Cassatt String Quartet live at Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, Thursday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission, $10 for students, seniors and members. See "Music" for links.
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BENEFITS

AUGUST 11-15

Yard Sale for HART Adoption Center for Cats | Preview Evening Wed, Aug. 11 with entry fee | Free entry Thurs-Sun | 8am daily | Cumberland Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall | hartofme.org/yard-sale

AUGUST 14

UkeFest featuring Schooner Fare | Virtual benefit for “Ukuleles Heal the World” | 11am | For info and to donate, visit facebook.com/ukuleleshealtheworld

AUGUST 15

Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Benefit | 5pm | $75+ | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | More information and tickets at pcmf.org/2021-8-15

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

COMEDY

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

AUGUST 12

New England’s Funniest Comedian, Finals | Comedy competition | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | 8pm | $15 | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

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 11

“Popeye” | Preceded by Jimmy Dority and Friends | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | Free | 8pm | bit.ly/3wXmBkd

AUGUST 12

“Black Panther” | Freeport Community Services Drive-in Movies | Free | Concession sales benefit local organizations | 8:30-10pm | 53 Depot St, Freeport | fcsmaine.org/community_movies/

AUGUST 13

“Stop Making Sense” | The Talking Heads | Presented by PMA Films | Free | 8pm Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | bit.ly/3rHJEyx

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

AUGUST 15

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

AUGUST 17

“The Other Guys” | Movie starts at sundown | Free | Bayside Bowl Rooftop, 58 Alder | baysidebowl.com/therooftop

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 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

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 11

Author Rick Bass and Halcyon String Quartet | Bass discusses efforts to protect an ancient rainforest in Montana’s Yaak Valley | 7pm | $10-$15 | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | Tickets at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/ | To help protect ancient forests, visit protectancientforests.org/

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 | 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/

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 12

Storytelling: Greater Portland Health | Real Mainers talk about health, happiness and more | Free | 6:30-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

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/

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

LITERARY ARTS

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

AUGUST 12

“Did I Say You Could Go” | Melanie Gideon speaks with Kerri Arsenault | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, visit bit.ly/3BTVFpi

AUGUST 15

“Three Simple Lines” | Natalie Goldberg reads and talks about Zen, haiku and writing | 4-5:30pm | The Poets Corner | Register at thepoetscorner.org/events

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

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

AUGUST 24

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

AUGUST 25

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

ONGOING

Tumbleocity: STEM online | Free Zoom sessions designed by book authors to be fact-filled, interactive and fun | Age-specific programs at tumblehomebooks.org/upcoming-
tumbleocity-programs/

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/.

“Maine Masters of Modernism” featuring 2 galleries with 40 works by 20 artists, on display through Aug. 20 at Moss Galleries, 251 US Route 1, Falmouth. See more under “Visual Arts.”

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 17

Umbrella Cover Museum Fashion Show and 25th Anniversary Celebration | 6-8pm | Music by The Maine Squeeze Accordion Ensemble, 5:45pm | Peaks Island Lions Club, 2 Garden Place | $5 suggested | Ferry schedule at cascobaylines.com/

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

Bowdoin International Music Festival | For list of concerts and composer presentations, visit bowdoinfestival.org/

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

Friends of Western Promenade Sunset Concert Series | Every Wednesday | 7:30pm | Free | For schedule and updates visit facebook.com/FriendsofWesternPromenade

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 Summer Concert Series | For concert, venue and ticket information visit portlandsymphony.org/concerts-events/

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 11

Emilia Dahlin Quintet | Western Prom Sunset Concert Series | Free | 6:30pm

AUGUST 12

Cormac McCarthy | Winslow Park Concert Series | Staples Pt Rd, So Freeport | 6:30-8pm | $3

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

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

Raging Brass | 7-10pm | Free | Bayside Bowl Rooftop, 58 Alder | baysidebowl.com/musicandevents

AUGUST 13

Don Campbell Band | Presented by WCLZ | Aura, 121 Center St. | 9pm | $17/$20 | auramaine.com/event/081321/

Living Room Quintet | 6-9pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Three of a Kind | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

AUGUST 14

Sean Mencher, Hugh Bowden | Guitar | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

One Night of Queen | Aura, 121 Center St. | 9pm | $19.50+ | auramaine.com/event/one-night-of-queen-08-14-2021/

Chris Nichols, Not2Sharp, Outerspace Band | ACAF Concert Series | 1-5:30pm | $20 | Meetinghouse Arts parking lot, 40 Main St, Freeport

AUGUST 15

Town Meeting | Sunday Concert Series | 6-8pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

The Rossini Club | Summer Concert Gala w/champagne reception | 2-4pm | $15, free for members | Falmouth Foreside | bit.ly/3xkKr9U

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

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

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/

AUGUST 22

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

THEATER

Theater At Monmouth | 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | “Age of Bees” thru Aug. 18 | “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/

AUGUST 12

The Amazing Acro-Cats featuring the Rock Cats Band | 7pm | $21-$45 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St. | brownpapertickets.com/event/4416516

Auditions for Stroll Haunted Yarmouth | 6-9pm | The Playhouse, 305 US Rte 1, Yarmouth | Audition info at royalrivercommunityplayers.com/

AUGUST 15

Auditions for Stroll Haunted Yarmouth | 5-8pm | The Playhouse, 305 US Rte 1, Yarmouth | Audition info at royalrivercommunityplayers.com/

AUGUST 16

Sensory-Friendly Theater: “Shrek, Jr.” | 2:30pm | Free, reservations required, limited seating | MSMT Rehearsal Hall, 22 Elm St, Brunswick | For information and to register, visit msmt.org/sensory-friendly-shrek/

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/

ONGOING

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