguably helped change many people's views about the Vietnam War and the flower-power generation did just that for Thom Watson. Watson – a former state representative who is directing