Natasha Mayers, NickelodeonRobert Shetterly and Natasha Mayers, Maine’s two most committed activist artists, will be presenting their new films in person at the Nickelodeon on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., followed by audience discussion. For more information, visit bit.ly/3Gydv28.
Natasha Mayers and Robert Shetterly will be presenting their new films, "An Un-Still Life" and "Truth Tellers," at the Nickelodeon on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., followed by audience discussion. See Film listings for link to more details.
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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

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 10

MFA Winter Film Challenge Virtual Premiere | Presented by Maine Outdoor Film Festival | 7pm | $10/household | Register at mainefilm.org/2022-wfc-premiere/ | Awards to follow Zoom event

FEBRUARY 12

“Blood Memory” | Viewing and panel discussion | 6:30-8pm | Free | Presented by Wabanaki Reach | More information and link: mainewabanakireach.org/blood_memory_viewing_and_pannel_discussion

FEBRUARY 17

“In a Whole New Way: New Yorkers on Probation Photograph Their World” | Documentary screening and panel discussion | 7-8:30pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | More info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/23809-2/

Maine Art & Activism in Double Feature | Robert Shetterly’s “Truth Tellers” & Natasha Meyers’ “An Un-Still Life” | In person and in conversation with the audience | 7pm | Nickelodeon Theater, 1 Temple St | bit.ly/3Gydv28

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Connecting Women to Construction Trades | Free and low-cost online career sessions | Offered by New Ventures Maine, an education and economic development program through UMA System | For more info on this and other classes, call 800-442-2092 or visit bit.ly/NVMEClasses bit.ly/NVMEClasses

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

Maine Media Lecture with Sara Stern: “Architecture as Puppet” | 1-2pm | Free/donation | Registration at mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

FEBRUARY 12

Snowshoe Outing in Robinson Woods | 12:30-2:30pm | $6 | Cape Elizabeth Land Trust | For more info and to register, visit capelandtrust.org/events/event/snow-shoe-outing-in-robinson-woods/

FEBRUARY 15

“Who was Augustine? What did he confess?” | St. Augustine lecture by Dr. John Kenney followed by discussion | 7pm | St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough | More info: jp2me.org/events/st-augustine-lecture

Black History in Maine with Bob Greene | Presented by Auburn Public Library in honor of Black History Month | Registration required: auburnpubliclibrary.org/ 

FEBRUARY 16

South Portland Land Trust Virtual Open House | 7-8pm | Learn about joining the organization | For more info and to register, southportlandlandtrust.org/upcoming-events/
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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

Maine Media Lecture with John Pinderhughes and Danny Dawson, “Passports & Portfolios: My Life as a Commercial and Fine Arts Photographer” | 3-4:30pm | Free/donation | Registration at mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

“Rewild in 10 Easy Steps” | How to restore plant diversity, with Anna Fialkoff, the Wild Seed Project | Presented by the Osewantha Garden Club | 1pm | Public is welcome | So. Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Rd, S. Portland | Masks required | Email for more info: [email protected]

“Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Lorenz Hart” | 4pm | $12.50-$15 | Hosted on Zoom by Osher Marin JCC | More info and registration at mainejewish.org/inspire_events/songs-stories-a-tribute-to-lorenz-hart/

FEBRUARY 17

Dawnland Signals | A program highlighting indigenous topics, w/ co-hosts Maria Girouard and Esther Anne | 4pm | Live stream at weru.org | Wabanaki Reach mainewabanakireach.org/

Winter Wildlife Mingle | With Center for Wildlife | Adults 21+ | $20-$25 | 7pm | Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth | Info at maineaudubon.org/news/events/winter-wildlife-mingle-with-center-for-wildlife/

“Exploring Broadway: Pitter Patter” | 4pm | $25-$30 | Hosted on Zoom by Osher Marin JCC | More info at mainejewish.org/inspire_events/exploring-broadway-
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“Conspiracy Theories: Why, How, and What To Do” | Great Falls Forum with Bates College Professor Stephanie Kelley-Romano | Free | 12-1pm | Lewiston Public Library | Info and Zoom link: bit.ly/3gsLU7R

FEBRUARY 18

Growing Seedlings Indoors | Online | 12-1:15pm | $0-$15 sliding scale | Info at mofga.org/event-calendar/growing-seedlings-indoors-2/

FEBRUARY 22

Art & Anti-Semitism | Virtual lecture hosted by the Osher Marin JCC | 2-3:30pm | mainejewish.org/inspire_events/art-anti-semitism/

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

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 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

FEBRUARY 22

National Diabetes Prevention Program | Healthy Living for ME online 16-week program | 2:30-3:30pm | Free | For more info and to register: healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/745

“Caring for the Caregiver” | Hospice of Maine’s “Ask the Experts” webinar | 11:30am | Free | askhospiceexperts.org/upcomingevents

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

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 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

FEBRUARY 12

“Twisty-Turny House” | Virtual talk with Lisa Mantchev and EG Keller | 1-2pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom registration: bit.ly/3GkLTNP

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

FEBRUARY 17

“Price per Barrel” | Author talk with Robin Lynn Behl | 5:30pm | Free | Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St, Lewiston | lplonline.org/events/author-talk-with-robin-lynn-behl/

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 18

“No Filter and Other Lies” | Virtual talk with Crystal Maldonado | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom registration: bit.ly/3HliIeZ

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

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

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

Michael Torlen, Paper Moon (from Dancers) 2011, part of the “Dance Me to the End” exhibition at Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St., Portland. See Visual Arts listings for more information on this and other exhibitions.

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 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/

James Day Leavitt, Cumberland Crossing & Bluegrass Jam Session | 5-11:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

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

Trashton & the Bandits, Campfire Cowboy, Angusisdead, The Bumbling Woohas | 7-10pm | 5-$10 | Mask/Vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com

FEBRUARY 11

Carl Dimow Quartet, Lulu Moss, el malo | 6-11:59pm | 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/

Nortonk, Soggy Po’Boys, Clifford Cameron | 6pm-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

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

The Lost Tribe of Modern Folk | Original acoustic music | Fore River Brewing Co, 45 Huntress Ave, South Portland | Free | 5:30pm | foreriverbrewing.com/

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

The Lost Tribe of Modern Folk | Original acoustic music | 7pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

FEBRUARY 17

Anaïs Mitchell, Bonny Light Horseman | 7pm | $25-$50 | Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium | Info and tickets at portlandovations.org/event/anais-mitchell-bonny-light-horseman/

John Bennett, Cello | Noonday Concert | 12:15-12:50pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3J4Oaie

Portland Jazz Orchestra | $5-$10 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

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

FEBRUARY 18

Clifford Cameron Concert Series – The Northern Gray | Jazz | 7pm | $18-$20 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

Dark Desert Eagles: A Tribute to The Eagles | 9pm | $18+ | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

Scoby | Heavy funk | 7pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/622734/

FEBRUARY 19

Southside Blues | Chicago Blues | 7pm | $18-$20 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

FEBRUARY 23

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

THEATER

“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/

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

“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 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

FEBRUARY 13

Puppeteers’ Happy Hour | Informal gathering for puppet artists and fans | Free and open to public | 3pm | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/622652/

FEBRUARY 19

Modern Times Theater’s “The Perils of Mr. Punch” | Punch and Judy updated for the 21st century | 1pm and 7:30pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/623111/#

The Goofballs | Dance, music, storytelling, movement-theater | 7-9pm | $5-$25 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | More info at bit.ly/3L888dx

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 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” thru March 26 | Wed-Sat 12-6pm | alicegauvingallery.com/

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

Cove St. Arts | “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 | 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