"Inventing Vacationland," a talk by Scott Andrews on how Maine became a vacation mecca. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m., free and open to the public, at Maine Historical Society Lecture Hall, 489 Congress St., Portland. Storm date, Feb. 12. (Photo from the Collections of Maine Historical Society)
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BENEFITS

Friday 7

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St. | Benefit for Erika of Muddy Ruckus | 7pm | $15 – $20

Wednesday 12

Maine Beer Company | Pizza Social in support of Cultivating Community | 20% of pizza sales will go to our community partner | 4-8pm | 525 U.S. 1, Freeport

Thursday 13

La Petite Ecole’s Winter Festival | Benefit Dinner, auction, to help renovate playground | The Portland Club | 156 State Street, Portland | 5pm | $40

SUNDAY 16

First Parish Portland, Unitarian Universalist Church | 425 Congress St. | Concerts for a Cause | Proceeds to benefit Florence House | 2pm | $10 – $15

COMEDY

Wednesday 5

Comedy Co-Op Showcase | Nonye Brown-West | Empire Live Music & Events | 575 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | $5

Thursday 6

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Kevin Smith | State Theatre 609 Congress St, Portland | 8pm | $25

Ramon Rivas II w/ J. Smitty | Empire Live Music & Events | 575 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | 21+ | $10 adv $15 door

Friday 7

T. Murph @ Empire Live Music & Events | Empire 575 Congress St, Portland | 6pm | $20 – $20.65

First Fridays with The Maine Tease | Empire 575 Congress St, Portland | 9:30pm | $10 – $15

Saturday 8

Late Nite Comedy | Empire 575 Congress St, Portland | 10pm | 21+ | $5 adv, $10 door

Monday 10

The Great Open Mic + Late Mic | Empire | 575 Congress St, Portland | 6pm 21+ | FREE

Wednesday 12

Laughter in the Rafters (Comedy Showcase) @ Empire Live Music & Events | Empire 575 Congress St Portland | 7pm | $5

Saturday 15

Kat Walker’s Valentine’s Birthday Show | Empire 575 Congress St, Portland | 9pm | 21+ | $12

DANCE

Thursday 6

Casco Bay Irish “Set” Dancers | No experience necessary | Call for FMI or to let us know you’re coming, 847-3038 | mdguscga70@gmail.com | Yarmouth Community House | 179 East Main St, Yarmouth | 7-9pm

Friday 7

MOMIX: “Viva MOMIX” –

School-Time Performance | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 10am

MOMIX: “Viva MOMIX” | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 7pm | $25 – $50

First Fridays with The Maine Tease | Empire | 575 Congress St, Portland | 9:30pm | $10 – $15

LOVE (Dance Party) | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Saturday 8

¡FLAMENCO! | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 7pm | $20 – $30

Dereloid / Patrick Barry | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland | 9pm

Sunday 9

Dances of Universal Peace | Creating Space Yoga Studio | 1717 Congress Street, Portland | 1:30pm | $5 – $20

¡FLAMENCO! | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 4pm | $20 – $30

Wednesday 12

UNITY (A new resident dance party) | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Thursday 13

Casco Bay Irish “Set” Dancers | No experience necessary | Call for FMI or to let us know you’re coming, 847-3038 | mdguscga70@gmail.com | Yarmouth Community House | 179 East Main St, Yarmouth | 7-9pm

Friday 14

Big Babe’s Valentines Jubilee | Big Babe’s Tavern | 60 Ocean Street, South Portland | 7pm | $20

On Valentine’s day, Big Babe’s is hosting a night of classic burlesque performances, dinner, drinks, and dancing, featuring Strange Beauty The Bombshell of Burlesque. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. at Big Babe’s, 60 Ocean St., South Portland, tickets $20 at brownpapertickets.com

FOUNDATION FRIDAY | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Sunday 16

Open Stage Night | Empire | 575 Congress St, Portland | 7:30pm | $5

Tuesday 18

“IN FLIGHT: LIVE” Pioneering Maine Dance Company opens National Tour in Portland
| 6:45 pm

| William B. Troubh Ice Arena | 225 Park Ave | $20 | Post-show meet-and-greet free with ticket | For tickets and info: IceDanceInternational.org

FILM

Thursday 6

The Body Code/Neurodome | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | 1pm | $5 – $5.50

Black History Film Series: A Raisin in the Sun | Rines Auditorium | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6:30pm

Friday 7

Casco Bay High School Film Festival 2020 | Hannaford Hall | 88 Bedford Street, Portland | 6pm | $25

Saturday 8

Dutch Animation Film Festival | Space Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | 3pm | Free

Sunday 9

Tu B’Shvat Eco-Celebration & Film | Jewish Community Alliance of Southern | 1342 Congress Street, Portland | 1pm | Free

Monday 10

“Promise at Dawn”: A Film About Romain Gary, An Exceptional French Novelist | University of New England Portland Campus – WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion | 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 5:30pm reception | 6pm film | Free with reserved tickets

Tuesday 11

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour | State Theatre | 609 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | $20

Saturday 15

Maine Filmmaker Showcase: BROTHERS | Portland Media Center | 516 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | $5

Sunday 16

The Kid (1921) featuring Charlie Chaplin | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 1pm | $5 – $10

Monday 17

Kinonik presents: Destiny (The Three Lights) | St. Lawrence Arts | 76 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | $10 – $12

Cane River | Space Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | Free

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Wednesday 5

CHERRY LEMONADE – IT’S DRAG NIGHT! | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Stump Trivia | Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave, South Portland | 8pm

Thursday 6

Musingo Music Bingo | Sportsman’s Kitchen | 46 Sebago, Sebago | 6:30 PM | Free

Musingo Music Bingo | Pat’s Pizza | 791 US I, Yarmouth | 6 PM | Free

February Women in Beer! | Ri Ra Portland | 72 Commercial Street, Portland | 5pm

History Night at Three of Strong Spirits: Special Guest Jeff Lyons of Portland Walking Tours | Three of Strong Spirits | 35B Diamond Street, Portland | 5:30pm | $12

Monday 10

Shakespeare Bar Crawl | THE Bar | 8 Exchange Street, Portland | 7:30pm | $10 – $20

TRIVIA NIGHT at Sebago Kennebunk | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 7pm

TRIVIA NIGHT at Sebago Old Port | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 7pm

Tuesday 11

Musingo Music Bingo | Willows Pizza | 740 Broadway, South Portland | 7 PM | Free

Musingo Music Bingo | Pat’s Pizza | 112 Pleasant Street, Brunswick | 6 PM | Free

Wednesday 12

Musingo Music Bingo | The Painted Turtle | 89 County Rd, Scarborough | 6 PM

Thursday 13

Musingo Music Bingo | Sportsman’s Kitchen | 46 Sebago, Sebago | 6:30 PM | Free

Musingo Music Bingo | Pat’s Pizza | 791 US I, Yarmouth | 6 PM | Free

Friday 14

One Climate Future Lunch and Learn: Resilience Strategies | Gulf of Maine Research Institute | 350 Commercial Street, Portland | 12pm

Coffee and Conversation | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 1:30pm | Free

Souper Supper at Saint Mary’s | Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church | 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth Foreside | 5pm | Free

Portland Chamber Music Festival presents: “Whiskey Chamber Valentine” | Maine Craft Distilling | 123 Washington Ave, Portland | 6pm | $60 – $90

Saturday 15

Public Bean Supper | 310 Broadway South Portland | 5pm | $8 – $15

Monday 17

Seanachie Nights | Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

Tuesday 18

Musingo Music Bingo | Willows Pizza | 740 Broadway, South Portland | 7 PM | Free

Musingo Music Bingo | Pat’s Pizza | 112 Pleasant Street, Brunswick | 6 PM | Free

LITERARY ARTS

Wednesday 5

Rhythm and Rhymes for Babies | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Toddle Town | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Tales for Twos at Burbank | Burbank Branch | 377 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 10:30am

Thursday 6

Spanish Story Time | Portland Public a | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Book Bambinos | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Betsy Ross House Book Group | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 1:30pm

Involuntary Americans: Scottish Prisoners in Early Colonial Maine | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6:30pm | Free

John Freeman discusses his new book, DICTIONARY OF THE UNDOING, with author Richard Russo | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

Renegade Writers | Portland Ballet Studio Theater | 509 Forest Ave, Portland | 7pm | $12

Friday 7

Preschool Story Time at Peaks | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:15am

Preschool Story Time at Burbank | Burbank Branch | 377 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time at Riverton | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:45am

Tales for Twos | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Letter Zoo | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Jolene Grace launches her debut novel, GOING DARK, with author Jane Willan | Mechanics’ Hall Library | 519 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

Reading Series with Print: A Bookstore | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | 519 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

Saturday 8

Play Me a Story: Imagine That Series & Illustrator Event | Portland Stage Company | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | 10:30am | $8 – $15

Smart Girls Read @ PPL | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 2pm

Sunday 9

Maine author Betty Culley reads from her debut YA novel, THREE THINGS I KNOW ARE TRUE | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 4pm | Free

Monday 10

The Crime Writers’ Staged Reading | Portland Stage Company | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | 6:30pm

Tuesday 11

Inventing Vacationland, a talk by Scott Andrews | Maine Historical Society Lecture Hall | 489 Congress St | 774-1822 | mainehistory.org
| Free | Open to public

Wednesday 12

Meet the author/Book signing | Tonya Shevenell | The Maine Birthday Book | CIA Cafe | 72 Ocean St, South Portland | 9-11 am |Free

Thursday 13

GuGu Drum Group – School-Time Performance | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 10am

Writers’ Meet-Up | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6pm

“Who Is It?” is Titi DeBaccarat’s solo show, which opens with an artist’s reception Friday, Feb. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the UMVA Gallery, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland.

Valentine Reading for Local Writers | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6pm

Riverton Book Group | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 6:30pm

Evening Book Group: Main Library | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 6:30pm

Friday 14

South Pacific – Tophat Miniature Stage Productions | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 7:30pm | $15 – $22

Tuesday 18

Morning Book Group | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

MUSIC

Wednesday 5

Aura | 121 Center St | “Rap Night,” with Ill By Instinct & El Shupacabra | 9pm

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour Music Series! 5pm | Irish Night Concert Series 7:30pm | Irish Session | 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | OLS & State Theatre Presents: Front Country | 7pm | $12 – $15

Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St. South Portland | Karaoke @ SPT | 8:30pm | Free

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Acoustic open mic | 7pm

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St | Maine Dead Project Winter Residency | 8pm | $5

Thursday 6

Aura | 121 Center St | “Retro Night,” with DJ Jon | 9pm | Free

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour Music Series! | 5pm

First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist | 425 Congress Street | Noonday Concert Series: Ed Pearlman and Neil Pearlman | 12:15pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | KARAOKE w/ DJ COUGAR (Every Thursday)

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | A Band Beyond Description [Grateful Dead tribute] | 9pm | Free

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Mike Mahoney | 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | KGFREEZE Acoustic Album Release w/ Frank Hopkins | 8pm | $10 – $12

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | We Were Promised Jetpacks | 8pm | $16

Portland Ballet Studio Theater | 509 Forest Ave | Renegade Writers | 7pm | $12

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St. | Bob Marley Birthday Celebration with Stream Reggae | 8pm | $8 – $10

SPACE | 538 Congress St | Nat Baldwin with Lauren Tosswill | 8pm | $8 – $10

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Karaoke | 10pm

Solo Italiano | 100 Commercial St | Bess Jacques & The Strays | 6pm | Free

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Bard’s Harvest

Willows Pizza Restaurant | 740 Broadway South Portland | open mic | 7pm | Free

Friday 7

Aura Maine | 121 Center St | Gorilla Finger Dub’s Annual Bob Marley Tribute Set | 9pm | $15

Empire | 575 Congress St | First Fridays with The Maine Tease | 9:30pm | $10 – $15

Empire | 575 Congress St | T. Murph @ Empire Live Music & Events | 6pm | $20 – $20.65

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | LOVE (Dance Party)

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | DJ NoKlipz | 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | The THE BAND Band – Tribute To The Band | 8pm | $30 – $35

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | Max Creek | 8pm | $17

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St. | Benefit for Erika of Muddy Ruckus | 7pm | $15 – $20

SPACE | 538 Congress St | WAYPOINTS: Connect 4 | 8:30pm | $10

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Live Music | 9pm

Silver House Tavern | 123 Commercial St | karaoke | 9pm | Free

Space Gallery | 538 Congress St | Off the Rock featuring Bait Bag, The Jacob James, and Tiger Saw | 9pm | $10

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey 5pm | Jazz Friday with Melissa and her Minions 8pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Christie Ray Duo in the Porthole Pub! | 6pm

Saturday 8

Empire | 575 Congress St | T. Murph @ Empire Live Music & Events | 6pm | $20 – $20.65

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Dereloid / Patrick Barry | 9pm

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | ¡FLAMENCO! | 7pm | $20 – $30

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | New England Fights 42 | Symphony of Destruction | 7pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Quiet Riot Act | 7pm

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St. | Bad Combo, The West End Mules, Yeah Man | 8pm | $8 – $10

Seasons Grille | 155 Riverside St | karaoke | 8:30pm

Silver House Tavern | 123 Commercial St | karaoke | 9pm | Free

South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway South Portland | After Hours with Old Eleven | 7pm | Free

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Steamboat gypsy band | 9pm

Urban Farm Fermentory | Afternoon Acoustic Concert | 3pm | Free

Woodfords Church, Meloon Chapel | 202 Woodford Street | Pianist Satoko Fujii & Bassist Joe Fonda| Dimensions in Jazz | 8pm | $5 – $20

Sunday 9

First Congregational Church, UCC | 301 Cottage Road South Portland | Don Roy Trio Concert | 4pm | $12 in advance, $14 at door

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents Music of Prince for Kids | 11:30am | $15

Woodfords Congregational Church | 202 Woodfords Street | Valentines Day with Lantz and Kargul | 2pm | $0 – $22

Creating Space Yoga Studio | 1717 Congress Street | Dances of Universal Peace | 1:30pm | $5 – $20

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | ¡FLAMENCO! | 4pm | $20 – $30

Monday 10

Empire | 575 Congress St | “The Great Open Mic” | 6pm

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Marc Beatham | 9pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Monday of the Minds – A CommUNITY Hip Hop Showcase

Tuesday 11

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | OPEN DJ NIGHT

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | Travis James Humphrey | 9pm | Free

Local 188 | 685 Congress St | Nightshades | 10pm | Free

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Mike Mahoney | 9pm

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Weekly Tuesday open mic night | 8pm | Free

State Theatre | 609 Congress St | Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour | 7pm | $20

Wednesday 12

Aura | 121 Center St | “Rap Night,” with Ill By Instinct & El Shupacabra | 9pm

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour Music Series! 5pm | Irish Night Concert Series 7:30pm | Irish Session 9pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Unity Motown/Funk Edition | 9pm

Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St | Maine Dead Project Winter Residency | 8pm | $5

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Acoustic open mic | 7pm

Thursday 13

Aura | 121 Center St | “Retro Night,” with DJ Jon | 9pm | Free

Blue | 650A Congress St | Happy Hour Music Series! | 5pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | KARAOKE w/ DJ COUGAR (Every Thursday)

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | A Band Beyond Description [Grateful Dead tribute] | 9pm | Free

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | GuGu Drum Group | 7pm | $25 – $45

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | GuGu Drum Group – School-Time Performance | 10am

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | Reid Genauer | 8pm | $18

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Karaoke | 10pm

Solo Italiano | 100 Commercial St | Bess Jacques & The Strays | 6pm | Free

State Theatre | 609 Congress St | Citizen Cope | 8pm | $31

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Polly J | 8pm

Willows Pizza Restaurant | 740 Broadway South Portland | open mic | 7pm | Free

Friday 14

25 Temple St. | Gina and The Red Eye Flight Crew Valentines Ball | 8pm | $10 – $15

Aura | 121 Center St | “Plague,” goth/industrial night | 9pm

Big Babe’s Tavern | 60 Ocean Street South Portland | Big Babe’s Valentines Jubilee | 7pm | $20

Maine Craft Distilling | 123 Washington Ave | Portland Chamber Music Festival presents: “Whiskey Chamber Valentine” | 6pm | $60 – $90

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | South Pacific – Tophat Miniature Stage Productions | 7:30pm | $15 – $22

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | DJ NoKlipz | 9pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | Cat Stevens Tribute | 8pm | $12 – $15

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | TAUK | 8:30pm | $15

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Live Music | 9pm

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey 5pm | Jazz Friday with Latin infusion Viva 8pm

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Brazen Kane | 6pm

Saturday 15

25 Temple St. | Emo Night Portland – Taste of Chaos | 8pm | $10 – $15

Big Babe’s Tavern | 60 Ocean Street South Portland | Xander Nelson Band and Tiger Bomb at Big Babe’s Tavern | 8pm | Free

Blue | 650A Congress St | Chris Klaxton | 8pm

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | South Pacific – Tophat Miniature Stage Productions | 7:30pm | $15 – $22

Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street | Pre-Performance Lecture: “Lyrical Expressionism of Chinese Drumming” | 6pm

One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201 | Gunther Brown (Album Release Show) w/ Jenny Lou Drew | 8pm | $12 – $15

Seasons Grille | 155 Riverside St | karaoke | 8:30pm

State Theatre | 609 Congress St | Twiddle | 8pm | $26

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St | the heated

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf | Bees Deluxe | 6pm

Urban Farm Fermentory | Afternoon Acoustic Concert | 3pm | Free

Sunday 16

Cathedral of St. Luke’s | 143 State St | Rossini Club’s concert | Feb. 16 | 3pm | $10 suggested donation

First Parish Portland, Unitarian Universalist Church | 425 Congress St. | Concerts for a Cause | 2pm | $10 – $15

Monday 17

Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore Street | Seanachie Nights | 7pm | Free

Empire | 575 Congress St | “The Great Open Mic” | 6pm

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | Shank Painters & Clapping in Irons

Old Port Tavern | 10 Moulton St | karaoke with DJ Marc Beatham | 9pm

Tuesday 18

25 Temple St. | Sara Gideon Fundraiser | 5pm | Free

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | OPEN DJ NIGHT

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street | Travis James Humphrey | 9pm | Free

Local 188 | 685 Congress St | Nightshades | 10pm | Free

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St | Soul Aslyum with Local H | 8pm | $28

Portland Ovations | 50 Monument Sq Ste 201 | Avi Avital and Bridget Kibbey at Hannaford Hall | 7:30pm

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland | Weekly Tuesday open mic night at the Sea Dog Brewery in SoPo | 8pm | Free

THEATER

Almost, Maine by John Cariani | Portland Stage Company | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri 7:30pm | Sat 4 & 8pm | Sun 2pm | through Feb 9 | $37 – $70

“Pack of Lies” by Hugh Whitemore | Good Theater | 76 Congress St, Portland | Feb 12 – Mar 8 | goodtheater.com for info

First Friday Art Walk | Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine | 142 Free St, Portland | Fri Feb 07 12am | Free

Open Stage Night | Empire | 575 Congress St, Portland | Sun Feb 16 7pm | $5

Play Me a Story: Imagine That Series & Illustrator Event | Portland Stage Company | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | Sat Feb 08 10am | $8 – $15

REVEL! A Soiree to Support STAGES Youth Theater | STAGES Youth Theater | 202 Woodford St, Portland | Wed Feb 05 6pm | $45

Symphony of New Works | The Studio Theatre | 25A Forest Avenue, Portland | Thu Feb 06 7pm, Fri Feb 07 7pm, Sat Feb 08 2pm, Sat Feb 08 7pm | $10 – $15

Casa Valentina | Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd, South Portland | through Sun Feb 9 | Fri and Sat 7:30pm |  Sun 2:30pm | $15 – $20

South Pacific – Tophat Miniature Stage Productions | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo St, Portland | Fri Feb 14 7pm, Sat Feb 15 7pm | $15 – $22

“Appropriate” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ presented by SPACE and Mad Horse Theatre Company | Feb 15-Mar 1 | SPACE | 538 Congress St | FMI space538.org

VISUAL ARTS

A Visual History of Impressionism | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | Tue Feb 18 6pm | Free

Donahue Gallery First Friday Open House | Donahue Gallery | 30 Nutter Road, South Portland |  Fri Feb 7 | 6pm | Free

Inventing Vacationland | A Talk by Scott Andrews | Tues Feb 11, 6-7pm | MHS Lecture Hall | 489 Congress St, Portland | 774-1822 | mainehistory.org

The Tolerance Project | Opening reception Fri Feb 7 | 5-6:30pm | Maine College of Art Lobby | On view through Feb 22 | 522 Congress St | Free

…to unravel the bind: Maine College of Art 2020 Faculty Triennial | Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art | 522 Congress St, Portland | through Mar 1 | Free

“Lusus Naturae” video and sound installation by Icelandic artist Ólöf Nordal | USM Art Gallery | Gorham Campus | through March 12

A Group Exhibit of Visual Arts Benefiting the World Wildlife Fund | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps Street, Portland |  Fri -Sun 10am | Free

International Photography Exhibition | The Prince Memorial Library | 267 Main St, Cumberland | Opening Reception Jan 23 | show runs thru Feb 29

Entry to the Oasis | Syd Veverka | in the window at SPACE | 538 Congress St | info@space538.org | 828-5600 | through Feb 23

Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street | Paul Brahms – Art Opening | Thur Feb. 6 | 5:30pm

Sanctuary, a participatory installation about embodied experience | Emily Rapp Black & Carrie Scanga | through May 15 | UNE Ketchum Library Gallery | 11 Hills Beach Rd | Biddeford | https://library.une.edu/art-galleries/

Photo Presentation of Italy’s Rich History | The Language Exchange | 75 Market Street, Suite 305, Portland | Fri Feb 7 | 6pm | $15 – $20

Portland 2020 | photography exhibit | opening reception Thur Feb. 6, 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts | 71 Cove St., Portland | visit covestreetarts.com, or call 207-808-8911

“Who Is It?” | Artist reception | Titi DeBaccarat  | Fri Feb 7 | 5-8pm | UMVA Gallery | Portland Media Center | 516 Congress St, Portland

Reggie Burrows Hodges — Intersection of Color | The Press Hotel | 119 Exchange St., Portland | Fri Feb 07 6pm | Free

USM Glickman Family Library, MMPA Gallery, 5th Floor | 314 Forest Avenue | MMPA Celebrates 10 Years and 100 Maine Photo Collectors | 6pm | Free

SPEEDWELL Projects: Deborah Klotz, PARALLAX (object+-subject) (expand+-compress) | 630 Forest Ave | Thur-Sat Feb 6-8 | 12-6pm

Grant Wahlquist Gallery: LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED! | 30 City Center 2nd floor, Portland | Wed-Sat Feb 5-8 | 11am – 6pm

Able Baker Contemporary: Happy Agitation | 29 Forest Ave, Portland | Fri-Sun Feb 7-8 | 1-5:30pm