Mad Horse, You Got Older, Clare Barton
Mad Horse Theatre Company opens its season with “You Got Older,” a dark comedy by Clare Barron, directed by Reba Askari, performing Oct. 7-31 at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. More information on this and upcoming plays at madhorse.com. (Submitted rehearsal photo featuring Allison McCall and David Timm)
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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 9

White Can Walk for Independence Poetry in Motion | Virtual presentation with special guests Martin Steingesser, Portland’s inaugural Poet Laureate
& Judy Tierney | Benefit for the Iris Network, serving people who are blind or visually impaired | 10am | More info at theiris.org/news-events/2021-white-cane-walk-for-independence/

OCTOBER 10

Run The River 5K | Fundraiser for Discover Downtown Westbrook, a Maine Street America community | $30 adv, $40 day of, discount for groups of 4 | 9am | Riverbank Park, Westbrook | More info and registration at bit.ly/2XCEwRj

OCTOBER 11

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Dinner | Benefit for Wabanaki Reach | $75 | 5-course dinner featuring Mic Mac Farms, Passamaquoddy Maple, Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Co | 6-9pm | Luke’s Lobster, 60 Portland Pier | Info at facebook.com/WabanakiREACH

OCTOBER 16

Community Yard Sale | Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church fundraiser | Free | 9am-1pm | Rain date Oct. 23 | 524 Allen Ave.

COMEDY

The Portland Maine Comedy Festival presents The Return of the New England Roast Battle | Mondays 7pm | 21+ | $10 adv, $15 day of | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | Schedule at portlandhouseofmusic.com/events/month/2021-10/

OCTOBER 20

Cabin Fever, Live Outdoor Comedy | 7:30-10:30pm | $20 | Thompsons Point, Brick South Beer Garden | For more info and tickets, thompsonspoint.com/calendar/cabin-fever-comedy

DANCE

OCTOBER 8-9

Bandaloop | Vertical dance performance | Presented by Portland Ovations | Oct 8 at 3 and 4:30pm | Oct 9 at 1:30, 3 and 4:30pm | Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront, 9 Center St |  More information at portlandovations.org/event/bandaloop/

FILM

OCTOBER 8

“A Wrinkle in Time” | 7pm | Family Movies in Discovery Park, LL Bean, Freeport | bit.ly/3tLa1o4

“Monitor” | MECA film screening | Free | 7-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

OCTOBER 14

“All Light, Everywhere” | PMA Films, in conjunction with “Monitor: Surveillance, Data, and the New Panoptic” exhibit in the ICA at MECA&D | Free | 2pm | Screening at PMA, 7 Congress St | bit.ly/2YgOdFK

OCTOBER 15

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” | 7pm | Family Movies in Discovery Park, LL Bean, Freeport | bit.ly/3tLa1o4

“Possession” (1981) | 7-9pm | $8, in-person screening | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | theapohadiontheater.com/

OCTOBER 16

“Arrebato (Rapture)” | 7-9pm | $8, in-person screening | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover | theapohadiontheater.com/

“The Phantom of the Opera” with improvised symphonic score | Pre-recorded showing at the Saco Drive-In, 969 Portland Rd, Saco | $20 per car | bit.ly/3uu5tmJ

OCTOBER 17

“The Phantom of the Opera” with improvised symphonic score | On-Demand thru Nov. 1 | Pay what you can, $10+ | bit.ly/3Fa5xNi

OCTOBER 18

“El Lobo y La Paloma” | Film screening and Q&A | $15 | Stream thru Oct. 24, 4pm | Live Q&A Oct. 24, 5pm | Mayo Street Arts | bit.ly/3mjwohc

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

OCTOBER 7

The State of Maine Birds: Decades of Change | With Maine Audubon | 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Register at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/23106-2/

Growing Great Garlic in Maine | UMaine Extension webinar | $0-$10 | 6-7:30pm | Info and registration: bit.ly/39AIUDi

OCTOBER 12

The Butterflies of Maine: Biology, Identification, Conservation | Friends of Scarborough Marsh with Dr. Phillip deMaynadier | 7pm via Zoom | Scarborough Public Library | More info and registration at bit.ly/3o6PHNk

Preserving the Maine Harvest: Fermenting Vegetables | UMaine Extension webinar | $5 donation | 12pm | Info and registration: bit.ly/39xfaHn

OCTOBER 14

Backyard Birding Basics with Maine Audubon | 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Register at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/23114-2/

“All Power is Inherent in the People” | A discussion of Maine voting rights with Anne B Gass | Free | 6-7pm via Zoom | Register at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

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

HEALTH/SUPPORT

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

Relaxation Meditation | Tuesday Noontime series through Oct. 26 | 12-1pm | $8, free for members | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Space is limited, register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

OCTOBER 10

Global Mental Health Awareness Day | Community Event | Speeches, music, poetry, tulip bulbs | 10am | Monument Sq, Portland

OCTOBER 17

Lattes & Littles: New Parents Group | Informal gathering, all families welcome | 11:30am | Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd, Falmouth | 781-3413

OCTOBER 18

NAMI Family-to-Family | Free 8-week education program for family/friends of someone with a mental health condition | Mondays 6-8:30pm via Zoom | More info at namimaine.org/events/f2f101821

OCTOBER 23

Forest Mindfulness Walk | With Terri Young, Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide | for ages 12 and up | $10 suggested | 9-11am | Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | No drop-ins, for more information, visit bit.ly/3gZ2du1

ONGOING

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/

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

MMPA, photography, Dan Dowd, Antidote
Dan Dowd, Untitled, from the Faces portfolio, at the online gallery of the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/. See Visual Arts for more.

LITERARY ARTS

OCTOBER 6

“Dear Specimen” | W.J. Herbert talks with Betsy Sholl | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/39852EP

OCTOBER 10

“Reading Rilke” | Four writers’ journey with Rainer Maria Rilke | 4-5:30pm | The Poets Corner | Infor and registration at bit.ly/3kF4DQF

OCTOBER 12

“Bright Star” | Yuyi Morales | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/3uc3Aut

OCTOBER 13

“Bigfoot in Maine” | Book Talk with Michelle Souliere | Free | 7-8pm via Zoom | Register at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

“Inside Cat” | Brendan Wenzel Book Talk | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/39xMYnC

OCTOBER 19

“We Want to Go to School: The Fight for Disability Rights” | Maryann Cocca-Leffler with Janine Leffler | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/3mkv4us

OCTOBER 20

“More Than I Love My Life” | David Grossman book talk | Free | 12:30pm, virtual | JCA of Southern Maine | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/39ZxHvT

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

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | “Summertime Amusements: To and Fro” thru Oct. 23 | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | skylinefarm.org

Maine Jewish Museum | Victoria Elbroch, Anne Ireland, Phyllis Graber Jensen, Thru Oct. 3 | Arthur Fink, Michael Droge, PSBL, Oct 7-Nov 12 | 267 Congress St. | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Tate House Museum | Tours on the hour 10-3pm, Thurs-Sat | $7-$15 | 1267 Westbrook St, Portland | Masks required | Tickets and more info online, tatehouse.org/

 

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 6

Josephine County | 7:30-8pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

OCTOBER 7

Noonday Concert Series: Harold Stover | Organist, composer | 12:15-12:50pm | Free | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | bit.ly/2W9ajZF

The Strangely Possibles | 5-6:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble | 7-8:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Anthony Lewis | 9-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

OCTOBER 8

Sal Johnson and  the Crowded Table | 5-7pm | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson, Portland | fermentory.com/

King Yellowman & K’Reema & The Sagittarius Band | $25 adv, $30 door | 8-11:30pm | Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St | baysidebowl.com/musicandevents

Golden Rules The Thumb; Van Chamberlain; Hybe Severe; DJ Herbman | 8pm | $10 | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St | theapohadiontheater.com/

Dimensions in Jazz: RJ Miller | 8-9:30pm | $5-$25 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | bit.ly/3EQDpyv

Ocean Ave Band | Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Wild Honey Collective | 6-7:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com’

Andrew LaVogue | 8-9:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

Ocean Ave Band | Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

OCTOBER 9

Gather ’Round Concert Series | The Burnurwurbskek Singers | Traditional Northeast woodland & contemporary intertribal songs | Free, outdoors | 11:30 and 12:30 | Children’s Museum & Theatre, Thompson’s Point | bit.ly/3uyNsDS

Talons of Spring with Is She? | 8pm | $5 | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com/

Music of Sitar with David Pontbriand | Original compositions | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert | USM concert band | 1pm | USM School of Music, Corthell Hall steps, Gorham Campus | More info at usm.maine.edu/music/old-fashioned-outdoor-band-concert-3

Heather Pierson Trio | 6-7:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Soggy Po’ Boys | 8-9:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Scott Kiefner | 10pm-12am | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

OCTOBER 10

Levitate’s Flannel Jam | A touring celebration of fall in New England | Music, food, craft beer, hay maze, more | 2-8pm | Lot beside Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave, Portland | Visit bit.ly/3u7Z7cl

Casco Bay Tummlers | 5-6:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Jenny Van West & Special Guests | 7-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

OCTOBER 13

Autumn Rhodes & Tim Hill with Owen Marshall | 7:30pm | $20 | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

OCTOBER 14

Latin Swing | 7-9pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave, Portland | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

OCTOBER 15

Va-et-Vient | 7-8:15pm | $15 adv, $18 door | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | bit.ly/3mboc2y

LVDY | 8-9:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

el malo | 10pm-12am | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Faculty Concert Series: Laura Kargul, pianist | 8-10:30pm | USM School of Music | Corthell Hall, Gorham Campus | Info at university-of-southern-maine-school-of-music.ticketleap.com/

Ouellette, Lefebvre and Page | Rock/Folk/Americana | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

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

An Evening with Organically Good Trio | $15 adv, $20 door | 8-11:30pm | Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St | baysidebowl.com/musicandevents

OCTOBER 16

Dan & Claudia Zanes | Free, sensory-friendly community event | Presented by Portland Ovations | 3pm | Deering Oaks Park | Info at portlandovations.org/event/dan-claudia-zanes/

Troy Hudson and The High Road | Americana | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Tracy & Tony Jazz Duo | 6-7:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Bailey Giles Group | 10pm-12am | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Yung Abner B2B Slaythoven, Electrya & Section D | Eclectic EDM/Bass music | 9pm | $10 suggested | 21+ | Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St | flasklounge.com/events/

OCTOBER 17

Faculty Concert Series: Laura Kargul, pianist | 3-5pm | USM School of Music | Corthell Hall, Gorham Campus | More info at university-of-southern-maine-school-of-music.ticketleap.com/

THEATER

“The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus” | Thru Oct. 11 | $10 | Maddy’s Theatre, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Rd, Portland | More info and tickets at kitetails.org/maddys-theatre

“Perseverance” by Callie Kimball | from $25 | Through Oct. 17; On Demand Oct. 13-31 | Schedule and ticketing at portlandstage.org/

OCTOBER 7

“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/

“I Think I Love You” by Patrick McGrail | Thru Oct. 23 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | For more info, call 747-5434 or visit thefootlightstheatre.com/

OCTOBER 8

The Marvelous Meep Island Adventure | Free theater for all ages at outdoor venues | presented by USM Theatre Department | 4pm | Boys and Girls Club, Brick Hill, South Portland | More info at bit.ly/3CEv6DX

Michael Trautman’s Death of a Clown | 7-8pm | $15 adv, $10 door | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/569798/

“Much Ado About Nothing” | Thru Oct 10 | F/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 1pm | $28 | Monmouth Theater, 796 Main St, Monmouth | bit.ly/2Yagwpt

OCTOBER 9

The Marvelous Meep Island Adventure | Free theater for all ages at outdoor venues | presented by USM Theatre Department | 11am, Kennedy Park, Lewiston | 3:30pm, Festival Plaza, Auburn | More info at bit.ly/3CEv6DX

Michael Trautman’s Head in the Clouds | Solo variety show | 1-2pm | $10+ | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | bit.ly/3EO26LW

OCTOBER 10

The Marvelous Meep Island Adventure | Free theater for all ages at outdoor venues | presented by USM Theatre Department | 2pm | Deering Oaks Park Stage, Portland | More info at bit.ly/3CEv6DX

OCTOBER 15

The Marvelous Meep Island Adventure | Free outdoor theater for all ages presented by USM Theatre Department | 2pm | Larrabee Woods, 9 Dottie’s Way, Westbrook | More info at bit.ly/3CEv6DX

The Great American Trailer Park Musical | Oct. 15-24 | $12-$15 | Windham Theater, 8 School St, Windham | windhamtheater.org/Shows/trailerpark.htm

“Middletown” by Dan Clancy | Thru Oct. 24 | On Demand Oct. 19-24 | $10-$25 | The Public Theater, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | thepublictheatre.org/plays-events/plays/

OCTOBER 16

The Marvelous Meep Island Adventure | Free outdoor theater for all ages presented by USM Theatre Department | 11am | Memorial Park, Bow/Park St, Freeport | More info at bit.ly/3CEv6DX

OCTOBER 17

The Marvelous Meep Island Adventure | Free outdoor theater for all ages presented by USM Theatre Department | 2pm | USM Gorham Campus | More info at bit.ly/3CEv6DX

OCTOBER 20

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/

VISUAL ARTS

“The Color of Light” | 5-7pm | ACAF, Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St, Freeport | Thru Oct. 17 | bit.ly/3gjJKb2

“Rock Row: Inside, Outside the Box” | Environmental Art Exhibit spanning more than a football field with 20-foot-long shipping containers | Free | Through Oct. | 90 Rock Row, Westbrook | Visit rockrow.com/art

Monitor: Surveillance, Data, and the New Panoptic | Thru Dec. 10 | ICA at MECA&D, 522 Congress St, Portland | Gallery hours Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Info at bit.ly/3EjCKW1

OCTOBER 6

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

OCTOBER 7

Margaret Lawrence “Fresh Air” | Opening Reception 5-7pm | Thru Oct. 30 | Greenhut Galleries,146 Middle | greenhutgalleries.com/

OCTOBER 8

Transformation/Identity Opening Reception | 5:30-7pm | Jennifer Goldfinger (Portland), Kathryn Geismar (Boston) discuss memory and identity with oils and mixed media | Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery, 804 Washington, Bath | Exhibition thru Nov. 27 | chocolatechurcharts.org/gallery

OCTOBER 14

Tim Greenway: Refined Resurgence | Opening Reception 5-7pm | Photography exhibit about the Portlands, through Dec. 11 | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com

ONGOING

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

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “Harvest Season” thru Oct. 9 | “Peregrine Press @ 30” thru Nov. 13 | “Maine Coast Sojourn” thru Nov. 13 | 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 | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | Visit greenhutgalleries.com/

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at 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