Thomas Connolly Solo Exhibition through Oct. 31 at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun., 772-2693.
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BENEFITS

OCTOBER 15

Volunteer Maine hosts “Choose Service, Be The Change” virtual showcase of AmeriCorps opportunities in Maine | Zoom infosession Oct. 15, 12:30pm | Registration deadline Oct. 14 | Register at bit.ly/34dyZAp

OCTOBER 16

Save Our Stages Fest | 3-day virtual benefit festival to aid NIVA Emergency Relief Fund, an aid to independent music venues | Learn more about NIVA: nivassoc.org/erf | Schedule and concert info: saveourstages.com/

OCTOBER 21

TheWorst + The Bumbling Woohas | Livestream event to benefit Maine Music Alliance | Broadcast from Sun Tiki Studios | 8:30pm | facebook.com/radplaid/live | For more info on MMA, visit mainemusicalliance.org

OCTOBER 25

Stone Quarry Band | Benefit for the Autism Society of Maine | 2pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | cadenzafreeport.com

ONGOING

Online Auction, fundraiser for The Public Theatre in Lewiston | New items added daily | Through Oct. 25 | To view items, to donate, or for more info, visit 32auctions.com/TPTAuction2020

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” chronicling Lewis’ social activism | PMA Films | bit.ly/31sorvW | All proceeds to benefit NAACP-Maine

“RBG” | PMA Films and Magnolia Pictures offer a digital purchase of the film for $6.99 with an hour-long interview with filmmakers | Portion of proceeds to benefit ACLU Women’s Rights Project | portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/rbg

COMEDY

OCTOBER 15

Stroudwater Fall Comedy Series | 7pm | Stroudwater Distillery | 4 Thompsons Point | $10 reservations only | Cocktails and food specials | Masks required | bit.ly/30JUWGM

OCTOBER 22

Stroudwater Fall Comedy Series | 7pm | Stroudwater Distillery | 4 Thompsons Point | $10 reservations only | Cocktails and food specials | Masks required | bit.ly/30JUWGM

OCTOBER 23

Cabin Fever outdoor comedy show | 6-9pm | Brick South, 8 Thompson’s Point Rd, Portland | $20 | Info and tickets, thompsonspoint.com/calendar/cabinfevercomedy1023

FILM

OCTOBER 16

“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” 1993 classic | Prides Corner Drive-in | showtime 7:15pm | $15/car | 651 Bridgton Rd, Westbrook | bit.ly/332IHGr

“Beetlejuice,” Moonlight Cinema | 6:30-9:30pm, twilight start | $8/ticket or $28 for 4 with firepit | 12 Thompson’s Point Rd, Portland | tickets, bit.ly/3kItRKY

Maine Outdoor Film Festival | Adventure short films | 6pm | face masks required | LL Bean Discovery Park, 95 Main St, Freeport | Free | Limited seating |

OCTOBER 17

“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” 1993 classic | Prides Corner Drive-in | showtime 7:15pm | $15/car | 651 Bridgton Rd, Westbrook | bit.ly/332IHGr

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)” and the Kotzschmar Organ at the Saco Drive-In | 969 Portland Rd, Saco | 6:30pm | $15 per car | social distancing and masks | Info and tickets at bit.ly/2S5LYhJ

ONGOING

“Billy the Kid” | Virtual screening through Oct. 30 | The Apohadion Theater | $8 rental | 72-hour streaming period | bit.ly/2S5GCTL

“Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin” | through Oct. 22 | $12 | Portion of proceeds will benefit Frontier, Brunswick | go to explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema for information and links to this and other films

“Oliver Sacks: His Own Life” | $12 | Portion of proceeds will benefit Frontier, Brunswick | go to explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema for information and links to this and other films.

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

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

OCTOBER 15

Staying Above Water | Virtual symposium hosted by Greater Portland Landmarks | 8:30-9:30am | Panel Discussion: How can communities adapt to ensure we meet the challenge of sea level rise in 2120? | $10 suggested donation | Schedule, info, reservations at bit.ly/32IIsQI

OCTOBER 20

Building on the Past to Improve our Future: Maine Law’s Plans and Aspirations | Harold Pachios interviews Leigh Saufley | part of the SAGE Lecture Series at The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USM | $10 | register 4 days in advance to receive link | info and registration at bit.ly/2RBWPjf

OCTOBER 22

Staying Above Water | 4:30-5:30pm | Keynote Lecture by Jeff Goodell, followed by Q&A | hosted by Greater Portland Landmarks | Free | Tickets required | Schedule, info, Zoom reservations at bit.ly/32IIsQI

Falmouth’s Virtual Community Supper Show | 5:30-6:30pm | Residents’ performances, history, stories | Watch online or Cable Channel 2 | Donations to the Falmouth Food Pantry welcomed | for more info, visit falmouthme.org/town-clerk/events/119881

OCTOBER 27

“From Grandma’s Bible to the Barrel of a Gun” | with  Tom Meuser, Ph.D., Center for Excellence in Aging & Health, UNE | part of the SAGE Lecture Series at The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USM | $10 | register 4 days in advance to receive link | info and registration at bit.ly/2RBWPjf

OCTOBER 28

Sustainability Series: The Birds of Scarborough Marsh with Linda Woodard | 5:30-7pm | Portland Public Library | info and Zoom link at bit.ly/2GPlD5d

ONGOING

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

LITERARY ARTS

OCTOBER 14

Book Launch: Jim Nichols and Monica Wood in conversation | 7-8pm | Portland Public Library | info and zoom link, bit.ly/3mRWSG7

Maine at 200 Series: A Talk with John Bunker, An Apple History of Maine | Free | for more info: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

OCTOBER 15

Inside the New York Times Book Review | with Pamela Paul & Dwight Garner | 6pm | Free for Mechanics’ Hall members | Info and registration: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

OCTOBER 20

Josh Funk discusses his book, “Short & Sweet” | 6:30-7:30pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

OCTOBER 21

Literary Lunch: Carolyn Chute on “The Recipe for Revolution” with Ron Currie Jr. | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library | info and Zoom link at portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

OCTOBER 22

Maine at 200 Series: A Talk with Liam Riordan, “Becoming Maine” | Free | for more info: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Poetry Express with Samaa Abdurraqib | 6-7:30pm | Facebook Live poetry reading hosted by Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library | info at mainehumanities.org/event/poetry-express-10/

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

ONGOING

Maine Jewish Museum Pop-Up | 67 Washington Ave., Portland | Tues-Fri 11-5 | Sat. 11-6 | Sun-Mon private appts only, call Nancy at 207-239-4774 | Masks required | Miklos Pogany, Alice Spencer exhibition runs through Oct. 18

MUSIC

OCTOBER 15

Hippo Campus | State Theatre | Livestream | $15 | 9pm | statetheatreportland.com/calendar/

Matt Meyer | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 7pm | Blue | 650 Congress St. | facebook.com/portcityblue

OCTOBER 16

Unfinished Blues Band | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

Kevin Morby | Livestream | $15 | 9pm | statetheatreportland.com/calendar/

OCTOBER 17

Opera Bites | Hosted by Opera On Tap Maine | Virtual evening of classics featuring Maine sopranos | 7-8:30pm | $15 link only | facebook.com/ootmaine for more info

Sean Mencher with Hugh Bowden | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

OCTOBER 18

Noel Paul Stookey | Portland Symphony Orchestra | Available to stream Oct. 18-Nov. 16 | Pay-what-you-can options | info and tickets: portlandsymphony.org/event/noel-paul-stookey/

OCTOBER 20

Sylvan Esso | Livestream | State Theatre | $15 | 9pm | statetheatreportland.com/calendar/

OCTOBER 22

Hippo Campus | State Theatre | Livestream | $15 | 9pm | statetheatreportland.com/calendar/

OCTOBER 23

Ocean Ave Band | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

OCTOBER 24

Anni Clark | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | limited seating, masks required | $12 advance / $15 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | info/tickets at cadenzafreeport.com

OCTOBER 25

Cold War Kids | State Theatre | Livestream | $15 | 9pm | statetheatreportland.com/calendar/

ONGOING

Recomposed: The Four Seasons | Portland Symphony Orchestra | Available to stream through Nov. 4 | Pay-what-you-can options | info and tickets: bit.ly/33zWl2R

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

SPACE House Shows | weekly live stream series on Instagram | Tuesdays 8pm | facebook.com/SPACE538/ for information and Instagram links.

PEACE OF MIND

OCTOBER 16

Oktoberfest Suppah To Go | South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Rd | Reserve dinner online by 5pm Oct. 14, pick up at S. Freeport Church on October 16, 5-7pm | $18 | For menu/info: southfreeportchurch.org/oktoberfest-suppah-to-go.html

OCTOBER 17

Fall Dinner to Go | Roast chicken | $8 per dinner, order by Oct. 12, call or text 767-6063 with name, number | Curbside pickup at Ellis Hall, corner of Mussey & Broadway | hosted by Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, S. Portland | doreentgay@gmail.com for more info.

OCTOBER 24

Drive-Up Take-Home Bean Hole Bean Supper | Last of the season | Place order by Oct. 21, Pick up Oct. 24 between 3:30-5pm | Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough | To order, visit bluepointchurch.org/bean-suppers or call 883-6540

ONGOING

Yoga for Sustainable Activism | SeaChange Yoga | wellbeing for organizers and activists | Mondays 6-7pm | Donations accepted | via Zoom | seachangeyoga.org/lovewarriors

Queer Yoga with SeaChange Yoga | Online trauma-informed classes | Th 6-7pm | $15 suggested donation | seachangeyoga.org/queeryoga

Community Meal | Free boxed meals for take-out | Trinity Lutheran Church in conjunction with Wayside Food Services | every Wed 1-2pm in parking lot at 612 Main St, Westbrook | Please wear a mask.

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

LL Bean Free Sunset Yoga Classes | Freeport | for schedules and to register, bit.ly/35oEaQ2

Gentle Chair Yoga with AARP Maine | SeaChange Yoga | Fridays 8:30-9:15am | $15 suggested donation | through Dec. 18 | info at seachangeyoga.org/aarp-chair-yoga

THEATER

OCTOBER 16

Virtual Artist Chit-Chat hosted by Allison McCall of Mad Horse Theatre | 7-minute presentation by mix of local artists followed by discussion | Visit madhorse.com for more info and to register | 7pm

OCTOBER 18

Virtual staged reading of Andrei Kureichik’s “Insulted. Belarus(sia)” | Presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company to raise awareness of the situation in Belarus | Free | 7pm | RSVP at madhorse.com | Donations to Belarus Free Theatre at belarusfreetheatre.com

OCTOBER 22

Walk Among The Shadows | Spirits Alive: “Vices, Voices, & the Vote: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” | Online only | Free, but donations always welcome in support of Eastern Cemetery work | spiritsalive.org/wats/ | Through Nov. 7

OCTOBER 23

Mad Horse Midnight Mask-erade virtual party | Recommended for more mature audiences | Tickets and info, madhorse.com

ONGOING

Virtual Play Club | Monthly play reading and discussion | hosted by The Public Theatre in Lewiston | for info and to register: thepublictheatre.org/virtual-play-club/ | 782-2211 | first Zoom with “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris on Oct. 28 is full, register for the Oct. 29 session | donations appreciated

VISUAL ARTS

OCTOBER 22

Makers (in their studios): Ayumi Horie | virtual chat on about pottery and activism | hosted by Mechanics’ Hall | 519 Congress St | 7-8pm | Free for Mechanics’ Hall members | $8 general admission | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

ONGOING

Art in The Park installations | Congress Sq. Park | new installations monthly through November | October installation, Irina Skornyakova’s Unearthed Metadata

Thomas Connolly Solo Exhibition | Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | through Oct. 31

Casco Bay Artisans, 68 Commercial St, Building A, Portland | 11am-6pm | Jean Wiecha: “Perception of Form” | Diane Dahlke: “Farm to Canvas, Endless Harvest” | Robin Swennes: For the Love of the Blues | Through Nov. 30 | cascobayartisans.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

Annual Scenes of Maine | Exhibit of paintings by 8 artists | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St, Peaks Island | free | Daily 10-5 | info at 207-712-1097 | richardboydpottery.com/ | through Oct. 30.

Timothy Wilson and George Lloyd previews | through Nov. 7 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Face masks required

Art in The Park installations | Congress Sq. Park | New installations monthly through November

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.

“Flight” curated by Lissa Hunter | through Dec. 5 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com | Face masks required