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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

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
$18 - $20

Stupid Fucking Bird

May 19 - June 5
Mad Horse Theatre Company,
24 Mosher St.
South Portland, ME
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A witty, compelling remake of Chekhov's The Sea Gull told through modern tongues, updated effects, and the same timeless dilemmas.

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Salomon Trail Running Festival

May 28 @ 8:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm
Pineland Farms Outdoor Center,
15 Farm View Drive
New Gloucester, ME 04260 United States
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This is Memorial Day Weekend, and if you and yours don't already have plans, you might take you and yours' party hats and partake in the races, barbecue, and old-time events at this rural festival.

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$30 - $35

Mindi Abair

May 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor,
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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Mindi Abair has made her mark on a broad stretch of the musical landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk and more. The powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist has made scores of friends along the way and earned the respect of top-shelf artists representing every one of the aforementioned genres.  In addition to her acclaimed body of solo work that includes ten # 1 radio hits and close to half a million albums sold, Abair was the featured saxophonist on the…

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$36 - $40

Lake Street Dive

May 29 @ 9:00 pm
Thompson’s Point,
4 Thompson's Point
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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This beloved modern pop band brings the good times wherever they go, with a highly hummable concoction of jazz, country, and neo-soul.

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Nurturing a Child’s Innate Spirituality

May 31 @ 5:30 pm
The Center for Grieving Children,
555 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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Providing a spiritual heritage for our children is the concern of many parents who define themselves as “Spiritual but Not Religious.” Join LCSW Susan Howe, a ChIME 2014 graduate, as she shares a way to nurture children’s innate spirituality. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP as space is limited.  Email: http://admin@chimeofmaine.org

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June 2016

Mind Meld

June 1 - June 8
BUOY,
2 Government Street
Kittery, ME 03904 United States
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Sole exhibition, new digital drawings by Irina Skornyakova.  Opening reception June 25th 5-8 p.m.

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Maine Media Workshops & College Student Exhibition

June 1 - June 11
PhoPa Gallery,
132 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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PhoPa Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring work by students of Maine Media Workshops + College (MMW+C), the media arts school based in Rockport, Maine.  The exhibition will be on view from June 1-11, 2016. A reception will be held on Friday June 3 from 5-7pm during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk.

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Second Annual Art in Exodus

June 3 - June 24
Maine College of Art,
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine College of Art is pleased to present the second annual Art in Exodus exhibition June 3-24, 2016, in recognition of World Refugee Day, which takes place every year on June 20. Featured artists include Kifah Abdullah from Iraq (acrylic paintings); Nabaa Alobaidi from Iraq (traditional pyrography woodburning); Titi De Baccarat from the African country of Gabon (mixed media paintings, sculpture, and jewelry); Jawad Alfatlawi from Iraq (handmade traditional instruments); and Diana Brown from Columbia (wearable textile art). Opening Reception June…

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Hole History: Origins of the American-Style Donut

June 3 - June 25
Unnamed Venue,
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Asymmetrick Arts and Win Wilder Hall are delighted to announce a two-venue, artist-curated project, Hole History: Origins of the American-Style Donut , on view June 3 through June 25. Curated by interdisciplinary artist Alexis Iammarino, this exhibition draws together artists, authors, and historians in an open-submission-driven mix of art and public history. A local tale broadly and boldly claims the the hole-in-the-donut was singularly invented by a 19th century sea captain from the Midcoast of Maine. This exhibition marks the galleries’ first collaboration with Iammarino…

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Bach & Beer

June 3 @ 8:00 pm
Rising Tide Brewing Company,
103 Fox Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Internationally-recognized cellist Steuart Pincombe brings three Bach Cello Suites to pair with three different brews at Rising Tide Brewing. Presented as part of the yearlong tour called Music in Familiar Spaces. Name-your-own-ticket-price (at the door), plus the cost of beer.

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$45 - $70

Edna St. Vincent Millay Book for Lunch & Reading

June 4
Whitehall,
52 High Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Whitehall in Camden, ME will serve as the host of an event to honor poet Edna St. Vincent Millay in the very place she was discovered over 100 years ago.  Author Krystyna Poray Goddu will give a lunchtime talk on the poet’s life at Pig + Poet restaurant at Whitehall, plus offer an evening reading for overnight hotel guests from her new book, A Girl Called Vincent. Goddu will speak about the life and works of famed poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, including the moment she…

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SQL Saturday

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
USM Wishcamper Center,
34 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04104 United States
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SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. More details are found at: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/518/eventhome.aspx

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$12 - $15

In Ears ‘N’ Eyes Visual Jazz Extravaganza

June 4 @ 7:30 pm
Dance Hall,
7 Walker St.
Kittery, ME
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Catch this all too rare live performance featuring the inspiring visual artist and jazz trumpeter Roger Goldenberg creating real time colorscapes responding to compositions and/or improvisations by Mike Effenberger, Nihco Gallo, Scott Keifner, Chris Klaxton, Eric Klaxton, Zach Lange, Matt Langley, Nick Mainella, Kendall Moore, Brandon Newbould, Taylor O’Donnell & Jonny Peiffer. Paintings created during the show will be available for purchase. A painting of Goldenberg’s from one of the first incarnations of IENE in 2012 adorns a wall inside…

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Public Ordination of Seven New Interfaith Chaplains

June 5 @ 3:30 pm
First Parish UCC Church,
12 Beach Street
Saco, ME 04072 United States
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You are invited to join in the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine’s ordination and celebration of seven new interfaith chaplains. Each has completed 500 hours of training and 300 hours of community service. The new chaplains are from Cumberland and York counties, as well as the north coast of Massachusetts. The service includes music and short speeches, and is followed by a reception in the parish hall. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Local clergy and spiritual leaders of all…

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Heads Talks: A Portable Psychedelic Symposium

June 5 @ 7:30 pm
SPACE Gallery,
538 Congress St.
Portland, United States
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Blank Space and Jesse Jarnow, author of the new book Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America (Da Capo, 2016) will stage an ongoing series of Heads Talks, a portable psychedelic symposium. Beginning with five dates in the northeast, the events will feature roundtables, presentations, and conversations with notable historians, independent scholars, psychedelic researchers, and countercultural figures.

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(K)night-ville Invitational Art Exhibition

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Hen Studio,
79 Ocean Street
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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Participants were asked to spin on the theme of "(K)night-ville", in honor of the neighborhood! All works are 6 x 6 (or smaller) so we could accommodate as many artists as possible and the show will be up through the end of August. Please join us for refreshments on a beautiful summer night!

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$17

Juston McKinney Show

June 17 @ 7:30 pm
Camden Opera House,
29 Elm Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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In this special Father’s Day show, comedian Juston McKinney tells jokes and stories about being a Dad in New England. This is a show for anyone that’s ever had a Dad, been a Dad, or thinking about being a Dad. **PG-14, Some adult content not recommended for anyone under 14.

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$15 - $20

Birds of Chicago

June 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor,
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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In so many ways, we are a word weary culture, ever searching for ways to communicate in fewer and fewer words, letters, syllables...Our online, blogged out, you-tubed attention spans are truncated and fragmented like never before. Birds of Chicago, the collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, reassert the simple notion - radical in these times - that beautiful words and music can still tap deep veins of emotion. Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost…

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