Northern Threads
From left, Hannah P. Adams’ embroidered dress, Belfast, ca. 1880; officer’s double-breasted frock coat, 1861-1863; green wool dress with red satin and black braid details, ca. 1900. From the collections of Maine Historical Society, photos by Gail Dodge, part of the"Northern Threads" exhibition at MHS. See Museum listings for link to more information.
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BENEFITS

MARCH 19

Book Sale to benefit mission work | 9am-Noon | The Episcopal Church of St. Mary, 43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth | smary.org/

MARCH 20

Virtual Yogathon to benefit Sea Change’s free trauma-informed yoga classes | 9am-2pm | Info and registration at seachangeyoga.org/yogathon

MARCH 26

Virtual Slumber Party | Fundraiser for Furniture Friends: “Sleeping on the floor so others don’t have to” | 7pm on Zoom and Facebook Live | Learn more at furniturefriends.org/

DANCE

MARCH 19

“Boy Meets Girl” | Portland Ballet  | 7pm | $12-$39 | Westbrook Performing Arts Center | portlandballet.org/boymeetsgirl

Building Ballets Series “La Esmerelda” | Portland Ballet | Educational mix of dance, lecture and demonstration | $12-22 | 2pm | Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 41 Stroudwater St, Westbrook | bit.ly/3J5u9IL

FESTS/MARKETS

Portland Winter Farmers’ Market | Saturdays 9am-1pm | Stevens Sq. Community Center Gym, 631 Stevens Ave | portlandmainefarmersmarket.org

Brunswick Winter Market | Saturdays 9am-12:30pm | Fort Andross Mill Complex, 14 Maine St, Brunswick | brunswickwintermarket.net/

FILM

MARCH 17

“Shortbus” (15th anniversary restoration) | 7pm | $10-$12 | SPACE, 538 Congress St | space538.org/event/shortbus/

MARCH 26

“Los Huesos” and “La Casa Lobo” | Followed by virtual Q&A with Chilean artists Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña | 5-7:15pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/649245/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Build Your Career, Start a Business, Manage Money | Free online classes from New Ventures Maine | For more info on this and other classes, visit bit.ly/NVMEClasses

Website Development Course for small businesses | Offered by New Ventures Maine in partnership with Empowered by GoDaddy | Online, On-Demand, no charge | Thru May 31 | newventuresmaine.org/schedules/empower-grow-your-business-online/

MARCH 17

Dawnland Signals | A program highlighting indigenous topics, with special guests Rhonda Decontie and Judge Eric Mehnert | 4pm | Live stream at weru.org | Visit Wabanaki Reach at mainewabanakireach.org/

MARCH 22

Birding Basics: Behavior | 6:30-7:30pm | Free | Register: maineaudubon.org/news/events/birding-basics-id/

Unpacking the Past | Historian Jacqueline Field talks about fashions from the Maine Historical Society Collection | 6-7pm on Zoom| Free, open to the public | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

MARCH 23

Sustainability Series | Environmental Priorities Coalition, Advocating for Maine’s Environment | 5:30-7pm | Portland Public Library Zoom event | bit.ly/3CmxzUM

MARCH 25

Call it a Big Night! | Roads, Rain, and a Couple Thousand Amphibians with Greg LeClair | 7-8pm | Free, online | More info and registration at maineaudubon.org/news/events/roads-rain-and-a-couple-thousand-amphibians-call-it-a-big-night-2/

MARCH 26

From Beside the Sea in County Galway, Ireland, to the Docks of Portland Maine | Presented by Michael Connelly and Spirits Alive | 1:30pm | For current information, visit spiritsalive.org/lectures/

MARCH 29

Birding Basics: Birding by Ear | 6:30-7:30pm online | Free | maineaudubon.org/news/events/birding-basics-ear/

Climate Courage and Mental Health | Talk with Dr. Anne Hallward | In collaboration with Scarborough, York and Prince Memorial Libraries | 7pm | More info, Zoom link: bit.ly/37hJgk1

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

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

MARCH 22

National Diabetes Prevention Program | Healthy Living for ME workshop | 2:30pm, online, 16 weekly sessions | Free | For more info and to register, visit healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/745

MARCH 24

Domestic Violence and Family Trauma | Discussion with Mother and Daughter Patrisha McLean and Jackie Lee McLean | Presented by Adas Yoshuron Rockland | 7-8:30pm via Zoom | For link, email [email protected]

Living Well for Better Health | Healthy Living for ME workshop | 1-3:30pm, online, thru April 28 | Free | For more info and to register, visit healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/774

MARCH 26

Aging Friendly Parish Workshop | Don Harden of the Maine Council on Aging discussion on aging and important resources and supports | 12 Noon | In person at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Pt Rd, Scarborough | Livestreamed at jp2me.org/

MARCH 29

“Choosing the Best Hospice Provider” | Hospice of Maine’s “Ask the Experts” webinar | 11:30am | Free | askhospiceexperts.org/upcomingevents

ONGOING

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

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

LITERARY ARTS

MARCH 16

Literary Lunch with the Telling Room’s YEA Fellow Leigh Ellis discussing “Bach in the Barn” | Portland Public Library | 12-1pm | bit.ly/34YBevX

MARCH 18

“The Gift of Languages” | Paradigm Shift in US Foreign Language Education, book talk with Dr. Kathleen Stein-Smith | 5-6pm | USM Franco-American Collection, Lewiston | Info and registration, bit.ly/3CkRh36

MARCH 21

“Isla to Island” | Alexis Castellanos and Trung Le Nguyen | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | Visit bit.ly/3sQclLT

MARCH 23

“My Parents Won’t Stop Talking” | Emma Hunsinger, Tillie Walden with Julie Falatko | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | Visit bit.ly/3iihbvv

Littorally Alive! Three poets (and friends) read their favorite poems | 7pm | Zoom | Information at littoralbooks.com/littorally-alive/

MARCH 29

“Pathological” | Sarah Fay and Mira Ptacin | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | Visit bit.ly/3i0HJRF

ONGOING

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

MARCH 16

“Northern Threads” – Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society | Thru July 30 | Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress | Timed admission | Members free, public $10 | 207-774-1822 | mainehistory.org

MARCH 20

“Storytellers” panel discussion | 5 book artists discuss the “Women from the Bible” exhibition at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St | 2pm, in-person | mainejewishmuseum.org/programming/

ONGOING

Maine Historical Society | 489 Congress | Timed admission | Members free, public $10 | 207-774-1822 | mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum | 267 Congress St, Portland | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | skylinefarm.org | Winter Exhibit – “Town & Country: Rocking & Rolling Down The Lane” | Through March 27 | bit.ly/32l4A6i

MUSIC

Chocolate Church Arts Center | Winter performance series | Thru mid-March in the CCAC Annex, 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/

MARCH 16

Mark Erelli & Mary Bragg | $15-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

MARCH 17

Paul Kneller, Keith Crook | PCM guitar faculty | Noonday Concert Series | 12:15-12:50pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

D. Gross, The Mill Burners | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MARCH 18

The Clifford Cameron Trio | Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

Choro Louco, YEAH MAN | 6pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MARCH 19

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, “Family Classics” | With Wayne du Maine, trumpet, piano | 7pm | Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston | $22-$25, students free | midcoastsymphony.org/

Onward | Folk, rock, blues | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band | $20-$25 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Tracy McMullen, Chris Klaxton, Matt Savage Quartet | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MARCH 20

Palaver Strings presents Kaleidoscope | 7pm | $20-$35 | Mechanics Hall Ballroom, 519 Congress St | bit.ly/3IUNqwq

Sue Sheriff Jazz | 5-6:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, “Family Classics” | With Wayne du Maine, trumpet, piano | 2:30pm | Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave.,Topsham | $22-$25, students free | midcoastsymphony.org/

Vigorous Tenderness: a vernal equinox concert | 3-4:30pm | $25 suggested, sliding scale | No advanced tickets required | Spring Point / SMCC, South Portland | Information at kallieviola.com/vigorous-tenderness

MARCH 21

Stan Davis CD Release Party and Concert | 4-5:30pm | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | bit.ly/3t2COpw

MARCH 22

Bach Birthday Bash | James Kennerley and the Kotzscmar Organ | 7pm | $28-$33 | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland | bit.ly/3pKf5sh

Rick (from Pile), Footings, Is She? | 7:30-10:30pm | $12 | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St | Mask/Vax | theapohadiontheater.com

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

MARCH 23

Honeysuckle w/Ben Cosgrove | $12-$15 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

MARCH 24

KF3 – Vibing on a Thursday | 9-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Portland Jazz Orchestra | $7-$10 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

MARCH 25

Bird at Sea, Samuel James, Simplexity | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Tom DiMenna sings Cat Stevens Greatest Hits | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

“Across the Waking Skies” | Album release with Ethan Tischler | 7pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/644361/

MARCH 26

Nihco Gallo, Soggy Po’Boys, Ryan Devlin Quartet | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

The East Bayside Bluegrass Family Reunion | $15-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Andrew LaVogue | Eclectic Rock/Folk/Americana | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Vacationland Ceili Band | 4-5:30pm | $20 | 16 and under Free | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | bit.ly/3tOFma6

“Travels in the Electronosphere” | Dimensions in Jazz | 8-9pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Erin Wagner, mezzo soprano | Recital in advance of Carnegie Hall debut | 3pm | $30 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | For more info, visit Opera Maine: operamaine.org/events/

MARCH 27

An Overnight Low, Jose Ramirez Band | 5-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

“Folk Songs” by the Portland Piano Trio | 4pm | Free | Mechanics Hall Ballroom, 519 Congress St, Portland | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Portland Rossini Club public concert series | Bach, Chopin, Liszt | 3pm | $15/$10 suggested | The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St | More info at rossiniclub.org/event-calendar/

MARCH 28

Monday of the Minds | A community Hip Hop showcase | 21+ | $5-$10 | 8pm-1am | Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St | flasklounge.com/events/

MARCH 29

Allegra Krieger, Lisa/Liza, Wildflower (duo) | 8pm | $5-$10 | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St | Mask/Vax | theapohadiontheater.com

Ayan Imai-Hall, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

APRIL 23

Mantra Sounds, Yung Abner, bb-808, & Ryloclip | EDM Dance Party / 21+ | Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St | 8pm | $10

THEATER

“Significant Other” | Thru March 20 | $27-$34 | Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | Info, tickets: goodtheater.com/shows.html

“A Year with Frog and Turtle” | $15 | Fri, Sat, Sun thru March 20 | Maddy’s Theatre, 250 Thompson’s Point Rd | Info and tickets at kitetails.org/frog-and-toad

“The Last Ship to Proxima Centauri” | $20+ | Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave | Info, tickets at portlandstage.org

“Wait … What?!” | Thru March 26 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Call 747-5434 | thefootlightstheatre.com/

“Dancing Lessons” by Mark St. Germain | An unpredictable romantic comedy | Thru March 20 | $10-$25 | On demand available | The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | Info/tickets at thepublictheatre.org/dancing-lessons/

MARCH 18

“The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig” | 7pm | $30+ | Portland Ovations | State Theatre | bit.ly/3hT60ZD

“Murder on the Orient Express” | $19-$23 | Thru March 27 | Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St, South Portland | lyricmusictheater.org/

MARCH 19-20

Auditions: Fenix Theatre Company’s summer production of “The Tempest” | 1:30-4pm | March 20, 1-4pm | STAGES Youth Theater, 202 Woodford St | For questions or to sign up, email [email protected]

MARCH 28

Auditions: Freeport Players’ “That’s Life” | 6:30-8pm | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | For more info, visit bit.ly/37pvRGP

VISUAL ARTS

“North of Nowhere, West of the Moon” – Myth, Fiction, and Fantasy in Maps | Thru May 30 | Osher Map Library, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland | Free, open to the public by timed admission | oshermaps.org/news

“Reflections” Opening Reception | Brooke Lambert | 5-8pm | Exhibition runs thru March 30 | The Union of Maine Visual Arts, Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org

MARCH 16

Artist Talk: Michael Torlen discusses “Dance Me to the End” | 6:30-7:30pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/events-1

MARCH 19

Braiding Circle | An intimate braiding workshop with Veronica Perez | Contributions will be part of a larger installation art piece | 2-4pm | Indigo Arts Alliance, 60 Cove St, Portland | indigoartsalliance.me/event-schedule/

MARCH 24

“Homesick: Architects as Essential Healthcare Workers” | Jon Calame lecture accompanying the “Sensing Place” exhibition | 7pm | Free | UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | Zoom: une.zoom.us/j/91998974067#success

Opening Reception | One Night, Two New Exhibitions, One New Artist Spotlight | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/events-1

ONGOING

Alice Gauvin Gallery | 43 York St, Portland | “Human/Nature” thru March 26 | Wed-Sat 12-6pm | alicegauvingallery.com/

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

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “Repartee” thru March 26 | “Dance Me to the End” thru April 9 | “Faculty Photography II,” thru April 16 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com

Elizabeth Moss Galleries | 100 Fore St, Portland | New work by Charlie Hewitt thru Feb. 28 | elizabethmossgalleries.com/

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

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 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

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

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St. | 10am-3pm Fri, Sat, Sun | Free | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery | Annual exhibit showcasing artwork by members of The Union of Maine Visual Arts | Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org/

UNE Art Gallery | 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | “Sensing Place” thru June 12 | bit.ly/3sxzAch