"Rituals" is one of the photos by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest in an exhibition celebrating the reopening of the Maine Jewish Museum on February 4, at 267 Congress St. in Portland. Visit mainejewishmuseum.org/ for more information on this and "Mixing It Up," an exhibition of 10 artists.
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DANCE

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

“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/

JANUARY 28

“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

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

JANUARY 27

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

JANUARY 28

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

JANUARY 30

Pioneers of Merrymeeting Bay with Bruce Bourque | Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series | 1:30pm | Free, but limited attendance | Information and registration at: spiritsalive.org/lectures/

JANUARY 31

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.

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

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

JANUARY 27

“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

JANUARY 28

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/

JANUARY 31

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

FEBRUARY 2

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/

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

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

O Radiant Dawn: A ChoralArt New Year | Free | Through Jan. 31 | choralart.org/Events/oradiantdawn/

JANUARY 27

Ben Cosgrove, Griffin Sherry & Rattlesnake Arm (Max Davis) | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

JANUARY 28

Griffin Sherry (The Ghost of Paul Revere) | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Ben Cosgrove, Griffin Sherry & Rattlesnake Arm (Max Davis) | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

JANUARY 29

SoundCheck: Wayne DeLano Duo | Jazz | Free live stream | 7:30-8:30pm | Camden Opera House Facebook page: bit.ly/3p0VnWN

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
cadenzafreeport.com

Janae Sound | Unplug and Unwind at The Lounge by Thompson’s Point | 6-9pm | Info: thompsonspoint.com/calendar/unplugged-uncorked

JANUARY 30

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
cadenzafreeport.com

Janae Sound with Ice Dance International | Unplug and Unwind at The Lounge by Thompson’s Point | 6-9pm | For more information: bit.ly/38L62z4

FEBRUARY 2

Kurt Wilhelm Thiele | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

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

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

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

Remote Support Groups, Mon-Thurs, hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | For info and schedules visit namimaine.org/remotesupportgroups

JANUARY 27

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

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

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/

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

THEATER

“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

JANUARY 21

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

JANUARY 28

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

JANUARY 29

“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

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

JANUARY 27

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/

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

“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.