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  • Thursday January 25 2018

    RECOLLECTIONS: Stolen Dreams, Plundered Memories @ USM Art Gallery

    Curated by Maine artist and USM alumnus Danny Evarts in collaboration with USM alumni and the local community, “Recollections” transforms the gallery into an immersive installation that leads one through various rooms and the intimate detritus of life. USM Art Gallery hours: Wednesday & Thursday, noon-6pm Friday-Sunday, noon-4pm *closed on holidays and during school breaks […] View event

  • Past Tense – A Group Show with Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs, and Rachel Hayden @ SPACE Gallery

    Past Tense is a group show curated by Dave Eassa featuring works by Baltimore-based painters Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs, and Rachel Hayden. The three artists deal with autobiographical narratives and mine memory, conversations, relationships, events, family artifacts, people, and places to build a visual language that works to analyze one’s self. Subleties within the days […] View event

  • Dave Eassa – Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes @ SPACE Gallery

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. Dave Eassa (b. 1991) is an artist and […] View event

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    “Recent Watercolors” @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    ‘Recent watercolor works by artist Russel Whitten are on display at University of New England Biddeford Campus Center. Working primarily pleinair, Whitten has captured native vignettes on paper from Old Orchard Beach to Kennebunkport, Maine. Whitten studied at The Art Students League of New York, Maine College of Art in Portland and Heartwood College of […] View event

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    TRANSLUCENCE, photographs by John Ripton @ Daunis Fine Jewelry

    Kennebunkport photographer, poet, essayist, and historian, John Ripton gains distortion of common subjects by photographing through rain and ice on windows in his “Translucence” series. This will open at Daunis Fine Jewelry Studio, January 5th for First Friday Art Walk and is located at 616 Congress St., Portland and run through February. “Shooting on snowy […] View event

  • “Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying” @ Bates College Museum of Art

    Bates College Museum of Art Exhibit: A couple since the mid-1970s, sculptor Rona Pondick and painter Robert Feintuch share interests in making work that uses the body to pursue psychologically suggestive meanings: Both believe that the body speaks. This remarkable exhibition, the first substantial exhibition of both their work together, includes sculptures and prints by […] View event

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    Harry Beskind: “Whimsical Watercolors” @ Merrill Memorial Library

    Through March 3. Beskind thinks of his painting as “ a continuation of his life’s work: in his art he tries to understand some aspects of our mental lives and their effects on our souls.” A graphologist, who analyzed his handwriting, has told Beskind that somehow he has “kept alive a part of childhood and […] View event

  • Experience the Not-So-Lovely Love Letters at The Footlights Theatre, January 11-27.

    The Not-So-Lovely Love Letters @ The Footlights Theatre

    A “hit”larious new comedy about love and life that will start the new year off with non-stop laughter. Sometimes what people “say” isn’t exactly what was said- and sometimes what people “read” isn’t exactly what’s going on… and that can create a whole lot of uproarious misunderstanding with comical consequences for this older couple who […] View event

  • 4-hut guided ski expedition @ Maine Huts & Trails

    This four night, five day trip includes all four huts and 50 miles of skiing along the Dead River, Flagstaff Lake and through the ancient woods of Western Maine. Ski to all four welcoming eco-lodges and experience the adventure and beauty of the Maine woods while in the company of a Registered Maine Guide. Enjoy […] View event

  • Julie Gray – Waiting Room @ SPACE Gallery

    Waiting Room depicts a domestic space full of personal effects, houseplants, dated electronics and one lone chair, all created with naive materials including papier-mâché, yarn, paper, clay, acrylic, and other like materials. Gray takes inspiration from her grandmothers’ longing to pass away and their collective sense of loneliness, loss and anticipation in reuniting with their […] View event

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    Maine Photography Show 2018 Accepting Entries @ Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery

    The Maine Photography Show invites all Maine residents (and part time residents) to submit a total of 3 photos in a mix of categories: Color, Black and White, or “Remnants” (Special Category). Students 18 years or younger may enter all photos in the Student category. Accepting entries December 1 to midnight January 26. More info […] View event

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    Discarded & Discovered @ CIA Cafe

    Discarded & Discovered Show opens January 18 with an artist reception & book signing 5-7 pm 72 Ocean Street So. Portland New exhibit at Cia Cafe features an illustrator and three photographers who focus on Maine and utilize their own individual process. Lewis Rossignol takes us for a unique journey in his new book “Discarded” […] View event

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    7:30am Business

    Brunswick Downtown Association Annual Meeting @ Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall, Bowdoin College

    Please join us for our Annual Meeting in Daggett Lounge on the Bowdoin College campus. BDA Executive Director Debora King will present the State of the Association address. Awards will be presented to Volunteer, Member, and Business of the Year. The public is invited to attend. Registration opens: 7:00 Breakfast service begins: 7:15 am Presentation: […] View event

  • Maine Energy & Environmental Policy Outlook 2018 @ Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center

    The Maine State Legislature faces numerous challenging and controversial topics in the new year. As the second half of the 128th Maine Legislative Session begins, there are over 400 bills requiring action; over 300 of them held over from the first session. The energy and environmental issues up for discussion and consideration include microgrids, distributed […] View event

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    Perspectives: Skillin’s Greenhouses Art Show 2018 @ Skillin's Greenhouse

    Six Maine Artists share their color-infused interpretations of local vistas & visions on canvas: Rachel Smith Maher, Suzanne Woodward, Tricia Granzier, Julie Waterman, Andrea Timm, and Danielle Arroyo January 18 through February 15 Artists Reception Sunday 1/28/18 ~~ 1:00-3:00PM Skillin’s Greenhouse 89 Foreside Rd Falmouth ME View event

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    2018 Annual Employment Law Update @ The Westin Harborview Hotel

    Please join us for this full-day conference. Verrill Dana’s Labor & Employment attorneys will update you on recent legal developments and provide you with many of the resources you need to succeed in 2018. This event is approved for 7 SHRM credits. HRCI and CLE credit hours pending. Please contact us at events@verrilldana.com with any […] View event

  • 9:00am Business

    Free small business advising for the Jay area @ Jay Town Hall

    Are you thinking about starting a business or do you already own one? There is a free small business resource program ready to help you start, manage and grow your business. Business advising services are offered at no charge, are confidential and provided by the Maine Small Business Development Centers. By appointment. Please contact Jane […] View event

  • 9:30am Community

    Oldies But Good Senior Center @ The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Gardiner

    Socialize, play games, and plan activities, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley. View event

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    Spark! Maine ART Stories @ Maine Historical Society

    Spark! Maine ART Stories Open daily through March 31, 2018 Winter hours: November 1 – March 31: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm HOLIDAY HOURS: December 1 – 23: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm Maine has always been a home and a haven to artists and creative makers. Spark! Maine ART Stories explores the varied ways Mainers express themselves today, […] View event

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    10:30am Food and Drink

    Portland Old Port Culinary Walking Tour @ Old Port

    Eat and drink like a local with us on a Maine Foodie Tour! The culinary culture of a town is so much more than just sit-down dining experiences. It’s the bakers, brewers, candy makers and other artisan food and beverage locales where creativity and taste meet. On our popular Culinary Walking Tour you’ll sample a […] View event

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    Off the Wall @ ICA at Maine College of Art

    ICA at Maine College of Art On view from January 18 – February 23, 2018 Exhibition Reception: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 5:00–8:00pm In 1966, German-born American sculptor Eva Hesse attached a seemingly simple long metal cord to a canvas that dramatically transformed a painting into a sculpture. Such a simple act revolutionized our understanding of […] View event

  • Visual artists Katrina Majkut and Christopher McNulty @ Mantor Library — University of Maine at Farmington

    The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present the creative works of the next featured artists in the new UMF Art on Campus program. This vibrant campus art initiative exhibits the expressive work of two artists per semester in UMF’s Mantor Library. This semester’s visual artists are Katrina Majkut and Christopher McNulty. Their […] View event

  • Sean Alonzo Harris: Voices in Our Midst @ PhoPa Gallery

    Voices in Our Midst is a collection of street photography and portraits by Sean Alonzo Harris taken in Portland, Maine and New York City over the past few years. Harris’ work focuses on human experience and identity and is informed by the stories of those who have gone before us and those who move among […] View event

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    Dwell: at home in the gallery @ Common Street Arts

    join common street arts for an interactive exhibit from january 10 to february 10, 2018! dwell is designed to foster community, conversation, and creativity. during these wintery weeks, visit the gallery to share in the 20th and 21st century board games, tea and tarot readings, art making activities, snow sculpting in castonguay square, piano playing, […] View event

  • 1:00pm Community

    Bridge Club @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Bridge is a challenging partnership card game requiring four players. Considered by many to be the ultimate card game, this classic game involves strategy and concentration. Players of all levels of experience welcome. Bridge is every Thursday from 1 – 4 PM. Call Fran at 495-3490 to register. View event

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    COMIX: 4-Koma (4 panel comics) @ Lithgow Public Library

    Do you love manga, anime, graphic novels, or comics? Join us every 4th Wednesday of the month to do comix-related activities: meet other collectors and enthusiasts, share your recommendations and hear about what others have been reading, watch anime and other related movies and TV shows, and draw and write your own. This month we’ll […] View event

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    4:00pm Community, Film

    Teen Movie Night @ Waterville Public Library

    Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library at 4pm every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! To discover the movie’s true identity, please call (207) 872-5433, or visit our website: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=6222 This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or […] View event

  • 6:00pm Film

    Free screening of “Zero Weeks” @ SPACE Gallery

    Groundbreaking documentary about America’s Family Leave Crisis Space Gallery, Portland, Maine – January 25th Doors will open at 6, screening at 6:30 and A Panel following after www.zeroweeks.com View event

  • The Tom s& Mac Show: The World Between the Wars @ Rines Auditorium - Portland Public Library

    Portland Public Library partners once again to bring Camden Conference Community Event to Portland. Join us for The Tom & Mac Show: The World Between the Wars – The Peace of Paris and its Aftermath: 1919-1939 (90 minutes of optimism and 10 of despair). Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco are back for a twelfth year […] View event

  • Beekeeping Classes @ The Honey Exchange

    Beginner Beekeeping (Tuesday and Thursday nights/Saturday morning) is a five week course that takes absolute beginners from setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season, getting ready for winter, and planning for the following spring. The class has a special focus on urban, suburban, and chemical-free beekeeping. Sophomore Beekeeping (Wednesday night) is a […] View event

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    Focusing Interesting Minds 10-week Essay Workshop @ Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

    Instructor: Dawn Potter Date & Time: Thursdays, January 25 – March 29 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland Level: Intermediate/Advanced Maximum Attendees: 12 Fee: MWPA Member $450 | Nonmember $600 Registration Closes: January 16 The essayist Phillip Lopate once said, “The reason I read nonfiction is to follow an interesting […] View event

  • Celebrate Recovery @ Augusta First Church of the Nazarene

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    6:00pm Music

    Bess Jacques & The Strays @ Solo Italiano

    Bess Jacques & The Strays draw on a mix of vintage Americana, including beloved jazz standards from the American Songbook along with more modern, R&B-inspired tunes and Americana. The trio’s musical offerings range from hard swinging to honky-tonk, Louis Armstrong to Fats Domino and Tom Waits, and include beautiful originals, for a mix of sounds […] View event

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    6:30pm Community

    Trauma intervention program winter training academy @ Portland Police Station

    TIP training involves eight classes held over a 10 day period. Those wishing to become a volunteer in the TIP program must attend all classes. Emotional First Aid (EFA) skills are taught by certified TIP National Trainers and the training also incorporates local area first responder instructors. Classes begin January 25th. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please […] View event

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    Inside the American bedroom @ Thomas Memorial Library

    Barbara Peacock won the Getty Editorial Grant in 2017 for American Bedroom. This January, Barbara joins us at TML to take us Inside the American Bedroom. Here’s what Hugh Pinney, VP of Getty Images has to say about Barbara’s work: “Barbara is a lifestyle and editorial photographer living in Portland, Maine. She’s had a life-long […] View event

  • Shucking 101 classes at Portland Oyster Shop @ Portland Oyster Shop

    The folks at Portland Oyster Shop are spreading the bivalve gospel with monthly Shucking 101 classes at their Portland, Maine raw bar and shellfish market. The intimate, 5-person classes will give guests a hands-on opportunity to perfect the art of oyster shucking, as well as learn how to store and serve the delicacy. Oyster experts […] View event

    6:30pm Dancing

    Pine Cone Reelers Square Dance Club of Augusta @ Lincoln School

    Pine Cone Reelers Square Dance Club of Augusta will conduct square dance workshops for beginner through plus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday during the rest of the 2018 school year through May 10. All workshops are held at Lincoln School, 30 Lincoln St., Augusta, off Western Avenue behind Pizza Hut. No workshops are […] View event

  • Zero Weeks – Sneak Preview @ SPACE Gallery

    Most Americans agree that family comes first. No matter where you work or what zip code you live in, you should be able to welcome a new child, to care for your mother when she has her knee replaced or to heal from cancer without facing financial disaster. And yet in 2016, only 14 percent […] View event

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    Award winning documentary: Zero Weeks @ SPACE Gallery

    Most Americans agree that family comes first, but we are the only developed country without paid leave. In one of the richest nations in the world, having a baby, a medical emergency or an aging parent can be a trigger into poverty. Weaving powerful personal stories with insightful interviews, ZERO WEEKS, explores America’s paid leave […] View event

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    The Cobblestones Live @ Andy's Old Port Pub

    The Cobblestones are vocalist Carolyn Costanzi, guitarist/vocalist Michael Plourde. and Ken Lloyd, bassist. They are often joined by pianist/vocalist Danielle Tran and percussionist Mark Plourde. They hail from Maine. The Band’s music is an eclectic collection that might best be described as pop favorites, acoustic rock and progressive folk. Set lists include many favorites old […] View event

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    Thursday Night Stomp! Weekly Swing Dance @ Maine Ballroom Dance

    Join Portland Swing Project for our weekly swing dance, Thursday Night Stomp! Come dance to a variety of swing music from our talented musicians and DJs playing music from the 1920s to today. Try swing for the first time with a beginning lesson 7-7:30 and music 7:30-9:30. Shake off some mid-week stress, meet new people […] View event

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    7:00pm Theater

    Shear Madness @ Good Theater — St. Lawrence Art Center

    Shear Madness by Paul Portner is the longest running comedy in the USA. This hysterical whodunnit is different at every performance. The audience helps to solve the murder and even gets to interview the suspects! Filled with local references and up to the minute jokes, Shear Madness has been delighting audiences for decades. View event

  • Readers Circle – Exit West @ Merrill Memorial Library

    Merrill Memorial Library’s Readers Circle meets for a discussion of EXIT WEST in Lewis Hall on Thursday, January 25, 2018. This is a Camden Conference Event for Merrill Memorial Library. It is free and open to the public. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia […] View event

  • Gary Taubes @ The Music Hall Loft

    Gary Taubes talks about his New York Times bestseller The Case Against Sugar Thursday, January 25, at 7 p.m., at The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $30. Visit themusichall.org or call 603-436-2400. View event

  • 7:30pm Theater

    One Flea Spare

    One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace January 18 – February 4, 2018 Set in plague-ravaged 17th Century London, a wealthy couple is preparing to flee their quarantined home when a mysterious sailor and a young girl are discovered sneaking into their boarded-up house. Now, they find themselves trapped together for 28 days – and the […] View event

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    Literary Arts Live: Robert Farnsworth, poet @ Muskie Archives, Bates College

    Farnsworth founded both Bates’ concentration in creative writing and the Literary Arts Live reading series. A veteran of 26 years at the college, he retires in 2018. He has published three collections of poetry: Three or Four Hills and A Cloud, Honest Water and Rumored Islands. Hosted by Jess Anthony ’96; a book sale and signing follow. FMI lwardwel@bates.edu or 207-753-6963. View event

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    7:30pm Theater

    Babette’s Feast @ Portland Stage Company

    Babette’s Feast tells the story of how a refugee transforms a closed religious community by sacrificing all she has to throw a lavish dinner party. Through her radical hospitality, this mysterious woman converts her guests’ deeply held notions of scarcity and judgment and opens them up to give and receive abundant grace. This adaptation, Conceived […] View event