The Secret Princess
Based on a Mark Twain short story, “The Secret Princess” runs Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 8. See Theater listings for more info and link. Cast photo courtesy of Snowlion Repertory Company.
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BENEFITS

APRIL 21

Aveda Institute’s “Trashion Show” | Annual fashion show of styles made from recyclable materials | All proceeds benefit Natural Resources Council of Maine | 2pm | $5 at door | 43 Bridge St, Augusta | bit.ly/3ughjlW

Margaret Bruziak Hopkins & Bożena Bruziak O’Brien, Violinists | Benefit concert for UNICEF Ukrainian Relief Fund | 12:15pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3LQhYjX

APRIL 22

Wild & Scenic Film Festival “Where Activism Gets Inspired” | To benefit Maine Citizens Climate Lobby Activism | Virtual viewing thru April 29, $15-$25 | In-person at Railroad Sq. Cinema in Waterville, 7pm | Tickets: bit.ly/3uYfwkB

APRIL 30

Collective Motion Arts Center | Celebration of dancers and musicians to benefit Wayside Food programs | $20/adv, $25/door | 6 and 8pm | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/

Amazing Technicolor Yard Sale | Revival Fundraiser for Maine State Music Theatre | 9am-2pm | Preview Night April 28, $20 at the door | 22 Elm St, Brunswick | msmt.org/yard-sale/

MAY 1

The Flukes “Ukulele Petting Zoo & Concert” | St. Lawrence Arts spring benefit show | 2pm | $10 suggested | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/

COMEDY

APRIL 20

Cabin Fever Comedy Night | Outdoor comedy show | 8:30pm | $20 | Brick South Beer Garden, Thompsons Point | thompsonspoint.com/calendar/cabin-fever-
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APRIL 23

Ron Placone | 7:30pm | $15 | Mask/Vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com

DANCE

APRIL 29-30

“Firebird” | Classic Russian folktale set to Stravinsky | April 29-30 | $12-$39 | Portland Ballet | Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater, Westbrook | portlandballet.org/firebird

LaneCoArts: “The Sky’s Floor” | Site-specific performance choreographed by Lane Gifford and company members | 6-7pm | Free | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/events-1/theskysfloor1

FILM

Passover Film Festival | Streaming thru April 24 | Presented by JCA and MJFF in partnership with Meyerson JCC Manhattan | $5/film, $18 festival pass | mainejewish.org/inspire_events/virtual-passover-film-festival/

APRIL 22

“We’re All Going To The World’s Fair” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | More info at space538.org/events/

Earth Day Film Festival with MOFF | 21+ show | 7:30pm | $10/virtual | $20-$25 In-person, outdoors at Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | Tickets and more info at bit.ly/3j8huJH

APRIL 26

Holocaust Remembrance film screenings | “Gerda’s Silence” and “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz” | Online thru April 28 | Visit Maine Jewish Film Festival for more info: mjff.org/2022-mjff-films-programs/

Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing America | Movie Night Documentary at Congress Square Park | 7:30-8:30pm | Rain date May 1 | bit.ly/3JaCtWR

APRIL 30

Jazz at the Movies: The Modern Jazz Quartet | Documentary by George Schuller followed by director Q&A | 7pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3v28rzk

MAY 4

Israel Independence Day Virtual Film Festival | Thru May 9 | Presented by JCA and MJFF | More information at bit.ly/3uWlG4C

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Totally Trades! Conferences for Girls | Virtual sessions introducing girls, grades 8-12, to high-wage high-demand nontraditional careers | New Ventures Maine | Online, on-demand, no charge, thru May 31 | totallytradesmaine.org/

APRIL 20

Technology Tutoring | One-on-one tutoring for all levels, 30 minutes of free computer assistance | 2:30-4pm | Advance registration, call 871-1700 x725 | More info: Portland Public Library, bit.ly/3JcwUHm

APRIL 21

Screening Publics: Curating & Researching Media Art | Gregory Zinman | 1-2pm | Maine Media Workshops + College | Online event | mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

Dawnland Signals | A program highlighting indigenous topics, featuring Maria Girouard and Esther Anne | 4pm | Live stream at weru.org | Visit Wabanaki Reach at mainewabanakireach.org/

APRIL 22

En-ROADS Climate Workshop | South Portland Land Trust | 7:30-9pm | Free Zoom event | Register for link, bit.ly/38ynPMq

APRIL 24

Trout Brook Walk & Education Session | South Portland Land Trust | 1-2pm | Trout Brook Nature Preserve, Providence Ave, South Portland | Free,  but registration required at
bit.ly/3NT8K8f

APRIL 25

Justice For Women Lecture – UMaine Law School | Winnie Byanyima, UNAIDS Executive Director | 12-1pm via Zoom | Info at unamaine.org/calendar-and-events

APRIL 26

The Secret Lives of White-tailed Deer | Maine Wildlife Series with Ed Robinson | 6:30pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | More info at bit.ly/3v6wNrY

Virtual Tour of Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery | 7-8pm | Maine Audubon | Free | bit.ly/3NSSBzS

APRIL 27

Portland’s Rooftop Nesting Herring Gulls | Sustainability Series Lecture | 5:30-7pm Zoom event | Portland Public Library | bit.ly/3LOsiZD

APRIL 28

Intro to Warblers | 6:30-7:30pm online | Maine Audubon | Free |
maineaudubon.org/news/events/intro-to-warblers/

APRIL 30

Mast Landing Walking Tour with David Coffin | Freeport Historical Society | 10am | $6/member, $12/public | Audubon Sanctuary, 65 Upper Mast Landing Rd, Freeport | bit.ly/3Jh5H6f

MAY 1

Women on the Front Lines – Inside the Combat Units of the Israeli Army | Online discussion with photographer Debbie Zimelman | 5-6pm | JCA zoom event, register by April 29: bit.ly/3Jl797L

ONGOING

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Portland Chapter | First Saturday of every month | 9-10:30am | Free | email to receive link: [email protected] | To learn more, visit citizensclimatelobbymaine.weebly.com/ | 415-6556

Veterans Membership Drive | American Legion Munjoy Hill Post 161, 42 Atlantic St, Portland | Have a beverage and check out our Post | Saturdays 10am-4pm | For more info, call 772-9314

Technology Tutoring | One-on-one tutoring for all levels, 30 minutes of free computer assistance | Wednesdays 2:30-4pm | Advance registration, call 871-1700 x725 | More info: Portland Public Library, portlandlibrary.com/events

Tuition-Free Online Classes offered by New Ventures Maine in partnership with Empowered by GoDaddy | Online, On-Demand, no charge | newventuresmaine.org/

HEALTH/SUPPORT

Qigong Foundations | Beginners and drop-ins welcome | $15/class | Weds 9am, April 6-May 11 | Maine Center for Taijiquan and Qigong, 500 Forest Ave (rear) | mainetaiji.com/

APRIL 20

A Buddhist Response to the Cry of the Earth | Earth Week evening of guided meditation, a talk, discussion | 6:45-8pm via Zoom | All are welcome | Nagaloka Buddhist Center, Portland | Find more info and link at nagalokabuddhistcenter.org/

APRIL 27

Honoring Yom HaShoah | One-hour commemoration of victims of the Holocaust | Your stories welcome | 6pm | The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine | Learn more and register at hhrcmaine.org

ONGOING

Healthy Living for ME | Free health programs offered online or in person for adults with chronic health conditions | For more info visit healthylivingforme.org/Programs

The Opportunity Alliance Senior Volunteers Program seeks senior companion volunteers over the age of 55 to help in Cumberland and York counties | Qualifying volunteers receive a stipend | More information at opportunityalliance.org/senior-companion-program

OUTMaine Youth Programs for LGBTQ+ youth | Weekly programs, retreats, leadership, support | Free | outmaine.org/

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

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

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

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Jenna Pirello
“Shapeshifters,” an exhibition by Jenna Pirello, opens April 22 and runs through May 21 at the New Moss Galleries in Portland. See Visual Arts listings for more info.

LITERARY ARTS

APRIL 20

Everything Comes Next – And How Does Poetry Help Us? | With Naomi Shihab Nye | Live, virtual program in partnership with Mercy by the Sea | $35 | 7-8:30pm | The Poets Corner | More information at bit.ly/3IQtDNP

“Bomb Shelter” | Mary Laura Philpott and Kimberly Williams-Paisley | 8-9pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | Visit bit.ly/3iT9XOA

Literary Lunch: Gretchen Legler and Severine von Tscharner Fleming talk about “Woodsqueer” and “The Greenhorns” | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library Zoom event | bit.ly/3uYIErT

APRIL 21

“Paradise Falls” | Keith O’Brien and Kathryn Miles | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | bit.ly/3x7itlz

APRIL 24

“Animal, Acorn, Stone” | Poetry reading with 3 Maine poets | 2-4pm | Littoral Books at Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | littoralbooks.com/events/

APRIL 26

Book Talk with Alan Taylor “American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850” | 7-8pm | Free | Maine Historical Society online event | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

APRIL 27

“Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods” | Catherynne Valente talks with Ursula Vernon | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | bit.ly/35NXzMU

“Lucky Turtle” | Bill Roorbach speaks with Richard Russo | 6-7pm | Spotlight Lecture by Print: A Bookstore and PPL | Bunker Brewing Company, 17 Westfield St D, Portland | More info at bit.ly/3jhnKyS

MAY 1

Richard Blanco, Carrie Fountain, and Rajiv Mohabir poetry reading and conversation hosted by The Poets Corner | 4-5:30pm | More information and registration at  thepoetscorner.org/events/poetry-week-poets

ONGOING

Poetry Across: Maya Williams & Brooke Bolduc | Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm | Portland Public Library Virtual event | portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

Guerilla Poetry Whoop | Thomas Memorial Library: Poets and poetry enthusiasts group meeting every second Thurs of the month | 6:30pm via Zoom | More info and registration at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/poetry-at-tml/

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

“Northern Threads” – Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society | Thru July 30 | Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress | Timed admission | Members free, public $10 | 207-774-1822 | mainehistory.org

Maine Historical Society | 489 Congress | Timed admission | Members free, public $10 | 207-774-1822 | mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum | 267 Congress | “Women from the Bible in Contemporary Book Arts” & “Shalom House 50th Anniversary Exhibition”| Thru April 28 | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | skylinefarm.org

MUSIC

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | For performance schedule, visit chocolatechurcharts.org/

One Longfellow Square | 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Portland House of Music | 25 Temple St, Portland | for schedule of shows, visit portlandhouseofmusic.com

Portland Symphony Orchestra | For concert, venue and ticket information visit portlandsymphony.org

State Theatre | 609 Congress | For up-to-date concert information, visit statetheatreportland.com/

APRIL 20

Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche | $25-$30 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

APRIL 21

Portland Jazz Orchestra | $7-$10 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

D. Gross, The Mill Burners | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Margaret Bruziak Hopkins & Bożena Bruziak O’Brien Violinists | Noonday Concert Series | 12:15pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3LQhYjX

APRIL 22

Samuel James, Drive by Todd | 8-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

The Strangely Possibles | Funky psychedelic rock-folk | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

McCoy Mrubata Quartet with Gary Wittner | Dimensions in Jazz | 8pm | $5-$25 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3jeFWcq

Firefly the Hybrid | Performance rooted in acestral Wabanaki music | April 22 & 23 | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/655208/

APRIL 23

Parsonsfield | $20-$25 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Javier Rosario Trio, Eric Klaxton, Zak King Quartet | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Jud Caswell | Folk | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Heather Petrie, contralto accompanied by David Watts | 7pm | $20, $10/students | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | bit.ly/3JeZbNy

Mantra Sounds, Yung Abner, bb-808, & Ryloclip | EDM Dance Party / 21+ | 8pm | $10 | Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St, Portland

The Lost Tribe of Modern Folk | 5:30pm | Fore River Brewing, 45 Huntress Ave, S. Ptld | foreriverbrewing.com/music-food-events

APRIL 24

Onward | Folk, rock, blues | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  |
cadenzafreeport.com

The Jon Irabagon Quartet | Portland Conservatory of Music’s Dimensions in Jazz | 8pm | $5-$25 | SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St | bit.ly/3O4yLBR

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert | 3pm | $15/$10 seniors, students free | Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State | rossiniclub.org/event-calendar/

APRIL 26

Friendship, Kafari, Dead Gowns | 8pm | $10-$12 | Mask/Vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com

Bess Jacques & The Strays, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Wood River | Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  |
cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 27

Irish Night at Blue | 7:30-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Remarkable Fiddle & Mandolin Duo | 2pm | Free, open to public | Lunt Auditorium, OceanView at Falmouth, 74 Lunt Road | Facility tour available after concert | Register: oceanviewrc.com/event/remarkable-fiddle-mandolin-duo/

APRIL 28

Frank Fotusky, KF3 | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

APRIL 29

House of Hamill | $15-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Sherrie Phair, Grain Thief, Dharma Down | 6-11:5pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Katie Daggett & Ed DesJardins | Americana | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Amandou & Mariam and Blind Boys of Alabama – From Bamako to Birmingham | 7pm | $22-$67 | Portland Ovations at Merrill Auditorium | bit.ly/3KhZ5WJ

Laurie Jones & Friends | Dark Horse Record Release Concert | $15-$18 | 7pm | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | More info, tickets, stlawrencearts.org/

The Decay of Nature presents Joe Buck Yourself | 8pm | $15 | Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress | bit.ly/3x9ZNBG

APRIL 30

Doug Kolmar | Folk, Jazz, Americana | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Sediments We Move | Presented by Oratorio Chorale & Bowdoin College Chorus | Free, registration required | 5-6pm | Halo at The Point, 20 Van Aken Way, Portland | bit.ly/3LGmMbi

MAY 1

“Lav Eli” Armenian Acoustic Duo | 3pm | $5-$20 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3LPBgGb

MAY 4

Stash Wyslouch | $14-$18 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

MAY 5

Opera in the Pines presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Grigory Frid | Monodramatic opera in 21 scenes | 7pm | $25-$35 | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St, Portland | bit.ly/3x7s3Vz

THEATER

“Desperate Measures” | Maine premiere thru April 24 | $32+ | Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | Info, tickets: goodtheater.com/shows.html

“Clue” | Madcap murder mystery adaptation by the USM Department of Theatre | Thru April 24 | $8-$16 | Russell Hall, USM, 37 College Ave, Gorham | usm.maine.edu/theatre/2021-2022-usm-theatre-season

“Dragons Love Tacos” | Thru May 15 | Ages 3-10 | Fri, Sat, Sun 11am | $15 | Maddy’s Theatre at Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Road | kitetails.org/dragons-love-tacos

APRIL 27

“Requiem for an Electric Chair” | Solo multimedia performance by Toto Kisaku | $17-$29 | Portland Ovations | Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater, Westbrook | bit.ly/3x6cDkb

APRIL 28

Maine Playwrights Festival | Thru May 8 | Over 40 Maine-based artists and full performances | $18-$20 | Acorn Productions | The Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave | For more info and tickets, visit acorn-productions.org/events/

APRIL 29

“Screwball Comedy” by Norm Foster | Thru May 8, On-Demand May 3-8 | $25, $20 Student, $10 Youth under 18 | The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | thepublictheatre.org/screwball-comedy/

“The Secret Princess” | Gender-bending medieval musical romp | Thru May 8 | Ages 14+ | $26 | Snowlion Repertory Company | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | snowlionrep.org/current-production/

APRIL 30

Sarah Nolen’s “Lisa the Wise” | Shadow puppetry | $15-$22; $10 youth | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/655248/

VISUAL ARTS

“North of Nowhere, West of the Moon” – Myth, Fiction, and Fantasy in Maps | Thru May 30 | Osher Map Library, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland | Free, open to the public by timed admission | oshermaps.org/news

Spots of Light – To Be a Woman in the Holocaust | Traveling exhibit from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center | Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm thru April 29 | JCA, 1342 Congress St | bit.ly/3u9iemG

APRIL 22

Opening of Jenna Pirello: Shapeshifters | Exhibit runs thru May 21 | Moss Gallery, 100 Fore St, Portland | elizabethmossgalleries.com/

APRIL 30

Maine Pottery Tour | Sat, April 30, 10am-5pm | Sun, April 31, 11am-4pm | Pottery studios open house | Map and more information at mainepotterytour.org/

MAY 3

Down North Artist Talk: Ann Cathrin November Høibo and Arngunnur Ýr (Virtual) | 12pm | Free with registration | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | bit.ly/3Ki9WzU

ONGOING

Alice Gauvin Gallery | 43 York St, Portland | alicegauvingallery.com/

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | chocolatechurcharts.org/

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com

Elizabeth Moss Galleries | 100 Fore St, Portland | elizabethmossgalleries.com/

Grant Wahlquist Gallery | 30 City Center | W-Sat 11-6 | grantwahlquist.com/

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | Biennial Portland Show thru April 30 | Visit greenhutgalleries.com/

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St | Vision for our Future; Echoes of our Past: Dianne Smith, Nyugen E. Smith, Carl Joe Williams exhibition thru May 6 | bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Maine Jewish Museum Gallery | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St | Updates at facebook.com/MaineJewishMuseum

“MMPA Antidote” | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts virtual newsletter featuring Maine art and artists | Updated regularly with photographs, interviews, reviews, Q&As | Visit mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St. | “Works on Paper” – annual exhibition of work created on raw product paper | Thru April 29 | 10am-3pm Fri, Sat, Sun | richardboydartgallery.com

Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery | Annual exhibit showcasing artwork by members of The Union of Maine Visual Arts | Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org/

UNE Art Gallery | 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | “Sensing Place” thru June 12 | bit.ly/3sxzAch