The Strangely Possibles, a funky Portland-based rock-folk band, is slated to appear live at Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport on Friday, April 9, at 7 p.m. For more info and event link, see Music listings.
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BENEFITS

APRIL 1-30

Walk/Run for Autism | “Be a Hero” virtual campaign for Autism Society Maine | For more info on ASM, visit asmonline.org/ | to register for the event: classy.org/event/be-a-hero-walk-run-for-autism/e322249

APRIL 3

PortFringe: POP-UP Inferno Live Watch Party | Fundraising event for Maine’s Fringe Festival | 7pm | $15 | More info and tickets at portfringe.com

DANCE

APRIL 1 

The Discussion: Chapter 1 | Kea Tesseyman Dance Company | 7:30pm | Information at bit.ly/2PzRmfb | View on Camden Opera House’s Facebook page: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

APRIL 3

Portland Ballet, “Four Seasons” | Live at Westbrook Performing Arts Center | 471 Stroudwater St, Westbrook | Face masks, ushered seats | 2pm | $10, or $35 supporting donation | For more info and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/3suqJHc

FILM

Local virtual film venues: Portland Museum of Art: portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings | Frontier, Brunswick: explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema | The Apohadion:
theapohadiontheater.com/

APRIL 4

“The Euphoria of Being” | Co-sponsored by the JCA | Choreographer Rita Szabo and Auschwitz survivor and dancer Eva Fahidi pair up to tell Fahidi’s story | Free | Through April 7 | For more information and to register: mjff.org/film/the-euphoria-of-being-april-4-7//

“You Only Die Twice” | Documentary detective thriller co-sponsored by the JCA | Free | Through April 7 | Live discussion with director Yair Lev, April 6, 2pm | For more information and to register: mjff.org/film/you-only-die-twice-april-4-7/

ONGOING

Maine Coast Harvest | Short documentaries highlighting the stories of Maine’s sea farmers | mainecoastharvest.com/the-films | Free streaming

“The Hermit,” North Pond Hermit documentary | free stream on Vimeo:
vimeo.com/406217619

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

APRIL 1

Birding Basics: Bird Behavior | 7-8:30pm | Maine Audubon | Free for members | $7 public | Info and registration: bit.ly/3eSHZSd

Mortality and Memorialization in Portland at the Time of Statehood | Talk with Ron Romano, local cemetery historian and writer | 6-7pm | Free to the public via Zoom | More info and to register, mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

APRIL 6

Songwriting Workshop with Jud Caswell | Thomas Memorial Library via Zoom | Every first Tuesday at 6:30pm | All levels welcome | Registration closes noon on day-of | More info at bit.ly/3r8moIh

Offshore Wind Energy and Birds | 4-part weekly series hosted by Maine Audubon | 12:30pm | Free | Info and registration: bit.ly/2PsBBqe

APRIL 8

“The Village Blacksmith” | Book talk with John Babin | Learn the story of Longfellow’s inspiration for his poems | Maine Historical Society | Free, open to the public | Registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Restoring Common Loons to Southern New England with Lucas Savoy, wildlife research biologist | Hosted by Camden Library together with Coastal Mountains Land Trust | 6-7pm | More information and to request Zoom link, bit.ly/31kOgy4

Virtual Acadia National Park Tour | Free | 4-4:45pm | REGISTER BY APRIL 2 for Zoom link | Umaine Extension | extension.umaine.edu/register/product/virtual-acadia-national-park-tour/

APRIL 12

“Fighting Time” | A talk with Isaac Knapper and Amy Banks about where Maine fit in the dialogue about systemic racism and justice | Hosted by MHS’s Steve Bromage | 6-7pm | Free, open to the public | For more info and to register: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

APRIL 14

Talking Trash | Community conversation on what happens to what you throw away | Thomas Memorial Library with ecomaine and the Cape Elizabeth Recycling Committee | 7pm | Register to receive link: thomasmemoriallibrary.org/community-conversation-
talking-trash/

Rehab Lab: Tips for Spring Old House Maintenance | with Jonathan Hall of Maine Preservation | 4-5pm | For more information and to register: bit.ly/31ie3XR

ONGOING

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Portland Chapter | First Saturday of every month | 9-10:30am | Free | email to receive link: portlandme@citizensclimatelobby.org |
To learn more, visit citizensclimatelobbymaine.weebly.com/ | 415-6556

OUT Maine Emerging Leaders | Online LGBTQ+ group for young adults, 18-22 | Free | Every other Monday 2:30-3:30pm | Registration: bit.ly/3hRxlJw

OUT Maine Youth Programs | Online LGBTQ+ groups and programs for ages 11-22 | Free | Info at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs

HEALTH/SUPPORT

Virtual Rainbow Ball | Out Maine connects queer artists with LGBTQ+ teens | Workshops, shows, exhibits | March 10 thru Mid-May | Free, ages 13-17 | Information and sign-up at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs/virtual-rb

MARCH 31

Read Your Mind: The Last True Poets of the Sea | Julia Drake | Zoom webinar for teens, discussing anxiety, depression, self-harm and other mental health topics | Portland Public Library partnering with NAMI Maine | 12-1pm | portlandlibrary.com/events/read-your-mind-ceylan-scott-julia-drake/

ONGOING

Relation-Ship-It book group for teens, discussing LGBTQ relationships through YA fiction | Portland and Lewiston Libraries in partnership with SARSSM and TTD | For info visit: portlandlibrary.com/series/relation-ship-it-teen-book-group/

Fresh Air Yoga in Payson Park | Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm | $7.50-$10 | Masks required | Must pre-register | ashleyflowersyoga.com/schedule/outdoor-yoga/

Trans Youth Support Group | Ages 12-17 | 2nd, 4th Tuesdays | Free | 5-6pm | Sign up at outmaine.org/programs/youth-programs/trans-youth

Cultivating Mindfulness | Meditation and discussion with Anne Gosling | Fridays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/

Remote Support Groups, Mon-Thurs, hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | For info and schedules visit namimaine.org/remotesupportgroups

Hibernating in Harmony: Deepening your Relationship with Nature during a Pandemic Winter | Corie Washow | Thursdays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | Register: bit.ly/2MCHakn

Recovery Yoga | SeaChange Yoga | for people in recovery from substance use disorder | Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:20pm | Free | seachangeyoga.org/recovery-yoga

Chair Yoga with Martha Williams | Thomas Memorial Library Zoom | 2nd Wednesday of the month | 11:30am-12:30pm | More info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/chair-yoga-3/

LITERARY ARTS

Mad Horse Theatre presents “Judas and Suicide:” Virtual theater with Maya Williams performing her poems and discussing suicidality and mental health, 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 2. For event link, see Theater listings.

MARCH 31

“The Clock Tells the Hour” | A performance after a year of pandemic, co-hosted by Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and Space | 12 writers and artists tell time in their own ways | 7-8pm | Sliding scale, $8 | Details at mainewriters.org/calendar/clock

APRIL 1

“The Yellow Bird Sings” | Book talk with Jennifer Rosner | JCA of Southern Maine | 7pm | Advance registration required by Mar. 31 | Info, registration bit.ly/3eTVUaP

The Telling Room’s Young Writers & Leaders Live Reading | True stories about what it’s been like to be a teenager living through 2020 | 4:30-6pm | Info and Zoom link: tellingroom.org/events

APRIL 2

“Terror to the Wicked” America’s First Trial by Jury That Ended a War and Helped to Form a Nation | Tobey Pearl talks with Matthew Pearl | Print: A Bookshop | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/pearl

APRIL 6

“Finding Freedom” | Erin French discusses her memoir with Ina Garten and Lidey Heuck | Print: A Bookshop | 7-8pm | Book purchase required, includes signed copy and access code | More information at printbookstore.com/event/french

APRIL 9

“Wait: Poems from the Pandemic” | Panel discussion | 7pm | Information at printbookstore.com/event/wait

APRIL 11

“The SS Officer’s Armchair” Uncovering the Hidden life of a Nazi | Author talk with Daniel Lee | JCA’s Book Festival in Your Living Room | 2pm | Free / $35 with book | bit.ly/3cjcf7h

ONGOING

Be a part of Maine history by contributing your story of life during COVID-19 to the Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Network | Details and guidelines for story submission on mainememory.net/mymainestories.

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 Jewish Museum | Through May 7 | “The Past is Present” Gerry Holzman; “Falling into Place” Penelope Jones; “Meeting Hall Maine” Michelle Hauser | 267 Congress St., Portland  | Open 12-4pm, Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri | mainejewishmuseum.org/

MUSIC

VentiCordi | Winds and Strings | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through Mar. 31 | Visit bit.ly/3k2lued

Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Tribute | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10 | Through April 2 | More information at portlandsymphony.org/event/satchmo-the-louis-armstrong-tribute/

Spotlight Series: Montgomery – Rhapsody No. 1 | Portland Chamber Music Festival | Past performance video with conversation between Jessie Montgomery and Susie Park | Free | pcmf.org/2021-3-1

Spotlight Series: Luggins-Hull – Homeland | Portland Chamber Music Festival | Past performance video with conversation between Allison Loggins-Hull and Alex Sopp | Free | pcmf.org/2021-3-10

Charles Dimmick plays Mozart | Portland Symphony Orchestra digital concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10  | Through April 23 | portlandsymphony.org/event/charles-dimmick-plays-mozart/

Hope and Consolation | ChoralART spring concert | Free | Through April 21 | View at choralart.org/Events/hope-and-consolation/

MARCH 31

Luna Colt | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | facebook.com/portcityblue

APRIL 1

Lydia Forbes and Chiharu Naruse | Violin and piano | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through April 14 | Visit: bit.ly/3vFILb9

Hippo Campus | State Theatre | Livestream | $15-$25 | 9pm | All ages |
statetheatreportland.com/events/hippo-campus-1/

Titus Abbott | Saxophone, Clarinet | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through April 14 | Visit bit.ly/3cQP4A5

Natalie Mishell | Presented by the Maine Music Project together with Blue | 7pm | Info at portcityblue.com/events/the-maine-music-project-presents-natalie-mishell/

APRIL 2

Sound Check: Jud Caswell | Camden Opera House | 7:30pm | Donations to Community Arts Fund appreciated | 7:30pm | Free on Facebook: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

Heather Pierson | Multi-genre singer/songwriter | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Tom DiMenna | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | portcityblue.com/events/tom-dimenna-out-of-the-blue-livestream-series/

APRIL 3

The Finestkind Country Band | Country/Blues/Honky-Tonk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Hippo Campus | State Theatre | Livestream | $15-$25 | 9pm | All ages |
statetheatreportland.com/events/hippo-campus-2

APRIL 8

Metamorphosis Part 1 | Strauss and Schoenberg | Palaver Strings | 7-8pm | More info at palaverstrings.org/events/rockport-music-1

One Night of globalFEST | Hosted by Portland Ovations and the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center | 7pm Livestream followed by artist Q&A | $10+ | Ticket good for viewing through April 11 | Information: portlandovations.org/event/one-night-of-globalfest/

APRIL 9

Sound Check: Mark Tipton Trio | Jazz livestream | Camden Opera House | 7:30pm | Donations to Community Arts Fund appreciated | 7:30pm | Free | facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

The Strangely Possibles | Funky Psychedelic Rock-Folk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $30 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 10

Sean Mencher | Electric solo guitar | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook |
cadenzafreeport.com

APRIL 11

Andrew Bird’s Performance Now with Jimbo Mathus | State Theatre | Livestream | $20-$40 | 8pm | All ages | statetheatreportland.com/events/andrew-bird/

Portland Rossini Club 150th season concert | 3-4pm | Zoom | pre-registration required | Information at bit.ly/3rhhZmc

ONGOING

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

Irish Night at Blue Virtual Concert Series | Wednesdays 8pm on Facebook | bit.ly/2Ebi60a for info and schedule.

Auburn UU Open Mic and Poetry Slam | 7:30pm, second Friday of the month | The Pleasant Note Coffeehouse | Zoom link at facebook.com/auburnuu

THEATER

“Who Killed Zolan Mize?” | Through April 3 | Interactive detective mystery with viewer participation and post-show talk | Penobscot Theater | 207-942-3333 | $40/household | for more information, tickets, visit penobscottheatre.org/show/zolan-mize/

“The Impresario” | Enigma Chamber Opera (Boston, Scotland) presents Shakespeare’s light opera reset in the COVID era | Free on Youtube: bit.ly/3cauTOM

APRIL 2

Yarns, Truths & Tales: An evening of storytelling, directed by Kate Mellitz | April 2-4 | May not be suitable for young audiences | Royal River Community Players | Watch for details: royalrivercommunityplayers.com/

Judas and Suicide | Virtual theater: Maya Williams performs her poems and discusses suicidality and mental health | 7:30pm | By donation | Mad Horse Theatre Company | madhorse.com/virtual-events

APRIL 3

Jesus Christ Superstar Livestream | Miniature theater production with classically-trained opera singer David Worobec | Presented by Mayo Street Arts and Tophat Miniature Stage | 7pm | Free, but donations appreciated | For more information visit bit.ly/3rVJ67v

APRIL 6

Dog Operas: Tosca the Ball | Reimagined tails of love and heartbreak made for and by dogs | Appropriate for all household members, cats welcome | More information and tickets: penobscottheatre.org/show/the-dog-operas/

APRIL 8

“Wrong Turn at Romance” by Alice Holton | Through April 24 | Fri/Sat 7:30pm | Sat. matinee 2pm | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Reservations at 207-747-5434 | Masks required | Visit thefootlightstheatre.com

“East End in Bloom” is a fabric flower installation by Nina Naylor and community volunteers on the fence of the East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland, through May.

VISUAL ARTS

APRIL 1

Opening Reception: Patt Franklin – Paintings | 1-4pm | Masks and social distancing required, 15 person max at a time | Mayo Street Arts Pop-Up Gallery | 67 Washington Ave | Wed-Sat 12-5pm | Through April 24 | bit.ly/3bZ5Y0k

“Works on Paper” annual exhibit of paintings and drawings | Through April 29 Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-3pm | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

APRIL 8

Lunchtime artist panel discussion of “Sorry We Missed You” 2020 MFA thesis exhibition | 12-1pm | Visit for more info: meca.edu/about/institute-of-contemporary-art/currently-on-view/

ONGOING

“East End in Bloom” | Fabric flower installation by Nina Naylor and community volunteers | East End Community School fence | 195 North St., Portland | On display through May.

“Sorry We Missed You” 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition | Through April 30 | Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | bit.ly/3qZEPi7

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Works on Paper” annual exhibit of paintings and drawings | Through April 29 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-3pm | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | Face masks required | “Abstract Nature” through April 24 | covestreetarts.com

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | greenhutgalleries.com

“Missing Maine Landscapes” | Work by 17 UMVA artists | Virtual showing | umvagallery.wixsite.com/exhibits | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | info: umvagallery@gmail.com

2020 Vision: Past, Present & Future | Artists’ interpretations of a moment in Maine’s history | On view: creativeportland.com/2020vision | through April 15, 2021.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | “MMPA Antidote,” mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org, featuring Maine art and artists | updated regularly with interviews and Q&As.

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX