Paula Gerstenblatt's “Families,” shown here, is part of a larger exhibition of work at the Maine Jewish Museum, with an opening on Thursday, Sept. 1, running through Oct. 28. See listing under Visual Arts for link to more info.
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BENEFITS

SEPTEMBER 9

“Steamy Nights” | Burlesque and dance show fundraiser for St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St | 7:30pm | $20-$25 | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/

SEPTEMBER 10

Maine Lighthouse Ride | 7am-4pm | Bike-riding fundraiser for the Eastern Trail | Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Rd, South Portland | More info at easterntrail.org/maine-lighthouse-ride/

New England Parkinson’s Ride | Start times from 7:30-11:30am | The Ballpark, 7 Ballpark Way, Old Orchard Beach | For details visit neparkinsonsride.org/

SEPTEMBER 11

Pink Cart to the Cure | Casual golf event, fundraiser for Heart of Hope Charitable Fund | 8:30am | Sunset Ridge, 771 Cumberland St, Westbrook | For details visit sunsetridgeme.com/event/pink-cart-to-the-cure-2/

COMEDY

AUGUST 29

Portland Maine Comedy Festival “Leftovers Show” | 7pm | $12-$15 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | bit.ly/3POW565

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/

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/

East End Vend Market | Presented by Shop Maine Craft | 3-7pm | Free | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St | eastendvend.com

SEPTEMBER 4

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

FILM

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

SEPTEMBER 4

“Daisies” | Absurdist farce in Czech with subtitles | $5-$9 | 11am-12:16pm | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq, Portland | portlandmuseum.org/films

SEPTEMBER 9

“Never Rarely Sometimes Often” | Presented with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England | Free | 6-7:35pm | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | Reserve tickets at
bit.ly/3QMTgUr

“Loving Highsmith” | The Lives and Loves of Patricia Highsmith | $7-$9 | 7-9pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | mainewriters.org/calendar/loving-highsmith-film

SEPTEMBER 12

“Downton Abbey: A New Era” | Monday Movie Matinee | 1:30pm | Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd | scarboroughlibrary.org/events

SEPTEMBER 16

“Three Minutes: A Lengthening” | Presented with Maine Jewish Film Festival | 2-3:12pm | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | portlandmuseum.org/films

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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/

SEPTEMBER 7

Growing Berries in the Garden | Free, online, hosted by MOFGA | 5:30-7:30pm | mofga.org/event-calendar/growing-berries-in-the-garden/

SEPTEMBER 8

Introduction to Vermicomposting | Sustainable Scarborough series with Mark Follansbee from WormMainea | 6pm | Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd | More info at scarboroughlibrary.org/events

SEPTEMBER 12

Virtual Fire Cider Workshop | Learn to make an immune-boosting tonic | $17-$22 | 5-6pm | Presented by Sabbathday Shaker Village | maineshakers.com/event/fire-cider-workshop/

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

SEPTEMBER 8

“Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake” | Virtual talk with Mazey Eddings and Martha Waters | 7:30pm | Print: A Bookstore | Register: printbookstore.com/events/2022-09

“Foodtopia” | Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food | 6:30pm | Longfellow Books, Monument Sq | longfellowbooks.com/event/2022-09

Longfellow Books presents an evening with Margot Anne Kelley, author of “Foodtopia” on Thursday, Sept. 8. See listing under Literary Arts for link to more info.

“Victoria Mansion” | Book talk with Thomas B. Johnson and Timothy Brosnihan | 7-8pm | Free, open to public | Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

SEPTEMBER 10

Maria Paz Garaloces Book Release Party | Presented by Record High (NY/ME) & Various Artists/Musicians | 6:30-11pm | $10 | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St. | More info & full lineup: fb.me/e/2JE16aBr4

SEPTEMBER 11

Black Coffee: A Conversation with Ellen Bass, founder of The Poets Corner | Zoom event | 4-5:30pm | For more info and to register, visit thepoetscorner.org/

SEPTEMBER 13

The Courage to Create Change | An evening for educators with Maryann Cocca Leffler and Elisa Boxer | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress | printbookstore.com/events/2022-09

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

Novel Jazz Septet performs Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., at St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. See listing under Music for link to more information.

MUSIC

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

First Friday Summer Stage Series | Free concert 5-8pm with FAKI, Namory Keita, Assasi, Hadith Bani-Adam | Monument Square, Portland | creativeportland.com/
summer-stage-series

SEPTEMBER 3

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

Carolyn Currie | 6-9pm | Side By Each Brewing, 1110 Minot Ave, Auburn |
sidebyeachbrewing.com/, carolyncurrie.com/tour

Music in Memorial Park | 12-4pm | Free | Corner of Bow & Park next to Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport | freeportartsandculture.org/events/

SEPTEMBER 7

Ken Vandermark and Joe Morris w/ Jamie Saft | 8pm | $15-$18 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

SEPTEMBER 8

Jeffrey Lewis & Voltage with Frankie Moon | 8pm | $12-$15 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Novel Jazz Septet | 7pm | $22-$26 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, Cumberland Crossing | 5-11:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 9

Music in the Square: Sister Steel w/ Planet Pan | Pan drumming | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High Sts | congresssquarepark.org/events/2022-09/

Free Workshop with Simple Trio | Dimensions in Jazz | 4-5:30pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Simple Trio | Dimensions in Jazz | $5-$20 | 8-10pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal, Portland | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Peter Albert | Acoustic guitar | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 10

Will Woodson & Caitlin Finley | 5pm | $20 advance purchase, email Janet Lynch at [email protected] | The Music Loft at Linden Lea, 655 Elmwood Road, Pownal |
lindenleapownal.net/

Carol Wise | Folk Originals | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 14

Bill Berlinghoff Acoustic Folk Music | 5:30-6:30pm | Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr, Freeport | freeportmaine.libcal.com/

THEATER

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

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/

SEPTEMBER 10

Our Domestic Resurrection Circus: Apocalypse Defiance | Bread & Puppet Theater’s puppet circus | Free | 4pm | Fort Allen Park, 49 Eastern Promenade | More info at bit.ly/3dXhv3T

Dragology | Villains-themed immersive drag show | 7pm | $22-$26 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/

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 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

Joel Babb: Forest Murmers – The Maine Woods | Opening reception 5-7pm | Exhibition thru Oct 1 | Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St | greenhutgalleries.com/exhibitions

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

SEPTEMBER 7

Artist Talk with Elizabeth Awalt | “Coming Up for Air” | 7-8pm | Exhibition thru Oct 1 | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/exhibitions-1/elizabethawalt

SEPTEMBER 8

Presentation: Illustrator Zaara KittenChops | “Heart Opening Art” | 5:30-7pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | illustrationinstitute.org/new-events

Claire Seidl, Rose Marasco Artist Talk | 5-8pm | Exhibition thru Oct 8 | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

Opening Reception: Concrete Matter – The art of Munira Naqui | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/events-1/concretematterreception

SEPTEMBER 12

“Art as an Antidote to Despair in Uncertain Times” | Presentation by Sonya & Nina Montenegro | 5:30-6:30pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress, 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