Embody the Rhythm: Dance and Drum from Guinea, West Africa. Beginner/foundation classes taking place outside at Payson Park, Thursdays at 9 a.m. through Sept. 10. Communally supported sliding scale. Visit embodytherhythm.com for more information. Classes will take place online if weather mandates.
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BENEFITS

JULY 23 and 30

Lucius live-streamed shows to promote local engagement and fundraising for small businesses facing financial hardship | State Theater | $15 | events at statetheatreportland.com

AUGUST 5-31

“Taking Flight,” | Benefit art show for Avian Haven | Opening reception 5:30 p.m. | show runs through Aug. 31 | Free | Arta Custom Framing | 223 US Rte 1 | Falmouth | in-person or online | more info at artacustomframing.com

DANCE

AUGUST 4

Droplet Dance: Mother Ocean Live Stream |Schoodic Arts Festival |7 pm | facebook.com/SchoodicArtsforAll/

JULY 23 – SEPTEMBER 10

West African Dance Class, Guinea Style | Edward Payson Park | 700 Baxter Blvd | Portland | 9 a.m. | If rain, class will be online | Wear mask | Sliding Scale | more info and registration at embodytherhythm.com/

FILM

ONGOING

“Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” Documentary, part of The Virtual Cinema Series programmed by Frontier, Brunswick | Portion of proceeds will benefit Frontier | go to explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema for information and links to this and other films.

JULY 22

Maine Jewish Film Festival Free online screening of “Picture of His Life” July 22 and 23 | Zoom discussion at 7 p.m. on July 23 | Register, mjff.org/year-round/culture/picture-of-his-life/.

Through July 24

“We Are Little Zombies” | virtual screening | Apohadion Theater | through July 24 | theapohadiontheater.com

JULY 30 – August 2

Maine Outdoor Film Festival | Brick South | 8 Thompson’s Point, Portland | Screenings limited to 50, masks required, virtual screening pass available | more at maineoutdoorfilm festival.com

FORUM

AUGUST 4

“Re-inventing the Adult Mental Health System,” Portland are Community Forum via Zoom | 4-6 pm | Free | Information collected will be compiled and shared with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services | For info and link, visit the Consumer Council System of Maine events page.

LITERARY ARTS

Through AUGUST 31

Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival celebrating Black illustrators and children’s book authors | Indigo Arts Alliance | beautifulblackbird.com

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.

MUSEUMS

Through AUGUST

Tate House Museum | 1267 Westbrook St. | Inside/Out Tours | Fri, Sat, Sun through August | $12, $10 seniors, $5 children | Registration, payment 24 hours in advance | call 774-6177 or email info@tatehouse.org | For time slots and info visit tatehouse.org/tours/inside-out-tours/.

MUSIC

JULY 23

Out of the Blue Live Stream Series with Mousa & David Yearwood | 6 p.m. | Blue | 650 Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com | facebook.com/portcityblue

JULY 24

Out of the Blue Live Stream Series with Matt Savage | 6 p.m. | Blue | 650 Congress St, Portland | facebook.com/portcityblue

JULY 28

Gus LaCasse and Mathias Kamin live stream performance | Schoodic Arts Festival | 7 pm | facebook.com/SchoodicArtsforAll/

JULY 30

Sandy River Ramblers live stream performance | Schoodic Arts Festival | 7 pm | facebook.com/SchoodicArtsforAll/

through AUGUST 6

Bowdoin International Music Festival | Livestream on their website, on Facebook or Youtube | rebroadcasting performances, offering master classes and artist chats | Schedule of events at bowdoinfestival.org/online-public-events/.

THEATER

Through SEPTEMBER 3

“Cupid’s Arrow, A Live Comedy” |The Footlights Theatre | 190 US Rte 1 | Falmouth | T/W/Th 7 p.m. | $20 | Please visit thefootlightstheatre.com

THEATER ARTS

Through AUGUST 4

Virtual PLAYground theater classes for children ages 9-12 and 13-17 | pay what you can | The Public Theatre, Lewiston | Staff professionals teach theater fundamentals via Zoom | thepublictheatre.org, 782-2211 or email info@thepublictheatre.org.

VISUAL ARTS

JULY 31

Art Opening | “Freedom,” original works by Larissa Davis” with interactive painting and discussion | Masks mandatory | Lifeworks Chiropractic Center | 202 U.S. 1, #100 | Free |
Reserve entry time at https://bit.ly/3fAsvQB

ONGOING

Maine Jewish Museum Pop-Up | 67 Washington Ave., Portland | Featuring works by Alex Sax & Jane Sutherland, Meghan Nathanson, Clara Cohan | Thurs, Fri, Sun, Mon 11-5 | Sat. 11-6 | Tues & Wed by appointment only, call Nancy at 207-239-4774 | Masks required.

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