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  • Monday August 20 2018
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    Monday Night Restaurant Industry Night @ Easy Day Bowling

    Industry friends. We are celebrating you at Easy Day. Every Monday Night we are celebrating the hard working people of Maine’s restaurant industry. Stop down with some form of proof that you work in the restaurant scene and we will automatically take 20% off your bill. View event

  • La Vie en Rose @ SPACE Gallery

    In an interdisciplinary installation spanning sculpture, light, sound, and media works, Chad States ruminates on the difficulties of finding and sustaining joy in dark times. Central to this exploration is the 1977 Grace Jones cover of the 1946 post-war ballad by Edith Piaf; the song and exhibition each invite us into a unique space between […] View event

  • Comprehensive Mobility @ East End Community School

    Enjoy a walk along the Eastern Prom on your way to this all-levels yoga-style class focused on increasing strength, balance, and range of motion held in the East End School Cafeteria. Please bring your own mat and any other props you may need. Drop-in class is $10. Resident 10-class punch card is $80. Non-resident 10-class […] View event

  • Tuesday August 21 2018
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    Art of the Spheres: Picturing the Cosmos since 1600 @ Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

    March 29, 2018 to October 6, 2018 Art of the Spheres celebrates the manner in which astronomers have organized and comprehended the celestial vault, the planets, and the structure of the Cosmos. Every item in this exhibition was composed from multiple, detailed observations; all are works of both science and art. Art of the Spheres […] View event

  • Walt Strony

    Premier Concert Organist Walt Strony @ Merrill Auditorium

    Back again on the Kotzschmar organ is Walt Strony, one of America’s premier concert organists. He made his public debut in 1974 at the age of 18 and has since established himself as one of few organists equally at home playing both theatre and classical organ. Theater organists are known for announcing their program from […] View event

  • Wednesday August 22 2018
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    Walking Tour of Historic Eastern Cemetery @ Eastern Cemetery

    Walking tours of Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery (founded 1668 – yes, we are 350 years old this year!) will start July 1 and continue each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11 am and each Thursday at 5:30 pm through October 14. These tours, which last about 50 minutes, are led by trained volunteers, who cover […] View event

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    8:00pm Film

    Black Panther @ Bayside Bowl

    After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire […] View event

  • Thursday August 23 2018
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    12:00pm Community, Music

    Free Tour of the Kotzschmar Organ (Merrill Auditorium) @ Merrill Auditorium

    What’s inside of a pipe organ? How does it all work? Join a FOKO organist as they perform a short demonstration concert followed by a tour, led by FOKO docents, of the Kotzschmar Organ. Free and open to the public. No reservations required, just show up! All ages welcome. View event

  • 8:30pm Comedy

    McQueen Adams: Black Cat @ SPACE Gallery

    Fresh off a tour with Funny or Die and the creator of the new Comedy Central Snapchat series Heads Will Roll, McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audio-visual universe. Opening the evening is Portland-based comedian Connor McGrath, voted Maine’s Best Comedian […] View event

  • Friday August 24 2018
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    Sunset sail in Portland, Delicious wines & fresh Maine oysters @ Maine State Pier

    Join with 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 delicious white wines from around the world that you’ll love to have in your repertoire. And we’ll pair them with fresh Maine oysters […] View event

  • Olivia Gatwood @ SPACE Gallery

    With Joaqina Mertz and Angelica Maria Aguilera. The preeminent poet-performer-activist of the best-selling New American Best Friend. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at Brave New Voices, Women […] View event

  • Saturday August 25 2018
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    Wine & Food Walk in Portland, Maine @ Piccolo

    Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of high-quality wines from renown regions of the World paired with delicious foods from each location. You’re in for an incredible wine education experience. You’ll walk away with knowing […] View event

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    Sunset wine sail in Portland @ 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. You’ll explore some incredibly delicious wines from renown and up and coming regions of the world that you’ll love to have in your repertoire. You’re in for […] View event

  • 8:30pm Music

    Jobs, Wizard Party, Stice, and Beige @ SPACE Gallery

    Blasts of industrial noise, unstoppable grooves, unrelenting virtuosity, and bent pop sensibilities; a bill of the Northeast’s uncompromising experimentalists. View event

  • Sunday August 26 2018
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    Wine & Oysters Walk in Portland, Maine @ 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 establishments. In addition to the tastings, you’re in for an incredible wine education experience. You’ll walk […] View event

  • Tuesday August 28 2018
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    An American in Paris, Municipal Organist James Kennerley @ Merrill Auditorium

    An American in Paris – spectacular music for organ and brass Join James Kennerley, Portland’s Eleventh Municipal Organist, for his second concert on the mighty Kotzschmar. James is joined by brass and percussion players from the Portland Symphony Orchestra for this special concert, featuring music from the great cathedrals of France, the American silver screen, […] View event

  • Wednesday August 29 2018
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    8:00pm Film

    Shut Up and Play the Hits @ Bayside Bowl

    On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Sound system played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest […] View event

  • Thursday August 30 2018
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    Maine Roller Derby FUNdraiser Cruise @ Casablanca Cruises

    Join the members of Maine Roller Derby as we hit the harbor aboard the lovely Casablanca, an 85-foot double deck charter boat. The cruise ship will depart promptly at 6:00pm from the Porthole Deck @ Custom House Wharf and return you safely to shore at 9:00pm. This FUN-draiser is also featuring Hello Newman, a 90’s […] View event

  • Saturday September 01 2018
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    Sunset wine sail in Portland @ 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. You’ll explore some incredibly delicious wines from renown and up and coming regions of the world that you’ll love to have in your repertoire. You’re in for […] View event

  • Saturday September 15 2018
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    Hand Carving of Slate Gravestones Free Demonstration @ Eastern Cemetery

    Eastern Cemetery is 350 years old this year and we are celebrating with a free open house on Saturday, September 15, from 9 am to 1 pm. Peaks Island stonecutter Matt Barnes of Yankee Slate Cutting will be there, demonstrating the art of carving slate gravestones by hand, using methods of the 1700s. Learn how […] View event

  • The UNE Portland Campus Art Gallery presents the 2018 Department Of Arts Faculty Exhibition

    2018 Department of Arts faculty exhibition reception @ Art Gallery – UNE, Portland campus

    You’re invited to experience artwork and music created by the faculty of the UNE Department of Arts. From the metaphorical and conceptual to the literal and formal, this exhibition showcases artworks that challenge assumptions and perceptions across a variety of media, including collage, ceramics, painting, and photography, as well as found-object and 3D sculpture. Represented […] View event

  • Monday September 17 2018
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    Ten Weeks/Ten Leaps: A 10-Week Poetry Workshop @ Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

    Writers can thrive from chances to leap—to vault their practice into energizing new modes for both the creation and the revision of poems. In this ten-week master class, poets will explore a range of exercises, readings, and strategies to spur the generation of new work, and to help them find fresh movement and surprise in […] View event

  • Tuesday September 18 2018
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    The Long Haul: Pulling a Novel to Completion – A 10-Week Fiction Workshop @ Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

    Anyone can start a novel; that’s when it’s fun, exciting, all possibility and no problems. For about fifty pages the thing practically writes itself—and then something happens. Narrative difficulties emerge and accumulate. Doubt creeps in. You falter, or quit altogether. This is not merely a common experience among novelists of all levels of experience and […] View event

  • Thursday September 20 2018

    Conservation On Tap @ Rising Tide Brewing

    Come drink for a good cause at Rising Tide Brewing!The Land Conservation Assistance Network is a unique, local non-profit that works to promote the protection of wetlands, forests, endangered species, and other wild spaces by empowering landowners to make smart decisions about their properties. The LandCAN is a comprehensive resource for farmers, foresters, ranchers and […] View event

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    Finding Your Voice: A 10-Week Memoir & Personal Essay Workshop @ Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

    The best memoirists drop readers into their lives through vivid scenes, description, character, and a voice that is uniquely their own—John Updike’s ironic and poetic narration or Jeannette Walls’ devastatingly straightforward cri de coeur. In sharing stories that are personal and specific, the best memoirists achieve the universal and therefore help expand the lives and […] View event

  • Saturday September 22 2018
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    Come a Little Bit Closer: Crafting Memoir Scenes that Invite Readers Into the Moment @ Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

    Memoir can fall flat when readers feel detached from important events unfolding on the page. To connect a reader to one’s experience, a writer has to do more than simply narrate it. She or he has to pull readers in close, anchor them in time and place, and zip them into our skin, to paraphrase […] View event

  • Wednesday September 26 2018
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    Jean-Willy Kunz and Jazz Quintet @ Merrill Auditorium

    “Impressions:” an evening of jazz featuring organist Jean-Willy Kunz on the Kotzschmar Organ and his jazz quintet. The organ is often associated with the church, with an austere and codified musical repertoire, and with an audience from another era. Over the course of centuries, from the Middle Ages to the present, it has sometimes been a […] View event

  • Saturday September 29 2018
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    Re(en)vision Strategies: A Poetry Revision Workshop @ University of Maine at Farmington

    The revered author Roald Dahl once said “Good writing is essentially rewriting.” Most everyone who has written a poem knows this to be true. This four-hour poetry workshop will consider exactly why this is so, and how to improve the process of rewriting poems with new strategies. Before the workshop, participants will each submit a […] View event

  • Sunday October 14 2018
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    Divas on the Bima – Live in Concert @ Hannaford Hall, USM Abromson Center, Portland Campus

    The Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt Memorial Fund & the Jewish Community Alliance present DIVAS ON THE BIMA Live in concert. Divas on the Bima is an entertaining, uplifting program consisting a wide variety of Jewish and popular music, presented by four cantors from diverse performing backgrounds who came together beginning in 2010. All four dynamic women […] View event

  • Tuesday October 30 2018
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    Halloween Silent Film Night: Nosferatu @ Merrill Auditorium

    Come experience silent film Nosferatu at Merrill Auditorium with a thrilling improvised soundtrack on the Kotzschmar organ provided by James Kennerley, Portland’s Municipal Organist. German Expressionist film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror was released in 1922 as the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (with names changed due to studio copyright issues). Nosferatu is […] View event

  • Tuesday December 18 2018
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    Christmas with Kennerley @ Merrill Auditorium

    James Kennerley continues the beloved tradition of a holiday concert on the Kotzschmar Organ. He will explore a variety of holiday favorites, both traditional and contemporary, and will be joined by the Kotzschmar Festival Brass and ChoralArt Singers. Tickets are available only at PortTIX. View event

  • Wednesday March 20 2019
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    Bach Birthday Bash on Kotzschmar Organ @ Merrill Auditorium

    Portland’s Municipal Organist, James Kennerley plays Bach on the Kotzschmar Organ! Johann Sebastian Bach was born in March of 1685. Come and join us as we celebrate the musical legacy of this prolific composer who has created some truly spectacular music, especially for the pipe organ. View event