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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...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 9 - 20

    First Parish in Portland, Unitarian Universalist, will present its 83rd annual "Pageant of the Nativity" at 4:45 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13 in the historic Meeting House at 425 Congress St., in downtown Portland. The pageant features a cast of nearly 80 people, is told by music and scripture, w...

  • Out & About: 'Tis the season for music

    With Thanksgiving behind us, attention turns to the next big holiday on the calendar: Christmas. And that means a blizzard of Christmas music over the next three weeks. But not entirely. Among southern Maine's top choices is this weekend's "Christmas at the Cathedral," the annual con...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 2 - 13

    Greater Portland Auditions, Call for Art Call for Artists, Freeport High School Holiday Art and Craft fair, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, table rentals for both days, $20, contact kimberlymedsker@gmail.com.  Cape Elizabeth Arts Commission is accepting...

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring Great Pond in Cape Elizabeth

    There is nothing quite like a peaceful walk in a beautiful setting to strengthen family ties over the holidays and help control expanding waistlines. For an easy-to-get-to two-mile walk, check out the Great Pond Trail adjacent to Route 77 and the Kettle Cove Road in Cape Elizabeth. ...

  • Maine State Ballet seasonal favorite features talent from throughout southern Maine

    FALMOUTH — For many, hearing just a few bars of "The Nutcracker" conjures up nostalgic memories of the first time they heard Tchaikovsky's enchanting music and saw the magical ballet. For many of the dancers in the Maine State Ballet Company, who have grown up performing ann...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 25 - Dec. 6

    Greater Portland Auditions, Call for Art Call for Artists, Freeport High School Holiday Art and Craft fair, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, table rentals for both days, $20, contact kimberlymedsker@gmail.com.  Cape Elizabeth Arts Commission is accepting...

  • Eating Well: Meeting holiday kitchen challenges with confidence

    The best thing about "Stonewall Kitchen Winter Celebrations: Special Recipes for Family and Friends" by Stonewall Kitchen co-founders Jim Stott and Jonathan King with Maine food author Kathy Gunst (Chronicle Books 2009. $19.95) – other than the Stott photographs showing you how the finis...

  • Out & About: Arlo Guthrie, Peter Serkin and Oratorio Chorale

    Coming up on the last full week of the "regular" arts and entertainment season – noting that the month-long torrent of Christmas-oriented performances starts on Thanksgiving weekend – let's highlight three fine events for music aficionados. Arlo Guthrie, son of America's famous...