Coolidge Family Farm, Running of the Brides 5K
Running of the Brides 5K for Hunger! Oct. 31, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Coolidge Family Farm, 108 Lewiston Road, New Gloucester. Virtual participants welcome, $20 registration. See Benefits.
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BENEFITS

Hike for Hospice | Virtual fundraiser for Hospice of Southern Maine, through Oct. 31 | $25 registration | For more details and to register, visit hikeforhospice.org/copy-of-event-details

OCTOBER 30

Hair of the Dog | Alternative Dog Show to benefit Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland | $10 entry | 1-4pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave, Portland | bit.ly/3j7alth

Benefit Concert for New Beginnings | Serving runaway & homeless youth and families in crisis | $20 | 7pm | Trinity Church, 247 Bates St, Lewiston | More info at bit.ly/3mZIg8A

OCTOBER 31

Running of the Brides 5K for Hunger! to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank | $20 | 11am-2pm | Virtual participants welcome | Coolidge Family Farm, 108 Lewiston Rd, New Gloucester | More info and registration at bit.ly/3aXIEyH

NOVEMBER 10

Celebrating Diversity in Maine – Calendar Release Party by Chance to Advance and Office of Maine Refugee Services | Proceeds benefit CTA Student Scholarship Program | $25 | 5:30-7:30pm | Aura, 121 Center St | bit.ly/3aYTd4A

FILM

Moonlight Cinema at Thompson’s Point | Brick South Beer Garden | Shows begin at dusk | For details and upcoming movies, visit thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

OCTOBER 27

“Karen Dalton: In My Own Time” | Documentary | 7:30pm | $7-$9 | Mask/vax required | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/event/karen-dalton-in-my-own-time/

OCTOBER 30

“The Phantom of the Opera (1925)” with improvised symphonic score | 7pm | Children under 12 free; adults $20-$27 | Live at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | bit.ly/3p6k4E1

OCTOBER 31

Halloween Spooktacular Special on Channel 5 local cable | 8pm | Presented by Portland Media Center | Spooky short movies from several local filmmakers | Hosted by Luigi Scarcelli

NOVEMBER 3

“The Spine of Night” | Animation, fantasy, horror | Followed by director Q&A | 7:30pm | Mask/vax required | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/uncategorized/the-spine-of-night/

NOVEMBER 5

“Jacinta” (Part of Points North Institute’s Recovery in Maine) | Free screening followed by Q&A with Jessica Earnshaw & Jacinta Hunt | 2-3:5pm | Additional showing 5:30pm followed by Recovery in Maine panel | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | Info and registration: portlandmuseum.org/eventscalendar/jacinta-1

NOVEMBER 6-14

Virtual Maine Jewish Film Festival | 17 features & documentaries | $10+ | Filmmaker conversations available for many films | Information and registration at mainejewish.org/inspire_events/2021-virtual-maine-jewish-film-festival/

NOVEMBER 7

“To Be Near You” | World premiere of Ali Kenner Brodsky’s new dance film, followed by Q&A | 7pm | Free | Mask/vax required | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/event/to-be-near-you/

NOVEMBER 10

“Bounty” Film Screening | Live Online World Premiere, part of the Begin Again Series in partnership with Upstander Project & Portland Press Herald | 7pm via Zoom | More info and registration at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

“The Two Sights” | Exploring the tradition of second sight in Scotland, preceded by Salt Institute short documentary, “Keep My Eyes Open” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress St. | space538.org/event/the-two-sights/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Halloween Map Monster Photo Contest with Osher Map Library | Use library map collections to find a monster and create a costume | Thru October | Guidelines, info: oshermaps.org/news/oml-halloween-map-monster-photo-contest/

OCTOBER 27

Sustainability Series: Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change with Susan Inches | 5:30-7pm via Zoom | Portland Public Library | Info at portlandlibrary.com/events/finding-hope-climate-change/

Bird Sounds and How to Remember Them with Maine Audubon | 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Register at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/23120-2

OCTOBER 28

Making Soups in an Electric Pressure Cooker | $5 | 6-7:30pm | UMaine Cooperative Extension webinar | bit.ly/3lJJ6H9

“Abolitionist Cotton Capitalists” with Kate McMahon, PhD | Maine, Slavery, and the Trade of Enslaved Africans, 1830-1865 | 6:30pm online | Freeport Historical Society | Register at bit.ly/3p6PM40

NOVEMBER 1

Indigenous Youth Panel Discussion | 6-7pm | The Holocaust and Human Rights Center | Details to come: hhrcmaine.org/events/indigenous-youth-panel-discussion

NOVEMBER 8

A Talk with Peter Morelli “A Man, A Horse-Drawn Wagon, and a Moving Panorama – The Travels of L. E. Emerson” | An exhibitor’s diary on Magic Lantern shows at MHS | 6-7pm, Free via Zoom | Info, registration: mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

NOVEMBER 9

Virtual Star Party presented by The Southern Maine Astronomers club, with Ara Jerahian’s observatory in Cape Elizabeth | 6:30-7:30pm | Register at Thomas Memorial Library: thomasmemoriallibrary.org/23133-2/

ONGOING

Osher Map Library’s Monday Map Lunch Series | Every Monday thru June, 2022 | 12pm | Free, open to public | Zoom event with limited participants | Register at oshermaps.org/news

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

HEALTH/SUPPORT

OCTOBER 28

Osteoarthritis Therapies as We Age | Free webinar with Erica Egeler, Maine Medical Center Therapy Department | 3pm, interactive with Q&A | Presented by Oceanview at Falmouth | Register at oceanviewrc.com/event/osteoarthritis/

NOVEMBER 2

Ask The Experts: “Let’s Talk About Hospice!” | Informational webinar with Michelle Bradbury of Hospice of Southern Maine | 1-1:30pm | Registration at bit.ly/3B39n7u

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/remotesupportgroups

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

OCTOBER 28

“Hardly Haunted” | Jessie Sima virtual talk | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/2YRT1Bc

“El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Drug Lord” | Noah Hurowitz book reading followed by Q&A with Wendy Chapkis | Sponsored by the Free Press | 6pm | Payson Smith Lecture Hall, USM, 96 Falmouth St | For information, call 207-780-4084

NOVEMBER 2

“Brown: Poems” with Kevin Young | Virtual event | 7pm | Free, open to public | For more info and to register, visit mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“A Marvellous Light” | Freya Marske with TJ Klune | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event | More info at bit.ly/3m4XPMK

NOVEMBER 4

“The Organic Farming Revolution” Book Launch | MOFGA | 6-7:30pm | Free, register early | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress St. | More info at mofga.org/event-calendar/the-organic-farming-revolution-at-the-pma/

Literary Late Lunch: Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz discuss the “Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook” with Don Lindgren | 4pm via Zoom | Portland Public Library | Info at bit.ly/3G8B7LH

“The Lincoln Highway” | Amor Towles with Richard Russo | 6-7:30pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event | More info at bit.ly/3E8P4rc

NOVEMBER 6

“Kalamata’s Kitchen” | Reading & book signing with Sarah Thomas and Jo Kosmides Edwards | Longfellow Books will be on hand | 2pm | Oxbow Blending & Bottling, 49 Washington Ave | More info at bit.ly/3G2s3It

NOVEMBER 8

“Take It Easy: Portland in the 1970s” | John Duncan book launch with food and refreshments | Free | 5:30-7:30pm | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/john-duncan/

NOVEMBER 9

“Five Tuesdays in Winter” | Lily King book launch in collaboration with Print: A Bookstore and MWPA | Hybrid event | $37 in person, $32 streaming; price includes signed book | 6:30-7:30pm | More information at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

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/

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

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | skylinefarm.org

Maine Jewish Museum | Arthur Fink, Michael Droge, PSBL, thru Nov 12 | 267 Congress St. | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Tate House Museum | Tours on the hour thru October | 1267 Westbrook St, Portland | Masks required | Tickets and more info online, tatehouse.org/

Pisces by Brooke Lambert, UMVA
“Pisces,” Collagraph with Gouache, by Brooke Lambert, part of the Union of Visual Artists members exhibit, opening Nov. 1. See Visual Arts for more info.

MUSIC

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washginton St, Bath | For performance and ticket information, 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/

OCTOBER 28

Hawktail | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St | 8pm | Proof of vax required | $15-$20 | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

OCTOBER 29

Orrin Evans Trio | 8pm | $12-$15 | Mask/vax required | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/orrin-evans-trio/

Halloween Dance Party | 9:30pm-1am | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaccination required | More info at theapohadiontheater.com/

Pete Kilpatrick Band | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | 8pm | Proof of vax required | $12-$15 | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Sound Check: David Clarke Trio | 7:30pm | Free facebook livestream or in-person $10 at Camden Opera House | More info at camdenoperahouse.com/shows

Half Moon Jug Band | Eclectic | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | cadenzafreeport.com

OCTOBER 30

Gwynne & The Tonics, El Grande, Bait Bag | 8pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaxx | More info at theapohadiontheater.com/

Purple Brainz 8 – A Halloween Tribute 2 Prince | 9pm | $20 | Aura, 121 Center St | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

Carol Wise & Friends Album Release Party | Folk Originals | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | cadenzafreeport.com

OCTOBER 31

Nuclear Bootz, Boat Dares, Twisted Hell Cat, Circle of the Cosmic Serpent | 7-10pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaxx |  theapohadiontheater.com/

Friends! The Musical Parody | $35+ | 8pm | State Theatre, 609 Congress St, Portland | Tickets, more info, at bit.ly/3ngeUTx

Kitchen Dwellers | $12-$15 | 8pm | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | statetheatreportland.com/events/kitchen-dwellers/

NOVEMBER 3

Online Open Mic Night at 317 Main | Open to all ages and abilities | Email [email protected] for Zoom link | 317music.org/upcoming-events

NOVEMBER 4

Affirmation with Warp Trio | Palaver Strings | 7-9pm | $12-$15 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St | Info at palaverstrings.org/events

Noonday Concert Series: Michael Bostock – Pianist | 12:15-12:50pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | bit.ly/3G7TH6S

NOVEMBER 5

“Unforeseen Grace” | Oratorio Chorale and the Bowdoin College Chorus | 5pm | Free, registration required | City Hall, 389 Congress St, Portland | bit.ly/3aZNJGO

The Suitcase Junket | $16-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Unfinished Blues Band | Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | cadenzafreeport.com

NOVEMBER 6

“Unforeseen Grace” | Oratorio Chorale and the Bowdoin College Chorus | 1pm and 4pm | Free, registration required | Bowdoin Museum of Art, 245 Maine St, Brunswick | classicaluprising.org/events

Liz Longley | $15-$20 | 8pm | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Frankie Moon, The Silent Mile, Glambat | 7pm | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaccination required | theapohadiontheater.com/

Vapors of Morphine W/S/G Muddy Ruckus | $20 adv, $25 door | 7:30-11:30pm | Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland | baysidebowl.com/musicandevents

Turkuaz with Thumpasaurus | 8pm | 22-$25 | State Theatre, 609 Congress St | statetheatreportland.com/

Kitchen Dwellers | 9pm | $12-$15 | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | statetheatreportland.com/

Dirty Deeds – The AC/DC Experience | 9pm | $15+ | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland | auramaine.com/aura-calendar-tickets/

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra | Nov. 6-8 | 2pm | $15 | Westbrook Performing Arts, 471 Stroudwater, Westbrook | bit.ly/3EzkS9L/

Onward | Folk, Rock, Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | cadenzafreeport.com

NOVEMBER 7

Wendy Eisenberg, Eli Winter, Isa Burke | 8pm | $10 | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | Masks and proof of vaxx required | theapohadiontheater.com/

NOVEMBER 9

USM Youth Ensembles Fall ’21 Concert | Nov. 9-11 | 7:30pm | $15 | Merrill Auditorium, Portland | university-of-southern-maine-school-of-music.ticketleap.com/

THEATER

“Perseverance” by Callie Kimball | from $25 | On Demand thru Oct. 31 | Schedule and ticketing at portlandstage.org/

“You Got Older” by Clare Barron | Mad Horse Theatre | Through Oct. 31 | Pay what you will | The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St, South Portland | madhorse.com/

Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan” | A comedy of manners by Rob Urbinati | Through Nov. 14 | $27-$34 | Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | More info at goodtheater.com/

“Mouse on the Move” | Thru Nov. 14 | $15 | Maddy’s Theatre, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Rd, Portland | More info and tickets at kitetails.org/mouse-on-the-move

“Do Not Move Stones” | Digital Premiere | 7-8:30pm | On Demand thru Nov 13 | ISLE Theater Company, Settlement Quarry | More info and free registration at bit.ly/2YVADaA

OCTOBER 28

Walk Among the Shadows with Spirits Alive | Listen to stories of the Old Burial Ground at Eastern Cemetery in Portland | 40-minutes | $10 adults, $5 children under 12 | Oct. 28-31 | Information at spiritsalive.org/wats/index.htm

OCTOBER 29

Stroll Haunted Yarmouth | Spirits return to tell their stories with the help of the Royal River Community Players | Fri 7pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 3pm | Oct 29-30 | Hillside Cemetery next to Old Meeting House, Yarmouth | More info at royalrivercommunityplayers.com/current-show

Little Shop of Horrors | Tophat Productions toy theater | 7-9pm | $15 adv, $18 door | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/569847/#

“My Witch” Margaret Hamilton’s Stories of Maine, Hollywood and Beyond | Snowlion Repertory Company | 7:30pm | $23 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | snowlionrep.org/

Persephone & Hades | Portland Ballet season opener | 7:30pm | Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater, Westbrook | $12-$29 | portlandballet.org/persephone-hades

OCTOBER 30

“My Witch” Margaret Hamilton’s Stories of Maine, Hollywood and Beyond | Snowlion Repertory Company | 7:30pm | $23 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St | snowlionrep.org/

Persephone & Hades | Portland Ballet season opener | 2pm | Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater, Westbrook | $12-$29 | portlandballet.org/
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A Halloween Spooktacular | Performances by students of Portland School of Ballet | Family friendly | 10am | Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater, Westbrook | $12-$17 | portlandballet.org/psb-performances

OCTOBER 31

“My Witch” Margaret Hamilton’s Stories of Maine, Hollywood and Beyond | Snowlion Repertory Company | 3pm with audience talkback | $23 | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St | snowlionrep.org/

Halloween Celebration | Dance party, trick or treating, craft making | Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Road | 9am-12pm and 1-4pm | $15/person | bit.ly/3FOQh8X

NOVEMBER 4

“The Colors of My Life” by Celia Lewis | Thru Nov. 20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | For more info, call 747-5434 or visit thefootlightstheatre.com/

“Cartography” presented in partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance | 7pm | $25-$45 | Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | portlandovations.org/event/cartography/

VISUAL ARTS

OCTOBER 27

Peregrine Press @ 30, Artist Tour | Larinda Meade and Sissy Buck lead guided tour | 4-5pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

NOVEMBER 1

UMVA Members Exhibit | Annual exhibit showcasing artwork by members of The Union of Maine Visual Arts | Thru November | UMVA Gallery in the Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | theumva.org/

NOVEMBER 3

Peregrine Press @ 30, Artist Tour | Kate Katomski and Cheney Chappell lead guided tour | 4-5pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

NOVEMBER 5

“Illustrated Monsters by Monster Illustrators” | First Friday Artwalk gallery reception | 5-8pm | Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq | Info at portlandlibrary.com/events/first-friday-art-walk-monsters/

“Serenity” | Annual exhibit of paintings | Thru Nov. 28 | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri-Sun 10am-3pm | Free | richardboydartgallery.com

NOVEMBER 6

Peregrine Press @ 30, Artist Tour | Kate Katomski and Cheney Chappell lead guided tour | 4-5pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

NOVEMBER 10

Peregrine Press @ 30, Artist Tour | Mary K. Brennan leads guided tour | 4-5pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

ONGOING

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | chocolatechurcharts.org/

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “Peregrine Press @ 30” thru Nov. 13 | “Maine Coast Sojourn” thru Nov. 13 | “Eau, The Water” thru Nov. 27 | “Refined Resurgence”  thru Dec. 11 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | covestreetarts.com

Grant Wahlquist Gallery | 30 City Center | W-Sat 11-6 | Henri Paul Broyard Jamboree | Through Aug. 17 | grantwahlquist.com/

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | Margaret Lawrence solo exhibition, “Fresh Air” | Thru Oct. 30 | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | Visit greenhutgalleries.com/

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | “Monitor: Surveillance, Data, and the New Panoptic” thru Dec. 10 | bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Scenes of Maine” thru Oct. 30 | Daily 10am-5pm | Free | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19 | Osher Map Gallery, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland | Free, timed entry | For more info and to schedule a visit: oshermaps.org/news | Through Oct. 15

“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

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 | “Home Fires,” part of the statewide “Freedom and Captivity” exhibition partnership | Thru Jan. 23 | bit.ly/2XhtukB