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  • Arts Calendar: July 23 to Aug. 5

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 7/24 "Treasure Hunter's Handbook," Lisa Gardner Walsh, reading for children, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ex...

  • Out & About: Ossipee Valley Music Festival this weekend

    The last weekend in July is approaching, and since 1999 that’s meant one of our state’s top musical events is happening west of Portland: the Ossipee Valley Music Festival. Originally organized as an all-bluegrass affair, the festival’s over-arching concept has evolved to...

  • Arts Calendar: March 12-25

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 3/12 “Little Island” author talk with Katharine Britton, noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Monday ...

  • Out & About: Go out to see 'The Outgoing Tide'

    Spring may be just around the corner, but there’s no reason to wait for the equinox to get out of the house and enjoy southern Maine’s bountiful arts and entertainment offerings. Good Theater is winding up its four-part 2013-2014 subscription season with the New England premier...

  • Out & About: Oratorio Chorale does Shakespeare

    Diversity of concept and execution are the hallmarks of three musical programs on the upcoming arts and entertainment calendar. On Friday, The The Band Band takes the stage at One Longfellow Square in Portland. As implied by the name, this is a tribute ensemble that aims to recreate the mu...

  • Arts Calendar: March 5-18

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Tuesday 3/11 “Another City Upon a Hill” author talk with Joe Conforti, 7 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, $5, $3 for member...

  • Out & About: Cumberland County Civic Center concerts return with The Avett Brothers

    Maybe it’s the biggest news of the winter. The Cumberland County Civic Center, recently reopened after a major renovation, is back in the concert business. Two roots bands with national followings, The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, will take the stage March 3 as the CCCC reasse...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 26-March 11

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 2/26 “The Contest” author talk with James Hurley, noon-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Tuesday...

  • Bath theater battles winter blues with 'Cabin Fevah Relievah'

    BATH — The weather outside may be frightful, but it should be delightful inside the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 22. That's when the Studio Theatre of Bath is presenting "Cabin Fevah Relievah," an evening of song, dance, comedy, improvisation and drama, to chase the...

  • Out & About: 'Into the Woods' is topnotch community theater

    It’s not hard to pick this week’s top item on the arts and entertainment calendar. Lyric Music Theater, a community company that has been producing musicals in southern Maine since 1952, has mounted an outstanding production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the...