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Events Calendar 2018

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Children & Families

Mermaid Theatre: “The Rainbow Fish”

Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME

The Rainbow Fish will enchants kids age 3 to 7 in this adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns with its latest puppetry production. Recommended for ages 3-7. Map

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?


The Awesome Halloween Ball

Sep 18, 2018 - Oct 18, 2018 Portland House of Music, 25 Temple Street Portland, ME

Excellent music, lively crowd, great atmosphere, costumes encouraged. A great place to party!

Victorian Murder and Mayhem with Portland Ballet & Kieran Shields

Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018 Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street Portland, ME

Brace yourself for a macabre night pf performances by Portland Ballet’s cast of "Jack the Ripper" and book signings by author Kieran Shields ("The Truth of All Things," "A Study in Revenge"). Each night will have two performances. Don’t miss this ghoulishly fun night!

Chilling Celtic Tales with Lynne Cullen

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street Portland, ME

Terrifying tales of Celtic myth and folklore told by New England story teller Lynne Cullen. This event will be held for two nights, with performances at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. each night.

Gaslight League Halloween Steampunk Masquerade

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street Portland, ME

Bring your futuristic dress or go the classic steampunk route for the theme Steampunk Meets Sci-Fi. Expect signature cocktails and mocktails and music from returning DJ Jonny Noise. Limited number of tickets for the general public. For guests age 21 and older.


Shipbuilding Odyssey from the Brick Store Museum

Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018 4 Dane Street Kennebunk, ME

The Shipbuilding Odyssey tour opens at the Brick Store Museum with a brief illustrated look at the Kennebunks’ 19th-century shipyards. Guests then take a narrated trolley tour to historic locations associated with shipbuilding along the Kennebunk River in the 1800s, including the sites of the former Bourne & Kingsbury and Titcomb yards, the Landing, and the locks.


Django by the Sea Festival 2018

Oct 4, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018 Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street Kittery, ME

Django by the Sea is the premiere Gypsy Jazz festival in New England featuring internationally renowned musicians in a truly intimate setting. Enjoy concerts; workshops; jam sessions. The 2018 lineup includes Ffrank Vignola Hot Jazz Trio, Ultrafaux, Youssra El Hawary Group, Matt Dechamplain Trio, Jason Anick Trio, Jack Soref Trio and more. Lineup

Broadway National Tour of “Rock of Ages”

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME

The Rock of Ages Tenth Anniversary Tour evokes 1980s Hollywood. “Know What Love Is”, “Feel the Noise”, and “Take Your Best Shot” at one of the Sunset Strip’s last grand venues. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake

Nellie McKay

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

Singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedian Nellie McKay's music has spanned jazz to rap, and disco to funk. Her latest album is Sister Orchid.

Bluesman Chris Smither

Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018 Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

Songwriter, guitarist, bluesman Chris Smither is an American original. His sources are blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.


“Jersey Boys”

Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME

The behind-the-scenes story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and how they made their New Jersey streets dreams come true, swings onto the stage with hits that just keep coming, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “My Eyes Adored You” and “Sherry.”

“Ben Butler”

Sep 25, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018 Portland Stage, 25 Forest Avenue Portland, ME

When a runaway slave demands sanctuary at a Union Army garrison, the general in charge is faced with a moral dilemma: follow the law, or make a move that could alter the course of the nation's history? Based on a true story of General Benjamin Butler, who graduated from Colby College in Maine in 1838