Singer/songwriter David Wilcox performs a livestream "Concert for a Cause" on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m., an all-request show to benefit Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Immigration Legal Advocacy Project. Visit Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick on the mainearts.org page for more info.
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BENEFITS

FEBRUARY 17

Tibet House US Benefit Concert | Livestream | 8pm | $25 | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

FEBRUARY 25

Rodney Mashia | Maine Music Project Livestream to benefit Mayo Street Arts | 7pm | Free, but donations appreciated and will be split between Mashia and Mayo Street Arts | facebook.com/themainemusicproject

FEBRUARY 26

Concerts for a Cause: David Wilcox Livestream | Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick | 7:30pm | $20 | All-request show to support Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Immigration Legal Advocacy Project | More info at bit.ly/3d4iVad

FEBRUARY 28

Cooking Class Fundraiser for Maine State Music Theatre | $45 | 5pm | With Cherie Scott, creator of “Mumbai to Maine” | 5pm | $45 | Details and registration at bit.ly/3uv5ruv

COMEDY

FEBRUARY 19

Hunkered Down Comedy Showcase 3 | Free virtual show presented by The River Comics, Lewiston-Auburn | 9-10:30pm | Info and registration at bit.ly/3oX4O8F

FILM

Maine Coast Harvest | Short documentaries highlighting the stories of Maine’s sea farmers | mainecoastharvest.com/the-films | Free streaming

“Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley” | presented by PMA Films and Indigo Alliance | Free | Through Feb. 23 | For more information and to register, visit portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/thumbs-up-for-mother-universe

FEBRUARY 18

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” | Documentary on slavery, land loss, climate change and food insecurity | 6pm, followed by Q&A with director Shirah Dedman | $20 | Info and registration, kweli.tv/programs/mofga_maine_farmland_trust

FEBRUARY 19-21

Maine Jewish Film Festival Weekend Edition | “They Ain’t Ready for Me” and “Rosenwald” | Film streaming followed by discussion with Tamar Manassesh & Brad Rothschild on Feb. 21 at 7pm | More info and to register: bit.ly/3tthrMb

FEBRUARY 25

“Natasha Mayers: an Un-Still Life” Film Premiere | Documentary film that follows Maine’s “most committed activist artist” | Free via Vimeo and Zoom | Information at bit.ly/2ZaLoTm

FEBRUARY 27

Spike Lee | The Lounge Series Director Highlights | 6-9pm | Bar & light concessions | Thompsons Point, Portland | $30 | More information and reservations at bit.ly/3qcn2Vt

ONGOING

Local ongoing film resources: Frontier, Brunswick: explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema | Portland Museum of Art: portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings | The Apohadion: theapohadiontheater.com/.

“The Hermit,” North Pond Hermit documentary | free stream on Vimeo:
vimeo.com/406217619

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FEBRUARY 17

First Franco: Albert Beliveau in Law, Politics and Love | Discussion with Douglas Rooks and Severin Beliveau | via Zoom with the Franco-American Collection, Lewiston | 4-5pm | Information and registration at bit.ly/2YnF7n3

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture by Dr. Beverly Tatum | Bowdoin College Black History Month program | 7-9pm | Free event on Bowdoin’s Facebook page | bit.ly/3pT4SI9

FEBRUARY 18

“True North: Finding the Essence of Aroostook” | Maine at 200 Series book talk with Kathryn Olmstead | 6-7pm | Free | Registration required at bit.ly/3tstz03

FEBRUARY 21

Italian-American Mac and Cheese & Noodle Kugel | Cook-along with Margaret Hathaway of Ten Apple Farm | 4-5:30pm | Free | More info at bit.ly/3cNdJYd

FEBRUARY 23

Conversation with DeRay Mckesson, Civil Rights Activist | Bowdoin College Black History Month program | 7-8pm | Free event on Bowdoin’s Facebook page | bit.ly/2Ln5Xc0

Cooking with the Maine Harvest | UMaine Extension Workshop | Tuesdays, Feb. 9 & 23 | 2-2:45pm | $5 suggested per class | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/3oo5HXT

Owl Always Love You: Owls and Courtship Behaviors | with the Center for Wildlife and Thomas Memorial Library | 6:30pm | Info and link: thomasmemoriallibrary.org/maine-wildlife-series/

ReMapping New England: Righting History (Memory + Art + Place) | Panel discussion with Indigo Arts Alliance in partnership with Atlantic Black Box | Panelists Daniel Minter, Ayumi Horie, L’Merchie Fraizer | 7pm | More info and tickets: bit.ly/3qgZBtS

FEBRUARY 24

Sustainability Series: Water World – Portland Water District and the Natural and Built Infrastructure for Treating and Managing Water | 5:30-7pm on Zoom | Portland Public Library | More info and registration at bit.ly/3rj9YO7

Changes in subarctic Iceland and Greenland | Lecture by Firooza Pavri | Camden Conference in partnership with the Portland Public Library | 12-1pm | Free | Information and registration: bit.ly/2LHfpXT

Edible Landscaping | UMaine Extension Winter Gardening Series | 6-7pm | $5 suggested | For info and to register: bit.ly/3jGNbJB

“Ashley Bryan in Context” | Panel discussion | Bates College and Indigo Arts Alliance with panelists Krista Aronson, Daniel Minter, Marcia Minter | 6-7pm | More info and Zoom link: bates.edu/museum/events/panel-discussion-ashley-bryan-in-context/

FEBRUARY 25

“A Century of Portland Painters, 1820 – 1920” | Maine at 200 Series book talk with Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free | Registration required at bit.ly/2MVGyad

FEBRUARY 27

The Great Turnout of 1841: Factory Girls and Maine’s First Labor Strike with Elizabeth DeWolfe | Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series | 1:30pm | Free, but limited attendance | More info and to register: spiritsalive.org/lectures/

MARCH 2

“Policy and politics in the Arctic” | Conversation with Sen. Angus King | Camden Conference in partnership with Camden Public Library | 7-8pm | Free | Information at bit.ly/3qdH9T7

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

OUT Maine Emerging Leaders | Online LGBTQ+ group for young adults, 18-22 | Free | Every other Monday 2:30-3:30pm | Registration: bit.ly/3hRxlJw

OUT Maine Youth Programs | Online LGBTQ+ groups and programs for ages 11-22 | Free | Info at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs

Common Ground Fair Livestream Recordings | Learn to make sauerkraut: bit.ly/3lTSQez | Listen to keynote speakers Winona LaDuke, Leah Penniman, Barbara Damrosh: bit.ly/3qBj5ds | and more.

LITERARY ARTS

FEBRUARY 17

Literary Lunch: Susan Conley talks about Landslide with Jaed Coffin | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library Zoom | Info and registration at bit.ly/3ppEm8Y

Travel Salon: A Conversation about Being Elsewhere | Zoom event on Littorally Alive: Judth Allen-Efstathiou, Agnes Bushell, Gary Lawless and Sharif Elmusa discuss how travel influences their work | 7pm | Free | Info and link at littoralbooks.com/littorally-alive/

FEBRUARY 18

“The Book of V.” | Anna Solomon book talk | 7pm | $10 suggested donation | JCA of Southern Maine | For more info and to register (by Feb. 17) visit bit.ly/3ceRbPx

“2021 National Book Festival Presents” | Peniel E. Joseph and Tamara Payne discuss their books on Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., with Eric Deggans | Library of Congress | 7pm | Facebook and Youtube | More info at bit.ly/3aXzqC1

FEBRUARY 22

“Probable Impossibilities” | Alan Lightman book talk | Print: A Bookshop | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/lightman

FEBRUARY 23

“Revenge of the Sluts” | Natalie Walton book talk | Cohosted by Print: A Bookshop and Speak About It | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/walton

FEBRUARY 24

“How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” | Bill Gates in conversation with Kristen Welker | Presented by JCA | 8pm | $36 virtual ticket plus hardcover book | Info and registration at bit.ly/3tJa97r

FEBRUARY 25

“War Pigeons: Winged Couriers in the U.S. Military, 1878-1957” | Book talk with author Elizabeth Macalaster | Camden Public Library | More info and how to get a zoom link at librarycamden.org/event/war-pigeons-book-talk/

Leaf of Voices VI: Celebrating Two New Books | Gibson Fay-LeBlanc and Linda Aldrich read from new poetry collections, with Betsy Sholl | 7-8:30pm | Portland Public Library | Info at bit.ly/2Njz2FM

MARCH 1

“Rise of the Red Hand” | Discussion with Olivia Chadha and Cat Valente | Print: A Bookshop | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/chadha

MARCH 2

“The Northern Reach” | W.S. Winslow debut | Co-hosted by Print: A Bookshop and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/winslow

Pat’s Book Club | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee | 12-1 pm | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

ONGOING

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/.

MUSEUMS

Maine Jewish Museum | “Mixing It Up,” an exhibition of 10 artists, and a photography exhibit by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest | 267 Congress St., Portland  | Open 12-4pm, Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri | mainejewishmuseum.org/

MUSIC

Debussy’s “La Mer” | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10 | Through March 5 | Information: portlandsymphony.org/event/la-mer/

FEBRUARY 17

Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10 | Through March 19 | More information at portlandsymphony.org/event/shostakovich-and-tchaikovsky/

Town Meeting | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 18

Kyle Morgan | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Laura del Sol Jiménez, Flute | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through Mar. 3 | Visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

Lettuce | Livestream from Cervantes: 4 shows in 2 nights | 8pm | tickets from $15 | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

FEBRUARY 19

Opera on Tap: Winter Song | Livestream, Cadenza Facebook page | 7pm | facebook.com/CadenzaFreeport

SoundCheck: Darlin’ Corey | Jazz Blues Rock Fusion | Free live stream | 7:30-11:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: bit.ly/3p0VnWN

Lettuce | Livestream from Cervantes: 4 shows in 2 nights | 8pm | tickets from $15 | More info at statetheatreportland.com/events

FEBRUARY 20

Denny Breau | Acoustic Folk/Blues/Jazz | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

FEBRUARY 21

Portland Rossini Club | Public Concert Series via Zoom | 3-4pm | $10 suggested donation | Free for students and club members | Info and registration at bit.ly/3rlRY5B

FEBRUARY 22

Miss Maybell | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 23

Mike Effenberger + Chris Klaxton | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 24

Ben Cosgrove, Max Garcia Conover, Griffin Sherry & Rattlesnake Arm (Max Davis) | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 25

Palaver Strings: Coral Suite with Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna | 7-8pm | pay what you wish | More info and link at palaverstrings.org/events/coral-suite-ols-blx8t-bnbhd

FEBRUARY 26

SoundCheck: New Shades of Blue | Jazz, Blues, originals | Free live stream | 7:30-8:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

Tracey Jasas-Hardel | 240 Strings Solo Livestream | 7-8pm | More info at 240strings.org/events

When Particles Collide | Rock | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at
cadenzafreeport.com

FEBRUARY 27

The Finestkind Country Band | Country/Blues/Honky-Tonk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

MARCH 1

Jamie Grindle + Adrian Bean | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

MARCH 3

Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Tribute | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10 | Through April 2 | More information at portlandsymphony.org/event/satchmo-the-louis-armstrong-tribute/

ONGOING

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

Irish Night at Blue Virtual Concert Series | Wednesdays 8pm on Facebook | bit.ly/2Ebi60a for info and schedule.

PEACE OF MIND

FEBRUARY 18

PechaKucha Night | Portland Livestream | Stories of journeys, challenges and triumphs | 6:30-7:30pm | pechakuchaportland.org/

Hibernating in Harmony: Deepening your Relationship with Nature during a Pandemic Winter | Corie Washow | Thursdays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | Register: bit.ly/2MCHakn

FEBRUARY 24

Read Your Mind: Adib Khorram, Mark Oshiro & Julian Winters | 12-1pm | Zoom webinar for teens, on masculinity, queerness and identity | Support resources offered | Information and Zoom link at bit.ly/3cGeQIR | Portland Public Library | 871-1700

ONGOING

Remote Support Groups, Mon-Thurs, hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | For info and schedules visit namimaine.org/remotesupportgroups

Hibernating in Harmony: Deepening your Relationship with Nature during a Pandemic Winter | Corie Washow | Thursdays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | Register: bit.ly/2MCHakn 

Cultivating Mindfulness | Meditation and discussion with Anne Gosling | Fridays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Information and zoom link at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/

Community Meal | Free boxed meals for take-out | Trinity Lutheran Church in conjunction with Wayside Food Services | every Wed 1-2pm in parking lot at 612 Main St, Westbrook | Please wear a mask.

Curbside Souper Supper at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth | Free, 2nd and 4th Fridays | Masks and social distancing

Recovery Yoga | SeaChange Yoga | for people in recovery from substance use disorder | Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:20pm | Free | seachangeyoga.org/recovery-yoga

Chair Yoga with Martha Williams | Thomas Memorial Library Zoom | 2nd Wednesday of the month | 11:30am-12:30pm | More info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/chair-yoga-3/

Drive-thru Bean Supper | Every first Saturday | 4:30-5:30pm pick-up of pre-orders | Call 415-9620 to order | $20 family meal | Prides Corner Congregational UCC | 235 Pride St, Westbrook | Visit facebook.com/pridescornerucc/

Trans Youth Support Group | Ages 12-17 | 2nd, 4th Tuesdays | Free | 5-6pm | Sign up at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs/trans-youth

THEATER

FEBRUARY 19

“This is Just Intermission” | Mad Horse Theater hosts Jared Mongeau’s work-in-progress exploring virtual theater | Audience integral to its evolution, talk-back follows | 7:30pm | Streaming until March 7 | By donation | bit.ly/3pgZPQl

ONGOING

“OR,” written by Liz Duffy Adams | A double-crossing tale about art, politics, poetry, intrigue | Portland Stage Co. | 25A Forest Ave | Tickets at 774-0465 or visit PortlandStage.org | Digital access through Feb. 28

“The Dating Game” by Anne Maguire | Through Feb. 27 | Fri/Sat 7:30pm | 2pm Sat matinee | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | $20 | Reservations at 207-747-5434 | Masks required | Visit thefootlightstheatre.com

“Three Moments in Time, a Valentine for Older Married Couples” by Jerry Walker | Freeport Players | Donations appreciated | Through Feb. 28 | More info and link at fcponline.org

VISUAL ARTS

The St. Brigid’s Imbolc Exhibition | Carrickahowley Gallery at the Maine Irish Heritage Center | Inaugural exhibit at the new virtual art gallery with work of contemporary Irish artists | Free | Through March 15 | maineirish.com/carrickahowley-gallery/

Hearts on the Hill at St. Lawrence Arts | 76 Congress St | Installation on the fence at the corner of Congress and Munjoy St. | Thanks to Nina Taylor and volunteers

FEBRUARY 18

Conversations with Maine Artists in a _____ Time | 25 artists speak about their backgrounds and art | 6-7pm | Portland Museum of Art | $10 | Free for members, artists, students | More info at bit.ly/3aTyA9D

FEBRUARY 24

Makers (in their Studios): Ryan Adams | Virtual studio visit | 7-8pm | Free for members, $8 non-members | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

ONGOING

Noriko Sakanishi and William Manning | Mayo Street Arts Pop-Up Gallery | 67 Washington Ave, Portland | Through Mar. 20 | for more info visit mayostreetarts.org/2021/01/28/februarypopup2021/

A Group Exhibit of Visual Arts | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St., Portland |  Fri -Sun 10am-3pm | Free | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | “Cyanotype” through Feb. 20 | Meg Brown Payson: “A Silence Fell with the Waking Bird” through March 20 | Ed Douglas: “Cornerstones” through Feb. 20 | “Soulful Stitching” through March 27 | covestreetarts.com

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | “Objects/Objectivity,” Exhibition of sculptural objects by George Mason, Jonathan Mess and Oliver Solmitz | Through March 6 | greenhutgalleries.com

“Missing Maine Landscapes” | Work by 17 UMVA artists | Virtual showing | umvagallery.wixsite.com/exhibits | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | info: [email protected]

2020 Vision: Past, Present & Future | Artists’ interpretations of a moment in Maine’s history | On view: creativeportland.com/2020vision | through April 15, 2021.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | “MMPA Antidote,” mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org, featuring Maine art and artists | updated regularly with interviews and Q&As.

Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable  Window | Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX