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  • 7 wonderfully Maine-centric Halloween costumes that are cheap & easy to make

    Celebrate Halloween AND your favorite state with these Maine-centric Halloween costume ideas. Read on

  • One Longfellow’s Live & Local music series returns with Talons of Spring & The Beat Horizon

    Take in some free tunes from Andi Fawcett at Easy Day in South Portland, check out SPACE Gallery’s Fall Music Film Series as they present 20,000 Days on Earth, be a part of Covered in Bees new music video, give it all you’ve got at open mics at both The Thirsty Pig and Bull Feeney’s and tons more fun for your Tuesday night! Check it out. Read on

  • Creepy Cocktails: 4 boozy, easy-to-make Halloween treats for grown-ups

    Let the kids have their candy. Adults can sip the cocktail version of Candy Corn, Tootsie Rolls and two more drinks you can make at home. Read on

  • Equal-opportunity lampooning and plenty of wit in Public Theatre’s “The Cocktail Hour”

    Gurney never allows the play's potentially more serious side to undercut the humor for long. There may have been a deeper drama lurking in the back of Gurney's mind but this one stands fast as a witty variation on an old-style comedy of manners. Read on

  • Easy Day in South Portland serves up Detroit-style pizza that will turn your pizza world upside down

    The restaurant and bowling alley on Broadway also has an outdoor patio and windows that provide views of the Fore River and downtown Portland Read on

  • Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland’s West End opens TONIGHT

    After a jam-packed "soft opening" weekend, chef Cara Stadler's casual Asian restaurant is already on the hot list. Read on

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    MusicVia Portland Press Herald

    All-day music festival could come to Portland’s Eastern Prom next summer

    City councilors will be asked to approve the event for sometime in August. Read on

  • A Q&A with Natalie Merchant: She returns to Portland this Thursday at State Theatre

    Earlier this year singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, 50, released her first album of original songs since 2001’s “Motherland.” The self-titled collection of songs is deeply personal, and Merchant’s voice hasn’t lost any of its haunting timbre. She was due to play in Portland last July, but a sudden illness sidetracked those plans. She’s back in good… Read on

  • Barreled Souls Brewing lives up to the mythical origins it garnered at Beer Camp this summer

    Here's a bold statement: Barreled Souls might have the hippest tasting room in Maine. I know how incendiary that sounds based on the number of chic tasting rooms in the state right now, but believe me, this room oozes cool. Read on

  • Contest: Win a pair of tickets to Harvest on the Harbor’s sold out Brews, Booze & Blues BBQ

    The Brew, Blues & Brew Barbecue is one of Harvest on the Harbor's highlights. It's an evening of barbecue eating and beer drinking, with plenty of sampling to go around and live music to fill out the atmosphere. And we're giving away five (5) pairs of tickets right here. Read on

  • What turns you on? 6 truths about what gets men & women all hot & bothered

    For everyone that is secretly anxious that they be terrible in the sack, I have some great news: It's a total crap shoot. But there are some interesting facts that I've learned about arousal and turn-ons that can lead you in the right direction. Read on

  • Where’s the beef? The return of the classic butcher shop

    The revival of the neighborhood butcher shop is strong in Maine, with master butchers relying on nose-to-tail butchery and the bounty from local farms. Read on

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    Photos: Ghoulwill Ball @ The Portland Club

    The Portland Club was a freaky-fun place when 220 costumed characters showed up for the Ghoulwill Ball. Motor Booty Affair kept the crowd dancing and all this ghoulish fun raised money for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England to help people find jobs. Read on

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