Jim Nickelson, Emerald Lake
Jim Nickelson's "Emerald Lake," Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada, 2019, featured in the January issue of Maine Museum of Photographic Arts' monthly digital newsletter. See "MMPA Antidote" under Visual Arts for link to more.
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FAIRS/MARKETS

Portland Winter Farmers’ Market | Saturdays 9am-1pm | Stevens Sq. Community Center Gym, 631 Stevens Ave | portlandmainefarmersmarket.org

FILM

Sneak peek: “We Are The Warriors” | Native Mascot documentary following residents of Wells, Maine | Free online work-in-progress screening through Jan. 16 | Q&A with filmmakers at 5pm on Jan. 16 | wearethewarriorsfilm.com/

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 13

Maine Media Lecture with conceptual photographer Aline Smithson | 5pm | Free on Zoom | Registration at mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

“The Art of Sound” | Recordings from the Fellowship Year on the Coast of Maine with Dianne Ballon | 6-7pm | Free | Maine Historical Society | More info and Zoom registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

2022 Environmental Priorities at the State House and Beyond | National Resources Council of Maine webinar on legislation for Maine’s environment | 6-7pm | For more info and Zoom link, visit bit.ly/3zAdNUy

JANUARY 18

Resources for your Small Business or Nonprofit | Online workshop | 12-1pm via Zoom | Portland Public Library in collaboration with SCORE | Info and registration: bit.ly/3Hlixjq

JANUARY 19

Minimalism for Well-Being: Simplifying All Facets of Your Life | Marie A. Laverriere | Free, online | 6:30pm | Scarborough Public Library | More info and registration at bit.ly/3mDNB6c

Saving Your History: How to review and organize your stuff to meet legal and personal needs | 12-1pm | Free Zoom workshop with Susie Bock, presented by JCA and USM’s Judaica Collection | More info: bit.ly/33bZmcQ

JANUARY 20

“Flora for Fauna” | POSTPONED: NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED | In-person lecture with botanist and Maine Guide Arthur Haines | Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth | bit.ly/32ZWsrY

The Art of Sound: Recordings on the Coast of Maine | 6:30-7:30pm | Free Zoom event, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library | thomasmemoriallibrary.org/the-art-of-sound/

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

JANUARY 22

Winter Pruning Workshop | In-person with Wild Seed Project manager Anna Fialkoff | 1-3pm | $30-$36 | Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth | More info at bit.ly/3JPOPF4

Workshop: Listening for stories that matter with storyteller Jo Radner | Free or by donation | 1:30pm | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | More info, bit.ly/3F591zk

JANUARY 25

Camden Conference: The Memory Wars of Central and Eastern Europe | 6:30pm | Scarborough Public Library | For more info and to register for Zoom link: bit.ly/3q3m0xo

JANUARY 26

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

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 18

Tai Chi for Health and Balance | Healthy Living for ME workshop | 12-1pm, online, thru March 25 | Free | For more info and to register, visit healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/709

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 13

Tracy Walder discusses “The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life” | 7-8pm | Virtual author talk presented by JCA | $10 | More info at mainejewish.org/inspire_events/

JANUARY 18

“Just Roll With It” | Book discussion with Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom registration: bit.ly/34blTav

Page to Stage: “Senior Living” | 6-7pm online | Bookclub-style with Portland Stage | Scripts can be picked up at the reference desk at Portland Public Library | Info at bit.ly/3JJBqyF

JANUARY 19

“The Storyteller” by Kathryn Williams | Virtual Young Adult Book Launch | 7-8pm | Hosted by The Telling Room together with Print: A Bookstore | Information at tellingroom.org/upcoming-events

“Reflections of Homesteading in Maine” | MOFGA book release with homesteaders Karyn and Kirsten Lie-Nielsen | 6-8pm | Free, online | bit.ly/3rbryVY

JANUARY 20

“Black Hole Chasers” | Book discussion with Anna Crowley Redding and Jamie Hogan | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Info and Zoom registration: bit.ly/32VQusi

JANUARY 22

“Atlas of Imagined Places” | Author talk with Matt Brown, Rhys B. Davies, Mike Hall | 12-1:15pm | Free via Zoom | Limited tickets | Osher Map Library | More info at bit.ly/3t3YTVl

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

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

Charlie Hewitt, Bush of Ghosts, Mixed Media on canvas
Charlie Hewitt’s Bush of Ghosts, Mixed Media on canvas, will be featured at the new Moss Galleries, 100 Fore Street on Jan. 14-Feb. 28. For more gallery exhibits, see “Visual Arts.”

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 13

Jill Sobule, Emma Ivy | $15+ | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, Cumberland Crossing | 5-11:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

JANUARY 14

Ward Hayden & The Outliers | $15+ | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Golden Rules the Thumb/ Snaex / Matt LaJoie | 8pm | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com

Jazzputin & The Jug Skunks, el malo | 8pm-Midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Tough End String Band | Eclectic Acoustic | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

JANUARY 15

Loudon Wainwright III | $45+ | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Casco Bay Tummlers | Klezmer music | 7-8:30pm | $18+ | Mask/Vax | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St | freeportartsandculture.org/event/casco-bay-tummlers-3/

WIldflower, Felt Star | 8pm | $10 | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com

Jug with A River of Trees & Presidential Disgrace | 9 pm | $10-$13 | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

Tracy Mullen, Chris Klaxton, Nihco Gallo | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Isabel Stover Quintet | Jazz | RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

“A New World” | Midcoast Symphony Orchestra | $22-$25 | 7pm | Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston | bit.ly/3qNoz5y

JANUARY 16

Sue Sheriff Jazz, Bedlam & Eunoia | 5-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Carole Wise with Mike Burd | Folk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20, Students $10 | cadenzafreeport.com

“A New World” | Midcoast Symphony Orchestra | $22-$25 | 2:30pm | Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave, Topsham | bit.ly/3t4AwH6

JANUARY 18

Julian Loida, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

JANUARY 19

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

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Jule Styne | With Gilda Solve | 4-5pm | $12.50-$15 | Zoom event | JCA | More info at bit.ly/3q21q0n

JANUARY 20

ScheckMate: Noonday Concert Series | Rafael Scheck and Timothy Burris: cello sonatas | 12:15-12:50pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

D. Gross | 7-8:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

JANUARY 21

Choro Louco, The Faux Paws, Yeah Man | 6pm-Midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Jazz at Cadenza | Hosted by Clifford Cameron & friends | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

fiveeightthirteen presents: Kid A | 8:30 pm | $12-$15 | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

JANUARY 22

Rapper Showcase: New Starz on Mayo St with Shine | Local artists Shine, KSL, StuntShow Huncho, Snowavy | $15-$18 | General admission is standing | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | 7:30pm | bit.ly/3GhfGIl

Connor Garvey Band | $12-$15 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Sherrie Phair Trio, Brian Shankar Adler, Mitchell Bailey Octet | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

Mike Stackhouse | Americana | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

The Button Men with Confusatron | 9 pm | $10-$13 | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

JANUARY 23

Rossini Club Concert | Bach, Chopin, Liszt | 3-4pm | $15/$10 seniors | Cathedral at St. Luke, 143 State St | Info at rossiniclub.org/event-calendar/

JANUARY 25

Bess Jacques & The Strays, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

JANUARY 26

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

THEATER

“You Made Me Love You” Starring Jennine Cannizzo as Judy Garland | $20 | Thru Jan. 22 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Showtimes and other info at
thefootlightstheatre.com/

“Let It Be” | A celebration of the music of the Beatles | $20, $17 seniors, $12 students | Jan 13-16 and Jan 20-23 | L/A Community Theatre, 30 Academy St, Auburn | Visit laclt.com/

JANUARY 14

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

Sound Check: “Brief Encounter” | Lux radio style Noel Coward play adaptation by Everyman Repertory Theater | 7:30pm | Camden Opera House | $10 in person, or free Facebook Livestream: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

JANUARY 21

“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 22

Jo Radner’s Burnt into Memory | Storytelling of the Brownfield Fire of 1947 | 7-8:30pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | Info at bit.ly/3JMF3DF

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/

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

JANUARY 14

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

JANUARY 20

“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

ONGOING

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

Cove St. Arts | “Myth” thru Jan. 15 | “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

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

“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

Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery | Annual exhibit showcasing artwork by members of The Union of Maine Visual Arts | Thru December | 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