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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 Calendar: Feb. 26-March 11

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 2/26 “The Contest” author talk with James Hurley, noon-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Tuesday...

  • Bath theater battles winter blues with 'Cabin Fevah Relievah'

    BATH — The weather outside may be frightful, but it should be delightful inside the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 22. That's when the Studio Theatre of Bath is presenting "Cabin Fevah Relievah," an evening of song, dance, comedy, improvisation and drama, to chase the...

  • Out & About: 'Into the Woods' is topnotch community theater

    It’s not hard to pick this week’s top item on the arts and entertainment calendar. Lyric Music Theater, a community company that has been producing musicals in southern Maine since 1952, has mounted an outstanding production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 19-March 4

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 2/26 “The Contest” author talk with James Hurley, noon-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

  • Out & About: Kargul-Lantz duo in romantic concert

    Friday is Valentine’s Day, and a pair of Maine’s top classical musicians have a very intriguing concert planned for the date. Pianist Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz will present a concert titled “To Clara, With Love,” which explores the passionate relationship betwee...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 12-25

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 2/14 A Valentine for Seamus Heaney: Reading and Remembering, 7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, $5. Saturday 2/...

  • Out & About: ‘Becky’s New Car’ is a comic, emotional ride

    The vitality of southern Maine’s performing arts scene is evident this week, with interesting offerings by a variety of producers and presenters. Tops in the theater department is “Becky’s New Car,” a romantic comedy revolving around mid-life crisis and a woman who ...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 5-18

    Greater Portland Film Banff Mountain Film Festival, Feb. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, $17 advance, $20 at door, student discounts apply. Thursday 2/6