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  • Dishin' That: Closing time for the 'Creative Consulting Team'

    Although no less creative, my Restaurant Creative Consulting Team has disbanded. The common denominator of working a near-illegal number of hours, at the same quirky place, is now a factor for only one of us. We’re still close in the way women who share murky secrets and harrowing ex...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 5-18

    Greater Portland Film "Gemma Bovery," Friday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9, 2 p.m., $8, students $6, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, pmamovies.org.

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 27 - Feb. 7

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, "Black & White Artwork" of any media for next exhibit of Long Island Dodwell Gallery, contact Maggie Carle, artsprits@myfairpoint.net or 766-2940; hanging date Sunday 1/31....

  • Out & About: ‘Spitfire Grill’ tops broad spectrum of musical fare

    A broad and substantial portion of the musical spectrum radiates across southern Maine over the next week. In Portland, “The Spitfire Grill” is an exemplar of dark, minor-key musical theater, a genre of stagecraft that typically deals with the bright and shiny facets of life. G...

  • The Great Outdoors: Snowshoeing the Cousins River Trail in Freeport

    For an invigorating mid-winter snowshoe hike close to home, check out the 3/4-mile long Cousins River Trail. This scenic trail is a joint project of the Casco Bay YMCA and the Freeport Conservation Trust. Park at the far end of the YMCA parking lot off Route 1 in Freeport (just south of th...

  • Out & About: 'Hairspray,' 'Headcase' are upcoming best bets

    One of the most popular Broadway shows of recent times is my top pick of the tix over the next week or so, as Portland Ovations presents a touring professional production of “Hairspray” Jan. 28-29 at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium. On the surface, “Hairspray” i...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 20 - 31

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Longfellow Chorus Call for Singers, looking for experienced community choral singers in all vocal categories for Feb. 27-28 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 203rd Birthday Choral Concerts, Charles...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 13 - 24

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Freeport Players Open Auditions, comedy roles for adults, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, for Apr. 9-25 and/or July performances, Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrook St, Freeport.

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 6 - 17

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Saturday 1/9

  • New spaces for old places

    Walter's, a popular lunchtime spot for downtown workers, planned to reopen in its new, larger space Dec. 29. The restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, is now located on Union Street, at 2 Portland Square. Walter's plans to be open until midnight and will offer a new bar menu. There's ...