‘Critters: Mythical, Real and Imagined’ will be on view from July 19 - Aug. 24 in the Lewis Art Gallery, on the lower level of the Portland Public Library at 5 Monument Square. (Monogram for an Island Shepherd by Daphne Pulsifer)
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BENEFITS

Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs puppy raisers and sitters in Greater Portland | 14-16 month commitment | Visit guidingeyes.org/how-to-help/volunteer/puppy-raising/ | Email for details: [email protected]

JULY 17

Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour to benefit Friends of Fort Williams Park and its Ecology Project | 9am-4pm | $30 | For more information, to get tickets, or to volunteer, visit fortwilliams.org/upcoming-event/garden-tour-2021/

COMEDY

JULY 21

Cabin Fever Comedy Night | Outdoors at Thompson’s Point | 8:30pm start | $20 | Info, tickets bit.ly/3jXNxh3

JULY 22

New England’s Funniest Comedian, Round 5 | Comedy competition | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | 8pm | $10 | bit.ly/3xoXUOK

ONGOING

Stroudwater Comedy Series | Every Thursday 7-10pm | $10 | Stroudwater Distillery, 4 Thompsons Point, Portland | Tickets at bit.ly/3vFcFvc

DANCE

“Performance/Portrait” | with a canari torsi | Bates Dance Festival | Interactive  video installation | Wed-Sat 12-6pm | Through July 31 | $5/$20 | L/A Arts Gallery, 221 Lisbon, Lewiston | Info and tickets at bit.ly/3j9vGDf | Also at SPACE, 534 Congress, through Aug. 22 | Visit space538.org/exhibition/performance-i-portrait/

JULY 17-18

Processions Toward, Being Future Being by Emily Johnson/Catalyst | Bates Dance Festival | A work in development performance and walking experience in Lewiston |  Kennedy Park, 120 Park St, Lewiston | 6pm | $5/$20 | bit.ly/3zXzi10

JULY 21

“Same But Different” | Christal Brown and Lida Winfield | Bates Dance Festival Online | 7:30pm | $5-$20 | Info, tickets at batesdancefestival.org/performances/same-but-different/

JULY 21-24

“Motionally Available” with YES Dance Ensemble | 8 stories told by 6 bodies | 6:30pm | Fort Allen Park, Eastern Prom, Portland | $20 | info and tickets: yesyouarethatgood.org/

JULY 23-24

Engram 4 | Delfos Danza Contemporanea (MX) with anatomy zero (US) | 7:30pm online | Bates Dance Festival | $5-$20 | bit.ly/36kd1gu

JuLY 26

Hip Hop in the Park | Free | Presented by Monday of the Minds | 5-7pm | Congress Square Park, Corner Congress and High St.

JULY 28

Raja Feather Kelly: “Hysteria” | Bates Dance Festival Online | 7:30pm | $5-$20 | Visit bit.ly/36gqBl4

FILM

Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over | Documentary presented by SPACE and Apohadion Theater | $10 | Through July 16 | space538.org/event/lydia-lunch-the-war-is-never-over-7-2-7-16/

Maine International Film Festival | Through July 18 | Schedule and tickets at miff.org

“In The Making” | Free screening, PMA with Indigo Arts Alliance | Short film series about emerging BIPOC artists | For more info and to register, portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/in-the-making

Local virtual film venues: Portland Museum of Art: portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings | Frontier, Brunswick: explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema | The Apohadion:
theapohadiontheater.com/

JULY 15

“Inside Out” | Freeport Community Services Drive-in Movies | Free | Concession sales benefit local organizations | 8:30-10pm | 53 Depot St, Freeport | fcsmaine.org/community_movies/

JULY 16

Double Creature Feature | “Snapper” & “Eyes From the Pines” premier | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | Free | 8-10pm | More at
congresssquarepark.org/events/

JULY 18

“Just One Step” | LL Bean Adventure Film Night at Discovery Park | 7:30pm | Free | bit.ly/3A4qOWj

“Dope is Death” | Free screening in Congress Square Park presented by SPACE and the Church of Safe Injection | Film at 8:30pm preceded by panel discussion at 7:30pm | Info at bit.ly/3wcyBy9

JULY 25

“The Long Coast” | LL Bean Adventure Film Night at Discovery Park | 7:30pm | Free | bit.ly/3A4qOWj

JULY 28

“The Amusement Park” | Free screening sponsored by SPACE | 8pm | Bunker Brewing, 17 Westfield St D, Portland

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Maine Farms Scavenger Hunt | Discover local farms and learn about Maine’s food system | 30 tasks, prizes | Free | Through Sept. 30 | Maine Farmland Trust | Information and registration at bit.ly/3xxz3YQ

JULY 15

American Sign Language: What is it? | Ruth Moore, via Zoom | History, basic signs, info on deaf community and culture | For more info and link, visit hobbslibrary.org

JULY 17

Ulster Scots Migrations in Early America | MHS Historian’s Forum | Online conversation with Ian Saxine, Patrick Griffin, T.H. Breen | Free, open to public | 9:30am-12pm | Info and registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

JULY 20

“Major Episodes of Colonial Racism” | Begin Again Series, with Darren Ranco | Free, open to public | 6-7pm | Zoom registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

JULY 22

“19th-Century Black Politics in Maine” | Begin Again Series Panel Discussion | Free, open to public | 6-7pm | Zoom registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Fort Williams: A Deeper Look | Bob Dodd, Jim Rowe of Cape Elizabeth Preservation Society | 6:30-7:30pm | More info and Zoom link: thomasmemoriallibrary.org/fort-williams-a-deeper-look/

Marine Mammals of Maine | Zoom presentation on how to react to stranded marine animals | Hosted by Hobbs Library, Lovell | Info and link, hobbslibrary.org/programs-1/2021/7/22/marine-mammals-of-maine

JULY 27

Bats: Friends in the Night Sky! | With the Center for Wildlife | 6:30-7:30pm | More info and Zoom link: thomasmemoriallibrary.org/maine-wildlife-series/

JULY 28

How to Volunteer For Animal Rights | Online introduction to farm animal activism with Sidney Fox from The Humane League | 2-3pm | For more info and to RSVP visit bit.ly/2UzNjlk

ONGOING

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

HEALTH/SUPPORT

ONGOING

T’ai Chi and Qigong | Free classes in Congress Square Park at Congress and High St. | Mondays 9:30-10:30am | Wednesdays 10-11am | Through Sept. 29 | congresssquarepark.org/events/

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

Relation-Ship-It book group for teens, discussing LGBTQ relationships through YA fiction | Portland and Lewiston Libraries in partnership with SARSSM and TTD | For info visit: portlandlibrary.com/series/relation-ship-it-teen-book-group/

OUTMaine Youth Programs for LGBTQ+ youth | Weekly programs, retreats, leadership, support | Free | outmaine.org/

Cultivating Mindfulness | Meditation and discussion with Anne Gosling | Fridays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/

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

Recovery Yoga | SeaChange Yoga | for people in recovery from substance use disorder | Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:20pm | Free | seachangeyoga.org/recovery-yoga

Chair Yoga with Martha Williams | Thomas Memorial Library Zoom | 2nd Wednesday of the month | 11:30am-12:30pm | More info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/chair-yoga-3/

LITERARY ARTS

JULY 15

Read Me: Kerri Arsenault discusses “Mill Town” | 6-7pm | Portland Public Library | Information and link at bit.ly/35ONyeT

Spotlight Lecture | Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver discuss “Choose Me” | Virtual Portland Public Library event | 7-8pm | Info and link at bit.ly/2T5pUYP

JULY 18

Summertime, and the Living is Easy | The Poets Corner Open Mic | Read a 3-min or less piece of poetry or prose | First-registered basis for readings | 4-5:30pm | Info and RSVP: thepoetscorner.org/events/summertime-and-the-living-is-easy-open-mic

JULY 20

“The Temple House Vanishing” virtual event | Rachel Donohue talks with Lisa Carey | 7pm | Free | Longfellow Books | Register at bit.ly/3yHUJSo

JULY 22

Book Blurb Club in Congress Square Park | Every other Thursday 12-1pm | Informal book discussion | Food truck or bring lunch | Corner Congress and High St. | Rain venue: Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St.

Literary (Late) Lunch | Maya Williams and Pádraig Ó Tuama: Poetry as an Art of Survival | Virtual Portland Public Library event | 4-5:30pm | Info and link at bit.ly/3e30zG3

ONGOING

Tumbleocity: STEM online | Free Zoom sessions designed by book authors to be fact-filled, interactive and fun | Age-specific programs at tumblehomebooks.org/upcoming-
tumbleocity-programs/

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

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | skylinefarm.org

Maine Jewish Museum | Toby Gordon, Richard Wexler, Janis Goodman exhibit through Aug. 13 | 267 Congress St. | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Tate House Museum | Tours on the hour 10-3pm, Thurs-Sat | $7-$15 | 1267 Westbrook St, Portland | Masks required | Tickets and more info online, tatehouse.org/

 

Friends of Western Prom Sunset Concert Series presents the Casco Bay Tummlers, playing Klezmer and Eastern European traditional music, Wednesday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., at Western Prom Park. Free. (Postponed to July 15)

MUSIC

Portland Symphony Summer Concert Series | For concert, venue and ticket information visit portlandsymphony.org/concerts-events/

Bowdoin International Music Festival | For list of concerts and composer presentations, visit bowdoinfestival.org/

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Every Thurs, Fri 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

Friends of Western Promenade Sunset Concert Series | Every Wednesday | 7:30pm | Free | For schedule and updates visit facebook.com/FriendsofWesternPromenade

JULY 14

Opera On Tap | Opera in Congress Square Park | Crepe Elizabeth food truck | Free | 6:30-8pm | Corner of Congress and High St. | More at bit.ly/2SnzMwC

JULY 15

Western Prom Sunset Concert Series | Casco Bay Tummlers | Klezmer, Eastern European traditional | 7:30-8:30pm | Free | Western Prom Park | facebook.com/Friendsof
WesternPromenade/

Casco Bay Islands Concert Series / Portland Conservatory of Music presents Reflections on the Tango | Music with a Latin flavor | 3-4pm | Parade Green, Great Diamond Island, Portland | bit.ly/3h7ir3z

Joel Thetford Band | Folk | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | 9pm | $12 | bit.ly/3ytVIFR

VentiCordi Chamber Music | Program I | First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St, Saco | 7pm | $5-$25 | venticordi.com/concerts

JULY 16

Brian Cullen – Bach, Brazil, Beatles and Bohemian | Classical Guitar | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Soundcheck: Mehuman | 7:30pm | Camden Opera House , 29 Elm St | $10 | Free Facebook livestream | Info at camdenoperahouse.com/shows

VentiCordi Chamber Music | Program I | First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Rd, S. Portland | 7pm | $5-$25 | venticordi.com/concerts

JULY 17

An Evening of Guitar Greats | Muriel Anderson, Denny Breau, Sean Mencher and more | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $23 advance / $25 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Drivetrain | Rock | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | 9pm | $12 | bit.ly/36hlyAK

JULY 18

Bluegrass Brunch at Thompson’s Point | Brick South Beer Garden | 10am-1pm | $25 | More info: thompsonspoint.com/calendar/bluegrass-brunch

Muriel Anderson Concert with Visuals | Acoustic guitar and harp guitar | 4pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $23 advance / $25 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JULY 19

Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | 8pm | |$7-$10 | bit.ly/2UEV4GE

JULY 20

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival | Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Rd, Harrison | Mozart and Francaix | 7:30pm | $27, under 21 Free | sebagomusicfestival.org/

JULY 21

Friends of Western Prom Sunset Concert Series | ZEME LIBRE | Afrobeat, reggae, funk, ska | 7-8pm | Free | Western Prom Park | facebook.com/FriendsofWesternPromenade/

Maine Dead Project | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | 8pm | |$7-$10 | bit.ly/2UEV4GE

JULY 22

Casco Bay Islands Concert Series / Portland Conservatory of Music presents VentiCordi | Chamber music | 5-6pm | Free | 205 Island Ave, Long Island | Info at portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/event/venticordi/

JULY 23

Ryan Montbleau | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | 9pm | $20 | bit.ly/3wnUpqu

New Shades of Blue | Jazz, Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JULY 24

Joseph Gallant | Rock | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | 9pm | $12 | bit.ly/3qRrBpb

Onward | Folk, Rock, Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JULY 25

Music in the Square: Dead Gowns | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | Free | 6-8pm | congresssquarepark.org/events/

JULY 26

Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | 8pm | |$7-$10 | bit.ly/2UEV4GE

JULY 27

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival | Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Rd, Harrison | Barriere, Beach, Beethoven | 7:30pm | $27, under 21 Free | sebagomusicfestival.org/

JULY 28

Maine Dead Project | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | 8pm | |$7-$10 | bit.ly/2UEV4GE

ONGOING

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Every Thurs, Fri 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

THEATER

The Comedy of Errors | Fenix Theatre Company | Deering Oaks Park bandstand | Free | Bring picnic & something to sit on | Every Thurs, Fri, Sat at 6:30pm | fenixtheatre.com/#!

Theater At Monmouth | 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | For list of plays, visit theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

DeerTrees Theatre | 156 Deertrees Rd, Harrison | For 2021 season calendar, visit deertrees-theatre.org/2021-season.html

JULY 15

“Measure for Measure” | 7:30pm | Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St | 207-933-9999 | More information at theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

JULY 20

“The ‘She’ Shed” | Through Sept. 2 | Tues, Wed, Thurs 7pm | Reservations 747-5434 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

JULY 23

Shakespeare and Shenanigans | “The Taming of the Shrew” | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | Free | 6:30-8pm | congresssquarepark.org/events/

VISUAL ARTS

July 15

“Here and There” | Opening Reception | 5-7pm | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Exhibit through Sept. 11

JULY 17

Plein Air Paint Out featuring Thomas Merriam | Harvest Gold Gallery, 1082 Main St, Lovell | 10am-3pm in garden overlooking Kezar Lake | 207-925-6502 | harvestgoldgallery.com

JULY 19

“Critters: Mythical, Real and Imagined” | Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Sq. | Through Aug. 24 | More at lewisgallery.portlandlibrary.com/crittersi

JULY 23-25

Gathering Stones Event | Land. Rock. Water. Sky. with Love Lab Studio | Gather to create art or observe | After noon | Fish Point on Eastern Promenade | Information at tempoartmaine.org/news/

ONGOING

Chocolate Church Arts Center | “Slack Tide” | 2-person exhibition with Caroline and John Rufo | 5-7pm | 804 Washington St, Bath | Through Aug. 7

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “Worldwide” thru Aug. 21 | “Kindred” thru Sept. 4 | 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 | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | Colin Page solo exhibition through July 31 | Visit greenhutgalleries.com/

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | “Double Trouble” | Through Sept. 17 | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Maine Irish Heritage Center | Carrickahowley Gallery | The Bealtaine Exhibition: 6 artists showcased in the Gaelic seasonal festival exhibit | Online through July 31, maineirish.com

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Contrasts”  group exhibit of visual art through July 30 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-5pm | Free | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19 | Osher Map Gallery, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland | Free, timed entry | For more info and to schedule a visit: oshermaps.org/news | Through Oct. 15

“Love/Rage: Goddess” | Online exhibit | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | umvaportlandgallery.blogspot.com/

“MMPA Antidote” | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts virtual newletter featuring Maine art and artists | Updated regularly with photographs, interviews, reviews, Q&As | Visit mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org