Mad Horse Theatre

Mad Horse Theatre Company presents “When We were Young and Unafraid” by Sarah Treem, from Sept 29 to Oct 23. Set in 1972, before Roe v. Wade, the play explores questions of sex, power, violence and femininity. Contributed / Mad Horse Theatre


“Immigration Stories: Exploring the Diverse Cultural Heritage of the Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell Communities”: Pejepscot History Center, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, through December.

“Maine Perspectives:” AIGA Summer Poster Show, Portland Public Library, Lower Level, 5 Monument Square, Portland, to Oct. 8,

Pulped Under Pressure: USM’s Glickman Library, 96 Falmouth St., 7th floor Great Reading Room, Portland. On view to December,

Rachel Mason Burger: The Art Gallery at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, to Oct. 4.

Running With Scissors 6×6 and Open Studios: Belleflower Brewing, 66 Cove St., Portland, through October.

“Scenes of Maine”: An Annual Exhibition of Paintings: Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland. Through October,


“The Lives of the Jewelers,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, through Oct. 9,

Tom Paiement: “The Anxiety of Possibilities”: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. Through Oct. 29,

Friday 10/7

First Friday Art Walk: 5-7 p.m., Portland downtown, Old Port. Free.


Casco Bay Artisans: 68 Commercial St., Building A, Portland,


Maine Art Collective: multimedia experience run by 14 Maine artists using media ranging from sculpture to jewelry, painting to photography. Maine Art Collective, 18 Exchange St., Portland.


Friday 9/30

PMA Films: “Three Minutes: A Lengthening”: 2 p.m., presented with Maine Jewish Film Festival at Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, $7+,

“The Territory:: 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Immersive look at the fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by illegal settlers, $9,

Wednesday 10/5

“Blood Diner”: 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Deranged cult-classic exploitation parody from 1987; director Jackie Kong will be live for a Q+A, $9,



Apohadion Theater: 107 Hanover St., Portland,

Frontier Theater: 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

Merrill Film Society: watch movies on your own and join a Zoom discussion. Email Mike at [email protected] for an invitation.

Southworth Planetarium: 96 Falmouth St., Portland, in person,


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick Free admission,


Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland. “Snow in the Jungle” Oct. 8 to Nov. 13, ideal for ages 4-9 and their families. $15.

Maine Historical Society – “Northern Threads: Two Centuries of Dress”: Part II on view through Dec. 31, 489 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Jewish Museum: “Color Fields,” Joan Busing; “Generational Layers: Gerstenblatt-Berg Family Collage Portraits,” Paula Gerstenblatt; “Following the Light,” Judy Glickman Lauder, through Oct. 28. First Friday Art Walk 5-8 p.m. Oct. 7, 267 Congress St., Portland.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts: Claire Seidl and Rose Marasco, through Oct. 8, 15 Middle St., 3A, Portland,

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Bowdoin College, 255 Maine St., Brunswick,

Portland Observatory: 138 Congress St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday for 45-minute guided tours. Details at


Tate House Museum: Tours on the hour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday until Oct. 29, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Masks may be required. Free-$16, reserve at

Victoria Mansion: 10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. to Oct. 31, 109 Danforth St., Portland. Free-$35,

Saturday 10/8

Tate House Museum presents ColoniAle 2022: 3-6 p.m., 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Find out what you don’t know about making beer in colonial times and take a special guided tour. $20/$25,


Friday 9/30

Billy Ocean: 8 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $45-$59.50.

Héritier Watanabe: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30-$150,

Kevin O’Leary’s MARS: 7 p.m., The Studio Theatre, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, $25,

Open Stage: 6-9 p.m., Three of Strong Spirits, 35B Diamond St., Portland. Music, juggling, dance, comedy, and whatever other talents guests may have are welcome,

Stu Mahan & Jeff Beam: 6 p.m. Portland Lobster Co., 180 Commercial St., Portland.

Saturday 10/1

Adam Swanson Music Workshop: 1:30 p.m., on the history of Ragtime and early jazz,  Cadenza 5 Depot St., Freeport.

Katie Daggett & Ed DesJardins: 7 p.m., Cadenza 5 Depot St., Freeport.

Capisic: 8:30 p.m., EPrRelease party and night of New England punk rock, Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland.

Caroline: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland.

CascoBay UkeFest: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. $10-$20,

Mark Schultz with special guest Right Hand Shade: 8 p.m., Mended Heart Ministries Cornerstone Baptist Church, 771 Lewiston Road, Topsham.

Palaver Strings: A Brilliant Escape: 7 p.m., Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress Street, Portland.

Panorama: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland. $15.50 $19.50.

Thursday 10/6

King Princess: The Hold On Baby Tour: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St, Portland. $30.

Friday 10/7

Mary Gauthier & Jaimee Harris: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Organ Recital by Hentus van Rooyen: 7 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Taylor Tomlinson: 6 & 9 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $28.25-$158.25,

Warren Zeiders: The Up To No Good Tour: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St, Portland. $25.

Saturday 10/8

Anya Marina & Nikki Glaser: 7 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland.

Aztec Two-Step: 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland.

Dirty Deeds: 9 p.m., Aura Maine, 121 Center St, Portland. $19+.

The Fringe 50th Anniversary featuring Francisco Mela: 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland. $20.

Symbio: Swedish Hurdy-Gurdy & Accordion Duo: 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $22-$27.


80’s n Retro Party: rotating DJs last Saturday of every month, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland.

Afrobeat Saturdays: 9 p.m. Saturdays, Aura Maine, 121 Center St., Portland,

Darlin’ Corey: 6 p.m. first Friday of the month through December, Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland.

Foundation Friday: second Friday of the month, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. Community. Dance. Music. Love. See for time.

Fourth Friday Jazz with rotating special guest:8-11 p.m., The Dogfish Company, 128 Free St., Portland.

Irish Music Night: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland,

Karaoke: 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. every Thursday, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave., South Portland.

Open DJ Night: Every Tuesday at Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. Bring records, CDs, or controller; all formats/genres welcome.

Sunday Open Mic: 3-7 p.m. every Sunday, O’Donoghue’s Pub, 103 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Under the Covers: 8-11:30 p.m., third Friday of the month, Seasons Grille, 155 Riverside St., Portland. Free.


“Chicago”: Oct. 7 & 8, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. $45-$80,

“Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Again”: Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, Footlights Theatre, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. $20,

“Jekyll and Hyde The Musical”: Through Oct. 2, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. $20-$25,

Kevin O’Leary’s MARS: Sept. 28-30 & Oct. 1, The Studio Theatre at 25A Forest Ave., Portland, $25,

“The Great Leap”: Through Oct. 2, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. Post-show Curtain Call Sept. 25,

“The Lifespan of a Fact”: Good Theater is proud to open its 20th anniversary season Oct. 5-30 at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. $30,

“When We Were Young and Unafraid”: Sept 29-Oct 23, Mad Horse Theatre Company, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Make a reservation and pay after the performance,

Saturday 10/7

Dylan Adler’s Hit That Track – Comedy Special: 7 p.m., Maine House Of Comedy, 77 Free St., Portland.


Monday of the Minds: A CommUNITY Hip Hop Showcase: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. every second and fourth Monday, Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland.

Portland Swing Project: swing dance classes for all levels, Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland.

Thursday Night Comedy: 7 p.m. every Thursday, Stroudwater Distillery, 28 Resurgam Place, Portland. Hosted by Ian MacDonald. Weekly rotating lineup. $10 online or in person,

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