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  • Gunther Brown plays Blue in Portland tonight

    Don’t miss a great night of indie pop-rock at Bayside Bowl with Forget, Forget, The Loose Canyons & Jargon Party, Geno’s gets crushed by the doom metal sounds of Morne, Ramlord, Xiphoid Dementia & Mugwart, Darlingside, The Ballroom Thieves & The Ghost of Paul Revere team up for SMACFest at Stone Mountain Arts Center, Clara Junken plays a free show at b.good in the Old Port, and a ton more fun times for your finally Friday! Read on

  • Theater review: Stellar music and cast bring Stephen King’s “Ghost Brothers” to life

    As creators work out the kinks, the supernatural musical has huge potential. Read on

  • The Portland Arcade is cheap, nostalgic fun: $5 unlimited play on an Atari, pinball, video games or at the pool table

    It's hidden in an odd apartment-like space and there's not much for food or drink, but if you want a place to hang out and play video games for hours, Portland Arcade is a great deal. Read on

  • Friday Happy Hour: The Manhattan

    A classic cocktail made with bourbon or rye, the Manhattan is the perfect drink to sip on a cold evening. Read on

  • Take a fascinating look at an art forger in the documentary ‘Art And Craft’ at SPACE on Friday

    Landis, whose career as an art forger is depicted in "Art And Craft," is one of the most eccentrically lonely criminals ever seen on film. Read on

  • In’finiti is ready to wow with their new star chef

    A new chef is setting an exciting standard for fine cooking at this well established Old Port gastro-pub, In'Finiti Fermentation and Distillation. Read on

  • Frugal Friday find: 5 Maine-made gifts under $10

    Is that Alexander Hamilton burning a hole in your pocket? Here's five ways to fix that. Read on

  • Damariscotta’s Animal House stretches its holistic paws into Westbrook

    The Animal House is a family-owned business from the Damariscotta area that has now wagged its way onto Westbrook’s Main Steet. The store is positioned as a holistic destination for pet lovers with only natural products and free nutritional consultations. Meet the founder, Aubrey Martin, and discover the story behind this Maine business. Read on

  • Based on the action alone, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ is entertaining. Lawrence further elevates it

    In a film that cranks up the action even more than the first two movies, Lawrence's work grows even stronger as she commands attention with each word, phrase and breath. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 restaurants worth the drive from Portland for Thanksgiving

    Those who don't want to cook and serve the holiday feast at home have plenty of options in and around Portland. If you want to make more of a day of it, however, consider heading out of town to one of these coastal or mountain destinations. And if you'd rather not drive home afterwards, they also have guest rooms. Read on

  • Snacktime: It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day, new Otto in SoPo close to opening, revamped brunch menu at Zapoteca, and more

    Celebrate the annual release of France's famous "new" wine, stock up on holiday cookies without having to bake, and get ready for Otto Pizza near the Maine Mall. Read on

  • What the heck is the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association? A library, a gallery and maybe the next great arts venue in Maine

    They won't give you free oil changes, but this might be the next best music venue in Portland. Read on

  • 5 ways to bring beer into your Thanksgiving

    When I first started writing about beer, the idea of bringing beer to the Thanksgiving table was one that would elicit more than a few brow raises and questionable looks. Read on

  • A look inside the just-opened Portland Food Co-op! Grand opening Dec. 10

    Portland shoppers, most of whom were members, arrived en mass at the newly opened Portland Food- Co-op. Lines were slow at the check-out but no one minded so thrilled for the store to be finally open. Read on

  • 11 things I learned on social media this week

    I learn something new from social media every day. From the brilliant to the mundane to the insulting. Read on

  • Order the ribs and the fried catfish. Seriously. Moe’s Original Bar B Que in South Portland

    If you're like me and occasionally find yourself pining for some good catfish, what they're serving up at Moe's is the real deal. South Portland, near the mall, is the last place I expected to find it. Read on

  • For Thanksgiving dinner without the fuss, make a reservation at one of these 25 Maine restaurants

    Don't feel like doing all that cooking, cleaning up and catering to everyone's different dietary requirements on Thanksgiving? Maine restaurants are here to save your turkey day. Read on

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