Arts & Culture

Comedy Night - OOB

Comedy Night - OOB

Comedy Night - To benefit the class of 2011

April 1, 7pm

 

Kevin Burke and Cal Scott at One Longfellow Square

Kevin Burke and Cal Scott at One Longfellow Square

 

 

 

Kevin Burke and Cal Scott at One Longfellow Square

Saturday, March 26, 2011 8:00 PM

($20 adv/$23 door, 8pm)

Featuring The Irish Session Suite: 10 traditional tunes arranged for String Quartet. This segment of the show will feature young local musicians, students of Lauren Rioux, playing in quartet with Kevin and Cal.

Legendary Irish fiddler Kevin Burke of Bothy Band and Patrick Street fame teams up with versatile American guitarist Cal Scott in celebration of their critically acclaimed release Across the Black River.

 

Since the early 1970’s Kevin has been a well-known figure in the Irish music world.

UNLEASHED: A Documentary Film and Concert from MARION GRACE at One Longfellow Square

UNLEASHED: A Documentary Film and Concert from MARION GRACE at One Longfellow Square

UNLEASHED: A Documentary Film and Concert from MARION GRACE at One Longfellow Square

 

Thursday, March 24, 2011   8:00 PM

 

A showing of the documentary film created at Marion Grace's sold out CD Release concert at Port City Music Hall one year ago in Portland. The documentary was filmed by Acadia Studios and this night will feature the premiere screening of this film as well as live music performances by the band and special guests. Marion Grace was conceived years ago by namesake lead singer and songwriter Ralph Marion Graceffa and the current members have been together since 2008. The name Marion Grace is anchored to a childhood memory of a woman met through pictures and stories only, but is a person they will all carry in remembrance through the spirit and Grace of the music. The band is a family of musicians with a core group of players that write and shape the material.

Soul Night with Adam and the Waxmen at One Longfellow Square

Soul Night with Adam and the Waxmen at One Longfellow Square

Soul Night with Adam and the Waxmen at One Longfellow Square

Friday, March 18, 2011   8:00 PM


One day a man described my music as “Buttery blue-eyed soul”. I don’t know if it’s because I had blue eyes and I kind of sounded like a black man singing some soulful music; but whatever it was, it sure released my soulful being and I took it as a compliment.

Steve Forbert at One Longfellow Square

Steve Forbert at One Longfellow Square

Steve Forbert at One Longfellow Square

Friday, March 25, 2011   8:00 PM

Given the mythic nature of Forbert’s early career, one can be forgiven for wondering what he’s done since parting company with Geffen Records after they released The American in Me in 1992.

Italia 150 Portland Celebrates Anniversary of Italy’s Unification

Italia 150 Portland Celebrates Anniversary of Italy’s Unification

Portland, Maine, March, 2011---The 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy – from a collection of independent city states to what eventually became the modern Republic of Italy – occurs in March 2011.  Italia 150 Portland, to be held Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at The Portland Company at 58 Fore Street, celebrates Italian tradition and the influence modern Italy has in the USA and Maine through quality farm to table food, drink, art, fashion and design. 

The event begins with a cocktail hour and dinner prepared by Chef Lee Skawinski of Cinque Terre (named by Epicurious.com as one of the “Top Ten Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the U.S.”) and Vignola , features Italian and Italian-inspired art installati

Children's book release event at the Portland Public Library

Children's book release event at the Portland Public Library

Portland Public Library to celebrate the release of WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER? a new book by children's author Gail Donovan
Saturday, March 12 1:00-4:00pm

Join the Portland Public Library as they celebrate the release of a new children's novel by Portland writer, Gail Donovan, WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER?  The event will be held in the Rines Auditorium on March 12th with a live bug zoo, bug games, goodie bags, a reading, and a book signing.

The humorous novel features fifth-grader Bailey Blecker whose classroom has been attacked by an all too common problem--head lice.  The book will be launched with a family event featuring all sorts of bugs, but fortunately no lice.  Children ages 5-12 are welcome to experience the Live Bug Zoo with naturalist, Tony Sohn at 1:30 PM and enjoy bug games, giveaways, and goodies ongoing from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.  Books will be for sale and author Gail Donovan will be on hand to autograph them.