Bates Dance Festival is back with summer dance classes, lectures and performances. On Monday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m., Fist & Heel Performance Group will present “… together, they stood shaking, while others began to shout,” an outdoor performance on the college campus. For link to more info, see listing under Dance. Photo: Fist & Heel Performance Group, Christopher Duggan photo, courtesy of Jacob’s Pillow.
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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/

COMEDY

JULY 2

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

DANCE

JULY 11

“…together, they stood shaking, while others began to shout” | Outdoor performance with Fist & Heel Performance Group and the Lewiston community | 7:30pm | $5 or $25 | Lake Andrews, Bates College, 75 Russell Street, Lewiston | batesdancefestival.org/fist-heel-performance-group/

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/

JULY 10

Congress Square Market | 11am-3pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/congress-square-market-9/

Untitled, by Rabee Kiwan, part of the “Being Human” exhibition at UMVA Gallery at the Portland Media Center. See listing under Visual Arts.

FILM

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/

JULY 1

CatVideoFest 2022 | Weekends thru July 10 | $7-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq, Portland | portlandmuseum.org/films

JULY 6

The One Ocean Film Tour through July 9 | $9-$10 | Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St, Brunswick | Schedule at explorefrontier.com/event/one-ocean-film-tour/

JULY 13

“Happening” | Free screening with pre-film conversation on the future of abortion access | co-organized by Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund | 7pm | Register: https://space538.org/event/happening-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 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 2

Trail Walk – South Branch Trail | South Portland Land Trust | Meet at parking lot, eastern entrance to JC Penney, Philbrook Ave, South Portland | 3-4pm | Free | Register, bit.ly/3nkzrqt

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

JULY 13

Makers at the Hall: Evan Smith | 7pm | Free | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | More info and registration at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

JULY 15

Pests & Diseases in the Garden | Walk & Talk with Caleb Goossen at a community garden in Portland, TBD | 5-6pm | Free, but space limited | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/3RkKmy3

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

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

JULY 19

“Gone From My Sight” | Barbara Karnes, RN, discusses her ‘little hospice book’ | 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

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 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

JULY 9

“Hawk Mountain” | Conor Habib | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress | printbookstore.com/event/conor-habib-discusses-hawk-mountain

JULY 10

Finale! Poetry Reading in celebration of the finalists in The Poets Corner and Maine Media Chapbook Contest | 4pm | For details, visit The Poets Corner, thepoetscorner.org/events

JULY 11

“A Prayer for the Crown-Shy” | Webinar with Becky Chambers and Martha Wells | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Register: bit.ly/3u2ojSZ

JULY 12

“Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” | Book talk with Gabrielle Zevin and Liberty Hardy | 7pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Summer Book Party with Lisa McMann | Reading, scavenger hunt, raffle, books, shaved-ice cart  | 4pm | Free | Longfellow Books and FOCSP | Congress Square Park, Corner Congress and High | bit.ly/3u4zrhS

JULY 13

Summer in Maine, Summer in the City – Four Poets Reading in the Longfellow Garden | 4pm | Free, open to the public | Maine Historical Society, Longfellow Garden, 489 Congress Street | Info at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Mildred Burrage sketch, Versailles, France, 1909 (Collections Maine Historical Society / Maine Memory Network #111077), is part of the Maine Historical Society’s exhibition on the Cosmopolitan Stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage. This mini-exhibit is part of the larger “Northern Threads” exhibition. Visit mainehistory.org for details.

MUSEUMS

Maine Historical Society | “Northern Threads” – Two Centuries of Dress at 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

Bowdoin International Music Festival | Thru Aug. 5 | Bowdoin College, 6300 College Station, Brunswick | Schedule of events at bowdoinfestival.org

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

Roy Davis & the Tusk Audio Session Players | 6-7:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress St | portcityblue.com/

NTB Quintet: Planned Parenthood Benefit | 8-9:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Mitchell Bailey Octet | 10-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress St | portcityblue.com/

JULY 2

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

Michael Beling & MBG, Isabel Stover, Scott Kiefner Trio | 6-11:59pm | 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

Hunter Lefebvre, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress  | portcityblue.com/

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/

Irish Night at Blue, Irish Session | 7:30-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

JULY 7

John Gorka | 8pm | $35-$45 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

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

JULY 8

Carole Wise with April Reed-Cox | Folk originals | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza,
5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Bird at Sea, Jake Klar, el malo | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

JULY 9

Desert of Maine Folk Festival | Appalachian, folk, bluegress, Irish, featuring Maine folk bands | 5pm | $25 | Desert of Maine, 95 Desert Rd, Freeport | bit.ly/3A7VqbO

Crowes Pasture | Folk duo | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Carl Dimow Quartet, Titus Abbott Collective, Robben Harris Quintet | 7-9pm | Blue, 650 Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

JULY 10

The KIMI Ensemble: KIMI in Maine | 4pm | $25-$35 | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Jenny Van West & Special Guests | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress St | portcityblue.com

JULY 12

The Marc Chillemi Quarter, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com

JULY 13

Sunset Concert Series presented by Friends of Western Promenade | Wednesdays thru Aug 17, starting one hour before sunset at Western Prom, Valley St | friendsofwesternprom.org/sunset-concert-events

THEATER

“It’s Greek (and Roman) to ME!” – Seasonal theme, Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main St, Monmouth | 5 plays thru August | For season schedule and tickets, visit theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

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/

JULY 5

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” | Showstoppers featuring a Who’s Who of Maine women in the arts | July 5-7 | $20 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

JULY 7

“The Tempest” | Fenix Theatre Company’s Summer Shakespeare in the Park | Thru July 29 | Free or by donation | Deering Oaks Park, Portland | Info and schedule at fenixtheatre.com/

JULY 16

MSMT Sensory-Friendly Performance of “The Very Fractured Tale of Robin Hood” | Free | 6-7pm | Maine State Music Theater Rehearsal Hall, 22 Elm St, Brunswick | msmt.org/sensory-friendly/

VISUAL ARTS

JUNE 29

“The Sensuous Line” Curator Tour with Lissa Hunter | Wednesdays 4-5pm thru July 13 | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

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/

“The Lives of the Jewelers” | Maine metal artists display their work | Opening reception 4-7pm | Free | Exhibit thru Oct. 9 | UNE Art Gallery, 719 Stevens Ave, Portland | bit.ly/3tTYR1W

“Precipice of Unknowing” | Gallery exhibit by Lisa Kellner | 5-7pm | Thru July 7 | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

JULY 7

“Constructed and Found” | Reception 5-8pm | Showing thru Aug. 23 | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | 15 Middle St, A3 | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

JULY 8

“Eulogies” by Billy Gerard Frank | Film installation thru Aug 13 | New Moss Galleries, 100 Fore St, Portland | elizabethmossgalleries.com/

JULY 9

Harvest Gold Gallery hosting Plein Air Paint Out Saturday July 9th, starting at 10am featuring Kristen Dill. All are welcome. For more information (207)925-6502  or harvestgoldgallery.com

JULY 14

Scott Menchin & Yvetta Fedorova – artist presentation | 6:30-7:30pm | Maine College of Art + Design (Osher Hall), 522 Congress St | illustrationinstitute.org/new-events

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 | 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. | 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

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