Austin Phillips will discuss the art of restoring ventriloquist figures and puppets on Wednesday, June 29 from 7-9 p.m. at Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. See listing under "Food for Thought" for link to more information.
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BENEFITS

JUNE 16

All-day fundraiser for Education Haiti, founded in 2018 by Drs. Miranda and Roger Phelps of Waterville | Interviews, presentations, music, giveaways, more | Info at youtube.com/watch?v=Pe_I5LkhmJ8

JUNE 24

Piano Palooza | Weekend of piano performances, refreshments and food | $45/event, $125/pass | Benefit: Building Harmony Campaign, Portand Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3xCmGO3

JUNE 25

Heather Masse and Jed Wilson | UUCB Concerts for a Cause, benefit for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention and the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project | 7:30pm | $10-$25 | Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St, Brunswick | ticketstripe.com/heather

Strawberry Festival | Shortcake, pies, punch, berries, more | 1-3pm | Outdoors at North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Rd, North Yarmouth nyccucc.com/strawberry-festival/

SLAP Pride: Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland | Hosted by GiGi Gabor | Proceeds/donations benefit MaineTransNet | 8pm | Cash only, $12 | Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress | bit.ly/39jjM7r

COMEDY

JUNE 19

23% Funnier: A Women-Led Comedy Show | 6pm | Free | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | mainecraftdistilling.com/events-new

DANCE

JUNE 16 & 17

Dancer’s Choice: Maine State Ballet | 7pm | $15-$20 | Maine State Ballet’s Lopez Theater, 348 US Route One, Falmouth | mainestateballet.org/

FAIRS, FESTIVALS

Farmers Markets | Cumberland: Sat. 10am-1pm 190 Tuttle Rd | Falmouth: Wed. 10am-1pm, 22 Hat Trick Drive | Thru end of Oct. | cumberlandfalmouthfarmmarket.com/

Yarmouth Farmers’ Market | Thurs 3-6pm thru Oct. | Free music 4-5pm | 1 Railroad Sq, Bickford Pavilion | yarmouthfarmersmarket.org/

JUNE 18

Pride Portland Parade and Festival | 1-5pm | Deering Oaks Park, Portland |
prideportland.org/

JUNE 20

World Refugee Day | Celebrate with Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center | Performances, henna hand painting and more | 5-7:30pm | Congress Square Park, Park & High St. | congresssquarepark.org/event/world-refugee-day/

JUNE 25

Queer Makers Market | Organized by R Nicole Studio | Goods crafted by local makers | 11am-3pmpm | Congress Square Park, Park & High St. | congresssquarepark.org/event/queer-makers-market-3/

FILM

JUNE 15

“Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” | Documentary Series | June 15-18 | $9-$10 | Frontier Theater, 14 Maine, Fort Andross, Brunswick | explorefrontier.com/events/all/

JUNE 17

“After Blue (Dirty Paradise)” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/event/after-blue-dirty-paradise/

JUNE 22

Yeti Film Tour | Stories from the Wild | Proceeds benefit conservation | $25 | doors 6:30pm | The Depot at Thompson’s Point, Portland | thompsonspoint.com/calendar/yeti-film-tour

JUNE 24

“Neptune Frost” presented by Indigo Arts Alliance and SPACE | 7pm | $7-$9 | space538.org/event/neptune-frost-6-24-2022/

JUNE 26

“Sherlock, Jr.” & “The Blacksmith” | Silent (Movie) Sunday presented by Kinonik | 8:30-10pm | Congress Square Park, Park & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/silent-movie-sunday/

“Neptune Frost” presented by Indigo Arts Alliance and SPACE | 7pm | $7-$9 | space538.org/event/neptune-frost-6-26-2022/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Eastern Cemetery Tours by Spirits Alive | 4pm daily thru Oct 16 | Meet at Congress St gate | $10 adults, $5 students, seniors | More info at spiritsalive.org/tours/index.htm

JUNE 16

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/

Black Hawk Talk | Eric Topper of Maine Audubon discusses Deering Oaks’ black hawk statue | 5-6pm | Meet 4pm at Deering Oaks Park southern entrance, closest to King Middle School | portlandparksconservancy.org/event-calendar/black-hawk-talk

JUNE 19

“Restoring the Abyssinian” | Presentation by Pam Cummings | 10am | First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St | Proceeds from the week’s church offering will be shared to support the restoration project | Live-stream at firstparishportland.org/live-stream/

JUNE 21

“Only The Clothes on Her Back” | Northern Threads Series book talk with Laura F. Edwards | 7-8pm | Free, online | Maine Historical Society | Register at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Trail Riding Clinic: Urban Trail Skills | 6-8pm | Free, registration required | Bicycle Coalition of Maine | Canco Woods | More info and registration at bit.ly/39lqhq7

JUNE 22

SP Library Trout Brook Clean Up & Storytime | 2-3pm | Meet at Providence Road entrance, at end of trail at the benches there will be children’s story time | Trout Brook Nature Preserve, Providence Ave, S Portland | Free | Register: bit.ly/3arLlM5

Family Nature Walks | Wednesdays thru August 31 | 10:30am-Noon | $5-$7 | Scarborough Marsh, 92 Pine Point Road | maineaudubon.org/events/

Climate Resiliency Workshop | Learn about climate impacts and give input on projects for climate-resiliency | 6-8pm | Hybrid meeting: Zoom and Town Hall Chambers, 30 Main, Freeport | Info at bit.ly/3aQInAS

JUNE 24

“Sustainable Seafood” with Barton Seaver and Emily Selinger | Freeport Sustainability Advisory Board Lecture Series | 5:30pm | LLBean Discovery Park (rain site: Freeport Community Library) | bit.ly/3HlikOr

JUNE 27

Art for All: Culture’s Role in Maine’s Sustainable Future | Mark Bessire, PMA | 2pm | Lunt Auditorium at OceanView, 74 Lunt Rd, Falmouth | bit.ly/3O4uOMp

JUNE 28

Threatened & Endangered Species of ME | The Center for Wildlife | 6:30-7:30pm | Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Scarborough | thomasmemoriallibrary.org

JUNE 29

Makers at the Hall: Austin Phillips | Discussion of the craft of building/restoring ventriloquist figures | 7pm | Free | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | Info/registration: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Seasonal Walk with a Naturalist | Jill Osgood and the South Portland Land Trust | Long Creek Trail, park at Opportunity Alliance lot, meet by trailhead | 12-1pm | Free | Register at bit.ly/3mwETWK

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

Gilsland Farm Bird Walks with Doug Hitchcox | 7-9am every Thurs thru Oct. | Free, no registration | Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | maineaudubon.org/news/events/gilsland-farm-bird-walks-767/

Wednesday Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh | $5, exact change | 7am thru Sept. | Meet at Nature Center, 92 Pine Point Rd | bit.ly/3PKO5UQ

Technology Tutoring | One-on-one tutoring for all levels, 30 minutes of free computer assistance | Wednesdays 2:30-4pm | Advance registration, call 871-1700 x725 | More info: Portland Public Library, portlandlibrary.com/events

Tuition-Free Online Classes offered by New Ventures Maine in partnership with Empowered by GoDaddy | Online, On-Demand, no charge | newventuresmaine.org/

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

JUNE 18

Mindfulness Walk with Susannah | 9-10am | South Portland Land Trust at Trout Brook Nature Preserve, Providence Ave, S Portland | $10; members free | bit.ly/3m9BbCm

JUNE 23

Pain & Symptom Management at End of Life | Jason Libby, MSW, NP, ACHNP | 11:30am | Hospice of Southern Maine Webinar | askhospiceexperts.org/copy-of-home-1

ONGOING

Healthy Living for ME | Free health programs offered online or in person for adults with chronic health conditions | For more info visit healthylivingforme.org/Programs

Weekly Guided Meditations and Dharma Talks | Nagaloka Buddhist Center, 1 Forest Ave, Portland | Schedules at nagalokabuddhistcenter.org/

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

T’ai Chi | Free Tai Chi / Qigong classes in Congress Square Park May thru Sept | Tues 9:15-10:15am, Wed 10-11am | Corner Congress and High Streets |
congresssquarepark.org/

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) | Meets Thursdays 5:30pm | Christchurch, 1900 Congress St | First meeting is free, $49 annual | FMI: (207) 232-2781 or tops.org/

LITERARY ARTS

JUNE 15

Literary Lunch with The Telling Room | Sofie Matson and Kathryn Williams discuss “Amateurity” | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library Zoom event | portlandlibrary.com/events/literary-lunch/

JUNE 16

“Vigil Harbor” | Julia Glass and Lily King | 7pm | Free | Presented by Print: A Bookstore and Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“Big Night” with The Telling Room | Young writer celebration, book fair | 5-6:30pm | Free | Deering Oaks Park bandstand | tellingroom.org/big-night-2022

JUNE 21

“Pig Years” | Ellyn Gaydos and Rick Bass | 1pm | Free | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | Info/registration: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“The Natural Genius of Ants” and “The Name She Gave Me” | Betty Culley, Phoebe Ye | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress | printbookstore.com/events

JUNE 22

“Flying Solo” | Linda Holmes and Martha Waters | 7pm | Free | Presented by Print: A Bookstore and Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“Cat’s Cradle: The Golden Twine” | Jo Rioux, Whitney Gardener via Zoom | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Details at printbookstore.com/events

JUNE 23

“The Gender Disparity” | Rachel Pastan & Weike Wang | 7pm | Free | Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress | Reservations at bit.ly/3aOLauw

JUNE 25

“Luca and the Bookstore Standoff” | Author/Illustrator talk: Peggy Muir and Lauren Bumgardner Almarode | 10-11am | Free | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main, Freeport | Register: bit.ly/39bWyQA

“Hatchet Island” | Paul Doiron Book Launch | 4pm | Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Way | longfellowbooks.com/event/launch-hatchet-island-paul-doiron

JUNE 27

“The Clackity” and “Wretched Waterpark” | Lora Senf, Kiersten White via Zoom | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Details at printbookstore.com/events

JUNE 28

“Moon in Full: A Modern Day Coming-of-Age Story” | Marpheen Chan book talk | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress, Portland | printbookstore.com/events

JUNE 30

Zinnvisible Ink Traveling Poetry Show | 7pm | $12-$18 | St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/zinnvisible-ink-traveling-poetry-show/

ONGOING

Poetry Across: Maya Williams & Brooke Bolduc | Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm | Portland Public Library Virtual event | portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

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 | Members free, public $10 | 207-774-1822 | mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum | 267 Congress | Exhibitions: M. Annenberg “News/Not News”; Missy Asen “The Good Life”; Smith Galtney “Dream Sequence” | mainejewishmuseum.org/

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

MUSIC

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | For performance schedule, 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/

JJUNE 15

Music in the Square: Trifecta | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, corner Park & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/music-in-the-square-trifecta/

JUNE 16

Summer Sunsets Live | Sal Johnson and The Crowded Table | 4pm | Thompson’s Point, Thompson’s Point Rd, Portland | bit.ly/3aCIcJn

Portland Jazz Orchestra | 8pm | $5-$10 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Just Plain Jones, Graphic Melee, Just Milk, Assasi | 8pm | $10-$12 | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/just-plain-jones-graphic-melee-just-milk-assasi-2022/

Layne’s Wine Gig, D. Gross | 5-8:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

Boogie Wonderland Pride Party | Disco-themed Pride celebration hosted by Cherry Lemonade | Banded Brewing, 82 Hanover St, Portland | bit.ly/3ObwkN0

JUNE 17

Summer Sunsets Live | Coyote Island | 4pm til sunset | Thompson’s Point, Portland |
bit.ly/3aCIcJn

Magic 8 Ball | 7pm | $15-$21 | 76 Congress St | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/magic-8-ball/

Melissa Ferrick | 8pm | $20-$25 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Clifford Cameron Concert Series | Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Peaks Island House Concert Series | The Winifred Horan Quartet | 8-9:15pm | $20 suggested | New Brackett Church, 9 Church Ave, Peaks Island | facebook.com/peakshouseconcerts/events

JUNE 18

Lifesongs Celebration Concert | Palaver Strings | 7-8pm | SPACE, 534 Congress St, Portland | palaverstrings.org/events

An Intimate Evening with Duke Robillard | 8pm | $20-$25 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Tracy McMullen, Taylor O’Donnell | 6-9:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

JUNE 19

Blues on Sunday with Nelson Checkoway, Per Hanson & Jon Ross | 4pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Haze & Dacey | Indie-Folk Duo | 4-6pm | Free | Yarmouth Brewpub at Brickyard Hollow, 236 Main, Yarmouth | bit.ly/3MEo4DM

Jazz on Sunday with Ocean Sol Jazz and more | 5-9pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Tabula Rasa, Alex Fraktman, Endokrill, Wank House | 8pm all ages | $5-$10 | Mask/vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover | theapohadiontheater.com/

JUNE 20

Henry Jamison with Olivia Klugman | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

JUNE 21

Make Music Day | A variety of local talent | 4-8pm | Congress Square Park, corner Park & High, Portland | congresssquarepark.org/event/make-music-day/

Vigorous Tenderness: A Summer Solstice Concert | 6pm | $25 | Crescent Beach State Park, 109 Bowery Beach Rd, Cape Elizabeth | space538.org/event/vigorous-tenderness-
summer-solstice-2022/

JUNE 23

The Feinbergs, Frank Fotusky, KF3 | 5-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

JUNE 24

Sound Check: Claude Bourbon | 7:30pm | Camden Opera House free Facebook livestream or $10 in-person | camdenoperahouse.com/

Myles Bullen | 7-8pm | $5-$15 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main, Freeport | bit.ly/3NFVkfs

Dan Pelletier | Folk | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Peaks Island House Concert Series | Tiny Porch Concert: John Doyle and Mick McAuley | 6:30-8pm | $20 | New Brackett Church, 9 Church Ave, Peaks Island | facebook.com/
peakshouseconcerts/events

JUNE 25

Peter Galway and the Real Band with Larry John McNally | 7pm | $18-$24 | 76 Congress St, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/peter-gallway-and-the-real-band/

The Smith Collaboration – Janis Joplin’s Woodstock Set | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Contra Dance | Peaks Island House Concert Series | 7-10pm | $20 suggested | 8th Maine Lodge, 13 Eighth Maine Ave, Peaks Island | facebook.com/peakshouseconcerts/events

JUNE 27

Hip Hop in the Park | Monday of the Minds | Food by La Fritanga | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, Park & High St, Portland | congresssquarepark.org/event/hip-hop-in-the-park-2/

THEATER

“Shrek The Musical” | Thru June 19 | $19 and up | Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer, South Portland | Info, tickets at lyricmusictheater.org/

“Caravan of Dreams” | Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble | World-premiere fantasy about a girl who must save her city | Thru June 26 | $5-$25 | Desert of Maine, 95 Desert Rd, Freeport | ziggurattheatre.org/news

“You Made Me Love You” | The Judy Garland Story | Thru June 23 | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

“The Sound of Music” | Thru June 25 | MSMT, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Rd, Brunswick | msmt.org/the-sound-of-music/

“That’s Life! Comic One-Acts” | Freeport Players | June 17-19 | $10-$20 advance, $10-$22 at door | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main, Freeport | More info at fcponline.org/

“Bella An Immigrant’s Tale” | Written and performed by Vicki Summers | Thru June 18 | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

“Hedy! The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr” | Portfringe | Performances June 14, 15 & 18 | $15 and up | For times and locations, portfringe.com/pf22boxoffice/

JUNE 17

“Be Here Now” by Deborah Zoe Laufer | Thru June 26 | Th, F, Sat 7:30pm; Sundays 2pm | $10-$25 | The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | thepublictheatre.org/be-here-now/

JUNE 22

“Hairspray” Broadway National Tour | June 22 & 23 | 7pm | $45-$75 | Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle | portlandovations.org/event/hairspray/

JUNE 23

“Homecoming: An Odyssey” | Immersive installation production | Thru June 26 | Pay what you decide | Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher, South Portland | madhorse.com/

JUNE 29

“The Fall of the House of Usher” by Philip Glass | Opera Maine’s Studio Artist Program | June 29, July 1 | 7:30pm; pre-curtain presentation 6:30pm | $0-$30 | Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater, Westbrook | operamaine.org/studio-artists/

VISUAL ARTS

MFA Thesis Exhibition for MECA&D graduates | Thru June 17 | ICA at MECA&D, 522 Congress, Portland | meca.edu/article/50747/

“Forewords, Afterwords & Editorials” | Collage & Assemblage by Gregg Harper | Fri 5-9pm | Thru June 9 | Mechanics’ Hall, Chalkboard Gallery, 519 Congress | More info and hours: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

JUNE 17

Russ Cox: New Ways of Living with Art – Opening Reception | 5-8pm | Casco Bay Artisans, The Maine Wharf, 68 Commercial St | cascobayartisans.com/

JUNE 22

Workshop: Sketching with Illustrator Dasha Tolstikova | 10am-Noon | Free | All ages/abilities | 5th Maine, 45 Seashore Dr, Peaks Island | Limited to 30, email [email protected] to sign up | Presented by illustrationinstitute.org/

JUNE 23

Opening Reception: “The Sensuous Line” | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

ONGOING

Alice Gauvin Gallery | 43 York St, Portland | alicegauvingallery.com/

Casco Bay Artisans | The Maine Wharf, 68 Commercial St | cascobayartisans.com/

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

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | “Light and Lens” thru June 4 | “Of(f) Nature,” Bernd Haussmann thru June 18 | covestreetarts.com/exhibitions

Elizabeth Moss Galleries | 100 Fore St, Portland | elizabethmossgalleries.com/

Grant Wahlquist Gallery | 30 City Center | W-Sat 11-6 | grantwahlquist.com/

Greenhut Galleries | Ed Douglas: Recent Works |  Thru July 2 | 146 Middle St | 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

Maine Jewish Museum Gallery | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St | Updates at facebook.com/MaineJewishMuseum

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St, A3, Portland | Works by Carol Eisenberg and Cole Caswell on view thru June 25 | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St. | Works in Watercolor by Randy Eckard | Thru June 29 | 10am-3pm Fri, Sat, Sun | richardboydartgallery.com

Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery | Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org/

UNE Art Gallery | 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | bit.ly/3sxzAch