Alison Goodwin, Tradition, Greenhut Galleries
Alison Goodwin, Solo Exhibition at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. (“Tradition” Acrylic and oil pastel on panel)
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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 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 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

COMEDY

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

FILM

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 6:30pm / 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

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 17

“The Secret Lives of Church Ladies” | Deesha Philyaw in conversation with Arisa White | 6:30pm | Donations suggested, $10 in-person, $5 streaming | Limited space | Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | Info at mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

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

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

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

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

“The Red Thread” | Poetry from four women’s voices | Megan Grumbling, Andrea Ballou Read, Anne Riesenberg, Abby Flanagan | The Poets Corner | 4-5:30pm | thepoetscorner.org/events

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

SEPTEMBER 21

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

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 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

Wolfe’s Neck Center Live Music | 5-8pm | Free, donations appreciated | Farm Cafe, 184 Burnett Rd, Freeport | wolfesneck.org/

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/

Time Zones / Dimensions in Jazz | World music, Frank Zappa and original music | 8-9:30pm | $15-$25 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St, Portland | More info at bit.ly/38W6uKk

SEPTEMBER 13

Hip Hop in the Park | Presented by Monday of the Minds | Free | 6pm | Congress Square Park | Corner of Congress and High St | congresssquarepark.org/

SEPTEMBER 14

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

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

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

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/

THEATER

“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 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/

SEPTEMBER 16

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

SEPTEMBER 17

“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/

“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

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

“Abalone Over LA” | Katie Dorame | Thru Sept 17 | SPACE, 538 Congress St | space538.org/

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

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

SEPTEMBER 8

Dedication ceremony for “Pinecone” sculpture by Patrick Plourde | Hosted by TEMPOart and Portland Public Art Committee | 5pm, rain date Sept. 9 | Free | Deering Oaks Park | Reservations bit.ly/3zsm4Jk

SEPTEMBER 9

Opening Reception: Peregrine Press at 30 | Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | 5-7pm | covestreetarts.com

SEPTEMBER 11

United Maine Craftsmen Fall Festival | 10am-4pm | Chick Property behind Police/Fire Station | 270 Main, Gorham | More info at unitedmainecraftsmen.com/

ONGOING

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

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | “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 | 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