Portland Bike Party
Portland Bike Party, a monthly social bike ride, meets the 2nd Friday of every month in locations around Portland. Rides are 5-10 miles at a slow, friendly pace; no cost to join in. This month, meet on Friday, March 11, 7 p.m., at Fort Sumner Park. For more information and to sign up for updates, visit portlandbikeparty.com
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BENEFITS

MARCH 11

Acorn Productions Stage Reading & Silent Auction | Annual fundraiser | 7pm | $35 | 21+ | Three of Strong Spirits, 35B Diamond St, Portland | More information and tickets, bit.ly/3HPQiJw

MARCH 12

UUCB Concerts for a Cause | Pretty Girls Sing Soprano | Benefit for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project | 7:30pm | $5-$15 | Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St, Brunswick | ticketstripe.com/prettygirls

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

DANCE

MARCH 19

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

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 9

“Flower Punk” | Short documentary about Azuma Makoto’s floral sculptures | Free | Hourly showings most days thru March 13 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | Mask/vax | portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/flower-punk

MARCH 11

Heather Booth: Changing the World | Free film streaming thru March 13, with live discussion on the 13th | Presented by MJFF with the JCA | More info at mjff.org/culture/heather-booth-changing-the-world/

MARCH 12

2022 MFA Film Challenge by the Maine Film Association | 7pm | SPACE, 538 Congress Street, Portland | $7 SPACE or MFA Members; $9 general public | mainefilm.org/2022wfc-space/

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

MARCH 9

Preserving Holocaust History | Collecting Artifacts and Researching Fates | 12-1pm | Live virtual program by US Holocaust Memorial Museum | bit.ly/3LH8mZC

A Festival of Gothic Romance | Opera Maine discusses how 2 very different composers approach tales of the supernatural | 6-7:30pm | Portland Public Library Zoom event | More info and link at bit.ly/3IyDQPH

MARCH 10

Maine Media Lecture: The Physics of Lighting – Understanding the Principles of Reflection | 1-2pm | Free/donation | Registration at mainemedia.edu/events/lectures/

MARCH 12

Winter Pruning Workshop | 1-3pm | $36 | Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | bit.ly/3Il9wYq

MARCH 14

Northern Threads Exhibition Opening – Member Exclusive | 5-7pm | Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress | Opens to general public March 16 | Membership starts at $25/student | For program and membership information visit mainehistory.org/

MARCH 15

Birding Basics: Tools of the Trade | Thru April 5 | 6:30-7:30pm | Free | Register: maineaudubon.org/news/events/birding-basics-id/

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

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 14

Better Health Now with Diabetes | Healthy Living for ME workshop | 4-5pm, online, thru April 18 | Free | For more info and to register, visit healthylivingforme.org/Classes/Register/781

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

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 11

“A Far Wilder Magic” | Allison Saft | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | Visit bit.ly/3ITtREH

MARCH 12

The Power of the Small Press | Publishing panel presentation by MWPA | Zoom | 10-11:30am | $5 admission / Free for members | bit.ly/3vNj2QS

“Grandma’s Chocolate – El Chocolate de Abuelita” | Story reading and Mexican hot chocolate | Part of the Freeport Chocolate Festival  | 10-11am | Free | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main, Freeport | bit.ly/3HXxhVK

MARCH 13

Wordplay: Poems with a sense of humor | David Jewell and Meg Weston | 4-5:30pm | The Poets Corner Zoom event | Info and registration: bit.ly/3Il628i

MARCH 14

“The World Cannot Give” | Tara Isabella Burton and Rachel Syme | 7pm | Print: A Bookstore Zoom event | Visit bit.ly/3HUUbge

MARCH 15

Page to Stage: “I and You” | Portland Public Library  bookclub-like chat with the Portland Stage | 6-7pm | More info at bit.ly/33QvWC2

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

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 9

Djembe Drum Workshop with Master Drummer Namory Keita | 5:30-7pm | $5-$25 | Indigo Arts Alliance, 60 Cove St, Portland | bit.ly/33Sj8Lt

MARCH 10

Lurrie Bell w/the Blues Prophets | $25-$30 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Contrails, Cumberland Crossing | 5-11:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MARCH 11

Josephine County | $20-$25 | 7pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Mike Stackhouse | Americana | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St |
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Slaythoven b2b Yung Abner, Sillysounds, Crum & CARLOS! | EDM Dance Party / Art Fair / 21+ | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St | 7pm | $15

Matt Meyer, Diaspora Radio, el malo | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Büzêm, Cuse Me, KØVVNS, La Bruja Maldita– ceremonial meditations | 8pm | $5-$10 | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St | theapohadiontheater.com | Mask/Vax

MARCH 12

Anni Clark | Folk/Blues/Pop | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  |
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The Bridgewalkers | Live from Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main, Freeport | 7-8:30pm | $5-$15 | bit.ly/3hgshQQ

Bellows, Felt Star, Hour | 8pm | $10 | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St | Mask/Vax | theapohadiontheater.com

Carl Dimow Quartet, Titus Abbott Collective, Bailey Giles Quartet | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MARCH 13

Troy R. Bennett, Travis Cote | Afternoon of Celtic Pub Songs & Singalongs | 4pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot | cadenzafreeport.com

Lullaby Celebration Concert | 7-8pm | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | Free, open to the public | More info at bit.ly/3pKZR6k

Michael Beling, Barry Saunders Duo, Katie Daggett, Ed Desjardins | 5-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MARCH 14

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

MARCH 15

Hunter Lefebvre Trio, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.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/

MARCH 20

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

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

MARCH 23

Mantra Sounds, Yung Abner, bb-808, & Ryloclip | EDM Dance Party / 21+ | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St | 8pm | $10

THEATER

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

“Urinetown” | Thru March 12 | Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 37 College Ave | Pay what you will | Mask/Vax | Streaming available | bit.ly/3CEv6DX

“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

MARCH 9

“Wig in a Box” | A Conversation on the Performance of Gender | Virtual Artist Roundtable with John Cameron Mitchell | 7pm | Free | Join Zoom or watch live on Facebook | bit.ly/3By2TzE

MARCH 10

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

MARCH 11

Seanachie Night | Irish Tales of Magic, Mischief, Music | 7-8:30pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/643851/

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

“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 12

Milo the Magnificent | Puppet performance about an aspiring magician | 7-8:15pm | $10-$27 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/649222/

MARCH 18

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

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 13

The Homecoming: An Odyssey Collective Open Studio | 1:30-3pm | Mad Horse Theatre, 24 Mosher St, South Portland | Free, but space is limited | RSVP at bit.ly/3trDoML

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/

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