Pihcintu, a chorus of refugee and immigrant girls who have made Portland their home, is releasing its new song, “Somewhere,” Nov. 20 to coincide with Universal Children’s Day. A premiere of the video and a performance by the chorus will be held Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art. It is free and open to the public.

Dance

Wednesday 13

Versificator – Electro Funk Dance Party | Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St, Portland | 8pm | $5

Thursday 14

MJFF – MR. GAGA Portland Dance Month 11-14 6:00 PM JCA | Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) | 1342 Congress Street, Portland | 6pm | $8 – $10

Thursday Night Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project | Mechanics Hall Ballroom | 519 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | $8 – $10

Friday 15

Dance Party with rotating DJ’s | Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St., South Portland | 8:30pm | Free

Friction Friday | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland | 9pm | $5

Saturday 16

3rd Annual Last Waltz Tribute Show | The Frog and Turtle | 3 Bridge St, Westbrook | 8pm | $25 – $150

Sunday 17

Dances of Universal Peace | Creating Space Yoga Studio | 1717 Congress Street, Portland | 1:30pm | $5 – $20

Monday 18

Miami Salsa Dancing Lessons | Sullivan Fitness Complex, Multipurpose Room , Portland | 7:15pm | Free

Tuesday 19

Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project | Mechanics Hall | 519 Congress St, Portland | 6pm | $12 – $80

Two of Maine’s most acclaimed writers, Richard Russo and Jennifer Finney Boylan, will host a Literary Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at noon at the Portland Public Library. The talk is free and open to the public, and people are invited to bring a lunch.

Wednesday 20

Louis the Child | State Theatre | 609 Congress St, Portland | 8pm | $26

Versificator – Electro Funk Dance Party | Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St, Portland | 8pm | $5

ThumpDay! | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland

Thursday 21

Thursday Night Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project | Mechanics Hall Ballroom | 519 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | $8 – $10

Middle Eastern Dance night with Zapion & Friends | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 9pm

Friday 22

Sevilla, mi tierra | Sevilla, my land | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 7pm | $15 – $30

Dance Party with rotating DJ’s | Spring Point Tavern | 175 Benjamin W Pickett St., South Portland | 8:30pm | Free

Saturday 23

Sevilla, mi tierra | Sevilla, my land | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 7pm | $15 – $30

Sunday 24

Flannel Tea Dance 5 – 8:30pm | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland | 5pm

Monday 25

Miami Salsa Dancing Lessons | Sullivan Fitness Complex, Multipurpose Room , Portland | 7:15pm | Free

Tuesday 26

Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project | Mechanics Hall | 519 Congress St, Portland | 6pm | $12 – $80

Wednesday 27

TroyBoi – Nostalgia Tour | State Theatre | 609 Congress St, Portland | 8pm | $20

Versificator – Electro Funk Dance Party | Portland House of Music & Events | 25 Temple St, Portland | 8pm | $5

Film

Wednesday 13

Redoubt [A film by Matthew Barney] | Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square, Portland | 2pm

Continuing the Conversation About Dying and Death | 129 Island Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1109, United States Peaks Island | 7pm

Thursday 14

Film: Abbas Kiarostami Mini-Retrospective | Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square, Portland | 6pm

MJFF – MR. GAGA Portland Dance Month 11-14 6:00 PM JCA | Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) | 1342 Congress Street, Portland | 6pm | $8 – $10

Saturday 16

Film + Comedy: Down In Front! “Mesa of Lost Women” | Geno’s Rock Club | 625 Congress St, Portland | 8pm

Monday 18

Big Bang and Cosmology | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | 7pm | $12 – $20

Tuesday 19

Mack Wrestles with Kafari | Space Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | Free

Wednesday 20

Backcountry Film Festival | Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | $20

Thursday 21

Phunny at PHOME Presents Comedian Grant Lyon | 25 Temple St. Portland | 7pm

Friday 22

Kaki King | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland | 8pm | $25 – $30

Sunday 24

Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast! | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | 3pm | $5 – $5.50

Loro | Space Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | $

Monday 25

Black Holes and Time Warps | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | 7pm | $12 – $20

Food + Drink

Wednesday 13

Lunch & Learn Research Hour: Gulf of Maine Archeology | 128 Wishcamper Center Portland | 12pm | Free

Community Lunch | The ROCC, top floor of Sullivan Gym Portland | 12:30pm

Snack Chat: HPV | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 3pm | Free

$3.50 Tall Wednesdays | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 4pm

Happy Hour & Late Night Happy Hour | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 4pm

Free Meal | Westbrook Community Center | 426 Bridge Street, Westbrook | 5pm

Happy Hour Music Series! | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 5pm

‘19 FALMOUTH BOYS’ SOCCER BANQUET | The Elks Club | 1945 Congress St, Portland | 6pm | $0 – $22

Stump Trivia | Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave, South Portland | 8pm

Cooking Matters for Adults | Dempsey Center South Portland | 778 Main Street, South Portland

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week | Brooks Dining Hall Portland

Thursday 14

Experience USM: Environmental Science & Policy | Gorham campus Portland | 9:30am

Husky Vets Thanksgiving Fundraiser | Woodbury Campus Center Portland | 11:30am | $9

Wine Down | Sebago Brewing Company | 211 FORE ST, Portland | 4pm

the MOUSA happy hour! | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 5pm

Whiskey Bending Workshop | New England Distilling Co | 26 Evergreen Dr, Portland | 6pm | $55

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

Film: Abbas Kiarostami Mini-Retrospective | Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress Square, Portland | 6pm

Bon Appetite Culinary Walking Tour | East End Portland

Friday 15

Experience USM: Biological Sciences | Portland campus Portland | 11:30am

Layne’s Wine Gig | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 4:30pm

Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey | The Dogfish Company | 128 Free St, Portland | 5pm

The Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland Present: SLAPsgiving: Volume IV | 25 Temple St. Portland | 8pm

Live Music | Sea Dog Brewing Company | 125 Western Ave, South Portland | 9pm

Vegan Gelato Friday at Gorgeous Gelato | 434 Fore St, Portland | Free

Rizo with guest Ari Shapiro | Aura Maine | 121 Center St, Portland

Saturday 16

Westbrook Grub + Pub Crawl | YES Brewing | 609 Main St, Westbrook | 3pm | $10 – $40

Afternoon Acoustic Concert | Urban Farm Fermentory Portland | 3pm | Free

Sunday 17

Bess Jacques & The Strays | MJ’s Wine Bar | 1 City Center, Portland | 7pm | Free

Tuesday 19

Adoption Awareness Event | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland | 5pm | $20

Wednesday 20

Maine Skeins Crafters | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | 519 Congress Street, Portland | 12pm | Free

Literary Lunch: Richard Russo talks with Jennifer Finney Boylan | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 12pm

Crafternoon: Pretend Pies (Kids) | Walker Memorial Library | 800 Main St, Westbrook | 3pm

Cooking Matters Pop Up Store Tour | Dempsey Center South Portland | 778 Main Street, South Portland | 5pm

Sigrid Sibley at Blue | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 5pm

Thursday 21

Graduate Studies Coffee Hour | Upstairs Lounge, LAC Portland | 1:30pm | Free

Happy Hour with MATT MEYER | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 5pm

Hops for Habitat | Oxbow Blending & Bottling | 49 Washington Ave., Portland | 5pm | $20 – $30

Discover Arbonne & Monthly Meeting | Elks Lodge | 1945 Congress Street, Portland | 6pm

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

Friday 22

Experience USM: Nursing | Portland campus Portland | 1pm

Auditions: Casa Valentina | Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd, South Portland | 6pm

Sevilla, mi tierra | Sevilla, my land | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | 7pm | $15 – $30

Sunday 24

Wine & Oysters Walk | Starting location varies | Portland, Maine, Portland | 2:30pm | $75 – $85

Flannel Tea Dance 5 – 8:30pm | Flask Lounge | 117 Spring St, Portland | 5pm

Planetary Access//Lisa/Liza//LaughingAnimal// Sweetcreem | The Apohadion Theater | 107 Hanover St., Portland | 7pm

Tuesday 26

Life 101 | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Holidays

Thursday 14

Husky Vets Thanksgiving Fundraiser | Woodbury Campus Center Portland | 11:30am | $9

MJFF – MR. GAGA Portland Dance Month 11-14 6:00 PM JCA | Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) | 1342 Congress Street, Portland | 6pm | $8 – $10

the MOUSA happy hour! | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 5pm

Friday 15

A Magical Cirque Christmas | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | 7:30pm

SLAP Thanksgiving | 25 Temple St. Portland | 8pm | $8 – $10

USM’s Second Annual Sustainability Fair | Lower Brooks Student Center Portland | 12pm | Free

Saturday 16

Bearly Dead Returns to | Empire | 575 Congress St, Portland | 10pm

Christmas Fair | St Nicholas Episcopal Church | 350 Rte 1 Scarborough | 9am | Free

Sunday 17

The Beauty of Patient Acceptance: A Meditation Class Series | Forest Ave Plaza | 449 Forest Ave 2nd Floor Suite#211, Portland | 10am | $10

The Music of Reggae for Kids | Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St, Portland | 11:30pm | $15

Monday 18

Mindful Mondays | The ROCC Common Room- Top Floor of Sullivan Gym Portland | 1pm | Free

Seanachie Nights with Castlebay | Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore St., Portland | 7pm | Free

Thursday 21

Four A Cause 2019 | Aura Maine | 121 Center St, Portland | 5pm | Free

Phunny at PHOME Presents Comedian Grant Lyon | 25 Temple St. Portland | 7pm

Saturday 23

Annual Holiday Trunk Show & Sale | Caravan Beads | 915 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10am | Free

Downeast Fair | Woodfords Congregational Church | 202 Woodfords Street, Portland | 9am | Free

Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair | DiMillo’s Restaurant | 25 Long Wharf, Portland | Through Nov 23 | 11am | Free

Sunday 24

The Beauty of Patient Acceptance: A Meditation Class Series | Forest Ave Plaza | 449 Forest Ave 2nd Floor Suite#211, Portland | 10am | $10

The Thanksgiving Soiree with James Theberge | 25 Temple St. Portland | 7pm | $8 – $10

Monday 25

Mindful Mondays | The ROCC Common Room- Top Floor of Sullivan Gym Portland | 1pm | Free

Tuesday 26

Songwriting Workshop | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6:15pm | Free

Literary Arts

Wednesday 13

Toddle Town | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Tales for Twos at Burbank | Burbank Branch | 377 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 10:30am

Rhythm and Rhymes for Babies | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Kid’s Graphic Novel Book Club | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 3:30pm

Tellabration!2019 | Rines Auditorium | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 7pm | $1 – $10

MOOSE Storytelling | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 7pm

Thursday 14

Book Bambinos | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

The Art and Promise of Creating Fairy Tales for our Children and Grandchildren | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 5:30pm

Creating Community Workshop: Exploring Wabanaki/Maine History | Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine | 142 Free St, Portland | 5:30pm | Free

Writers’ Meet-Up | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 6pm

Books in the ‘Brook | Walker Memorial Library | 800 Main St, Westbrook | 6pm

Riverton Book Group | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 6:30pm

Evening Book Group: Main Library | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 6:30pm

Speaker Series: The Edge of the World with Kerry Hardy | Gilsland Farm Audubon Center | 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth | 7pm | $12 – $15

Patty Crane discusses her new collection of poetry, BELL I WAKE TO, with poet Betsy Sholl | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

Palaver Strings Presents Welcome Home | Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St, Portland | 7pm | $15 – $45

Friday 15

Preschool Story Time at Peaks | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:15am

Preschool Story Time at Burbank | Burbank Branch | 377 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 10:30am

Letter Zoo | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Tales for Twos | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time at Riverton | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:45am

Saturday 16

Kids Con Portland | Doubletree by Hilton | 363 Maine Mall Rd., Portland | 10am | $0 – $15

Monday 18

Books with Baxter! Riverton’s Library Dog | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 3pm

Seanachie Nights with Castlebay | Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore St., Portland | 7pm | Free

Tuesday 19

Morning Book Group | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Walker’s Chapter Chat | Walker Memorial Library | 800 Main St, Westbrook | 12pm

Young Writer’s Program | Walker Memorial Library | 800 Main St, Westbrook | 4pm

OceanView at Falmouth Presents Maine Author, Mary Lawrence | OceanView at Falmouth | 74 Lunt Rd., Falmouth | 6:30pm | Free

Tim Hillegonds and Jaed Coffin in conversation with Melanie Brooks | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

Wednesday 20

Writers’ Accountability Group | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 10am | Free

Literary Lunch: Richard Russo talks with Jennifer Finney Boylan | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 12pm

Thursday 21

Meet the Hermit: The Mysterioius Life of Jim Whyte | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6:30pm | Free

Evening Book Group – Killers of the Flower Moon | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 7pm | Free

Friday 22

Preschool Story Time at Peaks | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:15am

Preschool Story Time at Burbank | Burbank Branch | 377 Stevens Avenue, Portland | 10:30am

Letter Zoo | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Tales for Twos | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time at Riverton | Riverton Branch | 1600 Forest Avenue, Portland | 10:45am

A Comedy of Haunted History | Bell Buoy Park | 72 Commercial St., Portland, Portland | 8pm | $14.99 – $19.99

Saturday 23

Author Talk with Richard Cass | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 2pm

Sunday 24

For The Sake of The Song | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | 7pm

Books in Print: A Book Club discusses Sayaka Murata’s CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN | Print: A Bookstore | 273 Congress Street, Portland | 7pm | Free

Tuesday 26

Life 101 | South Portland Public Library | 482 Broadway, South Portland | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time | Portland Public Library | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 10:30am

Songwriting Workshop | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6:15pm | Free

Storytelling Night | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6:30pm | Free

Theater

3rd Annual Last Waltz Tribute Show | The Frog and Turtle | 3 Bridge St, Westbrook | Sat Nov 16 8pm | $25 – $150

A Comedy of Haunted History | Bell Buoy Park | 72 Commercial St., Portland, Portland | Fri Nov 15 8pm, Sat Nov 16 8pm, Sun Nov 17 8pm | Sat Nov 23 8pm, Sun Nov 24 $14.99 – $19.99

Ed Reichert Musical Theatre Studio Recital | Corthell Hall | 37 College Avenue, Gorham, ME, Gorham | Sat Nov 16 2pm | Free

King Friday’s Dungeon Puppet Slam | Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo Street, Portland | Fri Nov 15 7pm, Sat Nov 16 7pm | $12 – $18

Mack Wrestles with Kafari | Space Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | Tue Nov 19 7pm | Free

Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare | Merrill Auditorium | 20 Myrtle Street, Portland | Sun Nov 17 3pm | $15

MaineStream JazzMasters | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | Sun Nov 17 7pm

MeSSeS | Space Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | Sat Nov 16 3pm

The Music of Reggae for Kids | Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St, Portland | Sun Nov 17 11pm | $15

PAPERMAKER by Monica Wood | Footlights Theatre | 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Thu & Fri Nov 14 & 15 7pm, Sat Nov 16 2pm and 7pm | Thu & Fri Nov 21 & 22 7pm, Sat Nov 23 2pm and 7pm |  $18 – $20

Taylor O’Donnell | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | Sat Nov 16 8pm

Travis James Humphrey live at The Thirsty Pig (2pm) | The Thirsty Pig | 37 Exchange St, Portland | Sat Nov 16 2pm

USM Department of Theatre Continues 2019-2020 Season of Women with Reimagined Greek Tale, The Love of the Nightingale | University Of Southern Maine – Gorham Campus | 37 College Ave, Gorham | Fri Nov 15 7pm, Sat Nov 16 7pm, Sun Nov 17 5pm, Wed Nov 20 5pm | $8 – $16

Debbie Does Dallas The Musical | The Studio Theater at Portland Ballet | 517 Forest Ave, Portland | Thu Nov 14 8pm, Fri Nov 15 8pm, Sat Nov 16 8pm | $10 – $20

Auditions: Casa Valentina | Portland Players Theater | 420 Cottage Rd, South Portland | Fri Nov 22 6pm, Sat Nov 23 6pm

Deering Drama Presents-”The Miracle Worker | Deering High School Auditorium | 370 Stevens Avenues, Portland | Fri Nov 22 7pm, Sat Nov 23 1pm, Sat Nov 23 7pm, Sun Nov 24 1pm | $5 – $10

Footloose: The Musical; Book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford | Cape Elizabeth High School | 345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth | Thu Nov 21 7pm, Fri Nov 22 7pm, Sat Nov 23 2pm, Sat Nov 23 7pm, Sun Nov 24 2pm | $5 – $15

Andrea Re & Friends | Blue | 650A Congress St, Portland | Fri Nov 22 6pm

Visual Arts

Ongoing

Visual Arts Contemporary Responses to Modernism | USM Art Gallery | 5 University Way, Gorham | Through Nov 13 | Wed Nov 13 12pm, Thu Nov 14 12pm, Fri Nov 15 12pm, Sat Nov 16 12pm, Sun Nov 17 12pm, Wed Nov 20 12pm | Free

The Women of Casco Bay Artisans Exhibition | Casco Bay Artisans | http://cascobayartisans.com/upcoming-exhibitions/kim-radochia-shimms, Portland | Through Nov 13 | Wed Nov 13 11am, Thu Nov 14 11am, Fri Nov 15 11am, Sat Nov 16 11am, Sun Nov 17 11am | Free

HOME – an evening with Habitat for Humanity | Portland Art Gallery | 154 Middle St, Portland | Through Nov 14 | Thu Nov 14 5pm | $75

MMPA Opening Reception: Jack Montgomery and Ralph Gibson: Appearances | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts at USM Glickman Family Library | 314 Forest Ave., Portland | Through Nov 14 | Thu Nov 14 6pm | Free

Homeboy Sandman and Billy Woods | Space Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland Nov 5 | Fri Nov 15 8pm | $10 – $15

Serenity – 2019 | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps Street, Portland | Fri Nov 15 10am, Sat Nov 16 10am, Sun Nov 17 10am Fri Nov 22 10am, Sat Nov 23 10am, Sun Nov 24 10am | Free

Astronomy Art | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | Through Nov 18 | Mon Nov 18 10am | $25 – $125

Big Bang and Cosmology | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | Through Nov 18 | Mon Nov 18 7pm | $12 – $20

10,000+ Hours | SPEEDWELL projects | 630 Forest Ave, Portland | Through Nov 21 | Thu Nov 21 12pm, Fri Nov 22 12pm, Sat Nov 23 12pm | Free

Black Holes and Time Warps | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | Through Nov 25 | Mon Nov 25 7pm | $12 – $20

Kaki King | One Longfellow Square | 181 State Street, #201, Portland Nov 8 | Fri Nov 22 8pm | $25 – $30

Nick Gervin presents at Portland Camera Club | Portland Camera Club | 179 Woodford Street, Portland | Through Nov 25 | Mon Nov 25 7pm | Free

Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast! | Southworth Planetarium | 96 Falmouth St, Portland | Through Nov 24 | Sun Nov 24 3pm | $5 – $5.50