Ikirenga cy'Intore, mayo street arts
Ikirenga cy’Intore: Rwandan traditional music and dance at Mayo Street Arts, Saturday, Sept. 18, with workshop Sunday, Sept. 19. For ticket links and more info, scroll to Dance.
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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 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 17

Drive-thru Food Drive & Can Sculpture Contest | United Way of Southern Maine | 11am-3pm | Wayside Food Programs, 135 Walton St, Portland | More info at fb.me/e/2qUCSSpNi

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

SEPTEMBER 22

Autumn Equinox at the Audubon | Maine Audubon Benefit presented by Portside Real Estate Group | Music, food trucks, beer/wine | 5-7:30pm | Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | $12-$75 | More info and tickets, bit.ly/3yHJMjC

SEPTEMBER 25

Skyline Farm 5K Trail Run/Walk | 9am | $20 adv, $25 day-of | Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/3l8jzG6

National Public Lands Day Trail Clean-up | South Portland Land Trust, South Branch Trail | 9am-1pm | Free T-shirt, refreshments, for volunteers | More info at southportlandlandtrust.org/upcoming-events

COMEDY

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

FILM

Camden International Film Festival | Sept 16-26, online and in person | For more info on films and venues, visit pointsnorthinstitute.org/ciff/

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.

SEPTEMBER 16

“Truth Tellers” | Virtual documentary about Robert Shetterly’s portraits of Americans fighting for racial justice, climate change, indigenous rights | Camden International Film Festival | $15 | Info at bit.ly/2YFmjD3

SEPTEMBER 24-25

2021 Manhattan Short Film Festival | 7pm | $10 | Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | For tickets and more information, visit thepublictheatre.org/

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 16

Recovering History in New England: A talk with William Barry, “Ghosts of Pineland” | 6-7pm via Zoom | Info at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_1048

Mechanics’ Hall Labor Series: “The Great Turn-Out: Factory Girls and Maine’s First Labor Strike” | An evening with Dr. Elizabeth DeWolfe | 7-8pm | Free and open to all, reservations required | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | Info at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn” | Historian Thomas Hubka discusses New England agricultural architecture | $10 suggested donation | 4-5:30pm | Desert of Maine’s Tuttle Barn, 95 Desert Rd, Freeport | cae.desertofmaine.com/calendar

SEPTEMBER 21

Mapping Maine with the Osher Map Library | Virtual lecture by Dr. Matthew Edney | Scarborough Public Library | For more info and to register: bit.ly/3mT1f6d

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

SEPTEMBER 22

Sustainability Series: Equity, Education, and the Environment | Virtual, with Kosi Ifeji, high school climate justice activist | 5:30-7pm | Portland Public Library | More info and Zoom link at bit.ly/2X2mKap

SEPTEMBER 23

Recovering History in New England | The Atlantic Black Box Project, beginning to eckon with the region’s slave trade | with Meadow Dibble, PhD and Dr Kate McMahon | Free | 6-7pm via Zoom | Info at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_1048

SEPTEMBER 28

“Owl Up in Your Grill” | Barred Owls with the Center for Wildlife | 630-7:30pm | Zoom | Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth | Register at bit.ly/3C0fuu6

HEALTH/SUPPORT

SEPTEMBER 18

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

SEPTEMBER 15

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

SEPTEMBER 17

“The Secret Lives of Church Ladies” | Deesha Philyaw speaks with Arisa White | Free | In-person and streaming | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

SEPTEMBER 21

“Yours in Books” | Virtual talk with Julie Falatko | 7-8:30pm | Print: A Bookstore | bit.ly/3AjoBpd

SEPTEMBER 23

“Unbound” | Tarana Burke | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/3lcvSRA

“We Share the Same Sky” | Rachel Cerrotti talks with Mira Ptacin | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | Virtual event, bit.ly/3EdDY5f

SEPTEMBER 27

“Union” Discussion with Colin Woodard | After hours in center of library | Scarborough Public Library | For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/3trQF7o

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

SEPTEMBER 15

Kevin McElroy | 7:30-9pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 16

Broke Down @ 20, A Tribute to Slaid Cleaves | Matt Newberg and the Hearts of Gold | $15 adv, $18 door | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St | bit.ly/3Bt1Qj0

D. Gross | 7pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Casco Bay Islands Concert Series: Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble | Free | 7-8pm | Folk, classical and Sufi music | Fifth Maine Museum, 45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island | More info at bit.ly/3k0EmMt

SEPTEMBER 17

Anni Clark | Folk/Blues/Pop | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Peter Gallway and The Real Band | 7pm | $18 adv, $24 door | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/

SEPTEMBER 18

Tracy & Tony Jazz Duo | 6-7:30pm | Chris Klaxton | 8-9:30pm | The Brooklyn Tighten Up | 10pm-12am | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Denny Breau | Folk/Blues/Jazz | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Mark “Guitar” Miller | Blues | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 19

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert Series | Suggested donation $15, $10 seniors | 3-5pm | The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State, Portland | More info at rossiniclub.org/event-calendar/

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble and Josephina | 7pm | $20 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/

Dead Gowns, opening with Aisha Burns, Eliza Eden | Folk, Garage, Soft Rock | 7pm | $10 adv, $12 door | Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St, Bath | chocolatechurcharts.org/2020-21-events

SEPTEMBER 20-21

The Rocky Horror Show | Maine State Music Theatre cabaret celebrating all things Rocky | $25 | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $25 | Info and tickets at sforce.co/2Xk9IVH

SEPTEMBER 22

Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman | 7:30pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 23

Taylor Watkins | Alternative & Indie Rock | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Evan Haines Trio | 7pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 24

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble | Music in the Square | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Bondeko | Eclectic rhythms from Albania, the Republic of Congo, France, American soul, Gypsy music, more | 7-8:30pm | $15 adv, $18 door | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | bit.ly/3ttNbRP

Samuel James | 8pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Gold Rush – The Ultimate Neil Young Celebration | 7pm | $18 adv, $23 door | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/

Bess Jacques | Jazzrock originals | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Sean Mencher and The Hedgehogs presented by Peaks Island Radio Summer Concert Series | $5 | 6:30-8:30pm | On the deck at Jones Landing, Peaks Island | More info at facebook.com/peaksislandradio

SEPTEMBER 25

Salsa Night with Primo Cubano & PM Salsa | Music, with salsa lessons at 5pm | Free | 5-8pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Knightville neighborhood block party | Noon-6pm | Free, all ages | Art, music, culture | Knightville Park, South Portland

Country Roads | Modern & Classic Country Covers | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | Livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Sherrie Phair Trio | 6pm | Blue, 650A Congress St | portcityblue.com/

Mother Jones in Heaven – A Musical by Si Kahn | 7pm | $25 adv, $32 door | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/

Oud Concert with Jawad Al Fatlawi | 7pm | $15 adv, $18 door | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | bit.ly/3zZ6THP

SEPTEMBER 26

Darlingside | Presented by State Theatre | 7pm doors / 8pm show | $20 adv / $25 day-of | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | statetheatreportland.com/events/darlingside/

SEPTEMBER 27

Hip Hop in the Park | Presented by Monday of the Minds | Free | 5-7pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St.

Orville Peck | Presented by 98.9 WCLZ | 7pm doors / 8pm show | $25 adv / $30 day-of | State Theatre, 609 Congress St | Information at statetheatreportland.com/events/orville-peck/

THEATER

“Black Coffee” | Agatha Christie mystery presented by the Freeport Players and Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French Inc | Sept 17-19 and 24-26 | Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm | Masks required | Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook, Freeport | $10-$20 | Visit fcponline.org/

“Grounded” | War: Then and Now | Thru Sept. 26 | Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | theateratmonmouth.org/plays/

SEPTEMBER 15

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

SEPTEMBER 16

“Grounded” | Thru Sept. 26 | Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St, Monmouth | 207-933-9999 | theateratmonmouth.org/plays/2021-plays/

SEPTEMBER 17

“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

“The Panic & Passion of Right Now” | Theater Artist Martin Dockery | 7pm | $15 adv, $18 door | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland | Visit bit.ly/3nqWEZ4

SEPTEMBER  18

Music Workshop for all ages | Free | 10am-12pm | The Gazebo at Winslow Park via Staples Pt Rd, Freeport | Ukuleles available | Limited to 15 | More info and how to register at bit.ly/2YF8wfL

Seepeoples & Threshers Brew Co | Shangri La La Beer Release & Concert | Free | 8-10pm | Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland | bit.ly/3C3ouyD

SEPTEMBER 26

“Timeless: Three Queens and a Piano” | Songs you love, and songs you will come to love | 2pm | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | Info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

VISUAL ARTS

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

“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. | Rock Row, Westbrook | Visit rockrow.com/art

SEPTEMBER 15

Artist Talk | Alston Conley discusses “Leap of Faith” exhibition | 6-7pm | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1/artist-talk-alstonconley

ONGOING

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

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | Mary Armstrong “Leap of Faith” thru Sept. 25 | “Harvest Season” thru Oct. 9 | “Peregrine Press @ 30” 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. | “Double Trouble” | Through Sept. 17 | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “From a Woman’s Perspective” thru Sept. 29 | 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