Anna Cowley Ford, “Suet Head,” suet bird seed
Anna Cowley Ford's “Suet Head” is part of the Maine College of Art & Design MFA Graduates’ Thesis Exhibition. See Visual Arts listings for link to more info.
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BENEFITS

MAY 26

Riverton Trolley Park Mountain Bike Party and Fundraiser for a biking skills park and flow trail | 4:30-7pm | Hosted by Portland Parks Conservancy and Battery Steele Brewing, 1 Industrial Way, Portland | portlandparksconservancy.org/events

MAY 28

Gala Concert of Celtic Music to benefit Ukraine | $30 | To purchase tickets email [email protected], or call 688-4504 | The Music Loft at Linden Lea, 655 Elmwood Rd, Pownal | For parking, raffle items and other info, visit facebook.com/lindenleapownal

MAY 30

In-Person Snowy Egret 5K | Fundraiser for Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center | $25 | 7am registration, 9am race | For more info visit runsignup.com/Race/ME/Scarborough/snowyegret5k

MAY 31

Ready or Not: Fundraiser & Album Release Party | In support of Palaver Strings artistic & educational mission | 6-8pm | $50 | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | palaverstrings.org/events/readyornotfundraiser

JUNE 2

Mosaic Humanitarian Awards and Gala | Spurwink benefit event | 5-8pm | Thompson’s Point, Portland | Info at spurwink.org/event/2022-humanitarian-awards/

JUNE 6

Maine Realtors’ Diaper Drive June 6-8 | Statewide donation sites | For details visit mainerealtors.com

JUNE 8

Greely Middle School Chorus presents a fundraiser for The Trevor Project | 6:30pm | Donations via cash or check made to GMS with “Trevor Project” in memo line | Greely Center for the Arts, Greely High School, 303 Main St, Cumberland

COMEDY

JUNE 3

An Evening with Randy Judkins, Character Comedian, Laughmeister, and True Mainiac | 7:30pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/679030/

FAIRS, MARKETS

Farmers Markets | Cumberland: Sat. 10am-1pm 190 Tuttle Rd | Falmouth: Wed. 10am-1pm, 22 Hat Trick Drive | Thru end of Oct. | cumberlandfalmouthfarmmarket.com/

JUNE 5

Congress Square Market | Local makers and artists, along with food | 11am-3pm | Congress Square Park, corner High/Congress streets

FILM

MAY 25

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour (Night 2) | 7pm | $21-$24 | State Theatre, 609 Congress St, Portland | statetheatreportland.com/

“Hello, Bookstore” | Documentary Series | Thru May 28 | Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St, Fort Andross, Brunswick | $10 | explorefrontier.com/event/hello-bookstore/

MAY 26

“Il Buco” | True story of the discovery of the Bifurto Abyss | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/il-buco-2022/

MAY 29

Silent (Movie) Sundays: “Modern Times” | Shown by Kinonik on 16mm film | 8-9:30pm | Congress Square Park, corner High/Congress streets

MAY 31

“Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/event/freakscene-story-of-dinosaur-jr-2022/

JUNE 3

“New York Ninja” followed by Q&A | 7pm | $8 | The Apohadian Theater, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com/

JUNE 6

“Le Grand Jack (Jack Kerouac’s Road)” Documentary screening and Q&A | 6-8pm | Franco-American Collection, 51 Westminster St, Lewiston | Info: bit.ly/3LsCLcI

Tony and Karen Montanaro in Act II of the Portland Ballet’s Coppélia, 1988 by CC Church
“Tony Montanaro, A Love Story” is a one-woman multi-media performance at Mayo Street Arts happening on Saturday, June 4. For link to more info, see Theater listings. Photo: Tony and Karen Montanaro in Act II of the Portland Ballet’s Coppélia, 1988 by CC Church

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

MAY 25

PFAS Contamination in Maine Lands and Waters | Virtual panel discussion with Kevin Miller | 5:30-7pm | PPL Zoom event | portlandlibrary.com/events/sustainability-series-pfas/

MAY 26

Saving Money and the Planet: Climate Action at Home | Maine Climate Action Webinar Series with Maine Audubon and GrowSmart | 12pm | Free | maineaudubon.org/news/events/climate-action-home/

For Peat’s Sake: Alternatives to Using Peat in the Garden with Barbara Dee | Presented by Cape Elizabeth Garden Club | 6:30-8pm | Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | bit.ly/3FISe7k

Nelson Social Justice Lecture with Steve Locke | 6-7pm | Free, in-person | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | bit.ly/39hNLMr

MAY 27

“The Art of Politics” | Angus King lecture presented by Free(port) Speech | Doors open 6:30pm with musical performance | 7pm lecture | $25, proceeds benefit the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main, Freeport | bit.ly/3yyKbIo

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

Gilsland Farm Bird Walks with Doug Hitchcox | 7-9am every Thurs thru Oct. | Free, no registration | Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | maineaudubon.org/news/events/gilsland-farm-bird-walks-767/

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

Technology Tutoring | One-on-one tutoring for all levels, 30 minutes of free computer assistance | Wednesdays 2:30-4pm | Advance registration, call 871-1700 x725 | More info: Portland Public Library, portlandlibrary.com/events

Tuition-Free Online Classes offered by New Ventures Maine in partnership with Empowered by GoDaddy | Online, On-Demand, no charge | newventuresmaine.org/

HEALTH/SUPPORT

MAY 25

“What is Ageism?” | Mary Lou Ciolfi, JD, MS discusses ageism in our culture | Virtual event hosted by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford | 1pm | Free | For more info and to register, visit mcarthurlibrary.org/

MAY 26

Prevention, Intervention and Treatment of the Painful Hand | Paul Abbey | Free and open to the public | 1pm, registration required | Lunt Auditorium at OceanView, 74 Lunt Rd, Falmouth | bit.ly/3Plzjnd

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

Weekly Guided Meditations and Dharma Talks | Nagaloka Buddhist Center, 1 Forest Ave, Portland | Schedules at nagalokabuddhistcenter.org/

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

T’ai Chi | Free Tai Chi / Qigong classes in Congress Square Park May thru Sept | Tues 9:15-10:15am, Wed 10-11am | Corner Congress and High Streets |
congresssquarepark.org/

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) | Meets Thursdays 5:30pm | Christchurch, 1900 Congress St | First meeting is free, $49 annual | FMI: (207) 232-2781 or tops.org/

LITERARY ARTS

MAY 25

Young Writers & Leaders Book Launch & Reading | Presented by The Telling Room | 4:30-6pm | Free | Bernard Osher Auditorium, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | tellingroom.org/upcoming-events/ywl-book-lauch-22

MAY 26

“Breaking Bread: Essays on New England Food, Hunger, and Family” | Book discussion hosted by Print: A Bookstore | 7-8pm | Bunker Brewing, 17 Westfield St | bit.ly/3M8lVB9

Virtual Reading, Author Talk with Ron Currie, Jr. | Presented by Franco-American Collection and USM | 5:30-6:30pm | Info and Zoom link: bit.ly/3w6oiyy

“ABA Field Guide to the Birds of Maine” book release | Nick Lund | 5pm | Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth

JUNE 2

Cate Marvin’s “Event Horizon” book launch | Co-presented by MWPA | 7pm | Free | SPACE, 538 Congress | RSVP at space538.org/event/event-horizon-book-launch-2022/

ONGOING

Poetry Across: Maya Williams & Brooke Bolduc | Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm | Portland Public Library Virtual event | portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

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

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

Maine Jewish Museum | 267 Congress | Exhibitions: M. Annenberg “News/Not News”; Missy Asen “The Good Life”; Smith Galtney “Dream Sequence” | 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/

MAY 25

Iceage with Wiki | 8pm | $20-$23 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/events/

Irish Night at Blue, Irish Session | 7:30-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

PMC spring recital celebration | 5:30-7pm | Palaver Strings | First Parish Church, 425 Congress, Portland | palaverstrings.org/events/pmc-winter-recital-celebration-wy2fx

Lisa/Liza, Hannah Frances, Michael Cormier | 8pm | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com/

MAY 26

Sylvan Esso | State Theatre Concert Series | 7pm | $40-$45 | Thompson’s Point | statetheatreportland.com/events/sylvan-esso/

Portland Jazz Orchestra | 8pm | $7 | One Longfellow Square, 282 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

April Keez, Frank Fotusky, KF3 – Vibing on a Thursday | 5-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Sean Britt | Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 27

Tom Pirozzoli in Concert | 7pm | $18-$21 | Kids $10-$12 | St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/

The Strangely Possibles, Simplexity | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Jud Caswell & Lisa Redfern | Folk | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Eliot Cardinaux Band | Dimensions in Jazz | 8-9pm | $5-$20 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

MAY 28

Anthoney Crescente Quartet, Comrade Question, Ed Mitchell | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

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

Ketchup & Minivan | 8pm | $10-$12 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/ketchup-minivan/

MAY 29

Mess Esque with Chris Brokaw | 8pm | $12-$15 | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/event/mess-esque-with-chris-brokaw-2022/

Winners Recital: Ocy L. Downs Piano Competition | 4-5pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

MAY 30

Brian Dewan | “Songs of the Patrons of Husbandry” and “Songs of Land and Sea” | 3pm | Free | Fort Allen Park Bandstand, Eastern Prom | If inclement, venue will be St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland

JUNE 1

A Night of Spirituals | Mike Effenberger and Stu Dias, voice and piano | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, corner High/Congress streets | Visit congresssquarepark.org/

JUNE 2

The Virtuosa of Venice | Portland Bach Experience | Cramer Trio | 7-8:30pm | $65 | Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St | portlandbachexperience.com/events

Peter Mulvey w/ Dietrich Strause | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Square, 282 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

JUNE 3

Lucy Kaplansky | 8pm | $20-$25 | One Longfellow Square, 282 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Anni Clark | Folk, Blues, Pop | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

JUNE 4

Primitive Man with Mortiferum, Jarhead, Fertilizer, Body Void, Elizabeth Colour Wheel | 7:30pm | $16-$20 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/events

Livingston Taylor w/ Chelsea Berry | 8pm | $45-$55 | One Longfellow Square, 282 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

The Collins Band | Blues and Americana | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Mayo Street Arts Lifts Up Portland! | Celebrating the launch of Mayo Street Arts’ accessibility lift | 11:15am | Pizza party with live music | Free | 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/706485/

THEATER

“Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties” by Jen Silverman | 7:30pm, 5pm Sundays | Thru May 29 | Pay what you decide | Mad Horse Theatre, 24 Mosher St, South Portland | madhorse.com/

MAY 20

King Friday’s Dungeon Puppet Slam | May 20 & 21 | 7:30pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/680233/

Cougars Prowl the Prom Burlesque | Dress to kill, come to dance, and bring a prom dress to donate to The Maine Event Prom Project charity | $13 | 7:30pm-1am | Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress | More information at bit.ly/3woGQcl

June 3

“Shrek The Musical” | Thru June 19 | $19 and up | Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer, South Portland | Info, tickets at lyricmusictheater.org/

JUNE 4

“Caravan of Dreams” | Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble | World-premiere fantasy about a girl who must save her city | Thru June 26 | $5-$25 | Desert of Maine, 95 Desert Rd, Freeport | ziggurattheatre.org/news

Tony Montanaro, A Love Story | One-woman multi-media show | 7-8:30pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/679047/#

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

Experiments in Watercolor: Diversity in Luminosity | 7 Maine artists | Thru May 28 | Union of Maine Visual Artists, 516 Congress St | theumva.org/exhibit-experiments-in-watercolor-diversity-in-luminosity

MAY 26

Artist Talk – Michael Droge & Beth Orcutt | 6:30-7:30pm | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland  | covestreetarts.com/events-1

Down North Artist Talk: Christopher Carroll on “Viridis Genii” and Plant Autonomy | 2-3pm in “The North Atlantic Triennial” exhibition | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress St | Register: bit.ly/3wqIiLp

Opening Reception: MFA Thesis Exhibition for MECA&D graduates | 5pm | Show runs thru June 17 | ICA at MECA&D, 522 Congress, Portland | meca.edu/article/50747/

MAY 27

Tom Pirozzoli Art Exhibit | 5pm | Free and open to public | Followed by concert 7pm | $18-$21 | Kids $10-$12 | St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/

JUNE 1

Works in Watercolor by Randy Eckard | Thru June 29 | Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St, Portland | 10am-5pm daily | richardboydartgallery.com

JUNE 3

Cole Caswell and Carol Eisenberg | Conversation with the artists, demo, music | 5-8pm | Exhibition thru June 25 | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/eisenberg-caswell

Museum of Beadwork Sneak Peek Exhibition | 5-8pm | Hosted by Caravan Beads, 915 Forest Ave | museumofbeadwork.org/

“Forewords, Afterwords & Editorials” | Collage & Assemblage by Gregg Harper | Fri 5-9pm | Thru June 9 | Mechanics’ Hall, Chalkboard Gallery, 519 Congress | More info and hours: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

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 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | “Light and Lens” thru June 4 | covestreetarts.com/exhibitions

Elizabeth Moss Galleries | 100 Fore St, Portland | 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

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St, A3, Portland | Works by Carol Eisenberg and Cole Caswell on view thru June 25 | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

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

Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery | 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