Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings
Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, Thursday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. More info and links under "Music"
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BENEFITS

Safe Passage 5K Virtual Event | Sept 10-19 | Adults $25, Students $12 | To find out more about Safe Passage and to register for the event, visit bit.ly/3j06Ghg

SEPTEMBER 1

Registration Deadline for Maine Lighthouse Ride, taking place on Sept. 11 | Hosted by the Eastern Trail Alliance | Pre-registration required | Southern Maine Community College, So Portland | More info at bit.ly/3Db4oEn

SEPTEMBER 9

Stitch: Maine Designers on the Runway | Fashion fundraiser for the Maine Crafts Association | 5-8pm | $50 / $40 MCA members | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St, Portland | mainecrafts.org/programs/stitch/

SEPTEMBER 16

Semi-Virtual Community Block Party | Celebration and Fundraiser hosted by Prosperity Maine | 4:30-6:30pm | Brick South, Thompson’s Point | $40+ | Information and tickets at bit.ly/3mI95iW

SEPTEMBER 18

Yoga at Sunflower Farm | Donation class to support Sea Change Yoga | $15 suggested | 9:30-10:30am | 12 Harmon Way, Cumberland | Pre-register: bit.ly/3sM62Y8

COMEDY

Stroudwater Comedy Series | $10 | Thursdays 7pm | Stroudwater Distillery, 4 Thompsons Point, Portland | bit.ly/3BZpowT

DANCE

SEPTEMBER 4

Portland Swing Project with Hadacol Bouncers | Live music and swing dancing | Free | 5-7pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

FILM

SEPTEMBER 3

“Sing” | Free Family Movie, LL Bean Discovery Park, Freeport | 7pm

SEPTEMBER 4

“Catch Me If You Can” | Community Movie Night | 8:30pm | Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St, Freeport | Free, donations appreciated | Limited parking | Sign up at bit.ly/3yY6FAt

“499” A film by Rodrigo Reyes | The Apohadion x SPACE | Virtual, through 9/17 | $12 | Film description and tickets, bit.ly/3ylmLTm

SEPTEMBER 4

“Catch Me If You Can” | Community Movie Night | 8:30pm | Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St, Freeport | Free, donations appreciated | Limited parking | Sign up at bit.ly/3yY6FAt

SEPTEMBER 5

“Maine Street USA” | 2-night showcase of short films of life in Maine during the COVID winter | Free | 7-9:30pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

SEPTEMBER 7

“Jurassic Park” | Movie starts at sundown | Free | Bayside Bowl Rooftop, 58 Alder | baysidebowl.com/the-rooftop

SEPTEMBER 8

“Black Art: In the Absence of Light” | Presented by PMA Films and Indigo Arts Alliance | Free | 6:30pm | 5:45pm live performance by Kafari and intro by Indigo Arts Alliance | Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St | Info/registration, bit.ly/3sQp5R4

SEPTEMBER 11

“The Farewell” | Community Movie Night | 8pm | Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St, Freeport | Free, donations appreciated | Limited parking | Sign up at bit.ly/3yY6FAt

SEPTEMBER 14

“The Big Lebowski” | Movie starts at sundown | Free | Bayside Bowl Rooftop, 58 Alder | baysidebowl.com/the-rooftop

SEPTEMBER 15

“Time” | Presented by PMA Films and Maine Prisoner Advocacy | Free | Film 7pm / Introduction and reflections by Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition at 6:30pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Patrick Plourde PINECONE
Patrick Plourde’s “PINECONE” sculpture in Deering Oaks Park. For information on a dedication ceremony taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 8, see “Visual Arts.”

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Maine Farms Scavenger Hunt | Discover local farms and learn about Maine’s food system | 30 tasks, prizes | Free | Through Sept. 30 | Maine Farmland Trust | Information and registration at bit.ly/3xxz3YQ

SEPTEMBER 9

Begin Again Series: A talk with Rhea Cote Robbins, “Who Gets to Tell the Story?” | Free, open to the public | 6-7pm via Zoom | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_1048

Climate Solutions & Spiritual Leadership | A conversation with leaders from the “All We Can Save” anthology | PPL in partnership with the BTS Center | 7-8:25pm | Online event, bit.ly/38e9eCi

SEPTEMBER 14

Preserving the Maine Harvest: Pressure Canning | Talk and demonstration by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff | Online | 12-12:45pm | $5 suggested | bit.ly/3BefnuH

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

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

Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival | Virtual, through Sept. 13 | Indigo Arts Alliance | More information and updates, beautifulblackbird.com/

SEPTEMBER 2

“Down to Earth” and “Tips for Magicians” | Betty Cullen and Celesta Rimington | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/3j0wolS

Fuzzytown & Miniature Worlds with Ohora & Ricci | Behind-the-scenes illustration and animation with author, and graphic designer | 5:30pm | Free and open to public, but seating limited Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

SEPTEMBER 3

“A Woven World” | Alison Deming speaks with Elizabeth Bradford | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, visit bit.ly/3gjwX8J

SEPTEMBER 7

“The Isolation Artist” | Bob Keyes book launch with Monica Wood presented by Longfellow Books | Free | 6pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

SEPTEMBER 12

“Goodbye Old Friend: The Euthanasia of Your Horse” | Talk with Veterinarian Dave Jefferson | 3pm | Carriage Museum at Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, N. Yarmouth | More info at bit.ly/38izprI

SEPTEMBER 13

“Dead by Dawn” | Paul Doiron book reading from his hometown library, and Q&A | 6:30-7:30pm | Scarborough Library, 48 Gorham Rd, in the center of the library in spaced chairs, masks required | bit.ly/3kn0PlI

SEPTEMBER 14

“10 Days: A Dee Rommel Mystery” | Jule Selbo speaks with Ron Currie | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/2XPtF6z

SEPTEMBER 15

“A Feast For Joseph” | Terry Farish and OD Bonny | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/3sRqHdl

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 | 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/

The Grant Lot Summer Outdoor Concert Series | Grant Building, Centre St, Bath | Fridays 7pm | $8.50 | Schedule and tickets at portsmouthnhtickets.com/organizations/burst-bloom-records

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

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Every Thurs, Fri 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

Summer Concert Series | 5-8pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Vinegar Hill Music Theatre | 53 Old Post Road, Arundel | Schedule of events/tickets  at vinegarhillmusictheatre.com/

SEPTEMBER 1

Angel Bat Dawid | Presented by SPACE | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

SEPTEMBER 2

Truth About Daisies | Friends of the Eastern Prom Concert Series | 6pm | Free | Fort Allen Park Bandstand | easternpromenade.org/summer-community-concert-series

Sonja and her Funky Friends | 7-10pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

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

Native Isles | Trumpet and flugelhorn | 9-11pm | Blue, 650A Congress St |
portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 3

Music in the Square: Viva and the Reinforcements | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Church of Good Times | 6-9pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

Razor Daisies | Rock/Soul/Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

The Evan King Group | Soul/Jazz/R&B | 10pm | Blue, 650A Congress St |
portcityblue.com/

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

Taylor Watkins | 7-8:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 4

“Tales of Bells and Drums” | Drum, dance, song from Rwanda, Burundi and Guinea | 5:30pm | from $20 | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | bit.ly/3miEA2W

The Smith Collaboration | Rock/R&B/Soul/Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Fitz and The Tantrums | LL Bean Discovery Park, Freeport | 7:30pm | Free

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

Mel Martin & The Southern Maine Jazz Masters | 8-9:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

The Project Ensemble | 10pm-12am | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Munjoy Hill Tavern | Grand Debut of Live Music on the Patio | 6 bands, specials, prizes | 4-11pm | 189 Congress St, Portland

SEPTEMBER 5

Low Lily Workshop and Concert | ACAF Summer Concert Series | Folk-Americana | 12-5pm | With a song-writing workshop, the All-Brights and Delta Knights | bit.ly/3y5QEa7

Walker Hayes | LL Bean Discovery Park, Freeport | 7:30pm | Free

SEPTEMBER 7

East Bayside Bluegrass Collective | 7-10pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

ChoralArt Singers’ Auditions for tenors and basses | 5-9pm | St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth | choralart.org/

SEPTEMBER 9

Portland Ovations Season Preview | Highlight videos followed by Q&A | Free, open to the public | 5pm | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St | bit.ly/3giXYJr

JanaeSound | Friends of the Eastern Prom Concert Series | 6pm | Free | Fort Allen Park Bandstand | easternpromenade.org/summer-community-concert-series

Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings’ Maine Songs Tour | Old sheet music, Maine history, humor, entertainment | 7:30-8:45pm | from $15 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | Visit bit.ly/2Wtekbo

Creme Dela Phlegm & Vivian Vice
Glam Fatale Burlesque Extravanganza takes place on Friday, Sept. 10 at Portland House of Music. For more info and links, see “Theater.” Photo of Creme Dela Phlegm & Vivian Vice by Surrendered Souls Pinup

SEPTEMBER 10

Music in the Square: Micromasse | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Living Room Quintet | 6-9pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

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

The Jumpin’ Willys | Soul covers | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 11

CARNISVALE | Community celebration of music, dance, puppetry, more | Free | 5-9pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St |
congresssquarepark.org/event/carnisvale/

Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations | Classic Soul | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

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

SEPTEMBER 14

East Bayside Bluegrass Collective | 7-10pm | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | More info at mainecraftdistilling.com/events/

THEATER

Theater At Monmouth | 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | “An Iliad” thru Sept. 11 | For complete list of plays, theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

“The ‘She’ Shed” | Through Sept. 2 | Tues, Wed, Thurs 7pm | Reservations 747-5434 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

SEPTEMBER 2

“An Iliad” | Modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic | Thru Sept. 11 | Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

SEPTEMBER 5

Puppeteers’ Happy Hour | Informal gathering of puppeteers and puppet-curious | 2:30pm | Free and open to the public | Mayo Street Arts’ patio, 10 Mayo St

Bread and Puppet Theater: “Our Domestic Resurrection Circus” presented by Mayo Street Arts | 4pm | Free and open to the public | Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade

SEPTEMBER 10

Glam Fatale: Burlesque Extravaganza | Glamorous masks encouraged | 9pm, 8pm doors | $15 adv, $20 day of | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | Tickets at bit.ly/2Y2ZbhI

SEPTEMBER 11

Antonio Rocha’s QuackadoodleGRaWL | Dynamic storytelling for the whole family | 3-3:45pm | Tickets from $10 for kids to $15 preferred seating | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/569451/

SEPTEMBER 13-15

Summoning Spirits with Andrew Silver | Seance meets Magic | 7pm | $25 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/summoning-spirits-with-andrew-silver/

VISUAL ARTS

Kneeling Art Photography Project through Aug. 27 | UMVA Gallery, Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland | theumva.org/kneeling-art-photography

Maine Art Collective Pop-Up Gallery | Free, through Sept. | 18 Exchange St, Portland | Multimedia experience run by a collective of 14 Maine artists in various media | More info at facebook.com/MaineArtCollective

AUGUST 26

Debut Art Extravaganza Pop-up by Lights Out Gallery | Through Aug. 28 | Free | 6-9pm | 24 Preble St | facebook.com/events/146083697651282

Opening Reception: “Harvest Season” curated by Bruce Brown | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/

AUGUST 27

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

AUGUST 29

Gathering Stones Event | “Fairy Sighting with Amelia Garretson-Persans” | Light, shadow and performance | 7-9pm | Fish Point on Eastern Promenade | Information at tempoartmaine.org/news/

SEPTEMBER 1

“From a Woman’s Perspective” | thru Sept. 29 | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland | Daily 10am-5pm | 712-1097 | richardboydartgallery.com

SEPTEMBER 2

Alison Goodwin Solo Exhibition | Thru Oct. 2 | Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | greenhutgalleries.com/

ONGOING

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

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “Kindred” thru Sept. 4 | “Here and There” thru Sept. 11 | Mary Armstrong “Leap of Faith” thru Sept. 25 | 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. | “Double Trouble” | Through Sept. 17 | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | Jane Herbert, Solo Exhibition thru Aug. 30 | 15 Epps St., Portland | 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