“Celebrating Diversity in Maine” 2021 Calendar | Proceeds support scholarships for first generation refugee youth pursuing higher education | More info at ChanceToAdvanceME.org
“Booking it Towards Bigfoot” | The Lounge at Halo by Thompson’s Point | Charity event | 6-9pm | Information: thompsonspoint.com/calendar/booking-it-towards-bigfoot
“John Lewis: Good Trouble” chronicling Lewis’ social activism | PMA Films | bit.ly/31sorvW | All proceeds to benefit NAACP-Maine
“RBG” | PMA Films and Magnolia Pictures offer a digital purchase of the film for $6.99 with an hour-long interview with filmmakers | Portion of proceeds to benefit ACLU Women’s Rights Project | portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/rbg
Paige and Friends! Virtual Performance | 3 episodes of culture, music, theater and dance in bite-size pieces for ages 5 and up | Portland Ovations | Pay what you can | bit.ly/3bJiIIE | On-demand Jan. 23-31
“Film About a Father Who” by Lynne Sachs | Through Jan. 29 | The Apohadion x SPACE | $12/ 5-day rental period | Info and link at space538.org/event/film-about-a-father-who-1-15-1-29/
Director Highlight: Wes Anderson | Movie Night at The Lounge by Thompson’s Point | 6-9pm | Information: thompsonspoint.com/calendar/movie-night-wes-anderson
“Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty” | Free virtual screening followed by panel discussion | 6-8pm | Presented by MOFGA and Maine Farmland Trust | More info and registration at bit.ly/3nJ9Cy5
“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:
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Maine at 200 Series | A talk with Lise Pelletier: Acadiens in Maine | Maine Historical Society Online | 6-7pm | Free | More info and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml
Mid-Coast Audubon Series Editors’ Talk: “Birds of Maine” by Peter Vickery | Free | 6-7pm | request Zoom link by emailing [email protected] | Camden Public Library | 236-3440
Shellabrate Good Times: Turtles and Hibernation with the Center for Wildlife | 6:30pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Information and zoom link at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/
Melting Away: Disappearing Archeology in the Arctic | Zoom talk by Genevieve Lemoine | Sponsored by Camden Conference in partnership with Falmouth Memorial Library | 7-8:30pm | Free | For more info visit bit.ly/3p0SvZO or email Jeannie at [email protected] to register.
Preserving Land and History: Bishop Healy’s Cottage on Little Diamond Island | Harry Pringle discusses the cottage built by the first Black Catholic Bishop ordained in the US | Part of Portland Public Library’s Sustainability Series | Info and link at bit.ly/38q10bj
Book Talk with Zachary Dorner | “Merchants of Medicines” | Discussion of the history of economic and medical development | Maine Historical Society Online | 6-7pm | Free | More info and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml
Enduring Connections: Maine, the Arctic, and the Edge of the North Atlantic | Zoom talk by Susan A. Kaplan | Sponsored by Camden Conference in partnership with Scarborough Public Library | 6:30-8pm | Free | More info and registration at bit.ly/38NmmiP
Melting Ice: The Future of the Arctic | Film discussion sponsored by Camden Conference in partnership with the Auburn Public Library | 4-5pm | Free | For more info on the film and to register, visit bit.ly/35IcCo0 or call the library at 333-6640, ext. 4
Maine Whaling: To the Arctic and Beyond | Zoom talk by Charles Lagerbom | Sponsored by Camden Conference | 6-7:30pm | Free | More info and registration at bit.ly/3sszmlV
Sambusas & Knishes: Cook-along with Margaret Hathaway of Ten Apple Farm | 4-5:30pm | JCA of Southern Maine | For more information and to register: bit.ly/2LT3bel | Register by Jan. 26 to receive link and recipes.
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 Lunch: Megan Grumbling talks about “Persephone in the Late Anthropocene” | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library Zoom | Info and registration at bit.ly/2Lej7aI
Mameve Medwed discusses “Minus Me” with Caroline Leavitt | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | 536-4778 | printbookstore.com/event/medwed
“The Last Trial” | Scott Trurow book talk | 8pm | $11 or $25 with book purchase | JCA of Southern Maine | For more info and to register: bit.ly/3oLdG29
A Winter Evening with Stephen King | talk, reading, discussion | 7-8pm | $5 student, $25 individual | Friends of the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell | Register by Jan. 21 at friendsofhobbslibrary.org/stephen-king
Black Literature Matters: The 1800s | Presented by The New York Society Library, sponsored by Mechanics Hall | 6pm | Free and open to the public | For more info and to register, visit mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/
Gabrielle Glaser, “American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and The Shadow History of Adoption” | 8pm | $11 or $35 with book purchase | JCA of Southern Maine | For more info and to register: bit.ly/39w7HYG
Pat’s Book Club | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | “Lisette’s List” by Susan Vreeland | 12-1 pm | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/
“Landslide” | Author Susan Conley in conversation with Lily King | Cohosted by Print: A Bookshop; Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance; and Mechanics Hall | 7-8pm | Free | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/
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/.
Maine Jewish Museum | Reopening Feb. 2021 | 267 Congress St., Portland
Abbe Museum, Native Stories | “New Year, New Works” Commissioned Maine Artist Previews presented by Portland Ovations | Noon daily, Jan. 11-15 | Free Zoom registration: bit.ly/2MmHlAr
O Radiant Dawn: A ChoralArt New Year | Free | Through Jan. 31 | choralart.org/Events/oradiantdawn/
Elizabeth Moore, violin and viola | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12-5pm | Free | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM
Palaver Solo Session featuring soloist Kiyoshi | weekly livestream | 7pm | pay what you wish, $15 suggested | palaverstrings.org/events/kiyoshi
Ben Cosgrove, Griffin Sherry & Rattlesnake Arm (Max Davis) | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue
D. Gross | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue
Razor Daisies | Rock/Soul/Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com
David Shaffer | Americana | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com | also livestreamed on Facebook.
Memere’s Notebook with Robert Sylvain | Acadian folk songs in French with English translation | 4-5pm | Discussion follows | hosted by Franco-American Collection Lewiston | Zoom link at bit.ly/3ot8fVe
Clifford Cameron | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue
Mallet Brothers Band Trio | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue
Griffin Sherry (The Ghost of Paul Revere) | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue
Samuel James | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue
Unfinished Blues Band | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at
Janae Sound | Unplug and Unwind at The Lounge by Thompson’s Point | 6-9pm | Info: thompsonspoint.com/calendar/unplugged-uncorked
Anni Clark | Folk/Blues/Pop | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at
Janae Sound with Ice Dance International | Unplug and Unwind at The Lounge by Thompson’s Point | 6-9pm | For more information: bit.ly/38L62z4
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
Remote Support Groups, Mon-Thurs, hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | For info and schedules visit namimaine.org/remotesupportgroups
Teen Anxiety, Depression and Suicide: Why it Happens and How You Can Help | sponsored by NAMI Piscataquis County | Discussion with Kristel Thyrring, LSW | 6-7:15pm | Free | Info and registration at namimaine.org/events/teenanxiety12021
Read Your Mind: “You Are Enough” by Jen Petro-Roy | 12-1pm | Zoom webinar for teens, on body image and eating disorders | Support resources offered | Information and Zoom link at bit.ly/3q50GEV | Portland Public Library 871-1700
Cultivating Mindfulness | Meditation and discussion with Anne Gosling | Fridays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Information and zoom link at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/
Gentle Chair Yoga | with AARP and SeaChange Yoga | Fridays 8:30-9:15am | through June 18 | Register with AARP at bit.ly/3aRcV3r
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
“Upta the Willi-Wacks” by David Cary | Through Jan. 30 | Thurs 7pm, Fri/Sat 7:30pm | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | $20 | Reservations at 207-747-5434 | Masks required | Visit thefootlightstheatre.com
Broadway Backstage with James Moye | James Sokol leads behind-the-scenes visits with theater professionals | Thursdays through Jan. 28 | 4-5:30pm | $15/session | JCA of Southern Maine | more info and to register: bit.ly/3hYoYh0
Broadway Backstage with Carolee Carmello | James Sokol leads behind-the-scenes visits with theater professionals | 4-5:30pm | $15/session | JCA of Southern Maine | more info and to register: bit.ly/3hYoYh0
“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
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
Makers (in their Studios): Smith Galtney | Virtual studio tour | 7-8pm | Free for Mechanics’ Hall members, $8 for nonmembers | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/
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/
Cyanotype | through Feb. 20, 2021 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | covestreetarts.com
Greenhut Galleries Holiday Show | Through Jan. 30, 2021 | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | greenhutgalleries.com/exhibitions-events/holidayshow2020
“Rolling in the Yule Tide” | Paintings of the Maine coast by Paul Brahms | Casco Bay Artisans | 68 Commercial St, Portland | 11am-6pm | cascobayartisans.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.