Steve Gunn appearing with William Tyler and Yasmin Williams at Peaks Island Lions Club, Greenwood Garden, 2 Garden Place on Sunday, July 25, presented by SPACE. (Steve Gunn photo by Stephanie Nicole Smith)
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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 24

The Solidarity Book Project | A book-sculpting workshop with Sonya Clark | In-person and virtual | Funds raised by a grant match for Black and Indigenous communities | Free to attend | Indigo Arts Alliance, 60 Cove St | More information at bit.ly/3ekvZrx

JULY 31

Poses with Ponies | Yoga classes to benefit MSSPA
horse rescue | $35 | 4-5:30pm | 279 River Rd, Windham | Tickets at bit.ly/3hHmzJ1

AUGUST 1

John Andrews 5K Walk/Run | Proceeds benefit the Eastern Trail | Eastern Trail, Saco | $25/person | Registration deadline July 31 | Registration and more information at easterntrail.org/Andrews5k/

Talk to ME | Online auction of talks with Maine authors | Proceeds benefit Camp Susan Curtis for children facing economic hardship | Aug 1-13 | bit.ly/2UUqVn1

AUGUST 4

Royal River Conservation Trust | Summer Fundraiser Aug. 19, ticket deadline Aug. 4 | Proceeds to support land acquisition in the Royal River Watershed | More information on the event at rrct.org/rrct-celebrates/

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 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/

Free Fitness in the Park | Country Heat | 6pm | Scarborough Parks and Recreation | Memorial Park, 5 Durant Dr | bit.ly/3xSIItk

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 24

Free Fitness in the Park | Jazzercise | 9:30am | Scarborough Parks and Recreation | Memorial Park, 5 Durant Dr | bit.ly/3xSIItk

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 27

Miguel Gutierrez and Ishmael Houston-Jones | Online artist talk | 7:30pm | Visit Bates Dance Festival | For more info and performances, batesdancefestival.org/performances/

Free Fitness in the Park | Zumba | 6:30pm | Scarborough Parks and Recreation | Memorial Park, 5 Durant Dr | bit.ly/3xSIItk

JULY 28

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

Free Fitness in the Park | Country Heat | 6pm | Scarborough Parks and Recreation | Memorial Park, 5 Durant Dr | bit.ly/3xSIItk

JULY 30

Free Fitness in the Park | Jazzercise | 5pm | Scarborough Parks and Recreation | Memorial Park, 5 Durant Dr | bit.ly/3xSIItk

FILM

Maine Outdoor Film Festival | July 29-Aug 8 | Eastern Prom or Urban Farm Fermentory | $15 | Virtual and Gold passes available | For tickets, times and schedule, visit bit.ly/3yYjXw0

“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 23-25

CatVideoFest 2021 | 10% of ticket sales to benefit  the Animal Refuge League | $5 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq. | Schedule at portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/catvideofest2021

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

JULY 29

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

JULY 30

“The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces” | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | Free | 8-9:30pm | More at congresssquarepark.org/events/

AUGUST 1

“Iron Cowboy: 50.50.50” | LL Bean Adventure Film Night at Discovery Park | 7:30pm | Free | bit.ly/3A4qOWj

AUGUST 3

Maine Outdoor Film Festival Double Feature | “The Last Lightkeeper” and “Following the Lines” | 7:30-10pm | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St | $15 adv, $18 day of | bit.ly/3rhISrJ

AUGUST 4

“The Long Coast” | Maine Outdoor Film Festival | 7:30-10pm | Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St | $15 adv, $18 day of | bit.ly/36DDuWn

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 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 23

Everything Coyote | Family event sponsored by The Coyote Center of Maine | Learning, mask-making, art play | 3-6pm | Free | Post Office Park, Middle St, Old Port District | Rain date July 30 | coyotelivesinmaine.org/

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

JULY 31

Honoring Dr. Briggs, War of 1812 Surgeon | 11am-12pm | Brief graveside ceremony followed by cemetery tour | Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress St | spiritsalive.org/events/index.htm

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/

 

Aaron Flacke photo: Sophia Mobbs as Isabella, Reece Santos as King Phillip, and Amber McNew as Sofonisba, in the Theater at Monmouth’s presentation, July 29 – Aug. 21. For link to more info, see Theater listings.

LITERARY ARTS

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

AUGUST 1

Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival | Virtual | Indigo Arts Alliance | More info and updates, beautifulblackbird.com/

AUGUST 2

Teen Writing Workshops with Jefferson Navicky | Hosted by Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport | 13-18 years | Free | Limited to 10 | Contact [email protected]

AUGUST 3

“Mainely Power” by Matt Cost | Books at Noon book group | Free | 12-1pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | More info at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“Paris By The Book” by Liam Callanan | Morning book discussion at Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd | 10-11am | More info at bit.ly/3knts3H

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/

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

Summer Concert Series | 5-8pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

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/

Captain Abe | 6-8pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Jazz at Cadenza | Clifford Cameron and Friends | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

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/

Steve Gunn, William Tyler, Yasmin Williams | Peaks Island Lions Club, Greenwood Garden, 2 Garden Place | 6:30pm | $20-$25 | space538.org/event/steve-gunn-william-tyler/

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

JULY 29

Sam James | Friends of the Eastern Prom Concert Series | 6pm | Free | Fort Allen Park Bandstand | easternpromenade.org/summer-community-concert-series

Downeast Brass Quintet | 5-8pm | Wiscasset Art Walk |wiscassetartwalk.org/

JULY 30

Sean Britt | Jazz | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JULY 31

Liz Frame and the Kickers | Americana | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

AUGUST 1

Melvin Seals & JGB | Summer Concert Series | 5-8pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

AUGUST 4

Kinan Ezmeh’s City Band | Free concert | 6pm | Bandstand at Fort Allen Park | portlandovations.org/event/a-message-from-far-away/

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

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

JULY 22

“Age of Bees” | Opening night, 7:30pm | Through Aug. 18 |  Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St, Monmouth | More information at theateratmonmouth.org/

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/

JULY 29

Preview Night: “Sofonisba” | 7:30pm | Theater At Monmouth | 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | $22-$36 | Through Aug. 21 | theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

VISUAL ARTS

“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/

JULY 24

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

JULY 29

Opening Reception: Mary Armstrong, Leap of Faith | 5-7pm | Exhibition through Sept. 25 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com

AUGUST 1

Opening: Jane Herbert, Solo Exhibition | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St., Portland | Open daily 10am-5pm | Free | Through Aug. 30 | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

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