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Events Calendar 2018

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Art Shows

Northeast Sea Glass Holiday Expo

Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 363 Maine Mall Road South Portland, ME

Enjoy the works of 36 artists who create beautiful art from natural sea glass, driftwood, sea shells, sea pottery and beach stones. If you are looking for a unique gift and you have beach lovers in your family this is for you. Contests with cash prizes and raffles throughout the weekend. The Mermaid Soirée is on Saturday night.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Local Craft & Wares Fair 2018

Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018 Bethel Inn Resort, 7 Broad Street (behind Bethel Library & Historical Society) Bethel, ME

Shop locally from 35 handmade craft vendors right in the village of Bethel. Christmas and home decor, jewelry, toys, accessories, art, natural bath & beauty products, and lots more. Affordable craft raffle too. Enjoy a free horse-drawn wagon ride around the village in the afternoon, 1- 3 p.m.

Down East Holiday Fair

Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 1, 2018 Down East magazine, 680 Commercial Street Rockport, ME

Join us at the Down East headquarters to shop our Made in Maine artisan gifts for the holidays! We have gifts for the art lover, the chef, children, and everyone else in between! Bring the kids for cookie decorating, ornament decorating, a holiday photo booth and our hot cocoa bar. The first person to spot the hidden Elf on the Shelf will get a prize.

Children & Families

Wild Kratts LIVE!

Apr 5, 2019 - Apr 5, 2019 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME

Dive into a Wild Kratts adventure with the Kratt brothers as they combine live action and animation, with Martin and Chris LIVE on stage and the rest of the Wild Kratts team coming to you animated and on screen from the Tortuga HQ. Which creature powers will they activate and what new and amazing ‘WOW!’ facts will you learn?


Dover Quartet - Portland, ME

Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018 Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford Street Portland, ME

The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, where they were lauded for their “exceptional level of maturity, poise and artistry.” Program will include: Tchaikovsky – Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30; Mason Bates – From Amber Frozen; and Antonin Dvorak – Quartet in A-flat major, Op. 105.

Alsarah & the Nubatones

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 17, 2019 Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street Portland, ME

Alsarah first performed at the Ovations series in 2015 as part of the pan-African music extravaganza, the Nile Project. In 2019, the stunning Sudanese-born singer, songwriter, bandleader and ethnomusicologist returns with her band, the Nubatones, bringing East African retro pop.


Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 2, 2019 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME

Sophisticated arrangements marked by impeccable harmonies set this 11-member ensemble apart from the a cappella field. Their uplifting program is called, “The Corner of Broadway and Main Street,” bringing all your favorite hits from Disney and the Great White Way.

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio

Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 7, 2019 Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford Street Portland, ME

Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3), the musicianship on stage fuses over 40 years of combined performing experience into a gorgeous sound. The trios masterfully join in on each other’s original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.


"The Importances of Being Earnest"

Jan 22, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019 Portland Stage, 25a Forest Avenue Portland, ME

Oscar Wilde’s masterful comedy follows a young man and his friend on a journey that leads to an unexpected discovery.