A good way to occupy your at-home days: Submit your writing to “A Storied Affair,” Congregation Bet Ha’am’s fundraising gala held in May, which will feature ten-minute readings by Maine-based writers around the theme of Justice. Submissions accepted through March 31. For guidelines and information, visit bethaam.org/storied-affair or email: story@bethaam.org, Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., S. Portland.
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Due to Coronavirus precautions, events are in flux. There are mandatory city restrictions on restaurants and bars. Please contact venues directly for more information.

Please support your local arts and food venues during this time of shut-down. Call or check their websites to see how you can help, and to order menu items for pick-up where possible. Support your local businesses today so they’re here to support you in the future.

Partial list of cancellations and closures

The Maine Jewish Museum closed through end of March.

2020 Maine Jewish Film Festival postponed until the fall.

Portland Ovations is cancelling all shows between now and April 13.

St. Lawrence Arts is cancelling all shows until April 30, www.stlawrencearts.org

Maine Charitable Mechanics’ Association closed through April 13, all events postponed.

Cove St. Arts canceling events through March 26, call regarding other scheduled events, 808-8911.

Portland Stage cancelling events through April 13.

SPACE closed to public, events postponed, 828-5600, www.space538.org

Merrill Auditorium scheduled events cancelled through April 13.

Portland Public Library closed until March 30.

Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress Street, Portland, closed through March 30.

Portland Museum of Art closed through April 13.

The Footlights Theater, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth, 747-5434, temporarily closed.

 

COMEDY

THURSDAY 19

Winter Comedy Night at North43Bistro | North 43 Bistro 1 Spring Point Drive South Portland | 7:30pm | $10

Standup Comedy: Phunny at PHOME | 25 Temple St. Portland | 7pm | $10 – $15

FRIDAY 20

Lev Fer | Empire | 575 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | 21+ | $20

SATURDAY 21

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

MONDAY 23

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

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

WEDNESDAY 18

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

Musingo Music Bingo | Brewery Extrava| | 66 Cove Street, Portland| 6:30 PM| Free

THURSDAY 19

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

Selling More Maine Foods Conference | University of Southern Maine- Portland Campus | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | 8am | $35

SUNDAY 22

Bingo Bango | Every Sunday  | Salvage BBQ | 919 Congress St | 6pm | Free to play

Game Night at Foreplay Sports Pub | Foreplay Sports Pub | 436 Fore St, Portland | 7pm | Free

Monday 23

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

TUESDAY 24

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

Call for writing submissions for “A Storied Affair” | 10-min readings around theme of Justice by Maine-based writers, Sat May 30 | Congregation Bet Ha’am | 81 Westbrook St, S. Portland |  No submission fee | Submissions accepted March 1-31  | bethaam.org/storied-affair

MUSIC

WEDNESDAY 18

Aura | 121 Center St

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | ThumpDay!

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St

THURSDAY 19

Aura | 121 Center St

Blue | 650A Congress St

The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St

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

Gritty McDuff’s – Portland | 396 Fore Street

Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave South Portland

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

MONDAY 23

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

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

TUESDAY 24

Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St | OPEN DJ NIGHT

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

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

Songwriting Workshop | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6pm | Free

Abby Shahn, Exhibition, on view through May 9 at Speedwell Projects, 630 Forest Ave, Portland, Thursday-Saturday hours, more information at (207) 805-1835, info@speedwellprojects.com

VISUAL ARTS

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

State of Mind: Becoming Maine | Maine Historical Society | 489 Congress St, Portland | Mar 13 through Jan 2021

USM Glickman Family Library, MMPA Gallery, 5th Floor | 314 Forest Avenue | MMPA Celebrates 10 Years and 100 Maine Photo Collectors | 6pm | Free | through May 16

THIS DESIRE: poetics & longing | Able Baker Contemporary | 29 Forest Avenue, Portland | Mar 23  through May 5

UNE Art Gallery | The House of the Soul | through June 14 | 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | This 10-person group show juxtaposes medical drawing with experimental figuration | FMI hirons@une.edu

A Walk in the Woods an Annual Exhibit of Visual Arts | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps Street, Portland | March 6-29 | Fri-Sun 10am | Free

“Ca Bhfuil Sinn Fein?” | Maine Irish Heritage Center | 34 Gray Street, Portland | Showing Fridays 10am-2pm through Mar 21 | Free

CLOSED THROUGH END of MARCH: Maine Jewish Museum | 267 Congress St, Portland | 773-2339 | March 8 – May 1 | “Another Dimension” Victor Goldsmith, Spiegel Gallery | “Captured Moments” Alan Fishman, Fineberg Community Room | Elisabeth Greenberg, Third Floor Sanctuary | mainejewishmuseum.org

“Some Things We Can Do Together” Megan and Murray McMillan | The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art | 522 Congress St, Portland | through April 24

Abby Shahn “50 Years” | Speedwell Projects | 630 Forest Ave, Portland | Through May 9