"Do, Process," a multi-disciplinary performance by Brian J. Evans, will be presented at Meetinghouse Arts in Freeport on Aug. 13. See listing under Theater for link to more information.
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BENEFITS

AUGUST 11-14

HART’s Yard & Bake Sale to benefit the Homeless Animal Rescue Team for cats | Th-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-12pm | Exhibition Hall, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 175 Blanchard Rd | Sale preview Aug 10, $25 admission | More info at hartofme.org/events

COMEDY

AUGUST 16

Balderdash Academy’s On the Air! | A comedy experience in the golden age of radio | 7pm | $15-$22 | 7pm | Thru Dec 20 | St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | More info at bit.ly/3voNTSy

AUGUST 23

Improv Jam Fundraiser | Balderdash Academy Improv Live, to benefit St. Lawrence Arts | 7pm | $10-$14 | 76 Congress St | More info at stlawrencearts.org/

FAIRS, MARKETS

Farmers Markets | Cumberland: Sat. 10am-1pm 190 Tuttle Rd | Falmouth: Wed. 10am-1pm, 22 Hat Trick Drive | Thru end of Oct. | cumberlandfalmouthfarmmarket.com/

Yarmouth Farmers’ Market | Thurs 3-6pm thru Oct. | Free music 4-5pm | 1 Railroad Sq, Bickford Pavilion | yarmouthfarmersmarket.org/

AUGUST 12

St. Peter’s Church Italian Bazaar, Street Festival | Aug 12-13 | 5-9:30pm | Music, food, games | 72 Federal St, corner of India St, Portland | facebook.com/StPetersBazaar

AUGUST 13

Guild Fine Craft Show | 10am-4pm | Aug 13-14 | $5 admission, under 18 free | Ketcha Outdoors, 336 Black Point Rd, Scarborough | shopmainecraft.com/

AUGUST 21

Congress Square Market | 11am-3pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

FILM

Maine Outdoor Film Festival (MOFF) July 28-Aug 14 | Over 19 hours of outdoor adventure and conservation films at Portland venues | For more info, tickets, passes, visit maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com

AUGUST 13

“Murina” | 2-3:34pm | Aug 13-14 | $7-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | portlandmuseum.org/eventscalendar/murina-3

AUGUST 14

“Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing America” | Documentary | 7:30-9pm | Free | Congress Square Park, Corner of Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/movienight-frederick-law-olmsted-designing-america-2/

AUGUST 16

Voices from Freeport’s Past | Short films depicting lives of historic Freeport residents by Freeport HS Advanced Theater class in collaboration with Freeport Players and Freeport Historical Society | 7-8:30pm | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main | freeportartsandculture.org/event/voices-from-freeports-past/

AUGUST 17

Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour | $7-$9 | 7pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/2022-sundance-film-festival-short-film-tour/

AUGUST 18

Maine Film Assoc’s Outdoor Film Series | “Andre,” a family film | 7:30pm | Free | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson | mainefilm.org/outdoor22-andre/

“Never Rarely Sometimes Often” | Presented with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England | 6-7:35pm | $5-$10 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq, Portland | portlandmuseum.org/events

AUGUST 20

“Undine” | 2-3:30pm | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | portlandmuseum.org/events

AUGUST 21

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” | 2-4pm | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | portlandmuseum.org/events

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

AUGUST 10

Speak About It Community Show | Powerful storytelling/dialogue about sex, relationships, consent, boundaries | Free | 6-8pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | Register at space538.org/event/speak-about-it-community-show-2022/

AUGUST 16

Explore Maine: The Moosehead Region | Zoom Webinar | 12-1pm | NRCM and guest speakers | More info at nrcm.salsalabs.org/exploremoosehead/index.html

From Lawns to Landscapes: Healthy Lawn Care Made Easy | Save Time, Money, and Have a Great Yard, with Ali Clift from the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District | 6-8pm | Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth | In-person & on Zoom: bit.ly/3zh7bKJ

AUGUST 17

Story Time and Fairy House Building | South Portland Library and SP Land Trust | 10-11am | Free | Meet at entrance to Hinckley Park, off Highland Ave | More info, registration: bit.ly/3zODNxf

Seasonal Walk with a Naturalist | Jill Osgood and the South Portland Land Trust | Dow’s Wood, park in lot or high school lot, meet at trailhead | 12-1pm | Free | Register at bit.ly/3Jb0GOh

AUGUST 18

Book Talk with Andrew Witmer | “Here and Everywhere Else: Small-Town Maine and the World” | 7-9pm | Free Zoom event | Maine Historical Society | More info and link at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

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/

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

Eastern Cemetery Tours by Spirits Alive | 4pm daily thru Oct 16 | Meet at Congress St gate | $10 adults, $5 students, seniors | More info at spiritsalive.org/tours/index.htm

Family Nature Walks |  Wednesdays thru August 31 | 10:30am-Noon | $5-$7 | Scarborough Marsh, 92 Pine Point Road | maineaudubon.org/events/

Gilsland Farm Bird Walks with Doug Hitchcox | 7-9am every Thurs thru Oct. | Free, no registration | Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | maineaudubon.org/news/events/gilsland-farm-bird-walks-767/

Open Conversation for Learning English | Adults, teens | Mondays, 4-5:30pm | Free, all levels | Portland Public Library, Meeting Room 5, 5 Monument Sq, Portland | Info at portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

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 Empower by GoDaddy | Online, On-Demand, no charge | newventuresmaine.org/

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

Wednesday Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh | $5, exact change | 7am thru Sept. | Meet at Nature Center, 92 Pine Point Rd | bit.ly/3PKO5UQ

HEALTH/SUPPORT

AUGUST 11

Greater Portland Health Storytelling | 5-7pm | Congress Square Park, Corner of Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/greater-portland-health-storytelling/

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

Silent Sunrise Meditation Series | Free | 5-7am | Every other Saturday thru Aug 27 | East End Beach, Portland | Schedule and more info at kaneel.me/sunrise-2022

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) | Meets Thursdays 5:30pm | Christchurch, 1900 Congress St | First meeting is free, $49 annual | FMI: (207) 232-2781 or tops.org/

Weekly Guided Meditations and Dharma Talks | Nagaloka Buddhist Center, 1 Forest Ave, Portland | Schedules at nagalokabuddhistcenter.org/

“Old Spoons,” by John Whalley, on exhibit at Greenhut Galleries. See listing under Visual Arts for link to more information.

LITERARY ARTS

AUGUST 10

“Trailed” | “One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders” | Author talk with Kathryn Miles | 5:30-6:30pm | Free & open to public | Freeport Public Library Meeting Room, 10 Library Dr | freeportmaine.libcal.com/event/9430620

AUGUST 11

“Kalyna the Soothsayer” | Virtual talk with Elijah Kinch Spector and C.L. Clark | 6-7pm | Print: A Bookstore| printbookstore.com/events/2022-08

AUGUST 12

“All’s Well” | Virtual talk with Mona Awad and Emily Russo | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore| printbookstore.com/events/2022-08

AUGUST 13

“The Road to After” | Book reading, nature journaling with Rebekah Lowell | 10am-12pm | Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | bit.ly/3cSfYvr

AUGUST 18

Book Reading by Oge Mora | Author/illustrator discusses her creative process | Presented by Illustration Institute | 2-3pm | $15 | Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompsons Point Rd | illustrationinstitute.org/new-events/2022/8/18/oge-mora

MUSEUMS

Maine Historical Society | “Northern Threads” – Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society | Thru Dec 31 | 489 Congress | Members free, public $10 | 207-774-1822 | mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum | 267 Congress | Exhibitions: M. Annenberg “News/Not News”; Missy Asen “The Good Life”; Smith Galtney “Dream Sequence” | mainejewishmuseum.org/

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

MUSIC

AUGUST 10

Friends of Western Prom Sunset Concert Series | King Memphis | 6:30pm | Free | Western Prom & Pine St | friendsofwesternprom.org/sunset-concert-events

Music in the Square: Kafari | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

Maine Pops Summer Concert in Heseltine Park | 7-8pm | Free | Friends of Woodfords Corner | Hezeltine Park, Irving St, Portland | woodfordscorner.org/community-calendar

AUGUST 11

Horse Jumper of Love with Babehoven and Sadurn | $15-$18 | 8pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/horse-jumper-of-love-babehoven-sadurn-2022/

Cumberland Crossing & Bluegrass Jam Session | 7-11:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Peter Gallway & Kyle Morgan | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

Portland Chamber Music Festival – ECCO Dreams | 7:30pm | $25; under 21 Free | Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford St, Portland | pcmf.org/2022-8-11

Turtlenecked, Shallowhalo, Peach Hat, Rosie Border | 8pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St | theapohadiontheater.com/

AUGUST 12

Widowspeak with Wildflower & Morgan Bouton | $15 | 8pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/widowspeak-2022/

Kyle & Isaac, Savoir Faire, el malo | 8-11:59pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Toney Rocks | Americana | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble | Casco Bay Islands Concert Series with Portland Conservatory of Music | Free | 5-6pm | VFW Hall, 220 Island Ave, Long Island | bit.ly/3cRBoII

Louise Bichan, “Out of My Own Light” | 6:30-8pm | $20 suggested | Peaks Island House Concert Series, outdoor event | Tiny Porch Stage at Wharf Cove, 726 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island | facebook.com/peakshouseconcerts/events

AUGUST 13

Carl Dimow Jazz Trio, Heckel/Hunter/Newsam | 6-9:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

The Collins Band | Blues & Americana | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Ted Leo | 8pm | $20-$30 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

Portland Chamber Music Festival – ECCO Dances | 7:30pm | from $25; under 21 Free | Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford St, Portland | pcmf.org/2022-8-13

Louise Bichan with Ethan Setiawan, Brendan and Conor Hearn | 5pm | $20 advance purchase, email Janet Lynch at [email protected] | The Music Loft at Linden Lea, 655 Elmwood Road, Pownal

AUGUST 14

Old Fashioned Band Concert | 12-1pm | Free | Bring your own picnic | Friends of Woodfords Corner | Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St | woodfordscorner.org/community-calendar

Hotline TNT with Sequela & Crescent Ridge | $10-$15 | 8pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/hotline-tnt-sequela-crescent-ridge-2022/

AUGUST 15

Hip Hop in the Park | Presented by Monday of The Minds! | 6-8pm | Free | Congress Square Park, Corner of Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events/

AUGUST 16

Holy Fuck with Linqua Franqa | $15-$18 | 8pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/holy-fuck/

Blues Prophets | Chicago-style Blues | 6-7:30pm | Free | Lincoln Park, Congress & Franklin, Portland | Schedule and rain dates, lovelincolnpark.org/

AUGUST 17

Friends of Western Prom Sunset Concert Series | Jason Spooner Band w/Allison Linley | 6:30-7:30pm | Free | Western Prom & Pine St | friendsofwesternprom.org/sunset-concert-events

Wagner’s Nightmare | 8pm | $12-$15 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

AUGUST 18

Portland Chamber Music Festival – Reflections | 7:30pm | from $25; under 21 Free | Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford St, Portland | pcmf.org/2022-8-18

D. Gross, Moch | 7-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

The Portland Jazz Orchestra | 8pm | $7-$10 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

AUGUST 19

Portland Chamber Music Festival – Time for Three | 8pm | from $25 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | pcmf.org/2022-8-19

Memphis Lightning | Blues/Rock | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Casco Bay Tummlers, The Carrier Pigeons | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Bonnie Prince Billy with Footings and Asa Irons | $30-$35 | 8pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/bonnie-prince-billy-footings-2022/

AUGUST 20

Portland Chamber Music Festival – Sonic Bloom | 7:30pm | from $25; under 21 Free | Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford St, Portland | pcmf.org/2022-8-20

Southside Blues | Chicago Blues | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Tracy McMullen, Taylor O’Donnell | 6-9:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Clem Snide | 8pm | $17-$22 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/event/clem-snide/#tribe-tickets

“Tone” A Home Grown Album | Dimensions in Jazz | 8-10pm | $5-$20 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Cadaverette with Iron Gag, Exit 18, Goiter | $10-$12 | 8pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/cadaverette-iron-gag-exit-18-goiter-2022/

AUGUST 21

Blues on Sunday with Nelson Checkoway, Per Hanson, Jon Ross | Multi-genre singer/songwriter | 4pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Dead Gowns, Louisa Stancioff, Eliza Edens | 8pm | $14-$18 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

Outdoor Concert by Portland Rossini Club | 6:30pm | $10-$15 | Portland Community Squash Ctr, 66 Noyes St | rossiniclub.org/event-calendar/

AUGUST 24

Friends of Western Prom Sunset Concert Series | Sabouyouma, co-sponsored by SPACE | 6:30-7:30pm | Free | Western Prom & Pine St | friendsofwesternprom.org/sunset-concert-events

THEATER

“It’s Greek (and Roman) to ME!” – Seasonal theme, Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main St, Monmouth | 5 plays thru August | For season schedule and tickets, visit theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

“Blueberries for Sal” | Thru Aug 21 | $15 | Ages 3-10 | Maddy’s Theatre, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Rd | Schedule, tickets: kitetails.org/blueberries-for-sal

Moliere’s “Amphitryon” | 7:30pm | Thru Aug 19 | $23-$37 | Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St, Monmouth | theateratmonmouth.org/

“Pass Over” by Antoinette Nwandu | Thru Aug 21 | $20-$25 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | Info and tickets at tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/711558/

AUGUST 10

“Stars Above” | All-American Open Air Circus | $20 & up | The Depot, Thompson’s Point | Tickets, info: starsabovecircus.com/

AUGUST 11

“School of Rock” | Rock musical based on the 2003  film | Thru Aug 21 | $14-$22 | L/A Community Little Theatre, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St, Auburn | laclt.com/school-of-rock-2022

AUGUST 12

The Amazing Acro-Cats featuring the Rock Cats Band | 7pm | $21-$45 | 7pm | Thru Aug 28 | St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” | Thru Aug 21 | Fri 7pm, Sat & Sun 2pm | $18 | Royal River Community Players, 305 US Rte 1, Yarmouth | More info at royalrivercommunityplayers.com/

AUGUST 13

“Do, Process” | Dance, poetry, videos, photography meant to open community dialogue, shared by Brian Evans | 7pm, by donation | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | More info at bit.ly/3JmGsRB

Too Strange to Live presents peerless by Jiehae Park | Staged reading series | 7pm | $10 online, $15 door | The Studio Theatre, 25A Forest Ave | portlandstage.org/show/peerless/

AUGUST 16

“Jukebox Divas” | Musical radio show | 7pm | $20 | Thru Aug 25 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

AUGUST 18

“Pony” by Sylvan Oswald | Thru Sept 4 | $20-$25 | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Info and tickets at tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/711566/#

AUGUST 19

“Honestly, Now” by Jack Sharkey | Crime comedy set in ritzy hotel | Thru Aug 28 | $20 in advance, $22 at door | Freeport Players, Freeport Performing Arts Ctr, 30 Holbrook St | fcponline.org/

VISUAL ARTS

AUGUST 10

“Cut Paper Botanicals” | Workshop with Artist Susan Farrington | 10am-12pm |
TEIA Club, 10 Trefethen Ave, Peaks Island | illustrationinstitute.org/new-events

AUGUST 11

Opening Reception for Jim Nichelson and Elizabeth Awalt | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | bit.ly/3BHmpvD

AUGUST 17

Artist Talk: John Whalley, “Short Stories” | 6pm | Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle | greenhutgalleries.com/exhibitions-events/johnwhalleyshortstories

AUGUST 20

“Pink Picnic” | Community fantastical art picnic focusing on everything pink, from clothing to foods | 4-6pm | Rain date Aug 21 | TempoArt | Payson Park at the site of “Beneath the Forest, Beneath the Sea” | For more info visit tempoartmaine.org/2022/07/pink-picnic/

ONGOING

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

Casco Bay Artisans | The Maine Wharf, 68 Commercial St | cascobayartisans.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 | covestreetarts.com/exhibitions

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 | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-5 | Visit greenhutgalleries.com/

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St | bit.ly/3i5iWuX

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

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St, A3, Portland | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St. | 10am-3pm Fri, Sat, Sun | richardboydartgallery.com

Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery | Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org/

UNE Art Gallery | 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | “The Lives of the Jewelers” thru Oct 9 | bit.ly/3sxzAch