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  • Arts Calendar: July 1-14

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 7/1 "The Half Brother," Brown Bag Lecture with author Holly LeCraw, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

  • Out & About: Musicals focus on fascinating fictional females

    This weeks’s top picks of the tix are two popular Broadway musicals that focus on a pair of female nightclub performers. Both are fictitious, but they’re fascinating characters. In Brunswick, “Sister Act” is a recent Broadway show that revolves around the story of a...

  • Out & About: Portland Symphony presents major choral work

    One of the great choral masterpieces will be the featured work Sunday when the Portland Symphony Orchestra teams up with the Choral Art Society in a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Passion According to St. John.” Although it’s an explicitly religious work, w...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 26 - Feb. 6

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Musica de Filia New Member Auditions, Apprentice Choir: Wednesdays, Jan. 26, 4-5:30 p.m.; Chamber Choir: Thursdays, Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., musicadefilia.com, Cy...

  • Dining Dish: Spring to bring a slew of new restaurants

    Steve and Michelle Corry, owners of five fifty-five on Congress Street in Portland, plan to open a new restaurant named Petite Jacqueline at 190 State St., the former home of Evangeline. They were granted a ... 2

  • Out & About: Music, theater and musical theater

    The January arts-and-entertainment doldrums are over, with a plethora of top-notch happenings in music, theater and musical theater coming up over the next week. The big musical event is the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s first 2011 concert. On Jan. 25, maestro Robert Moody will step ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 19 - 30

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Musica de Filia New Member Auditions, Women’s Choir: Monday, Jan. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.; Lyric Choir: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Concert Choi...

  • The Great Outdoors: Cross-country skiing in Reid State Park

    GEORGETOWN — Fresh snow and Maine coastal scenery just might be the perfect union. Most winters, if lucky, we enjoy a few brief weeks of good skiing at water’s edge. We are in the midst of such a glorious period right now. One of the most magnificent coastal skiing experiences ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 12 - 23

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Musica de Filia New Member Auditions, Women’s Choir: Mondays, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.; Lyric Choir: Tuesdays, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 5 - 16

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Musica de Filia New Member Auditions, Women’s Choir – Mondays, Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.; Lyric Choir – Tuesdays, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25,  4:30-5:30 p....