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  • Sunday June 25 2017

    New England Brewfest Celebrates 13th Year @ New England Brewfest

    New England Brewfest, one of the most popular annual beer festivals, will celebrate its 13th season from Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 25 in the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire. Offering three days of a unique blend of beer-infused social events, educational workshops and its signature Saturday Night: ON TAP tasting event; the weekend will […] View event

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    “Mountains to Sea” @ Merrill Memorial Library

    The Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth is featuring the paintings of Anne F. Niles from May 18-July12. The Library is located at 215 Main Street, Yarmouth. View event

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    Wild Heart White Water Rafting and Yoga Retreat @ Dead River Expeditions

    Join Dead River Expeditions and Portland’s Arcana Healing Arts owners Jennie & Mea Tavares for this one of a kind white water rafting and yoga retreat in scenic northwest Maine. Friday evening to Sunday evening, we’ll camp, hike, go rafting, eat delicious vegan cuisine, enjoy heart centered yoga flow classes, meditation, relaxing yin yoga practices […] View event

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    “Water & Wind” @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    Paul McDonough will display his Watercolors at the University of New England Campus Center from May 31 to June 30. He painted scenes that capture the enticing images presented by our natural landscape and seascapes around New England and Florida. View event

  • “Lost Landscapes” @ Ketchum Library – UNE, Biddeford campus

    An exhibition of Plein Air paintings by Charles Matthew Thompson, UNE Professor of Art and founder of the UNE Department of Fine Arts, will be on view in the UNE Art Gallery, Ketchum Library, Biddeford Campus through August 1, 2017. While visiting the Dyer Library in Saco, Maine, Thompson came upon a book from the […] View event

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    Lost Landscapes: An exhibition of paintings by UNE Professor Charles Thompson @ Art Gallery – UNE, Portland campus

    An exhibition of Plein Air paintings by Charles Matthew Thompson, UNE Professor of Art and founder of the UNE Department of Fine Arts, will be on view in the UNE Art Gallery, Ketchum Library, Biddeford Campus through August 1, 2017. While visiting the Dyer Library in Saco, Maine, Thompson came upon a book from the […] View event

  • “Faces” @ The Local Buzz

    Starting June 2nd, The Local Buzz Coffee Shop & Cafe at 327 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth will feature the art exhibit “Faces” by artist Russ Lamer. The exhibit will run through the month of June. The Local Buzz will open the exhibit with an artist’s reception on June 2nd from 5 to 7 […] View event

  • Opening Weekend- Kids Stay Free! @ Maine Huts & Trails

    Kick off your family’s summer of adventure with a weekend off-the-grid at Maine Huts & Trails. Hike, mountain bike, or paddle to your favorite hut where you’ll unplug and reconnect. It’s a great way to get your whole family outside together! View event

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    “Four Artists, Four Distinct Styles” @ Dogfish Bar and Grill

    “Four Artists, Four Distinct Styles” exhibit of work by Gay Freeborn of Brownfield, Doug Houle of Augusta, Diane Noble of Biddeford and Kim Traina of Edgecomb will be on at the Dogfish Cafe on Free Street in Portland from April 30 to July 2. Gay’s oil paintings conveying the intimate understanding of animals and the […] View event

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    Wild heart white water rafting and yoga retreat @ Dead River Expeditions

    Join Dead River Expeditions and Porland Arcana Healing Arts owners Jennie & Mea Tavares for this one of a kind white water rafting and yoga retreat in scenic northwest Maine. Friday evening to Sunday evening, we’ll camp, hike, go rafting, eat delicious vegan cuisine, enjoy heart centered yoga flow classes, meditation, relaxing yin yoga practices […] View event

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    Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island @ Monhegan Museum of Art and History

    This summer’s art exhibition at the Monhegan Museum of Art and History is a retrospective of Andrew Winter’s Monhegan paintings. It will be on display from June 24th until September 30th. Andrew Winter was an acclaimed mid-twentieth century artist, born in Estonia, who sailed around the world before immigrating to the United States, establishing himself […] View event

  • Maine Antique Tractor Club Annual Tractor Festival @ Maine Antique Tractor Club

    The Maine Antique Tractor Club will be having their annual antique tractor festival on June 24 and 25 at 351 Waterville Road in Norridgewock. The gate opens at 8am with events starting about 9am. Admission is $5.00. Enjoy antique lawn & garden tractor pulls, duddlebug pulls and antique farm tractor pulls. See the 1930’s rock […] View event

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    Acadia Trad Festival @ College of the Atlantic Gates Community Center

    World-Class Concerts, Classes & Workshops, Dances Now entering its fifth year, the Acadia Trad Festival summer music school is the core program offered by the Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts. The Acadia Trad Festival is a jam-packed week of classes, concerts and jam sessions in the Irish, Scottish, Acadian, Cajun, Old-Time and Cape […] View event

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    Backstage Tours @ The Ogunquit Playhouse

    THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE HOW THE MAGIC HAPPENS Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go behind the scenes of a professional theatre? Join us for insider access to the dressing rooms, green room and backstage. Our trained volunteer guides will share their extensive knowledge of the storied history of the Playhouse […] View event

  • “New England Summers” @ Wiscasset Bay Gallery

    a pair of energetically painted oils by John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972). “Up the Kennebec” is rendered in rich blues and greens and depicts the clear light of a Maine summer day on the Kennebec River. In contrast, “Squall” utilizes strong blacks, browns and ultramarine blues to capture two men in a dory crossing Montsweag Bay […] View event

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    Paperwork, Six Maine Women @ Yvette Torres Fine Art

    This is the last week to see “Paperwork”, the works on paper of six Maine women. Anne Ayvaliotis, Barbara Brady, Kris Johnson, Frances Kidder, Diane Langley and Carol Sloane. View event

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    “Becoming Summer” @ Savory Maine Organic Restaurant

    A selection of new oil paintings by local artist Susan Bartlett Rice will be on display May 23 through July 3 at Savory Maine. Rice represents long-standing traditions in contemporary times through her colorful paintings of local architecture, the working waterfront, the Maine woods and agriculture. Rice’s recent paintings feature vibrant color, and her style […] View event

  • “Places: Two Views — Paintings and Photography” @ Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington

    by Phil Poirier and Milton Christianson The show runs through Friday, Aug. 18. Born in Rumford, Poirier considers himself an observational naturalist where photography, the visual transcription, has now supplanted painting. “Working with digital imagery, I push the images, pulling out work that feels more painterly than anything I ever did with a brush,” said […] View event

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    Inaugural Exhibition Opening @ Grant Wahlquist Gallery

    Grant Wahlquist Gallery is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition, featuring works by Tad Beck, Diana Cherbuliez, Jordan Kantor, Karen Lederer, Joe Mama-Nitzberg, Nyeema Morgan, and Amir Zaki. An opening reception will occur on Friday, May 26th from 5 – 8 pm. View event

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    Victor Leger: Obsessive Realism @ Littlefield Gallery

    From June 19 through July 16, Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor will display the largest body of Victor Leger’s Maine landscapes thus far. The work is a variety of coastal scenes on the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park.Though the paintings are all realistically represented, they diverge greatly in terms of daylight, weather, composition, […] View event

  • Strawberry Celebrations: The First Ripening Fruit @ Abbe Museum

    Want a tasty way to celebrate the summer months and warm weather? Visit the Abbe Museum on Sunday, June 25th and learn about the importance of the strawberry in various Indigenous cultures while participating in a variety of activities. This is sure to please the senses of those young and old! This drop-in event is […] View event

  • Making Paper, Making Maine @ Maine Historical Society

    Paper has shaped Maine’s economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine […] View event

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    Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts That Built Maine @ Maine Historical Society

    Creative Maine explores the creativity and ingenuity that created the Maine economy as we know it today through the historical parade banners of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. In 1841, MCMA members paraded down Congress Street in Portland to demonstrate their skills and support for their individual trades, as well as for craftspeople struggling to […] View event

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    Center for Wildlife’s Docent Tours! @ Center for Wildlife

    Come visit the Center for Wildlife, attend a tour led by one of our wonderful docents, and pick up a gift in our docent station gift shop! $5 suggested donation for tours, visit www.thecenterforwildlife.org for docent dates and more information! View event

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    Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I @ Colby College Museum of Art

    In the decade before his death, the American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) embraced lithography, a printmaking technique in which the artist draws directly onto a stone or plate with an oil-based medium. Of the more than 170 lithographs that Bellows produced, twenty belong to his “War Series,” which was immediately controversial when published in 1918. […] View event

  • Image featured: Robert Indiana, KVF VII the Hartley Elegies: the Berlin Series, 1991. Silkscreen on paper, 59 1/2 in. x 59 1/2 in. (151.1 x 151.1 cm). Gift of Park Granada Editions, 1991.027
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    Robert Indiana: Placeholder @ Colby College Museum of Art

    In 1978, facing eviction from his long-time studio in lower Manhattan, Robert Indiana (born 1928) relocated to the island of Vinalhaven, located in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, where he had worked seasonally since 1969. Robert Indiana: Placeholder features select prints from two series related to the artist’s residence in Maine, a time of intense introspection and […] View event

  • Image featured: Nicole Wittenberg, Untitled, 2010. Oil on linen, 25 in. x 42 in. (63.5 x 106.7 cm). Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation, 2010.272

    Visionary Painting: Curated by Alex Katz @ Colby College Museum of Art

    Visionary Painting presents a selection of works showing artists in compelling dialogue with the work of Marsden Hartley. Alex Katz (born 1927) credits Hartley with creating “a vision of Maine that dominates people’s minds even today.” Curated by Katz as a companion to Marsden Hartley’s Maine, this exhibition considers how the American modernist’s thematic and […] View event

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    “Embracing Earth” @ Hawk Ridge Farm

    EMBRACING EARTH Hawk Ridge Farm Pownal, Maine May 20 – July 23, 2017 Opening Reception Saturday, May 20th 4:30-6:30 pm By appointment 207-688-4468 june.lacombe@gmail.com Sculpture by New England artists shown through country home, gardens and woodland trails. Sunday afternoon speakers, open houses, events and photos posted on website www.junelacombesculpture.com Maple Tree Talks on the “art […] View event

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    Country Sunday/Open Mic @ Embden Community Center

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    Country Sunday/Open Mic @ Embden Community Center

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    Pejepscot Historical Society Summer Walking Tour @ Pejepscot Historical Society Museum

    Topic: A Walk Through Pre-history in Merrymeeting Bay, with Bruce Bourque. Email info@pejepscothistorical.org or call (207)729-6606 by 12pm on June 23 for reservations. (Check in/pay at 398 Foreside Road, Topsham. Parking available near smelt shacks.) Free to members, $5 public. View event

  • Friends of Evergreen Tour: The Fessendens @ Evergreen Cemetery

    Spanning the 19th century, three generations of Fessendens (Samuel, son William Pitt, and grandsons James, Francis and Samuel) fought tirelessly to end slavery while maintaining the Union. Their lives symbolize true ‘Profiles in Courage.’ View event

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    Meet Author Gerry Boyle @ Palermo Community Library

    The Palermo Community Library will host Gerry Boyle in their next Meet the Author event on Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m. Boyle started his writing career as a journalist for the Maine Morning Sentinel covering police stations and courtrooms where he learned that “the line between upstanding citizen and outlaw is a fine one, […] View event

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    Mamma Mia @ The Ogunquit Playhouse

    MAY 17 – JUL 1 at The Ogunquit Playhouse Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with the characters, the enchanting story and ABBA’s timeless music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! This sunny, funny, international smash hit sensation unfolds on a Greek island paradise when on the […] View event

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    I Spy Butterfly @ Celebration Barn Theater

    Live music, colorful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun ecological romp in the wild! Well suited for ages 3-10. $10 adults/seniors & $8 kids View event

  • Cyber Sunday: staying safe online @ Camden Public Library

    Learn how to protect yourself online. Please bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone if you’d like to follow along and arrive a few minutes before 2pm to make sure you can connect to our WiFi. Registration required, so please call to sign up: 207-236-3440. View event

  • Revolutionary War lithograph exhibit @ Gibbs Library

    The Gibbs Library will present a selection of 18th and 19th-century lithographs depicting events of Revolutionary and Civil War from the collection of Washington resident Lennie Weiner. The exhibit includes two historical figures, George Washington and Israel Putnam, both of whom had a significant influence on the history of the town. At one time, the […] View event

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    June LaCombe SCULPTURE-MAPLE TREE TALKS the art of sustainable living and living with art that sustains us June25-George Sherwood, Sculptor @ Hawk Ridge Farm

    MAPLE TREE TALKS the art of sustainable living and living with art that sustains us June LaCombe SCULPTURE Hawk Ridge Farm 90 Minot Road Pownal, ME 04069 junelacombe@gmail.com 207-688-4468 www.junelacombesculpture.com EMBRACING EARTH 2017 Hawk Ridge Farm All talks will meet at 2:00 under the Maple Tree during the 1:00-4:00 Hawk Ridge Farm open house and […] View event

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    Exit Laughing @ Waterville Opera House

    June 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm June 18, 25 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Paul Elliot Directed by Debra Susi When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of […] View event

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    Wine & Food Walk in Portland: Maine Oysters & Wine Pairings @ Old Port Sea Grill

    Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided wine and Maine oysters tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant food scene as you explore some incredible examples of different Maine oysters paired with wines at four great establishmentss. In addition to the tastings, you’re in for an incredible wine education experience. You’ll walk […] View event

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    Vox Nova Chamber Choir Spring 2017 Concert @ The Orion Performing Arts Center

    VOX NOVA CHAMBER CHOIR TO PRESENT CONCERT INSCRIPTION OF HOPE  Vox Nova Chamber Choir presents the second installment of their Musica Pro Pace: The 2017 Peace Concerts series on Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 25 at 3:00 PM in the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham, Maine. The concert entitled, Inscription of Hope, memorializes powerful […] View event

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    “Died for Love: English and Irish Lute Song from the 16th and 17th Centuries” with Bedlam Early Music @ St. John's Episcopal Church — Portsmouth

    The 2017 Concerts on the Hill presents “Died for Love: English and Irish Lute Song from the 16th and 17th Centuries” with Bedlam Early Music on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 4:00pm St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at 4:00pm. This intimate concert will demonstrate the beauty and variety of English and Irish […] View event

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    Maine fare: food for thought dinner @ Bath Freight Shed

    Join us at the historic Bath Freight Shed for a unique dinner led by chef Sam Hayward of Fore Street. The dinner is the finale to the month of hands-on workshops celebrating Maine’s bounty and the people who grow, raise, harvest and prepare our food. The evening includes a cocktail hour cider and cheese tasting, […] View event

  • VoXX summer concerts: Where There is Love… @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    The auditioned mid-coast a cappella vocal ensemble VoXX: Voice of Twenty announces its 2017 summer concert series “Where There is Love…”. The program features music that explores that most human of emotions. Early works, both sacred and secular, by Monteverdi, Victoria, Weelkes, and Wilbye, are contrasted with contemporary pieces, including two iterations of “Ubi Caritas” […] View event

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    SHOUT! The Mod Musical @ Lakewood Theater

    With an irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions, and outrageous dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical recalls the music, style, and freedom of the 1960s.  The review follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those glorious days that made England swing.  Traveling in time from 1960 to 1970, SHOUT! chronicles the […] View event

  • Opening Reception: “Rebirth” Exhibit @ Stable Gallery, Damariscotta

    June show at Stable Gallery kicks off with a public reception for the artists at the former stable, now gallery managed by artists for artists. Featured in June are painters Hati Modr, Priscilla McCandless, Lucinda Talbot, Katenia Keller; weaver Bill Bellows; ceramicist Lee Cummings; jeweler Ruth Hartman; wood workers Stephen Vowles and Steve Ryder. Over […] View event

  • Gala reception: “Places: Two Views — Paintings and Photography” @ Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington

    by Phil Poirier and Milton Christianson.” The show runs through Friday, Aug. 18. Born in Rumford, Poirier considers himself an observational naturalist where photography, the visual transcription, has now supplanted painting. “Working with digital imagery, I push the images, pulling out work that feels more painterly than anything I ever did with a brush,” said […] View event

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    Sunset Wine Sails in Portland, Maine @ Maine State Pier

    Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland’s waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious examples of quality wines from around the world that you’ll love to have in your repertoire. You’re in for an incredible […] View event

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    Kindred Hearts @ Hartland Baptist Church

    Kindred Hearts began their Gospel music journey in 1995. They are known for their family blended vocal harmonies. They recently returned from Tennessee, where they did the vocal work for their latest CD. View event

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    Lexington/Highland Historical Society @ Lexington/Highland History House

    Steve Pinkham, guest speaker, will present a program about “Old Tales of Maine Woods.” View event

  • Bingo Bango @ Salvage BBQ

    Every Sunday at Salvage BBQ, we host BINGO BANGO, fun for the whole family with your host Lex Jones. Play for fun, play to win. Always excellent prizes and never a charge to play. BINGO starts at 6:00pm. View event

  • Final concert of the 2017 Portland Bach Festival Season @ Parish House at The Episcopal Church of St. Mary

    We will close the 2017 season with another festival concert in the striking sanctuary of St. Mary’s. Partita for Violin in B Minor – BWV 1002 — Keir GoGwilt, violin Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 — Emi Ferguson, flute — Ariadne Daskalakis, violin — Arthur Haas, harpsichord — Festival […] View event

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    Free Youth Choir Concert @ South Freeport Church

    Visiting from Burke Virginia, the IMPACT Youth Choir will perform at South Freeport Congregational Church as part of their New England Tour on Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 pm. The concert, in the church sanctuary at 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, consists of over 30 middle school and high school singers. These accomplished young […] View event

  • Gershwin Under The Stars @ Snow Pond Center for the Arts

    Snow Pond will present its first waterfront concert of the summer with Gershwin Under The Stars featuring the Snow Pond Symphony at the Bowl In The Pines. The orchestra will take the audience through a brilliant journey through some of Gershwin’s most exciting pieces including An American in Paris, selections from Porgy & Bess, and […] View event

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    BJ Barnham of American Aquarium @ One Longfellow Square

    On November 13, 2015, the singer-songwriter—raised in a small North Carolina town called Reidsville—was in the middle of his fourth European tour with American Aquarium, the rising alt-country act he’d led for nearly a decade. They were in Belgium, less than two hours from Paris, when bad news began to arrive: a series of terrorist […] View event

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    Deep Blue “C” Studio Orchestra @ Jonathan's Restaurant

    The Deep Blue “C” Studio Orchestra is performing a program of music legend, Burt Bacharach and his lyrist, Hal David. Sit back and enjoy some of the best music ever written of songs that you know and love including, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, Raindrops Keep Falling on My […] View event

  • BJ Barham (of American Aquarium) @ One Longfellow Square

    Singer-songwriter BJ Barham, known by most as frontman of alt-country band American Aquarium, is on “The Great 48” tour. In support of his much-acclaimed debut solo album “Rockingham”, he will play a show in all 48 continental states. The album is his most vulnerable writing yet. Barham’s incredible ability to reflect the emotional plight of […] View event