Chiabella James, MaineMedia
See Maine Media lecture series under Food For Thought, Jan. 6, to join a Zoom event with movie set photographer Chiabella James. Photo is of James in the air photographing on set.
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BENEFITS

JANUARY 8

Jud Caswell: UUCB Concerts for a Cause | Benefit for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention and Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project | Mask/vax | $15+ | 7:30pm | Brunswick UU Church, 1 Middle St, Brunswick | ticketstripe.com/caswell

COMEDY

JANUARY 8

LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy | $10+ | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

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 6

Maine Media Lecture with movie set photographer Chiabella James | 1pm | Free on Zoom | Registration at mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

JANUARY 8

Runaway Farm Natural History Walk | Maine Master Naturalist Amy Witt talks about the ecology of this newest property acquired by Cape Elizabeth Land Trust | 10am-noon | Details at capelandtrust.org/events/

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

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

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 11

Better Health Now with Pain | Healthy Living for ME workshop | 2-3pm, online, thru Feb. 15 | Free | For more info and to register, visit healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/737

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

JANUARY 8

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 9

Poems for Healing | Ellen Goldsmith reads from “Left Foot, Right Foot” | Zoom event with conversation about poetry as a path to healing | 4-5:30pm | The Poets Corner | More info at thepoetscorner.org/events

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

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

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/

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 5

Irish Session | 9-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

JANUARY 6

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble, Showmen’s Rest | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

JANUARY 7

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers | $15+ | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Darlin’ Corey, Soggy Po’Boys, Clifford Cameron Quintet | 6-midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Meet the Artist Q&A with Maeve Hogland, Soprano | 5-6:30pm | Free & open to public | Mask/Vax | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | bit.ly/3EAsuaU

Goiter, Molkromatic, Nart Boys, DJ Zydrate | Album release | 8pm | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St | theapohadiontheater.com

JANUARY 8

Palaver Strings’ Painted Dreams | 3-5pm, 7-9pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | bit.ly/3FEIj1E

Carl Dimow Quartet, Titus Abbott Collective, Scott Kiefner | 6-midnight | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

An Epiphany Celebration with ChoralArt | 7pm | $25-$30, Students $10-$15, 12 and under Free | Mask/Vax | Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St | choralart.org/Events/epiphany/

Lemon Pitch with Chicky Stoltz & the Charlie Nobles | 8:30 pm | $12-$15 | Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave | suntikistudios.com

JANUARY 9

Paul Jarvis, Jenny Van West & Special Guests | 5-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

“Folk Songs” by the Portland Piano Trio | Free community concert | 4pm | Mechanics Hall Ballroom, 519 Congress St | More info at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

An Epiphany Celebration with ChoralArt | 2:30pm | $25-$30, Students $10-$15, 12 and under Free | Mask/Vax | Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St | choralart.org/Events/epiphany/

JANUARY 10

Monday of the Minds | A Community Hip Hop Showcase | 8pm | 21+ ID | $5-$10 | Mask/Vax | Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St | bit.ly/3pEFbNP

JANUARY 11

Katie Oberholtzer Quintet, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.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 | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18-$20 | cadenzafreeport.com

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

JANUARY 18

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

THEATER

JANUARY 6

“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/

JANUARY 12

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand | Thru Feb. 6 | $27-$34 | Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St, Portland | goodtheater.com/shows.html

JANUARY 13

“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/

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/

JANUARY 9

Opening Reception | Papercuts & Tapestries, Yehudit Shadur and Tamar Shadur; Enter the Space, Oliver Solmitz; What We Carry, Helene Farrar | 2-4pm | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St | Through Feb. 25 | Updates at facebook.com/MaineJewishMuseum

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 Dec. 28 | 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