Inaugural Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Virtual Festival
Indigo Arts Alliance
Indigo Arts Alliance and I’m Your Neighbor Books are proud to produce The Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival, an inaugural event in honor of artist Ashley Bryan. This one-of-a-kind program will celebrate authors and illustrators from across …
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Virtual Art + Conversation: Exploring The Sea in a Jug
Online
July 14, noon Join the curators of The Sea in a Jug: The Welch Collection of Islamic and Later Indian Art—student Alaleh Naderi ’21, Marta E. Ameri, Assistant Professor of Art, Beth Finch, Lunder Curator of American …

2020 Vision: Past, Present, and Future
Creative Portland
July 1, 2020 - April 15, 2021 Artists responded to the theme 2020 Vision by sharing a personal interpretation of a moment in Maine’s history. They reflected on how we are changing, where have we come from, what have …

Abby Shahn Virtual Exhibit
Gouache on paper
Abby Shahn
SPEEDWELL//projects
Ongoing View the exhibition. Abby Shahn chose to move to Maine from New York City in the late ’60s and has lived and worked in rural Maine ever since. Her main studio is a separate building in …
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Ann Hood discusses KITCHEN YARNS with Lily King
Print: A Bookstore
Wednesday, July 8th @ 7:00PM EST "At the end of Kitchen Yarns, you may empathize with Hood’s sadness, but you will not be disheartened. You will just want to rinse out the pan and start over." — Betty …
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Annegret Baier's Wednesday Drum Classes
Musician, percussionist, vocalist, multi instrumentalist
Annegret Baier
Online
ONLINE Wednesdays 6-7pm EST via Zoom.   Ongoing weekly drum classes for all levels! For invitation link and payment options and all other information visit www.annegretbaier.com

Artist Toolbox Workshop
Online
Monday-Thursday, July 27 - 30, 6-8pm Zoom | Limit 10 | $30 AT professional skills workshops have sold out so quickly we've added another! Led by Kim Bernard. Register now

ArtLab for All Ages
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Saturday, July 11 | 1:30-4pm FREE and open to all As we gradually reopen our doors to the public, our July 11 ArtLab For All will be held in our courtyard in two sessions: 1:30 – 2:30 and …
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ArtLab | Video Series
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Artists of all ages are invited to join ArtLab educators Mia Bogyo and Alexis Iammarino for fun, hands-on projects you can try at home! Looking to the varied artistic processes and ideas exhibited in Skirting the Line, …
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Beginner Burlesque with Kinky Slippers
Online
Sundays + Wednesdays - 11:00 AM (60 min) Thursdays - 7:00 PM (60 min) Rate: FREE - Tips welcome via Venmo or Paypal. Move your body, bump 'n' grind, and reclaim some confidence! Dance through some basic burlesque …

Behind Closed Doors - Nicole Wolf Photography
Online
Nicole Wolf's Instagram explores the emotions and people behind closed businesses during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This photographic series is ongoing and reflects upon the difficulty small businesses are facing while capturing light and shadow with expert skill. 

Book Launch with Ron Romano
Maine Historical Society
Thursday July 9 | 6:00pm Ron Romano's Billboard Monuments of Maine: A Collection of Rare 1800s Gravestones' Launches via Zoom!  REGISTER NOW
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Cameron Rosenblum launches her new book, THE STEPPING OFF PLACE
Print: A Bookstore
Tuesday, July 28th, 7PM Hosted via Zoom From debut author Cameron Kelly Rosenblum comes a stunning teen novel that tackles love, grief, and mental health RSVP FORM
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Charlie Hewitt Prints Virtual Exhibit
Woodcut prints
Charlie Hewitt
Cove Street Arts
“Why did the old Persians hold the sea holy? Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity, and own brother Jove? Surely all this is not without meaning. And still deeper the meaning of that story of …
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Cove Street Arts, Marc Leavitt Virtual Exhibition
Cove Street Arts
The exhibition features work from Marc Leavitt’s Mithuna Series. As the artist describes the series: “My Mithuna Series of abstract figurative paintings was influenced by The Three Ways of Asian Wisdom: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zen and their significance …
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Creative Writing with Myles Bullen
Myles Bullen
Factory 3
ONLINE VIA ZOOM, EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 6-8PM, $10-25. This online workshop involves an array of writing prompts and gives you a place to get your creative juices flowing. We will use techniques for capturing sensory detail, writing …
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CZS MAINE VIRTUAL
Online
Wednesday Nights - 8:00 PM EDT Wednesday Nights got a lot funnier! Join us on Facebook for live ComedySportz Matches every week. The show is pay-what-you-will, and we can't wait to see you there! Follow us now!

David Rosenfelt discusses his book, MUZZLED
Print: A Bookstore
Thursday, July 9th, 7PM Hosted via Zoom. 20% of profits will be donated to the Animal Rescue League of Greater Portland In David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter mystery, Muzzled, Andy and his beloved golden retriever, Tara, are back on the …
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Don Hatfield Painting Workshop
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
July 24, 25, 26  9:30-4:00  $350 We are taking Covid19 precautions. Is Your Art Stagnating? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, your paintings keep looking the same? Are you hoping to see improvement in your work soon, …
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Fresnel Theater Virtual Shows
Online
Saturdays @ 7:00pm or Sundays@ 2:00pm! CSz Maine and The Fresnel Theater are going virtual! Starting this weekend we will be having ComedySportz Saturdays at 7pm and Sunday Matinees at 2pm. These matches will be streamed live through …

Friends of Woodfords Corner - Corner Conversations
Online
Fridays from 10-11 a.m. Grab your coffee and join us for a Corner Conversation, a virtual neighborhood check-in hosted by little Woodfords and Friends of Woodfords Corner. The Corner Conversations series is our way to connect with our …

Guided Virtual Tour: Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Julie Poitras Santos, Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, gives a guided tour of the current ICA exhibition: Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan. Featuring a survey of …
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Isolating Together A Public Archive
Portland Public Library
 Isolating Together: A Public Archive is a new PPL series. In the archive you will find poems, letters, diary entries, original artwork, photos, doodles and comics, and more creative pieces from community members in isolation. 
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J. Courtney Sullivan discusses her new book, FRIENDS AND STRANGERS, with Lily King
Print: A Bookstore
Tuesday, July 21st, 7PM , 7PM A masterful exploration of motherhood, power dynamics, and privilege in its many forms, Friends and Strangers reveals how a single year can shape the course of a life. Hosted via zoom.
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Karen Osborn discusses her new book, THE MUSIC BOOK
Online
Thursday, July 16th, 7PM Hosted by PRINT: a Bookstore via Zoom The Music Book celebrates the mystery of music, love, and life itself, alongside a woman’s passionate fight to do the one thing that makes her feel most …

Leon Benn: Gardening Techniques
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Through 8/22/20   After so many months apart, we were thrilled to open Leon Benn: Gardening Techniques to the public. The response has been tremendous, including an in-depth review by Stacy Kors of the Portland Press Herald as …
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Lindsey Bourassa Flamenco El Lobo y La Paloma
Mayo Street Arts
See local Flamenco dancer and MSA Mission Awardee Lindsey Bourassa in the film “El Lobo y La Paloma”. The program -- created, choreographed, and performed by Bourassa -- explores the theme of loss, connection, and ancestry through fully …
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Lively Spaces: Artists in Residence
Online
Week One: July 20th-24th Elements of Nature Week Two: July 27th-31st Making a World More Beautiful Place The Colby College Museum of Art is excited to announce the first virtual edition of Lively Spaces, our free summer arts day camp program. Due …

Maine author Jen Waite launches her fiction debut, SURVIVAL INSTINCTS, with author Mira Ptacin
Print: A Bookstore
Tuesday, July 14th, 7PM Co-hosted by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance via Zoom   FOURTEEN YEARS BEFORE THE CABIN: Twenty-something Anne meets the man of her dreams right out of college, but after they get married, Anne notices that …
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Maine Open Online
Online
Shop Maine Open Online to help keep small retail shops in Maine alive during the COVID-19 crisis. While big online retailers such as Amazon and Walmart have seen an uptick in sales, small retailers and e-commerce businesses, …

Maine Outdoor Film Festival Brings Nightly Screenings
Online
July 30 – August 9 After shifting plans due to coronavirus, the 2020 program, presented at Thompson’s Point July 30 – August 9, is a sweet marriage of MOFF’s outdoor screening roots and a virtual screening option for …

Maine Voices Livestream: Daniel and Marcia Minter
Online
Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m.  Maine Voices Live features conversations between Portland Press Herald writers and notable Mainers. Audience members can experience a memorable night with a Q&A at the end.   Daniel and Marcia Minter are a Portland power …

Maine's Home Movies
Maine Historical Society
Free film screening and discussion with Sian Evans -- Maine’s Home Movies: Treasures from Northeast Historic Film Thursday July 23: 6-8 pm via Zoom REGISTER HERE
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MAMM Remote Teaching
Online
Learn more about online lessons here. How lessons and rehearsals will work: The first week of lessons & ensembles will be used to check in with students and set reasonable/feasible goals based on key factors (instrument access, …

MHS Historians Forum 2020
Maine Historical Society
>Saturday July 11th ONLINE Topic: Maine & the Nation in 1820 REGISTER FOR THE FREE ONLINE FORUM HERE

Mumbai to Maine: Bicentennial Food Podcast
From Mumbai to Maine
Online
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 …

Nicholson Baker discusses his new book, BASELESS
Print: A Bookstore
Thursday, July 30th, 7PM via Zoom "A hybrid of history, journalism, and memoir, about the modern Freedom of Information Act – FOIA – and the horrifying, decades-old government misdeeds that it is unable to demystify, from one of …
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One Longfellow Square Live Stream Calendar
One Monument Square
Get your concert fix with OLS' live streamed shows. Use this link to find upcoming live streams along with archived shows! Donations are shared between both artists and OLS. Please share the stream to spread the music!  …

Online Flamenco Classes with Lindsey Bourassa
Dance
Lindsey Bourassa
Online
Due to Covid-19 developments, all group classes will take place ONLINE until further notice. To enroll, simply email Lindsey at Info@BourassaDance.com about which class(es) you are interested in. Once your payment is processed, you will receive class …

Patricia Chandler a Solo Exhibit of Paintings
15 Epps Street
Oil, cold wax medium, mixed media
Patricia Chandler
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is honored to install another great solo exhibition of paintings by noted artist and educator Patricia Chandler on July 2nd at 10:00 a.m. This is PatÂ’s fourth solo at the gallery and each …
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Paul Brahms Virtual Exhibition
Paul Brahms
Mayo Street Arts
Mayo Street Arts' Online Gallery featuring the work of painter Paul Brahms is now LIVE on our website. Paintings are specially priced from $125 and up and can be purchased directly through our site. 10% of art sales …
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Poetry Express: Maine poems read by Maine neighbors
Online
Sundays at 9:30am on 89.9, Presented by Maine Humanities Council & WERU Community Radio. "While we're not able to gather Maine communities for in-person Poetry Express events, we are able to capture Mainers reading Maine poetry. These recordings …

Portland Art Gallery June Opening
Portland Art Gallery
Stroll through our gallery as it appeared on June 4th, 2020 for our "virtual" opening. Click through to see available art work from Jack Gable, Matthew Russ, ad Jane Dahmen. View the exhibition Also, visit the archived opening …
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Portland Buy Local Annual Meeting on "The State of Local Business"
Online
 Wednesday, July 8th from 8am-9:30am   Where: It's a virtual meeting - we'll see you on Zoom! Register here and we'll send you a link prior to the event.   RSVP: Click here to sign up. The event is free, but …

Portland Ovations Arts Integration At Home
Online
With students at home and caregivers balancing work and school, everyone is adjusting and learning. Here are a few simple, creative, educational, and arts-based ways to spice up your distance learning – especially since the day might otherwise …

Portland Public Library Staff Picks
Portland Public Library
The Portland Public Library staff share some of their favorite websites and apps for learning a new skill, having fun in nature, and making each other laugh. Find the staff picks here!
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Print Virtual Book Club: ALL THE NAMES THEY USED FOR GOD Hosted by Liberty Hardy
Print: A Bookstore
Monday, July 27th, 7PM via Zoom with author Anjali Sachdeva "A stirring imagining of the lives of Nigerian schoolgirls in the aftermath of a Boko Haram kidnapping" RSVP FORM
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PROPEL Virtual In Focus Event
Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST Online Webinar Join PROPEL for our next virtual event!   This month we are featuring nonprofit organization Manomet!   In this webinar, Manomet’s sustainable small business internship program manager Lora Babb will discuss how …

Quarantine Theater Presents
Online
Quarantine Theater Presents is AUDIO literary theater continuing for the duration of the shelter-at-home order. Homegrown, interactive, online. Hunker down and join us! Hear a chapter a week of 5 different books, plus writing, imaginative play, and songwriting …

Rad Plaid Virtual Music Listings
Online
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 …

Screen | Erin Dorney | Question the Body
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
March 7 Through September 20 QUESTION THE BODY is a collection of photographs and time-lapse videos where gathered natural objects obscure pages from “The Question and Answer Book About The Human Body” by Ann McGovern (Random House, 1965). Through …
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State of Mind: Becoming Maine
Maine Historical Society
Enjoy Maine's Bicentennial History from Home! Components of our major Bicentennial exhibition are now a click away, on Maine Memory Network! Kick back with a mug of java or tea and discover that the history of how Maine …
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State Theater Livestream Shows
State Theatre
Visit https://statetheatreportland.com/ to view upcoming free livestreams along with canceled show listings. 
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Telling Room Podcast
The Telling Room
The Telling Room's podcast features a behind the scenes look at excellent student stories, interviews with founders, teachers, staff, and students, live stories from our Slant series, and a deeper look at the writing process.
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THE 10TH BIENNIAL PORTLAND SHOW
Greenhut Galleries
In this year of Maine’s bicentennial, Greenhut Galleries celebrates our evolving, dynamic city with our 10th biennial Portland Show. The show includes work from 50 different artists, each offering a unique perspective on the city.  View the …
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The Living Room: A Live Reading Series
The Telling Room
 Coming to you live, from our living rooms to yours, The Telling Room has launched a virtual streaming series, in which Telling Room authors and their program mentor(s) pair up to read selected works and converse about …
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Through the Static and Distance
Photography
Tonee Harbert
Online
This exhibition at the Roswell Museum and Art Center is the culmination of beloved Maine artist, Tonee Harbert's first nine months at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. The Museum is closed due to coronavirus concerns, this video was …

Tim Greenway: Mackworth Island Transformed
Photography
Tim Greenway
Cove Street Arts
Tim Greenway’s Mackworth Island Transformed: Rocks Reimagined explores the transformation of space within the context of both the physical and the psychological. Using the popular location of the rock formations near the pier on Mackworth Island in Falmouth, …
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Tuesday Talk | Skirting the Line
Online
Tuesday, July 21 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm | Zoom Tune in for a virtual Tuesday Talk with artists Meghan Brady, Inka Essenhigh, Anne Neely, and Hannah Wade in conversation with moderator Amy Rahn.
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Vena's FIZZ Ed Mixology Classes
Online
Gather your friends and family this summer and stay connected through our virtual Zoom Mixology 101 classes. Perfect way to celebrate family reunions, birthdays, or anniversaries. We've created themes for every palate to choose from. Click here …
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Virtual Art + Conversation: Kifah Abdulla
Online
July 21, noon Portland-based artist, poet, writer, performer, teacher, and activist Kifah Abdulla will demonstrate Arabic calligraphy and share the story of how he incorporates calligraphy into his own work. Originally from Iraq, Kifah lived for many years as …

Virtual Exhibition Erin Johnson, Unnamed for Decades
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Through September 20.   Spanning two galleries, Unnamed for Decades – an exhibition by Erin Johnson (b. 1985) – presents a series of new site-specific installations that incorporate videos, sculptures, and photographs. These works explore the artist’s ongoing …
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Virtual Toy Theater Festival Day 5
Online
Another colossal event of miniature proportions! Thurs. 7/16 at 7:30pm on Facebook Line up will be announced soon. Stay tuned to the event page here!

[ON]NOW EXHIBITION | LUSH, HUSH
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
MAY 15 - AUGUST 15 Ranging from lavish and complexly layered renderings to the starkly reductive, Lush, hush puts forward the notion that these two seemingly opposing approaches can juxtapose to heighten the effect of the other. Viewed …
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