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Camp closes; curfew passes; activism continues

Let's just say it: The first phase of OccupyMaine ended with a fizzle, not a bang. The showing at Friday's 10 pm deadline for Occupiers to be out of Lincoln Park was poor.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 17, 2012

Occupy camp moves nearer gov’t surveillance cameras

In the wake of an early-morning bomb attack in Lincoln Park, the OccupyMaine protestors have moved their tents and community areas to a location closer to government buildings equipped with surveillance cameras.
Occupation Update
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 28, 2011

OccupyMaine sets up camp

After a rain-drenched initial weekend, the folks at OccupyMaine's area in Monument Square have settled in for the long haul.
Activism Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 07, 2011

Review: Upstairs at the Public Market House

Everybody likes a scrappy tale of redemption. So when a scrappy redemption actually succeeds, it is especially gratifying. Perhaps that explains why it is so pleasant to sit upstairs at the Public Market House.
Gustatory altitude
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 21, 2011

The circus came to town

In the days leading up to November 2, voters here and across the country heard a lot about the Tea Party — what various wins and losses would mean for the staying power of this relatively new political phenomenon, which candidates represented real Tea
Tea Party
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 05, 2010

Naked Shakespeare at Monument Square

Shakespeare in the Square.It's no Fairyland. But thereis a beer garden. Naked Shakespeare |  207.854.0065 |  Monument Square, Portland | Sep 13: "Sonnets & Soliloquies"...
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Street musicians at First Friday Art Walk, Portland, August 6

With the Tower/Building of Song on hiatus while its creators move apartments (again), the street-music scene on First Friday was quieter than in recent months. But that left more aural room for buskers along Congress Street.
Music seen
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 13, 2010

Crimes + hoaxes

Portlanders collectively sucked in their breath with fear when the story broke last Tuesday morning on Facebook and the local news media: a 20-something woman had reported to police that she had been attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of men whil
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 30, 2010

Zach Jones + Holy Boys Danger Club in Monument Square

In Portland, today's free Alive at Five concert features the overlapping pop and rock talents of Zach Jones and Holy Boys Danger Club. The event...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010

Ramping up safe-drinking strategies

It'll come as no surprise to anyone who was out and about during the long, hot, holiday weekend that Portland's drinking and nightlife scenes get a little bit more . . . intense during the summer months.
Summer Nights
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 09, 2010

Eric Bettencourt at Monument Square

The first Alive at Five concert of the year kicks off the series with Bimpy-winning folkie Eric Bettencourt and rock from the Lucid. That's free,...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010

Anti-War rally + David Swanson reading

And if your political fires are still burning after this week's election, activist DAVID SWANSON is in town for a 5 pm anti-war rally in Monument Square,...
By webteam  |  November 05, 2009

Naked Shakespeare in Monument Square

The actors behind Acorn Productions’ NAKED SHAKESPEARE troupe are responding to the stupefying loss of their performance space with all the shrewdness of a shrewd...
By webteam  |  September 16, 2009

Alive at 5! Clash of the Titans

  The final Alive at 5! concert of the summer, making up a postponed date in July, is a Clash of the Titans bout with...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009

Dominic and the Lucid &Pete Kilpatrick Band

 Your weekly beer garden matinee at Monument Square’s Alive at 5! concert series offers full sets from local pop/rock titans DOMINIC AND THE LUCID and...
By webteam  |  August 05, 2009

All the Real Girls with Leftovers

Tonight's Alive at 5! show features another gig by Elijah Ocean, as his group All the Real Girls headline the early-evening festival, with openers the...
By webteam  |  July 29, 2009

Monument Square

And in Monument Square during happy hour, there's a chance to catch up on some Clash of the Titans nights you may have missed. Local...
By webteam  |  July 15, 2009

Alive at 5!

The Alive at 5! concert series is back in season, with a recession-friendly local focus. Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia play their last gig...
By webteam  |  July 08, 2009