"A Walk in the Woods," the annual American landscapes exhibit at Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens Friday, March 5 at 10 a.m., 15 Epps St., Portland. Free admission. Gallery hours are Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with additional hours available by appointment, 712-1097. The exhibition will run through March 28. (“Can You Hear the Peepers,” Oil on Canvas, by Felicity Sidwell)
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BENEFITS

MARCH 4-7

Ski-Stump FilmFEST to benefit Denmark Arts Center | 8am | $15 for 3 films | For more info, including list of films, visit denmarkarts.org/event-calendar/ski-stump-filmfest/

MARCH 5

Maine’s Historic Speakeasies: Tours, Pours, and Locked-Doors, Secrets of the Jazz ’20s | Virtual Gala for Maine Preservation | $20/group login | 7pm | More information and registration at bit.ly/2NHa0Bd

COMEDY

MARCH 5

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

FILM

MARCH 16

“Like” | Documentary exploring the impact of social media and technology | Hosted by Freeport Middle School and Freeport Community Services | Free virtual screening and panel discussion | 6:30pm | More at visitfreeport.com/events/freeport-community-
services-film/

ONGOING

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

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

MARCH 3

“It’s a Family Affair” A Personal Conversation about Black History in Maine | Panel discussion | 6-7pm | Portland Chamber of Commerce | Information and registration at bit.ly/37MvIKK

“Seeking Resonance: Toward Being Future Beings” | A virtual conversation of indigenous identity | Portland Ovations and Indigo Arts Alliance | 4pm | Free, RSVP required | bit.ly/3pVaCQO

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

Cove St. Artist Talk will feature Meg Brown Payson on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. on Cove Street Arts’ Facebook page. Direct link can be found under Visual Arts in the listings below.

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

MARCH 16

The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from 10 American Colleges and Universities | Freeport Community Library | 6-7pm | Free, but space is limited | For more information and to register for zoom link, visit freeportmaine.libcal.com/event/7528738

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

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

MARCH 11

“The Glass Hotel” | Emily St. John Mandel talks with Emily Russo | Co-hosted by Portland Public Library Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance | 7-8pm | Free | More info at printbookstore.com/event/brown

MARCH 16

Mathew Cost, Dr. BJ Magnani discuss their mystery series | 7-8pm | Free | Print: A Bookshop | More info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/costmagnani

MARCH 17

“Oslo, Maine” | Marcia Butler talks with Susan Henderson | Print: A Bookshop | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/butler

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/

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/

George Barber | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

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

MARCH 8

Emily Bodley | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

MARCH 9

Jenny Van West | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

MARCH 10

James Day Leavitt | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

MARCH 12

SoundCheck: Lauren Crosby | Maine singer/songwriter | Free live stream | 7:30-8:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

Bess Jacques | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | Livestreamed on Facebook | Info: cadenzafreeport.com

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

Auburn UU Open Mic and Poetry Slam | 7:30pm, second Friday of the month | The Pleasant Note Coffeehouse | Zoom link at facebook.com/auburnuu

MARCH 13

Stealing Sunday | Rock and Pop Hits | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

Samuel James and Tiny Bill McGraw | Live online event | 10am | Free, all ages | RSVP required at bit.ly/2ZRxnKI

MARCH 14

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

MARCH 16

Jed Bresette | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

MARCH 17

Will Woodson and Caitln Finley | St. Patrick’s Day show | 8pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Schooner Fare | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10  | Through April 16 | portlandsymphony.org/event/schooner-fare/

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

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/

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/

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

THEATER

“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

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/

“MMPA Antidote” features new images, interviews, studio shots, videos, processes and musings, updated every other week at mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org (“Leaf in Ice” 2019, Platinum print, by Tillman Crane)

VISUAL ARTS

MARCH 4

Meg Payson Brown | Cove St. Artist Talk on “a silence fell with the waking bird” | 7pm | Live on facebook.com/covestreetarts

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

MARCH 11

“The Siddis of Karnataka” | A scholarly conversation on the history of the Siddi community in tandem with the Soulful Stitching quilt exhibit at Cove Street Arts | Co-hosted by Indigo Arts Alliance | 5:30pm | Learn more at indigoartsalliance.me/event-schedule/

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 | “Abstract Nature” through April 24 | 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