Maine Museum of Photographic Arts has been featuring an online gallery of photography throughout the pandemic. Titled “MMPA Antidote,” new images, interviews, studio shots, videos, process and musings are added every other week at mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org. (Sara Stites, June and Tower, 2015, Ink jet print)
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BENEFITS

SEPTEMBER 12

Virtual Paint for Preservation Auction funding 25% of Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s budget | Preview Sept. 5-11 | bidding opens Sept. 12 | 8am | capelandtrust.org/

SEPTEMBER 17-20

Farm-to-Easel Invitational Art Auction | Virtual fundraiser for Wolfe’s Neck Center | for info and to register for bidding, bit.ly/3gTobM8

ONGOING

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” chronicling Lewis’ social activism | PMA Films | bit.ly/31sorvW | All proceeds to benefit NAACP-Maine

COMEDY

SEPTEMBER 10

Stroudwater Summer Patio Comedy Series | 7pm | Stroudwater Distillery | 4 Thompsons Point | $10 reservations | Cocktails and food specials | Masks required | bit.ly/30JUWGM

SEPTEMBER 11

Cabin Fever | (anti)socials at the Point | 7pm | $20 | Brick South | 8 Thompson’s Point Rd | bit.ly/2F5Eubb for tickets and more info.

DANCE

ONGOING

West African Dance Class, Guinea Style | Edward Payson Park | 700 Baxter Blvd | Portland | 9 a.m. | If rain, class will be online | Wear mask | Sliding Scale | more info and registration at embodytherhythm.com/ Through Sept. 10.

FILM

SEPTEMBER 11

Adventure Movie Night, “Free Solo” | Rock climbing documentary | Rated PG-13 | 7:30 pm | Free | L.L.Bean Discovery Park, 95 Main St, Freeport | Space limited, Register at bit.ly/3bwd2j9

SEPTEMBER 11-13

“Those Who Remained” | Maine Jewish Film Festival virtual screening | Free | for more info and link, bit.ly/3h4fpLr

SEPTEMBER 12

Maine Outdoor Film Festival | Evening of Outdoor Films | shown outdoors behind the Gem Theater, 23 Cross St, Bethel | $15 | Bring chair, mask, and distance yourself | info at maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com/2020-bethel/

ONGOING

“Ghost Tropic,” Virtual Screening | through Sept. 11 | The Apohadion Theater | $12 rental / 3 days | bit.ly/2QxMEMg

“The Hole,” | Virtual screening | through Sept. 18 | The Apohadion Theater, co-presented by SPACE | $8 rental / 48 hours | bit.ly/2EYNAH7

“Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin” | through Oct. 22 | $12 | Portion of proceeds will benefit Frontier, Brunswick | go to explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema for information and links to this and other films

“The Hermit,” North Pond Hermit documentary | free stream on Vimeo:
vimeo.com/406217619

LITERARY ARTS

SEPTEMBER 4

Virtual First Friday Reading Series | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association | Jason Diamond, “The Sprawl” | 7-8 pm | for more info and Zoom link: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

SEPTEMBER 8

Caroline Leavitt discusses “With or Without You,” with Anne Lamott on Zoom | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

SEPTEMBER 10

Virtual Spotlight Lecture: Richard Ford discusses his book “Sorry for Your Trouble” with Bill Roorbach | 3-4 pm on Zoom | portlandlibrary.com, click on events | zoom info at bit.ly/2CLARXf

Online book launch | “Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,” Nicholas A. Basbanes | 6-7 pm via Zoom | Free | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml to register.

SEPTEMBER 14

Maine at 200 Series: A Talk with Dr. Kate McMahon | “Freedom’s Woods: The African American Community of Peterborough in Warren, Maine” | 6-7pm | FMI and link to register at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

SEPTEMBER 15

Meredith Hall discusses her book, “Beneficence,” with Monica Wood on Zoom | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

SEPTEMBER 16

Virtual Literary Lunch: Kerri Arsenault on “Mill Town” with Kate Christensen | 12-1 pm | for more info and Zoom link: bit.ly/3iXFAEM

SEPTEMBER 17

Virtual Writers Meet-Up | Portland Public Library |
6-7 pm | moderated by Richard Leone | Zoom info at bit.ly/3jjQRzh

Debra Spark and Bonnie Friedman discuss their books on writing | 7-8pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

SEPTEMBER 21

Hamilton! Remixing American History with Dr. Richard Bell | 7 pm | Free to members of Mechanics’ Hall and Maine Historical Society | $10 non-members | Registration required | for more info: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

SEPTEMBER 23

Maine author Perry O’Brien discusses his book, “Fire in the Blood” | 7-8pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

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.

MUSEUMS

SEPTEMBER 17

Exhibition opening, Miklos Pogany, Alice Spencer | runs through Oct. 18 | Maine Jewish Museum Pop-Up | 67 Washington Ave., Portland | Tues-Fri 11-5 | Sat. 11-6 | Sun-Mon private appts only, call Nancy at 207-239-4774 | Masks required.

ONGOING

Tate House Museum | 1267 Westbrook St. | Inside/Out Tours | Fri, Sat, Sun through Sept. 27 | $12, $10 seniors, $5 children | Registration, payment 24 hours in advance | call 774-6177 or email info@tatehouse.org | For time slots and info visit tatehouse.org and scroll to Inside/Out Tours.

Maine Jewish Museum Pop-Up | 67 Washington Ave., Portland | Tues-Fri 11-5 | Sat. 11-6 | Sun-Mon private appts only, call Nancy at 207-239-4774 | Masks required.

MUSIC

SEPTEMBER 10

Zak Trojano | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 8 p.m. | Blue | 650 Congress | facebook.com/portcityblue

SEPTEMBER 11

Emily Bodley | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 8 p.m. | Blue | 650 Congress | facebook.com/portcityblue

SEPTEMBER 12

Kyle Morgan | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 8 p.m. | Blue | 650 Congress | facebook.com/portcityblue

SEPTEMBER 17

Lady Lupine | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 8 p.m. | Blue | 650 Congress | facebook.com/portcityblue

SEPTEMBER 18

Samuel James | Out of the Blue Live Stream Series | 8 p.m. | Blue | 650 Congress | facebook.com/portcityblue

ONGOING

Kevin Morby plays each of his albums in their entirety | Livestream series Thursdays through Oct. 15 | 9pm | $15 | statetheatreportland.com/events.

Irish Night at Blue Virtual Concert Series | Wednesdays 8pm on Facebook | bit.ly/2Ebi60a for info and schedule.

Pic-Nic-Ettes at Thompson’s Point | 10 Thompson Point Road | Food trucks, drinks, live music, reggae Fridays | Wed-Fri, 4-8:30 pm, through Sept. 18 |
bit.ly/3hCBnpC

SPACE House Shows | weekly live stream series on Instagram | Tuesdays 8pm | facebook.com/SPACE538/ for information and Instagram links.

PEACE OF MIND

SEPTEMBER 10

LL Bean Free Yoga in the Park | Bring mat and block | 6pm | Deering Oaks, Portland | Space limited | Register at bit.ly/3gX5Q0v

SEPTEMBER 12

“Life of a Honey Bee” | Introduction to Beekeeping | Interactive workshop limited to 10 | masks a must | Frith Farm, 61 Ash Swamp Rd, Scarborough | 10-11am | $15-$30 | work-trade option available | bit.ly/2F2ndjq

ONGOING

Gentle Chair Yoga with AARP Maine and SeaChange Yoga | online | Fridays 8-8:45 am | For more info and to register: bit.ly/2Dzu0Au | Through Sept. 18

Queer Yoga with SeaChange Yoga | Outdoor trauma-informed classes | every Thurs 6-7pm, North Deering | $15 suggested donation | seachangeyoga.org/queeryoga

Community Meal | Free boxed meals for take-out | Trinity Lutheran Church in conjunction with Wayside Food Services | every Wed 1-2pm in parking lot at 612 Main St, Westbrook | Please wear a mask.

LL Bean Free Sunday, and Sunset, Yoga Classes | Freeport | bit.ly/3lPmbrK for schedules and to register

Outdoor Yoga Class series through Sept. 26 | SeaChange Yoga | volunteer teachers | Donations accepted | Eastern Prom and Payson Park, for details and to sign up, bit.ly/3b2ZIm5

THEATER

SEPTEMBER 11

“Pirates of Penzance” | Theater at Monmouth, “Plays of Futures Past” Series | $25 / $20 students | Youtube link valid Sept. 11 3pm through Sept. 17 | Register at bit.ly/2Z0dnWg

VISUAL ARTS

SEPTEMBER 10

Bus shelter design Ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Creative Portland | artist Ebenezer Akakpo | outside Mechanics’ Hall | 519 Congress St, Portland | 2-4pm | wear a mask.

Online artist talk with Tina Ingraham, “Sight Specific” | 7pm | Greenhut Galleries Facebook page, facebook.com/greenhutgalleries/ | Exhibit through Oct. 3

ONGOING

“The Taste of A Cinder Block is Not a Cinder Block or an Ordinary Kind of Magic” | Artwork by Jenny Brillhart, Kim Faler, Zoe Sheehan Saldana | Hours: Fri/Sat 3-5:30pm | through Oct. 3 | By appt, ablebakercontemporary@gmail.com | Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave, Portland | 5 people at a time allowed | masks required

Makers on Main, presented by Visit Freeport | Pop-ups on Main St. Saturdays 10-4 through Oct. 12 | Masks required | info at visitfreeport.com/makersonmain/

From a Woman’s Perspective | Paintings and sculpture by woman artists | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St, Peaks Island | free | Daily 10-5 | info at 207-712-1097
| richardboydpottery.com/ | through Sept. 29.

Meetinghouse Arts Art Show | 30 Maine artists | Portion of proceeds benefits Freeport Historical Society and Meetinghouse Arts | Frosty Bldg, Freeport Historical Society | 45 Main St | Freeport | Through Sept. 20

Art in The Park installations | Congress Sq. Park | New installations monthly through November.

Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan
| ICA at MECA | 522 Congress St | Open W-F noon to 5 | Register for free timed admission entry: icaatmeca.youcanbook.me/ | through Sept. 12

2020 Vision: Past, Present & Future | Artists’ interpretations of a moment in Maine’s history | On view: creativeportland.com/2020vision | through April 15, 2021.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | “MMPA Antidote,” mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org, featuring Maine art and artists | updated regularly with interviews and Q&As.