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  • Dishin' That: Tips for getting tips

    With Memorial Day Weekend fresh on our minds, so begins the shoulder season, bringing steadily increasing hospitality business to southern Maine. It’s a short period where business starts to pick up as folks From Away make day-trips with the windows down, and locals venture out in fl...

  • 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...

  • The Great Outdoors: Biking the back roads of Woolwich and Wiscasset

    April is one of the finest months of the year to go exploring by bicycle. Crisp, comfortable days coupled with tourist-free roads make for ideal riding conditions. We recently enjoyed a leisurely four-hour loop trip from the Woolwich Town Hall up to Wiscasset and back, covering 24 miles of...

  • Out & About: Symphonic funk to modern folk

    The upcoming weekend boasts an amazing variety of musical styles and performers, ranging from symphonic funk to modern folk. Top billing goes to the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s final two Pops concerts of the season, slated for Saturday and Sunday. The PSO’s guest ensemble is ...

  • Eating Well: The pleasures of cooking with Judith Jones

    When you need to find the best recipe for a particular dish, reach for a cookbook edited by Judith Jones. Jones has dished up the works of Julia Child, Lidia Bastianich, Edward Giobbi, James Beard, Nina Simonds, Claudia Roden, Marcella Hazan, Jacques Pepin, Joan Nathan, Marion Cunningham,...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: April 21 - May 2

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  North Yarmouth Fun Day Logo Contest, entry deadline May 15, any medium accepted, submit in person or by mail to Darla Hamlin, c/o Town of North Yarmouth, 10 Village Sq...

  • Out & About: Showcases for Maine creativity

    Two outstanding showcases of Maine creativity top this weekend’s arts and entertainment activities. Biggest and longest-running is the Maine Playwrights Festival, which starts April 15 and runs through May 2 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland. It’s a production of West...

  • Back Bay Contemporary Music Festival celebrates Maine composers, unusual compositions

    PORTLAND — Fans of new music can get their fix this weekend when a group of Maine composers and performers come together for the Back Bay Contemporary Music Festival at Portland Conservatory. The second annual festival will consist of three free concerts on Saturday and Sunday at the...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: April 14 - 25

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  North Yarmouth Fun Day Logo Contest, entry deadline May 15, any medium accepted, submit in person or by mail to Darla Hamlin, c/o Town of North Yarmouth, 10 Village Sq...

  • Out & About: Showcasing music in Portland, Gorham

    Three concerts this weekend in two venues stand out among the region’s most intriguing arts and entertainment offerings. The University of Southern Maine School of Music has a pair of concerts on the Gorham campus that shouldn’t be missed. First up is Friday’s Spotlight S...