Portland Ovations and Ice Dance International present "Performances in Your Parks," Saturday, Feb. 6. Look for four pop-up events between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at different venues throughout Portland. Check Portland Ovations’ social media accounts on the day-of for full schedule. Free and open to the public.
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COMEDY

FEBRUARY 5

Worst First w/Portland Comedy Co-op | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 8pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 8

Kari Hodgens | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 8pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

DANCE

FEBRUARY 5

Taking a Spin with Alissa Czisny: A life in skating! | Zoom conversation with IDI skater and skate champion | Free | 4pm | For more information and to register, visit portlandovations.org/event/taking-a-spin-with-alissa-czisny/ 

FEBRUARY 6

Performances in Your Parks with Portland Ovations and Ice Dance International | 4 free pop-ups | 11:30am-6pm at venues throughout Portland | Check Portland Ovations social media accounts on Feb. 6 for schedule of events | Wear masks and social distance | portlandovations.org/event/ice-dance-international/

FILM

FEBRUARY 13

Quentin Tarantino | The Lounge Series Director Highlights | 6-9pm | Bar & light concessions | Thompsons Point, Portland | More information and reservations at
bit.ly/2Mwwvrx

FEBRUARY 14

ROMCOM Night | The Lounge Series Movie Night | 6-9pm | Bar & light concessions | Thompsons Point, Portland | More information and reservations at
bit.ly/3r4Mvjl

ONGOING

“The Reason I Jump” | Co-presented with Autism Society of Maine | Based on the book by Naoki Higashida, the film is an exploration of global neurodiversity through experiences of nonspeaking autistic people | portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/reason-i-jump | Learn more about autism at asmonline.org/

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 3

China and the Arctic | Zoom talk with Matt Ward | Sponsored by Camden Conference in partnership with Scarborough Public Library | 6:30pm | Free | More info and registration at bit.ly/2Y7YAI5

FEBRUARY 6

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

FEBRUARY 9

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

FEBRUARY 10

Challenges and Choices in a Changing Arctic | Illustrated lecture about the Inuit of the North American Arctic | Camden Conference in partnership with the Portland Public Library | 12-1pm | Free | Information and registration: bit.ly/2MdAOrQ

FEBRUARY 11

Offshore Wind Energy and Wildlife – What’s Happening Along the East Coast and in Maine, with Dr. Wing Goodale | Coastal Mountains and Land Trust Series | Free via Zoom | Information on the event at librarycamden.org/event/cmlt-offshore-wind/ 

FEBRUARY 16

Making Herbal Salve: Two-Part Workshop Series with MOFGA | Feb. 16 and March 4 | 3-4pm | Abby Lydon of Dharma Farm | Sliding scale, up to $30 | details and registration at bit.ly/3psqdI7

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

ONGOING

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 4

Navigating the Self, “Other”, and Audience in Poetry and Prose | discussion with Samaa Abdurraqib, Morgan Talty, Kelli Jo Ford, Lisa Bunker | 7-8pm | Free | for more info and zoom link, visit bit.ly/2McQcVi

FEBRUARY 5

Ex Libris: Ann Patchett in conversation with Patrick Ryan | The Providence Athenaeum, sponsored by Mechanics Hall | 5:30pm | $5; members free | more info at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Kate Mosse: First Friday Series | 7pm | Free and open to the public | Mechanics Hall in partnership with Print: A Bookstore | For more info and to register, visit mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

FEBRUARY 7

Philippe Sands, “The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive” | 2pm | $6 or $36 with book purchase | JCA of Southern Maine | For more information and to register: bit.ly/2MeK4LX

FEBRUARY 9

“Super Host” | Kate Russo launches debut, with Emily Russo | Cohosted by Print: A Bookshop and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/krusso

FEBRUARY 11

“Ida B. the Queen,” The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells | with Michelle Duster | Sponsored by Mechanics Hall and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia | Free and open to the public | 6-7:30pm | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

FEBRUARY 16

“Fat Chance, Charlie Vega” | Crystal Maldonado book talk | Cohosted by Print: A Bookshop and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/maldonado

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

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

Possibili-tea, ceramic and fiber, by Meryl Ruth at the Maine Jewish Museum, Feb. 4.

FEBRUARY 4

Maine Jewish Museum Reopening | “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

FEBRUARY 3

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 4

Nathan Kolosko, Guitar | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12-5pm | Free | Visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM | Through Feb. 17

Palaver Solo Session featuring soloist Maya | weekly livestream | 7pm | pay what you wish, $15 suggested | palaverstrings.org/events/palaver-solo-sessions

Fiona Robins (of Bait Bag) | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 5

SoundCheck: John and Rachel Nicholas | Folk, Rock, Blues, R&B | Free live stream | 7:30-8:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: bit.ly/3p0VnWN

Liz Lannon Band | Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at
cadenzafreeport.com

FEBRUARY 6

Country Roads | Modern/Classic Country Covers | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

FEBRUARY 8

Kari Hodgens | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 9

Kate Beever | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 11

Jeff Christmas | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

FEBRUARY 12

SoundCheck: Scott Cleveland Duo | Jazz Blues Rock Fusion | Free live stream | 7:30-8:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: bit.ly/3p0VnWN

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm | Percussion and Vocals | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com | also livestreamed on Facebook

FEBRUARY 13

Tom DiMenna: Sea Shanties | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | More info and tickets at cadenzafreeport.com | also livestreamed on Facebook

FEBRUARY 14

Love Notes | A multi-sensory Valentine’s Day concert, with post-concert Zoom reception with the artists | Portland Chamber Music Festival | 5pm | Pay what you wish, from $10 | More information and tickets: pcmf.org/2021-2-14

FEBRUARY 16

Andrew LaVogue | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

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/

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 4

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 6

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/

FEBRUARY 9

“Poems for a World on Fire” with Helen Rousseau | Community conversation focussing on the good around us | Hosted by Sierra Club Maine | 12-1pm | Free | For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/2Y6J8vW

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

ONGOING

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/

THEATER

“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 | Live through Feb. 14 | Digital Feb. 10-28

FEBRUARY 11-12

Love is: a Cabaret | Journey of the heart through scenes, songs, poetry, dance | Live on Zoom | 7pm | $15 | Royal River Community Players | royalrivercommunityplayers.com/love-is-a-cabaret

VISUAL ARTS

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 | Through Feb. 28

FEBRUARY 5

Noriko Sakanishi and William Manning | Mayo Street Arts Pop-Up Gallery | 67 Washington Ave, Portland | Through Feb. 26 | for more info visit mayostreetarts.org/2020/12/11/msa-pop-up-gallery/

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

ONGOING

Mayo Street Arts Pop-Up Gallery | 67 Washington Ave, Portland | Two exhibits curated by June Fitzpatrick through Feb. 26 | for more info visit mayostreetarts.org/2020/12/11/msa-pop-up-gallery/

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 | covestreetarts.com

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 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.