“Alien Autopsy,” with Ian Smith and Madeline Smith, one of three plays streaming May 28-June 30, a production of Freeport Community Players. More information and links in the calendar under Theater.
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BENEFITS

Spring online auction | Public Theatre, Lewiston | Jewelry, gift certificates, singing lessons, more | Through Sunday, May 23 | Details at thepublictheatre.org/silent-auction-multi/

MAY 21

Snowy Egret 5K to support Scarborough Marsh | Virtual, through June 4 | $25 registration | Prizes | Visit Maine Audubon for more info: maineaudubon.org/news/events/snowy-egret-5k/

COMEDY

MAY 20

Cabin Fever | Outdoor comedy show presented by Marcus Cardona and Empire Comedy Club | Doors 7:30pm | $20 | Limited to 100 | Wear mask | Thompson’s Point Brick South Beer Garden | More info: bit.ly/2QTWUlT

FILM

Local virtual film venues: Portland Museum of Art: portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings | Frontier, Brunswick: explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema | The Apohadion:
theapohadiontheater.com/

“David’s Voice” | Short documentary about Portland’s classical vocalist David Worobec and his miniature stage productions | Free on Vimeo: bit.ly/2OfvHse

MAY 20

“Dawnland” | Online screening and Live Q&A with Esther Anne of Wabanaki REACH and Chris Newell of the Abbe Museum | The BTS Center | 6:30-8:30pm | By donation | More info and registration, bit.ly/3vStH9o

MAY 27

“Stand By Me” | Outdoor film screening by the Maine Film Association | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St, Portland | 7pm | Pre-registration required | $15 public, $10 MFA members | 8pm | More information at mainefilm.org/standbyme-2021/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

MAY 20

Begin Again Series | A Talk with Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr, “Doing One’s First Works Over”: Imagining a New America | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free, open to the public | Registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

The Art and Science of Dying, Death as a Part of Life | Virtual Thresholds Conference with Dr. BJ Miller, Barbara Karnes | Hosted by Hospice of Southern Maine | 1-4:30pm | $35 | For more info and to register, hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/thresholds

Storytelling as a Tool for Racial Equity | Recent Telling Room graduates share perspectives on storytelling, social change and racial equity | 6-7:30pm | Q&A follows | Free and by donation | Info at tellingroom.org/new-events/momentum

Restoring American Chestnuts in Maine | Professor Tom Klak | Maine Audubon online| Free for members, $7 nonmembers | 4-5pm | More info at bit.ly/3hhJY3X

From Asylum Seeker to Citizen: Navigating Maine as an Immigrant | Budago Makoko shares experience and reads from his memoir, “Ladder to the Moon” | 6-7pm | Camden Public Library | For more info and to receive Zoom link, visit bit.ly/3eGjpU6

MAY 25

“A World on the Wing” with ornithologist, author Scott Weidensaul | 6-7pm | Camden Public Library | For more info and to receive link, visit bit.ly/2RdVmDd

Everybody’s Falcon at Me: Fabulous Falcons | Thomas Memorial Library and The Center for Wildlife | 6:30-7:30pm | For more info and to register: bit.ly/3uKwVfd

Fighting White Supremacy in 2021: From Charlottesville to the Capitol | Presented by the JCA Community Relations Council | 7pm | More info and registration at bit.ly/2Rj2dLI

Portland Charter Commission Panel Discussion: A look back at lessons learned | Michael Kebede facilitator | Portland Public Library and the League of Women Voters | 6-7pm | Info and Zoom link at bit.ly/3wagNDR

MAY 26

Sustainability Series: Up for Grabs – The Battles Over Maine’s Public Lands | Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative | 5:30-7pm | Zoom link and more info at bit.ly/3eZ3eQV

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

HEALTH/SUPPORT

MAY 25

How to Celebrate Our Youth Who Identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ | Virtual panel discussion for adults | Free and open to the public | Scarborough Public Library | 6:30 pm via Zoom | Registration required: bit.ly/3bkjOK3

ONGOING

T’ai Chi and Qigong | Free classes in Congress Square Park at Congress and High St. | Mondays 9:30-10:30am | Wednesdays 10-11am | Through Sept. 29 | congresssquarepark.org/events/

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Weekly support group as well as mom-to-mom support on an ongoing basis | Fridays 10am | Free to Maine residents | Private facebook group with Doula/Lactation consultant, bit.ly/3wgsycS

Relation-Ship-It book group for teens, discussing LGBTQ relationships through YA fiction | Portland and Lewiston Libraries in partnership with SARSSM and TTD | For info visit: portlandlibrary.com/series/relation-ship-it-teen-book-group/

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

Cultivating Mindfulness | Meditation and discussion with Anne Gosling | Fridays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/

Remote Support Groups, Mon-Thurs, hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | For info and schedules visit namimaine.org/remotesupportgroups

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/

LITERARY ARTS

MAY 19

Virtual Literary Lunch | Brock Clarke discusses “I, Grape; Or the Case for Fiction” with Sarah Domet | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library | bit.ly/3nYVP85

MAY 20

“The Field House” | Robin Clifford Wood discussion with Susan Conley | Print: A Bookstore | 7-8pm | Free | Register at printbookstore.com/event/wood

“Justice Rising” Robert Kennedy’s American in Black and White | With Patricia Sullivan | Mechanics Hall and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia | $5, free for members of Mechanics Hall | 6-7pm | For more info and to register, bit.ly/3eoZM2O

MAY 21

Poetry Express with the Telling Room | Online community poetry reading with Amanda Dettmann and Rachel Iradukunda | Information at tellingroom.org/new-events/poetryexpress

MAY 22

A Talk on the Essentials of Writing Picture Books | with Samara Cole Doyon | Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance | 10-11:30am | $5, free for MWPA members | More info at bit.ly/3boGJE9

MAY 23

“Unsettled Ground” | Claire Fuller discussion with Lucy Atkins | Print: A Bookstore | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/fuller

“Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine’s Mighty Paper Industry” | with Michael Hillard, Peter Kellman, Andy O’Brien | 6:30-7:30pm | $8, free for members | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St, Portland | Reservations required: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

MAY 25

“The Curie Society” | Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni discussion | Print: A Bookstore | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/curiesociety

“I’ve Been Here All the While” Black Freedom on Native Land | With Alaina E. Roberts | Mechanics Hall and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia | $5, free for members of Mechanics Hall | 6-7pm | For more info and to register, bit.ly/3b68RLW

Meet the Author: Phuc Tran | “Sigh, Gone” | Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell | 7pm Zoom | For more info and to register, visit hobbslibrary.org

MAY 26

Begin Again Series | Book talk with Edward Ball: “The Life of a Klansman” | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free, open to the public | Registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

“The Guncle” | Steven Rowley talks with Sally Hepworth | Print: A Bookstore | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/rowley

Sustainability Series: “Up For Grabs – The Battles Over Maine’s Public Lands” | 5:30-7pm | Portland Public Library | Info and Zoom link, bit.ly/3eZ3eQV

MAY 27

An Evening with Stuart Kestenbaum | Maine Poet Laureate | 6-7pm | Camden Public Library | For more info and to receive link, visit bit.ly/3bEigeb

JUNE 1

“The Gravity Tree” | Anna Crowley Redding | Print: A Bookstore | 6:30-7:30pm | Free | info and registration at bit.ly/3tWJHGp

JUNE 2

“Sometimes Times: Prints and Poems” | Prints by Terry Winters | Poetry reading by Mark Melnicove | 5-7pm | Able Baker Contemporary | 29 Forest Ave, Portland | More information at bit.ly/3uNRtDG

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 | New exhibitions through June 25 | “Under Construction” Chris Beneman; “Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture” Skowhegan School artists; “Through the Static and Distance” Tonee Harbert | 267 Congress St. | Open 12-4pm, Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri | mainejewishmuseum.org/

MUSIC

Tango Caliente! | Portland Symphony Orchestra On-Demand concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10  | Through May 28 | portlandsymphony.org/event/tango-caliente/

Heroes & Heroines | Mother’s Day Organ Concert with Katelyn Emerson on the Kotzschmar Organ | On-demand tickets through May 31 | Tickets from $10 | foko.org/event/heroes-heroines-with-katelyn-emerson/

POPS! Nothin’ But the Blues | Jayce Ogren guest conductor, Shayna Steele vocals | Pay what you can, from $10  | On demand through June 11 | More info at portlandsymphony.org/event/nothin-but-the-blues/

MAY 20

Timothy Burris | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through June 2 | Visit bit.ly/32E7KPa

Trio Session: Culomba | Trio of voices from many cultures and styles | Palaver Strings | 7-8pm | Pay what you can | More information at palaverstrings.org/events

MAY 21

Witnessing Change, Outdoor concert (CANCELED. Livestream to air June 3) | Fort Allen Park on Munjoy Hill | 2-3pm | Palaver Strings in partnership with Mechanics Hall and the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization | Free | More information at palaverstrings.org/events/witnessing-change-outdoor

Dan Pelletier | Folk singer/songwriter | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | More info at cadenzafreeport.com

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

Sound Check: Shank Painters | Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden | 7:30pm | $10 advance seats, camdenoperahouse.com/shows | Free livestream: facebook.com/
camdenoperahouse

MAY 22

Razor Daisies | Rock/soul/blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | More info at cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 26

Mahler’s Fourth | Portland Symphony Orchestra | On-Demand through June 25 | Pay what you can, from $10 | portlandsymphony.org/event/mahlers-fourth/

Darlingside | Livestream Live #3 from the Whippoorwhill Cabin | 3pm, 8pm, Post-Show Q&A | $15 | statetheatreportland.com/events/darlingside/

I Dream A World | Classical Uprising Youth Chorus | A concert clebraing hope, unity, freedom and peace | The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary | 3 Foreside Road, Falmouth | $5, $10/family | Info and tickets: classicaluprising.org/events/i-dream-a-world

MAY 28

Ocean Ave Band | Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | More info at cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 29

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

MAY 31

Virtual Rachmaninoff Concert | Bay Chamber in partnership with Down East Singers | 5-6pm | Free on Bay Chamber’s YouTube channel | More info at bit.ly/3fceU2E

JUNE  1

Songs of the LGBTQ+: A Multi-Genre Celebration of Pride Month | Instructor James Sokol’s journey through Broadway, opera, pop and more | In partnership with the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance | 2:30-3:15pm | $5 early bird registration: bit.ly/2QjSZ1k

ONGOING

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Every Thurs, Fri 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

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.

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

THEATER

“… That’s What SHE Said!” by Michael J. Tobin | Through May 22 | Thurs 7pm | Fri/Sat 7:30pm | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Reservations at 207-747-5434 | Masks required | Visit thefootlightstheatre.com

MAY 22

“In The Heights” | Centered around a Latin American community in NYC | Virtual theater production by Broadway Mania with a cast and crew from 9 countries | 7pm | $15 | bit.ly/3uqF08t

MAY 25

Abbe Museum – First Look | Commissioned Maine Artist Virtual Preview | Wabanaki stories for school and family audiences | Free | 4pm | Portland Ovations | More info at boxoffice.porttix.com/portland-ovations-first-looks

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System | 1pm | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | $5.50 children, $6 adults | 780-4249 for more information

MAY 28

Future…Present…Past | Three short comedies by Elizabeth Gaffey, with interview | Streaming May 28 – June 30 | $9-$14 | Freeport Community Players | More info and tickets, fcponline.org

VISUAL ARTS

The Bealtaine Exhibition | 6 artists showcased in the Gaelic seasonal festival exhibit | Carrickahowley Gallery at the Maine Irish Heritage Center | Through July 31 | Online, maineirish.com

MFA Thesis Exhibition | Through June 11 | Institute of Contemporary Art & Bob Crewe Galleries | 522 Congress St | By appointment: meca.edu/about/institute-of-contemporary-art/

MAY 26

Ebenezer Akakpo | “Makers (In Their Studios)” Virtual studio visit | Mechanics Hall | Free for members, $8 nonmembers | 7-8pm | bit.ly/3bcvK0p

JUNE 1

Creative Portland’s Ribbon Cutting: David Wilson’s seaweed-inspired bus shelter installation | 12 noon | Portland Transportation Center near Amtrak and Concord Coach

ONGOING

“East End in Bloom” | Fabric flower installation by Nina Naylor and community volunteers | East End Community School fence | 195 North St., Portland | On display through May.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Paintings in Oil” through May 30 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-5pm | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097 richardboydartgallery.com

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | “Things Seemed to Be Breaking” through May 22 | “The Space Between” through June 26 | covestreetarts.com

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | “Maine: The Painted State” | Through May 29 | greenhutgalleries.com

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | “MMPA Antidote,” mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org, featuring Maine art and artists | updated regularly with interviews and Q&As.

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX