On Friday, April 9, at 7 p.m., Print: A Bookstore hosts an online book launch for an anthology of poetry and art by 65 Maine poets and artists. On Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m., Littorally Alive!, a monthly online program by Littoral Books, presents a reading by nine poets from the anthology. For more info and event links, see Literary Arts.
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BENEFITS

Walk/Run for Autism | “Be a Hero” virtual campaign for Autism Society Maine | Through April 30 | For more info on ASM, visit asmonline.org/ | to register for the event: classy.org/event/be-a-hero-walk-run-for-autism/e322249

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

APRIL 13

“Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change” | Film and discussion | 6:30-8pm | Register to access film | Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick | curtislibrary.libcal.com/event/7335669

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

APRIL 8

“The Village Blacksmith” | Book talk with John Babin | Learn the story of Longfellow’s inspiration for his poems | Maine Historical Society | Free, open to the public | Registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Restoring Common Loons to Southern New England with Lucas Savoy, wildlife research biologist | Hosted by Camden Library together with Coastal Mountains Land Trust | 6-7pm | More information and to request Zoom link, bit.ly/31kOgy4

APRIL 12

“Fighting Time” | A talk with Isaac Knapper and Amy Banks about where Maine fit in the dialogue about systemic racism and justice | Hosted by MHS’s Steve Bromage | 6-7pm | Free, open to the public | For more info and to register: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

APRIL 13

Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment | 4-part weekly series hosted by Maine Audubon | 12pm | Free | Info and registration: bit.ly/3cF174Q

APRIL 14

Talking Trash | Community conversation on what happens to what you throw away | Thomas Memorial Library with ecomaine and the Cape Elizabeth Recycling Committee | 7pm | Register to receive link: thomasmemoriallibrary.org/community-conversation-
talking-trash/

Rehab Lab: Tips for Spring Old House Maintenance | with Jonathan Hall of Maine Preservation | 4-5pm | For more information and to register: bit.ly/31ie3XR

APRIL 15

Secretive Marsh Birds | Special Species Webinar | Maine Natural History Observatory with ecologist Logan Parker on bird monitoring in Maine | 6-7:30pm | Free | Learn more and register at mainenaturalhistory.org/node/537

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

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

Virtual Rainbow Ball | Out Maine connects queer artists with LGBTQ+ teens | Workshops, shows, exhibits | March 10 thru Mid-May | Free, ages 13-17 | Information and sign-up at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs/virtual-rb

ONGOING

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

Hibernating in Harmony: Deepening your Relationship with Nature during a Pandemic Winter | Corie Washow | Thursdays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | Register: bit.ly/2MCHakn

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

APRIL 9

“Wait: Poems from the Pandemic” | Book launch | 7pm | Information at printbookstore.com/event/wait

APRIL 11

“The SS Officer’s Armchair” Uncovering the Hidden life of a Nazi | Author talk with Daniel Lee | JCA’s Book Festival in Your Living Room | 2pm | Free / $35 with book | bit.ly/3cjcf7h

“Enough! Poems of Resistance and Protest” | Poetry reading with 10 poets | 4-5:30pm | The Poets Corner | For more information and to register: bit.ly/2OhJr5Y

APRIL 12

“Like the Willow Tree,” historical fiction for grades 3-8 | Live discussion and Q&A with Lois Lowry and Brother Arnold of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village | Free and open to all age groups | 6pm via Zoom | For more info visit maineshakers.com/ | Registration at bit.ly/3sYzEAY

APRIL 13

“Model Citizen” | Josh Mohr talks with Richard Russo | Print: A Bookstore | 7pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/mohr

APRIL 14

Littorally Alive! presents poets from “WAIT: Poems from the Pandemic” | 7pm | More info and Zoom meeting info at littoralbooks.com/littorally-alive/

APRIL 15

“Lillyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played” | Book talk with Tovah Feldshuh | JCA of Southern Maine | 8pm | Free virtual event or $36 with book purchase | Info, registration: bit.ly/3rMoYnf

“Go By Boat: Stories of a Maine Island Doctor” | Dr. Chuck Radis | Print: A Bookstore | 7pm | Free | For info and registration, visit printbookstore.com/event/radis

APRIL 19

“The Angle of Flickering Light” | Gina Troisi talks with Melanie Brooks | Print: A Bookstore | 7pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/troisi

APRIL 20

“So Happy Together” | Deborah Shepherd talks with editor Tanya Whiton | Print: A Bookstore | 7pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/shepherd

APRIL 21

“The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst” | Jaclyn Moriarty talks with Deva Fagan | Print: A Bookstore | 7pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/moriarty

Arisa White talks about “Who’s Your Daddy?” | Literary Lunch, with Adrian Blevins | Portland Public Library in partnership with Longfellow Books | 12:30-1:30pm | bit.ly/39yVeUQ

Virtual Poetry Event with Meghan Sterling, Katherine Hagopian-Berry & Suzanne Langlois | Curtis Memorial Library | 7-8:30pm | curtislibrary.libcal.com/event/7501859?hs=a

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 | Through May 7 | “The Past is Present” Gerry Holzman; “Falling into Place” Penelope Jones; “Meeting Hall Maine” Michelle Hauser | 267 Congress St., Portland  | Open 12-4pm, Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri | mainejewishmuseum.org/

MUSIC

Spotlight Series: Luggins-Hull – Homeland | Portland Chamber Music Festival | Past performance video with conversation between Allison Loggins-Hull and Alex Sopp | Free | pcmf.org/2021-3-10

Charles Dimmick plays Mozart | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10  | Through April 23 | portlandsymphony.org/event/charles-dimmick-plays-mozart/

Hope and Consolation | ChoralART spring concert | Free | Through April 21 | View at choralart.org/Events/hope-and-consolation/

Lydia Forbes and Chiharu Naruse | Violin and piano | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through April 14 | Visit: bit.ly/3vFILb9

Titus Abbott | Saxophone, Clarinet | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through April 14 | Visit bit.ly/3cQP4A5

APRIL 8

Metamorphosis Part 1 | Strauss and Schoenberg | Palaver Strings | 7-8pm | More info at palaverstrings.org/events/rockport-music-1

One Night of globalFEST | Hosted by Portland Ovations and the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center | 7pm Livestream followed by artist Q&A | $10+ | Ticket good for viewing through April 11 | Information: portlandovations.org/event/one-night-of-globalfest/

Hippo Campus | State Theatre | Livestream | $15-$25 | 9pm | All ages |
statetheatreportland.com/events/hippo-campus-2

Matt Meyer | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

APRIL 9

Sound Check: Mark Tipton Trio | Jazz livestream | Camden Opera House | 7:30pm | Donations to Community Arts Fund appreciated | 7:30pm | Free | facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

D. Gross | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

The Strangely Possibles | Funky Psychedelic Rock-Folk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $30 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 10

Sean Mencher | Electric solo guitar | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook |
cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 11

Andrew Bird’s Performance Now with Jimbo Mathus | State Theatre | Livestream | $20-$40 | 8pm | All ages | statetheatreportland.com/events/andrew-bird/

Portland Rossini Club 150th season concert | 3-4pm | Zoom | pre-registration required | Information at bit.ly/3rhhZmc

The Decemberists 20th Anniversary Celebration | State Theatre | Livestream | $25 | 8pm | All ages | statetheatreportland.com/events/the-decemberists-1/

Bermel, Cuong, Fung | A conversation with composers | Bowdoin International Music Festival | 4-5pm | Free | For more info and to register, bowdoinfestival.org/event/bermel-cuong-fung/

APRIL 15

Ed Pearlman | Fiddle | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through April 28 | Visit bit.ly/3mrzy2k

Metamorphosis Part 2 | Strauss and Schoenberg | Palaver Strings | 7-8pm | More info at palaverstrings.org/events/metamorphosis-rockport-music-2

APRIL 16

SoundCheck: Natále | Live-streamed free on Camden Opera House’s Facebook page | 7:30pm | More info at camdenoperahouse.com/shows

David Rowe | Traditional | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 17

An Evening of Mozart | The Portland Chamber Music Festival together with the Charlottesville Chamber Music Society | on Youtube at 7pm, followed by live artist reception on Zoom | $10 and up | Info and link: pcmf.org/2021-4-17

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm | Percussion and vocals | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 18

Fauré Quartett Virtual Concert | Portland Ovations | 3pm, chat feed and live conversation with artists | $10+ | On Demand through April 21 | Information at portlandovations.org/event/faure-quartett/

The Decemberists 20th Anniversary Celebration | State Theatre | Livestream | $25 | 8pm | All ages | statetheatreportland.com/events/the-decemberists-2/

ONGOING

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

“The Impresario” | Enigma Chamber Opera (Boston, Scotland) presents Shakespeare’s light opera reset in the COVID era | Free on Youtube: bit.ly/3cauTOM

APRIL 8

“Wrong Turn at Romance” by Alice Holton | Through April 24 | Fri/Sat 7:30pm | Sat. matinee 2pm | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Reservations at 207-747-5434 | Masks required | Visit thefootlightstheatre.com

APRIL 16

“Bad Dates” | Portland Stage | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | Live performances through May 2 | Digital on Demand April 28-May 16 | Details at portlandstage.org

VISUAL ARTS

APRIL 7

Cove Street Artist Talk | Marlene Ekola Gerberick: Discussion with the late artist’s sons and friends | 7-8pm | Streamed live on Facebook | facebook.com/covestreetarts

APRIL 8

Lunchtime artist panel discussion of “Sorry We Missed You” 2020 MFA thesis exhibition | 12-1pm | Visit for more info: meca.edu/about/institute-of-contemporary-art/currently-on-view/

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.

“Sorry We Missed You” 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition | Through April 30 | Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | bit.ly/3qZEPi7

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Works on Paper” annual exhibit of paintings and drawings | Through April 29 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-3pm | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | “Abstract Nature” through April 24 | “Gargantua & Lilliputian” through May 15 |  “Things Seemed to Be Breaking” through May 22 | | 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

“Missing Maine Landscapes” | Work by 17 UMVA artists | Virtual showing | umvagallery.wixsite.com/exhibits | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | info: [email protected]

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.

Mayo Street Arts Pop-Up Gallery | 67 Washington Ave | Wed-Sat 12-5pm | Masks and social distancing required, 15 person max at a time | Patt Franklin – Paintings | Through April 24 | bit.ly/3bZ5Y0k

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