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POP! Auction and benefit

  • When: 05:30pm-Close
  • Where: 58 Fore St, Portland
  • More Information: 207.773.3150

Kick off Portland Ovations’ 2014-15 season in style at POP!, our annual auction benefi t. A waterfront warehouse is transformed into a bustling indoor street fair with “pop-up” performances, delicious foods from Southern Maine’s best-loved restaurants, and extraordinary auction items — including some Ovations’ exclusives! Join your fellow arts patrons for an evening of incredible sights, sounds and savory bites, all to support Ovations Offstage and our 84-year legacy of connecting people of all backgrounds and ages to the performing arts in Portland. $35.00


First Friday Art Walk

  • When: 05:00pm-07:00pm
  • Where: 154 Middle St, Portland
  • More Information: 207.772.3373

The Portland Art Gallery welcomes the public for First Friday Art Walk with Art Collector Maine artists. Refreshments will be served and artists will be on hand to discuss their work.

Free The Girls Fundraiser

  • When: 05:00pm-08:00pm
  • Where: 92 Exchange St, Portland
  • More Information: 207.842.6000

Aristelle is pleased to be hosting an evening for Jonathan Couture Photography as well as a fundraising party for the 'Free the Girls' charity. Bring a gently used bra and you will be entered to win a pair of $550 silk pajamas by Fleur of England. The bras will be donated to the charity ‘Free the Girls’ to help formerly trafficked women start new lives. The event will feature stunning boudoir photography from professional photographer Jonathan Couture.

Metropolis Ensemble "Brownstone"

  • When: 05:30pm-Close
  • Where: 109 Danforth St, Portland
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

What would a house sound like if it could sing? Part electroacoustic concert, part installation, Metropolis Ensemble’s Brownstone is at once experimental and experiential. Sited among the majestic rooms at Portland’s Victoria Mansion, the soundscape will fi ll halls and stairways, creating a sonic tapestry of instruments blending in different ways depending on one’s location — resulting in a First Friday experience like no other. The Metropolis Ensemble, created and led by Maine native Andrew Cyr, is an exciting, Brooklyn-based chamber orchestra dedicated to classical music in its most contemporary forms. $50.00

Vinfest Dinne/Dance

  • When: 05:30pm-11:00pm
  • Where: The Vineyard at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Rd, Lincolnville
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

Our annual harvest dinner/dance is back! Join us for an unforgettable evening in the vineyard featuring a multi-course dinner featuring some of Maine's top chefs, Cellardoor wine, and dancing to spectacular live performances by Frenchie Davis, Vonda Shepherd and iconic pop/funk band K.C. and The Sunshine Band.


Vinfest Dessert/Concert

  • When: 08:00pm-11:00pm
  • Where: The Vineyard at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Rd, Lincolnville
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

For those who are unable to join us for the full evening of Friday night’s VinFest Dinner/Dance, we offer tickets for the dessert and concert portion of the evening. From 8-11PM, we invite you into our vineyard tent to enjoy cocktails, nibble on decadent desserts and sing and dance to live music by iconic pop/funk band K.C. and The Sunshine Band. $85.00 per person


Paws on Parade 2014

  • When: 08:00am-Close
  • Where: Bangor
  • More Information: 207.942.8902

Now in its twenty-first year, Paws on Parade is Bangor Humane Society's annual fundraising event and celebration of pets to benefit the animals at the shelter awaiting forever homes. Over a mile long, the route runs from the Bangor Waterfront through Downtown Bangor and meets back by the water. Walk with your dog or with a human companion, or simply sponsor a Paws participant!

The Harvest Party

  • When: 07:00pm-11:00pm
  • Where: The Vineyard at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Rd, Lincolnville
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

As our VinFest weekend starts to wind down, join us in the vineyard for a second evening to celebrate the harvest season. We will be transforming our vineyard tent into our Harvest Party, featuring gourmet food stations by Megunticook Market, wine and cocktails and of course dancing to live music by DJ Jon, Chaka Khan and Salt-N-Pepa. $100.00 per person


Celebration of Art in Nature

  • When: 04:00pm-06:00pm
  • Where: 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth
  • More Information: 207.781.2330

The Maine Audubon presents this closing celebration of the June LaCombe sculpture gallery. An exhibition and sale of 85 sculptures in the visitors’ center, trails and gardens will take place.

Art Sale at MECA

  • When: 06:00pm-Close
  • Where: 522 Congress St, Portland
  • More Information: 207.775.5098

Collect is a chance to discover emerging artists, view new work by established artists, and build your own collection while supporting MECA's scholarship fund and participating artists.  The art sale will feature a unique, diverse and unexpected array of work in a variety of genres with a range of sizes, prices and media, including original furniture, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, prints, photography, textiles, drawings, and more.


Farm to Sea Auction

  • When: 06:00pm-Close
  • Where: Westin Hotel, Portland
  • More Information: 207.236.3000

Farm to Sea Auction to benefit Wayfinder Schools.


Fall Festival

  • When: 10:00am-Close
  • Where: 184 Burnett Rd, Freeport
  • More Information: 207.865.4469

Wolfe's Neck Farm hosts the annual Fall Festival on its property. This wholesome family festival features activities and demonstrations, live music, haybale climbing, face painting, animal interactions, tasty local food and more. We run our Pumpkin Hayrides during the festival – take a tractor ride out to our pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin.

Back To The Roots

  • When: 03:00pm-05:00pm
  • Where: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor WInery, 367 Youngtown Rd, Lincolnville
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

As the temperature begins to drop, we find ourselves at the heart of the harvest season. Join us in our Farmhouse in Lincolnville as we discover earthy pairings with our Back To The Roots Pairings 101 class. $35.00 per person

Opening Reception: Sally Caldwell Fisher

  • When: 05:00pm-07:00pm
  • Where: 1 Chase Hill Rd, Kennebunk
  • More Information: 207.204.0096

Gallery on the Grand welcomes the public for an opening reception of Art Collector Maine Artist Sally Caldwell Fisher. Light refreshments will be served.


Trust Trail Fest

  • When: 01:00pm-Close
  • Where: 57 Gravelly Brook Road, Kennebunkport
  • More Information: 207.967.3465

Join Kennebunkport Conservation Trust for its first annual Trust Trail Fest which will include a 5K, 10K and kids 1K discovery race. There will be music and food as well on site for this family friendly event.


Conservation Leadership Awards

  • When: 05:00pm-07:00pm
  • Where: 11 Inn Rd, Hallowell
  • More Information: 207.622.3101

The Natural Resource Council of Maine Conservation Leadership Awards are given in recognition of an individual or group for outstanding dedication to protecting Maine’s environment, and whose actions have made a real difference at the local, regional, or state level in safeguarding the Maine we know and love.


Fashion Plates

  • When: 11:30am-Close
  • Where: Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland
  • More Information: 1.800.344.4867

Fashion Plates is a fashion show at Holiday Inn by the Bay that benefits the MS Society. $60.00

Heather Masse with Mike and Ruthy

  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: Strand Theater, Rockland
  • More Information: 207.594.0070

The Strand Theater Concert series continues with Heather Masse with Mike and Ruthy. This Maine native brings her jazz-influenced folk, rock and bluegrass to the Strand stage. Tickets $20


  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: University of Southern Maine
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Making their U.S. debut, Khumariyaan leads the movement to revitalize and bring out of the shadows the instrumental traditions of Pakistan. These dynamic and passionate musicians sink their teeth into entrancing grooves rich with string trills and rhythmic breaks, and moving, bittersweet rubab-driven melodies. The lute-like Pashtoon rubab — which can have the forceful twang of a banjo or a percussive, hypnotic thrum — is the musical meeting point, intertwining with the djembe-like zerbaghali (clay or wooden goblet drum) and Pushtoon sitar. Underpinned by driving acoustic guitars, Khumariyaan embodies the intoxicating sound of a Pushtoon musical renaissance. $30.00


Jack The Ripper

  • When: 08:00pm-Close
  • Where: 317 Forest Ave, Portland
  • More Information: 207.772.9671

Jack the Ripper terrorized London in the 1800s, but who was he? The Portland Press Herald says, “Nell Shipman’s choreography for this adults-only piece of Halloween horror is stunning!” Portland Ballet presents Jack The Ripper for 4 nights beginning October 17 and will also be shown on October 18, 24 and 25.


Halloween Spooktacular

  • When: 02:00pm-Close
  • Where: 317 Forest Ave, Portland
  • More Information: 207.772.9671

Portland Ballet presents Halloween Spooktacular a program of dance set to 'a little fright music' – zombies, witches, and monsters come to life in a family friendly Halloween show. Join in the Children's Costume Parade at intermission! This show is also shown on October 25.

Harvest Celebration

  • When: 06:00pm-Close
  • Where: Bailey Campground, Scarborough
  • More Information:

Scarborough Education Foundation host the 3rd annual Harvest Celebration. The Time Pilots will be the band and it takes place at Bailey Campground.


Harvest Celebration

  • When: 06:00pm-Close
  • Where: Bailey Campground, Scarborough
  • More Information:

Scarborough Education Foundation host the 3rd annual Harvest Celebration. The Time Pilots will be the band and it takes place at Bailey Campground.


GrowSmart Maine Summit 2014

  • When: 07:30am-Close
  • Where: Augusta Civic Center
  • More Information: 207.699.4330

Why plan for growth and change, when it seems so much easier to simply react? When there is a distinct and shared vision for your community - when residents, businesses and local government anticipate a sustainable town with cohesive and thriving neighborhoods - you have the power to conserve your beautiful natural spaces, enhance your existing downtown or Main Street, enable rural areas to be productive and prosperous, and save money through efficient use of existing infrastructure. This is the dollars and sense of smart growth. Join Grow Smart Maine for their Summit at the Augusta Civic Center.


Paul Dresher Ensemble

  • When: 07:30am-Close
  • Where: 471 Stroudwater St, Westbrook
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Called “one of the most interesting among the current scene of active composers,” Paul Dresher continues to innovate and surprise. Classically based and inventively performed, Double Duo combines traditional chamber instruments, performed by Bang on a Can All Stars founding member Lisa Moore on piano, and long-time collaborator Karen Bentley Pollick on violin, together with a pair of newly invented instruments: a Marimba Lumina played by percussionist Joel Davel and a Quadrachord, a 14-foot long guitar-like stringed instrument invented by Dresher that is plucked, bowed, hammered and strummed. This contemporary music concert, performed on both “old” and new instruments, results in a wholly unique live performance experience that is both visual and aural. $36.00

Tree of 40 Fruit event

  • When: 05:00pm-07:00pm
  • Where: Thompson's Point, Portland
  • More Information:

Thompson's Point will be home the first grove of the Tree of 40 Fruit and this is the event to celebrate that. Artist Sam van Aken will be on hand to present his special tree and there will be an opening reception for the public.

Dr Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys

  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: Strand Theater, Rockland
  • More Information: 207.594.0070

The Strand Theater Concert series continues with Dr Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys. This is the award winning Bluegrass legend's farewell tour. Tickets $37.50/advance and $42.50/day of show.


Adventures in Comfort Food Cookbook Preview and Dinner

  • When: 06:00pm-09:00pm
  • Where: The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery
  • More Information: 207.763.4478

We’re excited to be part of something big! Chef Kerry Altiero from Rockand’s Cafe Miranda wears many hats — including 2012 Lobster Chef Of The Year — but now has a new one to sport: cookbook author! Join us for a special four-course dinner on Friday October 24 as we celebrate Chef Altiero’s new book, Adventures in Comfort Food: Incredible, Delicious and New Recipes from a Unique, Small-Town Restaurant, bringing his signature style of comfort food with a twist right to your table. This special preview night dinner will include wine, hors d’oeuvres and a special signed copy of the book for guests.$100.00



  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: Portland Stage Company
  • More Information: 207.774.0465

Portland Stage presents Souvenir by Stephen Temperley and it runs through November 16. Before American Idol, the original tone deaf reality show performer could have been Florence Foster Jenkins. Promising a performance to remember, this operatic diamond in the rough brings the composer of Broadway's hit Peter and the Star Catcher to Portland Stage.


Minquet Quartett with Andrea Klein

  • When: 07:30pm-Close
  • Where: Hannaford Hall, USM
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

German-born pianist Andreas Klein joins the esteemed Minguet Quartett for a delightful and thoughtful program that pays homage to the enigmatic, iconic Canadian composer and pianist, Glenn Gould. Klein has distinguished himself as a compelling performer with his command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations. The New York Times praises him as “a pianist who makes silences sound like music. $40.00

Sam Green and Yo La Tengo

  • When: 08:00pm-Close
  • Where: 609 Congress St, Portland
  • More Information: 207.842.0800

Spilling beyond the screen, The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller is a unique live cinematic collaboration between independent pioneers of both fi lm and music. Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground) and venerated indie rock band Yo La Tengo come together in this engaging and eyeopening “live documentary” where fi lm and music work together on stage. Green narrates the fi lm that traces the career of futurist, architect, engineer, inventor and author R. Buckminster Fuller — famously known for the geodesic dome — while Yo La Tengo performs the original soundtrack that resonates between the sonically subtle and richly atmospheric. $45.00

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