Maine-based musician Seth Warner and his band will appear live in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1 at St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. See Music listings for link to more info.
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BENEFITS

Tri For a Cure: Maine Cancer Foundation Triathlon | Volunteers needed July 8-10 | Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland | For info on volunteering or racing, visit triforacure.org/

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

JULY 2

LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy | 8pm | $12-$15 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

DANCE

JUNE 24 & 25

“You are Going to be Healed” | Contemporary interactive dance with Imaginary Island | 8-9pm | Payson Park, Portland | Rain date June 26 | More info at tempoartmaine.org/2022/06/you-are-going-to-be-healed/

FAIRS, MARKETS

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 25

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

FILM

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/

“Ahead of the Curve” | Free documentary screening for Pride Month thru June 26 | Maine Jewish Film Festival | More info and reservation at mjff.org/culture/ahead-of-the-curve/

“Benediction” | 2pm | $5 | Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq, Portland | portlandmuseum.org/films

“Bar Stories from Queer Maine” | Free 15-minute screenings, 6 and 6:45pm | Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq, Portland | portlandmuseum.org/films

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/

“Benediction” | 2pm | $7-$9 | Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq, Portland | portlandmuseum.org/films

JUNE 29

CatVideoFest 2022 | Thru July 2 | Cat video compilation reel raising funds for Midcoast Humane Society | $9-$10 | Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St, Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick | explorefrontier.com/event/catvideofest-2022/

“Flux Gourmet” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/event/flux-gourmet-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 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

Rhythm and Pattern – A conversation between Daniel Minter and Reggie Wilson | Indigo Arts Alliance and Bates Dance Festival | 6pm live on Zoom | bit.ly/3zGt6gp

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

Cycling Savvy: Truths & Techniques of Traffic Riding | 6-9pm | $95 class & on-bike sessions | Bicycle Coalition of Maine, 38 Diamond St, Portland | More info at bit.ly/3OmxaGu

JUNE 25

Cycling Savvy: Train Your Bike & Tour of Portland | 9am-5pm | $95 includes Friday night class | Bicycle Coalition of Maine, 38 Diamond St, Portland | More info at bit.ly/3OlDI8A

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

JUNE 30

Barberry, Bittersweet, and Buckthorn, Oh My! | Invasive plants, with Maine State Horticulturist Gary Fish | Zoom: 6:30-7:30pm | Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Scarborough | Register: bit.ly/3n3PxV3

Gardening Q&A with MOFGA | 12-1pm | Free, Online | Info and registration at mofga.org/event-calendar/gardening-qa-8/

JULY 6

“Maine Historical Society’s First 200 Years” – A talk with William Barry | 6-7pm | Free on Zoom | Maine Historical Society | Register at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

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

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

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 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

JULY 1

Silent Sunrise Meditation Series | Free | 5-7am | Every other Saturday thru Aug 27 | East End Beach, Portland | Schedule and more info at kaneel.me/sunrise-2022

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

Silent Sunrise Meditation Series | Free | 5-7am | Every other Saturday thru Aug 27 | East End Beach, Portland | Schedule and more info at kaneel.me/sunrise-2022

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 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/

An Evening with Littoral Books | Agnes Bushell & Gillian Burnes with Katherine Hagopian Berry | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress | printbookstore.com/events

JULY 6

Spotlight Lecture | “Night of the Living Rez” with Morgan Talty with Gregory Brown | 6-7pm | Bunker Brewing Company, 17 Westfield St, Portland | bit.ly/3zMpoBU

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

JUNE 30

New Exhibitions Opening Reception | 5-7pm | Robert Solotaire’s “New York Maine New York;” Juliet Karelsen & Jocelyn Lee’s “A flower expected everywhere […];” Lawrence Elbroch’s “Quiet Moments” | Thru Aug. 26 | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St, Portland | mainejewishmuseum.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/

JUNE 23

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

Jeff Christmas Album Release w/ Cilla Bonnie | 8pm | $12-$15 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

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

Eliot Lewis of Hall & Oates | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Dylan Connor, The FILE-5’s, Hunter Lefebvre | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

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

Baby Baby, Colby Nathan, Florida Man | 8-10pm | Mask/vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com/

Jocelyn & Chris | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Tom Pearo, Soggy Po Boys, Ed Mitchell Jazz Project | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

JUNE 26

Love and Nostalgia – Ronald Lantz, violin and Laura Kargul, piano | 3-4:30pm | $0-$20 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main, Freeport | bit.ly/3HEV6Tx

JUNE 27

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

JUNE 28

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

JUNE 30

Justin Rowland, The High Road: Album Release | 5-8:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

Memphis Lightning | Blues, Rock | 7pm | $30-$35 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
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Ephemera: a performance art cabaret | Poetry, music, drag, burlesque, more | Show at 8:30pm / Pre-show set by DJ Redtide 7:30pm | $12 | Mask/vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St | theapohadiontheater.com/

JULY 1

Seth Warner and His Band present Spiders From Mars | 7pm | 16-$22 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/

The Campfire Cowboy | 7:30pm | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland

Salsa Night with Primo Cubano | 5-7pm | Congress Square Park, corner Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/salsa-night-w-primo-cubano/

Darlin’ Corey, Roy Davis & the Tusk Audio Session Players, Mitchell Bailey Octet | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

Memphis Lightning | Blues, Rock | 7pm | $30-$35 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
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JULY 2

Hiroya Tsukamoto | Acoustic guitar | 7pm | $25-$30 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Michael Beling, Isabel Stover, Clifford Cameron | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

JULY 3

Greg Klein & Clementine’s Army, Stacey Kelleher | 5-9pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

JULY 5

Maine Squeeze Accordion Ensemble | Casco Bay Islands Concert Series with Portland Conservatory of Music | Free | 7-8pm | Peaks Island Lions Club, 2 Garden Place, Portland | bit.ly/3b1BLzz

JULY 6

Art & Arias: Soprano Maureen Brabec | 6-7:15pm | $10-$15 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq, Portland | Info and link to tickets at operamaine.org/events/

THEATER

“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

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

“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

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” and “Ramble to the Sea” | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

“The Value of Art” | Art talk in collaboration with ArtVan’s 10×10 exhibit | 6-7:30pm | Free with registration | Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St, Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick | explorefrontier.com/event/the-value-of-art/

JULY 1

Sam Onche, Mayele Alognon, Eamon White | Exhibit thru July | First Friday Art Walk 5-8pm | Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq, Portland | bit.ly/3xCKgJ0

“Being Human” | Opening and artist reception 5-8pm | Thru July 30 | UMVA Gallery, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St | theumva.org/

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 | 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 | 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