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  • Arts Calendar: May 20 to June 2

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Choral Art Society, holding auditions for its Choral Art Camerata, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26-27, 5-9 p.m., free, Allen Avenue Unitarian-Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, 82...

  • Dishin' That: A graduation day to remember (for all the wrong reasons)

    Last weekend was a mixed bag for a specific demographic of diners and the restaurants that served them. Marked with celebratory pomp, and extenuating circumstances, college graduations bring on their own craziness, added to the special sauce of multi-generational occasions. A precursor to ...

  • Out & About: Romantic music, heroic music, harmonica music

    There’s plenty of music scheduled over the next wintry week in Portland. Portland Symphony Orchestra continues its three-year series of Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine symphonies on Sunday and Tuesday, performing No. 3, subtitled “Heroic.” If Valentine’s Da...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 4-17

    "Clean Fridge – Moving Day," by Sarah Szwajkos, is one of the images PhoPa Gallery is displaying as part of its "Inside/Out" exhibition, which opened last week. The show, featuring photography of Jeffery Becton, Thomas Birtwistle and Szwajkos, depicts interior spaces and objects that refere...

  • Out & About: Preservation Hall Jazz Band in Portland

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has been a fixture of New Orleans culture for more than half a century, will play in Portland on Feb. 11.

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 28 to Feb. 10

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 1/28 "A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams," Brown Bag discussion with editor Margaret Hogan, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monume...

  • 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...

  • Portland artist goes digital in Yarmouth library's debut exhibit

    YARMOUTH — At first glance, Clyde McCulley's artistic renderings of scenes from the Portland area look like real paintings. Looking closer, one can see that the images displayed on thin ...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 14-27

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Saturday 1/24 Boy Singers of Maine, open rehearsal, 9 a.m., free, St. Mary's Church Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, boysingersofmaine.org. B...