"Heroes & Heroines," A Mother’s Day Organ Concert with Katelyn Emerson on the Kotzschmar Organ, livestreamed Friday, May 7, on-demand through May 31. For more information and links, see Music. (Photo of Katelyn Emerson by Dave Brown)
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BENEFITS

Maine Jewish Museum Virtual Art Auction | Bidding through May 9 | Auction link at mainejewishmuseum.org/

MAY 1

“A Dramatic Affair” | Virtual evening of plays by local playwrights | Performed by Mad Horse Theatre Company | 8pm | Donations benefit Congregation Bet Ha’am | Info and registration at bethaam.org/gala/

MAY 6

Castaway for Conservation to benefit Sebago Trout Unlimited’s conservation programs | The Depot at Thompsons Point | Noble BBQ, beer, fly rod demos, raffle | 5-9pm | $20, under 16 free | CDC guidelines | bit.ly/3gtsnpj

MAY 8

A Garden Serenade | Opera Maine open-air performance at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth | 4-6pm | $60, tax deductible | Food, wine and water provided | Covid-compliant | Limited seating, RSVP by May 1 | More info at operamaine.org/events/serenades-concerts/

DANCE

MAY 4

Riley Watts: First Look | Commissioned Maine Artist Virtual Preview with conversation, 2nd in series of 5 | Free | 4pm | Portland Ovations | Register once for any and all | boxoffice.porttix.com/portland-ovations-first-looks

FILM

Local virtual film venues: Portland Museum of Art: portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings | Frontier, Brunswick: explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema | The Apohadion:
theapohadiontheater.com/

“Malni – towards the ocean, towards the shore” | A film in Chinuk Wawa and English | Apohadion Theater | Through May 7 | $12 | 3-day rental | bit.ly/3eak3Ia

“David’s Voice” | Short documentary about Portland’s classical vocalist David Worobec and his miniature stage productions | Free on Vimeo: bit.ly/2OfvHse

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

APRIL 28

Bringing Nature Home | “The Birds of Maine” | 4-session online course on growing native species | Maine Audubon | 4-5pm | Free for members, $7 public | For more info and to register, bit.ly/3d2OX5K

Sustainability Series | Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants | Wild Seed Project founder Heather McCargo | 5:30-7pm | Portland Public Library | More info and Zoom link at portlandlibrary.com/events/sustainability-series-native-plants/

MAY 1

Identifying Warblers | Doug Hitchcox | Maine Audubon | 7-8:30pm | Free | For more information and to register, bit.ly/3gvtepf

MAY 5

Special Species Webinar: Nightjars | Maine Natural History Observatory with ecologist Logan Parker on bird monitoring in Maine | 6-7:30pm | Free | Info at mainenaturalhistory.org/node/538

Bringing Nature Home | “Top Plants and Tools for Picking Them” | 4-session online course on growing native species | Maine Audubon | 4-5pm | Free for members, $7 public | For more info and to register, bit.ly/2QRrJqD

MAY 6

Analyzing the Mysteries of Avian Migration | Maine Audubon | 6:30pm | Free | For more info and to register, bit.ly/3gvj1t3

MAY 11

Striped Bass in Scarborough Marsh, the Gulf of Maine and Beyond | Virtual lecture by Zachary Whitener of GMRI | Free | 6:30pm | Scarborough Public Library and Friends of Scarborough Marsh | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/3xjdls0

MAY 12

Begin Again Series | Reckoning with Intolerance in Maine | Curator panel will review systemic racism in Maine for the past 500 years | Maine Historical Society | Free, open to the public | Registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Bringing Nature Home | “Grow Your Own Native Plants” | 4-session online course on growing native species | Maine Audubon | 4-5pm | Free for members, $7 public | For more info and to register, bit.ly/3v3cOZs

ONGOING

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Portland Chapter | First Saturday of every month | 9-10:30am | Free | email to receive link: [email protected] |
To learn more, visit citizensclimatelobbymaine.weebly.com/ | 415-6556

OUT Maine Emerging Leaders | Online LGBTQ+ group for young adults, 18-22 | Free | Every other Monday 2:30-3:30pm | Registration: bit.ly/3hRxlJw

OUT Maine Youth Programs | Online LGBTQ+ groups and programs for ages 11-22 | Free | Info at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs

HEALTH/SUPPORT

Virtual Rainbow Ball | Out Maine connects queer artists with LGBTQ+ teens | Workshops, shows, exhibits | March 10 thru Mid-May | Free, ages 13-17 | Information and sign-up at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs/virtual-rb

APRIL 28

Read Your Mind: YA authors Lisa Allen-Agostini and I.W. Gregorio discuss racism and differing cultural perceptions of mental health | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library | bit.ly/2Qc84RS

MAY 4

Breaking the Stigma: The Importance of Discussing Mental Health | Community conversation with panel of speakers | 6:30-7:30pm | Falmouth Memorial Library | More info and registration at bit.ly/3exyQwW

ONGOING

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Weekly support group as well as mom-to-mom support on an ongoing basis | Fridays 10am | Free to Maine residents | Private facebook group with Doula/Lactation consultant, bit.ly/3wgsycS

Relation-Ship-It book group for teens, discussing LGBTQ relationships through YA fiction | Portland and Lewiston Libraries in partnership with SARSSM and TTD | For info visit: portlandlibrary.com/series/relation-ship-it-teen-book-group/

Trans Youth Support Group | Ages 12-17 | 2nd, 4th Tuesdays | Free | 5-6pm | Sign up at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs/trans-youth

Cultivating Mindfulness | Meditation and discussion with Anne Gosling | Fridays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/

Remote Support Groups, Mon-Thurs, hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | For info and schedules visit namimaine.org/remotesupportgroups

Recovery Yoga | SeaChange Yoga | for people in recovery from substance use disorder | Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:20pm | Free | seachangeyoga.org/recovery-yoga

Chair Yoga with Martha Williams | Thomas Memorial Library Zoom | 2nd Wednesday of the month | 11:30am-12:30pm | More info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/chair-yoga-3/

LITERARY ARTS

APRIL 28

“Margreete’s Harbor” | Eleanor Morse talks with Neela Vaswani | Print: A Bookstore | 7pm | Free | Registration: printbookstore.com/event/morse

National Poetry Month Kickoff | Presented by Maine State Library and Maine Humanities Council | 6-7pm | Info at curtislibrary.libcal.com/event/7724196

“Meet the Author:” Zoom with novelist Jim Nichols at Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library

APRIL 29

“Driving the Green Book” with Alvin Hall | Curtis Memorial Library Webinar  | 6:30-7:30pm | Info at curtislibrary.libcal.com/event/7609662

Meet the Author: Jim Nichols | 7-8pm | Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell, 925-3177 | Free Zoom event | Visit hobbslibrary.org/

APRIL 30

Zimpritch Poetry Symposium | Public Reading featuring Tina Chang and CEHS student poets | 6:30-7:30pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | For more info and to register: thomasmemoriallibrary.org/zimpritch-poetry-
symposium/

MAY 3

RESCHEDULED to May 17 Poets on the Square | Poetry reading by USM’s Stonecoast MFA program | 6-7pm | Free | Congress Square Park at Congress and High St. | congresssquarepark.org/events/

MAY 4

“Shredding Paper” The Rise and Fall of Maine’s Mighty Paper Industry | Book Talk with Michael G. Hillard | Maine Historical Society | Free, open to the public | Registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Building Magic: A Middle Grade Fantasy Panel | Ellen Booraem, Leah Cypess and Deva Fagan discuss their craft | Print: A Bookstore | 6:30pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/mgfp

MAY 5

“The Founder’s Mentality” | Authors @ the Library noontime talk with Chris Zook | Free | Scarborough Public Library | For more info and to register, visit scarboroughlibrary.org/adults/events

MAY 6

“Olympus, Texas” | Stacey Swann with Richard Russo | Print: A Bookstore | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/swann

“Second Chances” A Marine, His Dog, and Finding Redemption | Virtual talk with Craig Grossi and Monica Wood | Longfellow Books and MWPA | 7pm | Info and registration: bit.ly/3axgbQu

“The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine” | Zoom book talk with Yousef Bashir | 7pm | Free | JCA of Southern Maine | Register by May 5 | bit.ly/3dHeQbV

MAY 7

First Friday Author Talk | Meghan Sterling discusses “These Few Seeds” | 7pm | Mechanics Hall in partnership with Print: A Bookstore | Free and open to the public | Registration required | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

MAY 10

“The Light of Days” The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos | talk with Judy Batalion | JCA in partnership with JCC Literary Consortium | 8pm | Free, or $36 for book/shipping | bit.ly/32EuAGo

MAY 11

Book Launch: Gibson Fay-LeBlanc’s new collection, “Deke Dangle Dive” | With Jaed Coffin, Lewis Robinson, Samaa Abduraqib | 7pm | Mechanics Hall together with Print: A Bookstore and SPACE | Free | More info and registration at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Neesha Hudson book launch | “Turtle in a Tree” | Print: A Bookstore | 4:30pm | Free | info and registration at bit.ly/2RZNUfb

MAY 12

“Song of Ourselves” Walt Whitman and the Fight for Democracy, with Mark Edmundson | Mechanics Hall and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia | Free | More info and registration at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

MAY 13

Virtual Spotlight Lecture Series | Jenny Offill talks about “Weather” | Portland Public Library together with the BTS Center and Print: A Bookstore | 4-5:15pm | Free | Info and registration at bit.ly/3xpMmLJ

ONGOING

Be a part of Maine history by contributing your story of life during COVID-19 to the Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Network | Details and guidelines for story submission on mainememory.net/mymainestories.

Free Ebooks for Students | Commemorate the end of World War II | Free military history downloads | also African-American and Latino history downloads | ebooksforstudents.org/.

MUSEUMS

Maine Jewish Museum | Through May 7 | “The Past is Present” Gerry Holzman; “Falling into Place” Penelope Jones; “Meeting Hall Maine” Michelle Hauser | 267 Congress St., Portland  | Open 12-4pm, Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri | mainejewishmuseum.org/

MUSIC

APRIL 28

Tango Caliente! | Portland Symphony Orchestra On-Demand concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10  | Through May 28 | portlandsymphony.org/event/tango-caliente/

Tune-Yards | Party in Action Livestream | State Theatre | 9pm | $15 with post-stream Q&A | statetheatreportland.com/events/tune-yards

Ben Cosgrove, Max Garcia Conover, Griffin Sherry & Rattlesnake Arm | Out of the Blue Livestream Series | 7pm | Port City Blue | facebook.com/portcityblue

APRIL 29

CAAMP 5th Anniversary Livestream | 9pm | $23 | statetheatreportland.com/events/caamp/

Palaver Strings presents Metamorphosis | Strauss and Schoenberg | Free | 7:15pm pre-concert conversation | 8pm livestream on State Theatre’s Youtube and Facebook pages | Info at statetheatreportland.com/events/palaver-strings-metamorphosis/

APRIL 30

Sound Check: Dave Gutter | Indie Rock | Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden | 7:30pm | $10 advance seats, camdenoperahouse.com/shows | Free livestream on Facebook: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

Castlebay | Celtic Folk Duo | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | More info at cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 1

Meraki | Eclectic | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | Visit cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 6

Titus Abbott | Saxophone, clarinet | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through May 19 | Visit bit.ly/32E7KPa

MAY 7

Heroes & Heroines | A Mother’s Day Organ Concert with Katelyn Emerson and the Kotzschmar Organ | Livestream 7pm | Pay what you choose, starting at $10 | Info and tickets at foko.org/event/heroes-heroines-with-katelyn-emerson/

Sound Check: Gordon Thomas Ward | Folk Americana storyteller | Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden | 7:30pm | $10 advance seats, camdenoperahouse.com/shows | Free livestream: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

Denny Breau | Folk/Blues/Jazz | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | More info at cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 8

The Jessica Rabbits | Jazz quintet | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | more info at cadenzafreeport.com

Heroes & Heroines | Mother’s Day Organ Concert with Katelyn Emerson on the Kotzschmar Organ | On-demand tickets through May 31 | Tickets from $10 | foko.org/event/heroes-heroines-with-katelyn-emerson/

MAY 12

POPS! Nothin’ But the Blues | Jayce Ogren guest conductor, Shayna Steele vocals | Pay what you can, from $10  | On demand through June 11 | More info at portlandsymphony.org/event/nothin-but-the-blues/

MAY 13

Matthew Smith and Peipei Song | Duo Session – Cello and Piano | Palaver Strings | 7-8pm | Pay what you can | palaverstrings.org/events

ONGOING

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

Irish Night at Blue Virtual Concert Series | Wednesdays 8pm on Facebook | bit.ly/2Ebi60a for info and schedule.

Auburn UU Open Mic and Poetry Slam | 7:30pm, second Friday of the month | The Pleasant Note Coffeehouse | Zoom link at facebook.com/auburnuu

THEATER

“Bad Dates” | Portland Stage | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | Live performances through May 2 | Digital on Demand April 28-May 16 | Details at portlandstage.org

MAY 6

“… That’s What SHE Said!” by Michael J. Tobin | Through May 22 | Thurs 7pm | Fri/Sat 7:30pm | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Reservations at 207-747-5434 | Masks required | Visit thefootlightstheatre.com

MAY 11

dee Clarke, Playwright: First Look | Commissioned Maine Artist Virtual Preview with conversation, 3rd in series of 5 | Free | 4pm | Portland Ovations | Register once for any and all | More info at boxoffice.porttix.com/portland-ovations-first-looks

VISUAL ARTS

MAY 1

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Paintings in Oil” through May 30 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-5pm | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

MAY 7

LumenARRRT! projection and music in Monument Square with Kneeling Art Photography Project by Titi de Baccarat | 8-9:30pm | Learn more at: lumenarrt.wordpress.com/ and
thekneelingartphotography.com/

ONGOING

“East End in Bloom” | Fabric flower installation by Nina Naylor and community volunteers | East End Community School fence | 195 North St., Portland | On display through May.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-3pm | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | “Gargantua & Lilliputian” through May 15 |  “Things Seemed to Be Breaking” through May 22 | covestreetarts.com

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | “Maine: The Painted State” | Through May 29 | greenhutgalleries.com

“Missing Maine Landscapes” | Work by 17 UMVA artists | Virtual showing | umvagallery.wixsite.com/exhibits | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | info: [email protected]

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | “MMPA Antidote,” mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org, featuring Maine art and artists | updated regularly with interviews and Q&As.

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX