Sal Johnson and the Crowded Table
Psychedelic Roots Rock with Sal Johnson and the Crowded Table, playing Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St., Portland on Friday, Oct. 8, 5-7 p.m.
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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

Acadia Night Sky Festival | In-person and virtual events to help the effort to protect Acadia’s night sky | Sept. 29 – Oct. 3 | Events calendar at acadianightskyfestival.org/calendar/

OCTOBER 2

Furniture Friends Virtual Slumber Party | “Sleep on the floor for one night so others don’t have to” | Fundraiser to help provide furniture to those who need it | More info coming at furniturefriends.org/

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

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/

DANCE

OCTOBER 2-3

Lindsey Bourassa Flamenco featuring Bárbara Martínez, Andreas Arnold & Mario Rincon | October 2-3, 8:30pm | $15 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | Info and tickets, bit.ly/3zjdjQB

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

SEPTEMBER 29

“City Lights” | National Silent Movie Day | Free | Film 6:30-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St

OCTOBER 1-3

Yiddish Culture Festival with MJFF | Film streaming of “The Last Klezmer” and “Black Honey” | $10 per, $18 both | JCA of Southern Maine | More info on this plus klezmer concert and filmmaker discussion | bit.ly/3hApwKY

OCTOBER 3

“Freedom & Captivity” | Art on Abolition short films | Free | Film 6:30-8:30pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress, High St.

OCTOBER 8

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

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

SEPTEMBER 29

Freedom & Captivity: “The Soundscape of American Hyperincarceration” via Zoom with Dr. Andrew McGraw | 5:30-7pm | Portland Public Library | More info and Zoom link at
portlandlibrary.com/events/freedom-captivity-lecture/

SEPTEMBER 30

Under the Night Sky | Acadia Artist in Residence Imma Barrera, photographer, on the preservation of the night environment | Part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival | Free | 7-8:30pm | Info and Zoom link: bit.ly/3of2JIx

OCTOBER 1

“The Sleep Revolution” | Biology of Light Virtual Lecture with Dr. Allan Peck | Part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival | 12-1pm | Info and Zoom link: bit.ly/3AOvzDj

OCTOBER 5

Altar to the Stars: Ara Jerahian’s Astrophotography | Discussion of astronomy and astrophotography | 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Register at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/23124-2/

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

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

OCTOBER 2

March to Protect Abortion Access | 11am | Congress Square Park to City Hall, Portland | Join abortion providers, supporters, and allies to march for reproductive rights and freedoms | Sign up: bit.ly/mainemarch

OCTOBER 10

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

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

LITERARY ARTS

OCTOBER 1

“Antique Densities” | Jefferson Navicky with Cate Marvin | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/3hBhpOc

OCTOBER 3

“The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream” | David Rubenstein book talk | $11, $40 with book | 8pm, virtual | JCA of Southern Maine | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/2XRqqw2

Littorally LIVE! | A performance of poetry and prose by Littoral Books writers | 3pm | $10 at door | Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth | littoralbooks.com/littorally-alive/

OCTOBER 5

“Skywatcher” | Jamie Hogan with Charles Fulco | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/2Z5oost

Maine Writers on “Freedom & Captivity” | Maine writers share stories and poems about freedom and incarceration | Free | 6-7pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St. | mainewriters.org/calendar/freedom-captivity-reading

“Ladyparts” Spotlight Lecture with Deborah Copaken | Hosted by PPL | 7-8pm | Bunker Brewing Co, 17 Westfield St, Portland | More info at bit.ly/2YPLq6f

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

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/

 

the Vacationland Ceili Band
The Vacationland Ceili Band, Saturday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m. at The Music Loft at Linden Lea, 655 Elmwood Road, Pownal. See below for link to more info.

MUSIC

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

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/

SEPTEMBER 30

Celebrating Diversity: Hispanic Heritage Month | Music by Latinx composers, faculty and students | 7:30pm, thru Oct. 2 | USM School of Music | Corthell Hall, Gorham Campus | More info at bit.ly/3EzkS9L

OCTOBER 1

Barney Martin | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Darlin’ Corey | 6-7:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

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

Scoby | 10pm-12am | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com

OCTOBER 2

Michael Beling | 6-7:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

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

When Particles Collide | Rock | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Max Creek Golden Anniversary Tour | 8-11:30pm | $25 adv, $30 door | Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland | More info: baysidebowl.com/musicandevents

The Vacationland Ceili Band | 4pm | $18 adv, $20 door | The Music Loft at Linden Lea, 655 Elmwood Road, Pownal | facebook.com/lindenleapownal

OCTOBER 3

Jocelyn and Chris | Sunday Concert Series | 6-9pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave, Portland | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Max Creek Golden Anniversary Tour | $25 adv, $30 door | 8-11:30pm | Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St | baysidebowl.com/musicandevents

OCTOBER 5

Factual Brains; Kait Frost ; Unique Unknown; Merge & Vary | 7:30pm | $7, all ages | The Apohadion Theater, 107 Hanover St, Portland | theapohadiontheater.com/

Time Zones | 7-8:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.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 | Free | 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

OCTOBER 9

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

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

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

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/

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

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

SEPTEMBER 29

Jennifer Goldfinger and Kathryn Geismar
Transformation/Identity Jennifer Goldfinger and Kathryn Geismar (discuss memory and identity with oils and mixed media. Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery, 804 Washington, Bath. Exhibition runs through Nov. 27

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

OCTOBER 1

Monitor: Surveillance, Data, and the New Panoptic | Exhibition Opening 5-8pm | Thru Dec. 10 | ICA at MECA&D, 522 Congress St, Portland | Gallery hours Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Info at bit.ly/3EjCKW1

“Art in Captivity and Teen Street Art” | Opening reception of an exhibition of photographs by current inmates in Maine | 5-8pm | Outdoors at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq | Exhibit runs thru Oct. 15 | bit.ly/3EnU4td

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Scenes of Maine” thru Oct. 30 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Daily 10am-5pm | Free | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

Immersives Art Collective presents PortL | Multidimensional visitors have come by to share some weird, fun and interactive art | Free | Rain date, Oct.22 | 5-9pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Maine Craft Weekend | Produced by Running With Scissors in partnership with Maine Made | 5-7pm | Open Studios | 250 Anderson St | bit.ly/3m3GwdT

OCTOBER 2-3

Maine Craft Weekend | Produced by Running With Scissors in partnership with Maine Made | 10am-3pm | Artist Meet & Greet | Belleflower Brewing, 66 Cove St | bit.ly/3m3GwdT|

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 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

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 | Alison Goodwin, “Tradition and Generation” | Thru Oct. 2 | 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