“She is Finally Safe,” 2021, by Amy Wilton, one of the sculptures at Cove Street Arts' "Repartee" exhibition, which includes abstract paintings by Jim Flahaven. Showing now through March 26.
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BENEFITS

“Love to Build” | Online auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers | 20 original unframed works by Valerie Upham | Bidding ends Feb. 26 | More info at habitat7rivers.org/2022-love-to-build-art-auction

MARCH 5

Faculty Concert Fundraiser for the Building Harmony Campaign, Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | Wine, dessert, concert, auction | 6pm | $10-$35 | More info at bit.ly/3rWzxb0

DANCE

Narración Flamenca | A Flamenco Performance Featuring Dance, Song & Guitar | Feb. 26-27 | $22-$27 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | Check for times and tickets, and also a workshop: tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/623217/

FAIRS/MARKETS

Portland Winter Farmers’ Market | Saturdays 9am-1pm | Stevens Sq. Community Center Gym, 631 Stevens Ave | portlandmainefarmersmarket.org

Brunswick Winter Market | Saturdays 9am-12:30pm | Fort Andross Mill Complex, 14 Maine St, Brunswick | brunswickwintermarket.net/

FILM

FEBRUARY 25

Talk with filmmaker Craig Dudnick | Followup to film screening on Evanston’s Living History (see Feb. 22) | 3-4pm | Hosted by Auburn Public Library | For more info and Zoom link, visit bit.ly/3HJMuua

MARCH 9

“Flower Punk” | Short documentary about Azuma Makoto’s floral sculptures | Free | Hourly showings most days thru March 13 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | Mask/vax | portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/flower-punk

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Build Your Career, Start a Business, Manage Money | Free online classes from New Ventures Maine | For more info on this and other classes, visit bit.ly/NVMEClasses

FEBRUARY 23

Sustainability Series: One Climate Future – What We’ve Accomplished & What We’re Planning | 5:30-7pm | PPL Zoom event | bit.ly/3op39LL

Fermentation for Beginners | Online | 5-6:30pm | $0-$25 sliding scale | Info at mofga.org/event-calendar/growing-seedlings-indoors-2

Maine Media Lecture with Madeleine Budd, B&H Photo | 1-2pm | Free/donation | Registration at mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

FEBRUARY 24

Climate Change – Awful Realities and Hopeful Solutions | David Kunhardt presentation and public discussion | 6:30pm | Scarborough Public Library Zoom event | bit.ly/3GOd2c9

FEBRUARY 26

Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series | “The Maine Charitable Mechanics, 1815-1890” with Paul Stevens | 1:30pm | Register at bit.ly/34NTWWD

MARCH 1

Virtual Star Party | Ara Jerahian and the Southern Maine Astronomer’s Club | Virtual deep-sky images from Cape Elizabeth observatory | March 8 alternate date | 6:30-7:30pm | Register at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/23848-2/

Citizen Action Day for Maine’s Environment | NRCM Webinar | 9-10:30am | Register at nrcm.salsalabs.org/citizenactionday2022/index.html

MARCH 7

Distinguished Lecture Series: Anne Knowles | 7pm | The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine | Learn more and register at hhrcmaine.org/events

MARCH 8

Maine Media Lecture – A conversation about creative intention with Susan Burnstine, photographer | 1-2pm | Free/donation | Registration at mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

TED Talk: Irish Heritage Month | 2pm | Auburn Public Library Facebook page | More info at bit.ly/3HJMuua

MARCH 9

Preserving Holocaust History | Collecting Artifacts and Researching Fates | 12-1pm | Live virtual program by US Holocaust Memorial Museum | bit.ly/3LH8mZC

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

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

HEALTH/SUPPORT

FEBRUARY 23

Read Your Mind | With Maia Kobabe & Shelby Criswell | Monthly virtual series focusing on teen mental health and wellness | Portland and Lewiston Public Libraries | 12:30pm | Register at bit.ly/3L7SXRt

FEBRUARY 28

Safe Voices Drop-In | Auburn’s domestic violence resource center | 2:30-4pm | Teen Space at Auburn Public Library, 40 Spring St, Auburn | For more info, visit bit.ly/3HJMuua

Black History Month Community Wellness Fair | BIPOC community (and others) to learn more about COVID, healthcare, support | 9-4:30pm | Portland Public Library | Zoom info: portlandlibrary.com/events/wellness-fair/

ONGOING

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

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

LITERARY ARTS

FEBRUARY 23

Scholastic Parents Night: Share Black Voices | Virtual panel of authors, education experts and booksellers | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | bit.ly/3omHKD6

Littorally Alive! | Changing Lanes: Writers Who Cross into Other Media | Nancy Romines Walters, Leslie Moore, Phil Carlsen | 7pm | More info at littoralbooks.com/littorally-alive/

“Whence These Stories?” History in Longfellow’s Poetry | Panel discussion hosted by Maine Historical Society | 7-8pm | Free on Zoom | Registration at: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

FEBRUARY 25

“A Most Remarkable Creature” | Virtual talk with Jonathan Meiburg and Katy Kelleher | 6-7pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom registration: bit.ly/3sCbUn0

FEBRUARY 26

Talking About Writing “How Podcasting Can Help Your Craft” | Zoom presentation by Courtney Balestier | Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance | $5, Free for members | 10-11:30am | mainewriters.org/calendar/talking-about-writing

MARCH 1

“Discover Her Art” | Virtual talk with Jean Leibowitz and Lisa Rogers | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom registration: bit.ly/3GOd2c9

MARCH 8

“Born Hungry” | Virtual talk with Alex Prud’homme | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom registration: bit.ly/3sM6RAB

ONGOING

Guerilla Poetry Whoop | Thomas Memorial Library: Poets and poetry enthusiasts group meeting every second Thurs of the month | 6:30pm via Zoom | More info and registration at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/poetry-at-tml/

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 Historical Society | 489 Congress | Timed admission | Members free, public $10 | 207-774-1822 | mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum | Current exhibits: “Dialogue” “The Pumpkin Patch” “Sojourn Israel” through Jan. 3 | 267 Congress St, Portland | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | skylinefarm.org | Winter Exhibit – “Town & Country: Rocking & Rolling Down The Lane” | Through March 27 | bit.ly/32l4A6i

MUSIC

Carnaval ME winter festival Feb. 17-26 | Live music, ice sculptures, bonfires, more | Free parking | Eastern Promenade | Schedule and info at carnavalme.com/

Chocolate Church Arts Center | Winter performance series | Thru mid-March in the CCAC Annexr, 804 Washington St, Bath | For performance schedule, visit chocolatechurcharts.org/

One Longfellow Square | 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Portland House of Music | 25 Temple St, Portland | for schedule of shows, visit portlandhouseofmusic.com

Portland Symphony Orchestra | For concert, venue and ticket information visit portlandsymphony.org

State Theatre | 609 Congress | For up-to-date concert information, visit statetheatreportland.com/

FEBRUARY 23

Clem Snide | $17-$22 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

FEBRUARY 24

Arcadia Band, Frank Fotusky, KF3 | 5-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

FEBRUARY 25

Beg, Steal or Borrow | $12-$15 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Sean Mencher & Hugh Bowden | Acoustic guitar | 7pm | $18-$20 | Cadenza,
5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Seyir Duo: Music of the Middle East | 7-9pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/623120/

Laurie Jones, The Library Band, Mikayla & The Basement Cats | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

FEBRUARY 26

Steve Grover Memorial Concert | Dimensions in Jazz | 8-9:30pm | $15-$25 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | bit.ly/3HKfvpo

John McEuen (of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) & The Circle Band | $35-$45 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Mark “Guitar” Miller | Blues | 7pm | $18-$20 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

Mel Martin Jazz, Bailey Giles Quartet, Ayan Imai-Hall Trio | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

FEBRUARY 27

Portland Rossini Club Concert | 3pm | $15 donation, free for students and members | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | rossiniclub.org/event-calendar/

Le Vent Du Nord | $30-$40 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Hot Radio Maine presents NLE Choppa | 7pm | $30 | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

Friends and Rivals in the Paris Opera | Guts Baroque livestream concert with period instruments and commentary | 7pm | $20 | gutsbaroque.com/

Wendy Jo Girven | 5-7:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

FEBRUARY 28

Monday of the Minds Community Hip Hop Showcase | 8pm | $5-$10 | 21+ | Flask Lounge | flasklounge.com/events/

MARCH 1

Alex Minasian, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MARCH 2

Dervish | $35-$45 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

MARCH 3

Halley Elwell // Tiny Dogfight, Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble, Kyle Morgan//Showmen’s Rest | 5-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Noonday Concert Series | Ed Pearlman, Fiddle and Neil Pearlman, Piano | 12:15-12:50pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Davis Wax Museum (trio) | $20-$25 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

The Eileen Rose Show | Country & Rock covers | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

MARCH 4

Time Zones, Nihco Gallo’s Bad-Year Society | 8-10pm | $12 | Mask/Vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St | theapohadiontheater.com

Darlin’ Corey, Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal | 6-9:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Brian Shankar Adler Quartet | Dimensions in Jazz | 8-9:30pm | $15-$25 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | bit.ly/35aDHmI

Denny Breau | Acoustic folk/blues/jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

MARCH 5

Seamus Egan Project | $30-$40 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Jim Gallant | Acoustic | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  |
cadenzafreeport.com

MARCH 6

The Lost Tribe of Modern Folk | Original acoustic music | Fore River Brewing Co, 45 Huntress Ave, South Portland | Free | 5pm | foreriverbrewing.com/

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

Jazz guitarist Abe Ovadia: Reimagining the American Songbook | 7pm | $15-$22 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/643602/

Faure Requiem | ChoralART Camerata Portland Piano Trio | 2:30pm | $25-$30 | Mask/Vax | Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High, Portland | Info and tickets at bit.ly/3H5pDYK

THEATER

“Senior Living” by Tor Hyams & Lisa St. Lou | $25 Digital on Demand Feb. 9-27 | Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave | portlandstage.org/show/senior-living/

“Waiting for Alice” by Allison McCall | Thru Feb. 27 | 7:30pm, 5pm Sundays | Pay what you decide after show | Mad Horse Theatre, 24 Mosher St, So. Portland | More info at madhorse.com/

FEBRUARY 24

“BEAR Necessities” by Michael J. Tobin | $20 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Thru Feb. 26 | Times and tickets at thefootlightstheatre.com/

MARCH 2

“Significant Other” | Thru March 20 | $27-$34 | Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | Info, tickets: goodtheater.com/shows.html

“Think You Might Be Wrong” by Chris Newcomb | Snowlion Rep and ARTernatives | $20 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Thru March 6 | snowlionrep.org/tickets/

MARCH 3

“Urinetown” | Thru March 12 | Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 37 College Ave | Pay what you will | Mask/Vax | Streaming available | bit.ly/3CEv6DX

MARCH 4

“A Year with Frog and Turtle” | $15 | Fri, Sat, Sun thru March 20 | Maddy’s Theatre, 250 Thompson’s Point Rd | Info and tickets at kitetails.org/frog-and-toad

Spybird Theater’s “Puppet Crimes” | Snappy rhyme and absurdity for teens and adults | 7-8:30pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/643672/

MARCH 5

Sandglass Theater’s “Punschi” | 1:30-2:30pm | $10-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/647145/

MARCH 9

“Wig in a Box” | A Conversation on the Performance of Gender | Virtual Artist Roundtable with John Cameron Mitchell | 7pm | Free | Join Zoom or watch live on Facebook | bit.ly/3By2TzE

VISUAL ARTS

Seaweed-themed sculpture in wood and clay by Anne Alexander | On exhibit thru March 13 at SeaWeed Co, 23 Marginal Way, Portland | annealexandersculptor.com/

“North of Nowhere, West of the Moon” – Myth, Fiction, and Fantasy in Maps | Thru May 30 | Osher Map Library, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland | Free, open to the public by timed admission | oshermaps.org/news

MARCH 4

“Reflections” Opening Reception | Brooke Lambert | 5-8pm | Exhibition runs thru March 30 | The Union of Maine Visual Arts, Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org

ONGOING

Alice Gauvin Gallery | 43 York St, Portland | “Human/Nature” thru March 26 | Wed-Sat 12-6pm | alicegauvingallery.com/

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | chocolatechurcharts.org/

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “Repartee” thru March 26 | “Dance Me to the End” thru April 9 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com

Elizabeth Moss Galleries | 100 Fore St, Portland | New work by Charlie Hewitt thru Feb. 28 | elizabethmossgalleries.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. | bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Maine Jewish Museum Gallery | Papercuts & Tapestries, Yehudit Shadur and Tamar Shadur; Enter the Space, Oliver Solmitz; What We Carry, Helene Farrar | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St | Through Feb. 25 | Updates at facebook.com/MaineJewishMuseum

“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

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 10am-3pm Fri, Sat, Sun thru Jan. 30 | Free | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery | Annual exhibit showcasing artwork by members of The Union of Maine Visual Arts | Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org/

UNE Art Gallery | 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | “Sensing Place” thru June 12 | bit.ly/3u5R0yX