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  • 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: Symphony orchestras, dance showcase

    Mid-January is the time when performing arts producers emerge from their Christmas-New Year slowdowns and enter the busiest part of their calendars. That’s certainly in evidence this coming week. Two symphony orchestras have a pair of concerts apiece. The Portland Symphony has schedu...

  • Out & About: Pieta Brown tops parade of pop musicians

    An intriguing variety of popular music dominates this week’s picks of the tix in Portland, with artists ranging from singer-songwriters to rock ensembles. All are booked into a trio of Congress Street venues that are within a few minutes walk of each other. Maybe they should parade d...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 5-18

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art "Miniatures," call for small works of art in all media, to be displayed during holiday season, Constellation Gallery, $5 entry fee, gallery@constellationart.com. Thursday 11/...

  • Out & About: Good Theater scores with ‘Mrs. Mannerly’

    Last weekend’s blast of winter weather and the end of Daylight Saving Time were stark reminders that pleasant evenings in theaters and concert halls play a bigger part in our lives from late fall to late spring. And there are plenty of choices for pleasantly spending those long eveni...

  • 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...