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, October 2, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 6:30PM
Anna Crowley Redding discusses her book, CHOWDER RULES
Hosted via Zoom
What kind of fearsome food fight could draw in Baseball great Joe DiMaggio? A fight over chowder! It all started with a Maine lawmaker who adored his beloved steamy, creamy, dreamy clam chowder. News that Manhattanites were plunking tomatoes into the chowder pot, had Representative Cleveland Sleeper seeing red! Not his favorite soup! So he proposed a bill to make it a crime to add tomatoes to clam chowder. New Yorkers were offended! A war of words raged, until finally a duel of chefs settled the matter once and for all. The story behind the great chowder cook-off of 1939 is told by author Anna Crowley Redding with gusto, humor, and, of course, good taste.
FRIDAYS 3pm-7pm & SUNDAYS 9am-1pm through September An outdoor market featuring artists + farmers + foodies. East End Vend is an outdoor, socially distanced market Friday evenings and Sunday mornings in Portland’s East End neighborhood. Picture (mask wearing) residents and visitors shopping the market for handmade items for themselves or their home, dinner ingredients or brunch additions (think bagels or maple syrup!), fresh flowers and other good stuff from Maine.
Friday, October 2, 7PM
Elizabeth Hand discusses her book, THE BOOK OF LAMPS AND BANNERS
Co-hosted by Mechanics Hall for First Friday via Zoom
Photographer Cass Neary is desperate to get home, and she's already lost her camera — like losing a limb. Now her only chance is to cash in on a deal that a friend is about to cut for a legendary illuminated manuscript: The Book of Lamps and Banners. Rumored to have been rescued from the Library at Alexandria, the Book is said to contain ancient esoteric knowledge, even an otherworldly power. So when an intruder brazenly steals the manuscript, Cass and her ex-con lover Quinn must get it back-plunging headlong into a shady underworld where antiquarian booksellers, unhinged tech entrepreneurs, and brutal nationalists all converge. This breathless psychological thriller, featuring one of the greatest amateur sleuths of the past decade, could only come from the mind of Elizabeth Hand.
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30PM. Josh Funk discusses his book, SHORT & SWEET. Hosted via Zoom. Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are back with a twist: they've been transformed into small children. Now it's a race against the clock to turn our favorite duo into grown-ups again. Lady Pancake is aching; Sir French Toast's looking pale. Could they be going . . . STALE? Maybe a visit to Professor Biscotti's lab for her despoiling procedure will help. But instead of beautifying them, Biscotti accidentally transforms the two treats into toddlers Frightened of the now gargantuan (to them) Baron von Waffle, the mini breakfast foods scamper off on an adventure in the fridge, visiting everywhere from the Bran Canyon to Limes Square. Will Baron von Waffle and Professor Biscotti figure out a way to turn them back into a grown Lady and Sir? Or will they stay short & sweet forever? RSVP: http://bit.ly/printshortsweet
Thursday, October 29th, 7PM. Object Lessons Panel. Hosted via Zoom. Join us for a jam-packed panel with seven authors of Bloomsbury’s OBJECT LESSONS series. Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Tobias Carroll, POLITICAL SIGN; Laura Waddell, EXIT; Erica Wright, SNAKE; Hunter Dukes, SIGNATURE; Shonna Milliken Humphrey, GIN; Sheila Liming, OFFICE; Hanne Blank, FAT; RSVP: http://bit.ly/printobjectlessons
Thursday, October 8, 7PM
PANEL: The Chapter Book Stage: Brief but Rewarding
Hosted via Zoom
Jennifer Jacobson, Megan Frazer Blakemore, and V. T. Bidania will discuss how to support your growing reader! Touching on the satisfaction of a series, the scaffolding that builds stronger readers, the power of humor to create the feeling of being “an insider”, and more, these three chapter book authors will help you understand the importance of chapter books series!
Megan Frazer Blakemore, FRANKIE SPARKS series
Jennifer Jacobson, TWIG AND TURTLE series
V. T. Bidania, ASTRID AND APOLLO series
Wednesday, September 30th, 7PM Hosted via Zoom THE CLONE WARS: STORIES OF LIGHT AND DARK - An epic clash between the forces of light and dark, between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists, between brave heroes and brilliant villains...Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall Cover Image POE DAMERON: FREE FALL - It's been a few years since Poe's mother passed away, and Poe and his father, who was a pilot for the Rebellion, have had more and more trouble connecting. Not sure what he wants to do with his life, teenage Poe runs away from home to find adventure...Read more RSVP: https://www.printbookstore.com/chhibbersegura-rsvp
Monday, October 5, 7PM
Print’s Cozy Romance Panel
Hosted via Zoom
Join us for our first ever romance panel featuring an array of incredible authors! Get ready for the winter season with these cozy love stories.
Marina Adair, ROMEANTICALLY CHALLENGED
Kristen McKanagh, SNOWBALL’S CHRISTMAS
Priscilla Oliveras, ISLAND AFFAIR
Vanessa Riley, A DUKE, THE LADY AND A BABY
Tash Skilton, GHOSTING