01/11/21 to 01/15/21

New Year, New Works | Commissioned Maine Artist Previews (Online Event)

  • Time: 12 PM to 12:30 PM
  • More Information: Website

Join Portland Ovations the week of January 11-15, 2021, every day at noon as it hosts an exciting week-long series to kick off its new program of commissioning Maine artists. New Year, New Works is a series of five virtual, 30-minute, meet the artist style events. Each day you will meet a different Maine artist and learn about their project. Register one time for FREE and attend as many artist previews as you like.

The livestream link will be sent in the RSVP email confirmation. Attend as many artist previews as you like with the same link. Please make sure to check your promotions, junk, and spam folders so you don’t miss the email!






Ice Dance International:  Performance in your Parks

  • Time: 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • More Information: Website
Portland Ovations is excited to announce the return of Performances in Your Parks. Working closely with the City of Portland to ensure everyone’s health and safety, on Saturday, February 6 between 11:30am and 6:00pm Ovations will present four 15-minute outdoor pop up performances by Ice Dance International. Performances include outdoor pop-up shows at The Rink at Thompson’s Point and at venues around the City of Portland. All attendees are asked to dress warmly, to wear masks and practice social distancing. The event is weather dependent with a rain date of February 7.
02/12/21 to 02/21/21

Five Days with Step Afrika! Virtual Series

  • Time: 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • More Information: Website
Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping — a polyrhythmic, percussive dance form that uses the body as an instrument. Based on Step Afrika!’s award-winning arts education programs and more than 25 years of performing and teaching students, the Company has created FIVE DAYS WITH STEP AFRIKA! to support the academic environment as well as the challenges of virtual learning. There are five energetic episodes that can be watch in numerical order, or any order you’d like.



Spurwink Humanitarian Awards Gala // Virtual Event

  • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • More Information: Website

Spurwink’s Humanitarian brings together our community to honor community leaders who make Maine a healthier place to live and work. This year we are honoring Cullen Ryan, who has dedicated his professional career to serving special needs populations and ending homelessness. We will also be honoring Spurwink’s frontline workers who have worked tirelessly during the pandemic. Due to the pandemic, this year’s Humanitarian will be a virtual event including an online auction the week leading up to the event.


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