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  • Arts Calendar: July 29 to Aug. 11

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 7/31 "Blessed With a Brain Tumor," discussion with local author Will Pyre, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.c...

  • Out & About: Get a ticket to 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'

    Musical theater is one of my passions in life, and seldom has this passion been more perfectly satisfied than with Ogunquit Playhouse’s current offering. “Nice Work If You Can Get It” is belly-busting funny and the music is brilliantly melodic and witty. Two of Maine&rsqu...

  • Arts Calendar: May 21 to June 3

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Annual Book Sale, May 30, 5-7 p.m. and May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, 797-3014. Wednesday 5/21 “In the Shadow of ...

  • Out & About: Singer-songwriters change directions

    A pair of singer-songwriters who are following new muses and changing directions dominate the upcoming performing arts calendar. Box office-wise, the biggest concert will be Ray LaMontagne’s May 27 appearance at the Cumberland County Civic Center. He’s launching a summer tour i...

  • Out & About: Concerts with many strings attached

    Three string ensembles in two vastly different genres are the top items on this weekend’s A&E bill of fare. Let’s start with the DaPonte String Quartet, a topnotch classical ensemble based in the Midcoast region that will be playing a program of music from Vienna in four di...

  • 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...