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  • Friday May 06 2016

    “Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine” @ L.C. Bates Museum

    The L.C. Bates Museum is proud to announce its new exhibition Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine, opening on May 6th and ending October 15th, 2016. The exhibit aims to explore the natural beauty of Maine’s fields and the flora and fauna that fill them. Defining fields as an expansive space, the exhibition seeks to combine scientific […] View event

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    Haydn’s “The Creation” @ Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College

    Bowdoin College Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Antolini, present Joseph Haydn’s greatest work, “The Creation,” with soloists soprano Sarah Tuttle as Angel Gabriel, tenor David Myers, Jr., as Angel Uriel, bass John David Adams as both Angel Raphael and Adam, and soprano Rebecca Worthington as Eve. Libretto based on Milton’s “Paradise Lost” […] View event

  • Paws for a Cause @ Merrill Memorial Library

    Merrill Memorial Library is hosting our very first pet food and supply drive to benefit the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland! Drop off your donation during library hours the week of May 2nd. Stick around on May 7th for games, coloring and a special story time (2:30 PM) with Ms. Maegan. Free and open […] View event

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    Flights of Fancy! Birds @ Markings Gallery

    a diverse collection of bird forms in many different media.carved in cherry, sculpted in paper mache, designs in fiber, felted, created in metals,and formed in clay. Bath area artists Kathleen Bird, Wayne Robbins, Carolyn Judson,Janice Wright, Nan Kilbourn-Tara and Kris Sandoy are but a few of the artists presenting images from soaring birds to gentle […] View event

  • Sustainable Community Symposium @ Sugarloaf Outdoor Center

    Maine Mountain Children’s House, a non-profit Montessori preschool and kindergarten in Kingfield, is hosting a Sustainable Community Symposium on Friday, May 6, from 7-9 pm at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center in Carrabassett Valley. We will have desserts made by local bakers, drinks, live music, a silent auction, and a panel of speakers discussing sustainability through […] View event

  • SPACE: A Journey to Our Future and The Robot Zoo @ Portland Science Center

    SPACE: A Journey to Our Future and The Robot Zoo touch down at the Portland Science Center, bringing with them the excitement of space exploration and interactive robotics. Get a glimpse into the future of space travel at Space: A Journey to Our Future. Visitors can immerse themselves in this interactive exhibit. Hands-on activities including […] View event

  • Be a Part of the Story! Purchase a Library Wish List Item @ Lithgow Public Library at Ballard Center

    Wondering how you can contribute to the expansion and renovation of the Lithgow Library in Augusta, if you haven’t had a chance already? Purchase a wish list item on display at the Augusta Barnes and Noble in May. The store is located at 9 Marketplace Drive in Augusta. Their hours are Sun 10-9, and Mon-Sat […] View event

  • “The Ghost Book of China’s Misty Poets” @ Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington

    through May. Beijing, 1978: three young artists hurriedly post on city walls the still-damp pages of Today, the first unauthorized publication in the People’s Republic of China. Produced by mimeograph, bicycle, and paste brush, the pages vanish quickly, making the magazine a “Ghost Book.” No first edition survives. Three poets from Today-Gu Cheng, Shu Ting, […] View event

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    Bird sculptures by William Janelle @ Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm

    Award winning Maine sculptor, William Janelle, will be exhibiting two sculptures at Maine Audubon Headquarters at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth, ME during the month of May, 2016. One piece called “Attracting Birds” is a hand-carved cardinal standing on birding books, carved from butternut wood. The cardinal is painted in oils. The other […] View event

  • DOWNEAST/CENTRAL MAINE Blood Drives with the AMERICAN RED CROSS

    DOWNEAST and CENTRAL MAINE BLOOD DRIVE DATES and TIMES May 6th: Maine General Medical Centre / 35 Medical Centre Parkway, Augusta (10:00am-3:00pm) May 6th: Massabesic Regional Medical Centre / 813 Main St., Waterboro (12:00pm-5:00pm) May 6th: Penquis Valley High School / 35 West Main St., Milo (2:00pm-7:00pm) May 7th: Washington County VFW / 1108 US […] View event

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    Coastal Chaos @ Midcoast Recreation Center

    COASTAL CHAOS, Rock Coast Rollers’ second annual WFTDA-sanctioned tournament, takes place May 6 – 8, 2016, in beautiful Rockport, Maine. Our inaugural COASTAL CHAOS in May 2015 was an enormous success, with five teams playing eleven exciting games in a double-elimination championship bracket, highly experienced officiating teams, and a ton of fun for all involved. […] View event

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    Lego Club @ Winslow Public Library

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    Alewife Afternoon and World Fish Migration Day @ Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center

    Come decorate fish! In addition to Artwalk Gardiner’s rich array of local art there will be opportunities to learn about and celebrate efforts to bring migratory fish back to Cobbossee Stream. Artwalk Gardiner’s artist venues will be marked by seventeen fishing poles with decorative wooden fish. Johnson Hall Theater on Water Street will feature for […] View event

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    Gelato for Ecuador! @ Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    Come enjoy some gelato from Gelato Fiasco and support Ecuador as it recovers from a 7.8 earthquake! Dishes will be $3 and all of the proceeds will go to Ecuador’s Red Cross. We will be in front of Bowdoin College’s art museum. Click on the link below to make a donation and learn more about […] View event

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    First Friday Oaks Party @ Dockfore

    Stop by on your #firstfridayartwalk tour and take in over 30 years worth of official works of the Kentucky Derby. Works by Neiman , Maxx , Williams Bennett and more. Ejoy a frsh Mint Julep and watch the Fillies run the Kentucky Oaks at 6:00. Stake out a table for our big Derby party the […] View event

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    Robot demonstration @ Stewart Public Library

    by Tech. Spec. Christine Dorman, followed by 3-D demonstration at 6 p.m. View event

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    Ellen Hutcheson Artist’s Reception andFree Wine Tasting @ Rising Tide Community Market, Damariscotta

    Celebrate local art (and good wine) at Rising Tide! Join us Friday, May 6 from 4-6 pm for our monthly gallery opening and wine tasting. This month’s Art at the Co-op exhibit features work by local artist Ellen Hutcheson. Refreshments will be served. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. View event

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    Bowl for Kids’ Sake/Bowl for Cassidy’s Sake @ Central Maine Family Fun, Skowhegan; 1-7-10 Bowling Center, Augusta; Sparetime Recreation Center, Hallowell

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine invites the community to lace up and knock them down at 2016 Bowl for Kids’ Sake May 2 – 7 to raise help kids facing adversity in Kennebec Valley. Form teams at work, school, service clubs and home, raise money, then come out to one of 7 events held […] View event

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    K. Mizner Art Studio and Gallery Grand Opening @ K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery

    Friday, May 6, 2016 4:30 – 7:00 Grand Opening K. Mizner Art Studio and Gallery 128 Water Street Hallowell Maine View event

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    Exploring the Wild Gardens of Acadia @ Deering Common Community Center, College of the Atlantic

    Longtime Acadia National Park wild gardens board members, volunteers, and supporters Anne Kozak and Sue Leiter join photographer Josh Winer to talk about their new book. Reception to follow. Since the early 1970s Kozak and Leiter have volunteered in the gardens. A freelance writer and editor, Kozak teaches writing and directs the writing program at […] View event

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    Baked Haddock Supper @ St. Maximilan Kolbe Church, Scarborough

    To benefit Pro-Life St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough Includes, potato, rice pilaf, veggies, mac.and cheese, rolls, beverage and dessert. View event

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    Artists’ Reception @ Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

    The Friends of Maine Coastal Islands invites you to the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to welcome four new artists exhibiting in the art gallery May through July. The reception will be on Friday, May 6 from 5-8 p.m. during the first Friday Art Walk in Rockland. Beth Parks, from Corea, is […] View event

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    1st Annual Regional High School Art Show @ Casco Bay Artisans

    Two Portland High School Student Interns, Ellie Zukowski and Grace Cox have been hard at work with Casco Bay Artisans to bring this inclusive and curated Art Show (17 participating Regional Schools) to life from submission thru curation to sell point. Join us at the Opening Reception, May 6th beginning 5 to 8PM to celebrate […] View event

  • Earth Jams Concert and Springtime Hike @ Sebago Lake Land Reserve

    Friday, May 6 5:00-7:00 p.m. (concert @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.) Sebago Lake Land Reserve, Standish (parking marked off Rt. 237 near the intersection of routes 237 and 35) Bring a picnic and enjoy an Earth Jams family concert at our outdoor amphitheater! Award-winning singer/songwriter Matt Loosigian will perform fun and engaging songs about water and our […] View event

  • “Open Spaces” exhibition @ L.C. Bates Museum

    The L.C. Bates Museum is proud to announce its new exhibition Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine, opening on May 6, 2016 and running until October 15, 2016. The exhibit aims to explore the natural beauty of Maine’s fields and the flora and fauna that fill them. Defining fields as an expansive space, the exhibition seeks to […] View event

  • Artist Reception for “Open Spaces” @ L.C. Bates Museum

    The L.C. Bates Museum is proud to announce its new exhibition Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine, opening on May 6th 2016. The exhibit aims to explore the natural beauty of Maine’s fields and the flora and fauna that fill them. Defining fields as an expansive space, the exhibition seeks to combine scientific and artistic methods of […] View event

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    Maine College of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition @ Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Maine College of Art

    Thesis work of graduating students in Maine College of Art’s MFA program. May 6 – May 27, Wednesday – Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm, Thursday until 7:00pm Opening Reception May 6, 5:00-8:00pm View event

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    Friday art walk: Prayers Made Visible – n Planetarium full dome format @ Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

    FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK Friday, May 6, 2016: 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public The Southworth Planetarium is proud to announce that it has become a new venue for Portland’s First Friday Art Walk. We invite you to experience art in an omni-dome format and in our gallery. In any spiritual tradition, prayers […] View event

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    Super | Natural by Colby Myer @ Vestibule 594

    A solo show of new paintings by Colby Myer will be displayed at Vestibule 594 from May 6 to June 25. The opening reception is to be held on May 6, First Friday, from 5-8pm. All of the artwork in this upcoming exhibit has been made alongside my students at the NYA art studio. I […] View event

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    MECAmorphosis 2016: Thesis Exhibition @ Maine College of Art

    MECAmorphosis 2016 MECAmorphosis celebrates MECA’s graduating professional artists and raises critical scholarship funds to educate the next generation of artists. This year, MECAmorphosis consists of two separate events located in MECA’s Porteous Building. MECAmorphosis 2016: Thesis Exhibition 2016 Thesis Exhibition Opening May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Free and open to the public. […] View event

  • First Hand: a unique selection from spindleworks @ Continuum for Creativity

    Join us for “First Hand” and experience a unique selection from Spindleworks Opening April 8th 5-8pm, April 8th-May 6th at Continuum for Creativity 863 Main St. Westbrook, Maine “First Hand” is a telling of unique perspectives through each artist’s individual approach to creating. The work includes the meticulous fractal line drawing of Melissa Capuano, a […] View event

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    12th Season ArtWalk Gardiner @ Water Street

    On Friday, May 6 from 5:30-8:00pm, ArtWalk Gardiner will kick off its 12th year of showcasing original fine art and crafts created by area artists. Featuring unique works of art ranging from paintings, drawings, fine art prints and photography to textiles, sculpture, jewelry and ceramics, this lively community celebration will take place in artists’ studios, […] View event

  • “The Wizard of Oz” @ Next Generation Theatre

    Come join us as our middle age group AND teen group perform this loveable classic tale! Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, […] View event

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    First Fridays Just Desserts Concert @ Freeport Community Center

    Not Too Shaap, presenting a repertoire of “some things old, some things new, some things borrowed and a little blues” – plus classic and contemporary covers and moving original songs. Gourmet Desserts and Coffee too! View event

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    Folk Dance @ People Plus

    World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays. One block west of Maine St. in downtown Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan dot mk at gmail dot […] View event

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    in conference room. Every Friday View event

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    7:00pm Film

    Search for the edge of the solar system: Full Dome Planetarium show @ Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

    An omni dome show about the interstellar Boundary Explorer, a spacecraft imaging the heliosphere, the membrane enclosing the solar system. Matinee Prices Adults $5.50 Children $5.00 Evening Prices Adults $6.50 Children $6.00 View event

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    7:00pm Music

    Open Mic Night @ Tucker's Music Pub

    All genres of live acoustic and electric music every Friday, Early sign-up recommended at 7 pm, music at 8 pm. No cover, Friendly atmosphere, Cash only bar. View event

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    Red Cloak Haunted History Tour of Hallowell

    An evening lantern lit tour will explore Hallowell, discovering ghosts and history, spirits and mystery. Buildings that once seemed ordinary will take on eerie new dimensions as The Lady in the Red Cloak relives their history and that of the ghostly entities that are said to still reside there. The walks are fairly easy and […] View event

  • “Guys and Dolls” @ Falmouth High School Theater

    Guys and Dolls is a Tony Award-winning musical based on stories of gangsters, gamblers and New York City in the 1940s by Damon Runyon. Nathan Detroit, a renowned gambler, works to find a location and funds for an ill-conceived game of craps while juggling wagers on love and life with his friends and long-suffering fiance, […] View event

  • 7:00pm Theater

    “King Lear” @ Chocolate Church Arts Center

    KING LEAR by William Shakespeare (Theatre) May 6-7/13, 2016 at 7pm; May 8 & 14, 2016 at 2pm. $12 advance/$15 door Many consider this tragedy to be one of Shakespeare’s finest. It is a timeless and intense exploration of powerful emotions driven by pride, blindness, and naivety played out in epic proportions through family dynamics, betrayal and […] View event

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    King Lear by William Shakespeare @ Chocolate Church Arts Center

    KING LEAR by William Shakespeare (Theatre) May 6-7/13-14, 2016 at 7pm; May 8 and 15, 2016 at 2pm. $12 advance/$15 door (plus $2 handling fee) Many consider this tragedy to be one of Shakespeare’s finest. The title character descends into madness, after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their […] View event

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    “Holes” @ Portland Ballet Studio Theater

    “Holes” presented by A Company of Girls. Digging for punishment, digging for character, digging for secrets… Based on the book by Louis Sachar Fridays, April 29 and May 6 at 7:00; Saturdays, April 30 and May 7 at 5:00; Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 View event

  • “They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!” by Dario Fo @ Portland Stage Company

    Translated by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante Prices are rising and wages are falling — what’s a girl to do? Spontaneously protest by stuffing food down her shirt and pretend to be pregnant of course! Think classic commedia dell’arte meets The Honeymooners! At the heart of all the high jinks is a basic human need […] View event

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    “Crossing Delancey” @ The Public Theatre

    Who needs match.com when your grandmother has hired a matchmaker! Izzy is a beautiful, intelligent, single young woman with a doting 80 year old grandmother “Bubbie”, who is determined to see her granddaughter get married before she dies. But will Sam, the neighborhood pickle man, be the kind of man Izzy has in mind? Don’t […] View event

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    7:30pm Community, Dancing

    Open Mic and Dance Party @ Denmark Arts Center

    The Denmark Arts Center hosts an open mic and dance party. Bring poetry, songs, magic tricks, dances–all talents are welcome. If you spent the winter toiling over a song or learning a new skill, this could be the perfect opportunity to share it with the world. At the very least, you’ll get a chance to […] View event

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    Kirtan “Through the Roof” @ Ludcke Auditorium – UNE, Portland campus

    Experience the transformative power of Indian spiritual teacher and renowned musician Russill Paul. Engage in chant, sit in meditation, feel the vibrations work their way through your body, mind and soul. Dance! Beloved New England musicians join with Russill (now of Austin, TX) to produce “kirtan through the roof.” Listen to a sample here: .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxrOEUfV-I […] View event

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    CuppaGroove at Dogfish Bar and Grille @ The Dogfish Bar and Grille

    Maine-based Rhythm and Funk, Rockin’ Soul. Join CuppaGroove at Dogfish for some fine food, beverages and music that grooves. www.cuppagroove.com View event

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    First Friday UMVA Video Projection @ Maine Charitable Mechanic Association

    For the May 6 First Friday Art Walk Mechanics’ Hall will once again provide the backdrop for LumenARRT!’s large-scale video projection in conjunction with 350 Maine to get out a message about the consequences of warming for the Gulf of Maine. From 8-9PM view this beautiful video on the facade of Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress […] View event

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    Live Music Thursday – Saturday at Silver Street Tavern Waterville @ Silver Street Tavern

    Live Music Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Silver Street Tavern in Waterville, ME. Thursdays 7PM – 10PM, Fridays and Saturdays 8PM – 11PM Events are usually free except for Special Events. Please feel free to call us at 207-680-2163 to confirm free events. Enjoy Super Happy Hour – 1/2 Price Drinks – from 3PM […] View event

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    Weakened Friends @ Portland House of Music and Events

    with Tigerman Whoa!, The Color at Sound, Borderlines. Doors at 8 | Music at 8:30. $$8 adv | $10 dos View event

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    M. Ward @ Port City Music Hall

    M. Ward returns with a stunning new album, More Rain, for release on Merge Records on March 4, 2016. Ward has released a string of acclaimed solo albums over the past several years, along with five LPs with Zooey Deschanel as She & Him and a 2009 collaborative album with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James […] View event

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    Flashback Fridays Dance Party @ Obrien's Event Center

    Mix 107.9 Presents FLASHBACK FRIDAYS DANCE PARTY at the former Pete and Larry’s O’Brien’s Event Center at Best Western Plus Waterville every Friday! Come shake your booty with the Mix Crew as we spin your favorites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today!! Party starts at 8PM, stay all night for your chance to will […] View event

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    Brooks Wheelan @ One Longfellow Square

    Brooks Wheelan ended a year of working for Saturday Night Live with a tweet that said: “Fired from New York, It’s Saturday Night!” Brooks used the lack of a contract renewal as an excuse to launch his “Brooks Wheelan Falls Back on Stand Up Comedy (sorta) Tour.” His comedy is a little brash, roaming back […] View event

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    Spring Dance Concert @ Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College

    The Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance presents the annual Spring Dance Concert, featuring faculty-directed choreography for students, as well as choreographic studies that invite viewers into dance-making processes. With shifting modalities from the wildly physical, to the contemplative, and the ironic — dancers slice through the space to music as diverse as Dutch […] View event