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Portland Ovation Presents: “Me… Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall”

Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  to  1:00 pm

Based on Patrick McDonnell’s Caldecott Award-winning book, this brand new musical from the Kennedy Center explores the world of young Jane Goodall and her childhood adventures in the outdoors. With her faithful companion — toy chimpanzee Jubilee — Jane learns all about the miracles of nature around her, inspiring her to spend the rest of

The Kids Are Alright

Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 10:30 am  to  11:30 am

Maine Academy of Modern Music is thrilled to launch the second season of “The Kids Are Alright”, a family-friendly local music series aimed at encouraging children’s involvement in the musical arts. This series will take place, in partnership with the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library on the first Saturday of the month (aside from September

Portland Ovations Presents: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Date: May 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm

A company of dancers boasting a “nonchalant virtuosity” that “routinely sends its audience into the rapture zone” (The Washington Post). Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s (AAADT) diverse, dynamic and timeless repertory evokes a broad range of human emotion and experience: you don’t just see an Ailey performance — you feel it. Is it any wonder

SpringSong: Songs of the Lights

Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm  to  5:30 pm

Featuring: ChoralArt Camerata Anastasia Antonacos, pianist Director’s Notes, Robert Russell: The ChoralArt Camerata presents Songs of the Lights: A Salute to Canada. The Canadian choral tradition came alive to me 30 years ago in performances by The Elmer Iseler Singers at a national convention of the American Choral Directors Association and, subsequently, in two visits

Portland Ovations Presents: Alexi Kenney with Renana Gutman

Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney is hailed as “a talent to watch” by The New York Times, which also noted his “architect’s eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from the achingly fragile to full-bodied robustness.” His win at the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition

Portland Ovations Presents: “Air Play”

Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:45 pm

“A joy from start to finish” (Sydney Morning Herald), Air Play reveals the adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Circus and science collide as fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky,

Ólöf Nordal: Visiting Artist Talk

Date: April 10, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

One of Iceland’s leading artists, Nordal explores Iceland’s folkloric traditions and scientific practices surrounding nature. Nordal creates public art, installations, sculptures, photography, and works collaboratively in architecture, music, and theater. Co-sponsored by the Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF).

Beginner Tap Dance Class

Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  11:00 am

Why should kids have all the fun? This is your chance to learn how to tap dance! Classes are aimed at total beginners but new material will be presented for returning students and dancers who want to brush up on technique. We start with exercises and basic skills and work up to short sequences that

Maine Mariners Hockey

Date: April 5, 2019
Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:45 pm

Maine Mariners hockey action! $1 hot dogs, $2 popcorn and $3 Bud Light drafts until the start of the 2nd period! Mariners vs. Worcester Railers. The Maine Mariners are the proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. Mariners games are a fun, action-packed night out for families, friends, co-workers and clients!

National Geographic Live! “Wild Seas, Secret Shores” with Thomas Peschak

Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

National Geographic Live speakers share their journeys of exploration from being on assignment around the world. Illustrated with award-winning photography and video, each evening concludes with a speaker-led audience Q&A session. To Thomas Peschak, sharks aren’t a reason to get out of the water. They’re a reason to get in. Following his lifelong obsession, he’s