The Amazing Acro-Cats Touring Cat Circus featuring the Rock Cats Band at St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, August 12-22, 7 p.m., tickets $21-$45. See "Theater" for tickets link.
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BENEFITS

AUGUST 19

Royal River Conservation Trust | Summer Fundraiser Aug. 19, ticket deadline Aug. 4 | Proceeds to support land acquisition in the Royal River Watershed | More information on the event at rrct.org/rrct-celebrates/

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 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

COMEDY

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

AUGUST 5

New England’s Funniest Comedian, Semi-Finals | Comedy competition | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | 8pm | $10 | bit.ly/3xoXUOK

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

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/

 

Kneeling Art Photography Project Opening August 6, 5-8 p.m., through Aug. 27. UMVA Gallery inside the Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland (Photo: Loia Ndikulu by Titi de Baccarat)

 

FILM

Maine Outdoor Film Festival | July 29-Aug 8 | Eastern Prom or Urban Farm Fermentory | $15 | Virtual and Gold passes available | For tickets, times and schedule, visit bit.ly/3yYjXw0

AUGUST 4

“The Long Coast” | Maine Outdoor Film Festival | 7:30-10pm | Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St | $15 adv, $18 day of | bit.ly/36DDuWn

AUGUST 5-7

“Into the Deep” | Marine biology and deep sea exploration | 1pm | $5.50-$6 | Southworth Planetarium, USM, 96 Falmouth St | 1pm | usm.maine.edu/planet

AUGUST 6

“Crazy Derby Love” | Toronto documentary screening with Maine Roller Derby League | coworkHERS, 411 Congress | 6:30-8pm | Q&A to follow

AUGUST 8

“To Measure a Mile” | A Pacific Crest Trail Documentary | LL Bean Adventure Film at Discovery Park | 7:30pm | Free | bit.ly/3A4qOWj

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

AUGUST 18

“Robin Hood” | 1973 Disney animated classic | Free | 8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | bit.ly/3j9qHkv

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 5

Tidewater Farm Tours: The Cut Flower Garden | 5:30-7:30pm | $10 | UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farms, Farm Gate Road, Falmouth | Information at bit.ly/3xdcjg6

AUGUST 7

MHS Historians Forum: Investing in Empire | Interactive roundtable with Ian Saxine | Free, open to public | 9:30am-Noon | Zoom registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

AUGUST 10

Cooking is Community | Talk with Don Lindgren, Margaret Hathaway, Karl Schatz | Free, open to public | 7-8pm | Zoom registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

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

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

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 4

Virtual book launch | “Every Minute Is A Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege | 7pm | longfellowbooks.com/event/2021-08

AUGUST 5

“Sharks at Your Service” | Free virtual book launch with Mary Cerullo | 5-6pm followed by Q&A | Sign up by Aug. 3 | Info and registration at bit.ly/3kJJa9C

AUGUST 10

Patrick Keefe Reading | “Empire of Pain” | 7-8pm | Congress Square Park, Corner Congress and High St.

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/

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 Art Collective Pop-Up Gallery Opening, First Friday ArtWalk, August 6, 5-8 p.m., 18 Exchange St., Portland, Free event. Art on display through Sept. 30.

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/

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/

AUGUST 4

Kinan Ezmeh’s City Band | Free concert | 6pm | Bandstand at Fort Allen Park | portlandovations.org/event/a-message-from-far-away/

The Stars of MSMT #2 | Concert series featuring past stars performing hit songs from musicals| 7:30-9pm | from $36 | Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick | msmt.org/stars-of-msmt-2/

AUGUST 5

The Stars of MSMT #2 | Concert series featuring past stars performing hit songs from musicals| 7:30-9pm | from $36 | Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick | msmt.org/stars-of-msmt-2/

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

Bach Virtuosi Festival | “Goldberg Variations” | 7:30pm | Etz Chaim Synagogue, 267 Congress St | $40 / Free for students | bachvirtuosifestival.org

Casco Bay Islands Concert Series / Portland Conservatory of Music: Fiddle and Piano Music | 2-3pm | Free | Chebeague School, 14 School House Rd | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/event/fiddle-music/

Not Too Sharp | Winslow Park Concert Series | Staples Pt Rd, So Freeport | 6:30-8pm | $3

Yellow Brick Road | Concerts in the Park | 6:30pm | Memorial Park, 5 Durant Dr, Scarborough

AUGUST 6

Soul Slinger and guests in the Atrium Windows | Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq. | 5-8pm | portlandlibrary.com/events/first-friday-art-walk-soul-slinger-guests-perform-in-the-atrium-windows-bookface/

Bach Virtuosi Festival | Bach God Numbers Part II | 5:30pm | St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St | $40 / Free for students | bachvirtuosifestival.org

Heather Pierson Jazz Trio | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

AUGUST 7

Abacus | Jazz sax | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Bach Virtuosi Festival | “Joy!” | 7:30pm | St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St | $40 / Free for students | bachvirtuosifestival.org

The New Motif | Funk, Jazz, Jam | 9pm | $10-$12 | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | Tickets at portlandhouseofmusic.com

AUGUST 8

Oshima Brothers | Sunday Concert Series | 6-10pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave, Portland | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Coastal Winds, pops concert | ACAF Concert Series | 2-3:30pm | Meetinghouse Arts parking lot, 40 Main St, Freeport

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/

THEATER

The Comedy of Errors | Fenix Theatre Company | Deering Oaks Park bandstand | Free | Bring picnic & something to sit on | Every Thurs, Fri, Sat at 6:30pm | fenixtheatre.com/#!

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 5

Sensory-Friendly Theater: “Beauty and the Beast” | 2:30pm | Free, reservations required, limited seating | MSMT Rehearsal Hall, 22 Elm St, Brunswick | To register, and for information on sensory-friendly theater, visit msmt.org/beauty-and-the-beast-sensory-friendly/

“The Aliens” by Annie Baker | 6:30pm | By donation | Behind Tandem Coffee Roasters, 122/18 Anderson St | Limited seating | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/548658/

Remote Little Theater | “Performance for Little Amal” Live Feed | with Pihcintu Multinational Immigrant and Refugee Girls’ Chorus, PSO and Kinan Azmeh’s City Band | 2pm | Ocean Gateway | More at portlandovations.org/event/a-message-from-far-away/

AUGUST 6-8

“Signed, Abigail R” by Emma Hersey Powers | $6-$10 adv, $10-$13 door | St. Lawrence Arts , 76 Congress St. | stlawrencearts.org/

AUGUST 8

“Sofonisba” Outdoor show | 1pm | Outside Cumston Hall, Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

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/

VISUAL ARTS

“Critters: Mythical, Real and Imagined” | Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Sq. | Through Aug. 24 | More at lewisgallery.portlandlibrary.com/crittersi

African American Forms and Iconography | Workshop with Daniel Minter of Indigo Arts | Sold Out workshop scheduled for August 21 | Wait list available at bit.ly/3iEE23N

Kneeling Art Photography Project through Aug. 27 | UMVA Gallery, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland

AUGUST 5

David Driskell: “Icon” | Through Aug. 28 | Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | greenhutgalleries.com/

Parade With Us, “A Message From Away” event | 12:30pm | Walk in support of immigrants and refugees | Begins at Monument Sq, ends at Ocean Gateway |
More information at portlandovations.org/event/a-message-from-far-away

AUGUST 6

Maine Art Collective Pop-Up Gallery Opening | 5-8pm | 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

AUGUST 7

Plein Air Paint Out featuring Sandy Crowell | Harvest Gold Gallery, 1082 Main St, Lovell | 10am-3pm in garden overlooking Kezar Lake | 207-925-6502 | harvestgoldgallery.com

Solstice Fashion Show | Presented by Prometheus Productions | Six trans and queer designers display their collections designed around the idea of rebirth | 4-7pm | The Ravine at Deering Oaks Park | Information at fb.me/e/1t1wtnm5m

ONGOING

Chocolate Church Arts Center | “Slack Tide” | 2-person exhibition with Caroline and John Rufo | 5-7pm | 804 Washington St, Bath | Through Aug. 7

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

“Love/Rage: Goddess” | Online exhibit | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | umvaportlandgallery.blogspot.com/

“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