BENEFIT: On Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., pianist and composer Paul Sullivan will perform a mix of original music, Chopin, and favorites from the American Songbook as a benefit for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project. See listing under Benefits for link to more info.
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BENEFITS

MAY 6-7

Fabric Fair | Fundraiser for Salvation Army programs and services, by the Women’s Auxiliary | May 6, 9am-2pm; May 7, 9-11:30am | Amvets Hall, 148 North Road, Yarmouth | To donate, call 883-3011, 883-9780, 854-0042.

MAY 12

Schooner Fare Fundraiser Concert for Maine Irish Heritage Center, Corner of Gray & State Streets | $45-$50 | Doors 6:30pm | maineirish.com/

MAY 14

UUCB Concerts for a Cause | Paul Sullivan, pianist | Fundraiser for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project | 7:30pm | $10-25 | Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St, Brunswick | ticketstripe.com/sullivanjazz

COMEDY

MAY 16

Hey Party People! | New Sketch Comedy Show | 7pm | $10-$12 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/hey-party-people/

MAY 17

Couch to Mic Comedy Show | 7pm | $12-$15 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/couch-to-mic-comedy-show/

DANCE

MAY 6

“Flowers & Ashes: A Modern Greek Romance” | Vivid Motion | Thru May 15 | $5-$20 | vividmotion.org/2022

MAY 7

Lindsey Bourassa Flamenco Student Showcase | 3-5:15pm | $15-$18 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | Join the waitlist: tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts

MAY 18

Riley Watts: “Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse” | Debut performance of the little house company | 7:30pm followed by reception | Performances thru May 20 | $30+ | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress Street, Portland | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

FILM

MAY 4

Israel Independence Day Virtual Film Festival | Thru May 9 | Presented by JCA and MJFF | More information at bit.ly/3uWlG4C

MAY 6

“Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” | Movie Night at Congress Square Park, corner Congress and High St | 8-9:30pm | bit.ly/3L8dsgv

MAY 8

“Jane by Charlotte” | 7pm | $9 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/events/

MAY 9

“West Side Story” | Monday Movie Matinee at Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd | 1:30pm | Registration required | Info at bit.ly/3LaiM3c

MAY 13

“The Tale of King Crab” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress | Register at space538.org/event/tale-of-king-crab/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

MAY 4

Connecting Women to Construction Careers | Free workshop by New Ventures Maine | 6-7:30pm | Info at newventuresmaine.org/programs/build-your-career/

Virtual Artist Conversation with Samuel James & Judith Casselberry | 12-1pm | Free, RSVP | Portland Ovations | bit.ly/3vJFrwS

MAY 7

“The Past, Present and Future of Portland’s Western Cemetery” | 75-minute guided tour | 3pm | Meet at pedestrian entry: Vaughan St at Clifford | Free | Email: [email protected]

“The Patchwork of Parenthood” | An evening of stories presented by Maine State Breastfeeding Coalition | 7-9pm | $20 | Venue: One Longfellow Square, 282 State St | More info and tickets at bit.ly/37vhjGb

Mann Cemetery Walking Tour with John Mann | 9-10:30am | $6-$12 | Freeport Historical Society | Lower Flying Point Rd, Freeport | More information at freeporthistoricalsociety.org/elementor-3451/

MAY 9

Amphibian Program in Robinson Woods | 7-9pm | $6-$9 | Cape Elizabeth Land Trust | Meet at Robinson Woods Kiosk | Limited openings | Info and registration at bit.ly/3Krwv4n

MAY 12

Medicinal Herb Walk in Robinson Woods | 6-7:30pm | $6-$9 | Cape Elizabeth Land Trust | Meet at Robinson Woods Kiosk | Limited openings | More info and registration at bit.ly/3F7ZUja

MAY 14

Artist Talk and Counternarratives Workshop with Alexandra Bell | Indigo Arts Alliance Artist in Residence | 12pm | Indigo Arts Alliance, 60 Cove St, Portland | Mask/vax | bit.ly/3MAsw75

MAY 16

We’re Bringing Safety Back: Spring Biking Webinar | 12-1pm | Free | Bicycle Coalition of Maine | bikemaine.org/event/spring-bicycling-webinar/

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

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

Totally Trades! Conferences for Girls | Virtual sessions introducing girls, grades 8-12, to high-wage high-demand nontraditional careers | New Ventures Maine | Online, on-demand, no charge, thru May 31 | totallytradesmaine.org/

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 4-5

Mobility Clinic – Getting the most out of your cane, crutches and other devices | 2-4pm Wed / 6:30-7:30pm Thurs | Portland Public Library Atrium, 5 Monument Sq | bit.ly/3vEW3FI

MAY 10

“Grief is Individual & Universal” | Virtual Thresholds Conference with Hospice of Southern Maine | 1-3:30pm | $35 | thresholdshsm.org/

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/

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

MAY 6

“The Ice Machine of Negative Capability” | Joan Kane reads poems from “Dark Traffic” with projected video work “Ice Machine” by Justin Levesque | 5:30-7pm | Free | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress | More info and to register: bit.ly/3LmCb0O

MAY 9

“Dirt Road Revival” | Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward in conversation with Dustin Ward | 6:30pm | Free | SPACE, 538 Congress | RSVP: space538.org/events/

MAY 10

Chris Holm discusses “Child Zero” | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress St | In-person or online | More info at bit.ly/3OxwT4w

MAY 11

Judy I. Lin, Axie Oh and Johanna Olana discuss “A Magic Steeped in Poison” and “The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea” | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom event: bit.ly/3xQN0UW

“Uphill Both Ways” | Author Talk with Andrea Lani | 5:30pm | Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive | bit.ly/3EI0JPw

MAY 12

Rebekah Lowell and John Schu discuss “The Road to After” | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom event: bit.ly/3KqDhav

“The Quarantine Atlas” – Conversation with Laura Bliss of Bloomberg News | 6-7:30pm | Osher Map Library Zoom event | bit.ly/3OVDbvh

“Found in the Archives” | Stories of Buried Treasure | Hosted by the Maine Women Writers Collective | University of New England | 6pm | Online | More information at bit.ly/3EVV8oP

MAY 14

“Big Truck Little Island” | Longfellow Books, Book Launch | 10-11am | Congress Square Park, corner Congress and High St | bit.ly/3MGhCN2

MAY 15

“Women of the Irish Rising: A People’s History” by Michael Hogan | 11am | Maine Irish Heritage Center, Livestream | More info at maineirish.com/

MAY 16

Chuck Radis and Mira Ptacin, “Island Medicine” | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress, Portland | printbookstore.com/events/2022-05

MAY 18

“You Have a Friend in 10A” | Maggie Shipstead and Richard Russo | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Zoom event |  printbookstore.com/events/2022-05

Spotlight Lecture: Reza Jalali and Phuc Tran discuss “Dear Maine” | 6:30pm | Bunker Brewing Co, 17 Westfield St | bit.ly/3vS9tyd

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

“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 | 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 4

Stash Wyslouch | $14-$18 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

MAY 5

Opera in the Pines presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Grigory Frid | Monodramatic opera in 21 scenes | 7pm | $25-$35 | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St, Portland | bit.ly/3x7s3Vz

“Welcome Here” – Music and Stories of Welcome in Maine, celebrating the vitality of Maine’s indigenous and immigrant communities | 8-11pm | $18-$25 | State Theatre, 609 Congress | palaverstrings.org/events

Jeffrey Foucault w/ Erik Koskinen | $18-$22 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Echo Response, Beers Brosnan, Snap! The Asparagus | 8pm | $5-$10 | Mask/Vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com

Titus Abbott, Reeds, Noonday Concert Series | 12:15pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

The Bulkheads, Adrienne Mack-David, Alunarlanding, Dave Gutter, Jacobsen | 8pm | $12-$15 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/events/

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble, Showmen’s Rest | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MAY 6

SoundCheck: Andrea Carlson | Jazz singer, guitarist | Free Facebook livestream, or $10 at Camden Opera House, 29 Elm | More info at camdenoperahouse.com

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers | $15-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Dead Pixel Sky, Hopeless Losers, They called me Legion | 8pm | $5-$10 | Mask/Vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com

Unfinished Blues Band | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  |
cadenzafreeport.com

Deerhoof with Editrix and Bait Bag | 8:30pm | $17-$20 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/events/

Darlin’ Corey, Reveler, Seacoast Ceremonial Music | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MAY 7

Opera in the Pines presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Grigory Frid | Monodramatic opera in 21 scenes | 7pm | $25-$35 | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St, Portland | bit.ly/3x7s3Vz

“Welcome Here” Music and stories of welcome in Maine, celebrating the vitality of Maine’s indigenous and immigrant communities | 8-11pm | $18-$25 | Franco Center, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston | palaverstrings.org/events

Renaissance Voices: “Folk Song Suite II” | 7:30-9pm | $25-$20 | Students $10 | St. Luke’s Cathedral, 13 State St | renaissancevoices.net/

Steve Kirby | Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Seyir Duo: Music of the Middle East | 7-9pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/623120/

Michael Beling, Soggy Po Boys, Clifford Cameron | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MAY 8

“One Song, Many Voices” | Classical Uprising program of choral music | 3pm | $5-$15 | Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St | classicaluprising.org/events/one-song-many-voices

G Stephen Bosk, Jenny Van West & Special Guests | 5-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MAY 9

Leo Kotke Night One | $50+ | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

MAY 10

Bess Jacques & The Strays, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MAY 11

PATHS Annual Student Showcase | 6:30pm | $10 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St | More info and tickets at stlawrencearts.org/

Will Woodson & Caitlin Finley, Irish Session | 7:30-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MAY 12

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

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

Modern Appalachia: Sarah Siskind with Two Bird Stone | Summer Sunsets Live at Thompson’s Point | 4-8:30pm | thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar | Free

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, Cumberland Crossing | 5-11:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

MAY 13

Catcha Vibe | Summer Sunsets Live at Thompson’s Point | 4-8:30pm | Free | thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

Heather Pierson Trio, Tiger Saw, el malo | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650A Congress St, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Bess Jacques | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 14

Yasmin Williams | 8pm | $17-$20 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/events/

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter feat. CJ Vanston | 8pm | $40-$50 | One Longfellow Square, 282 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Elle Chante / She Sings | Maine Music Society Chorale | 7:30-10pm | $10-$22 May 14 and 15 | Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston | bit.ly/3koxFmM

“Musing on Monk” | Dimensions in Jazz | 8-9pm | $5-$20 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

“Simple Gifts – Falmouth” | Sweetest in the Gale – choral music directed by Maria Belva | 4pm | $10-$20 | St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 3 Foreside Rd, Falmouth | classicaluprising.org/events/simple-gifts-falmouth

Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport  | cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 15

Portland Rossini Club public concert | 3pm | $10-$15 | The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St, Portland | rossiniclub.org/event-calendar/

THEATER

“Dragons Love Tacos” | Thru May 15 | Ages 3-10 | Fri, Sat, Sun 11am | $15 | Maddy’s Theatre at Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Road | kitetails.org/dragons-love-tacos

Maine Playwrights Festival | Thru May 8 | Over 40 Maine-based artists and full performances | $18-$20 | Acorn Productions | The Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave | For more info and tickets, visit acorn-productions.org/events/

“Screwball Comedy” by Norm Foster | Thru May 8, On-Demand May 3-8 | $25, $20 Student, $10 Youth under 18 | The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | thepublictheatre.org/screwball-comedy/

“The Secret Princess” | Gender-bending medieval musical romp | Thru May 8 | Ages 14+ | $26 | Snowlion Repertory Company | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | snowlionrep.org/current-production/

MAY 4

“Sabina” | Thru May 22 | $20-$68 in-theater / $25 Digital on Demand | Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave | portlandstage.org/show/sabina/

MAY 5

“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/

“Hearing the Light” | An Evening of Traditional Mi’kmaq Storytelling with David Lonebear | 7pm | $27 suggested | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts

“Surrender Dorothy” | Thru May 21 | $20 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

MAY 14

“The Doubtful Sprout” | Liz Joyce & A Couple of Puppets | 12:30-1:45pm | $10-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/676489/

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

MAY 5

Opening Reception for MMPA new gallery space | 5-8pm | Works by Carol Eisenberg and Cole Caswell on view thru June 25 | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St, A3, Portland | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/

MAY 6

Experiments in Watercolor: Diversity in Luminosity | 7 Maine artists | Opening 5-8pm | Thru May 28 | Union of Maine Visual Artists, 516 Congress St | theumva.org/exhibit-experiments-in-watercolor-diversity-in-luminosity

“Finding Parkinsons: Doing Battle with My Brain” by C. David Thomas | Opening Reception 5-7pm | Exhibition runs thru May 14 | ACAF, Meetinghouse Arts Gallery, 40 Main, Freeport | visitfreeport.com/events/meetinghouse-arts-exhibit/

MAY 7

Dana Warp Mill Open Studios | Artists, exhibitions, demonstrations, music, raffles | Noon-4pm | 90 Bridge St, Westbrook

MAY 8

Artist Reception: Vanessa Nesvig – “Restoring the Wild” | 2-4pm | Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | maineaudubon.org/news/events/artist-reception-vanessa-nesvig/

MAY 13

Artist Talk – Harold Garde: American Expressionist | 6:30-7:30pm | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland  | covestreetarts.com/events-1

MAY 14

Parkinsons & The Creative Process Talk | 2pm | ACAF, Meetinghouse Arts Gallery, 40 Main, Freeport | visitfreeport.com/events/meetinghouse-arts-exhibit/

MAY 15

Artist Reception | Judith Greene-Janse “The Ocean Rocks” | 4-7pm | Music by Isaac van Voorst van Beest | De’Bramble Gallery, 16 Middle St, Freeport | greenejanse.com/

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 | Biennial Portland Show thru April 30 | Visit greenhutgalleries.com/

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St | Vision for our Future; Echoes of our Past: Dianne Smith, Nyugen E. Smith, Carl Joe Williams exhibition thru May 6 | 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, 15 Middle St, A3, Portland | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St. | “Works on Paper” – annual exhibition of work created on raw product paper | Thru April 29 | 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