“Body Concert,” a Lone Wolf Production, created by Kevin Augustine, is part of the “Puppets in Portland” festival, presented by Mayo Street Arts. For link to more info, see listing under Theater. Photo by Richard Termine
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BENEFITS

SEPTEMBER 14

Community Block Party | Celebration fundraiser for ProsperityME with Akwaaba Ensemble | 4:30-7:30pm | $60 | Brick South Events & Catering, Resurgam Place, Portland | bit.ly/3B2QMvD

SEPTEMBER 16

United Way Food Drive & Can Sculpture Contest | Donations benefit Wayside Food Programs and Youth Full Maine | 10am-2pm | Drop off canned food, non-perishables, diapers | Wayside Food Programs, 135 Walton St, Portland | bit.ly/3q54M1z

SEPTEMBER 17

Out of the Darkness Community Walk | Benefit for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Maine Chapter | Fort Allen Park, 49 Eastern Promenade | More info and free registration at bit.ly/3cGsCOi

UUCB Concerts for a Cause | Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations | Benefit the Brunswick Area Teen Center and Maine Family Planning | 7:30pm | $10-$20 | UUChurch of Brunswick, 1 Middle St, Brunswick | ticketstripe.com/soulsensations

Yoga at Sunflower Farm | Donation class (with goats!) to support Sea Change Yoga | $15 suggested | 9:30-10:30am | Sunflower Farm, 12 Harmon Way, Cumberland | Pre-register: bit.ly/3eBl8fZ

SEPTEMBER 23

Furniture Friends 10-Year Celebration “Creating Homes, Rebuilding Lives” | Food, drink, music, more | 5-8pm | $25+ | Furniture Friends Warehouse, 15 Saunders Way, #500D, Westbrook | furniturefriends.org/

SEPTEMBER 24

Golf Tournament to benefit the Maine Irish Heritage Center | 12pm registration for 1pm start | Prizes, raffle, dinner, more | Riverside Golf Course, 1158 Riverside, Portland | maineirish.com/

COMEDY

SEPTEMBER 24

Stand Up! For Reproductive Rights | Comedy benefit show for Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund | 7:30pm | $15-$20 | PHOME, 25 Temple | Info, tickets at bit.ly/3qPVQ0J

FAIRS, MARKETS

Farmers Markets | Cumberland: Sat. 10am-1pm 190 Tuttle Rd | Falmouth: Wed. 10am-1pm, 22 Hat Trick Drive | Thru end of Oct. | cumberlandfalmouthfarmmarket.com/

Yarmouth Farmers’ Market | Thurs 3-6pm thru Oct. | Free music 4-5pm | 1 Railroad Sq, Bickford Pavilion | yarmouthfarmersmarket.org/

SEPTEMBER 18

Congress Square Market | 11am-3pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

SEPTEMBER 23

Queer Makers Market – Night Market | 5-9pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

SEPTEMBER 25

Queer Makers Market | 11am-3pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

FILM

SEPTEMBER 15

Maine Outdoor Film Festival Selects Tour | 7:30pm | $10-$15, proceeds benefit Scarborough Land Trust | Memorial Park, 5 Durant Dr, Scarborough | maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com/2022-scarborough/

SEPTEMBER 16

“Three Minutes: A Lengthening” | Presented with Maine Jewish Film Festival | 2-3:12pm | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | portlandmuseum.org/films

“Audible” | Presented with Maine Behavioral Healthcare | 6-8pm | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | portlandmuseum.org/films

SEPTEMBER 19

The Rite of Earth: New Films from Colectivo Los Ingravidos | 7pm | Live Q&A with filmmaker to follow | Free with RSVP | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

SEPTEMBER 21

“El Gran Movimiento” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Dawnland – Live Online Film Screening and Q&A | 7-9pm | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/3RBJ5m6

SEPTEMBER 22

MFA Screening Series: Outdoor Movie Night | Co-presented by: MFA, MOFF & UFF | 7:30pm | $5 suggested | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St, Portland | mainefilm.org/outdoor22-sept/

SEPTEMBER 23

“Bounty” + “Sundance Indigenous Short Film Tour” with filmmaker Dawn Neptune Adams | 6pm | Showings thru Sept 25 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | Details at portlandmuseum.org/events

SEPTEMBER 25

Silent (Movie) Sunday: “The General” | Buster Keaton presented by Kinonik on 16mm film | 6:30-8pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

SEPTEMBER 14

“Promote My Site” – Email marketing, SEO, social media | Online tuition-free workshop for small business owners by New Ventures Maine and Empower by GoDaddy | 6-7:30pm | bit.ly/3BbpVxH

Birding Walk with Maine Audubon | Walk thru Dow’s Woods Trails with South Portland Land Trust and Nick Lund | $10, free for members | 8am | More info at bit.ly/3B7pxQH

SEPTEMBER 15

Dawnland Signals | A program highlighting indigenous topics, featuring Maria Girouard and Esther Anne | 4pm | Live stream at weru.org | Visit Wabanaki Reach at mainewabanakireach.org/

Removing & Disposing of Invasive Plants | Cape Elizabeth Garden Club with Andrew Cappeluti | 6:30-8:30pm | Thomas Memorial Library Community Room, 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Eliz | thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/

Edward Humes: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash | 12-1pm | Zoom event presented by NRCM | See event details at nrcm.org/events/

SEPTEMBER 25

Clean Energy Expo, Freeport | 10am-2pm | Freeport High School | See event details at nrcm.org/events/

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

Eastern Cemetery Tours by Spirits Alive | 4pm daily thru Oct 16 | Meet at Congress St gate | $10 adults, $5 students, seniors | More info at spiritsalive.org/tours/index.htm

Gilsland Farm Bird Walks with Doug Hitchcox | 7-9am every Thurs thru Oct. | Free, no registration | Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | maineaudubon.org/news/events/gilsland-farm-bird-walks-767/

Open Conversation for Learning English | Adults, teens | Mondays, 4-5:30pm | Free, all levels | Portland Public Library, Meeting Room 5, 5 Monument Sq, Portland | Info at portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

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

Tuition-Free Online Classes offered by New Ventures Maine in partnership with Empower by GoDaddy | Online, On-Demand, no charge | newventuresmaine.org/

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

Wednesday Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh | $5, exact change | 7am thru Sept. | Meet at Nature Center, 92 Pine Point Rd | bit.ly/3PKO5UQ

LITERARY ARTS

SEPTEMBER 14

“What Made Olmsted, Olmsted?” | Book launch with Jeff Ryan | 7pm | Mechanics Hall & Portland Parks Conservancy | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Spotlight Lecture: “Lungfish” | PPL & MWPA host Meghan Gilliss and Lynn Steger Strong | 6-7pm | Bunker Brewing Co, 17 Westfield St | bit.ly/3wRXimD

SEPTEMBER 15

“Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew” | Virtual author talk with Michael Twitty and Adeena Sussman | Hosted by the Jewish Book Council | 12:30pm | More info at bit.ly/3RtsSzr

“Mother Brain” | Chelsea Conaboy with Lynn Steger Strong | 7pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“Work(s) in Progress” | Author talk with Andy Young | 6:30-7:30pm | Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St, Cumberland | princememorial.libcal.com/event/9594909

“Women Sharing Stories” with Ana Lazar, Catherine Share, Catherine Whittenberg, Ceclia Wakefield, Eileen Griffin, Pat Taub, Shirely DeLong, Shoshana Hoose, Teri Winner, Sept. 18 at State Street Church. See listing for more info.

SEPTEMBER 18

“Women Sharing Stories” | Staged reading of true stories from the experiences of eight senior women | 2pm, reception follows | Free, donations welcome and will benefit the church statestreetchurch.org/ and wtsmaine.com/ | State Street Church, 159 State

Book Party | A celebration of Littoral Book’s latest publications, with author readings | 3-5pm | Speedwell Projects, 630 Forest Ave | Info at speedwellprojects.com/events

SEPTEMBER 19

“The Rabbit” | Coco McCracken chapbook launch | 7-8pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“Sailing at the Edge of Disaster” | Elizabeth Garber, Susan Conley | 6:30-7:30pm | Print: A Bookstore | In-person and virtual event | More information at printbookstore.com/events

SEPTEMBER 20

“Olympians in Vacationland” | Author talk with Todd Coffin | 6:30-7:30pm | Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St, Cumberland | princememorial.libcal.com/event/9595110

SEPTEMBER 21

“The Last Altruist” – Richard Cass Book Launch | 6:30pm | Longfellow Books, Monument Square | longfellowbooks.com/event

Susan Conley “Landslide” and Brian Kevin (Down East Magazine) in conversation about Maine’s working waterfronts | 7pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“The Best Ever!: Parades in New England, 1788-1940” | Book talk with Jane Nylander | 7-8pm | Free, open to public | Maine Historical Society Zoom event | Register at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Author Talk: Ethan Whitaker | “One Man’s Journey to See Every Bird in Maine” | 7pm | Free, registration requested | Gilsland Farm, Falmouth | maineaudubon.org/events/

“The Seven Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism” | Online conversation with Carter Heyward | 4-5:30pm | Co-hosted by the Maine Council of Churches and The BTS Center | bit.ly/3TY18nX

SEPTEMBER 22

“Breaking Bread” | Essays on New England Food, Hunger, Family | Reading with authors | 6:30-8pm | In-person and virtual | Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | Info, registration, bit.ly/3eFbfhp

SEPTEMBER 27

“Late Wonders” – Wes McNair Book Launch | Presented by Longfellow Books | 6-7pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events | Bad weather location Longfellow Books, Monument Square.

MUSEUMS

Maine Historical Society | “Northern Threads” – Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society | Thru Dec 31 | 489 Congress | 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 | Current exhibit –
“Town & Country: Rocking & Rolling Down the Lane” | Free, donations appreciated | skylinefarm.org

MUSIC

SEPTEMBER 14

Bill Berlinghoff Acoustic Folk Music | 5:30-6:30pm | Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr, Freeport | freeportmaine.libcal.com/

A Night of Spirituals | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

Vetiver w/ Maia Friedman | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

SEPTEMBER 15

Tender Mercy | Co-Presented by Happy Nomad Booking & UFF | 7:30pm Doors; 8:30pm Music | $10 | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St, Portland | fermentory.com/calendar

D. Gross, The Mill Burners | 7-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 16

WAND | 8pm | $12-$15 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Concert and Book Signing | Multi-instrumentalist Dave Kobrenski, Pianist Jed Wilson, Percussionist Brian Shankar Adler | 7pm | $12-$15 | St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/

Murcielago, Twin Grizzly & The Unscarred | 7pm Doors; 8pm Music | $12 | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St. | fermentory.com/calendar

The Satoko Fujii & Katta Maki Duo | Dimensions in Jazz | 8-10pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | Visit portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Choro Louco, Ryan Devlin Quarter | 6-9:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Blues on Sunday with Nelson Checkoway, Per Hanson, Jon Ross | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 17

Enter The Haggis | Celtic, Electric, Eclectic | 8pm | 21+ | $30-$35 | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple | bit.ly/3CH18Tf

Pirate Sea Shanty Singalong w/ The Shank Painters | 1-2:30pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

Blues Prophets | 7pm | $18-$2 | St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/

Garba 360 | Community dance party with guided instruction of western Indian Gujarati folk dances | 4-7pm | Free | Deering Oaks Park, Portland | portlandovations.org/event/garba360/

Zesty! & Friends | 7:30pm Doors, 8:30pm Music | $10 | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderston St, Portland | fermentory.com/calendar

Tracy McMullen, Javier Rosario, Forest City Swing | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Anni Clark | Folk/Blues/Pop | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Sam Mitchell | Solo acoustic covers, originals | 3pm | No cover | Root Wild Kombucha, 135 Washington Ave, Portland

SEPTEMBER 18

Outdoor concert with Carolyn Currie | 3pm | Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | By donation | More info at skylinefarm.org/upcoming-events

Jeffrey Lewis & Voltage with Frankie Moon | 8pm | $12-$15 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Haley Heynderickx & The Westerlies with Myriam Gendron and Illegal Son | 8pm | $22-$25 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Portland Chamber Music Festival | Johnny Gandelsman – “This Is America” | Solo program | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | pcmf.org/2022-9-18

SEPTEMBER 20

Bucketlist, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

David Bromberg Quintet | 8pm | $60 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

SEPTEMBER 22

Jenner Fox, Frank Fotusky, KF3-Vibing on a Thursday! | 5-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

The Portland Jazz Orchestra | 8pm | $7-$10 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

SEPTEMBER 23

Speedy Ortiz and Anand Wilder with Snake Lips | 8pm | $15-$18 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Genticorum – Peaks Island House Concerts | 7pm | $20 suggested | New Brackett Church, 9 Church Ave, Peaks Island | facebook.com/peakshouseconcerts/events

Melissa Lauren, Brook Blanche, Simplexity | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

Funkationland | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

SEPTEMBER 24

Stomp Fest! A Gathering of Maine’s Underground Indie, Folk and Psych Artists | $15-$50 | Noon-11pm | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson | bit.ly/3qs4CBS

The Joe Fonda Trio | Dimensions in Jazz | $5-$20 | 8-10pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Sherrie Phair, The Bradley Jazz Collective, The Way It Works | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

Bess Jacques | Folk/Blues/Pop | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Jonathan Edwards | 8pm | $35-$45 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

SEPTEMBER 25

Rachel Clemente, Dan Houghton | Scottish harp, border pipes, flute | 4pm | $20 advance purchase, email Janet Lynch at [email protected] | The Music Loft at Linden Lea, 655 Elmwood Road, Pownal | lindenleapownal.net/

Connor Garvey & Edie Carey | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

SEPTEMBER 26

Hip Hop in the Park | Monday of the Minds | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High, Portland | congresssquarepark.org/events

THEATER

Puppets in Portland | International puppetry festival presented by Mayo Street Arts | Sept 20-25 at different venues | For details visit puppetsinportland.org/

SEPTEMBER 15

“Cupid’s Arrow” | Thru Sept. 17 | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Rte 1, Falmouth | More info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

SEPTEMBER 16

“Morning After Grace” | A comedy for baby boomers | Thru Sept 25 | $25 | The Public Theatre, 31 Maple, Lewiston | thepublictheatre.org/plays-events/plays/

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” | Thru Sept 25 | $23-$37 | Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St | theateratmonmouth.org/

“Jekyll & Hyde” | Thru Oct 2 | $25 | Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer, South Portland | lyricmusictheater.org

SEPTEMBER 18

“The Bolt Sisters: Begin Again” | Thru Sept. 19 | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Rte 1, Falmouth | More info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

VISUAL ARTS

Maine Art Collective Pop-Up Gallery featuring 21 artists | 10am-6pm daily, thru Sept 30 | 157 Middle St | Artist reception Sept 1, 5-7pm | maineartcollective.com/

SEPTEMBER 16

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” | Group exhibition opening reception | 5-7pm | SPEEDWELL Projects, 630 Forest Ave | bit.ly/3xc3GVZ

SEPTEMBER 24

“Gone But Not Forgotten” a Retrospective for Paul Black | Reception 4-7pm, Rain date 9/25 12-3pm | Yarmouth Frame & Gallery, 729 Route 1, Yarmouth |
yarmouthframeandgallery.com

ONGOING

Alice Gauvin Gallery | 43 York St, Portland | alicegauvingallery.com/

Casco Bay Artisans | The Maine Wharf, 68 Commercial St | cascobayartisans.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 | 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 | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-5 | Visit greenhutgalleries.com/

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St | bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Maine Jewish Museum Gallery | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St | Updates at facebook.com/MaineJewishMuseum

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St, A3, Portland | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St. | 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 | “The Lives of the Jewelers” thru Oct 9 | bit.ly/3sxzAch