"Steamy Nights" is a burlesque and dance benefit for St. Lawrence Arts, taking place at 76 Congress St., Portland on Friday, August 27. Doors open at 7 p.m., performance is at 7:30 p.m., $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Visit stlawrencearts.org/calendar/steamy-nights/
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BENEFITS

LymeTV non-profit fundraising auction for production of Lyme Disease documentary | Thru Aug. 24 | 32auctions.com/LymeTV

AUGUST 19

A Tribute to Concrete Blonde | All proceeds to benefit Florence House | $10 suggested cash donation at door | 8-10:30pm | Oxbow Brewing, 49 Washington Ave | bit.ly/3mfCAZ4

AUGUST 27

“Steamy Nights” | Burlesque and dance to benefit St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St | 7:30pm | $20 adv, $23 door | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/steamy-nights/

AUGUST 28

35th Annual Sock Hop | All proceeds benefit Maine State Music Theatre | $10 adult, $5 ages 5-12 | Fat Boy Drive-In, 111 Bath Rd, Brunswick | More info: msmt.org/fat-boy-sock-hop-fundraiser/

Flotilla to Fight Cancer: Concert on the Water | Organized by the Don Campbell Band to benefit Maine Cancer Foundation | 2pm, rain date Aug. 29 | Falmouth side of Cow Island, by boat | More info and to donate: bit.ly/3xM1YYx

Paint for Preservation Online Auction | Aug. 28, 7am to Aug. 29, 9pm | Cape Elizabeth Land Trust | For details visit capelandtrust.org/

SEPTEMBER 1

Registration Deadline for Maine Lighthouse Ride, taking place on Sept. 11 | Hosted by the Eastern Trail Alliance | Pre-registration required | Southern Maine Community College, So Portland | More info at bit.ly/3Db4oEn

COMEDY

Stroudwater Comedy Series | $10 | Thursdays 7pm | Stroudwater Distillery, 4 Thompsons Point, Portland | bit.ly/3BZpowT

AUGUST 18

Cabin Fever Comedy Night | Outdoors at Thompson’s Point | 8:30pm | $20 | More info at thompsonspoint.com/calendar/cabinfever818-ylxtg-5884t

AUGUST 19

Maine Comedy All-Stars | Aura, 121 Center St | 8pm | $15 | auramaine.com/
aura-calendar-tickets/

DANCE

“Performance/Portrait” | with a canary torsi | Bates Dance Festival | Interactive  video installation | SPACE, 534 Congress, through Aug. 22 | Visit space538.org/exhibition/performance-i-portrait/

FILM

AUGUST 18

“Robin Hood” | 1973 Disney animated classic | Free | 8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | bit.ly/3j9qHkv

AUGUST 20

“Coco” | Free Family Movie, LL Bean Discovery Park, Freeport | 7pm

AUGUST 21

“Moana” | Free Family Movie, LL Bean Discovery Park, Freeport | 7pm

AUGUST 22

“Mountains” | Maine Outdoor Film Festival | LL Bean Adventure Film at Discovery Park | 7:30pm | Free

AUGUST 24

“Coming to America” | Movie starts at sundown | Free | Bayside Bowl Rooftop, 58 Alder | baysidebowl.com/therooftop

AUGUST 29

“Mountains” | Maine Outdoor Film Festival | LL Bean Adventure Film at Discovery Park | 7:30pm | Free

AUGUST 31

“Bridesmaids” | Movie starts at sundown | Free | Bayside Bowl Rooftop, 58 Alder | baysidebowl.com/the-rooftop

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Maine Farms Scavenger Hunt | Discover local farms and learn about Maine’s food system | 30 tasks, prizes | Free | Through Sept. 30 | Maine Farmland Trust | Information and registration at bit.ly/3xxz3YQ

AUGUST 18

History and Justice in the Classroom | Teacher workshop, grades 6-12 | In partnership with the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine | Free, open to public | 7-8pm | Zoom registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

AUGUST 19

Wit and Wisdom: A Community Tradition in 19th Centurey New England Villages | 7-8pm | Zoom, and in person | Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, 227 Maine St, Lovell | More info at bit.ly/3AjukeH

AUGUST 22

Tender Table (Rescheduled for Aug. 28) | Celebration of Black & Brown community | Local food, poetry, music, more | 10am-2pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | congresssquarepark.org/event/tender-table/

Exploring Nature through Poetry | Gary Lawless | Free | 9:30-11:30am | Limited, registration required | Cathance River Nature Preserve, 23 Rensenbrink Way, Topsham | creamaine.org/events/

AUGUST 24

Turkey Vultures: Nature’s Cleanup Crew with the Center for Wildlife | 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom | thomasmemoriallibrary.org/maine-wildlife-series-3/

Intentional Listening Session | 12:30-1:15pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | congresssquarepark.org/event/intentional-listening-session-3/

AUGUST 28

Tender Table | Celebration of Black & Brown community | Local food, poetry, music, more | 3-6pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | congresssquarepark.org/event/tender-table/

AUGUST 31

Intentional Listening Session | 12:30-1:15pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | congresssquarepark.org/event/intentional-listening-session-3/

Organic Lawn & Land Care Webinar | Hosted by MOFGA and South Portland Land Trust | 6-7:30pm | Free, advanced registration required | mofga.org/event-calendar/organic-lawn-and-land-care/

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

HEALTH/SUPPORT

AUGUST 24

“We’re All in This Together: Part One” Resources to help families cope | with Jennifer Jubulis MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist | 6:30-8pm | Scarborough Library Zoom Webinar | bit.ly/3lYEai8

AUGUST 25

“We’re All in This Together: Part Two” Scientific Facts About COVID-1 & Advice | with Christine Linnehan of Riverview Counseling and Aleksandra Townsend, RYT 500 | 6:30-8pm | Scarborough Library Zoom Webinar | bit.ly/3CHHFzl

ONGOING

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/

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/remotesupportgroups

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

LITERARY ARTS

Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival | Virtual, through Sept. 13 | Indigo Arts Alliance | More information and updates, beautifulblackbird.com/

AUGUST 18

Anita Kuntz book reveal: “Original Sisters” | 7-8:30pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St, Portland | Free, open to public | | Registration required: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

AUGUST 19

Read ME: Matt Cost discusses “Mainely Power” | Virtual event| 6-7pm |
portlandlibrary.com/events/read-memainely-power/

AUGUST 23

“Breaking Waves” | Melanie Gideon speaks with Kerri Arsenault | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, visit bit.ly/3rYj1FS

AUGUST 24

“Yours in Books” | Talk with Julie Falatko | 7pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, visit bit.ly/3AjoBpd

AUGUST 25

“Eva and Eve” | Talk with Maya Shanbhag Lang | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, visit bit.ly/3AfJWQo

AUGUST 28

Poetry on the Eastern Prom | 2-3pm | Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade | Bring picnic or enjoy provided refreshments | Hosted by Portland Public Library and Coffee by Design

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

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

Maine Jewish Museum | Toby Gordon, Richard Wexler, Janis Goodman exhibit through Aug. 13 | 267 Congress St. | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Tate House Museum | Tours on the hour 10-3pm, Thurs-Sat | $7-$15 | 1267 Westbrook St, Portland | Masks required | Tickets and more info online, tatehouse.org/

AUGUST 19

Opening reception | 5-7pm | New exhibitions: Victoria Elbroch, Anne Ireland, Phyllis Graber Jensen | Thru Oct. 3 | Maine Jewish Museum | 267 Congress St, Portland |
mainejewishmuseum.org/

MUSIC

Camden Opera House | 29 Elm St, Camden | Schedule at camdenoperahouse.com/

The Grant Lot Summer Outdoor Concert Series | Grant Building, Centre St, Bath | Fridays 7pm | $8.50 | Schedule and tickets at portsmouthnhtickets.com/organizations/burst-bloom-records

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

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Every Thurs, Fri 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

Summer Concert Series | 5-8pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Vinegar Hill Music Theatre | 53 Old Post Road, Arundel | Schedule of events/tickets  at vinegarhillmusictheatre.com/

AUGUST 18

The Steel Wools | Rock with Blues and Country influences | Aura, 121 Center St. | 8pm | $15 | auramaine.com/event/081821/

AUGUST 19

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Homecoming | 7:30pm | $40 / Free for 21 and under | Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland | More information and tickets at pcmf.org/2021-8-19

Cassatt String Quartet in person at Mechanics Hall | 7:30pm | $10-$15 | Pre-registration required | Information at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Primo Cubano | Friends of the Eastern Prom Concert Series | 6pm | Free | Fort Allen Park Bandstand | easternpromenade.org/summer-community-concert-series

Jason Spooner | Winslow Park Concert Series | Staples Pt Rd, So Freeport | 6-7:30pm | $3

Western Prom Sunset Concert | Sara Hallie Richardson and the Amarantos String Quartet | Free | 6:30pm | facebook.com/FriendsofWesternPromenade

AUGUST 20

Music in the Square: Beat Traffic | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Carole Wise featuring Dave Rowe | Folk originals | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 adv / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Muddy Ruckus | 7-9pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

AUGUST 21

Music in the Square: Sister Steel | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Revelations | 7:30pm | $40 / Free for 21 and under | Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland | More information and tickets at pcmf.org/2021-8-21

Bread and Circus | 7-9pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Denny Breau | Acoustic, folk, blues, jazz | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 adv / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

America, America! | Patriotic music for the pipe organ | James Kennerley & the Kotzschmar Organ | $27 | 7pm | In-person or on-demand | Details at foko.org/full-schedule/

Wanted DOA: A Tribute to Bon Jovi | 9pm | $19.50 | Aura, 121 Center St. | auramaine.com/event/082121/ 

AUGUST 22

Kat Wright | 6-9pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

AUGUST 23

Hip Hop in the Park | Presented by Monday of the Minds | Free | 5-7pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | facebook.com/mondayoftheminds/

AUGUST 26

Samuel James | Friends of the Eastern Prom Concert Series | 6pm | Free | Fort Allen Park Bandstand | easternpromenade.org/summer-community-concert-series

Memphis Lightning | Blues and Rock n Roll | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

AUGUST 27

Music in the Square: Sea Level | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Max Ater | Pop | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

AUGUST 28

Sapphire Lane | Eclectic | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Soggy Po’Boys | New Orleans Jazz | 7pm | $12 adv, $25 door | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St | 7:30pm | $20 adv, $23 door | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/soggy-po-boys/

AUGUST 30

ChoralArt Singers’ Auditions for sopranos and altos (Sept. 7 for tenors and basses) | 4:30-9pm | St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth | choralart.org/

SEPTEMBER 1

Angel Bat Dawid | Presented by SPACE | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

THEATER

“Apollo to the Moon” | For young audiences | Maddy’s Theatre, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point | Thru Aug. 29 | $10 | For times and tickets visit kitetails.org/apollo-to-the-moon

Theater At Monmouth | 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | “The Agitators” thru Aug. 20 | “Sofonisba” thru Aug. 21 | For list of plays, visit theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

DeerTrees Theatre | 156 Deertrees Rd, Harrison | For 2021 season calendar, visit deertrees-theatre.org/2021-season.html

“The ‘She’ Shed” | Through Sept. 2 | Tues, Wed, Thurs 7pm | Reservations 747-5434 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

VISUAL ARTS

“Critters: Mythical, Real and Imagined” | Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Sq. | Through Aug. 24 | More at lewisgallery.portlandlibrary.com/crittersi

Kneeling Art Photography Project through Aug. 27 | UMVA Gallery, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland | theumva.org/kneeling-art-photography

Maine Art Collective Pop-Up Gallery | Free, through Sept. | 18 Exchange St, Portland | Multimedia experience run by a collective of 14 Maine artists in various media | More info at facebook.com/MaineArtCollective

“Maine Masters of Modernism” | 2 galleries featuring 40 works by 20 artists | Thru Aug. 20 | Moss Galleries, 251 US Route 1, Falmouth | bit.ly/3sbdMCF

AUGUST 20

Gathering Stones Event | “Gloaming” with Riley Watts and Heather Lyon | 7-9pm | Fish Point on Eastern Promenade | Information at tempoartmaine.org/news/

AUGUST 21

Plein Air Paint Out with Kristen Dill | 10am-3pm | Harvest Gold Gallery, 1082 Maine St, Lovell | harvestgoldgallery.com

AUGUST 26

Debut Art Extravaganza Pop-up by Lights Out Gallery | Through Aug. 28 | Free | 6-9pm | 24 Preble St | facebook.com/events/146083697651282

AUGUST 29

Gathering Stones Event | “Fairy Sighting with Amelia Garretson-Persans” | Light, shadow and performance | 7-9pm | Fish Point on Eastern Promenade | Information at tempoartmaine.org/news/

ONGOING

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

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “Worldwide” thru Aug. 21 | “Kindred” thru Sept. 4 | “Here and There” thru Sept. 11 | Mary Armstrong “Leap of Faith” thru Sept. 25 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com

Grant Wahlquist Gallery | 30 City Center | W-Sat 11-6 | Henri Paul Broyard Jamboree | Through Aug. 17 | grantwahlquist.com/

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

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | “Double Trouble” | Through Sept. 17 | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | Jane Herbert, Solo Exhibition thru Aug. 30 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Daily 10am-5pm | Free | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19 | Osher Map Gallery, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland | Free, timed entry | For more info and to schedule a visit: oshermaps.org/news | Through Oct. 15

“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