Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Southern Maine Events Calendar
May 24th – May 31st   

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Tuesday, May 24th

Nevada Barr Reading & Signing

  • 6:30pm @ Spring Meadow Golf Club, 59 Lewiston Rd., Gray
  • Nevada Barr , New York Times Best Selling Author of the popular Anna Pigeon mystery series, will be reading and signing her latest book “Boar Island”. “Boar Island” has Anna starting her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, ME.
  • For more information, call: 657-4110

Memphis May Fire


  • 1:00pm @ Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St, Portland
  • An omni dome program about the history and science of telescopes. How have astronomers used these telescopes to learn more about the Universe? This full dome show follows the history of the telescope and of our own understanding of the Universe!
  • For more information, call: 207-780-4249


Wednesday, May 25th

The Maine Dead Project Summer Sessions

  • 8:00pm @ Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland
  • Doors at 8pm and music at 9pm. Tickets are $5.
  • For more information, call: (207) 805-0134


  • 7:30pm @ SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland
  • HIGH-RISE stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class.
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  • 7:00pm-8:30pm @ The Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
  • David Kaye is a man on a mission. In 2011 he packed up his wife and two young daughters and moved to Israel for six months intent on achieving the unachievable: Peace in the Middle East.
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South Portland Historical Society Annual Meeting

  • 6:30pm @ South Portland Community Center
  • Includes a Lecture by Herb Adams, “The Portland Rum Riot of 1855”


Thursday, May 26th

Loving Our Homeless Neighbors

  • 7:00pm @ Christchurch, 1900 Congress Street, Portland
  • E.T.S. – New England Transitional Support will be offering will be offering another Community Education Series. An exciting panel of speakers will address the Homeless situation in the Greater Portland area, including, Terra Snyder, Matthew Perry and Wayne Dubar. Refreshments will be served.
  • For more information:

Kenny Rogers

Allagash Victor Ale Tasting

  • 5:00pm @ St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland
  • The ale is part of Allagash Brewing Company’s Philanthropic program benefiting local non-profits. Allagash contributes funds through sales of Victor Ale to help realize the mission of the St. Lawrence Arts, a state-of-the-art space for performing arts housed in one of Portland’s distinctive and unique historic 19th-century buildings.
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  • 7:00pm @ SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland
  • The 2016 Maine Literary awards honor books published during 2015, as well as adult and youth manuscripts in drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—brought in a near record-breaking number of submissions. The bar will be open and a bookseller will be on hand at the awards ceremony selling copies of all finalist’s books.
  • For more information, call: 207-228-8264

Viva Summer Fun Ball


Friday, May 27th


  • 7:00pm @ Cape Elizabeth High School
  • This classic Disney show promises to be a big hit, with magical underwater scenes created by Cape’s award-winning technicians. Evening shows start at 7:00 on Friday, May 27, and Saturday, the 28th; and on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4th. Matinees will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, May 28, and on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. All tickets will be sold at the door at $11.00 adult and $6.00 student/senior.
  • For more information:

Trevor Hall

Rhys Chatham

  • 8:30pm @ SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland
  • Rhys Chatham is a Paris-based and Manhattan-born composer, guitarist, and trumpet player, known internationally for his seminal contributions to no-wave, post-punk, noise, contemporary composition, and avant-garde music of all varieties. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show. Doors at 8pm and show at 8:30pm.
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The Awesome

Tricky Britches CD Release With Special Guest Putnam Smith

  • 8:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to wood stoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, contra-dance, bluegrass, and rock. Doors at 7pm and show at 8pm. Tickets are $13 in advance and $18 day of.
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Stupid F**king Bird

  • 7:30pm-9:30pm @ Mad Horse Theater in the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland
  • In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Tickets are $17-$20.
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Saturday, May 28th

OOB Ballpark Benefit

  • 11:00am-5:00pm @ OOB Ballpark
  • THE ADAM EZRA GROUP, Treble G., Jessi Mckinnon and White Stone will be performing. A raffle with be split 3 ways between the charities and the ticket sales go DIRECTLY to the Ballpark. The monies raised from ticket sales will go to help upgrade some of the infrastructure issues and to have a handicap ramp put in.
  • For more information, contact:


  • 7:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • Headliner: Jess Miller Features: Paul Hunt and Kyle Ruse Host: Ian Stuart. Doors at 6pm and show at 7pm. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of.
  • For more information, call: (207) 761-1757

L.L.Bean: Birding Festival

  • 9:30am @ L.L. Bean, 1 Freeport Farms, Freeport
  • Maine Audubon guides will lead outings to several local bird-watching hotspots. They’ll track bird species identified throughout the weekend, sharing them on our information screen in the Outdoor Discovery Center.
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Film: Hockney

  • 2:00pm @ Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland
  • Hockney weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never before seen footage from his own personal archive. Tickets are $6-$8.
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Farm Day @ Pineland Farms

Haddock Dinner

  • 5:00 pm at Living Waters church, 197 Parker Farm Rd, Buxton
  • Haddock dinner including assorted casseroles, salads, veggies, desserts, & beverages. Suggested donation: adults – $8, children – $4 and family – $20
  • For more information, contact:


Sunday, May 29th

Adam Ezra Group Benefit Concert

  • 7:30pm @ Lincoln Theatre, Damariscotta
  • Benefit concert for the Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration project. The fundraising over the past 9+ years that have made it possible for more than 1 million alewives to make it to the lake to spawn in spring. All tickets are advance sale $25.
  • For more information, call: Bobby Whear @ 207-441-2313

Lake Street Dive

  • 5:00pm @ Thompson’s Point, Portland
  • With The Ballroom Thieves. Tickets are $36 in advance and $40 day of show. Doors at 5pm and show at 6pm.
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  • 8:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • Adam Agati has accomplished a lot in his young music career. His deep knowledge of history, his interest in many genres, and his authentic lyrical writing style have helped him to develop a unique and compelling sound. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of. Doors at 7pm and show at 8pm.
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Emo Night Portland IV

  • 8:30pm @ Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland
  • Tickets are $8-$10. Doors at 8:30pm and music starts at 9:30pm.
  • For more information, call: (207) 805-0134


Monday, May 30th

Seed & Seedling Sale

  • 12:00PM-3:00PM @ Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St, Kennebunk
  • Join us to watch the Kennebunk Memorial Day Parade and pick up some new seeds and plantings for your summer gardens! Fundraiser to support the Brick Store Museum.
  • For more information:

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Procession

  • 2:00pm @ Deering Center, 370-672 Stevens Ave., Portland
  • Procession from Deering High to Evergreen Cemetery Chapel to remember and honor the fallen in all US wars and conflicts. Brief program on the lawn inside the south gate includes poet Keith Dunlap, historian Herb Adams, three volley salute and Taps. Refreshments follow the program. Wilde Memorial Chapel will be open.
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Memorial Day Yard Sale in Cumberland

  • 9:00am-2:00pm @ Cumberland Congregational Church, Main St, Cumberland
  • Benefits the Pilgrim Lodge Capital Campaign. Many families have donated and we have a lot to choose from. Childens clothes, toys, sporting goods, housewares, lawn/garden, linens, books/DVDs, adult clothing, etc…. we have it all. Please come and find your treasure and help out Pilgrim Lodge, another Maine treasure
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Tuesday, May 31st

Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live: Senator George Mitchell

  • 7:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • The fourth event in the MaineVoices Live series will feature Senator George Mitchell, the renowned Maine lawyer, businessman and politician. The conversation will be led Portland Press Herald Opinion Writer, Bill Nemitz. Tickets are $10 for Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Subscribers and $15 for the public.
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  • 7:30pm @ SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland
  • TRAPPED follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.
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Portland Sea Dogs vs. Hartford Yard Goats

  • 6:00pm @ Hadlock Field, 271 Park Ave, Portland
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