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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...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 19 - 30

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for their annual Maine Playwrights Festival and Phyzgig vaudeville festival, Phyzgig application deadline is Sept. 15, 'playwright' full-length script deadline, Sept. 1; on...

  • Out & About: A week to enjoy theater, appreciate dance

    Straw-hat theater and a modern dance showcase are the top picks of the tix this week. Tops is "The Drowsy Chaperone" at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick. It's a new title for MSMT – its third new title this season. "Altar Boyz" is another interesting new title. In ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 12 - 23

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Art Call for Assorted Tapestries, for The Long Island Dodwell Gallery fall exhibit, local artists can submit 1-3 pieces of hand made fabric arts, including wall hangings, furniture cove...

  • Dining Dish: Former O'Naturals to be under 'Local' control

    Jay Villani and friends at Local 188 (685 Congress St. in Portland) are taking over the former O'Naturals space on Exchange Street and are working on remodeling the place. The new restaurant is reportedly going to be called...

  • Out & About: Portland Chamber Music Festival features 2 Mainers

    Earlier sunsets and fields aglow with goldenrods signal the beginning of the end of the summer arts and entertainment season. But there's still plenty of A&E to come, with August highlighted by a pair of very similar annual chamber music festivals in Portland and Damariscotta. The s...

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring mysterious Malaga Island in Phippsburg

    Step back a century, and explore a beautiful island in the far eastern reaches of Casco Bay. The Maine Coast Heritage Trust acquired 42-acre Malaga Island in 2001. Over the last few years they have created a one-mile loop trail around the spruce- and fir-forested island. Today the only obvious sign...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 5 - 16

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Art Call for Assorted Tapestries, for The Long Island Dodwell Gallery fall exhibit, local artists can submit 1-3 pieces of hand made fabric arts, including wall hangings, furniture cove...

  • 'Waterproof' poems seek to inspire, uplift Portland pedestrians

    PORTLAND — Pedestrians walking along Congress Street in the East End can now find the musings of Maine's poet laureate, Betsy Sholl, encased in Plexiglas outside the main entrance of the St. Lawrence Arts Center. "Love Song with Departure" is the inaugural poem in the ...