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  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 26 to Dec. 9

    Greater Portland Books/Authors "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and "A Christmas Memory," costumed reading by local actors, Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., $10, children $5, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage ...

  • Out & About: ‘Oliver!’ is classic musical theater

    As we move toward the end of November, the performing arts calendar segues toward Christmas. Let’s start this week’s look at my picks of the tix with two shows that have nothing to do with Christmas, then segue into three that do. “Oliver!” is an exemplar of classic...

  • Out & About: Festivals near seasonal finales

    Two of Maine’s signature music festivals are approaching their seasonal climaxes. In urbane Brunswick, the Bowdoin International Music Festival will wrap up on Aug. 8. This weekend’s offerings include a festival-within-a-festival that’s wholly devoted to contemporary art music.

  • 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: July 16-29

    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: Musical offerings topped by ‘Rigoletto’

    Musical offerings dominate this week’s picks of the tix, and it’s a diverse lot. The biggest draw will be PORTopera’s upcoming production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Artistic director Dona Vaughn has chosen a new look for the famous tale of love and...

  • Arts Calendar: July 9-22

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 7/12 “Mirror Image” book signing with first-time Maine author, Clinton C. Smith, 1-3 p.m., Sherman’s Books and Stationery, 128 Main St., Freepor...

  • Out & About: Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival ready to go

    As mid-July approaches, Maine residents and visitors alike can enjoy the crescendo of our state’s hectic summer schedule of arts and entertainment. During the summer months, most activity takes place outside Portland. In Harrison, the 42nd annual edition of the Sebago-Long Lake Music...

  • Arts Calendar: July 2-15

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Tuesday 7/8 “Euphoria” author discussion with Lily King, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. Saturday 7/12