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February 2016

“Turning Strange,” sculptures by Duncan Hewitt

February 26 - September 4
Portland Museum of Art,
7 Congress Sq.
Portland, ME United States
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This Maine-born sculptor and educator’s first solo exhibition at the PMA is a good one, filled with skillfully rendered touchstones of a rich emotional past.

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April 2016

“Paper Works” Exhibition

April 13 - May 28
Unnamed Venue,
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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PhoPa Gallery is pleased to present upcoming exhibition Paper Works featuring works on paper and works of paper by Daniel Anselmi and James Marshall. The exhibition will be on display from April 13-May 28, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 14, from 5-7pm and an artist talk will take place on Thursday, May 12, 5:30pm. Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12-5 p.m. and by appointment.

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Maine College of Art Events and Exhibitions

April 14 - May 29
Maine College of Art,
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME United States
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Collective Actions Maine College of Art, ICA, 522 Congress St., Portland, Free Admission This exhibition runs through April 22, Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm, Thursday until 7pm, meca.edu, 775-3052 Aerial photographs by Alex MacLean, Maine College of Art Public Engagement Capstone Projects, & Climate Change Action Lab MECAmorphosis 2016, Runway Fashion Show Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, www.meca.edu/mecamorphosis, 699-5012 April 29, Doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 7:30pm Tickets Required, Please go to: http://mecamorphosis2016.brownpapertickets.com/ The Runway Fashion Show in…

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May 2016
$16

Maine Playwrights Festival

May 4 - May 7
St. Lawrence Arts Center,
76 Congress St.
Portland, ME United States
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This homegrown play festival is one of the best ways for aspiring theater people to start working in this town. Now in its 15th year.

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Meet the Finalists

May 4 @ 5:30 pm
Portland Museum of Art,
7 Congress Sq.
Portland, ME United States
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Four landscape architect teams - two from Maine, one from Boston, one Philly - present pitches to redesign Congress Square.

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“New Work by Ed Douglas”

May 5 - May 28
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Painter and former MECA professor Ed Douglas shows canvases of his lush, luminous figure studies and color experiments. Through May 28. Reception May 5, 5-7 p.m.

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$10 - $12

Eleanor Friedberger, Iceboater, and Jeff Beam

May 5 @ 8:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State St.
Portland, ME United States
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One-half of the duo The Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger crafts innocuous songs that have a way of sticking around. With local psych-rock artist Jeff Beam (an employee of this mag).

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$5 - $20

Crossing Delancey at The Public Theatre

May 6 - May 15
The Public Theater,
31 Maple St.
Lewiston, ME United States
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Crossing Delancey by Susan Sandler May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 - 2016 Thurs/Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 8 pm, Sun 2pm Wine Down Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 pm doors open for tasting - 7:30 Curtain Social Saturday Matinee -May 14 at 3pm Student Matinees: May 11 - 9:30 am - recommended for Grades 7 and up Who needs match.com when your grandmother has hired a matchmaker! "Bubbie" is determined to see her granddaughter get married before she…

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“In Sensorium: 2016 BFA Thesis Exhibition” Group Show

May 6 - May 29
Maine College of Art,
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME United States
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MECA grad exhibitions are reliably some of the most mind-cudgeling out there. For this institution-wide show, they've thrown out four evocative themes as prompts: render, arrive, disturbance, and vivid. Ok! Through May 29. Reception May 6, 5-8 p.m.

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$25 - $30

Maine Kitchen Tours

May 6 @ 10:00 am - May 7 @ 3:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Maine Kitchen Tours feature events filled with beautiful homes, interior designers, kitchen contractors and gourmet chefs and are enjoyed by home improvements buffs, new home builders and design enthusiasts. See website for further details. Pick up your tickets and map at The Viridescent Building at TideSmart Global, 380 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME  04105

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$74 - $159

Jerry Seinfeld

May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Merrill Auditorium,
20 Myrtle St.
Portland, ME United States
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Collecting recent attention for his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and weighing in on the state of college campuses, Seinfeld returns to Portland to share other canny wisdoms.

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$12 - $15

Rhythm Future Quartet

May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Dance Hall,
7 Walker St.
Kittery, ME
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The acclaimed Rhythm Future Quartet returns with a concert to kick off the announcement of the 2nd annual Django By The Sea Gypsy Jazz Festival dates and line-up. Rhythm Future Quartet is an acoustic jazz ensemble with a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary.

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$25

Kiran Through the Roof

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Experience the transformative power of Indian spiritual teacher and renowned musician Russill Paul. Engage in chant, sit in meditation, feel the vibrations work their way through your body, mind and soul. Dance!

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$8 - $10

Weakened Friends, Triggerman WOAH, The Color & Sound, and Borderlines

May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Portland House of Music and Events,
25 Temple St.
Portland, ME United States
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Still can't tell if Tigerman WOAH is a band or an elaborate ad campaign for Narragansett beer, but the greater Boston boys do know how to party. Weakened Friends grew from the recently disbanded indie-punk group Box Tiger, who were good. Nice night.

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$22 - $25

M. Ward and Nice as Fuck

May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Port City Music Hall,
504 Congress St.
Portland, ME United States
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From Portland, Oregon, M. Ward's an artist you might've been into awhile. Nice as Fuck is a cheeky trio led by Jenny Lewis, formerly of the group Rilo Kiley.

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$20

Pig & Beer on the Pier

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maine State Pier,
Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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We appreciate the direct, pun-free name here, and therefore trust the rugby club that throws this party knows what they're doing.

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Fawn Segerson and Raye Zaragoza

May 7 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Mead Works Winery,
51 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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This is a concert, an intimate one between these two songstresses, playing on a Saturday afternoon at a winery. Happy spring.

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$67.50

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Merrill Auditorium,
20 Myrtle St.
Portland, ME United States
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At last, these two rural white persona shticks co-headline one stage.

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$8

Field Niggas

May 7 @ 7:00 pm
SPACE Gallery,
538 Congress St.
Portland, United States
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An hour-long documentary shot at the street corner of 125th and Lexington in Harlem, Khalik Allah's haunting film covers the broad personalities of Harlem - in his words, "taking the hood off of the hood."

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$15 - $18

Casey Abrams

May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Strand Theatre,
345 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
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American Idol finalist and Postmodern Jukebox performer Casey Abrams is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who recently released his self-titled debut album. This talented young rock/blues/jazz musician, born in Austin, grew up listening to the music of the 1950s and ‘60s, then studied diligently and worked extremely hard, striving toward his dream of a life in music. Abrams finished in sixth place in the tenth season of the American singing competition American Idol, and toured as a part of the…

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