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  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 28 to Feb. 10

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 1/28 "A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams," Brown Bag discussion with editor Margaret Hogan, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monume...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 21 to Feb. 3

    The University of New England pairs photographs and words in "A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers," an exhibition opening this week on the UNE Portland campus. The show features "Heirlooms" and 52 other black-and-white images by Maine photographer Kerry Michaels, each accompanying a ...

  • Out & About: Voices from the Renaissance (and far beyond)

    The holiday season wraps up with several intriguing choices in music and theater in Portland and Westbrook. Renaissance Voices can boast one of the best of southern Maine’s Christmas concerts, and it’s also among the latest on the calendar. The ensemble’s annual Christmas...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 18-31

    Greater Portland Film Anime Movies for Teens, Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 871-1700, ages 13-19. Friday 12/27 “Muscle Shoals,” 7 p...

  • Out & About: Old ‘Magic,’ new conductor

    At mid-December, the Portland Symphony Orchestra puts on the biggest and by far the most heavily attended performing arts spectacular of the holiday season. The PSO’s annual “Magic of Christmas,” a Portland tradition for 30 years, is slated for an even dozen performances ...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 11-24

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 12/11 An Evening of Storytelling with MOOSE, 7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, $5 donation. Sunday 12/15

  • The Art Forecast: Cape Elizabeth artist chef balances painting, cuisine at Spread in Portland

    PORTLAND — A lot of artists I know are good cooks. Some of them have even cooked professionally. Fresco artist Barbara Sullivan used to cook at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ceramic artist Paul Heroux was once the chef at No Tomatoes in Auburn, and painter Jaap Helder...

  • 'It's pure entertainment': Freeport Players pay homage to radio's bygone era

    FREEPORT — The stories, songs and gags of the golden age of radio will take center stage this weekend when the Freeport Community Players perform their 10th annual “WFCP Home Time Radio Hour” in the performing arts center at Freeport High School. The variety show, which f...

  • Out & About: Variety of concert choices this weekend

    Lots of concerts are scheduled in southern Maine for early December. Some have a Christmas theme, while others do not. Starting with the “not” category, the DaPonte String Quartet will play the second program in its fall-winter-spring series this weekend in several cities and t...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec 4-17

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 12/7 Winter Book Sale sponsored by the Falmouth Memorial Library, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Motz School, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. “Knitting ...