CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Portland, Maine Area Festivals, Art, Sports & Entertainment Listings

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Jun 28, 2013 - May 30 Exhibit: This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil WarThe exhibit examines themes at the micro level of individual soldiers and others involved in the war, what items had meaning to them, leading them to save the items and pass them along to successive generations. Maine Historical Society
Oct 23, 2013 - Jun 1 Going Coastal: Humor, Parody, and Amusement of a Maritime NatureGoing Coastal celebrates how we have enjoyed ourselves in, alongside, and at the expense of the maritime world, and will trace the the transformation of watery amusements from shipboard traditions to sailor stereotypes and nautical nonsense ashore. Maine Maritime Museum
Jan 30 - Apr 27 Exhibit: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn MuseumFine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum presents more than 100 exceptional and rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection of American art. Dating from the late 18th through the mid-20th century Portland Museum of Art
Mar 1 - Aug 3 Exhibit: George Daniell: Picturing Monhegan Island/iThis spring, the PMA will showcase an intimate selection of photographs and drawings that George Daniell (United States, 1911-2002) created on Monhegan Island during the summer of 1936, at the advent of his artistic career. In search of adventure and esca Portland Museum of Art
Mar 1 - Oct 1 Ideals of Beauty: The NudeThis show explores the theme of the male and female nude in American art on the part of painters, sculptors, and printmakers. Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center
Mar 5 - Jun 4 Paintings by Anne Ireland '94Maine College of Art alum Anne Ireland grew up on a saltwater farm in Maine, where she returns every summer. Her intent is to "transform the iconic into the newly discovered...". Maine College of Art
Mar 15 - Jun 1 Exhibit: These Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime HistoryA selection of paintings, photography, and artifacts from MMM and private collections will highlight the perverse yet privileged place of weather in the eyes of the mariner. Maine Maritime Museum
Mar 22 - Jun 15 Exhibit: Preserving Creative Spaces: The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios ProgramThis documentary installation shines light on the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HAHS is a consortium of institutions across the United States committed to the conservation, interpretati Portland Museum of Art
Apr 1 - Apr 30 Birthday BashIf you celebrate your birthday in April, swipe your card at the promotional kiosk anytime during the month and you are guaranteed to win $5 to $1000 in Free Slot Play! Oxford Casino
Apr 2 - Apr 30 Live Music at the Bar & GrilleWednesday through Saturday we have the best line-up of live music in Southern Maine! Between our great local artists and artists brought in from around the country, our Wednesday Acoustic Open Mic night, Friday Happy Hour ft. Travis James Humphrey, and th Dogfish Bar & Grille
Apr 3 - May 21 Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria MansionSite-specific works by nationally-recognized artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin Richel, and Amy Yoes respond to the Mansion's original interiors, drawing on the Mansion's rich and evocative imagery as inspiration for thought-provo Victoria Mansion
    
Apr 4 - May 26 MHS Exhibit: From Slavery to MaineA number of former slaves, probably several hundred, settled in Maine during and after the Civil War. Some came through the auspices of Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, a native of Leeds and head of the Freedman's Bureau; some with individual soldiers, and others Maine Historical Society
Apr 7 - Jun 22 Winslow Homer Studio Tours: Spring SeasonOne of the most significant locations in the history of American art, the Winslow Homer Studio, located at Prouts Neck, Maine, is where the great American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived and painted many of his masterpieces from 1883 until his deat Portland Museum of Art
Apr 20 - Apr 26 Administrative Professionals Week at Kittery Premium Outlets Show your work ID or a note on business letterhead from your boss confirming you are an Administrative Professional and receive a free VIP coupon book providing great savings at over 60 designer outlet stores. Kittery Premium Outlets
Apr 21 - Apr 26 Allagash Brewery ToursWe would love to have you come the brewery for a visit and check out what we are up to. Our tours typically last around 30 minutes. Allagash Brewing
Apr 21 - Apr 27 April Vacation Week TrainsThe museum will be open from 9:30am-2pm, with trains on the hour from 10am-1pm. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum
Apr 22 - May 18 The Savannah Disputation by Evan SmithTheology and sharp-tongued quips intersect when aging sisters Mary and Margaret find themselves defending their Catholic beliefs to a young evangelist who knocks at their door. Faced with persistent cheerfulness, the two women call in their parish priest Portland Stage
Apr 24 90's Night with Hello Newman!The band "Hello Newman", a 90's cover band, plays the most favorite songs from the 1990's. Often with a horn section in tow, you are bound to have a great time when the band takes center stage! Weekly performances are scheduled till the end of time! Bull Feeney's
Apr 24 Ladies' Night (Every Thursday)Every Thursday, from 4-8pm, all ladies receive: A complimentary dessert at Oxford Express and a complementary entry into hourly drawings for a $50 Free Slot Play or the Grand Prize! Oxford Casino
Apr 24 Newsboys: We Believe TourGet ready to experience the Newsboys in an intimate venue, up close and personal with special guests Rapture Ruckus and 7eventh Time Down. These shows WILL sell out, so grab your tickets soon! City of Westbrook
Apr 24 Oyster ThursdayEvery Thursday, enjoy $1.55 oysters and a bartender's choice drink special in our bar/lounge (while supplies last). five fifty-five
    
Apr 25 The Local Pour TourThere's more to Portland than good beer. Find out what libations Portland has to offer on The Local Pour Tour! Maine Brew Bus
Apr 25 Friday Funday TourCome with us as we talk about the rich beer history in Maine, sample some of the local offerings, and meet some of the people behind the scenes at the breweries. We'll be visiting the following breweries: Maine Mead Works Salvage BBQ Sebago Brewing C Maine Beer Tours
Apr 25 Fridays on the FarmExplore life here on the farm. We'll collect eggs, milk a cow and help feed the farmyard animals. Pineland Farms
Apr 25 High Five FridayFridays are now High 5 Fridays! The jackpot starts at $500 in Free Slot Play. If it doesn't get hit, we roll it over to the next drawing and add $500 in Free Slot Play! Oxford Casino
Apr 25 - Apr 27 PMA Movies: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to EdenThis true-crime tale from the 1930s comes from the most unlikely of settings: the Galapagos Islands. A Berlin doctor and his mistress retreat there to begin a new life, and when the media sensationalized this “Adam and Eve” couple, others came following-i Portland Museum of Art
Apr 25 Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox) vs Trenton thunder (Yankees)The Eastern League Double A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. All home games are played at Hadlock Field, right in beautiful Portland, and consistently draw over 400,000 fans each summer. Portland Sea Dogs
Apr 25 VIP Ride to Peaks and Pints: Ben KeeneJoin us Friday, April 25th as we head to Lewiston to hear travel writer and author Ben Keene in a two-part book talk and beer tasting. Maine Brew Bus
Apr 26 Suds and Spirits TourThe Suds and Spirits Tour visits three unique locations in Portland, mixing both beer and spirits for a veritable boilermaker of a tour! Maine Brew Bus
Apr 26 The Beast Of The yEast TourThe Beast of the yEast Tour visits 4 different alcohol producers in East Bayside, an up and coming area of Portland commonly referred to as "yEast" Bayside. Maine Brew Bus
Apr 26 A Wine Walk on The West End: Sparkling WinesJoin Sommelier Erica Archer for our highly rated Wine (and food) Walk visiting Portland's vibrant restaurant scene. Learn a lot about wine and taste delicious foods. Wine Wise
    
Apr 26 - Nov 16 Art of the WyethsThis exhibition features a selection of works by various members of the Wyeth family: N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth, as well as Merle James, John McCoy, Henriette Wyeth Hurd, and Peter Hurd, thus exploring the legacy of one of America’s foremost artist f Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center
Apr 26 - Aug 24 Exhibit: Andrea Sulzer: New WorkPart of the PMA’s Circa series of exhibitions showcasing contemporary art, this monographic exhibition will feature newly created work by the Brunswick-based artist Andrea Sulzer. After an early career working in plant sciences and botanical illustration, Portland Museum of Art
Apr 26 First Class Food Sherpa TourEver wish you could hire your own "food sherpa" for an intimate tour of Portland's finest food establishments? Would you like to spend 2-3 hours feasting about town with an extremely knowledgeable guide on the local food scene? Then join us, and up to 5 a Maine Foodie Tours
Apr 26 Old Port Walking Culinary TourThis leisurely-paced walking tour carves a path through the streets of the charming Old Port! Our friendly and engaging tour guides will take you to 7 Old Port venues where you will have an opportunity to sample delectable, Maine-inspired foods and learn Maine Foodie Tours
Apr 26 Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox) vs Trenton thunder (Yankees)The Eastern League Double A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. All home games are played at Hadlock Field, right in beautiful Portland, and consistently draw over 400,000 fans each summer. Portland Sea Dogs
Apr 26 Saturday Hoppy Hour TourCome with us as we talk about the rich beer history in Maine, sample some of the local offerings, and meet some of the people behind the scenes at the breweries. We'll be visiting the following breweries (subject to change, pending brewery availability): Maine Beer Tours
Apr 26 Saturday Wake-up TourCome with us as we talk about the rich beer history in Maine, sample some of the local offerings, and meet some of the people behind the scenes at the breweries. We'll be visiting the following breweries (subject to change, pending brewery availability): Maine Beer Tours
Apr 26 - Dec 30 The Wyeths, Maine and the SeaThis exhibition will feature key examples by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, shown in the context of other works in the museum’s collection that depict or otherwise directly relate to the region’s long and distinguished maritime history. Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center
Apr 27 Brahms Symphony No. 3DVORAK: My Home (Mein Heim); RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 Portland Symphony Orchestra
Apr 27 Old Port Walking Culinary TourThis leisurely-paced walking tour carves a path through the streets of the charming Old Port! Our friendly and engaging tour guides will take you to 7 Old Port venues where you will have an opportunity to sample delectable, Maine-inspired foods and learn Maine Foodie Tours
    
Apr 27 Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox) vs Trenton thunder (Yankees)The Eastern League Double A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. All home games are played at Hadlock Field, right in beautiful Portland, and consistently draw over 400,000 fans each summer. Portland Sea Dogs
Apr 28 - May 3 Allagash Brewery ToursWe would love to have you come the brewery for a visit and check out what we are up to. Our tours typically last around 30 minutes. Allagash Brewing
Apr 28 Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox) vs Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies)The Eastern League Double A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. All home games are played at Hadlock Field, right in beautiful Portland, and consistently draw over 400,000 fans each summer. Portland Sea Dogs
Apr 28 Stories on the StaircaseA free story hour for children ages 3-5. Victoria Mansion
Apr 28 Team Trivia Night in Downtown PortlandEvery Monday night is TEAM TRIVIA Night in our Portland brewpub! Grab your smart friends and come on down. Sebago Brewing Company
Apr 29 Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox) vs Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies)The Eastern League Double A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. All home games are played at Hadlock Field, right in beautiful Portland, and consistently draw over 400,000 fans each summer. Portland Sea Dogs
Apr 29 Pub QuizTuesdays, year round. 8pm Ri Ra Irish Pub
Apr 30 Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox) vs Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies)The Eastern League Double A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. All home games are played at Hadlock Field, right in beautiful Portland, and consistently draw over 400,000 fans each summer. Portland Sea Dogs
Apr 30 Senior Day (Every Wednesday)Every Wednesday in March, from 9am-1pm, all guests 50 and older may receive: A complementary cookie and a complementary entry into hourly drawings Oxford Casino
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