Ongoing Events

02/25/17 to 01/21/18

Farnsworth Art Museum: Women

In 2017 the Farnsworth is presenting two major exhibitions featuring the work of women who have played important roles in twentieth-century American art, both of whom also had deep connections to Maine:  Marguerite Zorach and Louise Nevelson.



Goodwill’s Little Black Dress Event

It has become trendy to seek out that elusive little black dress at Goodwill locations instead of paying rack price at mainstream retailers. With donations changing daily, you never know when or where that perfect little black dress will appear. 100% of every dollar contributed to the Goodwill Veteran’s Fund is distributed directly back Maine veterans and their families. So join us to celebrate the Little Black Dress and help us raise funds for Goodwill’s Veterans Fund at our annual Little Black Dress Event!

04/28/17 to 04/30/17

the Summer King: The Josh Gibson Story

Hit the road with Portland Ovations for the ultimate “away game” when hometown hero Daniel Sonenberg’s The Summer King receives its fully-staged premiere at the esteemed Pittsburgh Opera. Featuring celebratory meals at Pittsburgh’s signature eateries, visits to the Steel City’s most famous cultural institutions, and our very own backstage-at-the-opera event, this Destination Pittsburgh weekend promises something for opera lovers, baseball fans and cultural omnivores alike. As the lead commissioner of The Summer King, Ovations is proud to share the evolution of this work as it hits the national stage. Multi-tier travel packages will be available, proceeds of which will benefit Portland Ovations.



Maine Business Hall of Fame South

The Maine Business Hall of Fame South recognizes individuals who have made a lasting impact on both our economy and our community. Now in its 28th year, this is one of our most popular events. Join us for a night of delicious food and inspiring company, and celebrate the careers of three remarkable contributors to Maine’s economy.

The 2017 Laureates:

Bill Burke, Chairman of Portland Sea Dogs

Melissa Smith, President and CEO of WEX Inc.

Rob Tod, Founder of Allagash Brewing Company


Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

In Mo Willems’ beloved books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In We Are in a Play!, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. Asking the fundamental questions of childhood—What do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy?—while backed by nutty singers The Squirrelles. The duo even gets the audience involved in the action. The whole family will be doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all day and night!

Additional Information: 60 minutes; geared for ages 4+

Tickets $15


06/16/17 to 06/18/17

Trek Across Maine 2017

The Trek Across Maine is a 3-day, 180 mile cycling event from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast. As the largest fundraising event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the trek has raised more than $24 million in the past 30+ years. Join more than 2,000 cyclists and 750 volunteers on this one of a kind journey.