Local Events

Local Events

Southern Maine Events Calendar
April 26th – May 3rd

Have an upcoming event? Let everyone know about it with the Local Events Calendar!
Email Hayley Smith-Rose at hsmithrose@portlandradiogroup.com with a brief description.

Tuesday, April 26th

Under the Influence

Absu with Shabti, Hessian, and Feral

  • 8:00pm @ SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland
  • The music of Absu has been described as mysterious, magical, majestic, powerful and progressive, with recognizable elements of death metal, black metal, thrash, Celtic, folk, jazz fusion, prog-rock, ambient, and psychedelic music.
  • For more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503694

AUDITIONS: The Odd Couple (Female Version)

  • 6:30pm @ Freeport Performing Arts Center
  • Freeport Players is holding open auditions for Neil Simon’s comedy The Odd Couple (Female Version). Roles for adults (2 men / 6 women) 35-60 (more or less).
  • For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1671349026459930

American Red Cross Blood Drive

  • 11:00am-4:00pm @ Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland
  • The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to donate blood this spring to ensure a sufficient supply for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.
  • For more information, call: 1-800-RED CROSS

Wednesday, April 27th

Afrobeat Wednesday

Sign Making Party + Dancing

  • 7:00pm @ SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland
  • India Street Public Health Center is at risk of being defunded and closed under the Portland city managers purposed budget. Meet at SPACE to make signs for the May 1 rally, dance, and work on your statement for the May 2 hearing (if you desire!). Bring art supplies (we will have some) and your dancing shoes!
  • For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Saveindiastreet


  • 7:30pm @ Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave, Portland
  • This playful romp ultimately illuminates the buoyancy and resilience of the human spirit as it comes up against everyday life in this side-splitting satire. The Artistic Perspective Discussion will feature Jeffrey Selinger, Assistant Professor of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College.
  • For more information: https://portlandstage.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Sj0000001PaaDEAS

Thursday, April 28th

Gang of Thieves

  • 8:00pm @ Portland House of Music, 25 Temple Street, Portland
  • Show is 18+. Playing with guest A Might Lion. Doors at 8pm and show at 9pm. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show.
  • For more information: http://www.portlandhouseofmusic.com/event/gang-of-thieves-2/

Furry Tales Story & Adventure Hour

  • 10:00am-11:00am @ the Humane Education Room at the Animal Welfare Society, Holland Road, West Kennebunk
  • Preschoolers are invited to discover the exciting world of animals with stories, playtime, crafts songs, movement, and animal time. The event is free to attend, though donations are appreciated.
  • For more information: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/news-events/events-calendar/.

GORP — A Party to Support Portland Trails

Loren And Mark

  • 8:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • 7pm doors and 8pm show. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of. Tommy Emmanuel, Australian guitar legend. Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians.
  • For more information: https://onelongfellowsquare.com/event-registration/?ee=458

Friday, April 29th

MECAmorphosis 2016, Runway Fashion Show

  • 7:00pm @ Maine College of Art, ICA, 522 Congress St., Portland
  • Doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets required. The Runway Fashion Show at Maine College of Art features work by students in our Textile & Fashion Design Program, and raises critical scholarship funds to educate the next generation of artists.
  • For more information: http://mecamorphosis2016.brownpapertickets.com/

In Sensorium, MECA BFA Thesis Exhibition 2016

  • 11:00am-5:00pm @ Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland
  • April 29 – May 21, Wednesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm, Thursday until 7pm. In Sensorium is a four-part exhibition of thesis works from the graduating senior class at Maine College of Art. Free Admission
  • For more information: meca.edu

Sidecar Radio

Lost Dog Street Band

  • 8:30pm @ Port City Blue
  • Lost Dog Street Band is a trio from Tennessee. Knitting together musical influences from traditional country, old time, and blues Ashley Mae and Benjamin Tod continue to refine what is their original take on American storytelling songs.
  • For more information: www.lostdogstreetband.com

Dead Sessions

You Won’t w/ Jocelyn Mackenzie (of Pearl and the Beard)

  • 8:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • 7pm doors and 8pm show. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of. You Won’t is the musical duo of Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri, who first met as teenage thespians in a leafy suburb of Boston.
  • For more information: https://onelongfellowsquare.com/event-registration/?ee=483


Saturday, April 30th


  • 10am-12pm @ YMCA in Casco Bay, Greater Portland, Northern York County, and Pineland
  • The Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. This event is fun for the whole family, free for all, and occurring at all four branches.
  • For more information: www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

Pete Kilpatrick Band CD Release Party

Cooking Class: Authentic Guatemalan Lunch

  • 10:00am-1:00pm @ Immigrant Kitchens, 28 Cove Rd., Freeport
  • Learn how to make Guatemalan soup, chili sauce and handmade tortillas with chef-author Lindsay Sterling in her home kitchen. Enjoy cooking and eating a delicious Guatemalan meal. $60 includes instruction and lunch.
  • For more information: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/immigrant-kitchens-9004434894

Tribal Seeds

Haddock Dinner

  • 5:00pm at Living Waters church, 197 Parker Farm Rd, Buxton
  • Haddock dinner including assorted casseroles, salads, veggies, desserts, & beverages. Suggested donation: adults -$8, children – $4 and family – $20

Hillsong United

  • 7:00pm @ Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Sq, Portland
  • With special guest Lauren Daigel. Tickets are $29.50 to $46.50.
  • For more information: http://www.ticketmaster.com/hillsong-united-portland-maine-04-30-2016/event/01005051CBD58743?brand=cia&CAMEFROM=CFC_CROSSARENA_WEB_VEN


Sunday, May 1st

Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K and Fun Run, “GO FOR BAROQUE….OUT AND BACH”

  • 9:00am @ Intersection of Old Pennellville Road and Pennellville Road, Brunswick
  • CYO offers a Coastal String Ensemble group for musicians with some experience, from elementary up through high school, and a Fiddleheads group for junior musicians.
  • For more information: coastalyouthorchestra.org

Friends of Willow Rabbit Rescue Fundraiser

  • 11am-1pm @ Eye of Henna, 142 High St., Portland
  • Get some beautiful Henna art work done while helping homeless rabbits in Maine!
  • For more information: friendsofwillow.org

Save India Street Rally

  • 1:00pm @ Lincoln Park, Portland
  • India Street Public Health Center is at risk of being defunded and closed under the Portland city managers purposed budget. There will be a lineup of local leaders, activists, and performers, speaking out and inspiring action to save India Street!
  • For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Saveindiastreet

Kitten Shower and Foster Open House!

  • 1:00pm @ Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
  • Please join us to learn about fostering with Coastal Humane Society and the Lincoln County Animal Shelter! Kitten season is upon us and we are in crucial need of loving families to provide safe, comfortable haven to young animals and moms-to-be. Please RSVP by emailing foster@coastalhumanesociety.org.
  • For more information: http://brunswickdowntown.org/events/kitten-shower-and-foster-open-house/


Monday, May 2nd

Public Hearing on the City’s budget

  • 5:00pm @ City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland
  • India Street Public Health Center is at risk of being defunded and closed under the Portland city managers purposed budget. Please join us in speaking out against the cuts to India Street Public Health!
  • For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Saveindiastreet

Decompression Chamber Music

  • 6:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201 Portland
  • Decompression Chamber Music is an informal, entertaining introduction to small ensemble chamber music and is offered as a rush hour concert to allow people to catch an hour of music to decompress from their day. 5pm doors and 6pm show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of.
  • For more information: https://onelongfellowsquare.com/event-registration/?ee=488

Beginner Swing Dance Class

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm @ Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford
  • You’ll get clear instruction and lots of time to practice. The bonus? A little exercise and you’ll meet some new people! You don’t need any previous dance experience and you don’t need a partner. It’s low pressure and lots of fun.
  • For more information: http://lindymaine.weebly.com/classes.html

Tuesday, May 3rd

The Sheepdogs

Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live: Tess Gerritsen

  • 7:00pm @ One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, #201, Portland
  • The third event in the MaineVoices Live series will feature Tess Gerritsen, the internationally bestselling author of more than 15 works, including her latest Playing with Fire. The conversation will be led Portland Press Herald Features Writer, Ray Routhier.
  • For more information: https://onelongfellowsquare.com/event-registration/?ee=491

PSO Beethoven’s 5th

  • 7:30pm @ Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland
  • METANA Overture to The Bartered Bride, KORNGOLD Violin Concerto, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, Robert Moody, conductor, Christoph Koncz, violin, Portland Symphony Orchestra
  • For more information: http://www.portlandmaine.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=2798

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