On Oct. 31, from 12-1 p.m., the Portland Public Library will host readings of spooky stories by local writers live in Congress Square Park, at the corner of Congress and High streets.
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BENEFITS

NOVEMBER 3

Flatbread Benefit Night for East End Community School Garden | 5-9pm | Vote and then eat pizza! A portion of the price of every flatbread will go directly toward funding the garden program | Flatbread Company | 72 Commercial St, Portland | 782-8777

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

OCTOBER 29

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

OCTOBER 31

Halloween Comedy Night | 7pm | The Yard, 82 Hanover St, Portland | $20 reservations | Schitts Creek themed costumes | Masks required | 808-3363 | Info and tickets at bit.ly/37ySbf8

NOVEMBER 5

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

FILM

OCTOBER 30

“Hocus Pocus,” 1993 | Prides Corner Drive-in | showtime 6:50pm | $15/car | 651 Bridgton Rd, Westbrook | bit.ly/3lSDszo

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)” with the Kotzschmar Organ | Online event available from 12pm Oct. 30 to 11pm Nov. 1 | pay-what-you-can, starting at $10 | Info and tickets at bit.ly/3j37Vcu

OCTOBER 31

“Hocus Pocus,” 1993 | Prides Corner Drive-in | showtime 6:50pm | $15/car | 651 Bridgton Rd, Westbrook | bit.ly/3lSDszo

“Halloween,” 1978 classic | Prides Corner Drive-in | showtime 9:45pm | $15/car | 651 Bridgton Rd, Westbrook | bit.ly/34YtRk4

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)” with the Kotzschmar Organ | Online event available from 12pm Oct. 30 to 11pm Nov. 1 | pay-what-you-can, starting at $10 | Info and tickets at bit.ly/3j37Vcu

NOVEMBER 1

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)” with the Kotzschmar Organ | Online event available til 11pm | pay-what-you-can, starting at $10 | Info and tickets at bit.ly/3j37Vcu

NOVEMBER 4

“Voices from the Barrens” | Documentary on the wild blueberry harvest of the Wabanaki people | 6pm | Discussion follows | Zoom registrations close Nov. 2 | Free | Info and registration link at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

NOVEMBER 6

“Fire Will Come” | A film by Oliver Laxe | Support The Apohadion Theater and SPACE | Through Nov. 27 | theapohadiontheater.com/

NOVEMBER 7

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

ONGOING

“The Mouth of The Wolf” | Virtual screening through Oct. 30 | The Apohadion Theater and SPACE | $10 rental | 3-day streaming period | bit.ly/2H56DAJ

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

“Billy the Kid” | Virtual screening through Oct. 30 | The Apohadion Theater | $8 rental | 72-hour streaming period | bit.ly/2S5GCTL

“Nationtime” | 1972 National Black Political Convention | Virtual screening to support The Apohadion Theater and SPACE | Through Nov. 6 | theapohadiontheater.com/facebook-event/nationtime/

“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

OCTOBER 28

Sustainability Series: The Birds of Scarborough Marsh with Linda Woodard | 5:30-7pm | Portland Public Library | info and Zoom link at bit.ly/2GPlD5d

OCTOBER 29

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

NOVEMBER 3

Jacqueline Murray Loring & Preston Hood | War and Resiliency: Inspiring Accounts of Real Life Journeys | part of the SAGE Lecture Series at The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USM | $10 | register 4 days in advance to receive link | info and registration at bit.ly/2RBWPjf

NOVEMBER 5

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

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

LITERARY ARTS

OCTOBER 29

Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Panel | Panel of 7 authors of “Object Lessons,” a series of short books about hidden lives of ordinary things | 7-8pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

OCTOBER 31

Halloween Showcase for local writers | Hot chocolate and spooky stories in Congress Square Park | Hosted by Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq. | Live and in-person | 12-1pm | Wear a mask and fit right in!

POE-ssibilities: “Readings of Grave Significance for Your Halloween Season” | 8pm | Online storytelling hosted by Cole Tamminen | Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport Facebook page | 8pm | facebook.com/ArtsCultureFreeport/

NOVEMBER 3

Virtual First Tuesday Book Club | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | “As Bright As Heaven” by Susan Meissner |12-1 pm | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

NOVEMBER 10

As Much Truth As We Can Bear: James Baldwin and Our America with Eddie S. Glaude Jr. | Free for Mechanics Hall members | Info and Zoom registration at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

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

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

OCTOBER 29

Lady Lamb – Live from the Hive with Strings | State Theatre | Livestream | $12-$15 plus fees | 8pm | statetheatreportland.com/calendar

Lucinda Williams | State Theatre | Livestream | $20 | 8pm | statetheatreportland.com/calendar/

Juniper Ginger | Out of the Blue Live Stream | 8pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

OCTOBER 30

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

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

OCTOBER 31

Liz Lannon Band – Married with Chitlins | CD Release Party | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

Dominic Lavoie Live from Shabbey Load | Free Livestream | State Theatre Facebook | 8pm | Info at statetheatreportland.com/events

NOVEMBER 2

“The Night Before…” Live-stream with Will Bradford of SeepopleS | A “just in case” show | 8pm | facebook.com/seepeoples/

NOVEMBER 5

Greg Klein & Nick Scala | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

NOVEMBER 6

Darlin’ Corey | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7:30pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Castlebay album release with Samhain concert | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

240 Strings presents Solo Livestream with Wayne Smith | 7-8pm | 240 Strings provides free classical music education to youths | Donations appreciated | visit 240strings.org/events

NOVEMBER 7

Patty Griffin Streaming Live from The Continental Club, Austin TX | 7pm | $25, partial proceeds benefit independent venues in the US | Ticket bundles and show info: statetheatreportland.com/events

Michael Beling Ensemble | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 6pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

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

ONGOING

Recomposed: The Four Seasons | Portland Symphony Orchestra | Available to stream through Nov. 4 | Pay-what-you-can options | info and tickets: bit.ly/33zWl2R

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/

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

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.

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

LL Bean Free Sunset Yoga Classes | Freeport | for schedules and to register, bit.ly/35oEaQ2

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

OCTOBER 28

“The Turn of The Screw” | Plays of Futures Passed Series, Theater at Monmouth | Through Oct. 29 | 48-Hour Rental | Info and link at
theateratmonmouth.org/plays/plays-of-futures-passed/

OCTOBER 29 thru NOVEMBER 1

Stroll Haunted Yarmouth | 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 | Online through Oct. 31 — NOW EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY, NOV. 1 | $15 | royalrivercommunityplayers.com/

NOVEMBER 5

“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

NOVEMBER 7

“Our Town” A Live Reading | Hosted by Thomas Memorial Library | 2pm, via Zoom | Talented cast from local theaters | Q&A with cast and director will follow | Info and registration, bit.ly/3jnq1WH

ONGOING

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

OCTOBER 28

Superheroes, Bears, and Masks, OH MY! | Scavenger Hunt Adventure for Portland’s “Stay the Course” Health Campaign, with Creative Portland | Celebrate local artists and public art as your children hunt for posters depicting safety in the time of COVID | Specifics and a map of installation locations at creativeportland.com/bearhunt

NOVEMBER 1

Serenity | Exhibit of paintings evoking calm and tranquility | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St, Peaks Island | free | Daily 10-5 | info at 207-712-1097 | richardboydpottery.com/ | through Nov. 29.

ONGOING

“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.

Art in The Park installations | Congress Sq. Park | new installations monthly through November | October installation, Irina Skornyakova’s Unearthed Metadata

Thomas Connolly Solo Exhibition | Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | through Oct. 31

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

Annual Scenes of Maine | Exhibit of paintings by 8 artists | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St, Peaks Island | free | Daily 10-5 | info at 207-712-1097 | richardboydpottery.com/ | through Oct. 30.

Timothy Wilson and George Lloyd previews | through Nov. 7 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Face masks required

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.

“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