Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Southern Maine Events Calendar
May 3rd – May 10th

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Tuesday, May 3rd

The Sheepdogs

Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live: Tess Gerritsen

  • 7:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • The third event in the MaineVoices Live series will feature Tess Gerritsen, the internationally bestselling author of more than 15 works, including her latest Playing with Fire. The conversation will be led Portland Press Herald Features Writer, Ray Routhier.
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PSO Beethoven’s 5th

  • 7:30pm @ Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland
  • METANA Overture to The Bartered Bride, KORNGOLD Violin Concerto, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, Robert Moody, conductor, Christoph Koncz, violin, Portland Symphony Orchestra
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Wednesday, May 4th

Thy Art Is Murder


Maine Playwrights Festival

  • 7:30pm @ St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St, Portland
  • The Maine Playwrights Festival is entering its fifteenth year as Maine’s premiere incubator for new scripts by local playwrights. This year’s edition is once again directed by Founding Artistic Director Michael Levine and Daniel Burson, and features Playwright-in-Residence William Donnelly.
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Thursday, May 5th

Eleanor Friedberger

Pink Talking Fish

Spiritual Rez

  • 9:00pm @ Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland
  • With their latest release, APOCALYPSE WHENEVER, Boston’s beloved reggae-rock funkateers Spiritual Rez deliver their most triumphant musical offering yet. 18+ show. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show. $5 surcharge for under 21.
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Spring Dance Concert

Friday, May 6th

MECAmorphosis 2016: Thesis Exhibition Opening

  • 5:00p-9:00p @ Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland
  • This year’s exhibition features work by over 100 graduating students in our BFA, MFA and MAT programs. Light fare. Free Admission.
  • For more information:, 699-5012


  • 7:00pm @ Port City Music Hall
  • With NAF (feat. Jenny Lewis). This event is 18 and over. Doors at 7:00pm show at 8:00pm. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 Day of Show, and $45 for Preferred Seating.
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“Holes,” based on the book by Louis Sachar

  • 7:00pm @ Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave, Portland
  • “Digging for punishment, digging for character, digging for secrets…” Presented by A Company of Girls.
  • For more information, call: 207-747-8241

Brooks Wheelan

  • 7:00pm@ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • 6pm doors and 7pm show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of. Brooks Wheelan is a chill dude from Iowa. He went to University of Iowa and got a biomedical engineering degree, but then pursued comedy.
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Raging Brass Reggae

  • 6:00pm-8:00pm @ Congress Square Park, 599 Congress St., Portland
  • Raging Brass Reggae returns to Congress Square Park to kick off Friday night events for the May First Friday Art Walk! This high energy 7-piece ska ensemble is sure to get you on your feet. Featuring an all-star collection of musicians from Portland based bands Primo Cubano, Rustic Overtones, The Fogcutters Big Band, Sly Chi, and the Portland Rumba Project.
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Weakened Friends tour kick off

  • 8:00pm @ Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland
  • Tigerman WOAH (Mass.); The Color and Sound (Mass.); (The return of) Borderlines; 8pm doors and 9pm show. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show. Show is 21+.
  • For more information, call: (207) 805-0134

Saturday, May 7th

Kentucky Derby Dance

  • 7:30-11:00pm @ Knights of Columbus, 2 Columbus Dr., Brunswick
  • Featuring music with the Delta Knights band, cash bar, snacks, and Kentucky Derby hat contest for the ladies. $12.00 per person at the door.
  • For information, call: Dawn 207-729-6552

Kennebunk May Day Festival

  • 8:00am-3:00pm @ Lafayette Park, Storer Street, Kennebunk
  • Stop by to hang out with AWS staff, volunteers and adoptable pets. CRAFTS (for kids of all ages) Fun for the whole family! Decorate a complimentary AWS t-shirt (youth sizes only) with your favorite spring flowers. Mimic the May Pole by braiding a sturdy dog pull toy out of old t-shirts.
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Cooking Class: Bolivian Beef, Potatoes, and Salad

  • 10:00am-1:00pm @ Immigrant Kitchens, 28 Cove Rd., Freeport
  • Learn how to make a fabulous, authentic Bolivian beef dish called Silpancho with chef-author Lindsay Sterling in her home kitchen. Enjoy cooking and eating a delicious Bolivian meal. $60 includes instruction and lunch.
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The Mike + Ruthy Band

  • 8:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • 7pm doors and 8pm show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of. Americana stand-outs Mike + Ruthy have assembled a new band and, as was the case with their last one, The Mammals, fans and critics alike are showing a lot of love.
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  • 7:00pm @ SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland
  • Photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah will screen his film and discuss his work and his SPACE Gallery Annex show KHALIK ALLAH: PHOTOGRAPHS
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Portland Rugby: 2016 PIG AND BEER ON THE PIER

  • 1:00pm @ Maine State Pier, Commercial Street/Franklin Arterial, Portland
  • Enjoy award winning BBQ, local beer and live music to benefit Portland’s own rugby club!
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“Bowls For Mom”

  • 9:00am-5:pm @ Woodcraft Inc., Newington, NH (across from Walmart)
  • The Seacoast Woodtumers Club is sponsoring their annual, a wood turning demonstration and fundraiser in honor of Mother’s Day. Club members will be turning hand-made heirloom wooden bowls and other items that will make great gifts for all those special Moms. All proceeds will benefit New Hampshire and Maine Food Banks.
  • For more information, call: 603-781-5997

Sunday, May 8th

Julian Lage

  • 8:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • 7pm doors and 8pm show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of. A former child prodigy—he was the subject of the 1997 documentary Jules at Eight—the California- born, now New York–based guitarist has collaborated with such giants as Gary Burton, Jim Hall, David Grisman, Béla Fleck, and Charles Lloyd.
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Chris Cohen with Guerilla Toss and Family Planning

  • 8:00pm @ SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland
  • As If Apart, the long-awaited sequel to Chris Cohen’s 2012 soft psych garden of unearthly alter-pop earworms and studio-sonic delights Overgrown Path, follows on its predecessor with another bittersweet ensemble of dreamy, complex songs.
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Film: Art House

  • 2:00pm @ Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland
  • In this documentary, photographer and filmmaker Don Freeman explores the handmade homes created and lived in by 11 distinguished American artists, shedding light on a unique architectural typology characterized by a D.I.Y. aesthetic, the appropriation of building techniques from art practice, and a fierce spirit of individual expression.
  • For more information, call: 207-775-6148

Monday, May 9th

Lamb of God

Model Airplane Presents: Gina and the Red Eye Flight Crew

  • 8:00pm @ Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St, Portland
  • Doors at 8pm and music at 9pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.
  • For more information, call: (207) 805-0134

Mirah and Jherek Bischoff

  • 8:00pm @ SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland
  • 8:00 show. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Brooklyn songwriter Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn and Los Angeles musical polymath Jherek Bischoff have teamed up for an evening of songs arranged for strings.
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Tuesday, May 10th

X Ambassadors

OLS & NECA present: David Francey

  • 7:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • 6pm doors and 7pm show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of. David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star).
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Author Talk- Russell Warnberg

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm @ Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road, Windham Center
  • Windham’s own Russell Warnberg, author of the Detective Cole Sullivan series and the dystopian novel “2064: a warning.”
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