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3D: Contemporary Works from the Farnsworth

  • When: 10:00am-Close
  • Where: Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Rockland
  • More Information: 207.596.6457

Sculpture of many forms creates spatial magic on a macro and human scale as visitors weave their way among the three-dimensional mix of work on view in the Crosman Gallery. Ranging from wall-mounted pieces in low relief to mixed media floor installations, and from hard-edged to organic structures laden with metaphor, most works were made over the past four decades and given to the Farnsworth by their makers or by generous collectors.

Maine Restaurant and Lodging Expo

  • When: 10:00am-04:00pm
  • Where: Cross Insurance Arena, Portland
  • More Information: 207.623.2178

The Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo is the premier business-to-business trade show for Maine's hospitality community. For companies that supply goods and/or services to foodservice and lodging establishments, the Expo represents one of the biggest bang-for-your-buck marketing opportunities of the year.


An Evening with Dr. Edison Liu

  • When: 05:30pm-07:30pm
  • Where: Hannaford Hall, USM Abromson Center
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Dr. Edison Liu, President and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory, will lead the audience through a geneticist’s take on the history of man that highlights why we are hardwired to be creative. Using piano pieces to underscore his points, he will discuss how both art and science find comfort in patterns and define how to create something from nothing. Part piano recital and part lecture, this event will both entertain and further the discussion on the necessity of creativity and innovation in art and science and it’s impact on our lives.


First Friday Art Walk - Seeing ME: Profiles of Resilience

  • When: 05:00am-07:00pm
  • Where: 75 Market Street, Portland
  • More Information: 207.772.3373

The Maine Media Collective headquarters at 75 Market Street will feature "Seeing ME: Profiles of Resilience", featuring photographs and interviews by Smith Galtney, profiling the stories, struggles and victories that form the changing face of HIV/AIDS in Maine. This exhibit is a collaboration between the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the Frannie Peabody Center. Light refreshments will be served.

First Friday Art Walk

  • When: 05:00pm-07:00pm
  • Where: 154 Middle Street, Portland
  • More Information: 207.956.7105

The Portland Art Gallery holds a special reception open to the public on First Fridays. The gallery will feature Art Collector Maine artists and refreshments.


Apothecary by Design Speaker Series

  • When: 05:00pm-07:00pm
  • Where: 75 Market Street, Suite 203, Portland
  • More Information: 207.772.3373

The Apothecary by Design Speaker Series, in association with Love Maine Radio, will feature a talk from Dr. Matthew Siegel surrounding the topic of Autism, in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. Dr. Siegel is the Director of the Developmental Disorders Program for Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Clinical Investigator of the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation at Maine Medical Center Research Institute. Join us at the offices of Maine magazine for this exciting event. Light refreshments will be served.


Toast on the Coast

  • When: 06:00pm-09:00pm
  • Where: 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland
  • More Information: 207.828.0754

Easter Seals Maine will host their 4th annual Toast on the Coast wine tasting and silent auction to raise funds and awareness for their programs and services. The event at Ocean Gateway Pier in Portland will offer more than 300 guests an exciting and delicious evening to benefit children and adults with special needs. Tickets for Toast on the Coast are limited and priced at $60.00 per person, which includes all food and wine for this 21+ occasion.


A Garden of Circus Delights

  • When: 06:00pm-Close
  • Where: Circus Conservatory of America 4A Thompson's Point Road Portland, ME
  • More Information: 207.747.9302

Support the Circus Conservatory of America at their fundraising gala. This year's theme is "A Garden of Circus Delights". Enjoy delicious food and beverages, circus performances, and more!

Dancing with the Local Stars

  • When: 07:00pm-Close
  • Where: Camden Opera House: 29 Elm Street, Camden
  • More Information: 207.236.7963

Dancing with the Local Stars is an annual tradition of local stars taking the stage with dancers from Swing & Sway to benefit Wayfinder Schools. Enjoy a night full of entertainment and memories, featuring the dancers of Swing & Sway Dancing and Kinetic Energy Alive with local stars: Matt Bixby, Hodding Carter, Owen Casas, Ben Curtis, Heather Hearst, Betsy Kingsley, Craig Ouellette, Erin Ovalle, Polly Saltstall, Lucinda Ziesing and MC: Erin Donavan.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • When: 08:00pm-Close
  • Where: 471 Stroudwater St, Westbrook
  • More Information: 207.772.9671

This ballet features a magical forest, love triangles, fairies, and the infamous Puck: a Shakespearean favorite for all ages.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • When: 02:00pm-Close
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This ballet features a magical forest, love triangles, fairies, and the infamous Puck: a Shakespearean favorite for all ages. This show features fun activities for kids in addition to the performance, including: fairy house building, learning a fairy dance, and A Midsummer Night's Dream poster signed by the cast members!

Seth Glier and the Jason Spooner Band

  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: 345 Main Street, Rockland
  • More Information: 207.594.0700

Despite his relatively young age, Massachusetts based singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. Averaging over 250+ live performances, annually Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major folk festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets. The incredible acclaim on his sophomore record, "The Next Right Thing", led to the single “Lauralee”, which hit #1 on Clear Channel's NEW! Discover program as well as a Grammy nomination, a first for both himself and his New York based label, MPress Records. Seth is joined by Portland's own Jason Spooner Band, a formidable act that should be followed closely.


The Nile Project

  • When: 07:00pm-Close
  • Where: Merrill Auditorium, Portland
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Flowing from the rich cultural traditions, geopolitical issues and the great beauty of the world’s longest river comes The Nile Project. Led by charismatic Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, a pan-Nile percussion section drives this orchestra of Ethiopian masenko and saxophone; Egyptian ney, oud, violin, simsimiya, and tanbura; Ugandan adungu; bass guitar; and vocalists singing in multiple languages. The Nile Project’s unique sound comes from intensive work among the various musicians, learning from one another and translating that experience into collectively composed new songs. The result is an unprecedented collaboration that garnered The Nile Project’s fi rst recording, Aswan, a coveted spot on NPR’s Top 5 Must-Hear International Albums of 2013. $36.00


Pairings 101 - Italia

  • When: 02:00pm-08:00pm
  • Where: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

Pull a seat up to the table. Embark on a culinary tour of Italy's richly diverse culinary regions, all worthy of your palate's exportation. Indulge yourself in the Italian lifestyle as we discover the passion for food and wine. Call to reserve your seat.


The Gourmet Gala

  • When: 05:30pm-09:00pm
  • Where: Ocean Gateway, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland
  • More Information: 207.229.3866

The Gourmet Gala is a culinary event bringing together Portland area restaurants, caterers, wine enthusiasts, and 300+ friends of Gary’s House. The event will host samplings from local restaurants, caterers, and breweries. Over 100 bottles of wine will be raffled from the Wine Wall. The Gourmet Gala benefits Gary’s House, Mercy Hospital’s home away from home for families with a hospitalized loved one. This event is 21+.


Comedian Earl David Reed

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: Strand Theater, 345 Main Street, Rockland
  • More Information: 207.594.0700

Earl David Reed is a trendsetter in the comedy and radio world. Within his 15 years of stand up comedy, Earl has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Along with his 10 years of morning broadcasting experience and numerous television appearances, his improvisational style has become a favorite of radio and stage audiences all around.



  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: Portland Stage Company
  • More Information: 207.774.0465

Portland Stage brings Papermaker by Monica Wood to the main stage through May 17. Are you a maker or a taker? Where do your loyalities fall when faced with a financial and ideological crisis in your community? Be part of the process as Portland Stage brings Maine author Monica Wood's new play to life


Earth Day Film Festival

  • When: 06:30pm-09:00pm
  • Where: Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth
  • More Information: 207.781.2330

Join Maine Audubon and the Appalachian Mountain Club for a special Earth Day screening of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Enjoy a fun evening of food, drink and conservation films. Register online to reserve your seat!


"Chopped Challenge"

  • When: 05:00pm-08:00pm
  • Where: Grace restaurant, 15 Chestnut Street, Portland
  • More Information: 207.782.3554

Support the Good Shepherd Food Bank at the "Chopped Challenge", a fun evening of tastings by 16 local restaurants and bars at Grace restaurant. The evening will include a cooking competition between local chefs, specialty cocktails and beers by local bartenders, a room full of tastings, and a silent auction.


Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration

  • When: 05:30pm-07:30pm
  • Where: Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St. Portland
  • More Information: 207.772.2321

Celebrate Gulf of Maine seafood with local chefs, Gulf of Maine Research Institute staff, and friends! Enjoy spring views of Casco Bay from all three floors of GMRI as you sample delectable seafood dishes by our culinary partners. Learn how GMRI is advancing our knowledge of marine life and forging partnerships among chefs, fishermen, and seafood distributors to support sustainability and fuel economic growth.

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

  • When: 08:00pm-Close
  • Where: Hannaford Hall, USM
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Hailing from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands, Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson are three of the fi nest young fi ddlers working in the international folk music scene today. Performing reels, polskas and ballads with mesmerizing fervor and graceful bowing, the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc brilliantly integrates old traditions with innovative ideas and expressions while blending their own individual styles to create a sound that is distinct, expressive and invigorating.  $36.00


Small Boaters' Film Festival & Silent Auction

  • When: 06:30pm-09:00pm
  • Where: Hannford Hall, USM: 88 Bedford Street, Portland
  • More Information: 207.761.8225

Join the Maine Island Trail Association for their kick-off to boating season! View exciting films from the nationally touring Reel Paddling Film Festival, as well as boating and ocean-related films from local filmmakers, and a chance to bid on exciting items at the silent auction. The festival will also feature the annual release of Rising Tide's Maine Island Trail Ale, and the release of MITA's 2015 mobile app.

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