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03.1.2015

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.

farnsworthmuseum.org

03.6.2015

First Friday Art Walk

  • When: 05:00am-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.

artcollectormaine.com

03.7.2015

WinterKids Downhill 24

  • When: 12:00pm-Close
  • Where: Mt Abram
  • More Information: 207.871.5700

The Downhill 24 is a team ski race & fundraiser to benefit WinterKids! Teams will compete to see who can clock the most runs in 24 hours and who can raise the most money for WinterKids. The day is filled with entertainment and food around the clock; live bands, a DJ, mechanical bull, comedy, snacks, dinner, breakfast, a beer garden, and awesome prizes!

winterkids.org

03.8.2015

WinterKids Downhill 24

  • When: 12:00pm-Close
  • Where: Mt Abram
  • More Information: 207.871.5700

The Downhill 24 is a team ski race & fundraiser to benefit WinterKids! Teams will compete to see who can clock the most runs in 24 hours and who can raise the most money for WinterKids. The day is filled with entertainment and food around the clock; live bands, a DJ, mechanical bull, comedy, snacks, dinner, breakfast, a beer garden, and awesome prizes!

winterkids.org

03.13.2015

Howie Day/ Ellis Paul

  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: 345 Main St, Rockland ME - Strand Theatre
  • More Information: 207.594.0070

Folk singer-songwriter ELLIS PAUL is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston school of songwriting -- a literate, provocative and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite the folk revival of the 1990s.

DAY is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. His warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, DAY is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.

www.rocklandstrand.com

03.14.2015

Maine Jewish Film Festival

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: Various Locations in Portland
  • More Information: Ticket Hotline: 1.800.838.3006

Portland is the smallest city in the nation to boast an independent, professional Jewish film festival. Films explore the Jewish experience through drama, comedy, documentary and short film formats. MJFF has grown to be one of the most respected cultural events in the state. The 18th annual festival runs March 14 – 21, 2015. $9.00 per screening, $7.00 for students and adults over 65. Other ticket packages available.

mjff.org

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Buddakan Street Food

  • When: 02:00pm-04:00pm
  • Where: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Rd, Lincolnville
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

Enjoy modern Asian cuisine with the creativity and surprising flavors you would find in great street food for this Pairings 101 event at Cellardoor Winery. Delight your senses with signature spices from the Orient. Food has the power to transport, so join in and take the journey. Call to reserve your seat.

mainewine.com

Broadway National Tour: Memphis

  • When: 04:00pm-Close
  • Where: Merrill Auditorium, Portland
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis where rock and roll was born, comes the four-time Tony® award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Memphis tells the story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that’s ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey that’s filled with laughter and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. $70.00

portlandovations.org

Farnsworth [Collective] Winter Bash

  • When: 08:00pm-Close
  • Where: Rockland
  • More Information: 207.596.6457

Drawing inspiration from the Hindu festival of Holi, the Farnsworth [Collective] again brings together the Midcoast's creative community, Farnsworth members, and fun-seekers for the annual bash. The [Collective]'s take on Holi will include artistic installations, Indian street food, drinks, and an energetic dance party... just what we need in Maine in March to hasten the end of winter!

farnsworthmuseum.org

03.15.2015

Mary's Walk

  • When: 12:00pm-03:00pm
  • Where: Thornton Academy
  • More Information: 207-773-2533

Mary's Walk began in 1999 as a unique way to recognize and remember Mary Kerry Libby. What started as a stroll through town with a few hundred people has evolved into a major community effort that has attracted over 50,000 participants in its 16-year span. Last year, Mary's Walk and the Kerrymen 5K raise over $300,000 to support the work of Maine Cancer Foundation. Thanks to the support of donors like you, Burkitt's Lymphoma now has effective treatments that save lives every year.

maryswalk.org

03.18.2015

Portland Symphony Orchestra 14th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction

  • When: 05:00am-Close
  • Where: The Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main Street, Freeport
  • More Information: 207.773.6128 ext. 318.

This event is one that brings together fine wine, five of Portland’s top chefs, excellent music, and one-of-a-kind auction items that together create an unforgettable evening. This year will feature chefs from five amazing restaurants to create a delectable five course meal: The Harraseeket Inn, Fore Street, Hugo’s, Central Provisions, Lolita. Tickets are $200 per person and $2,000 per table (seating 10 people.) $125 of each ticket is tax deductible. Price includes five-course meal and wine pairings.

portlandsymphony.org

Moscow City Ballet - "Swan Lake"

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

With unwavering perfection set against lush sets and costuming, Moscow City Ballet’s Swan Lake is the epic dance event of the season. Featuring outstanding principals, stunning soloists and a sublime corps de ballet, the company’s many international tours have long-established its reputation as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies. Set to Tchaikovsky’s sweeping score, Swan Lake is one of the great romantic stories, fi lled with drama and exquisite choreography. When Siegfried, a dashing young prince, falls in love with Odette, the beautiful Queen of the Swans, the sorcerer Von Rothbart is determined to use his evil magic to thwart their happiness. $50.00

portlandovations.org

03.19.2015

Glitterati: A Sparkling Literary Ball

  • When: 06:00pm-10:00pm
  • Where: Grace restaurant, 15 Chestnut Street, Portland
  • More Information: 207.774.6064

Glitz it up and help support young writers in Maine! This year, Grace restaurant will host The Telling Room for "Glitterati", a night of revelry, a live and silent auction, and sumptuous food and drink to help support our free writing programs for Maine youth.

Tickets available soon!

tellingroom.org

03.20.2015

Camp Susan Curtis Annual Leadership Celebration

  • When: 06:00pm-09:00pm
  • Where: Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland
  • More Information: 207.774.1552

Join Master of Ceremonies, WGME 13’s Kim Block, for the Camp Susan Curtis Leadership Celebration, which recognizes the successes of 2014 and the results of the organization's 2015 L.E.A.D. ME Campaign.

susancurtisfoundation.org

03.24.2015

Red

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

Red by John Logan begins at Portland Stage and runs through April 12 (various show times). The modern art skeptic says "I could have painted that!" The art connoisseur says "But you didn't" The Tony Award winning Red paints the gritty world of abstract art from a realistic perspective

portlandstage.org

03.25.2015

Climate Change Update - Maine Wildlife in Trouble

  • When: 07:00pm-09:00pm
  • Where: Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth
  • More Information: 207.781.2330

Join the Maine Audubon Society for a panel discussion to learn about the latest threats to Maine wildlife and plant species.

maineaudubon.org

03.26.2015

Basetrack

  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: 471 Stroudwater St, Westbrook
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Visually arresting, sonically engaging and emotionally gripping — Basetrack draws on the power of individual stories to examine the collective experience of Marines stationed abroad, and their families, as they struggle to cope with separation and the uncertainties of war. A dynamic multi-disciplinary work at the intersection of theater, music, new media, journalism and technology, Basetrack grew out of a Facebook page by photojournalist Teru Kuwayama that has since received over five million hits and become a lifeline for Marines and their families to connect. $32.00

portlandovations.org

03.27.2015

Maine Acoustic Festival

  • When: 08:00am-Close
  • Where: Various Locations
  • More Information: 207.846.9559

The Maine Acoustic Festival is a state-wide music festival dedicated to middle school and high school students who study traditional music in Maine. Genres include bluegrass, newgrass, old time, Celtic, Franco and Songwriter. Students are selected by audition to participate in an intensive three-day festival of instruction, workshops, rehearsals, and performances. The Maine Acoustic Festival is produced by 317 Main Community Music Center and North Yarmouth Academy.

www.maineacousticfestival.com

11th Annual CeleSoiree

  • When: 06:00pm-Close
  • Where: Ocean Gateway, Portland
  • More Information: 207.780.1593

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) is proud to present its 11th annual CeleSoirée, a celebration of immigration through the arts. The event promises a multicultural extravaganza including visual and performing art, and a performance by the Circus Conservatory of America. The main event will include time to network and taste international food selections, enter the raffle and bid on auction items.

ILAPmaine.org

03.28.2015

Maine Acoustic Festival

  • When: 08:00am-Close
  • Where: Various Locations
  • More Information: 207.846.9559

The Maine Acoustic Festival is a state-wide music festival dedicated to middle school and high school students who study traditional music in Maine. Genres include bluegrass, newgrass, old time, Celtic, Franco and Songwriter. Students are selected by audition to participate in an intensive three-day festival of instruction, workshops, rehearsals, and performances. The Maine Acoustic Festival is produced by 317 Main Community Music Center and North Yarmouth Academy.

www.maineacousticfestival.com

Boston Camerata with Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble: "Sacred Bridge"

  • When: 04:00pm-Close
  • Where: Hannaford Hall, USM
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Weaving together the shared musical pasts of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths in Medieval Spain, Sacred Bridge conveys the poignancy and hope of intersecting cultures that remains relevant today. Jewish minstrels and folk songs, Christian psalms set to music, Gregorian and Koranic chants among other forms all fi nd new meaning when performed alongside one another. Boston Camerata’s performances are renowned for their blending of spontaneity and emotional commitment with careful research and scholarship. With its distinguished roster of singers and specialists in early instruments, the Boston Camerata tours regularly in the US and all over the world. $42.00

portlandovations.org

Mallett Brothers w/ North of Nashville

  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: 345 Main St, Rockland ME - Strand Theatre
  • More Information: 207.594.0070

THE MALLET BROTHERS BAND is a nationally touring alt-country/rock band from Maine. Slightly more rock than country, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by folk and singer/songwriter influences as by harder rock, punk and psychedelic sounds. Led by brothers Luke and Will Mallett, the band is rounded out by Brian Higgins on drums, Nick Leen on bass, Matt Mills on lead guitar, pedal steel and banjo, and Wally Wenzel on dobro and electric guitar.

Bandmates Jay Basinerand Andrew Martell, orginally part of the Maine-based THE WAY, pursued their passion for honky-tonk and the Highwaymen by forming the duo NORTH OF NASHVILLE.

www.rocklandstrand.com

 

03.29.2015

Maine Acoustic Festival

  • When: 08:00am-Close
  • Where: Various Locations
  • More Information: 207.846.9559

The Maine Acoustic Festival is a state-wide music festival dedicated to middle school and high school students who study traditional music in Maine. Genres include bluegrass, newgrass, old time, Celtic, Franco and Songwriter. Students are selected by audition to participate in an intensive three-day festival of instruction, workshops, rehearsals, and performances. The Maine Acoustic Festival is produced by 317 Main Community Music Center and North Yarmouth Academy.

www.maineacousticfestival.com

Skippyjon Jones

  • When: 11:00am-Close
  • Where: Merrill Auditorium, Portland
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Skippyjon Jones wants to be the best Chihuahua ever. Not just any Chihuahua, but a swashbuckling, sword-fighting, romantically noble one. The only problem: he’s actually a Siamese cat! Before you can say “Holy guacamole,” Skippyjon’s wild imagination transforms him into El Skippito Bandito, the greatest canine sword fighter in Mexico.  $12.00

portlandovations.org

Mary's Walk & Kerrymen Pub 5K

  • When: 12:00pm-03:00pm
  • Where: Thornton Academy: 438 Main St. Saco
  • More Information: 207.773.2533

Mary's Walk began in 1999 as a unique way to recognize and remember Mary Kerry Libby. What started as a stroll through town with a few hundred people has evolved into a major community effort that has attracted over 50,000 participants in its 16-year span. Last year, Mary's Walk and the Kerrymen 5K raise over $300,000 to support the work of Maine Cancer Foundation. Thanks to the support of donors like you, Burkitt's Lymphoma now has effective treatments that save lives every year.

maryswalk.org

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