Ongoing Events


04/5/19 to 04/26/19

The Institute of Contemporary Art Spring Exhibitions

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the opening of the ICA Spring Exhibitions, a collective of three solo exhibitions: Visual Tensions | Séan Alonzo Harris, Parasitic Honeyshoes | Greta Bank, and Letting Yourself Go | Philip Brou. On view April 5-26, 2019, with a public Opening Reception on Friday, April 5, 5–8pm.


Little Black Dress Event

Join us at our 8th Annual Little Black Dress Event and watch members of our community walk the runway in their best Goodwill finds. All proceeds from the Little Black Dress event are directed to Goodwill NNE’s Veterans Access Fund which provides needed financial relief for veterans in our Job Connection program, so that they can build personal stability through work.


Seafood Celebration

Join us for our 6th Annual Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration featuring local chefs, live music, and local seafood!

Sample delectable seafood dishes prepared by our Culinary Partners while enjoying spring views of Casco Bay and mingling with local fishermen and marine scientists. This year, the menu includes local scallops, oysters, mackerel, pollock, and other local favorites. Guests may also explore our fully reimagined Cohen Center for Interactive Learning — home of our LabVenture program.

Tickets include two drinks (beer, wine, or soda), desserts, and a variety of samples showcasing Gulf of Maine seafood. A portion of proceeds directly support GMRI’s sustainable seafood work.


Couleur A Masquerade Ball

We invite you to join American Cancer Society for their inaugural Couleur Masquerade Ball at The Portland Masonic on Saturday, April 27, 2019 to honor all those who have been affected by cancer. Most types of cancer have an associated color, such as pink for Breast Cancer and white for Lung Cancer, etc. Show your support or honor the battle of a loved one by incorporating colors into your outfit or mask. Get ready for an exciting evening of color, music, dancing, mingling, silent auction and intrigue. Event is from 7pm-11pm, address of Portland Masonic is 415 Congress St.

Evening includes dancing to the sounds of the Carmine Band, silent auction, roulette wheel & Wall of Hope prizes, nibbles from Blue Elephant catering and an Escape Event with Maine Escape Games!



MEREDA’s Annual Real Estate Spring Conference – The Future of Housing in Maine: Opportunities and Solutions

An exciting, informative and solution based presentation for anyone living or working in Maine. Housing is reaching a critical junction here, and Maine Real Estate Development Association is at the forefront of this topic finding ways to support good development. A major theme within the conference is understanding the various ages and demographics needing housing.


Mr. Longfellow’s Cocktail Party

The night before the Magical History Tour we’ll party at the historic Portland Masonic Temple at 415 Congress Street, Portland. Guests will enjoy an energetic and fun live and silent auction, featuring unique items including art, travel, and experiences you can’t find anywhere else! The Cocktail Party will also feature a fashion show with Decontie & Brown, Maine designers inspired by their Penobscot heritage – a tribute to our 2019 exhibit Holding Up the Sky about Wabanaki art, history, and culture.


Magical History Tour

Join us for the fifth annual exploration of fascinating historic sites around Greater Portland that you’ve never seen – and maybe didn’t even know existed! The Magical History Tour is your key to unlocking fascinating historical places that are not usually open to the public. The Magical History Tour is a self-guided adventure guaranteed to amaze and amuse both adults and children. Equipped with a map, and at your own pace, you will be greeted by guides at each location ready to share the history of the tour stop.

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