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Events Calendar 2018

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Children & Families

Family Program: Silhouettes and Valentines

Feb 9, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019 Old York Museum Center, 3 Lindsay Road York, ME

Bring your favorite Valentine to have his or her silhouette portrait cut by artist Leona Hosack. Each silhouette takes 10 minutes to produce. To request a specific time, call Kathleen at 207-363-4974, x 104. Space is very limited, and appointments will fill up quickly. If you do not wish to have a silhouette cut, there is no cost to attend. Reservations required.

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?

Comedy

Maine Event Comedy

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019 Johnson Hall Theater, 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME

Give your funny bone a workout as some of New England’s funniest comics take the stage and present their unique brand of humor. You’ll hear jokes about life in Maine, the meaning of life – and everything in between. Each show will feature three comedians, last for approximately 90 minutes and include one intermission. This performance is for guests age 21 and older.

Capital City Improv

Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 2, 2019 Johnson Hall Theater, 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME

Using audience suggestions and interviews, Capital City Improv creates unique, on-the-spot comedy shows that live for one night only!

Dance -- Participation

Sounds from the Underground Breakdance Competition

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019 Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street Kittery, ME

Come join us for an afternoon of dance. Whether your battling or just spectating we promise you will have a good time watching the competitors battle for cash prizes.

Museums

Exhibit: The Basket Tree

Jan 7, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019 Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME

The Basket Tree exhibition examines the long use by the Wabanaki people of the ash tree, a species under threat. Artifacts include baskets made from ash, as well as from alternate materials.

Music

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.

The Orlando Consort: “Voices Appeared”

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019 Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford Street South Portland, ME

Voices Appeared is a live multimedia performance and historical reconstruction of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film "La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc." Performed by the celebrated Orlando Consort, the project uses vocal works from the early part of the 15th century — coinciding with Joan of Arc’s lifetime — to accompany the classic silent film.

Guitar Man-Samuel James

Jan 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019 Johnson Hall Theater, 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME

With a voice of grit and gravel, roots musician Samuel James sings with an authenticity lost in time. A modern guitar master, James’s skill has a depth and range that seems impossible for a man with only two hands.

“Romeo & Juliet” and “Scheherazade” with the Portland Symphony Orchestra

Jan 27, 2019 - Jan 29, 2019 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME

Portland Symphony Orchestra conductor Eckart Preu conducts his first show since getting the job. The program features two Russian classics, Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”, as well as the world premiere of a work by Hawaiian composer Michael-Thomas Foumai.

The Gibson Brothers

Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019 Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

The Gibson Brothers' new album, Mockingbird, is a project 20 years in the making. The bluegrass duo played the Nashville game two decades ago but were told they were too "retro" for modern country music. Today, "authentic" and "outlaw," are buzzwords, and all three can describe the marvelous Mockingbird.

Voctave

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.

Dom Flemons --American Songster Tour

Mar 23, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019 Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

Dom Flemons is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons is considered an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and bones. He is a co-founder of Carolina Chocolate Drops

Outdoor Activities

US National Toboggan Championships 2019

Feb 8, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019 Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road Camden, ME

Amateurs and pro team compete on Camden's classic toboggan run for the fastest time. Sledders don crazy costumes for the wild ride on traditional toboggans down the icy track for the title of Champion. Camden Snow Bowl offer skiing and snowboarding plus sledding, tubing and ice skating all winter, but this is its biggest event.

Great Maine Outdoor Week 2019

Feb 8, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019 Many locations Many towns, ME

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events led by outdoor oriented organizations to help people connect with the natural world. Many activities are free and manageable by beginners. Events happen across the state, and may include snowshoeing, skijoring, sauna, star-gazing walks, fat biking, owl prowl, and more.

Tastings

The Story of Whiskey

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 17, 2019 Front Porch Piano Bar and Restaurant, 9 Shore Road Ogunquit, ME 03907

Experience the funny side of whiskey, with industry icon Robin Robinson. His show. "The Story of Whiskey," is a whiskey tasting and story telling and comedy trifecta!

Theater

"The Importance 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.

"A Fox On The Fairway"

Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019 Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Waterville, ME

This is a madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with golf. This hilarious romp mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over the top romantic shenanigans!

“Human Error”

Jan 25, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019 Public Theatre, 31 Maple Street Lewiston, ME

A blundering fertility doctor mistakenly implants the embryo of a latte-sipping liberal couple into the womb of a woman in an NRA-cardholding conservative family. That mistake produces an outrageously funny nine months as both couples attempt to become friends for the good of the child. It’s a timely and provocative new comedy by Eric Pfeffinger that asks, “Will our similarities ever outweigh our differences?”