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BENEFITS

SEPTEMBER 22

Autumn Equinox at Maine Audubon | Audubon fundraiser presented by Portside Real Estate Group | Music, food/drink, games, tours | $12-$75 | 4pm | Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Rd, Falmouth | bit.ly/3eOSJTH

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/

SEPTEMBER 29

“Brush with Nature” | Art auction to benefit Maine Audubon | $40 | 5:30-8pm | Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Rd, Falmouth | Tickets, info: maineaudubon.org/news/events/brush-with-nature-art-auction/

OCTOBER 1

Benefit 5K Trail Run/Walk | 9:30am | Preregistration $20, Race Day $25 | Prizes, $7 breakfast, bluegrass jam | Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | More info at bit.ly/3BSysWJ

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

SEPTEMBER 28

UFF Comedy Night hosted by Al Ghanekar | 8pm | $15 | 21+ | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St. | fermentory.com/calendar

OCTOBER 1

LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy | 8pm | $12-$15 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

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 23

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

Woodfords CornerFEST | 4:30-7:30pm | Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St, Portland | woodfordscorner.org/programs/cornerfest

SEPTEMBER 24

Longfellow Park Anniversary Celebration with Lighting Reveal | Music, dancing, food | Free community event | 5-8:30pm | 10 Longfellow St | Rain date Sept. 25 |
bit.ly/3xkP6vc

SEPTEMBER 25

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

OCTOBER 2

Any Two Wheels Bike Festival | Music, vendors, food, prizes | 2-6pm | Urban Farm Fermentory & Hi-Fidelity Brewery, 200 Anderson | fermentory.com/calendar

FILM

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 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

SEPTEMBER 28

“Taming the Garden” | Environmental tale | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

SEPTEMBER 30

“The Territory” | Documentary | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Manhattan Short Film Festival | Film lovers unite in venues worldwide to view and vote on films from around the world | Sept 30 & Oct 1 | 7pm | $10 | The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | bit.ly/3eVD59o

OCTOBER 2

Maine Outdoor Film Festival Selects Tour | 6:30pm | $7-$10 | The Pub at Baxter Brewing Co, 70 Lincoln St, Lewiston | List of films at maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com/2022-lewiston/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

SEPTEMBER 25

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

SEPTEMBER 26

Let’s Talk About Hospice | Info session and Q&A with Kim Crabill of Hospice of Southern Maine | 1pm | Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd, Scarborough | bit.ly/3UhHzHh

SEPTEMBER 27

“Should I Stay, or Should I Go Now” | Migration, with the Center for Wildlife | 6:30-7:30pm | Thomas Memorial Library Zoom event | thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/

Plant Walk at Gilsland Farm | One-mile walk led by Andy Kapinos, Andrew Tufts | 4-6pm | Free, donations | Meet at farmhouse, head of driveway, 20 Gilsland Rd, Falmouth | maineaudubon.org/news/events/plant-walk-at-gilsland-farm/

SEPTEMBER 29

First Amendment Museum Speaker Series | Content moderation and government repression: Jillian C. York discusses her book “Silicon Values” | 5pm | Online | bit.ly/3qEAYZX

Celebrate 50 Years of Clean Water Progress | National Resources Council of Maine | 2-5pm | Simard-Payne Park, Banks of the Androscoggin, Lewiston | Details: nrcm.salsalabs.org/cwa50yearrsvp/index.html

Armchair Traveler via Zoom | Elephant Encounters and Lunch with a Leopard, presented by Karen and Pat Callaghan | 6:30pm | Scarborough Public Library | Register: bit.ly/3BnfDtd

OCTOBER 3

PSO Virtual Symphony 101: The Violins | Avshi Weinstein and Director Eckart Preu discuss “Violins of Hope,” the mission and the sacred artifacts | 5pm | Learn about Violins of Hope here: portlandsymphony.org/violins-of-hope-maine/ | Zoom registration at: portlandsymphony.org/event_category/violins-of-hope/

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 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 23

Aulnes (Quebec), Worldsucks (NY/NJ), Exclave + Mound | 7pm Doors; 8pm Music | $10 | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St | aulnes-worldsucks-exclave-mound.eventbrite.com

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.

“This Land Was Saved for You and Me” | Book talk with Jeffrey H. Ryan | 7-8pm | Free, open to public | Maine Historical Society Zoom event | Register at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

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

SEPTEMBER 22

Artist Visit with Paula Gerstenblatt | Visit and Q&A | “Generational Layers: Gerstenblatt-Berg Family Collage Portraits” | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St, Portland | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Palaver Strings ensemble
Palaver Strings launches its 9th season with an escape into the world of early music. Performances are October 1-2 at Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. See listing under Music for link to more details.

MUSIC

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

SEPTEMBER 27

Bess Jacques & The Strays, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 28

Cold Chocolate with the Evan Haines Trio | 8pm | $12-$15 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

Adam Swanson – Pianist and Entertainer | Free Piano Benefit Concert | $10 suggested donation | 6:30-8pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

SEPTEMBER 29

Crow Billiken and Ceschi Ramos with First Passionate Frisbee Club | 8pm | $12-$15 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

SEPTEMBER 30

Heritier Watanabe | 8pm | $31-$44 | State Theatre, 609 Congress, Portland | portlandovations.org/event/heritier-watanabe/

Emilia Dahlin & Sorcha Cribben-Merrill | 8pm | $12-$15 | One Longfellow Sq, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/upcoming-shows-events/

Javier Rosario Trio, Album Cover Project: Hunter Lefebvre & Friends | 8-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Adam Swanson | Ragtime and Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

OCTOBER 1

“A Brilliant Escape” | Palaver Strings Season 9 Concert Series | Oct 1-2 | $20-$35 | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Tickets, info: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Caroline with Hour | 8pm | $15-$18 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Michael Beling, Nihco Gallo, Robben Harris Trio | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Katie Dagget & Ed DesJardins | Americana | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

OCTOBER 2

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana | Kotzschmar Organ, ChoralArt and other choirs | 3:30-5pm | $38-$58 | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | bit.ly/3RL0Tv6

Blues on Sunday | 4pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

OCTOBER 3

PSO Virtual Symphony 101: The Violins | Avshi Weinstein and Director Eckart Preu discuss “Violins of Hope,” the mission and the sacred artifacts | 5pm | Learn about Violins of Hope here: portlandsymphony.org/violins-of-hope-maine/ | Zoom registration at: portlandsymphony.org/event_category/violins-of-hope/

OCTOBER 4

Russ Mason & Paddy Kilrain, Jazz Sesh | 7-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

THEATER

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

“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 29

“When We Were Young and Unafraid” by Sarah Treem | Thru Oct. 23 | Pay what you decide after the show | Mad Horse Theatre Co, 24 Mosher, South Portland | Reserve seats at madhorse.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 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

SEPTEMBER 28

Makers at the Hall: Erica Moody | Metal craftsman of forged and fabricated serving utensils, in conversation | 7pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St, Portland | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

SEPTEMBER 29

“Portland Debuts” Opening Reception | 5-7pm | Thru Nov. 19 | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1/portlanddebutsopening

SEPTEMBER 30

Running With Scissors Artist Meet & Greet | 5-8pm | Belleflower Brewing, 66 Cove St | rwsartstudios.com/

OCTOBER 1

Running With Scissors Exhibit & Open Studios | 10am-5pm and Oct. 2, 12-4pm | Running With Scissors Art Studios, 250 Anderson St | rwsartstudios.com/

Scenes of Maine, annual group exhibition of paintings | 10am-5pm | Thru Oct. 30 | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St, Portland | richardboydartgallery.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