Local Events

Local Events

Southern Maine Events Calendar
March 24th to March 30th  

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

Featured Event
Got Chocolate!
29th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling
Sunday, April 12th 1-4pm
Holiday Inn By the Bay
http://chocolateloversfling.org/

Events for Tuesday March 24th  

One City – One Book – One Film & Robotics Demonstration
3-4pm at the Portland Public Library
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is the official selection of the 2015 PCFF’s film-book-community collaboration sponsored by the Portland Public Library. To get in the spirit, the Portland High School Robotics Team will demonstrate some of their automaton creations.
Visit http://portlandlibrary.com/ for more information.

Beginner Swing Dance Classes
6-7pm at MayO Street Arts
10 Mayo Street in Portland
This 6-week progressive class starting 3/24 will get you out on the dance floor! Come learn Charleston basics in a fun and supportive environment.
Visit http://portlandswingproject.com/ for more information.

This Is Paradise: Book Talk & Signing
7pm at The Maine Irish Heritage Center
Corner of Gray & State in Portland.
The Maine Irish Heritage Center welcomes: Suzanne Stempek Shea and Mags Roirdan. Suzanne will be speaking about her remarkable book, “This is Paradise: An Irish mother’s grief, an African village’s plight, and the medical clinic that brought fresh hope to both,” about Mags’ work in Malawi Africa where she helped set up a medical clinic to honor her deceased son.
Visit http://maineirish.com/ for more information.

Red – PREVIEW
7:30pm at Portland Stage Company
A visually stunning drama that squares off abstract painter Mark Rothko against his young assistant in a battle over art and its role in our lives.
Visit http://portlandstage.org/ for tickets & information.

Dimmick Plays Batok
7:30-9:30pm at Merrill Auditorium
Visit http://portlandsymphony.org/ for tickets & information.

Events for Wednesday March 25th

Portland Pirates vs. St. John’s (7:00pm)
Cross Insurance Arena in Portland
Visit http://portlandpirates.com/ for tickets & information.

Beautiful Guitar Music
6-9pm at Andy’s Old Port Pub
Enjoy the sounds of guitar artist Brian Callaghan. All ages. No cover charge.
Visit http://callaghanmusic.com/ for more information.

I Learn America Screening With Filmmaker Jean-Michel Dissard
9:45-11:30AM at the USM Abromson Theater
Documentary filmmaker Jean-Michel Dissard will be in attendance at this year’s Portland Children’s Film Festival to work with students from Portland Public Schools, appear at a Q&A and attend the screening of his film I Learn America.
Visit http://portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com/ for more information.

Red – PREVIEW
7:30pm at Portland Stage Company
A visually stunning drama that squares off abstract painter Mark Rothko against his young assistant in a battle over art and its role in our lives.
Visit http://portlandstage.org/ for tickets & information.

Events for Thursday March 26th

Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald
7pm at Acoustic Artisans
594 Congress Street
Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald will perform an intimate acoustic concert, featuring the traditional music of Scotland and Cape Breton as well as contemporary selections.
Visit http://acousticartisans.com/ for more information.

Dancing With The Staff
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.

Red – PREVIEW
7:30pm at Portland Stage Company
A visually stunning drama that squares off abstract painter Mark Rothko against his young assistant in a battle over art and its role in our lives.
Visit http://portlandstage.org/ for tickets & information.

Free Wine and Cheese Tasting
4:30-6:30pm at Maine Beer and Beverage Co.
28 Monument Square in Portland
Join for a free wine and cheese tasting featuring fun spring wines and perfect wines for Easter with Andrew Kessler of National Distributors.
Visit http://mainebeerandbeverage.com/ for more information

Behavioral Health Homes Community Forum
5-6:30pm at the Dana Health Education Center
22 Bramhall Street in Portland
Join us for a brief presentation on Behavioral Health Homes – and exciting new way for adults and children on MaineCare to receive coordinated behavioral and physical health services.
Visit http://namimaine.org/events to RSVP and for more information.

Events for Friday March 27th

Portland Pirates vs. St. John’s (7:00pm)
Cross Insurance Arena in Portland
Visit http://portlandpirates.com/ for tickets & information

Celebrate Your Inner Diva
6-8:30pm in Downtown Brunswick
Gather you girlfriends for an evening of Fashion, Fun, Food & Frolic! Celebrate Your Inner Diva during a fabulous evening of pampering with diva-licious cocktails and appetizers, music and entertainment at the Knights of Columbus.
Visit http://brunswickdowntown.org/ for tickets & information.

Eastland Meets Westin
4-6pm at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel
A community curated collection of memorabilia from Portland’s most beloved hotel.
RSVP by 3/25 to susan.barry@westinportlandharborview.com.

Red – OPENING NIGHT
7:30pm at Portland Stage Company
A visually stunning drama that squares off abstract painter Mark Rothko against his young assistant in a battle over art and its role in our lives.
Visit http://portlandstage.org/ for tickets & information.

Motor Booty Affair Party for Hall School
7pm at the Italian Heritage Center
40 Westland Avenue in Portland
Come down to the Italian Heritage Center for some great music, dancing and fun to Portland’s funkiest dance band! You don’t have to be a Hall family to come to this event so go ahead and invite all your friends! Proceeds go to the Hall School PTO.
Visit http://on.fb.me/19Lcfdc for more information.

Fun and Witty Short Films for Families
5:30-6:30pm at Portland High School
This collection of short films is being shown as part of the March 25-29 Portland Children’s Film Festival, taking place at venues throughout Portland.
Visit http://portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com/ for more information.

CeleSoirée 2015
5:30-9pm at Ocean Gateway Terminal
Join the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project for a celebration of immigration through the circus arts. Ocean Gateway, on Portland’s waterfront, will transform into a high flying cathedral for Portland’s own Circus Conservatory of America!
Visit http://ilapmaine.org/ for more information.

Petit Déjeuner Du Vendredi
7:30-8:30am at The Language Exchange
Croissants, baguette, confiture, beurre, cafe au lait…these breakfasts are for beginning through advanced students who want to practice French in a relaxed setting.
Visit http://immersionprograms.com/ for more information.

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland
10am-5pm at the Maine Historical Society
The exhibition uses the Longfellow House as a prism to explore how Portland has grown and changed over more than 230 years.
Visit http://mainehistory.org/ for more information.

The Funny Friday Competition
7-8pm at Andy’s Old Port Pub
A quick one hour show featuring at least six local comics who know how to make you laugh!
Visit http://on.fb.me/1Dsf6Ek for more information.

Events for Saturday March 28th

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

Haddock Dinner
5pm at the Living Waters Church
197 Parker Farm Road in Buxton
Haddock dinner including assorted casseroles, salads, veggies, desserts, & beverages.
Suggested donation: adults – $8, children – $4 and family – $20.

EqualityMaine Foundation Annual Awards Gala & Silent Auction
5:30-10:30pm at the Holiday Inn by the Bay
EqualityMaine is the state-wide equal rights and advocacy organization for the LGBT community. The Gala & Silent Auction is our largest fundraiser to support our educational programs and services.

This year’s event will include a silent auction, seated dinner, live entertainment and dancing. The hosts for the evening are Blake and Eva from the Coast 93.1 Morning Show.
Visit http://eqaulitymaine.org/gala for more information.

Baked Bean / Macaroni and Cheese Supper
5-6:30pm at the First Parish Congregational Church
116 Maine Street in Yarmouth
Featured are three types of baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, homemade pies and biscuits and beverages.
Adults $8 / Children $4

2015 Old House Trade Show
10am-5pm at the Holiday Inn by the Bay
Learn about products and services, and find out how to improve energy efficiency for your older house. Featuring meet the expert sessions, workshops and presentations, plus over 50 exhibitors from throughout New England!
Visit http://portlandlandmarks.org/ for more information.

Le Corsaire
2pm and 7pm at the Maine State Ballet Theater
A swashbuckling romantic comedy- dashing pirates, captive maidens and daring rescues!
Visit http://mainestateballet.org/ for tickets & information.

One City – One Book – One Film & Robotics Demonstration
1pm at the Portland Public Library
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is the official selection of the 2015 PCFF’s film-book-community collaboration sponsored by the Portland Public Library. To get in the spirit, the Portland High School Robotics Team will demonstrate some of their automaton creations.
Visit http://portlandlibrary.com/ for more information.

Events for Sunday March 29th

Maine Red Claws vs. Grand Rapids Drive (7:00pm)
Portland Expo
Visit http://maineredclaws.com/ for tickets & information.

Comedian Bob Marley
6:30-8pm at Scarborough High School
Join for a night of laughs and a 50/50 drawing!
Tickets available at the door. Visit http://bmarley.com/ for more information.

2015 Old House Trade Show
10am-4pm at the Holiday Inn by the Bay
Learn about products and services, and find out how to improve energy efficiency for your older house. Featuring meet the expert sessions, workshops and presentations, plus over 50 exhibitors from throughout New England!
Visit http://portlandlandmarks.org/ for more information.

Le Corsaire
2pm at the Maine State Ballet Theater
A swashbuckling romantic comedy- dashing pirates, captive maidens and daring rescues!
Visit http://mainestateballet.org/ for tickets & information.

Skippyjon Jones
11am at Merrill Auditorium
Skippyjon Jones wants to be the best Chihuahua ever. Not just any Chihuahua, but a swashbuckling, sword-fighting, romantically noble one.
Visit http://portlandovations.com for more information.

Events for Monday March 30th    

Story Hour
10-11am at Pineland Farms
Join in for an hour of good books and meeting new friends. A light snack will be provided.
Visit http://pinelandfarms.com/ for more information.

Terry Winters: Printed Matters
Since making his first print in 1982, Terry Winters has created more than 110 editions, including numerous multi-sheet portfolios. This exhibition considers Winters’s use of the printed image as a resource for experimentation, invention, and collaboration.
Visit http://colby.edu/museum for hours & information.


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