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05.1.2015

Dewitt Hardy Retrospective

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: Ogunquit Museum of American Art: 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit
  • More Information: 207.646.4909

A retrospective on the career of this well-known Maine master of the watercolor. With special thanks to the artist and the lenders. This exhibition runs from May 1 - June 28.

ogunquitmuseum.org

Highways & Byways

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: Lewis Gallery: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, Portland
  • More Information: 207.236.2875

Organized in conjunction with The Maine Photo Project, a year-long celebration of photography exhibitions across the state, Highways & Byways features the work of 19 contemporary photographers, including: Jeremy Barnard, Thomas Birtwistle, Brendan Bullock, Sam Cady, Paul Caponigro, Susan Davens, Jon Edwards, Carol Fonde, Tonee Harbert, Cig Harvey, Mike Kolster, Rose Marasco, Mark Marchesi, Heath Paley, Liv Kristin Robinson, Jeffrey Stevensen, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Todd Watts, and Katarina Weslien. The exhibition is sponsored by CMCA and is curated by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown. Exhibition runs May 1-30.

Admission is free.

cmcanow.org

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

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

MECAmorphosis

  • When: 05:00pm-10:00pm
  • Where: Maine College of Art: 522 Congress St. Portland
  • More Information: 800.639.4808

MECAmorphosis celebrates the 2015 Thesis Exhibition and introduces over 80 emerging artists graduating from Maine College of Art in the BFA program, as well as raises critical scholarship funds to educate the next generation of artists.

Held in collaboration with Portland’s First Friday Art Walk this year, access to the 2015 Thesis Exhibition is free and open to the public. There will be light fare and interactive art throughout the College’s historic Porteous Building. The evening includes a ticketed Runway Fashion Show in the ICA, which premiers the collections of our majors in Textile and Fashion Design. A private Artist’s Party on the top floor will be the highlight of this creative spring event. Dress is creative black tie, meaning dress up, but do so with a creative twist.

For more information and tickets, visit: meca.edu

 

05.2.2015

Alan Doyle Band

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

ALAN DOYLE, actor, producer, newly­minted best­selling author, and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved GREAT BIG SEA for the past 20+ years, is embarking on a North American tour upon the release of his second solo album "So Let's Go”. A non­traditional marriage for Doyle was writing his first book simultaneously with the album, the recently released best­selling memoir "Where I Belong."

rocklandstrand.com

05.6.2015

Business Hall of Fame

  • When: 05:30pm-08:30pm
  • Where: Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland
  • More Information: 207.437.4333

Junior Achievement’s 26 Annual Maine Business Hall of Fame honors our state’s most distinguished businessmen and women for their outstanding contributions to free enterprise and the promise of a better, stronger society. Since 1990, JA has inducted 72 laureates into the Maine Business Hall of Fame. Junior Achievement of Maine is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness through experiential, hands-on programs, and empowers young people to own their economic success.

jamaine.org

Lucky Plush: "The Queue"

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

Equal parts dance and theater, The Queue unfolds in a fictional airport, where travelers stumble humorously, tragically and awkwardly into each others’ private lives. Created by Lucky Plush founder/director Julia Rhodes and collaborator Leslie Danzig, The Queue finds its influences in early 20th-century forms of slapstick, vaudeville, Busby Berkeley-style choreography, creaky one-act plays and a 1746 farcical play about a family inheritance. These sources and performance vocabularies collide with contemporary dance and the distinctly non-theatrical context of waiting to create a dance-theater production, showcasing Lucky Plush’s signature blend of immediacy, humor and kineticism. $36.00

portlandovations.org

05.8.2015

Jonathan Edwards & Cheryl Wheeler

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

Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. Edwards has released 15 albums, including “Blue Ridge”, his standard-setting collaboration with bluegrass favorites the Seldom Scene, and “Little Hands”, his collection of children’s songs, which was honored with a National Library Association award.

Folk singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is a natural storyteller with a beautiful voice; though her songs are often emotional portraits of people, her live concerts include comic routines and serious discussions in addition to the songs themselves. A gifted and prolific writer, Wheeler’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O'Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near.

rocklandstrand.com

05.9.2015

2015 MAMM SLAM

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: The Asylum, 121 Center St. Portland
  • More Information: 207.899.3433

The 2015 MAMM SLAM allows teen bands and solo performers (singer/songwriters and DJ’s) to compete in showcasing their songwriting, performance skills, web presence, marketing, and other aspects of being a professional touring and recording musician. Winners have a crack at $1000, along with coveted recording time, radio appearances, plum gigs, a tour of Gateway Mastering, and professional marketing direction.

maineacademyofmodernmusic.org

05.13.2015

Broadway National Tour: Mamma Mia!

  • When: 08:00pm-Close
  • Where: Merrill Auditorium, Portland
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Over fifty-four million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!  $70.00

portlandovations.org

05.14.2015

Broadway National Tour: Mamma Mia!

  • When: 08:00pm-Close
  • Where: Merrill Auditorium, Portland
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Over fifty-four million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! $70.00

portlandovations.org

05.16.2015

Andy & Kosti

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Rockland
  • More Information: 207.596.6457

The exhibition explores the friendship between Maine artists Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Kosti Ruohomma (1913-1961). Both Wyeth, an acclaimed painter in the realist tradition, and Ruohomaa, a photo journalist for National Geo­graphic and Life magazines, were famous for their iconic depictions of Maine life and the people who called Maine home, from farmers to fishermen. Both found Maine an inexhaustible subject in which to practice their respective arts, and were fascinated by the relationship between people and their environment. This exhibition is available at the Wyeth Center at the Farnsworth May 16 - November 8.

farnsworthmuseum.org

Drawn In

  • When: 11:00am-02:00pm
  • Where: River Tree Arts: 35 Western Ave. Kennebunk
  • More Information: 207.967.9120

Drop into the gallery at River Tree Arts for an interactive experience. Bring a friend, a date, your kids, and yourself to the exhibition, "Color + Light" for fun drawing games and gallery activities. Leave inspired with new eyes for the weekend. For all ages.

rivertreearts.org

 

Pairings 101 - Cuba

  • When: 03:00pm-05:00pm
  • Where: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

Characteristically Caribbean, the Cuban table features tropical fruits, root vegetables, fish and small game prepared with influences from Spanish, African, Chinese and French cuisine. The culinary traditions of Cuba are a delight to be savored, so let your palate travel to the Caribbean. Call to reserve your seat.

mainewine.com

05.17.2015

Not Your Ordinary 5K

  • When: 09:00am-05:00pm
  • Where: Augusta, ME
  • More Information: 207.622.4343

Not Your Ordinary 5k is a timed run or walk with challenges along the route. This out-of-the-box fundraiser pushes you and your teammates to complete challenges that may include puzzles, art, construction, athletic feats, and problem-solving throughout a 5k course.

ncrm.org

"The Art of Breakfast" Brunch

  • When: 11:00am-01:00pm
  • Where: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

Celebrate "The Art of Breakfast" with one of our favorite chefs and cookbook author, Dana Moos. We'll be pairing a delicious menu of her favorites with Cellardoor wine and live music. Call to reserve your seat.

mainewine.com

05.19.2015

Maine Women's Fund Leadership Luncheon

  • When: 11:00am-02:00pm
  • Where: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland
  • More Information: 207.774.5513

The Maine Women’s Fund annual Leadership Luncheon celebrates Maine leaders who overcome barriers, encourage social change for women and girls, and make our Maine communities stronger. Last year, attendees and sponsors raised $127,000 after expenses to support the work of the Maine Women’s Fund!

www.mainewomensfund.org

05.23.2015

Wolfe's Neck Farm Annual Plant Sale

  • When: 09:00am-01:00pm
  • Where: Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport, ME
  • More Information: 207.865.4469

A great selection of perennials, annuals, herbs and seedlings, from full shade to full sun, will be available. All plants are donated by volunteers, friends and neighbors. There are plants for the beginning gardener and those with green thumbs. These are locally grown-plants that do well in this environment. Whether you are a novice looking to start your first garden or a green thumb looking for something new, our plants run the gamut.

wolfesneckfarm.org

05.30.2015

5th Annual Corporate Challenge Regatta

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: Portland
  • More Information: Katie Hatch, 207.772.7245 or katie.hatch@sailmaine.org

Networking and sailing in one. Local businesses come together for a little healthy competition and a lot of fun for a good cause. Entry fees support SailMaine scholarships. Enjoy a delicious complimentary BBQ!

sailmaine.org

Dynamic Dirt Family Fest

  • When: 09:00am-Close
  • Where: Pineland Farms: 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester
  • More Information: info@shejams.com

The Dynamic Dirt Family Fest is a fun 2.5+ mile obstacle course designed to build a healthy, active community of people. The event will help build stronger families, friends and co-workers, all while you're smiling and getting dirty. The Dynamic Dirt Challenge is about having fun and discovering camaraderie with others to help instill health and fitness for all. Don’t forget your costume! Proceeds benefit the Easter Seals Maine Veterans Count Program.

shejams.com

Spring Festival

  • When: 10:00am-02:00pm
  • Where: Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport, ME
  • More Information: 207.865.4469

This year’s Spring Festival will continue the tradition of great fun and learning for the whole family right here at the Farm. Music, games, demonstrations and learning activities make the Spring Festival unique with its country setting. There will be opportunities to explore the trails and gardens, interact with the animals, learn about seeds and plants, and try your hand at fiber arts.  Come meet our barnyard animals and get up close to a Belted Galloway cow. For younger children, there will be craft activities, face painting, a hay pile and tractors to climb, as well as hayrides and live music.

 

wolfesneckfarm.org

Sparkle Bistro Night - Paris

  • When: 06:00pm-09:00pm
  • Where: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

Travel with us to Paris! Chef Lani Stiles of Megunticook Market will treat us to an evening of French bistro favorites, paired with our newly released, estate-grown sparkling rose, Vendange. Seats for this decadent evening are limited, and advanced reservations are required.

The Sweetback Sisters

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

The band’s rollicking country swing is as infectious as it is heartbreaking. Their charismatic charm harkens back to the golden era of both the silver screen cowgirl and the ersatz cowboy stars of local UHF TV kiddie shows. That whimsical exterior is wrapped around a core of deeply felt love for traditional country music styles and a palpable joy in playing and singing together. Like their pseudo-sister role models, the Davis Sisters, The Sweetback Sisters sing country songs in close, surrogate-sister harmony and of course their signature matching dresses. The Sweetback Sisters have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion and touring relentlessly since they released "Chicken Ain’t Chicken" in 2009 on Signature Sounds.

rocklandstrand.com

05.31.2015

Dynamic Dirt Challenge

  • When: 08:00am-05:00pm
  • Where: Pineland Farms: 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester
  • More Information: info@shejams.com

The Dynamic Dirt Challenge is a hardcore 4+ mile obstacle course designed to challenge your all-around strength, stamina, and mental grit. By competing in this off-road challenge, you will unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover camaraderie with your fellow participants. Enjoy the race with a team of friends who help each other conquer the course together or race as an individual! Don’t forget your costume! Be a super hero as you conquer each obstacle along the course. Awards will be given to the top three women, men, team, and costume! You will be rewarded at the finish line with a beer, snacks, and live music. Proceeds benefit the Easter Seals Maine Veterans Count Program.

shejams.com

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