Carl Joe Williams, ICA at MECA&D
"Visions for our Future; Echoes of our Past: Dianne Smith, Nyugen E. Smith, and Carl Joe Williams" at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design with partner Indigo Arts Alliance, March 26-May 6. (Carl Joe Williams, "After Big Mama Passed," Family Portrait, Calliope Projects, 1955, Mixed Media on Doors, 79” x 60”, 2022)
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BENEFITS

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/

APRIL 1

“Pirates of Penzance” Pop-Up | April 1 and 2 | PortFringe fundraiser with silent auction | Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm | $15 | Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St | facebook.com/PortFringe/

APRIL 6

Show & Tell: A Literary Spectacular | Annual celebration of storytelling to benefit The Telling Room’s writing and publishing programs | $35, virtual event | 7:45-9:15pm | tellingroom.org/events

COMEDY

APRIL 2

LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy | $10+ | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

DANCE

MARCH 25

“Beauty and the Beast” | Through April 10 | $21-$27 | Maine State Ballet, Lopez Theater, 348 US Route One, Falmouth | Schedule and more info at mainestateballet.org/beauty-and-the-beast

FESTS/MARKETS

MARCH 26-27

Maine Maple Sunday Weekend | Hosted statewide by the Maine Maple Producers | For more info and to locate sugarhouses, visit bit.ly/3toXVme

ONGOING

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 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/

MARCH 31

WMPG Jazz at the Movies | “Anita O’Day, the Life of a Jazz Singer” | 7-8pm | Free, limited tickets | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | More info and ticket link at covestreetarts.com/events-1

APRIL 1

Shit in the Dirt Short Film Festival 2022 | Celebrating low-to-no-budget filmmaking | 8pm | $8 | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St | theapohadiontheater.com

Bates Film Festival comes to Freeport | April 1-2 | Nordica Theater, 1 Freeport Village Station | More info at freeportartsandculture.org/event/bates-film-festival-comes-to-freeport/

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 23

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

MARCH 24

“Let’s Talk Trash” with Friends of Woodfords Corner & ecomaine | 6:30-7:30pm | For more info and Zoom link, visit woodfordscorner.org/events

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 28

ESCAPE Junk News | Misinformation in the media landscape | Second in 4-part series | 6:30-8pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | More info at bit.ly/3KQK4uP

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

Maine’s Vernal Pools & Amazing Amphibians | Maine Audubon Zoom Lunch & Learn | Kristen Lamb of Center for Wildlife | 12-1pm | Pay what you can | Register: bit.ly/3JmSKZC

MARCH 31

Maine Preservation Honor Awards | 5pm virtual program recognizing the successes in preservation in 2021 | Learn more and register at mainepreservation.org/upcoming-programs

Seed Staring with Friends of Woodfords Corner & Backyard Blooms | 6:30-7:30pm | For more info and Zoom link, woodfordscorner.org/events

APRIL 1

Spots of Light – To Be a Woman in the Holocaust | Traveling exhibit from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center | Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm thru April 29 | JCA, 1342 Congress St | bit.ly/3u9iemG

Glacial change through Art & Climate Science | 6-7pm | In-person with Dr. Dave Reidmiller at “The North Atlantic Triennial” exhibition | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress | bit.ly/3JAmCl6

APRIL 2

“Developing Youth Leadership through Model United Nations” | Conversation with Yanina Nickless and Bret Bergst | United Nations Assoc meeting and keynote | 10-11:30am | Free | Info and Zoom link: unamaine.org/calendar-and-events

APRIL 3

“Problem Solving in a Divided America” | Frances Perkins Center | 5pm | Free virtual forum | Info and link at francesperkinscenter.org/events/upswing/

APRIL 4

The Bias Meter: Win the Battle for Your Brain | Misinformation in the media landscape | Third in 4-part series | 6:30-8pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | More info at bit.ly/3KQK4uP

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 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

APRIL 6

Qigong Foundations | Beginners and drop-ins welcome | $15/class | Weds 9am, April 6-May 11 | Maine Center for Taijiquan and Qigong, 500 Forest Ave (rear) | mainetaiji.com/

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

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

Colleen Kiely, “And the Days Go By #1”, part of “This Must Be the Place” exhibition at Cove Street Arts. See Visual Arts listings.

LITERARY ARTS

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 26

Writing the Extra-Ordinary: How to Craft Personal Essays from Everyday Life | 4 sessions with instructor Sarah Leavens | Thru April 16 | 11am-12pm | Thomas Memorial Library Zoom event: bit.ly/3wkWJ59

MARCH 29

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

MARCH 30

“Take it Easy: Portland in the 1970s” | Book talk with John Duncan and Chris Busby | 6-7pm | Bunker Brewing, 17 Westfield St | bit.ly/3Ij2TFq

APRIL 4

“To Marry and to Meddle” | Marth Waters and Sarah Hogle | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | Visit bit.ly/3u9iPF1

APRIL 5

“When the Stars Go Dark” | Paula McClain | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | Visit bit.ly/3N4fH5W

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

“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

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 | 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 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/

Fourth Sundays series: Fantasticus! | Guts Baroque livestream concert with period instruments and approachable commentary | 7pm | $20 or pay-what-you-will | gutsbaroque.com

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

MARCH 30

Rachel Baiman & Taylor Ashton | $12-$15 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

MARCH 31

Sphinx Virtuosi: Tracing Visions | Seeking Resonance Series with Indigo Arts Alliance and Portland Ovations | 7pm | $17-$52 | Info at indigoartsalliance.me/event-schedule/

Heather Pierson Trio | $12-$15 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

John Elliott, Draudiga | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Bad Combo | 7-9pm | Free | Oxbow Blending and Bottling, 49 Washington Ave, Portland | badcombo.com

APRIL 1

The THE BAND Band | $30-$40 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Darlin’ Corey, Alice Limoges, Mikayla & The Basement Cats | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Half Moon Jug Band | Eclectic | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 2

Sean Mencher and Hugh Bowden | Eclectic solo guitar | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 3

Women in Harmony Outreach Ensemble | 3-4pm | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St | $10-$15 | Information at bit.ly/3MZOEZF

THEATER

“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 | On demand thru March 26 | The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | Info/tickets at thepublictheatre.org/dancing-lessons/

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

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 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 Receptions | “This Must Be The Place,” Margaret Nomentana and Colleen Kiely and Susan Webster’s “Wait, What?!” | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

MARCH 25

Down North Artist Talk | Lauren Fensterstock on “The Order of Things” – in-person at “The North Atlantic Triennial” exhibition | 6-7pm | Free | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress | Register at bit.ly/3qgpQTr

MARCH 26

Vision for our Future; Echoes of our Past : Dianne Smith, Nyugen E. Smith, Carl Joe Williams exhibition thru May 6 | Presented by the ICA at MECA&D and Indigo Arts Alliance | Free | MECA&D, 522 Congress St | More info at bit.ly/3ihSWgE

MARCH 30

Artist Talk: Susan Webster discusses her ROEWEAR Art Project supporting reproductive healthcare and abortion justice | 6:30-7:30pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/events-1

APRIL 1

Opening Reception: Kifah Abudulla – “Art – Arabic Calligraphy – And Me” | 6-8pm | Free | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/668213/

“Works on Paper” An annual exhibition of work created on raw product paper | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St | 10am-3pm Fri, Sat, Sun | 712-1097 |
richardboydartgallery.com

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