Cove Street Arts presents the work of Carl Austin Hyatt, Carol Eisenberg, CE Morse, Jane Yudelman, and John Woodruff in "Abstract Nature," an exhibition running from Feb. 25 through April 24, Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St., Portland, 808-8911, covestreetarts.com. (Image: “Dangerous Beauty 07” by Carol Eisenberg)
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BENEFITS

FEBRUARY 25

Rodney Mashia | Maine Music Project Livestream to benefit Mayo Street Arts | 7pm | Free, but donations appreciated and will be split between Mashia and Mayo Street Arts | facebook.com/themainemusicproject

FEBRUARY 26

Concerts for a Cause: David Wilcox Livestream | Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick | 7:30pm | $20 | All-request show to support Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Immigration Legal Advocacy Project | More info at bit.ly/3d4iVad

FEBRUARY 28

Cooking Class Fundraiser for Maine State Music Theatre | $45 | 5pm | With Cherie Scott, creator of “Mumbai to Maine” | 5pm | $45 | Details and registration at bit.ly/3uv5ruv

COMEDY

MARCH 5

Worst First | Portland Comedy Co-Op together with Blue | 8:30pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FILM

Maine Coast Harvest | Short documentaries highlighting the stories of Maine’s sea farmers | mainecoastharvest.com/the-films | Free streaming

FEBRUARY 25

“Natasha Mayers: an Un-Still Life” Film Premiere | Documentary film that follows Maine’s “most committed activist artist” | Free via Vimeo and Zoom | Information at bit.ly/2ZaLoTm

FEBRUARY 27

Spike Lee | The Lounge Series Director Highlights | 6-9pm | Bar & light concessions | Thompsons Point, Portland | $30 | More information and reservations at bit.ly/3qcn2Vt

ONGOING

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 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

Changes in subarctic Iceland and Greenland | Lecture by Firooza Pavri | Camden Conference in partnership with the Portland Public Library | 12-1pm | Free | Information and registration: bit.ly/2LHfpXT

Edible Landscaping | UMaine Extension Winter Gardening Series | 6-7pm | $5 suggested | For info and to register: bit.ly/3jGNbJB

“Ashley Bryan in Context” | Panel discussion | Bates College and Indigo Arts Alliance with panelists Krista Aronson, Daniel Minter, Marcia Minter | 6-7pm | More info and Zoom link: bates.edu/museum/events/panel-discussion-ashley-bryan-in-context/

FEBRUARY 25

“A Century of Portland Painters, 1820 – 1920” | Maine at 200 Series book talk with Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free | Registration required at bit.ly/2MVGyad

FEBRUARY 27

The Great Turnout of 1841: Factory Girls and Maine’s First Labor Strike with Elizabeth DeWolfe | Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series | 1:30pm | Free, but limited attendance | More info and to register: spiritsalive.org/lectures/

MARCH 2

“Policy and politics in the Arctic” | Conversation with Sen. Angus King | Camden Conference in partnership with Camden Public Library | 7-8pm | Free | Information at bit.ly/3qdH9T7

MARCH 4

“Dividing the Faith: The Rise of Segregated Churches in the Early American North” | Book talk with Richard Boles | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free, limited to 500 | For more info and to register: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

MARCH 10

“This is How We Name Our Lands” Mapping Penobscot Place Names | Panel discussion | 6-7:30pm | Free | The Osher Map Library, USM | More info at bit.ly/3qxvChG

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

LITERARY ARTS

FEBRUARY 24

“How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” | Bill Gates in conversation with Kristen Welker | Presented by JCA | 8pm | $36 virtual ticket plus hardcover book | Info and registration at bit.ly/3tJa97r

FEBRUARY 25

“War Pigeons: Winged Couriers in the U.S. Military, 1878-1957” | Book talk with author Elizabeth Macalaster | Camden Public Library | More info and how to get a zoom link at librarycamden.org/event/war-pigeons-book-talk/

Leaf of Voices VI: Celebrating Two New Books | Gibson Fay-LeBlanc and Linda Aldrich read from new poetry collections, with Betsy Sholl | 7-8:30pm | Portland Public Library | Info at bit.ly/2Njz2FM

MARCH 1

“Rise of the Red Hand” | Discussion with Olivia Chadha and Cat Valente | Print: A Bookshop | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/chadha

MARCH 2

“The Northern Reach” | W.S. Winslow debut | Co-hosted by Print: A Bookshop and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/winslow

Pat’s Book Club | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee | 12-1 pm | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

MARCH 4

Book Festival in Your Living Room | Walter Isaacson, “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race” | JCA of Southern Maine | $11, $38 with book | 8pm | For info and to register visit bit.ly/3pxwOjI

MARCH 5

“Who’s Your Daddy,” Arisa White | First Friday Book Series, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association and Print: A Bookstore | 7-8 pm | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

MARCH 7

Book Festival in Your Living Room | Mark Gerson, “The Telling: How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life” | JCA of Southern Maine | Free, registered guests receive a complimentary book | 4pm | For info and to register visit bit.ly/3s37Udq

MARCH 9

“The Lowering Days” | Gregory Brown talks about his debut with Kerri Arsenault | Co-hosted by Print: A Bookshop and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance | 7-8pm | Free | More info at printbookstore.com/event/brown

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 | “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/

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 26

SoundCheck: New Shades of Blue | Jazz, Blues, originals | Free live stream | 7:30-8:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

Tracey Jasas-Hardel | 240 Strings Solo Livestream | 7-8pm | More info at 240strings.org/events

When Particles Collide | Rock | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at
cadenzafreeport.com

King Kyote | Unplug and Unwind at The Lounge by Thompson’s Point | 6-9pm | More info at bit.ly/3ay1XPI

FEBRUARY 27

The Finestkind Country Band | Country/Blues/Honky-Tonk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

MARCH 1

Jamie Grindle + Adrian Bean | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

MARCH 3

Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Tribute | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10 | Through April 2 | More information at portlandsymphony.org/event/satchmo-the-louis-armstrong-tribute/

MARCH 4

Don Pride | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through Mar. 17 | Visit bit.ly/3k2lued

Duo Session: Kiyoshi Hayashi & Jesse MacDonald, feat. Matthew Smith | 7-8pm | pay what you wish | More info at palaverstrings.org/events/

MARCH 5

SoundCheck: When Particles Collide | Jazz, Blues, originals | Free live stream | 7:30-8:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

The Tina Kelly Band | Country | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at
cadenzafreeport.com

Britt Connors | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | facebook.com/portcityblue | 7pm

The Evan King Group | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 10pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

MARCH 6

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

Michael Beling Ensemble | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 6pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

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 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

MARCH 8

“I and You” – Full stream ahead | Public Theatre, Lewiston | $15 individual, $25 household | Through March 21 | For a sneak peek and tickets: thepublictheatre.org/i-and-you/

ONGOING

“This is Just Intermission” | Mad Horse Theater hosts Jared Mongeau’s work-in-progress exploring virtual theater | Audience integral to its evolution, talk-back follows | 7:30pm | Streaming until March 7 | By donation | bit.ly/3pgZPQl

“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 | Digital access through Feb. 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

VISUAL ARTS

FEBRUARY 24

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

FEBRUARY 25

“Abstract Nature” | curated by Bruce Brown, featuring works by Carl Austin Hyatt, Carol Eisenberg, CE Morse, Jane Yudelman, John Woodruff | Cove Street Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. til 5pm | covestreetarts.com

FEBRUARY 26

Conversations with Maine Artists in a _____ Time | Intersections with Joshua Reiman and Evelyn Wong | 12-1pm | Portland Museum of Art | $10 | Free for members, artists, students | More info at bit.ly/2OFO3m5

MARCH 5

“A Walk in the Woods” | Opening of annual American Landscapes exhibit | Free | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St., Portland |  Fri -Sun 10am-3pm | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com |

MARCH 10

“Love and Affection Despite a Hostile World” | Virtual exhibition lecture by artist Phyllis Bramson | 6pm | Bates College Museum of Art | 6-7pm | bit.ly/2Ztv0O1

ONGOING

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/

Noriko Sakanishi and William Manning | Mayo Street Arts Pop-Up Gallery | 67 Washington Ave, Portland | Through Mar. 20 | 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 | Meg Brown Payson: “A Silence Fell with the Waking Bird” through March 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.

Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable  Window | Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX