Paradox Teatro
Paradox Teatro’s original work, “Migraciones/Migrations,” comes to Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. See Theater listings for link to more info. (Max Haynes photo)
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COMEDY

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 27

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

SEPTEMBER 3

Tender Table Food & Poetry Fair | Celebration of BIPOC women | Local food-makers, performers | Free | 12-4pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/tender-table-food-poetry-fair/

SEPTEMBER 4

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

FILM

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

SEPTEMBER 2

Movie Mania: “The Wizard of Oz” | Outdoor movie, weather permitting | 7:45-9:30pm | Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main, Cumberland | More info at princememorial.libcal.com/event/9423294

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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

Planting Now for Garden Color this Fall with Grace Frost of Highland Farm, presented by Cape Elizabeth Garden Club | 6:30-8pm | Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth | bit.ly/3bYFO0J

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

Birdsafe Maine Information Session | Free online session with opportunity to get involved in tracking bird deaths | 11am-12pm | Maine Audubon | Register: maineaudubon.org/news/events/birdsafe-maine-information-session/

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

LITERARY ARTS

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/

 

Claire Seidl, Rose Marasco
Claire Seidl and Rose Marasco exhibition thru Oct. 8 at Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, with opening reception Friday, Aug. 26. See listing under Visual Arts for link to more info. (Photo courtesy of MMPA)

 

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

MUSIC

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

Sherrie Phair, Way It Works, Bedlam & Eunoia | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Stan Davis | Blues | 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/

AUGUST 31

Friends of Western Prom Sunset Concert Series | Jason Spooner with Allison Linley | 6:15pm | Free | Western Prom & Pine St | friendsofwesternprom.org/sunset-concert-events

SEPTEMBER 1

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble | 7-8:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Evan Arntzen Trio | Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 2

Lifted Lounge DJ Series with Mike Said & Jamie O’Sullivan | 7pm | 21+ | $5 | Urban Farm Fementory, 200 Anderson St. | bit.ly/3v1AnUX

Maine Marimba Ensemble | Presented by Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center | 6-8pm | Free | Congress Sq Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/maine-marimba-ensemble/

Darlin’ Corey, Soggy Po Boys, David Yearwood & Friends: Scene Bending | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Hunter Lefebvre | Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 3

The Potboilers | Multi-Genre | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

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/

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

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

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

“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/

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

“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 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/

SEPTEMBER 2

“Migraciones/Migrations” by Paradox Teatro | 7pm Sept 2 and 3pm Sept 3 | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Ar 2ts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/722059/

SEPTEMBER 4

Sand Drawings & Shadows for Live Video Projection | Workshop with Paradox Teatro | 2-4pm | Free, advance registration | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/722148/

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 26

Opening Reception: Claire Seidl and Rose Marasco | 5-8pm | Music by Voorst Quartet | Exhibition thru Oct 8 | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

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

SEPTEMBER 1

Opening Reception for new exhibitions | 5-7pm | John Busing, Paula Gerstenblatt, Judy Glickman Lauder | Thru October | Maine Jewish Museum | 267 Congress St | mainejewishmuseum.org/ 

“From a Woman’s Perspective” | Exhibit of art created by women | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St | richardboydartgallery.com

SEPTEMBER 2

Artists’ Reception for “PRESSTO!” – Monotype Guild of New England | 5-8pm | Exhibition thru Sept 30 | UMVA Portland Gallery, 516 Congress, inside Portland Media Center | theumva.org/umva-gallery-exhibitions

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