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  • Halloween, pumpkin smashing, Brewers Fest & Portland Beer Week: 12 things to do in Maine this weekend

    There are Halloween parties galore all over the state plus some scary silent films for folks who like to freak out quietly. And Saturday, when Halloween is just a candy-coated memory, head to Dayton for some old fashioned pumpkin smashing. This weekend also marks the start of Portland Beer Week. Read on

  • Halloween (and Halloween Eve) shows in Portland for live local music

    Whether your costume is clever, crafty, cute or curious, put it on and get out there because I've got one Halloween Eve and two Halloween night shows for your consideration. Read on

  • #metweetup | Binga’s Stadium | October 30, 2014

    Tonight's question (in honor of Halloween) was: "What's the scariest thing about Twitter?" Read on

  • The buzz is all Bramhall: down-low cool on Congress with cheap drinks and a small menu

    Starting at 5:00 PM a steady stream of devotees flock to the Bramhall for good cheer and food because it's the quintessential neighborhood pub. Read on

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    Halloween Guide!

    Halloween parties, haunted houses and plenty of live music on Oct. 31. Plus Maine-centric Halloween costume ideas (that are easy to make) and Halloween cocktails (that are easy to drink). All things Halloween right here. Read on

  • “Nightcrawler” explores the ethically challenged world of TV journalism

    "Nightcrawler," which opens Friday, was inspired by Gilroy's fascination with Los Angeles and its especially melodramatic – or some might say absurdly sensationalistic – TV news coverage. Read on

  • Snacktime: Arrows becoming The Velveteen Habit, Maine Pie Line closing and more

    If you had your heart set on Halverson Humble Pie for Thanksgiving, you'll have to make it yourself: Maine Pie Line closes up shop on Nov. 8. Read on

  • 12 fun events at Portland Beer Week Nov. 1-7: home brewing competitions, beer manicures and IPA tastings

    If you've been waiting for the right moment to immerse yourself in Portland's beer world, or you just want to get out on the town and celebrate our fair city's surplus of great beer and beer joints, Portland Beer Week is for you. Read on

  • Contemporary chamber music in one of Portland’s hippest settings: Portland Chamber Music Festival at SPACE

    "It's profound and groovy music, presented in Portland's hippest concert venue, performed by some crazy-awesome musicians," said violist Ralph Farris Read on

  • Holy mutt-trimony and a splashing good time at The Colony Hotel’s Dog-Lover Weekend

    The 11th Annual Colony Hotel's Dog Lover's Weekend was like falling down a rabbit hole and finding yourself in a furry wonderland. It might sound a bit barking mad but we celebrated holy mutt-trimony, ate with our dogs in the formal dining room and then turned the heated pool into a wagging aquarium. I have the story and photos to prove it - a whole pupparazzi slideshow that will make you want to wag along next year. Read on

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Portland to feature great menu of environmental and adventure films

    The 7th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is coming on Saturday, November 8th at 4:00 pm at USM's Abromson Center in Portland, and will feature a great menu of nine fun, inspiring and heart-thumping environmental and outdoor adventure films. Read on

  • “Freshman Class” of breweries featured Sunday

    A new Portland Beer Week event showcases new breweries in a fast-paced "Freshman Orientation" format. Read on

  • Under-the-radar horrors from the last year can liven up your at-home Halloween movie marathon

    While the studios toss a few horror flicks onto the big screen every year, they're traditionally a disappointment (although the adaptation of Joe Hill's "Horns" looks promising this time around), so those in the know book their own Halloween fright fests. Read on

  • Frankie Valli still loves touring: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons perform at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center Saturday

    The 80-year-old singer's career is still going strong, thanks in part to the success of the musical "Jersey Boys" and the film of it that came out this year. Read on

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