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.
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!
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.
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
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+
Maine firms with shiny resumes will vie for honors when the Maine Family Business Awards’ red carpet is rolled out to celebrate the 18th anniversary of this event. This is an event that helps recognize Maine’s most successful companies.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm Annual Plant Sale will have a great selection of perennials, annuals, herbs and seedlings, from full shade to full sun. All plants are donated by volunteers, friends and neighbors.
Come celebrate Spring on the farm! This year’s Spring Festival will continue the tradition of great fun and learning for the whole family. There will be games, music, demonstrations and learning activities make the Spring Festival unique with its country setting.
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.
The Kittery Block Party is showing all signs of being the best one yet. Come celebrate the finest from the Seacoast, including restaurants, artists, artisans, local farmers, non-profits, bands, entertainers and more!