Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, will hold its annual Sleigh Day 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6, in conjunction with the debut of the Carriage Museum’s new exhibit. Photo by Rosemary Whitney. More info under Museums.
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DANCE

JANUARY 30

Molly Gawler’s Droplet Dance | $15-$22 | 2:30-4:30pm | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts

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

Youth Dance Groups of Portland with Veeva Banga, Feb. 5 at Mayo Street Arts.

 

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

JANUARY 26

“Food For the Rest of Us” | Virtual film screening and discussion presented by MOFGA and Eastern Woodlands Rematriation | 5-8pm | Free | Info at bit.ly/3nkmRYy

JANUARY 30

“The Runner” | A Boy Harsher film | 7-8pm | Mask/Vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com

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

JANUARY 26

Sustainability Series: Where does your trash and recycling end up? | 5:30-7pm | Zoom event with Portland Public Library | bit.ly/3t4mtkw

JANUARY 29

Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series: Portland’s Complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World African Enslavement with Historian Seth Goldstein | 1:30pm via Zoom | Donations accepted | Info and registration at spiritsalive.org/lectures/

JANUARY 30

MOFGA’s Beginner Beekeeping | 3-part webinar Sunday series | 3-4:30pm | $40-$100 sliding scale | mofga.org/event-calendar/beginner-beekeeping-series/

JANUARY 31

Old Forests – What They Are, Why They’re Important, and Opportunities for Management | 7-8:30pm | Free-$15 | More info at mofga.org/event-calendar/old-forests-what-they-are/

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

ONGOING

Osher Map Library’s Monday Map Lunch Series | Every Monday thru June, 2022 | 12pm | Free, open to public | Zoom event with limited participants | Register at oshermaps.org/news

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

JANUARY 27

Referring to Hospice: An Act of Love | Elizabeth Szatkowski, social services manager, Hospice of Southern Maine | 11:30am | Info, signup: askhospiceexperts.org/upcomingevents

FEBRUARY 1

Better Health Now with Pain | Healthy Living for ME workshop | 2-3pm, online, thru March 8 | Free | For more info and to register, visit healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/737

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

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

Poetry Across: Maya Williams and Myri Uduebor | 4-part virtual series about poetry and self-care with poetic excercises to highlight poetics’ health benefits | Saturdays 12-1pm, thru Jan. 29 | Free | Portland Public Library | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/3zkpPBi

JANUARY 27

“Under Dust and Shards My Breath” – Abraham Sutzkever’s Poetry of Resistance, Renewal and Wonder | 6:30-7:45pm | Free Zoom event | presented by JCA | Register at bit.ly/3GCYa1n

JANUARY 29

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

JANUARY 31

“The Last Winter” | The Scientists, Adventurers, Journeymen and Mavericks Trying to Save the World, with Porter Fox | NRCM Zoom event | 6-7pm | Register at nrcm.salsalabs.org/thelastwinter/index.html

FEBRUARY 2

Author Talk with playwright Allison McCall | 7-8:30pm | $10, free for members | Vax/Mask | In person at Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

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

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

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

MUSIC

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | For performance and ticket information, 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/

JANUARY 26

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

JANUARY 27

Portland Jazz Orchestra | $7-$10 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Frank Fotusky, KF3 | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

JANUARY 28

Griffin House | $12-$15 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Samuel James | 8-9:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

The Strangely Possibles | Funky psychedelic rock/folk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

Elsie Gawler | $15-$18 | 7-9pm | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts

JANUARY 29

Beg, Steal, or Borrow | Tickets from Aug. 26 show honored | $20-$25 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

bucketlist, Ryan Devlin Quartet, Mikayla & The Basement Cats | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Onward | Folk, rock, blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

OGRE with Thems That Wait & Razorburn City | 8:30 pm | $10-$13 | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

Gawler Family Band | $15-$22 | 7-9pm | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts

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

JANUARY 30

A Night of Spirituals | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Poulenc’s Organ Concerto | 2:30pm | PSO at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | portlandsymphony.org/concerts-events/

JANUARY 31

Poulenc’s Organ Concerto | 2:30pm | PSO at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | portlandsymphony.org/concerts-events/

FEBRUARY 1

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

FEBRUARY 4

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

Sal Johnson & The Crowded Table, port city blue
Sal Johnson & The Crowded Table

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

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

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

THEATER

The Odd Couple, Female Version | Directed by Meagan Lallier | Thru Jan. 30 | The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd, S. Portland | Info at portlandplayers.org/

“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

JANUARY 26

“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/

JANUARY 27

“Requiem for an Electric Chair” | Written and performed by Toto Kisaku | 7pm | $25, $15 students | Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St, Westbrook | bit.ly/3nlsJ3F

JANUARY 29

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/

FEBRUARY 6

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

VISUAL ARTS

Milly Bachrach and Andre Benoit | Two solo shows running through Jan. | Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery, Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org/

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

JANUARY 27

Maine Media Lecture with photographer and multimedia artist Delphine Fawundu: “Tales and Textiles” | 4:30pm | Free on Zoom | Registration at mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

Meet The Artist: Charlie Hewitt | 5:30-6:30pm | Free | Moss Galleries, 100 Fore St, Portland | elizabethmossgalleries.com/

FEBRUARY 2

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

ONGOING

Alice Gauvin Gallery | 43 York St, Portland | “Stages” thru Jan. 29 | 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

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 | Group holiday show thru Jan. 29 | 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

Moss Galleries | 100 Fore St, Portland | New work by Charlie Hewitt thru Feb. 28 | elizabethmossgalleries.com/

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 | “Home Fires,” part of the statewide “Freedom and Captivity” exhibition partnership | Thru Jan. 23 | bit.ly/2XhtukB