The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St., Portland, hosts an exhibition of works by Claire Seidl and Rose Marasco through Oct. 8, with an artist talk Thursday, Sept. 8. For link to more details, see listing under Visual Arts. (Claire Seidl, “Ellen and Duane,” Silver print. Courtesy MMPA)
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BENEFITS

SEPTEMBER 9

“Steamy Nights” | Burlesque and dance show fundraiser for St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St | 7:30pm | $20-$25 | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/

SEPTEMBER 10

Maine Lighthouse Ride | 7am-4pm | Bike-riding fundraiser for the Eastern Trail | Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Rd, South Portland | More info at easterntrail.org/maine-lighthouse-ride/

New England Parkinson’s Ride | Start times from 7:30-11:30am | The Ballpark, 7 Ballpark Way, Old Orchard Beach | For details visit neparkinsonsride.org/

SEPTEMBER 11

Pink Cart to the Cure | Casual golf event, fundraiser for Heart of Hope Charitable Fund | 8:30am | Sunset Ridge, 771 Cumberland St, Westbrook | For details visit sunsetridgeme.com/event/pink-cart-to-the-cure-2/

SEPTEMBER 14

Community Block Party | Celebration fundraiser for ProsperityME with Akwaaba Ensemble | 4:30-7:30pm | $60 | Brick South Events & Catering, Resurgam Place, Portland | bit.ly/3B2QMvD

SEPTEMBER 16

United Way Food Drive & Can Sculpture Contest | Donations benefit Wayside Food Programs and Youth Full Maine | 10am-2pm | Drop off canned food, non-perishables, diapers | Wayside Food Programs, 135 Walton St, Portland | bit.ly/3q54M1z

SEPTEMBER 17

Out of the Darkness Community Walk | Benefit for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Maine Chapter | Fort Allen Park, 49 Eastern Promenade | More info and free registration at bit.ly/3cGsCOi

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 18

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

FILM

SEPTEMBER 9

“Never Rarely Sometimes Often” | Presented with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England | Free | 6-7:35pm | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | Reserve tickets at
bit.ly/3QMTgUr

“Loving Highsmith” | The Lives and Loves of Patricia Highsmith | $7-$9 | 7-9pm | SPACE, 538 Congress | mainewriters.org/calendar/loving-highsmith-film

SEPTEMBER 10

“Funny Pages” | 2-3:26pm | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq |
portlandmuseum.org/films

SEPTEMBER 11

“The Neverending Story” | Presented by SPACE Gallery | 7-8:30pm | Free | Congress Square Park, Corner of Congress & High, Portland | space538.org/event/the-neverending-story-2022/

“The Exterminating Angel” | 11am | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | portlandmuseum.org/films

SEPTEMBER 12

“Downton Abbey: A New Era” | Monday Movie Matinee | 1:30pm | Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd | scarboroughlibrary.org/events

SEPTEMBER 16

“Three Minutes: A Lengthening” | Presented with Maine Jewish Film Festival | 2-3:12pm | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | portlandmuseum.org/films

“Audible” | Presented with Maine Behavioral Healthcare | 6-8pm | $5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | portlandmuseum.org/films

SEPTEMBER 19

The Rite of Earth: New Films from Colectivo Los Ingravidos | 7pm | Live Q&A with filmmaker to follow | Free with RSVP | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

SEPTEMBER 8

Introduction to Vermicomposting | Sustainable Scarborough series with Mark Follansbee from WormMainea | 6pm | Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd | More info at scarboroughlibrary.org/events

SEPTEMBER 9

Light Festival Star Celebration 3-Day Gathering | Featuring a teaching event with Mi’kmaq Elder David Lone Bear Sanipass | Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | More info at bit.ly/3Rs5GRn

SEPTEMBER 12

Virtual Fire Cider Workshop | Learn to make an immune-boosting tonic | $17-$22 | 5-6pm | Presented by Sabbathday Shaker Village | maineshakers.com/event/fire-cider-workshop/

SEPTEMBER 13

Gardening Q&A | Free, online, hosted by MOFGA | 7pm | mofga.org/event-
calendar/gardening-qa-september/

SEPTEMBER 14

“Promote My Site” – Email marketing, SEO, social media | Online tuition-free workshop for small business owners by New Ventures Maine and Empower by GoDaddy | 6-7:30pm | bit.ly/3BbpVxH

Birding Walk with Maine Audubon | Walk thru Dow’s Woods Trails with South Portland Land Trust and Nick Lund | $10, free for members | 8am | More info at bit.ly/3B7pxQH

SEPTEMBER 15

Dawnland Signals | A program highlighting indigenous topics, featuring Maria Girouard and Esther Anne | 4pm | Live stream at weru.org | Visit Wabanaki Reach at mainewabanakireach.org/

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

Family Nature Walks |  Wednesdays thru August 31 | 10:30am-Noon | $5-$7 | Scarborough Marsh, 92 Pine Point Road | maineaudubon.org/events/

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 8

“Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake” | Virtual talk with Mazey Eddings and Martha Waters | 7:30pm | Print: A Bookstore | Register: printbookstore.com/events/2022-09

“Foodtopia” | Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food | 6:30pm | Longfellow Books, Monument Sq | longfellowbooks.com/event/2022-09

Longfellow Books presents an evening with Margot Anne Kelley, author of “Foodtopia” on Thursday, Sept. 8. See listing under Literary Arts for link to more info.

“Victoria Mansion” | Book talk with Thomas B. Johnson and Timothy Brosnihan | 7-8pm | Free, open to public | Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

SEPTEMBER 10

Maria Paz Garaloces Book Release Party | Presented by Record High (NY/ME) & Various Artists/Musicians | 6:30-11pm | $10 | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St. | More info & full lineup: fb.me/e/2JE16aBr4

SEPTEMBER 11

Black Coffee: A Conversation with Ellen Bass, founder of The Poets Corner | Zoom event | 4-5:30pm | For more info and to register, visit thepoetscorner.org/

SEPTEMBER 13

The Courage to Create Change | An evening for educators with Maryann Cocca Leffler and Elisa Boxer | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress | printbookstore.com/events/2022-09

SEPTEMBER 14

“What Made Olmsted, Olmsted?” | Book launch with Jeff Ryan | 7pm | Mechanics Hall & Portland Parks Conservancy | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

Spotlight Lecture: “Lungfish” | PPL & MWPA host Meghan Gilliss and Lynn Steger Strong | 6-7pm | Bunker Brewing Co, 17 Westfield St | bit.ly/3wRXimD

SEPTEMBER 15

“Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew” | Virtual author talk with Michael Twitty and Adeena Sussman | Hosted by the Jewish Book Council | 12:30pm | More info at bit.ly/3RtsSzr

“Mother Brain” | Chelsea Conaboy with Lynn Steger Strong | 7pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | Register at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

SEPTEMBER 18

“Women Sharing Stories” | Staged reading of true stories from the experiences of eight senior women | 2pm, reception follows | Free, donations welcome and will benefit the church statestreetchurch.org/ and wtsmaine.com/ | State Street Church, 159 State

Book Party | A celebration of Littoral Book’s latest publications, with author readings | 3-5pm | Speedwell Projects, 630 Forest Ave | Info at speedwellprojects.com/events

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

MUSIC

SEPTEMBER 7

Ken Vandermark and Joe Morris w/ Jamie Saft | 8pm | $15-$18 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

SEPTEMBER 8

Jeffrey Lewis & Voltage with Frankie Moon | 8pm | $12-$15 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Novel Jazz Septet | 7pm | $22-$26 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, Cumberland Crossing | 5-11:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 9

Music in the Square: Sister Steel w/ Planet Pan | Pan drumming | Free | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High Sts | congresssquarepark.org/events/2022-09/

Free Workshop with Simple Trio | Dimensions in Jazz | 4-5:30pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Simple Trio | Dimensions in Jazz | $5-$20 | 8-10pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal, Portland | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Peter Albert | Acoustic guitar | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Head to the Roots | 8pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 10

Will Woodson & Caitlin Finley | 5pm | $20 advance purchase, email Janet Lynch at [email protected] | The Music Loft at Linden Lea, 655 Elmwood Road, Pownal |
lindenleapownal.net/

Carol Wise | Folk Originals | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Carl Dimow Quartet, Titus Abbott Collective, Hunter Lefebvre | 6-11:59pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 14

Bill Berlinghoff Acoustic Folk Music | 5:30-6:30pm | Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr, Freeport | freeportmaine.libcal.com/

A Night of Spirituals | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

SEPTEMBER 15

Tender Mercy | Co-Presented by Happy Nomad Booking & UFF | 7:30pm Doors; 8:30pm Music | $10 | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St, Portland | fermentory.com/calendar

D. Gross, The Mill Burners | 7-11pm | Blue, 650 Congress | portcityblue.com/

SEPTEMBER 16

WAND | 8pm | $12-$15 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Concert and Book Signing | Multi-instrumentalist Dave Kobrenski, Pianist Jed Wilson, Percussionist Brian Shankar Adler | 7pm | $12-$15 | St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/

Murcielago, Twin Grizzly & The Unscarred | 7pm Doors; 8pm Music | $12 | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St. | fermentory.com/calendar

The Satoko Fujii & Katta Maki Duo | Dimensions in Jazz | 8-10pm | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St, Portland | Visit portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Choro Louco, Ryan Devlin Quarter | 6-9:30pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Blues on Sunday with Nelson Checkoway, Per Hanson, Jon Ross | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 17

Enter The Haggis | Celtic, Electric, Eclectic | 8pm | 21+ | $30-$35 | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple | bit.ly/3CH18Tf

Pirate Sea Shanty Singalong w/ The Shank Painters | 1-2:30pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High | congresssquarepark.org/events

Blues Prophets | 7pm | $18-$2 | St Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/

Garba 360 | Community dance party with guided instruction of western Indian Gujarati folk dances | 4-7pm | Free | Deering Oaks Park, Portland | portlandovations.org/event/garba360/

Zesty! & Friends | 7:30pm Doors, 8:30pm Music | $10 | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderston St, Portland | fermentory.com/calendar

Tracy McMullen, Javier Rosario, Forest City Swing | 6-11:45pm | Blue, 650 Congress, Portland | portcityblue.com/

Anni Clark | Folk/Blues/Pop | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

SEPTEMBER 18

Outdoor concert with Carolyn Currie | 3pm | Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | By donation | More info at skylinefarm.org/upcoming-events

Jeffrey Lewis & Voltage with Frankie Moon | 8pm | $12-$15 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Haley Heynderickx & The Westerlies with Myriam Gendron and Illegal Son | 8pm | $22-$25 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/upcoming-events/

Portland Chamber Music Festival | Johnny Gandelsman – “This Is America” | Solo program | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | pcmf.org/2022-9-18

THEATER

SEPTEMBER 8

“RBG: One Step At a Time” | Thru Sept. 10 | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Rte 1, Falmouth | More info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

SEPTEMBER 10

Our Domestic Resurrection Circus: Apocalypse Defiance | Bread & Puppet Theater’s puppet circus | Free | 4pm | Fort Allen Park, 49 Eastern Promenade | More info at bit.ly/3dXhv3T

Dragology | Villains-themed immersive drag show | 7pm | $22-$26 | St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress, Portland | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/

SEPTEMBER 15

“Cupid’s Arrow” | Thru Sept. 17 | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Rte 1, Falmouth | More info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

SEPTEMBER 16

“Morning After Grace” | A comedy for baby boomers | Thru Sept 25 | $25 | The Public Theatre, 31 Maple, Lewiston | thepublictheatre.org/plays-events/plays/

SEPTEMBER 18

“The Bolt Sisters: Begin Again” | Thru Sept. 19 | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Rte 1, Falmouth | More info at thefootlightstheatre.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 7

Artist Talk with Elizabeth Awalt | “Coming Up for Air” | 7-8pm | Exhibition thru Oct 1 | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/exhibitions-1/elizabethawalt

SEPTEMBER 8

Presentation: Illustrator Zaara KittenChops | “Heart Opening Art” | 5:30-7pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress | illustrationinstitute.org/new-events

Claire Seidl, Rose Marasco Artist Talk | 5-8pm | Exhibition thru Oct 8 | Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

Opening Reception: Concrete Matter – The art of Munira Naqui | 5-7pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | covestreetarts.com/events-1/concretematterreception

Ribbon cutting for Creative Bus Shelters Initiative | Five 30-minute ceremonies hosted by Creative Portland | 10am – PPL, 5 Monument Sq | 11am – Empire, 575 Congress | 1pm – Northern Light Mercy, 175 Fore River Pkwy | 2pm – Deering HS, 377 Stevens Av |
creativeportland.com/creative-bus-shelters

SEPTEMBER 12

“Art as an Antidote to Despair in Uncertain Times” | Presentation by Sonya & Nina Montenegro | 5:30-6:30pm | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress, Portland | illustrationinstitute.org/new-events

“Pulped Under Pressure” | Papermaking exhibition opening | 5pm | USM Art Gallery, Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave, 7th floor | Portland | usm.maine.edu/gallery/pulped-under-pressure

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