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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: Aug. 15-26

    Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Books & Authors Friday 8/17 "Growing up in Brooklyn," Barbara Duke, reading , 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portlan...

  • Out and About: DaPonte String Quartet to play ‘scandalous music’

    The summer arts and entertainment season is starting to wind down, but there’s still plenty of time to catch some quality shows, and there are still plenty of quality shows on the upcoming calendar. One of the most intriguing is the “Scandalous” music festival, presented ...

  • Out & About: Music from exotic to classical

    There’s an intriguing array of musical choices coming up in Portland and environs. In the city, Caravan of Thieves, a string band with an exotic look and (sometimes) an eerie sound, motors into One Longfellow Square on Friday. This Connecticut-based foursome has been touring North America f...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 8-19

    Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Books & Authors Wednesday 8/8 How Crimes Happen, Dawn Potter, poetry discussion, 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portlan...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug 1-12

    Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Books & Authors Thursday 8/2 Maine Branches: poets come home to read and reflect on Maine, 5 p.m., University of New England's Gallery of Ar...

  • Out & About: Chamber music festivals and 'Damn Yankees'

    Summer’s end may be approaching, but there’s plenty more to go before the quiet period that begins on Labor Day weekend. Most of Maine’s major summer music festivals take place outside Portland. But that changes next week when the Portland Chamber Music Festival, which de...

  • Arts Calendar: July 25- Aug. 5

    Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Poetry contest, open to Falmouth-area poets, $1,000 grand prize, July 31 deadline, freecontest.com. Casting call for Portland area high school students...

  • Out & About: Music festivals, musical theater throughout Maine

    Maine’s unrelenting schedule of music festivals and musical theater continues as the second big month of the summer arts season approaches. Two radically different music festivals are running this weekend on the coast and inland. The Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music h...