"The Space Between," an exhibition of Portland street photography, urban landscapes and studio portraits by Sean Alonzo Harris will be on display through Saturday, June 26 at Cove St. Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland. Visit covestreetarts.com for more information. (Kennedy Park Series, Plate #129)
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BENEFITS

Maine Jewish Museum Virtual Art Auction | Bidding through May 9 | Auction link at mainejewishmuseum.org/

MAY 6

Castaway for Conservation to benefit Sebago Trout Unlimited’s conservation programs | The Depot at Thompsons Point | Noble BBQ, beer, fly rod demos, raffle | 5-9pm | $20, under 16 free | CDC guidelines | bit.ly/3gtsnpj

MAY 8

A Garden Serenade | Opera Maine open-air performance at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth | 4-6pm | $60, tax deductible | Food, wine and water provided | Covid-compliant | Limited seating, RSVP by May 1 | More info at operamaine.org/events/serenades-concerts/

MAY 13

“Forte” | Video of new performances by PSO musicians, encore of past hits, online auction | Proceeds to benefit musicians, performances, education | Saco Drive-In and on-demand | $50 for one car | $15 virtual | 7:54pm | portlandsymphony.org/event/forte/

MAY 15

Yard Sale to benefit Finally Home Senior Dog Rescue and Retirement Home | White Pine Community Church, 94 Cumberland Rd, North Yarmouth | 9am-3pm | Rain Date May 29 | facebook.com/olddoggies/

MAY 16

Outdoor Plant Sale | Congregation Bet Ha’am Fundraiser to help provide food for those in need and to provide environmental education | 9am-1pm | 81 Westbrook St, South Portland

DANCE

MAY 15-16

Momentum: 3 Dances for Moving Forward | Portland Ballet | Westbrook Performing Arts Center | 41 Stroudwater St, Westbrook | Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm | $15-$35 | More information and tickets at bit.ly/3u71w6e

FILM

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

“Malni – towards the ocean, towards the shore” | A film in Chinuk Wawa and English | Apohadion Theater | Through May 7 | $12 | 3-day rental | bit.ly/3eak3Ia

“David’s Voice” | Short documentary about Portland’s classical vocalist David Worobec and his miniature stage productions | Free on Vimeo: bit.ly/2OfvHse

MAY 14-16

Maine Jewish Film Festival Weekend Edition | “Here We Are” and “Love & Stuff” | Free | mjff.org/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

MAY 5

Special Species Webinar: Nightjars | Maine Natural History Observatory with ecologist Logan Parker on bird monitoring in Maine | 6-7:30pm | Free | Info at mainenaturalhistory.org/node/538

Bringing Nature Home | “Top Plants and Tools for Picking Them” | 4-session online course on growing native species | Maine Audubon | 4-5pm | Free for members, $7 public | For more info and to register, bit.ly/2QRrJqD

MAY 6

Analyzing the Mysteries of Avian Migration | Maine Audubon | 6:30pm | Free | For more info and to register, bit.ly/3gvj1t3

MAY 11

Striped Bass in Scarborough Marsh, the Gulf of Maine and Beyond | Virtual lecture by Zachary Whitener of GMRI | Free | 6:30pm | Scarborough Public Library and Friends of Scarborough Marsh | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/3xjdls0

MAY 12

Begin Again Series | Reckoning with Intolerance in Maine | Curator panel will review systemic racism in Maine for the past 500 years | Maine Historical Society | Free, open to the public | Registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Bringing Nature Home | “Grow Your Own Native Plants” | 4-session online course on growing native species | Maine Audubon | 4-5pm | Free for members, $7 public | For more info and to register, bit.ly/3v3cOZs

Preparing Your Garden Site: Getting ahead of Weeds | UMaine Extension webinar | 6-7:15pm | $10 / Sliding scale | bit.ly/3303F7T

MAY 13

“Rescuing Maine’s Birds” | Maine Audubon with Center for Wildlife | 4pm | maineaudubon.org/news/events/rescuing-maines-birds-with-center-for-wildlife/ | $7, Free for members

Coastal Mountains Land Trust Series: Landscapes and Wildlife of Maine’s Midcoast and Utah’s Wasatch Range | 6-7pm | Camden Public Library | More info: bit.ly/2QFiHxe

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

ONGOING

T’ai Chi and Qigong | Free classes in Congress Square Park at Congress and High St. | Mondays 9:30-10:30am | Wednesdays 10-11am | Through Sept. 29 | congresssquarepark.org/events/

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

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/

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

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

MAY 5

“The Founder’s Mentality” | Authors @ the Library noontime talk with Chris Zook | Free | Scarborough Public Library | For more info and to register, visit scarboroughlibrary.org/adults/events

MAY 6

“Olympus, Texas” | Stacey Swann with Richard Russo | Print: A Bookstore | 7-8pm | Free | info and registration at printbookstore.com/event/swann

“Second Chances” A Marine, His Dog, and Finding Redemption | Virtual talk with Craig Grossi and Monica Wood | Longfellow Books and MWPA | 7pm | Info and registration: bit.ly/3axgbQu

“The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine” | Zoom book talk with Yousef Bashir | 7pm | Free | JCA of Southern Maine | Register by May 5 | bit.ly/3dHeQbV

MAY 7

First Friday Author Talk | Meghan Sterling discusses “These Few Seeds” | 7pm | Mechanics Hall in partnership with Print: A Bookstore | Free and open to the public | Registration required | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

MAY 10

“The Light of Days” The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos | talk with Judy Batalion | JCA in partnership with JCC Literary Consortium | 8pm | Free, or $36 for book/shipping | bit.ly/32EuAGo

MAY 11

Book Launch: Gibson Fay-LeBlanc’s new collection, “Deke Dangle Dive” | With Jaed Coffin, Lewis Robinson, Samaa Abduraqib | 7pm | Mechanics Hall together with Print: A Bookstore and SPACE | Free | More info and registration at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Neesha Hudson book launch | “Turtle in a Tree” | Print: A Bookstore | 4:30pm | Free | info and registration at bit.ly/2RZNUfb

MAY 12

“Song of Ourselves” Walt Whitman and the Fight for Democracy, with Mark Edmundson | Mechanics Hall and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia | Free | More info and registration at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

MAY 13

Virtual Spotlight Lecture Series | Jenny Offill talks about “Weather” | Portland Public Library together with the BTS Center and Print: A Bookstore | 4-5:15pm | Free | Info and registration at bit.ly/3xpMmLJ

MAY 17

“North by Northeast 2” New Short Fiction by Maine Writers | Panel discussion | Print Bookstore with Littoral Books | 7pm | bit.ly/3vlT1EK

Poets on the Square | Poetry reading by USM’s Stonecoast MFA program | 6-7pm | Free | Congress Square Park at Congress and High St. | congresssquarepark.org/events/

MAY 18

“The Nature of Oaks” | Author presentation with Doug Tallamy | Maine Audubon | 7pm | $8, members $6 | bit.ly/3gM0J6T

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 | New exhibitions through June 25 | “Under Construction” Chris Beneman; “Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture” Skowhegan School artists; “Through the Static and Distance” Tonee Harbert | 267 Congress St. | Open 12-4pm, Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri | mainejewishmuseum.org/

MUSIC

Tango Caliente! | Portland Symphony Orchestra On-Demand concert | 7:30pm | Pay what you can, from $10  | Through May 28 | portlandsymphony.org/event/tango-caliente/

MAY 5

Michael Beling Ensemble | Out of the Blue Livestream Series | 6pm | Port City Blue | facebook.com/portcityblue

MAY 6

Titus Abbott | Saxophone, clarinet | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through May 19 | Visit bit.ly/32E7KPa

MAY 7

Heroes & Heroines | A Mother’s Day Organ Concert with Katelyn Emerson and the Kotzschmar Organ | Livestream 7pm | Pay what you choose, starting at $10 | Info and tickets at foko.org/event/heroes-heroines-with-katelyn-emerson/

Sound Check: Gordon Thomas Ward | Folk Americana storyteller | Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden | 7:30pm | $10 advance seats, camdenoperahouse.com/shows | Free livestream: facebook.com/camdenoperahouse

Denny Breau | Folk/Blues/Jazz | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | More info at cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 8

The Jessica Rabbits | Jazz quintet | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | more info at cadenzafreeport.com

Heroes & Heroines | Mother’s Day Organ Concert with Katelyn Emerson on the Kotzschmar Organ | On-demand tickets through May 31 | Tickets from $10 | foko.org/event/heroes-heroines-with-katelyn-emerson/

MAY 10

Resinosa Ensemble | Ellsworth Community Music Institute Virtual Midday Concert | 1-2pm | Free | ellsworthcommunitymusic.org/

MAY 12

POPS! Nothin’ But the Blues | Jayce Ogren guest conductor, Shayna Steele vocals | Pay what you can, from $10  | On demand through June 11 | More info at portlandsymphony.org/event/nothin-but-the-blues/

MAY 13

Matthew Smith and Peipei Song | Duo Session – Cello and Piano | Palaver Strings | 7-8pm | Pay what you can | palaverstrings.org/events

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Travis James Humphrey | 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

MAY 14

Sound Check: Elsie & Ethan | Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden | 7:30pm | $10 advance seats, camdenoperahouse.com/shows | Free livestream: facebook.com/
camdenoperahouse

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Catcha Vibe | 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

Bess Jacques | Jazzrock originals | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | More info at cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 15

Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations | Classic Soul | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $18 advance / $20 door | also on Facebook | More info at cadenzafreeport.com

MAY 18

Kerem Durdag & Andy Happel – First Look | Commissioned Maine Artist Virtual Preview with conversation, 4th in series of 5 | Free | 4pm | Portland Ovations | Register once for any and all | More info at boxoffice.porttix.com/portland-ovations-first-looks

MAY 20

Timothy Burris | Noonday Concert Series Online, the Portland Conservatory of Music | 12pm | Free | Through June 2 | Visit bit.ly/32E7KPa

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

“Bad Dates” | Portland Stage | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | Digital on Demand through May 16 | Details at portlandstage.org

MAY 6

“… That’s What SHE Said!” by Michael J. Tobin | Through May 22 | Thurs 7pm | Fri/Sat 7:30pm | The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Reservations at 207-747-5434 | Masks required | Visit thefootlightstheatre.com

MAY 11

dee Clarke, Playwright: First Look | Commissioned Maine Artist Virtual Preview with conversation, 3rd in series of 5 | Free | 4pm | Portland Ovations | Register once for any and all | More info at boxoffice.porttix.com/portland-ovations-first-looks

VISUAL ARTS

The Bealtaine Exhibition | 6 artists showcased in the Gaelic seasonal festival exhibit | Carrickahowley Gallery at the Maine Irish Heritage Center | Through July 31 | Online, maineirish.com

MAY 7

LumenARRRT! projection and music in Monument Square with Kneeling Art Photography Project by Titi de Baccarat | 8-9:30pm | Learn more at: lumenarrt.wordpress.com/ and
thekneelingartphotography.com/

“Love/Rage: Goddess” | Online exhibit | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | umvaportlandgallery.blogspot.com/

MECA 2021 Fashion Show  | Textile & Fashion Design students | 7:30pm Livestream from the ICA | By donation | More info at meca.edu/info-for/advancement/the-fashion-show/

MAY 15

MFA Thesis Exhibition | Through June 11 | Institute of Contemporary Art & Bob Crewe Galleries | 522 Congress St | By appointment: meca.edu/about/institute-of-contemporary-art/

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.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 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 | “Gargantua & Lilliputian” through May 15 |  “Things Seemed to Be Breaking” through May 22 | “The Space Between” through June 26 | covestreetarts.com

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | “Maine: The Painted State” | Through May 29 | greenhutgalleries.com

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