"Yellowstone from the Box Seat," a talk on Yellowstone Park’s first 44 years, will be presented by Greg Cuffey at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth. For more details, see the April 10 listing under "Food For Thought." (Photo: 4-horse Coaching Party, Yellowstone Park)
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BENEFITS

MSMT’s Amazing Technicolor Yard Sale seeks donations for its April 30 Revival Fund Fundraiser | For specifics, visit msmt.org/yard-sale/

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

APRIL 8

Spring is in the A.I.R. | Fundraising concert for Indigo Arts Alliance’s Artists-in-Residence | 6:30pm | $100 all-inclusive ticket | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | More info at indigoartsalliance.me/event-schedule/

APRIL 9

Concert for Ukraine | A benefit for Partners for World Health | 8pm | $15-20 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | More info at bit.ly/3NfrYoi

COMEDY

APRIL 2

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

APRIL 6

Cabin Fever Comedy Night | Outdoor comedy show | 8:30pm | $20 | Brick South Beer Garden, Thompsons Point | bit.ly/3NjWIED

DANCE

“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

APRIL 7

Step Afrika! | Raise the Barre Series, with Indigo Arts Alliance and Portland Ovations | 7pm | $25+ | Pre-performance conversation at 6pm | Merrill Auditorium | More info at indigoartsalliance.me/event-schedule/

APRIL 8

Khmer New Year: Celebrating through Music and Dance | 7-9pm | Khmer Maine and the Angkor Dance Troupe | $15-$22; $10 youth | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/651342/

FESTS/MARKETS

APRIL 9

Beers With(out) Beards | Craft beer festival hosted by Hop Culture celebrating Women in Beer | Brick South, Thompson’s Point, Portland | bit.ly/3qAQhTT

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 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/

APRIL 3

“Rock Bottom Riser” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | Info at space538.org/events/

APRIL 8

“Cow” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress| Info at space538.org/events/

APRIL 11

“Belfast” | Monday Movie Matinee | 1:30-3:30pm | Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road | Seating limited | Registration info at scarboroughlibrary.org/adults/events/series/monday-movie

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Managing Money, Building Careers, and Starting Businesses | Tuition-Free Online Classes for April offered by New Ventures Maine in partnership with Empowered by GoDaddy | Online, On-Demand, no charge | newventuresmaine.org/

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 Starting 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

The Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project – Presentation by Thomas & Lee Ann Szelog | Part of the “Preserving & Protecting Maine’s Wild & Scenic Places” workshop | 9:30-11:30am | $15 | USM Wishcamper Center, 44 Bedford St | For more info and to register: bit.ly/36peHsS

APRIL 5

Birding Basics: Making it Count | 6:30-7:30pm online | Free | maineaudubon.org/news/events/birding-basics-count/

APRIL 9

Southern Maine Community College in-person Open House | 9am-Noon | SMCC, 2 Fort Road, South Portland | More information and pre-registration at startsmart.smccme.edu/open-house-spring-2022/

APRIL 10

“Yellowstone from the Box Seat” | Greg Cuffey talks about Yellowstone Park’s first 44 years | 2-3pm | Free, donations welcomed | Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | More info at skylinefarm.org

APRIL 11

Disinformation Nation: Detecting Propaganda, Defeating Emotional Manipulation | 6:30-8pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | More info at bit.ly/3KQK4uP

APRIL 12

Portland Trails’ Annual Meeting | 6-7pm via Zoom | trails.org/calendar/portland-
trails-annual-meeting/

Birding Basics: All About Migration | 6:30-7:30pm online | Free | maineaudubon.org/news/events/birding-basics-count-341/

APRIL 13

Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History | Northern Threads Series | Talk with Richard Thompson Ford | 7-8pm | Maine Historical Society online event | 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

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

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

LITERARY ARTS

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 2

Poetry Across: Maya Williams & Gibson Fay-LeBlanc | 1:30-2:30pm | Portland Public Library Zoom event | bit.ly/3Lke6Yd

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

APRIL 6

“You’re Loved” | Liz Climo and Samara Cole Doyon | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | bit.ly/3iGQCjq

APRIL 7

Poetry Across: Maya Williams & Brooke Bolduc | 6:30-7:30pm | Portland Public Library Zoom event | bit.ly/3qAShM1

APRIL 9

T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” | A recital from memory by John Farrell | 7:30-9pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 20 Mayo St, Portland |. tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/651406/

APRIL 10

“The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics” | An evening with Thomas L. Friedman | 9pm | JCA zoom event: bit.ly/3JHkmsB

APRIL 12

“The World According to Color” | James Fox and Kate Russo | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | Visit bit.ly/3ICcqHD

APRIL 19

Page to Stage: “Sabina” | Bookclub-style discussion with Portland Stage | 6-7pm | Portland Public Library Zoom event | bit.ly/3NiOo8a

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 | “Women from the Bible in Contemporary Book Arts” & “Shalom House 50th Anniversary Exhibition”| Thru April 28 | 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/

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

Marc Ribot | 8pm | $20-$25 | SPACE, 538 Congress| Info at space538.org/events/

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

Titus Abbott Collective | Dimensions in Jazz | 8pm | $15-$25 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3LkOxX3

International Open Mic | 7:30-9:30pm | Experienced and emerging performers | Advanced sign-ups encouraged | Free to the public | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/651164/

APRIL 3

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

APRIL 5

StickMen | $25-$35 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows

APRIL 6

John Craigie w/The Lowest Pair  | Part 1; Part 2 April 7 | $20-$25 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows

APRIL 7

Miriam Schwanauer, Piano and Stella Faux, Violin  | Noonday Concert Series | 12:15pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | bit.ly/3IKhs4N

The Eileen Rose Show | Country & Rock covers | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 8

Soundcheck: Paul Sullivan | Jazz and more pianist | 7:30pm | Free Facebook livestream or $10 in-person at Camden Opera House | camdenoperahouse.com

Brentano String Quartet | Portland Chamber Music Festival | 7:30pm followed by artist Q&A | $25-$75 | Hannaford Hall, USM Portland Campus | pcmf.org/2022-4-8

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

APRIL 9

R.A.P. Ferreira & Friends | “There and Back Again Tour with Sha Ray and Pink Navel | 8pm | $15-$20 | SPACE, 538 Congress| Info at space538.org/events/

Heather Pierson Trio | Multi-Genre Singer/Songwriter | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 10

Jill Solube w/Emma Ivy | Part 1; Part 2 April 7 | $15-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows

J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion | PSO with ChoralArt Singers | 2:30pm | $21+ | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland | choralart.org/Events/bach-stmatthewpassion/

Les Filles De Illighadad | “There and Back Again Tour with Sha Ray and Pink Navel | 8pm | $15-$18 | SPACE, 538 Congress| Info at space538.org/events/

APRIL 12

Alash Ensemble | Part 1; Part 2 April 7 | $20-$25 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows

J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion | PSO with ChoralArt Singers | 7:30pm | $21+ | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland | choralart.org/Events/bach-stmatthewpassion/

APRIL 15

Denny Breau | Acoustic Folk/Blues/Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

THEATER

MARCH 30

“I and You” | $20+, On Demand $25 | Thru April 17 | Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave | Info, tickets at portlandstage.org

“Desperate Measures” | Maine premiere thru April 24 | $32+ | Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | Info, tickets: goodtheater.com/shows.html

APRIL 1

“Reefer Madness the Musical” | Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm thru April 17 | $22 | The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd, South Portland | portlandplayers.org/events

APRIL 3

Bread & Puppet Theater’s “Finished Waiting” | 7-8:30pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/651180/#

APRIL 7

“Disaster!” | Musical comedy running thru April 17 | $17-$20 | L/A Community Little Theatre, 30 Academy St, Auburn | More info at laclt.com/

APRIL 10

Tophat Production’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” | David Worobec’s operatic miniature stage production | 5:15pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 20 Mayo St, Portland | Info at
tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/653071/

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 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

APRIL 2

International Slow Art Day | Look with attention and intention | Free | PMA, 7 Congress St | Learn more and register, bit.ly/3qzcQZc

ONGOING

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

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

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “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