Maine Art Collective returns for a second year with its pop-up gallery where emerging local artists can show their work. This year’s gallery features 21 artists and is located at 157 Middle St., Portland. See listing under Visual Arts for link to more information.
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COMEDY

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/

AUGUST 26

Portland Maine Comedy Festival | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

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 21

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

AUGUST 27

Portland Fine Craft Show | 10am-5pm | Free admission | Free Street Parking Lot, 120 Free St, Portland | shopmainecraft.com

FILM

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

Movie Mania: “Despicable Me” | Outdoor movie, weather permitting | 7:45-9:30pm | Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main, Cumberland | More info at princememorial.libcal.com/event/9423281

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

AUGUST 26

“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song” | Thru Aug 28 | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | Schedule at portlandmuseum.org/films

AUGUST 28

Silent (Movie) Sunday: “The Circus” | Charlie Chaplin 16mm film presented by Kinonik | 7:30-9pm | Free | Congress Square Park, Corner of Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/silent-movie-sunday-the-circus/

AUGUST 31

“Claydream” | Claymation feature with 2 shorts preceding | $7-$9 | 7pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/claydream-2022/

“Desiderium” and “Mariposa y Su Flor” | Premiere of two short films by local filmmaker Elena Mozzhelina with music by Draudiga | 7-10pm | Bayside Bowl Rooftop, 58 Alder St | bit.ly/3JLesHH

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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

Freeport Speech Presents: Global Health in a Pandemic World | Dr. Nirav Shah, Kara Palamountain, Dr. Dora Anne Mills | 7-8pm | $20, to benefit ACAF | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main, Freeport | bit.ly/3AdgKfG

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/

AUGUST 23

Scavengers Assemble! | With the Center for Wildlife | 6:30-7:30pm | Thomas Memorial Library Zoom event | bit.ly/3QeZFHJ

Understanding PFAS: Farms, Food & Community | Maine Farmland Trust community discussion | 10:30am-12pm | Free | Yarmouth History Center, 118 E Elm St, Yarmouth | bit.ly/3zWiI2J

AUGUST 25

Results Are In: The State of Electric Cars/Trucks in Maine | Zoom Webinar | 12-1pm | Natural Resources Council of Maine | More info at nrcm.salsalabs.org/evsurveyresultswebinar/index.html

How to Protect Yourself from Scams | AARP Maine with Fraud Watch Network volunteer Don Taylor | Virtual and limited in-person | Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd | More info at scarboroughlibrary.org/adults/events

Star Party | Tour the night sky with Astronomer Edward Gleason | 7:15-9pm | Prince Memorial Library, at Twin Brook Recreation Area, Tuttle Rd side | Weather-dependent | princememorial.libcal.com/event/9329725

AUGUST 31

Sea State: Sounds of the Changing Tides | Community Resilience through Music | With GMRI’s Gayle Bowness, featuring Halcyon String Quartet | 5:30-7:30pm | $8 | Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial | bit.ly/3pg5yIO

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 25

End of Life Care Planning with Hospice of Southern Maine | 2pm | Free, open to public | Lunt Auditorium, OceanView, 74 Lunt Rd, Falmouth | Register: oceanviewrc.com/event/end-of-life-care-planning-ask-the-experts/

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/

LITERARY ARTS

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

AUGUST 24

“Battle of the Books” | Virtual: Melanie Ellsworth and James Rey Sanchez | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Register: printbookstore.com/events/

AUGUST 25

Cootie Catchers Anonymous | Live storytelling event where adults read the real things they wrote when they were kids | 7:30-9pm | 21+ | $15 online, $20 door | Three of Strong Spirits, 35B Diamond | More info at fonduemaine.weebly.com/cootiecatchers.html

Young Emerging Authors Book Launch & Reading | The Telling Room | Free, open to public | 3:30-5pm | SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress | bit.ly/3zW41fI

Read ME Author event | Meredith Hall discusses “Beneficence” | 7-8pm | Zoom event | portlandlibrary.com/events/read-me-author-event-meredith-hall/

“Big Thrifty Energy” | Discussion with Virginia Chamlee and Danielle Devine from Maine Home + Design | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress, Portland | printbookstore.com/events/

AUGUST 30

“Barons of the Sea” | Steven Ujifusa book talk | 6:30-7:30pm | Peaks Island Branch library, 129 Island Ave | bit.ly/3AgNjsT

“All Are Neighbors” | Discussion with Alexandra Penfold & Julie Falatko | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress | printbookstore.com/events/

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 | Current exhibit –
“Town & Country: Rocking & Rolling Down the Lane” | Free, donations appreciated | skylinefarm.org

Portland Conservatory of Music’s Dimensions in Jazz season kicks off at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, with vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles and pianist Jarrett Cherner. See listing under Music for more info.

MUSIC

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 22

Hip Hop in the Park | Monday of the Minds | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, corner of Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

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

AUGUST 25

Frank Fotusky, KF3-Vibing on a Thursday! | 7-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Scott Kirby | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

Tough End String Band | Eclectic acoustic | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

AUGUST 26

Undertow Brass Band (FKA What Cheer? Brigade | $15-$18 | 8pm | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/event/undertow-brass-band-fka-what-cheer-brigade-2022/

Jobe Freeman, Samuel James | 6-9:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

“L’Arbre Enchante (The Magic Tree)” | One-act party piece opera presented by Hogfish, Aug 26-27 | 5-9pm | Preceded by food tastes, followed by dance party | $65/up | Mallet Barn, Wolfe’s Neck Center, Freeport | hogfish.org/buytickets

Abbie Gardner & Marc Douglas Berardo | 8pm | $7-$10 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

Isabel Stover Quintet | Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

AUGUST 27

Anonymous Club | $7-$9 | 7pm | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/event/anonymous-club-2022/

New Moon Ensemble | 6-8pm | Free | Congress Square Park, Corner of Congress & High streets | congresssquarepark.org/event/new-moon-ensemble/

Acoustic World Dance Music Festival | 5-8:30pm | $5-$20 | Desert of Maine, 95 Desert Rd, Freeport | bit.ly/3dqYpmo

Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations | Soul | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

AUGUST 28

“L’Arbre Enchante (The Magic Tree)” | One-act party piece opera presented by Hogfish | 5-9pm | Preceded by food tastes, followed by dance party | $65/up | Sprague Barn, Ram Island Home & Grounds, Cape Elizabeth | hogfish.org/buytickets

Session Americana (Cilla Bonnie sitting in!) w/Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman | 8pm | $7-$10 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-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/

“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

The Amazing Acro-Cats featuring the Rock Cats Band | 7pm | $21-$45 | 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/

“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/

AUGUST 20

“Pony” Community Night | Special performance in partnership with Equality Community Center with playwright/director talkback | Play runs thru Sept 4 | $20-$25 | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Info and tickets at tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/711566/#

AUGUST 28

Puppeteers’ Happy Hour, Trash Puppet Workshop by Inventing Trees | 4-5pm | Free, open to the public | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/735506/

AUGUST 30

“Come On Get Happy” | A Groovy Look at the 70s | 7pm | $20 | Thru Sept 1 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

VISUAL ARTS

Maine Art Collective Pop-Up Gallery featuring 21 artists | 10am-6pm daily, thru Sept 30 | 157 Middle St | Artist reception Sept 1, 5-7pm | maineartcollective.com/

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/

Plein Air Paint Out with Sandy Crowell | 10am-3pm | Harvest Gold Gallery, 1082 Main, Center Lovell | More info at (207) 925-6502 or harvestgoldgallery.com

AUGUST 27

“Brush With Nature” | Public invited to engage with artists at Maine Audubon sanctuaries Aug 27-28 | For more info and list of sanctuaries, visit maineaudubon.org/art/brush-with-nature/

AUGUST 31

Presentation: Illustrator Briana Mukodiri Uchendu | Discussion of her creative process, projects, career path | 5:30-6:30pm | Maine College of Art + Design, 522 Congress St, Portland | illustrationinstitute.org/new-events

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