First Friday Art Walk
On the first Friday evening of every month, the city’s artists, galleries, and arts venues open up their doors for Portland’s thriving First Friday Art Walk.
Upcoming First Friday Art Walk
Friday, November 6, 2020
Thursdays at 6pm EST via Facebook Live and IG Live . Join the Seacoast West African Dance & Drum Facebook Group and to stay tuned to Namory’s updates and payment options.
Embody the Rhythm brings weekly Guinea style West African Dance Classes to Portland, ME with dancer/choreographer Marita Kennedy-Castro, and live drum accompaniment from a talented crew of local drummers including master drummer Namory Keita from Sangbaralla, Guinea.
All of our events, markets, and pop ups have been canceled in order to keep our community safe, which is unfortunately limiting sales opportunities for our members. We've created this online market with easy curbside pick up to help get their delicious products into your homes! Feeling extra generous and wanting your neighbor businesses to succeed? We'd greatly appreciate any donations directly to Fork Food Lab so we can continue to support our local entrepreneurs. Gift cards are also available to use towards a future event or fun workshop. Please check back frequently as new items will be added each week, and contact us with any questions or suggestions you may have regarding our online market. Thank you so much! IMAGE: Mama Mo's Tunisian Peanut and Sweet Potato Dip. View the online market!
Take a virtual tour of Congress Street, or find a walking tour that will bring fresh air during social distancing measures!
Ongoing Our idea for the antidote to the viral disruption happening is that we tout upbeat, positive, and forward looking posts that digitally feature the art and artists in the state of Maine. View the online magazine here. IMAGE: Damir Porobic, Breathe 3, 2020, Archival pigment print, 38 x 38 inches.
Ongoing - MWPA offers workshops across the state of Maine. With a variety of genres in a multitude of locations, there’s a workshop for all writers. Please note: all workshops require advance registration.
Welcome to Mumbai to Maine: A Culinary Adventure! In celebration of Maine’s 200th birthday I’m excited to launch my podcast with a series, Maine’s Bicentennial Food Podcast. As you know Maine has one of the richest and most fascinating food and drink scenes in the country. This signature series will take a deep dive into Maine’s food story – past, present and future, showcasing Maine’s most creative and accomplished culinary taste-makers, food innovators and entrepreneurs. When I left Mumbai 24 years ago, I never dreamed or imagined that Maine would one day be my home, my happy place. I knew I had to find a portal to somehow share my passion for Indian cuisine and tie it into my deep love for Maine’s rich and dynamic food scene. This Bicentennial Food Podcast series is my gift to Maine on its 200th Birthday! I wanted to provide a platform, a portal of sorts to share some incredible ‘maker’ stories that capture Maine’s entrepreneurial spirit and ethos. I’m hoping with this podcast I am able to deepen the dialogue and conversation as to why Maine is a formidable state for small businesses to thrive, create and innovate.
Through October The Oratorio Chorale is pleased to offer virtual music workshops for our community this fall. October courses in music theory, sight-reading, and choral history are open to all interested singers. All courses will take place via Zoom. All supplementary materials will be shared via DropBox link. Each course meets weekly for 45 minutes over a period of four weeks. Class sizes are limited to allow interaction and student participation. We plan to offer additional workshops later this fall and winter, depending on interest. Register now.
Thursdays, 7-8pm Join Palaver Strings for an intimate livestream featuring a different Palaver soloist each week! They started this series in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and look forward to continuing to reach audiences safely and frequently, with the personal touch of each soloist’s voice.
We are a Portland, Maine company connecting local music fans, artists, and venues in the simplest most delightful way possible. We're deeply passionate about music, the vibrant communities that surround them, and providing a sustainable way for live musicians to be successful—whatever your definition. Visit the link below to see local live stream music listings! Full listings here!
A LIVE STREAM EVENT - OCT. 21 (8:30PM) LIVE BROADCAST FROM INSIDE SUN TIKI STUDIOS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE MAINE MUSIC ALLIANCE LIVE STREAMING LINK: facebook.com/radplaid/live FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2703123649806324 Rad Plaid & Sun Tiki Studios are proud to present TheWorst & The Bumbling Woohas, live from Sun Tiki Studios on Wednesday, October 21st at 8:30pm (EST). The live stream concert is a charitable event to raise money for the Maine Music Alliance. MEMA are a team of Maine music professionals and performers who are working to increase awareness around the dire situation that many of the people and organizations that comprise our local music scene find themselves in due to the coronavirus pandemic. The show will support the extraordinary and integral live music venues in Portland, ME, helping to gain recognition for the tremendous impact their presence has on our local economy. Allied venues collectively provide hundreds of jobs, millions of dollars in taxable revenue, and are among the most charitable small businesses we have. As an essential part of our local communities, MEMA aspires to aid in keeping these local allied venues financially sustainable and educate the public on the role these venues have played and continue to play in helping define the culture as it exists in Portland, ME today. Please join us for this exciting and critical team effort. We have all watched the Save Our Stages movement struggle to come to fruition at the feet of our national elected representatives, in turn this local effort could not be more imperative. Please join us on October 21st for this momentous live stream concert event. For More info please visit: mainemusicalliance.org For more info on the bands (bios below), partners, and sponsor please visit: suntikistudios.com getradplaid.com theworstrocks.com thebumblingwoohas.bandcamp.com