Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Southern Maine Events Calendar
April 14th to April 20th  

Have an upcoming event? Let everyone know about it with the Local Events Calendar! Email Neil Ravin at with a brief description or press release.


Events for Tuesday April 14th    

Voting Down the Rose
12-1pm at the Maine Historical Society
MHS presents Anne B. Gass’s “Voting Down the Rose” on Tuesday, April 14, at 12 Noon. Gass’s book is a lively account of Maine native Florence Brooks Whitehouse’s efforts to win women voting rights in the decisive final years of the campaign, 1914-1920.
Visit for more information.

Beginner Swing Dance Classes
6-7pm at Mayo Street Arts
10 Mayo Street
Come learn Charleston basics in a fun and supportive environment. In addition to fun new moves, we’ll teach you how to connect with any partner on the dance floor, and build your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music.
Visit for more information.

Shakespeare Stage Story: The Tempest
11am at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine
The opening scene of The Tempest takes place on a ship at sea. Together we will act out the terrible storm that leads to a shipwreck in this magical play by William Shakespeare. This grand Shakespeariment is designed for all ages.
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Tuesday Trivia Night
8-11pm at Dogfish Bar and Grille
Every Tuesday at the Bar & Grille we will be having Trivia Night with our host Ryan Prosser! There is no cover charge, and we will be giving out a wide variety of prizes.
Visit for more information.


Events for Wednesday April 15th        

Dancing With The Staff – FINALE
7pm at the Windham Performing Arts Center
406 Gray Road in Windham
This fun filled community event features some of your favorite teachers, support staff, and community members dancing to support Project Graduation.
Tickets available at all RUS#14 schools and the door. Adults $10 / $5 Students.

Wednesday Night Stomp
7-9:30pm at Acoustic Artisans
594 Congress St (2nd Floor)
Join every Wednesday night for dancing to a variety of swing music. Come practice your new moves, shake off some mid-week stress and have a bunch of fun.
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Constructing Identity: Traci Molloy
4-6pm at AREA Gallery
Woodbury Campus Center on USM Portland Campus
Traci Molloy is a Brooklyn-based artist and social activist. This exhibition presents Molloy’s individual and collaborative mixed media works. Her residency project will feature collaborations with USM students and youth from The Center for Grieving Children Multicultural Program, on view at the time of the exhibition reception through May 1.
Visit for more information.

Who you gonna call? Graffiti Busters!
LearningWorks Graffiti Busters starts up next week. GraffitiBusters provides graffiti removal in the City of Portland from mid-April to mid-October under a contract with the City of Portland.  We provide this service as part of our service learning, as job training, and as an opportunity for young people to achieve their court mandated community service.
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Blame It On The Brain
2-4pm at St. Louis Church
279 Danforth Street in Portland
Join us for a FREE presentation about how the adolescent brain works and ways we can help our teenagers grow and stay resilient, confident and happy.
Visit or email for more information.


Events for Thursday April 16th  

Jenny Van West CD Release Party
7pm at Acoustic Artisans
Vocally-driven Americana artist Jenny Van West celebrates the release of her debut album, Something Real. Crossing the boundaries between country, swing, folk, blues, and indie singer-songwriter, Something Real presents a powerful new voice in American songwriting.
Visit for more information.

USM Youth Ensembles – Spring Instrumental Concert
7pm at Merrill Auditorium
This annual spring concert is a wonderful showcase of the talent and skill of southern Maine’s young musicians.
Visit for more information.

Down East Cider Dickering
4-7pm at The Thirsty Pig
Come try some ciders from Down East Cider, and bring some items that you want to dicker away.
Call 207-773-2469 for more information.


Events for Friday April 17th  

Spring Open House at The Language Exchange
7am-7pm at The Language Exchange
80 Exchange Street
Come to see our small welcoming school and join our other students who love language. This event is free and open to the public.
Visit for more information.

Spirited Ephemera: Cocktail and Liquor History Through Paper
5:30-7pm at the Maine Historical Society
Don Lindgren, owner of Rabelais – Fine Books on Food & Drink in Biddeford, will speak about the long history of alcohol production, distribution, marketing, sales, and culture.
Visit for more information.

Matthew Byrne
7-10pm at Acoustic Artisans
594 Congress Street
Matthew’s music reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to these basic elements. His live performance offers tasteful and honest interpretations of folk songs delivered with polished guitar work and powerful vocals.
Visit for more information.

Andy’s Old Port Pub
7-8pm at Andy’s Old Port Pub
94 Commercial Street
A quick one hour show featuring at least six local comics who know how to make you laugh!
Call 207-874-2639 for more information.


Events for Saturday April 18th

Portland Pirates vs. Providence (7:00pm)
Cross Insurance Arena in Portland
Visit for tickets & information.

Meet the Animals!
10:30-11am at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
Meet a real, live pet and talk to an animal caregiver about what it takes to have a pet in your life. Join a humane educator from the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk to learn about caring for the furry and feathered members of your family.
Visit for more information.

Gallery Talk with Sy Epstein
1pm at the Portland Museum of Art
This exhibition features artworks which reveal the breadth of experiences that we, as Americans, have engaged in with our coastlines.
Visit for more information.

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer
2pm at the Portland Museum of Art
This black comedy gently pokes fun at the mafia presence in Sicily from the 1970s through the 1990s, telling the story of a young man growing up in Palermo in that time.
Visit for more information.


Events for Sunday April 19th      

Pap John Kolstad
4pm at Acoustic Artisans
594 Congress Street
Legendary folk-blues singer, guitar player and entertainer Papa John Kolstad has been performing more than 40 years, blazing a musical trail across these United States. He is one of the legends in Minnesota and across the country from his many years performing through North America.
Visit or more information.

Beethoven’s Seventh
2:30-4:30pm at Merrill Auditorium
The third concert in the PSO’s three-season “Beethoven Cycle,” in which all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies will be performed by one orchestra and one conductor. A once-in-a-lifetime event!
Visit for tickets & information.

Beer Brunch
11am at The Thirsty Pig
No reservations. There will be a special event menu and beer list. Many Maine Brews as well as a few rare out of state stouts and porters. Including cask poured stout.
Call 207-773-2469

Taiko Drumming Fest
11am at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine
Our new Taiko Drumming exhibit opens this weekend – join us to hear some amazing percussive music from Japan, sample Japanese food, and more! Funded by the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.
Visit for more information.


Events for Monday April 20th    

Story Hour
10-11am at Pineland Farms
15 Farm View Drive in New Gloucese
Join us for an hour of good books and meeting new friends.
Visit for more information.

National poetry Month: Dr. Seuss
11:30am at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine
Did you know that it’s National Poetry Month? Let’s celebrate by reading so favorites from Dr. Suess!
Visit for more information.

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