Kneeling art

Kneeling Art Photography Project will take place from 8-9 p.m. in Monument Square, Portland, on May 7. The social justice/art project explores the take-a-knee gesture. Anita Clearfield


“A Congregation of Birds,” through May 15 at Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. Free, for details and COVID-19 protocols.

Creative Portland’s “2020 Vision: Past, Present, & Future” online show available through April,

“East End in Bloom,” installation of flowers through May at East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland.

“Kajak!”, virtual exhibit through May at Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

Maine Jewish Museum, Gerry Holzman, Penelope Jones & Michelle Hauser, through May 7, open 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday at 67 Congress St., Portland.

“Quarries, Light on Stone,” by April Jerome, through April 29, Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.


Virtual Art Auction, Maine Jewish Museum, bidding open to May 9, auction link at

“Works on Paper an Annual Exhibit of Paintings and Drawings,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through April 29. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. Free,

Thursday 4/29

Art4Good, focuses on how the arts can be used to make the world a better place, presented by Chocolate Church Arts Center. Free. Visit for details.

Saturday 5/1

Paintings in Oil on Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., opening day of monthlong exhibit, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland. Free,


Maine Pottery Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ash Cove Potter celebrates its 36th year and the Maine Pottery Tour. Demos at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 75 Ash Cove Road, Harpswell. Free,

Friday 5/7

Kneeling Art Photography Project, 8-9 p.m., Monument Square, Portland. Community social justice/art project with LumenARRT! explores Take-A-Knee gesture. Includes live performances by New Moon Ensemble, West African drumming and blues from The Ideal Maine Social Aid and Sanctuary Band.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, entire collection searchable online along with selected exhibits, Visit From Home activities,

Elizabeth Moss Galleries, open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, U.S. Route 1 in the Falmouth Shopping Center.


MMPA Antidote, by Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Readers are also invited to send images.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, collections and exhibitions online at

Portland Museum of Art, browsable collections, videos and podcasts at, scroll down to “Stay Connected!”

Space Gallery exhibitions on display, 538 Congress St., Portland.


Maine Jewish Film Festival Weekend Edition, two films and one discussion one weekend per month through June. Visit for details and tickets.



Apohadion Theater, virtual screenings via

Frontier, virtual cinema via


Classical Uprising, through June,

POPS!: “Tango Caliente!,” April 28 through May 28, PSO Music Director Eckart Preu conducts a digital concert of tangos and more, featuring Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla,

Wednesday 4/28

Tune-Yards, 9 p.m. livestream via State Theatre. $15. Ticket link at


Thursday 4/29

Palaver Strings presents Metamorphosis, 7:15 p.m. pre-concert via Zoom, 8 p.m. concert via State Theatre’s Facebook page and YouTube. Free. and

CAAMP, 9 p.m. livestream via State Theatre. $23. Ticket link at

Friday 4/30

The Jessica Rabbits, 7 p.m., five-piece jazz combo livestream from Cadenza in Freeport.

Saturday 5/1


“Thanks in Variations,” 3-6 p.m. open-air interactive musical space by Classical Uprising, Thompson’s Point South Garden, Portland. Free, more at

Live Music, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St. Free, band TBD,

Saturday 5/8

Mallett Brothers Band, 5:30-7 p.m., hosted by Chocolate Church Arts Center outside Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $25,


317 Main Community Music Center, 30-minute concerts featuring teaching artists at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays on Instagram, Facebook and Vimeo, and at under “Listen.” Open mic every other week on Zoom. Sign up at [email protected] Free.


Cadenza, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, livestream via Facebook. $18-$20. Visit for schedule and Eventbrite ticket links.

DaPonte String Quartet, digital content posted at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on YouTube.

Irish Night at Blue, 8 p.m. Wednesdays via Facebook Live.

Jazz Sesh Facebook Group hosted by Blue at 9 p.m. Tuesdays,

Live From the Green Room, 8 p.m. livestream by Brunswick musician Pete Kilpatrick every Saturday.

Maine Music Makes Community Sing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month via Zoom, hosted by Brunswick Sings!


Out of the Blue livestreaming series by Port City Blue. Various dates.

State Theatre of Portland livestreaming shows via Facebook,


“Bad Dates,” by Theresa Rebeck, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 7 p.m., select in-person performances to May 2; on demand April 28 through May 16, $23-$63. One-woman comedy about shoe-obsessed divorcee who re-enters the world of dating,

Stroudwater Comedy Series, 7-10 p.m. every Thursday, Stroudwater Distillery, 4 Thompsons Point, Portland. $10,

Saturday 5/1

A Dramatic Affair, 8-9:30 p.m., readings of three new theater pieces by three of Maine’s best-known dramatists: Brent Askari, Bess Welden and Monica Wood. Congregation Bet Ha’am, via Zoom, South Portland,

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