Bowdoin College commemorates Black History Month with a lecture by clinical psychologist Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum on Feb. 17 and a talk with civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson on Feb. 23. Both events are free and open to the public on Bowdoin's Facebook page.
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BENEFITS

FEBRUARY 17

Tibet House US Benefit Concert | Livestream | 8pm | $25 | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

COMEDY

FEBRUARY 19

Hunkered Down Comedy Showcase 3 | Free virtual show presented by The River Comics, Lewiston-Auburn | 9-10:30pm | Info and registration at bit.ly/3oX4O8F

DANCE

FEBRUARY 12

Five Days with Step Afrika! Virtual Seeking Resonance Series, Portland Ovations | Ages 5 and up | Pay what you can | Through Feb. 21 | portlandovations.org/event/five-days-with-step-afrika-virtual-series/

FILM

FEBRUARY 13

Quentin Tarantino | The Lounge Series Director Highlights | 6-9pm | Bar & light concessions | Thompsons Point, Portland | More information and reservations at
bit.ly/2Mwwvrx

FEBRUARY 14

ROMCOM Night | The Lounge Series Movie Night | 6-9pm | Bar & light concessions | Thompsons Point, Portland | More information and reservations at bit.ly/3r4Mvjl

FEBRUARY 19-21

Maine Jewish Film Festival Weekend Edition | “They Ain’t Ready for Me” and “Rosenwald” | Film streaming followed by discussion with Tamar Manassesh & Brad Rothschild on Feb. 21 at 7pm | More info and to register: bit.ly/3tthrMb

ONGOING

“The Reason I Jump” | Co-presented with Autism Society of Maine | Based on the book by Naoki Higashida, the film is an exploration of global neurodiversity through experiences of nonspeaking autistic people | portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/reason-i-jump | Learn more about autism at asmonline.org/

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

“The Hermit,” North Pond Hermit documentary | free stream on Vimeo:
vimeo.com/406217619

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FEBRUARY 10

Challenges and Choices in a Changing Arctic | Illustrated lecture about the Inuit of the North American Arctic | Camden Conference in partnership with the Portland Public Library | 12-1pm | Free | Information and registration: bit.ly/2MdAOrQ

FEBRUARY 11

Offshore Wind Energy and Wildlife – What’s Happening Along the East Coast and in Maine, with Dr. Wing Goodale | Coastal Mountains and Land Trust Series | Free via Zoom | Information on the event at librarycamden.org/event/cmlt-offshore-wind/ 

FEBRUARY 14

Goat Hike | Recreational, educational experience for children and adults | 1-3pm | $5-$15 | Ten Apple Farm, 21 Yarmouth Road, Gray | More info and COVID restrictions at tenapplefarm.com/wordpress/goathikes/

FEBRUARY 16

Making Herbal Salve: Two-Part Workshop Series with MOFGA | Feb. 16 and March 4 | 3-4pm | Abby Lydon of Dharma Farm | Sliding scale, up to $30 | details and registration at bit.ly/3psqdI7

FEBRUARY 17

First Franco: Albert Beliveau in Law, Politics and Love | Discussion with Douglas Rooks and Severin Beliveau | via Zoom with the Franco-American Collection, Lewiston | 4-5pm | Information and registration at bit.ly/2YnF7n3

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture by Dr. Beverly Tatum | Bowdoin College Black History Month program | 7-9pm | Free event on Bowdoin’s Facebook page | bit.ly/3pT4SI9

FEBRUARY 18

“True North: Finding the Essence of Aroostook” | Maine at 200 Series book talk with Kathryn Olmstead | 6-7pm | Free | Registration required at bit.ly/3tstz03

FEBRUARY 21

Italian-American Mac and Cheese & Noodle Kugel | Cook-along with Margaret Hathaway of Ten Apple Farm | 4-5:30pm | Free | More info at bit.ly/3cNdJYd

FEBRUARY 23

Conversation with DeRay Mckesson, Civil Rights Activist | Bowdoin College Black History Month program | 7-8pm | Free event on Bowdoin’s Facebook page | bit.ly/2Ln5Xc0

Cooking with the Maine Harvest | UMaine Extension Workshop | Tuesdays, Feb. 9 & 23 | 2-2:45pm | $5 suggested per class | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/3oo5HXT

Owl Always Love You: Owls and Courtship Behaviors | with the Center for Wildlife and Thomas Memorial Library | 6:30pm | Info and link: thomasmemoriallibrary.org/maine-wildlife-series/

FEBRUARY 24

Sustainability Series: Water World – Portland Water District and the Natural and Built Infrastructure for Treating and Managing Water | 5:30-7pm on Zoom | Portland Public Library | More info and registration at bit.ly/3rj9YO7

ONGOING

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Portland Chapter | First Saturday of every month | 9-10:30am | Free | email to receive link: portlandme@citizensclimatelobby.org |
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

Common Ground Fair Livestream Recordings | Learn to make sauerkraut: bit.ly/3lTSQez | Listen to keynote speakers Winona LaDuke, Leah Penniman, Barbara Damrosh: bit.ly/3qBj5ds | and more.

LITERARY ARTS

FEBRUARY 11

“Ida B. the Queen,” The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells | with Michelle Duster | Sponsored by Mechanics Hall and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia | Free and open to the public | 6-7:30pm | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

FEBRUARY 16

“Fat Chance, Charlie Vega” | Crystal Maldonado book talk | Cohosted by Print: A Bookshop and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/maldonado

FEBRUARY 17

Literary Lunch: Susan Conley talks about Landslide with Jaed Coffin | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library Zoom | Info and registration at bit.ly/3ppEm8Y

Travel Salon: A Conversation about Being Elsewhere | Zoom event on Littorally Alive: Judth Allen-Efstathiou, Agnes Bushell, Gary Lawless and Sharif Elmusa discuss how travel influences their work | 7pm | Free | Info and link at littoralbooks.com/littorally-alive/

FEBRUARY 18

“The Book of V.” | Anna Solomon book talk | 7pm | $10 suggested donation | JCA of Southern Maine | For more info and to register (by Feb. 17) visit bit.ly/3ceRbPx

FEBRUARY 22

“Probable Impossibilities” | Alan Lightman book talk | Print: A Bookshop | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/lightman

FEBRUARY 23

“Revenge of the Sluts” | Natalie Walton book talk | Cohosted by Print: A Bookshop and Speak About It | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/walton

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 Reopening | “Mixing It Up,” an exhibition of 10 artists, and a photography exhibit by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest | 267 Congress St., Portland  | Open 12-4pm, Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri | mainejewishmuseum.org/

MUSIC

Debussy’s “La Mer” | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10 | Through March 5 | Information: portlandsymphony.org/event/la-mer/

Nathan Kolosko, Guitar | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free | Visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM | Through Feb. 17

FEBRUARY 11

Jeff Christmas | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Darlingside | Livestream performance of new album | 8pm | $15 | More info at
statetheatreportland.com/events

FEBRUARY 12

SoundCheck: Scott Cleveland Duo | Jazz Blues Rock Fusion | Free live stream | 7:30-8:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: bit.ly/3p0VnWN

Carolyn Currie Coffeehouse Concert | Falmouth Congregational Church (UCC) Facebook page | Free | 6:30-7:30pm | bit.ly/3q2A2wz

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm | Percussion and Vocals | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com | also livestreamed on Facebook

D. Gross | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 13

Tom DiMenna: Sea Shanties | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | More info and tickets at cadenzafreeport.com | also livestreamed on Facebook

FEBRUARY 14

Love Notes | A multi-sensory Valentine’s Day concert, with post-concert Zoom reception with the artists | Portland Chamber Music Festival | 5pm | Pay what you wish, from $10 | More information and tickets: pcmf.org/2021-2-14

FEBRUARY 16

Andrew LaVogue | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 17

Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10 | Through March 19 | More information at portlandsymphony.org/event/shostakovich-and-tchaikovsky/

Town Meeting | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 18

Kyle Morgan | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Laura del Sol Jiménez, Flute | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through Mar. 3 | Visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

Lettuce | Livestream from Cervantes: 4 shows in 2 nights | 8pm | tickets from $15 | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

FEBRUARY 19

Opera on Tap: Winter Song | Livestream, Cadenza Facebook page | 7pm | facebook.com/CadenzaFreeport

SoundCheck: Darlin’ Corey | Jazz Blues Rock Fusion | Free live stream | 7:30-11:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: bit.ly/3p0VnWN

Lettuce | Livestream from Cervantes: 4 shows in 2 nights | 8pm | tickets from $15 | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

FEBRUARY 20

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

FEBRUARY 21

Portland Rossini Club | Public Concert Series via Zoom | 3-4pm | $10 suggested donation | Free for students and club members | Info and registration at bit.ly/3rlRY5B

FEBRUARY 24

Ben Cosgrove, Max Garcia Conover, Griffin Sherry & Rattlesnake Arm (Max Davis) | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 25

Palaver Strings: Coral Suite with Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna | 7-8pm | pay what you wish | More info and link at palaverstrings.org/events/coral-suite-ols-blx8t-bnbhd

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.

PEACE OF MIND

FEBRUARY 11

Hibernating in Harmony: Deepening your Relationship with Nature during a Pandemic Winter | Corie Washow | Thursdays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | Register: bit.ly/2MCHakn

FEBRUARY 13

Girl Talk Maine: Road to Recovery | Addressing the aftermath of sexual assault | Zoom talk 6-7pm | Register: chooseyourself.website/event/girl-talk-maine-road-recovery/

FEBRUARY 18

PechaKucha Night | Portland Livestream | Stories of journeys, challenges and triumphs | 6:30-7:30pm | pechakuchaportland.org/

FEBRUARY 24

Read Your Mind: Adib Khorram, Mark Oshiro & Julian Winters | 12-1pm | Zoom webinar for teens, on masculinity, queerness and identity | Support resources offered | Information and Zoom link at bit.ly/3cGeQIR | Portland Public Library | 871-1700

ONGOING

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

Hibernating in Harmony: Deepening your Relationship with Nature during a Pandemic Winter | Corie Washow | Thursdays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | Register: bit.ly/2MCHakn 

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

Community Meal | Free boxed meals for take-out | Trinity Lutheran Church in conjunction with Wayside Food Services | every Wed 1-2pm in parking lot at 612 Main St, Westbrook | Please wear a mask.

Curbside Souper Supper at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth | Free, 2nd and 4th Fridays | Masks and social distancing

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/

Drive-thru Bean Supper | Every first Saturday | 4:30-5:30pm pick-up of pre-orders | Call 415-9620 to order | $20 family meal | Prides Corner Congregational UCC | 235 Pride St, Westbrook | Visit facebook.com/pridescornerucc/

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

THEATER

“OR,” written by Liz Duffy Adams | A double-crossing tale about art, politics, poetry, intrigue | Portland Stage Co. | 25A Forest Ave | Tickets at 774-0465 or visit PortlandStage.org | Live through Feb. 14 | Digital Feb. 10-28

“The Dating Game” by Anne Maguire | Through Feb. 27 | Fri/Sat 7:30pm | 2pm Sat matinee | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | $20 | Reservations at 207-747-5434 | Masks required | Visit thefootlightstheatre.com

“Three Moments in Time, a Valentine for Older Married Couples” by Jerry Walker | Freeport Players | Donations appreciated | Through Feb. 28 | More info and link at fcponline.org

FEBRUARY 11

Love is: a Cabaret | Journey of the heart through scenes, songs, poetry, dance | Live on Zoom | 7pm | $15 | Royal River Community Players | royalrivercommunityplayers.com/love-is-a-cabaret

FEBRUARY 12

“Love Songs and Love Letters” | Streaming from the L-A Community Little Theater, Auburn, Feb. 12-14 | 7-8:30pm | Free, donations appreciated | Broadway and popular love songs performed and love letters by the likes of Mark Twain read | More info at LACLT.com

Mad Horse Theater: Virtual Chit-Chat with Maine artists | 7-minute presentations followed by conversation | 7-8:30pm | madhorse.com

FEBRUARY 13

The Festival of Miniature Crankies | Western Mass Puppetry Guild | Workshops and performances of miniature scrolling image stories | $15 | $10 student/senior |
westmasspuppetry.org/festival-of-miniature-crankies/ | Through Feb. 14

Oliver Solmitz’s “Untitled Eight” is part of the “Objects/Objectivity” exhibition at Greenhut Galleries through March 6.

VISUAL ARTS

The St. Brigid’s Imbolc Exhibition | Carrickahowley Gallery at the Maine Irish Heritage Center | Inaugural exhibit at the new virtual art gallery with work of contemporary Irish artists | Free | Through March 15 | maineirish.com/carrickahowley-gallery/

Hearts on the Hill at St. Lawrence Arts | 76 Congress St | Installation on the fence at the corner of Congress and Munjoy St. | Thanks to Nina Taylor and volunteers

FEBRUARY 24

Makers (in their Studios): Ryan Adams | Virtual studio visit | 7-8pm | Free for members, $8 non-members | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

ONGOING

Noriko Sakanishi and William Manning | Mayo Street Arts Pop-Up Gallery | 67 Washington Ave, Portland | Through Mar. 26 | for more info visit mayostreetarts.org/2021/01/28/februarypopup2021/

A Group Exhibit of Visual Arts | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St., Portland |  Fri -Sun 10am-3pm | Free | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | “Cyanotype” through Feb. 20 | Meg Brown Payson: “A Silence Fell with the Waking Bird” through March 20 | Ed Douglas: “Cornerstones” through Feb. 20 | “Soulful Stitching” through March 27 | covestreetarts.com

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | “Objects/Objectivity,” Exhibition of sculptural objects by George Mason, Jonathan Mess and Oliver Solmitz | Through March 6 | 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: umvagallery@gmail.com

2020 Vision: Past, Present & Future | Artists’ interpretations of a moment in Maine’s history | On view: creativeportland.com/2020vision | through April 15, 2021.

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