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Tinderbox

January 11 - March 5

Ushering in the ICA at MECA’s 2016 spring exhibition, “Tinderbox” merges brutally insightful visual art, contextual information nodes for public engagement, as well as an “art punk” concert. Curated by Kyle Patnaude, its premise is to look at the new role of artists and communities in establishing a dialogue towards political, cultural, and social parameters of confrontation transpiring across the country. The exhibition focuses on areas of tension in which art and artists can become a catalyst and through their…

Shear Madness

January 27 - March 20

A long run with some fantastic Portland actors, Paul Pörtner’s comedy about a murder in a unisex hair salon has won several Best Comedy awards.

The Liar

January 29 - February 13

In this David Ives script, a charming 17th-century Paris man simply cannot tell the truth. What happens next will shock you.

Capital City Improv

February 6 @ 7:30 pm

Maine improv- and sketch-comedy group goes at it.

DakhaBrakha

February 6 @ 8:00 pm

Ukrainian folk-drone punk artists are unlike what you understand about music.

Snaex, Micah Blue Smaldone, and Asa Irons

February 6 @ 8:30 pm

Three Maine acts pushing the limits of folk music to rewardingly inhabitable terrain.

Bob Marley Tribute

February 6 @ 9:00 pm

This is the other other Bob Marley, on his birthday. Solid vibes when you need ’em.

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

February 7

A 30-year-old film festival celebrating mountain sports.

Trump vs. Bernie: A Satirical Faux Debate

February 8 @ 7:30 pm

Gonna be a hell of a next nine months — better laugh about it now.

MECA Painters 10 Years Later

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 13, 2016

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052, meca.edu January 22 - February 13, Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm First Friday Reception February 5, 5:00-8:00pm An annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation. This year's participants are Patricia Brace, Kate Cleaves, Taylor Franklin, Joanna House, Emily Maiden, Charles Read, Destiny Schwartz, and Devin Witter. Please call 207.699.5018 or email [email protected] for more information.

MECA Painters 10 Years Later

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 13, 2016

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052, meca.edu January 22 - February 13, Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm First Friday Reception February 5, 5:00-8:00pm An annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation. This year's participants are Patricia Brace, Kate Cleaves, Taylor Franklin, Joanna House, Emily Maiden, Charles Read, Destiny Schwartz, and Devin Witter. Please call 207.699.5018 or email [email protected] for more information.

MECA Painters 10 Years Later

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 13, 2016

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052, meca.edu January 22 - February 13, Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm First Friday Reception February 5, 5:00-8:00pm An annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation. This year's participants are Patricia Brace, Kate Cleaves, Taylor Franklin, Joanna House, Emily Maiden, Charles Read, Destiny Schwartz, and Devin Witter. Please call 207.699.5018 or email [email protected] for more information.

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“Edna St. Vincent Soirée: Love Is Not All”

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A chill celebration of the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay that doubles as a body-positive party, with food, a “panty parade,” and sex toy discussions.

Caspian and Defeater

February 12

Caspian's lovely post-rock songs should prove a good foil to Defeater's hardcore anthems.

MECA Painters 10 Years Later

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 13, 2016

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052, meca.edu January 22 - February 13, Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm First Friday Reception February 5, 5:00-8:00pm An annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation. This year's participants are Patricia Brace, Kate Cleaves, Taylor Franklin, Joanna House, Emily Maiden, Charles Read, Destiny Schwartz, and Devin Witter. Please call 207.699.5018 or email [email protected] for more information.

Rewind Fridays Feat. DJ Tony B

February 12 @ 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2016

It’s a blast from the past as DJ Tony B spins the best ’80s and ’90s, cover-free.

Cool Tara, Black Hatch, $300 and Elephants

February 12 @ 9:00 pm

Solid rock show led by gratifying local garage-rock band Cool Tara.

Plague – A Gorey Valentine’s Day

February 12 @ 9:00 pm

This downstairs dance party celebrates the aesthetic of famed illustrator Edward Gorey.

MECA Painters 10 Years Later

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 13, 2016

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052, meca.edu January 22 - February 13, Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm First Friday Reception February 5, 5:00-8:00pm An annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation. This year's participants are Patricia Brace, Kate Cleaves, Taylor Franklin, Joanna House, Emily Maiden, Charles Read, Destiny Schwartz, and Devin Witter. Please call 207.699.5018 or email [email protected] for more information.

V-Day Prom

February 13 @ 8:30 pm

V-Day Prom with Foam Castles, Sunset Hearts, and John Hughes Radio

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