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  • Friday October 19 2018

    Sandra Quinn solo exhibition at Greenhut Galleries

    Sandra Quinn solo exhibition, Inside Out, on display at Greenhut Galleries, October 4 – 27. Opening reception Thursday, Oct 4 from 5-7pm Greenhut’s October show will be an exhibition of Sandra Quinn’s contemplative, graceful, and quietly evocative encaustic paintings, aptly entitled Inside Out. Sandra is a gifted abstract painter who has, in Portland Press Herald […] View event

  • Relic @ SPACE Gallery

    In this window exhibition, Sun System Press uses overlapping imagery taken from a toxic swamp in New Jersey to create kinetic visual patterns that engage the viewer from multiple angles. The images are acidic and high key in color and tone, reflecting the nature of the landscape. View event

  • Swamp Thing @ SPACE Gallery

    Sun System Press presents a collection of large-scale murals and wallpaper that are based on their site-responsive installations and publishing collaborations. The exhibition highlights printing techniques the collective used within their practice spanning laser printed (low-fi) zines, books printed through offset and digital presses, inkjet posters, and risograph prints. Sun System Press is a publishing […] View event

  • 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

  • 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 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 […] View event

  • Scandals, Scoundrels & Sinners @ Eastern Cemetery

    The non-profit group Spirits Alive will again be offering their popular “Walk Among the Shadows” event this October in Eastern Cemetery. This year’s theme is “Scandals, Scoundrels & Sinners.” Six ghostly storytellers, most of whom are actually buried at Eastern Cemetery, will materialize in the cemetery to tell the scandalous stories of their own lives. […] View event

  • Mira – Bare Portland @ SPACE Gallery

    MIRA roots itself in the lyrical style of Tennessee Williams, plumbing the psychological depths and rich characters typical of his work. In it, a young woman finds an unexpected friendship in a shared love of poetry. Attendees are encouraged to bring a smartphone and headphones to choose from a variety of individual soundscapes to accompany […] View event

  • Saturday October 20 2018

    Portland Bach Experience: Oktoberfest @ Multiple locations, Portland, ME

    Experience Portland with Portland Bach Experience! Join PBE Saturday, October 20, for free and family-friendly events all around the city, presented in partnership with 240 Strings & Portland Trails. SCHEDULE: A Suite Ride Through Portland – 11am – Deering Oaks Park Lecture/Demo: How To Build A Harpsichord – 1pm – Rising Tide Brewing Company Bach […] View event

  • 11:00am For Kids, Music

    Gustafer Yellowgold @ SPACE Gallery

    The best multimedia kids rock show this side of the sun combines live music, colored-pencil animations, and storytelling. View event

  • 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

  • Sunday October 21 2018

    Fall family fun – YMCA Greater Portland Branch @ YMCA of Southern Maine

    You’re invited to try the Y for FREE this October with a Family Fun Pass good for 7 visits. Enjoy our youth programs, pools, family recreation, bowling alley (Pineland branch), Squash courts (Portland branch), exercise classes, and more! Plus, if you join the Y by October 31st, you’ll be entered to win a Welcome Basket! […] View event

  • Portland Bach Experience – Oktoberfest Salon: Baroque Brunch @ Private home, location revealed after ticket purchase

    Experience The Salon with Portland Bach Experience! Join PBE Sunday morning, October 21, at 11am (doors open 10:30am) at a private home in Portland’s West End for an intimate salon concert featuring Sarah Darling, whose “absolute concentration and astonishing precision” (Badischer Zeitung) and “sympathy and spirit” (Hub Review) was on display in June for Vivaldi’s […] View event

  • Monday October 22 2018

    For Freedoms @ SPACE Gallery

    For Freedoms is a platform for civic engagement, discourse and direct action for artists in the United States. Building off of the existing artistic infrastructure in the United States, For Freedoms developed a network of artists and institutional partners who produce nationwide public art installations, exhibitions, and local community dialogues in order to inject nuanced, […] View event

  • Tuesday October 23 2018
    7:00pm Film

    Hale County This Morning, This Evening @ SPACE Gallery

    An emotive impression of the Historic South, trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously offering a testament to dreaming despite the odds. Followed by in person chat with filmmaker Ramell Ross. View event

  • Saturday October 27 2018

    SPACE Halloween Party @ SPACE Gallery

    Luminaries of local rock bands don the masks of their time traveling pop dreams, with Sunset Hearts as Depeche Mode, The Blood Caps as Roxy Music, Contrapposto as The Knife, and members of Cadaverette, Crunchcoat, and The Worst as Hole. View event

  • Sunday October 28 2018

    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

  • 7:00pm Film

    Time For Ilhan @ SPACE Gallery

    From director Norah Shapiro, this timely documentary follows Somali-born Ilhan Omar as she challenges the status quo in her run for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016. View event

  • Tuesday October 30 2018
    7:00pm Poetry

    Migrations: Poems @ SPACE Gallery

    A diverse collection of poets who live in Maine will read and perform work that touches on the traces, tracks, and pathways of various kinds of migration. All of the participating poets have been featured in Deep Water, a weekly poetry column selected and edited by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc. View event

  • Halloween Silent Film Night: Nosferatu @ Merrill Auditorium

    Municipal Organist James Kennerley will open this concert with some appropriately spooky prelude music before beginning to improvise a thrilling soundtrack, on the Kotzschmar Organ, to accompany the classic 1922 horror film Nosferatu. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes as part of the annual costume contest at intermission. German Expressionist film Nosferatu: […] View event

  • Friday November 02 2018

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Take a Breath Social @ Ocean Gateway

    Celebrate, Raise Funds, Dueling Piano Show! Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to raise record breaking funds in the cure for cystic fibrosis! Portland, Maine – Hundreds from the Greater Portland community will gather at Ocean Gateway on Friday, November 2nd for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Take a Breath Social. The evening will feature a delicious hors d’oeuvres […] View event

  • A Comedy of Haunted History

    Join your fellow thrill seekers and history lovers for this award winning tour. Professional performance artists transform factual dark history, dating from the 1600’s, into theater and Stand-up comedy! Jam packed with Abenaki Attacks, Witch Trials, Pirates, terrific storytelling, hysterical impersonations and more, this extremely popular ghost tour boasts guests who return year after year. View event

  • Saturday November 03 2018

    11th annual wild and scenic film festival @ Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland

    Friends of Casco Bay is delighted to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour at University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center in Portland for the 11th year! Wild & Scenic is a festival with a purpose as we bring together story-tellers and stories that reflect a love and appreciation for the natural world. […] View event

  • Thursday November 08 2018
    John David Ellis, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 50 1/2 in x 84 1/2 in

    Partners in art, Partners in life: John David Ellis & Joan Beauregard @ Art Gallery – UNE, Portland campus

    Partners in Art, Partners in Life: John David Ellis & Joan Beauregard November 8, 2018 – March 10, 2019 UNE Art Gallery in collaboration with the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, the exhibition at the University of New England Museum of Art explores the lives and artwork of Rockland, Maine residents, John David Ellis and Joan Beauregard. After […] View event

  • ohn David Ellis, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 50 1/2 in x 84 1/2 in

    Partners in art, Partners in Life opening reception @ Art Gallery – UNE, Portland campus

    PARTNERS in ART, PARTNERS in LIFE John David Ellis and Joan Beauregard Presented in collaboration with the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, a new exhibition at the University of New England Art Gallery explores the lives and artwork of Rockland, Maine, residents John David Ellis and Joan Beauregard. After meeting at the Art Students League in New York […] View event

  • Thursday November 15 2018
    6:30pm Community, Meet-Up

    Conversational Spanish at Riverton Branch Library @ Portland Public Library, Riverton Branch

    Come join us at the Riverton Branch Library for our monthly Conversational Spanish Group. It’s an excellent way to practice Spanish language skills—and offers the opportunity to meet other Spanish-speakers in the area! The group is geared toward adults and teens, but children are welcome to accompany parents & are encouraged to participate as well. […] View event

  • Saturday December 01 2018

    ChoralArt | Christmas at the Cathedral @ Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    Looking for the perfect way to start your Christmas holiday season? ChoralArt’s Christmas at the Cathedral is just what you’ve been looking for. The sun rises in the east, and Christmas at the Cathedral for the past 30 years happens the first weekend in December. Join us for a program of familiar and sublime choral […] View event

  • Tuesday December 18 2018

    Christmas with Kennerley @ Merrill Auditorium

    James Kennerley continues a beloved holiday tradition by celebrating the season in grand style with music on the Kotzschmar Organ. The program will include a variety of holiday classics, from traditional carols to modern favorites. There is always the possibility of some new organ transcriptions or even new compositions from Mr. Kennerley. The festive sounds […] View event

  • Saturday February 02 2019

    The International Cryptozoology Museum at Thompson’s Point @ Thompson's Point

    Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals. These are usually larger zoological species that, to date, remain unverified by science, such as Yetis, Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and Sea Serpents, as well as hundreds of other yet-to-be-found animals (cryptids) worldwide, but which compelling ethnoknown evidence has been collected for their possible existence. It also […] View event

  • Wednesday March 20 2019

    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