On Saturday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts presents Youth Dance Groups of Portland, curated by Veeva Banga. Donations support Mayo Street Arts. For link to more info, see Dance listings.
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BENEFITS

FEBRUARY 12

“Play in the Snow” | Family Ski, Snowboard, Tubing event to benefit Lewiston’s Public Theatre | 5-9pm | $25 ski/snowboard, $10 to snowtube | Lost Valley, Auburn | Visit thepublictheatre.org/ for more info, tickets, and raffle items

DANCE

FEBRUARY 4

“Tap, Tap, Jazz” | Maine State Ballet performs Broadway-style song and dance | Feb. 4-5 | $15-$20 | Maine State Ballet, Lopez Theater, 348 US Route 1, Falmouth | mainestateballet.org/tap-tap-jazz

FEBRUARY 5

Youth Dance Groups of Portland with Veeva Banga | Variety of dance styles represented | Free | 7-9pm | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | More info at tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/626129/

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 3

MFA Winter Film Challenge | Feb 3-6 | Teams will have 72 hours to write, shoot and edit short film | mainefilm.org/challenge-2022/ | Official screening Feb. 10

FEBRUARY 4

“Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance” | MJFF virtual screening in partnership with JCA | Free, thru Feb. 6 | Information and registration at mjff.org/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Tuition-Free Classes December and January | Offered by New Ventures Maine, an education and economic development program through UMA System | For more info and to sign up, call 800-442-2092 or visit bit.ly/NVMEClasses

FEBRUARY 2

Camden Conference: Current US & China Relations with Joseph McDonnell | 7pm | Portland Public Library Zoom | More info, registration at bit.ly/3K36rgZ

The Amazing Saga of the Steller’s Sea Eagle | Free online webinar with Nick Lund and Doug Hitchcox | 6:30-7:30pm | Maine Audubon | maineaudubon.org/news/events/stellers-sea-eagle/

FEBRUARY 3

Gardening Q&A | MOFGA answers your questions | 7pm | Free, online | Register at: mofga.org/event-calendar/gardening-qa-7/

FEBRUARY 7

Backyard Maple Production Webinar | 6-7:30pm | $0-$15 sliding scale | mofga.org/event-calendar/backyard-maple-production-webinar/

FEBRUARY 8

Across the Universe | Exploring with the James Webb Space Telescope, with Dean C. Hines | 6:30-7:30pm | Thomas Memorial Library via Zoom | Register: thomasmemoriallibrary.org/23710-2/

Camden Conference: Europe-Russia Relations with Laura A. Henry | 7pm | Portland Public Library Zoom | More info, registration at bit.ly/3rxD2mQ

Cut Flowers For Beginners | Online | 6:30-8pm | $0-$25 sliding scale | mofga.org/event-calendar/cut-flowers-for-beginners/

FEBRUARY 10

Taxes for artists, freelancers, creative businesses | With Hannah Cole of Sunlight Tax | 10am-Noon via Zoom | $10-$25 | bit.ly/3rfRPnj

Camden Conference: Paris at Six | Environmental Divides and Climate Unions in Europe | With Susana Hancock, PhD | 6:30pm | Scarborough Public Library | More info, Zoom registration at bit.ly/3o48Crm

Flora for Fauna with Arthur Haines | In-person lecture | 7pm | $20 | maineaudubon.org/news/events/flora-for-fauna-with-arthur-haines/ | Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

Mattson-NYT Lecture with Dr. Lawrence T. Brown | “Building the Abolition Democracy with GIS, Maps, Data and Archival Materials” | 6-7pm | Free | Osher Map Library Zoom event | bit.ly/3AFAFm8

Expanding Maine’s Ecological Reserve System | NRCM Zoom event | 6-7pm | Register at nrcm.salsalabs.org/ecologicalreserves/index.html

FEBRUARY 16

Camden Conference: Eastern Europe – Thirty Years After the Fall of the Soviet Union, with William Hall | 7pm | Portland Public Library Zoom | More info, registration at bit.ly/3rV7TtE

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 8

Living Well with Chronic Pain | Healthy Living for ME workshop | 9-11:30am, online, thru March 15 | Free | For more info and to register, visit healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/708

FEBRUARY 9

Better Health Now! | Healthy Living for ME workshop | 10-11am, online, thru March 22 | Free | For more info and to register, visit healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/742

FEBRUARY 15

Living Well for Better Health | Healthy Living for ME workshop | 9-11:30am, online, thru March 15 | Free | For more info and to register, visit healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/716

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 8

Alex Prud’homme discusses “Born Hungry” | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom registration: bit.ly/34g3klA

FEBRUARY 9

Virtual Author Talk with playwright Allison McCall | 7-8:30pm | $5, free for members | Mechanics Hall Zoom event | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

FEBRUARY 10

“We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory and Migration” | Virtual book talk with Rachael Cerrotti | 7-8pm | Free | Presented by JCA in partnership with Longfellow Books and MPWA | bit.ly/3IIQeMx

Silvia Foti discusses “The Nazi’s Granddaughter” | Part of the Holocaust & Human Rights Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series | 6pm | For more info and to register, visit hhrcmaine.org/

FEBRUARY 13

Love is Still Possible | 3 Poets read and discuss contemporary love poems | 4-5:30pm | The Poets Corner | Info at thepoetscorner.org/events

FEBRUARY 16

Page to Stage: Last Ship to Proxima Centauri | Book Club-style chat with Portland Stage | 6-7pm Zoom event | Portland Public Library | bit.ly/3G3BCFH

Literary Lunch with ILAP and MWPA | Stephanie Cotsirilos discusses “My Xanthi” with Sue Roche | 12-1pm Zoom event | Portland Public Library | bit.ly/3o6ROjw

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” | Feb. 6 – March 27 | bit.ly/32l4A6i

FEBRUARY 6

Sleigh Day | Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | The event was previously scheduled for Feb. 5 | skylinefarm.org

MUSIC

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 2

Music & Morsels: Greatest Hits of the 1780s! | Pianist Ian Scarfe | $12.50-$15 | 4-5pm | JCA Zoom event | bit.ly/3nkXIge

Irish Night at Blue | 7:30-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

FEBRUARY 3

Jesse and Marlo Feinberg | Noonday Concert | 12:15-12:50pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble, Showmen’s Rest | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Mile Twelve | $20-$25 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Alexander Malofeev | Classical live performance | 7pm | $41+ | Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium | portlandovations.org/event/alexander-malofeev/

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

FEBRUARY 4

The Infinity Ring, Gaud, Greasy Grass | 8-11pm | Mask/Vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com

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Darlin’ Corey, Sal Johnson & The Crowded Table | 6-9:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Denny Breau | Acoustic folk, blues, jazz | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com | $18-$20

Studio Two – The Beatles Tribute | $20-$25 | 8pm | Rescheduled, original tickets honored | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

FEBRUARY 5

Nihco Gallo and the Bad-Year Society | Dimensions in Jazz | Vibraphonist and tapdancer | 8-9:30pm | $15-$20 | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Michael Beling, TWYN, Clifford Cameron | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

The Collins Band | Blues, Americana | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com | $18-$20

FEBRUARY 6

Dark Hollow Bottling Company | 5-6:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Women in Harmony Outreach Ensemble | 3pm | $10-$15 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | More info at bit.ly/3o4tEGq

FEBRUARY 8

Jazz Sesh | 9-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

FEBRUARY 9

Irish Night at Blue, Irish Session | 7:30-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Poulenc’s Organ Concerto | PSO digital classical concert | On demand thru March 11 | Pay-What-You-Can, from $10 | bit.ly/3GbIS2u

FEBRUARY 10

Opera Maine Valentine Concert | In memory of Don Head and Russ Burleigh | 7:30pm | $75, $50 friends under 40, limited free tickets for friends under 25 | Call to reserve, (207)879-7678 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | operamaine.org/events/

Cumberland Crossing & Bluegrass Jam Session | 7-11:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Mike Block Trio | $20-$25 | 7pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

FEBRUARY 11

el malo | 10-11:59pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com | $23-$25

Wanted DOA: A Tribute to Bon Jovi | 9pm | $19.50 | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

FEBRUARY 12

Palaver Strings’ Through the Looking Glass | 3pm and 7pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/622729/

Carl Dimow Quartet, Nortonk, Scott Kiefner | 6pm-12am | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Katie Daggett & Ed DesJardins | Americana | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com | $18-$20

FEBRUARY 13

Casco Bay Tummlers, Jenny Van West & Special Guests, Emma & The True Love Band | 5-8pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

FEBRUARY 14

Blue Fuse Jazz | 8:30-10pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

“Love Stories” | Peter, Kara Dugan perform various love songs | 6pm | $25-$75 | Portland Chamber Music Festival | Mechanics Hall Ballroom, 519 Congress St | pcmf.org/2022-2-14

FEBRUARY 15

Jazz Sesh | 9-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

FEBRUARY 16

Irish Night at Blue, Irish Session | 9-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

THEATER

“Crisscrossing the Galaxy at Faster than the Speed of Light for a Hug” | Intergenerational play for ages 6-12 | $15 | Thru Feb. 6 | Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 11am and 4pm, Sundays 2pm | Maddy’s Theatre, 250 Thompson’s Point Road | kitetails.org/crisscrossing-the-galaxy

“Senior Living” by Tor Hyams & Lisa St. Lou | $20-$68 in-theater thru Feb. 13 | $25 Digital on Demand Feb. 9-27 | Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave | portlandstage.org/show/senior-living/

Broadway Goes Pop | Cabaret show | Thru Feb. 8 | $24 | Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | For more info, tickets: goodtheater.com/shows.html

FEBRUARY 2

“Harry Townsend’s Last Stand” | Thru Feb. 20 | $27-$34 | Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | Info, tickets: goodtheater.com/shows.html

FEBRUARY 3

“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/

“RBG: One Step at a Time” Starring Jackie Oliveri as Ruth Bader Ginsberg | $20 | Thru Feb. 5 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Showtimes/info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

FEBRUARY 5

Janoah Bailin in “Messes” | Physical theater with juggling, puppetry, unicycling, more, optionally interactive | 6pm | $8-$20 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | bit.ly/3INsret

FEBRUARY 6

Flip Fabrique: “Six°” | Acrobatic physical comedy | 3pm | $25-$50 | Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium | portlandovations.org/event/flip-fabrique-six/

FEBRUARY 10

“Cupid’s Arrow” by Michael J. Tobin | $20 | Thru Feb. 14 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Showtimes, more info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

FEBRUARY 12

“Men: Things that go Bump in the Night” | Musical Cabaret thru Feb. 19 | $24 | Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | More info, tickets: goodtheater.com/shows.html

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

FEBRUARY 2

Maine Media Lecture with printmaker Marsha Shaw: “Waste Not, Want Not” | 1-2pm | Free on Zoom | Registration at mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

FEBRUARY 4

Opening: A Group Exhibit of Visual Arts | Free | 10am-3pm Fri, Sat, Sun thru Feb. 27 | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St. | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

FEBRUARY 5

August West Art Opening | 6-8pm | Mask, vaxx | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover | theapohadiontheater.com/

FEBRUARY 10

Opening Receptions: Michael Torlen, “Dance Me to the End” – Jim Flahaven and Amy Wilton, “Repartee” – “Wintry Mix,” by 17 Maine artists | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com

ONGOING

Alice Gauvin Gallery | 43 York St, Portland | “Human/Nature” Feb 9- March 26 | Wed-Sat 12-6pm | alicegauvingallery.com/

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

Cove St. Arts | “Great and Small” thru Jan. 29 | Gary Buch “Avalanche of Paint” thru Feb. 5 | “Birds” thru Feb. 19 | 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 | “Ringing in the New Year” Annual Exhibition of Visual Art | 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” Feb. 18 thru June 12 | bit.ly/3u5R0yX