Mayo Street Arts is hosting two pop-up exhibits, curated by June Fitzpatrick, through Feb. 26 at 67 Washington Ave., Portland, in the former Nissen Bakery building. Hours are Wed.-Sat. 12-5 p.m. or by private appointment at 615-3509. (Shannon Rankin, Seep (S) No. 9, ink and salt on polar region nautical chart)
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BENEFITS

“Celebrating Diversity in Maine” 2021 Calendar | Proceeds support scholarships for first generation refugee youth pursuing higher education | More info at ChanceToAdvanceME.org

ONGOING

“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

DANCE

JANUARY 11

Riley Watts, Contemporary Dance | “New Year, New Works” Commissioned Maine Artist Previews presented by Portland Ovations | Noon daily, Jan. 11-15 | Free Zoom registration: bit.ly/2MmHlAr

FILM

JANUARY 8

“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/

ONGOING

A few local sources to follow for virtual film screenings | 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 7

Maine at 200 Series | A Talk with Dr. Richard Kahn: Medicine in Early Maine | Maine Historical Society Online |  6-7pm | Free | More info and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

JANUARY 13

New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners | Book talk with Dyke Hendrickson | Maine Historical Society Online |  6-7pm | Free | More info and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

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 6

Creepy New England: No Better Home for Horror and Thrillers | Christopher Golden and Jennifer McMahon in Conversation | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | printbookstore.com/event/golden

JANUARY 8

Virtual First Friday Reading Series | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | “The Journey You Must Take” | 7-8 pm | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

JANUARY 12

dee Clarke, Playwright | “New Year, New Works” Commissioned Maine Artist Previews presented by Portland Ovations | Noon daily, Jan. 11-15 | Free Zoom registration: bit.ly/2MmHlAr

Maryann Cocca-Leffler reads “The Power of Yet” | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | printbookstore.com/event/powerofyet

JANUARY 19

“Go Tell It On The Mountain” by James Baldwin | Mechanics’ Hall Book Club | Every third Tuesday | 6:30 pm | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

JANUARY 20

Literary Lunch: Megan Grumbling talks about “Persephone in the Late Anthropocene” | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library Zoom | Info and registration at bit.ly/2Lej7aI

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

Maine Jewish Museum | Reopening Feb. 2021 | 267 Congress St., Portland

JANUARY 14

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

MUSIC

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

JANUARY 6

Clifford Cameron | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

JANUARY 7

Taylor O’Donnell | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

JANUARY 9

Joan Baez – Mischief Makers 2 Exhibition | Virtual Exhibition Tour & Interview | 8:30pm | $15 adv., $20 day of | statetheatreportland.com/events

JANUARY 14

Palaver Solo Session featuring soloist Elizabeth | weekly livestream | 7pm | pay what you wish, $15 suggested | bit.ly/393Oo8L

Miss Maybell | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

JANUARY 15

Samuel James | “New Year, New Works” Commissioned Maine Artist Previews presented by Portland Ovations | Noon daily, Jan. 11-15 | Free Zoom registration: bit.ly/2MmHlAr

Carl Dimow | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

Duane Edwards | Jazz/Rock | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

JANUARY 16

Country Roads | Modern/Classic Country covers | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com | also livestreamed on Facebook

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.

SPACE House Shows | weekly live stream series on Instagram | Tuesdays 8pm | facebook.com/SPACE538/ for information and Instagram links.

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 8

Gentle Chair Yoga | with AARP and SeaChange Yoga | Fridays  8:30-9:15am | through June 18 | Register with AARP at bit.ly/3aRcV3r

JANUARY 12

Facing the Pandemic Winter: Tips for Balance and Resilience | Greg Marley, LCSW | 6:30-8pm | Sponsored by NAMI Bath/Brunswick | for more info, programs and registration: namimaine.org/events

ONGOING

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

JANUARY 13

Kerem Durdag & Andy Happel, Musical Theater | “New Year, New Works” Commissioned Maine Artist Previews presented by Portland Ovations | Noon daily, Jan. 11-15 | Free Zoom registration: bit.ly/2MmHlAr

VISUAL ARTS

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/

Splay | curated  by Kelly McConnell and Ashley Page | through Jan. 16 | Able Baker Contemporary | 29 Forest Ave, Portland | Open Fri/Sat 3-5:30pm | ablebakercontemporary.com\

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: umvagallery@gmail.com

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.

“I am an American” | 5 artists participate in illustrating the theme of being an American | through Jan. 16, 2021 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | covestreetarts.com