Add your story of life during COVID-19 to "My Maine Stories" on mainememory.net, part of the Maine Historical Society archives. More info and link under Literary Arts - Ongoing. (Photo: Red Cross and Red Star nurses during a Portland parade on April 6, 1918, from the collections of Maine Historical Society, courtesy of MaineMemory.net, item #10589)
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BENEFITS

Maine Music Society Benefit Auction | Online auction through Nov. 18 | MMS is a music-performing non-profit in Central Maine | For more info and to bid, visit mainemusicsociety.org/

Hearts & Hands Gala: Virtually Unstoppable | Online Auction to benefit Ronald McDonald House, Maine | Auction runs Nov. 9-12 | Online gala, Nov. 12 | Information and auction link, bit.ly/32sIoUA

Chocolate Lovers’ Fling online auction | Nov. 11-22 | fundraiser for SARSSM – Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine | Online bidding at one.bidpal.net/thefling/welcome

NOVEMBER 13

“Music with a Mission:”  MissFits | Livestream concerts at Thompson’s Point to benefit Maine Music Alliance | 7pm | $70 per fire pit, max 6 people | Brick South Beer Garden | CDC guidelines followed | bit.ly/34F0VhR

NOVEMBER 14

Mama Tried | Benefit for Maine Adaptive Skiing | 7:30pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info: cadenzafreeport.com

NOVEMBER 21

34th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling | Streaming event to support SARSSM – Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine | 8pm | free event, ticket donations appreciated | Fling info at: chocolateloversfling.org/  | Sign up for online bidding, Nov. 14-22 at one.bidpal.net/thefling/welcome

“Music with a Mission” Livestream concert with various performers and DJ Graphic Melee to benefit Maine Music Alliance | 7pm | $70 per fire pit, max 6 people | $10 no firepit | Thompson’s Point Brick South Beer Garden | CDC guidelines followed |
bit.ly/34F0VhR

ONGOING

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” chronicling Lewis’ social activism | PMA Films | bit.ly/31sorvW | All proceeds to benefit NAACP-Maine

“RBG” | PMA Films and Magnolia Pictures offer a digital purchase of the film for $6.99 with an hour-long interview with filmmakers | Portion of proceeds to benefit ACLU Women’s Rights Project | portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/rbg

COMEDY

NOVEMBER 12

Stroudwater Fall Comedy Series | 7pm | Stroudwater Distillery | 4 Thompsons Point | $10 reservations only | Cocktails and food specials | Masks required | bit.ly/30JUWGM

NOVEMBER 14

Cabin Fever Comedy Night | Outdoor comedy show | 6-9pm | $20-$80 | Thompson’s Point | Wear masks in common areas | More info at bit.ly/2TySbDx

NOVEMBER 19

Stroudwater Fall Comedy Series | 7pm | Stroudwater Distillery | 4 Thompsons Point | $10 reservations only | Cocktails and food specials | Masks required | bit.ly/30JUWGM

DANCE

NOVEMBER 12

“Flex Ave” | Virtual performance in partnership with Portland Ovations and Indigo Arts Alliance | Featuring group choreography and solo improv set to a mix of reggae, hip-hop and pop | 7pm | Pay what you can | call  842-0800 or visit portlandovations.org/event/flex-ave-virtual-performance/

FILM

Virtual Maine Jewish Film Festival | Nov. 7-22 | Browse films and order tickets at 2020mjff.eventive.org/welcome

NOVEMBER 12

“Lost Boundaries,” 1949, Representing Race in Mid-Century Maine Film | Discussion follows with USM Professor Dr. Ardis Cameron | 7-9pm | Free | Info and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

“The Tallest Man on Earth” – The Little Red Barn Show | Concert documentary premier and live Q&A | 9pm | On-demand access til Nov. 21 | State Theatre | statetheatreportland.com/events/the-tallest-man-on-earth/

Moonlight Cinema | “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” | Thompson’s Point | 5:30-8:30pm | $70 per fire pit, max 6 people | CDC guidelines followed |
bit.ly/3jFvSH5

NOVEMBER 13

“Francisca” | A film by Manoel de Oliveira based on a novel by Agustina Bessa  | Support The Apohadion Theater and SPACE | Through Nov. 27 | theapohadiontheater.com/

NOVEMBER 20

Save Maine Stages Fundraising Film Premier | To benefit Maine Music Alliance | 7pm | $70 per fire pit, max 6 people | $10 no firepit | Thompson’s Point, Brick South Beer Garden | CDC guidelines followed | bit.ly/34F0VhR

ONGOING

“Oliver Sacks: His Own Life” | $12 | Portion of proceeds will benefit Frontier, Brunswick | go to explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema for information and links to this and other films.

“Epicentro” | $12 | Portion of proceeds will benefit Frontier, Brunswick | go to explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema for information and links to this and other films.

“The Hermit,” North Pond Hermit documentary | free stream on Vimeo:
vimeo.com/406217619

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

NOVEMBER 17

“Thrive: Creating Post-Pandemic Happiness” | Free virtual event with Dick Finnegan, author and CEO of C-Suite Analytics | Hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland | 2pm | For info and to register: habitatportlandme.org/events

NOVEMBER 18

Makers (in their studios): Scott Nash | “Divergent Thinking” about design, illustration, writing, more | 7-8pm | Free for members / $8 nonmembers | info at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

NOVEMBER 19

REDACT: A panel discussion on the redaction of Maine’s 1820 Constitution and the ramifications on Wabanaki communities | with Darren Ranco (Penobscot) of the University of Maine | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | free, via Zoom | More information and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Mid-Coast Audubon Series: “The State of Birds – Decades of Change” | with Nick Lund of Maine Audubon | 6-7pm via Zoom | More information at librarycamden.org/event/mid-coast-audubon-series-the-state-of-birds/

ONGOING

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

Trivia Night at Stars and Stripes Brewing | every Thursday 6pm | 8 Varney Rd, Freeport | Socially distanced tables | 317-1115 | StarsStripesBrewing.com

LITERARY ARTS

NOVEMBER 11

Maine at 200 Series: James E. Francis, Sr (Penobscot) speaks on Pandemics in Wabanaki Communities | Free | for more info: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

NOVEMBER 12

“Wine Maniacs 2020” with Layne Witherell, a look at 30 years in the wine business | 7-8pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore, and part of the PPL Literary Lunch Series | for more info and Zoom link: printbookstore.com/event

NOVEMBER 13

Leaf of Voices Part V: Honoring Youth Poets | Reading and discussion of “A New Land,” from The Telling Room | Portland Public Library, held via Zoom | 8:30pm | Info and link at portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

NOVEMBER 14

“Chowder Rules! The True Story of an EPIC Food Fight” | Book reading and talk with Anna Crowley Redding and Vita Lane | 11am-12pm | Free | Info and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Start Where You’re Standing | A talk on creating & developing your writer’s platform with Tanya Whiton | MWPA | 3:30-5pm | Free for members / $5 nonmembers | Register: bit.ly/3efZiKU

NOVEMBER 15

By Local: Maine Playwrights, New Works | Virtual reading by Allison McCall, “Waiting for Alice” | Reading followed by audience feedback and discusssion of the creative process | Mad Horse Theatre event | 7pm | Register in advance | Information at madhorse.com/virtual-events | Free, donations appreciated.

NOVEMBER 18

Literary Lunch: Meredith Hall talks about “Beneficence” with Simon Van Booy | Portland Public Library, held via Zoom | 12-1pm | portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

NOVEMBER 22

By Local: Maine Playwrights, New Works | Virtual reading by Allison McCall, “Waiting for Alice” | Reading followed by audience feedback and discusssion of the creative process | Mad Horse Theatre event | 7pm | Register in advance | Information at madhorse.com/virtual-events | Free, donations appreciated.

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

ONGOING

Maine Jewish Museum Pop-Up | 67 Washington Ave., Portland | Tues-Fri 11-4 | Sat. 11-5 | Closed Sun-Mon | Masks required | New exhibit: Elizabeth Greenberg, Kerry Michaels and Trice Stratmann | through Nov. 21

MUSIC

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Traditional Turkish folk song performed by Eric LaPerna  and his 7-year-old son Leo LaZarate | Free online, view any time through Nov. 18 | bit.ly/3oXE2hM

NOVEMBER 12

Cricket Blue | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 6pm | facebook.com/portciityblue

‘Songs My Mother Taught Me’ | Palaver Strings livestream concert from The Waldo in Waldoboro | 7pm | opera arias to jazz to indie rock | $30 suggested, $15 min. | For more info and to register, visit palaverstrings.org/events

Le Vent Du Nord | Francophone folk music | One Longfellow Square Live-stream |  8pm | $10 | For information and to register, onelongfellowsquare.com/

NOVEMBER 13

MissFits, An All Ghoul Misfits Tribute | Free Livestream | 8pm | More info at
statetheatreportland.com/events

Tom Mitchell | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

Jimmy Dority | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

NOVEMBER 14

Kurt Thiele | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 6pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

NOVEMBER 19

Max Garcia Conover, Ben Cosgrove & Rattlesnake Arm (Max Davis) | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Lucinda Williams | A night of Bob Dylan songs Livestream | 8pm | $20 | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Chiharu Naruse, classical pianist | Free online | from noon Nov. 19 – 5pm Dec. 2 | bit.ly/3oXE2hM

NOVEMBER 20

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

The Strangely Possibles | Funky psychedelic folk rock | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $16 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

NOVEMBER 21

Zak Trojano | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 8pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Patty Griffin | Livestream | 8pm | $25 | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

Brad Terry and Clifford Cameron | Jazz duo | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

NOVEMBER 22

Pianist Edmund Barton Bullock performs from Chateau de Palaminy in France | Public concert series of the Portland Rossini Club | 3-4pm | $10 / free for students, PRC & MK Club members | via Zoom, register in advance | for more info visit bit.ly/2TXLxqJ

ONGOING

Noel Paul Stookey | Portland Symphony Orchestra | Available to stream Oct. 18-Nov. 16 | Pay-what-you-can options | info and tickets: portlandsymphony.org/event/noel-paul-stookey/

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

Live Bands Every Sunday | Through Dec., 12-2pm | Stars and Stripes Brewing, Veteran-owned | 8 Varney Rd, Freeport | 317-1115 | StarsStripesBrewing.com

Irish Night at Blue Virtual Concert Series | Wednesdays 8pm on Facebook | bit.ly/2Ebi60a for info and schedule.

SPACE House Shows | weekly live stream series on Instagram | Tuesdays 8pm | facebook.com/SPACE538/ for information and Instagram links.

PEACE OF MIND

NOVEMBER 13

Curbside Souper Supper at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth | Free, 2nd and 4th Fridays | Masks and social distancing

NOVEMBER 14

Drive-through Chicken Pie Supper | Pre-order required | $12 individual meal | Prides Corner Church, 235 Pride St, Westbrook | 4pm | Limited meals available | Call to reserve: 899-5727

NOVEMBER 25

“The Stepping Off Place” | Author Cameron Rosenblum interviewed by Gillian French | Guests: The Center for Grieving Children and The Yellow Tulip Project | Portland Public Library, held via Zoom | 12-1pm | portlandlibrary.com/events/readyourmindnovember/

ONGOING

Yoga for Sustainable Activism | SeaChange Yoga | wellbeing for organizers and activists | Mondays 6-7pm | Donations accepted | via Zoom | seachangeyoga.org/lovewarriors

Queer Yoga with SeaChange Yoga | Online trauma-informed classes | Th 6-7pm | $15 suggested donation | seachangeyoga.org/queeryoga

Community Meal | Free boxed meals for take-out | Trinity Lutheran Church in conjunction with Wayside Food Services | every Wed 1-2pm in parking lot at 612 Main St, Westbrook | Please wear a mask.

Curbside Souper Supper at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth | Free, 2nd and 4th Fridays | Masks and social distancing

Recovery Yoga | SeaChange Yoga | for people in recovery from substance use disorder | Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:20pm | Free | seachangeyoga.org/recovery-yoga

Gentle Chair Yoga with AARP Maine | SeaChange Yoga | Fridays 8:30-9:15am | $15 suggested donation | through Dec. 18 | info at seachangeyoga.org/aarp-chair-yoga

THEATER

“RBG, One Step at a Time” | Jackie Olivieri as Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Thurs 7pm, Fri/Sat 7:30pm | Pay what you can | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | masks required | For more info visit thefootlightstheatre.com | Through Nov. 21

Stroll Haunted Yarmouth – Now through Friday the 13th | Stories of real people who lived and died in Yarmouth, presented by Royal River Community Players in conjunction with Yarmouth Historical Society and the Village Improvement Society | $15 | royalrivercommunityplayers.com/

NOVEMBER 13

“Measure For Measure” | Plays of Futures Passed Series, Theater at Monmouth | Through Nov. 19 | $25 / student $20 | 48-Hour Rental | Info and link at
theateratmonmouth.org/plays/plays-of-futures-passed/

NOVEMBER 14

“Almost, Maine: The Writer’s Cut” | 3 different live readings by John Cariani, followed by Q&A | Nov. 7, 14, 21 | 5:30pm | Portland Stage | Free, register online at sforce.co/38kzTyO

NOVEMBER 20

Mad Horse Virtual Artist Chit Chat | 7-minute presentations from a mix of local artists followed by discussion via Zoom, hosted by Allison McCall | 7-8:30pm | Free but donations appreciated | Information and RSVP at madhorse.com/virtual-events

NOVEMBER 21

“Almost, Maine: The Writer’s Cut” | 3 different live readings by John Cariani, followed by Q&A | Nov. 7, 14, 21 | 5:30pm | Portland Stage | Free, register online at sforce.co/38kzTyO

ONGOING

Jekyll & Hyde | Tophat Productions’ Oct. 30 production from Mayo Street Arts online: bit.ly/32s7naE

Talley’s Folly | Portland Stage | 25A Forest Ave | In person single tickets starting at $35 | Masks must be worn at all times | Digital on-Demand, $25 | Info and tickets at portlandstage.org/show/talleys-folly/ Through Nov. 15

VISUAL ARTS

NOVEMBER 12

Online Artist Talk: Tom Paiement Elegance & Chaos | 7pm | facebook.com/greenhutgalleries | Exhibition runs through Nov. 28 at Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5

ONGOING

Art in The Park installations | Congress Sq. Park | November features Chris Miller’s “Martha!”- seven 3’x5’ nylon flags with perforations suspended on a halyard between light posts.

Faculty Photography | Showcasing the photography of local faculty | through Dec. 12 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Face masks required

Tom Paiement Solo Exhibition | Featuring Brown Lethem in the Side Gallery | Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | through Nov. 28

“STEAM” curated by Wes LaFountain | “STEM + Arts” | through Dec. 31 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Face masks required.

Casco Bay Artisans, 68 Commercial St, Building A, Portland | 11am-6pm | Jean Wiecha: “Perception of Form” | Diane Dahlke: “Farm to Canvas, Endless Harvest” | Robin Swennes: For the Love of the Blues | Through Nov. 30 | cascobayartisans.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.

Tom Paiement Solo Exhibition | Featuring Brown Lethem in the Side Gallery | Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | through Nov. 28

“Flight” curated by Lissa Hunter | through Dec. 5 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Face masks required