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  • Tuesday August 21 2018
    The Planet Saturn

    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

  • A Hilarious Comedy For Women... and the brave men who love them. Non-stop laughter as a cast of talented women bring the subjects of life, love, men, marriage, children, menopause, aging, dating, sex and more to the Footlights Theatre stage. 90 minutes of laugh-out-loud scenes and songs that every women will relate to. Our summers show has been a "sell-out" hit every year, so reserve your seats now! Tuesdays-Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7pm and all seats are $15.00. Don't miss what critics have called, "The MUST-SEE Hit of the Summer", so grab your friends, co-workers and anyone else that loves to laugh- this is THE most fun you can have on a weeknight... DON'T MISS IT!
    7:00pm Theater

    A Ladies Guide to Life and Laughter @ The Footlights Theatre

    A Hilarious Comedy For Women and the brave men who love them. Non-stop laughter as a cast of talented women bring the subjects of life, love, men, marriage, children, menopause, aging, dating, sex and more to the Footlights Theatre stage. 90 minutes of laugh-out-loud scenes and songs that every women will relate to. Our summer […] View event

  • Nunsense
    7:30pm Theater

    Nunsense @ Portland Stage Company

    Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Off-Broadway Musical, Nunsense is an over-the-top, utterly hilarious international phenomenon starring five nuns who decide to hold a fundraiser after their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, inadvertently poisons 52 sisters. With the remaining sisters in need of funds for the burial, the intrepid five take […] 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

    Liminal @ PhoPa Gallery

    Lim·i·nal /ˈlimənl/ Adjective technical Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. Liminal showcases projects from seven artists at the start of their careers. Through the medium of photography, these artists look thoughtfully at spaces that are often neglected by […] 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

  • Friday August 24 2018
    Foodie SQUARE

    Foodie Fridays at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House @ Maine Historical Society

    Join MHS on the fourth Friday of the month for Foodie Fridays to explore and experience the foodways of Maine’s past! Take a delectable food-themed tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and help make and sample a historic dessert. Participants will also take home a copy of a vintage recipe from MHS collections. History never tasted […] View event

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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

  • Saturday August 25 2018
    Wine Walk - Wine Wise

    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

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    Kip Moore @ Maine State Pier

    Waterfront Concerts is pleased to announce KIP MOORE with Joseph Gallant live at the Maine State Pier on Saturday, August 25, 2018. 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

  • LaRoyce Hawkins
    7:00pm Comedy

    LaRoyce Hawkins, Comedian

    LaRoyce Hawkins stars as “Officer Kevin Atwater” on NBC’s police drama CHICAGO PD. Hawkins, who first originated the role on CHICAGO FIRE, is an accomplished standup comic, spoken-word artist and musician who also recently guest starred on Comedy Central’s SOUTH SIDE. He had a role in the feature film THE EXPRESS, which chronicled the life […] View event

  • Tuesday August 28 2018
    James Kennerley

    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

  • Saturday September 01 2018
    Wine_Sail_WineWise

    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

  • Monday September 17 2018
    Grumbling

    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
    Currie

    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
    Shetterly

    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
    Brooks

    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
    Cheney

    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

  • Thursday October 11 2018
    Fresh Start

    Fresh Start Program @ Online Webinar

    Fresh Start is a comprehensive five-week program that gives you the tools, strategies, and support you need to experience your fullest expression of health. View event

  • Sunday October 14 2018
    Divas on the Bima Edited

    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

  • Sunday October 21 2018
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    2018 UNE Department of Arts faculty show @ UNE Art Gallery

    The UNE Portland Campus Art Gallery presents the 2018 DEPARTMENT OF ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION August 9 — October 21, 2018 Opening Reception: September 15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Portland Campus Art Gallery You’re invited to experience artwork and music created by the faculty of the UNE Department of Arts. From the metaphorical and […] View event

  • Tuesday October 30 2018
    Nosferatu

    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
    Christmas

    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
    Bach

    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