Mayo Street Arts presents Bread and Puppet Theater's "Our Domestic Resurrection Circus," free and open to the public. Featuring stilters, paper mache beasts, and the Bread and Puppet Fight-Against-The-End-Of-The-World Brass Band, the event takes place Sunday, September 5, 4 p.m. at Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade.
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BENEFITS

Safe Passage 5K Virtual Event | Sept 10-19 | Adults $25, Students $12 | To find out more about Safe Passage and to register for the event, visit bit.ly/3j06Ghg

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

DANCE

SEPTEMBER 4

Portland Swing Project with Hadacol Bouncers | Live music and swing dancing | Free | 5-7pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

FILM

AUGUST 28

“Despicable Me” | Community Movie Night | 8:30pm | Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St, Freeport | Free, donations appreciated | Limited parking | Sign up at bit.ly/3yY6FAt

AUGUST 29

“Water” | 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

SEPTEMBER 3

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

SEPTEMBER 4

“Catch Me If You Can” | Community Movie Night | 8:30pm | Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St, Freeport | Free, donations appreciated | Limited parking | Sign up at bit.ly/3yY6FAt

SEPTEMBER 5

“Maine Street USA” | 2-night showcase of short films of life in Maine during the COVID winter | Free | 7-9:30pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

SEPTEMBER 7

“Jurassic Park” | 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 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 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

“Presence,” bronze sculpture by Laura Freeman, part of the “From a Woman’s Perspective” exhibition at Richard Boyd Art Gallery. For link to more information, see Visual Arts.

LITERARY ARTS

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

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

SEPTEMBER 2

“Down to Earth” and “Tips for Magicians” | Betty Cullen and Celesta Rimington | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/3j0wolS

SEPTEMBER 3

“A Woven World” | Alison Deming speaks with Elizabeth Bradford | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, visit bit.ly/3gjwX8J

SEPTEMBER 7

“The Isolation Artist” | Bob Keyes book launch with Monica Wood presented by Longfellow Books | Free | 6pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

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 | “Summertime Amusements: To and Fro” thru Oct. 23 | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | skylinefarm.org

Maine Jewish Museum | Victoria Elbroch, Anne Ireland, Phyllis Graber Jensen | Thru Oct. 3 | 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/

Soggy Po’ Boys, New Orleans jazz by a native New England band at St. Lawrence Arts on Saturday, Aug. 28.

MUSIC

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washginton St, Bath | For performance and ticket information, visit chocolatechurcharts.org/

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 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

Western Prom Sunset Concert Finale | Sara Hallie Richardson and the Amarantos String Quartet | Free | 6:15pm | facebook.com/FriendsofWesternPromenade

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

Captain Abe | 6-8pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Eastern Mounain Time | The Grant Lot Summer Outdoor Concert Series | Grant Building, behind 31 Centre St, Bath | 7:30pm | $8.50 adv, $12 at door | portsmouthnhtickets.com/organizations/burst-bloom-records

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/

Beatles: 1964 The Tribute | Aura, 121 Center St. | 9pm | $15+ | auramaine.com/event/081821/

Philippe Crettien Trio | Jazz | 8-9:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

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/

AUGUST 31

East Bayside Bluegrass Collective | 7-10pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

SEPTEMBER 1

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

SEPTEMBER 2

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

SEPTEMBER 3

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

Church of Good Times | 6-9pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Razor Daisies | Rock/Soul/Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

The Evan King Group | Soul/Jazz/R&B | 10pm | Blue, 650A Congress St |
portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 4

“Tales of Bells and Drums” | Drum, dance, song from Rwanda, Burundi and Guinea | 5:30pm | from $20 | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | bit.ly/3miEA2W

The Smith Collaboration | Rock/R&B/Soul/Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 5

Low Lily Workshop and Concert | ACAF Summer Concert Series | Folk-Americana | 12-5pm | With a song-writing workshop, the All-Brights and Delta Knights | bit.ly/3y5QEa7

SEPTEMBER 7

East Bayside Bluegrass Collective | 7-10pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

ChoralArt Singers’ Auditions for tenors and basses | 5-9pm | St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth | choralart.org/

SEPTEMBER 9

Portland Ovations Season Preview | Highlight videos followed by Q&A | Free, open to the public | 5pm | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | bit.ly/3giXYJr

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

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 | “An Iliad” thru Sept. 11 | For complete list of plays, 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/

SEPTEMBER 2

“An Iliad” | Modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic | Thru Sept. 11 | Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

SEPTEMBER 5

Puppeteers’ Happy Hour | Informal gathering of puppeteers and puppet-curious | 2:30pm | Free and open to the public | Mayo Street Arts’ patio, 10 Mayo St

Bread and Puppet Theater: “Our Domestic Resurrection Circus” presented by Mayo Street Arts | 4pm | Free and open to the public | Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade

VISUAL ARTS

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

AUGUST 26

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

Opening Reception: “Harvest Season” curated by Bruce Brown | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/

AUGUST 27

Opening Reception: “The Color of Light” | 5-7pm | ACAF, Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | Thru Oct. 17 | bit.ly/3gjJKb2

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/

SEPTEMBER 1

“From a Woman’s Perspective” | thru Sept. 29 | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland | Daily 10am-5pm | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

SEPTEMBER 2

Alison Goodwin Solo Exhibition | Thru Oct. 2 | Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | greenhutgalleries.com/

ONGOING

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

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “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