Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, Del McCoury Band
Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music unique yet familiar in texture. Widely acknowledged as the world’s most innovative banjo player, Fleck is the winner of 15 Grammys. Washburn draws on the cultural infl uences of her adopted second homeland of China, taking her far beyond the old-timey comfort zone, and creating a sound unlike anything heard before. $65.00
SailMaine Warehouse Party
SailMaine is throwing a party on Thursday, November 6th to celebrate the end of the season. There will be food and drinks, games, a raffle, and a chance to bid on some great auction items including sailing experiences on Casco Bay with somegreat skippers. Please share with others that you think would be interested.
Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer (Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk) Savion Glover returns to scorch the Merrill stage in his first Portland appearance in over a decade. His new production, STePz, is an exuberant celebration of tap dance that pays homage to tap masters, while cementing Glover’s own place in history. “There is nothing boring about his dancemaking…watching his latest piece is like going on every ride at the carnival” (The New Yorker). In STePz Glover not only exhibits his mastery, he also reveals his wit and his joy in performing. $50.00
First Friday Art Walk
Portland Art Gallery opens it's doors to the public for First Friday Art Walk. Art Collector Maine Artists will be in attendance to mingle with guests.
Based on the nationally syndicated comic strip and best-selling books by Portlander Lincoln Peirce, Big Nate follows the trials and travails of Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader as he attempts to woo the beautiful Jenny away from her boyfriend Arthur by winning the first prize in his school’s Battle of the Bands. $12.00
Cibo e Vino
Join us as we gather in the kitchen for Cibo e Vino, a special Italian edition of Pairings 101. We'll explore the earthy flavors of Tuscany as we dive into the science behind food and wine pairings. $35.00 per person
Winner of all of the major broadcasting awards. 2.1 million weekly listeners. The most popular podcast in the country. With This American Life, radio icon Ira Glass blurs the lines between journalism, documentary and fiction to create something wholly original, thought provoking and humorous. As it approaches its twentieth year, join Glass for a fascinating evening of insight into the cultural force and how it’s put together: what makes a compelling story, where they fi nd the amazing stories for their show, and how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn’t usually do. Combining his distinct narration with taped segments, Glass recreates the sound and feel of the show live onstage for the audience to experience. $50.00
TEDXDIRIGO: Marvericks and Misfits
Mavericks & Misfits will offer social, environmental and economic ideas from Mainers who are making an impact in the state and beyond. After five years of fall events, we know that when you gather mavericks and misfits together, extraordinary things can happen.
The Capitol Steps
The Strand Theater Concert series continues with The Capitol Steps. This is a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that provides a unique blend of musical and political comedy about our Nations Capitol and more. Tickets $40/advance and $45/day of show.
Local Wood Works Conference
The Kennebec Land Trust hosts Maine's first ever Local Wood Works Conference with support from the Elmina B. Sewell Foundation. Congressman Mike Michaud will speak about the Maine brand and the importance of our forests. Other speakers include David Foster and Collin Miller. The conference continues on November 15th with open houses through the region. Early Bird $35.00, On-Site $65.00
Maine Discovery Museum Annual Art Auction
The Maine Discovery Museum presents it's annual art auction with unique custom painted furniture.
Maine Creative Industries Awards
The Maine Center for Creativity hosts it's award banquet every two years. This year the honorees are Patrick Dempsey founder of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing and The Jackson Laboratory. Dr Edison T. Liu will accept the award for The Jackson Laboratory.
An Evening with Richard Blanco
On the evening of November 18, 2014, Richard Blanco will talk about the power of community and read poems as guest speaker at the Maine Community Foundation’s Inspiring Philanthropy celebration at the University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall.
The Strand Theater continues it's Concert series with Hollerfest 2 featuring Darlingside, The Ghost of Paul Revere and teh Ballroom Thieves. Special guests include The Maine Youth Rock Orchestra. Tickets $18/advance and $23/day of show.
A Christmas Carol
Portland Stage brings this Dickens tale to life on November 28 and it runs through December 24. Follow ghostly apparitions and archetypal characters as they navigate the challenging world of Victorian London. Live music, traditional carols and festive dancing keep spirits merry and bright while spreading a message of charity and goodwill in this classic philanthropic tale.
The 5-member alternative bluegrass group from Boston returns to the Strand for their first reunion performance since their 2012 hiatus. The unconventional “Americana” style band is known for their high energy, technical skill, unusual instrumentation, and innovative acoustic style. Band members are vocalist Aoife O'Donovan, banjo player Greg Liszt, bassist Corey DiMario, fiddler Brittany Haas, and cellist Tristan Clarridge. Tickets $20 advance, $23 day of show, general admission.
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