TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 11:00 AM
Bath/Brunswick Area Coffee
AARP Maine – Don't miss our monthly Bath/Brunswick Area Coffee. Meet and greet staff from the offices of Senator Collins, Senator King and Congresswoman Pingree, and learn more about federal legislation that may impact Mainers over 50.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 3:00 PM
Recruiting for Restaurants and Retail - Roundtable
Portland Buy Local – Come join Portland Buy Local for a conversation many businesses are struggling with - recruiting and retaining employees. We'll discuss what has worked for many of us, where we struggle, avenues for recruiting, and ways to retain staff by making the workplace appealing. All restaurant and retail managers, owners, and those in the recruiting industry or interested in this challenge are invited to attend. Bring your success stories, and challenges, to the table. The conversation will be led by Ellen Kanner of Dobrá Tea (Portland, ME) and Chris Bettera of Po' Boys & Pickles, but it will be an opportunity for restaurant and retail managers and owners to connect, share, and learn from one another. This event part of our Brown Bag Lunch series - sponsored by Coffee By Design. Please note the later time for this event (changed to avoid the busy lunch hour).
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Be Your Own Bike Mechanic: January Night Class
Portland Gear Hub – Be Your Own Mechanic is a 6-week class with a hands-on approach to learning bike repair. Team-taught by professional mechanics and educators, Brian Danz, Shannon Belt, and Mike Gilheany, students will be able to deconstruct their bike, identify mechanical problems, and put it all back together again. Week 1: Basic Balance - Overview of Bikes & Flat Tire Practice Week 2: Make It Stop! - The Braking System Week 3: Shifty Characters - The Shifting System Week 4: Make it Go - The Drivetrain System (Chain & Gears) Week 5: Spinning Circles - Bearing Systems Week 6: Round & Round - Wheel Truing & "Leftovers" Class fee is $180 for the series. Class size is small with only 5 students. Students will receive access to high quality bike-specific tools and one-on-one instruction from some of Portland's finest bike mechanic instructors! Learn more here: http://portlandgearhub.org/workshops/mechanics-classes/
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Feb 21 @ 6:30 PM
Way to Peace: A Subversive Power
Unity Of Greater Portland – Way to Peace: A subversive Power with Jack Seery This class will explore the subversive power of compassionate, nonviolent living. We will enter into the Way of Gandhi and Jesus through the writing of Terrence Rynne, our own experiences and other readings. What kind of power creates peace? What is the source of hope as we work for peace? How do we live as disciples of the nonviolent Jesus in our violent world? The purpose of the class is for each of us to understand how we are called to embrace the Way to peace in our lives. Cost: Love Offering Book: Terence Rynne, Gandhi & Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 18 @ 8:00 PM
Jan.17 Waterfront Concerts-Ben Miller Band, Chris Ross atn
Portland House of Music and Events – Tickets are $16.50 Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ ––– The Ben Miller Band’s homespun, self-reliant approach extends to the lo-tech, and largely self-built, instruments that the members play on stage and in the studio, e.g. singer-songwriter Miller’s thrift-shop guitars and banjos, bassist Scott Leeper’s one-string washtub bass – comprised of a weedeater string attached to a wooden pole – and Doug Dicharry’s varied arsenal: trombone, trumpet, mandolin, electric washboard and electric spoons.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 9:00 PM
G JONES b2b EPROM w/ Ana Sia at Port City Music Hall
Port City Music Hall – G Jones b2b EPROM and Ana Sia Wed, January 17, 2018 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm Port City Music Hall $18 Advance / $20 Day of Show Co-presented by Taproot Productions
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 18 @ 9:15 PM
Untz! Snow Day Smörgåsbord
Brian Boru – This week we've got a very special edition of Untz lined up for you, our Snow Day Smörgåsbord! Smörgåsbord (Swedish: ['smœrg?s?bu??] is a type of Scandinavian meal, originating in Sweden, served buffet-style with multiple hot and cold dishes of various foods on a table. Pub House will be serving up a variety of hot beats as we bring on the whole team, and a few guests, for a night of back to back DJing! Featuring sets by; Ryssa, Tmber, Max Dansky OFC, Nocturnal, DJDGILL, Bobby Jewett, Connor Holmes, and Jakob Stauf! So much house music. See you on the dance floor. 21+, no cover. Untz, untz.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 10:00 AM
Furry Tales 1/18
Animal Welfare Society – Join us for a Story & Adventure Hour for preschoolers. Located in the Humane Education Room at the Animal Welfare Society on Holland Road, West Kennebunk, discover the exciting world of animals with: -Stories -Playtime -Crafts -Songs -Movement -Animal Time There is no charge for the program, though donations are always accepted. * Furry Tales follows the RSU21 School Calendar. We do not hold Furry Tales on snow days, school breaks or holidays. See more at: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/programs/humane-education/furry-tales/
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 4:00 PM
Portland On-Tap
AARP Maine – Warm up with a free drink and great company at AARP Maine's monthly Portland On-Tap. One of our most popular events, this is a great opportunity to meet other AARP members in the Portland area and learn more about our ongoing work.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - May 18 @ 4:00 PM
College Night!
Pearl Tap House – We know what its like to be on a college budget, so save your pennies and join us on Thursday Night! $0.75 Bud Light 16oz Drafts $0.75 Miller High Life 16oz Drafts $3 Well Drinks & $3 Fireball Shots EVERY THURSDAY!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Celebrate the Hurricane Valley Farm Concept Master Plan
The Resilience Hub & Portland Maine Permaculture – Please join Cultivating Community, Falmouth Land Trust and The Resilience Hub -- along with neighbors, farmers, and community members -- to share a meal and celebrate the emerging vision for the future of Hurricane Valley Farm! Imagine a working landscape with farming, farmer training, agroforestry, livestock, a plant nursery, flower production, solar energy, walking/skiing trails, programs for youth and the broader community. Learn about the potential for integrating all these activities in a way that enhances the ecological health of this farm while also making space for production agriculture and related education. This vision is based on multiple community meetings, interviews, and conversations hosted over the last nine months. We will share a meal at 6:00 followed by a brief project overview by The Resilience Hub at 6:30. After the presentation there will be ample time to examine the plans closely, ask questions, and to provide any feedback. To arrange for childcare, transportation, or language interpretation, please contact Rowen at rowen@cultivatingcommunity.org or (207) 761-4769 Ext. 818
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Jan 21 @ 6:00 PM
Film Andrei Tarkovsky's 'The Sacrifice' - [Restored edition]
Portland Museum of Art – NEW 4K RESTORATION Famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece, The Sacrifice is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation that inspired Andrew Sarris (The Village Voice) to proclaim, "You may find yourself moved as you have never been moved before." As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander (Erland Josephson, Cries and Whispers), news of the outbreak of World War III reaches their remote Baltic island — and the happy mood turns to horror. The family descends into a state of psychological devastation, brilliantly evoked by Tarkovsky's arresting palette of luminous greys washing over the bleak landscape around their home. (The film's masterful cinematography is by Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman's longtime collaborator). For Alexander, a philosopher troubled about man's lack of spirituality, the prospect of certain extinction compels the ultimate sacrifice, and he enters into a Faustian bargain with God to save his loved ones from the fear which grips them. The director's last film, made as he was dying of cancer, The Sacrifice is Tarkovsky's personal statement, a profoundly moving, redemptive tragedy steeped in unforgettable imagery and heart-wrenching emotion. Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky | 145 minutes SHOW TIMES Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:00pm Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:00pm Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Info Session: MHS Fall 2018 Trip to Vietnam and Cambodia
Maine Historical Society – Join Stephen Batjiaka from AmaWaterways and Eric Baxter of AAA Travel on January 18 to learn about MHS’ fantastic fall 2018 trip to Vietnam and Cambodia — The Charms of the Mekong: Vietnam and Cambodia with the Maine Historical Society (October 13-28, 2018). In this information session, you’ll see and hear about the region’s history and find out about the wondrous things to be found along this fabled river including ancient temples with robed monks, colorful markets, and ethereal landscapes. During the evening you’ll also learn about MHS’ recent effort to collect and share stories of Maine’s Vietnam Veterans through its My Maine Stories project. Space is limited for the information session on January 18, please RSVP by calling 866-883-4985.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:30 PM
Miracle Medicine Show
SPACE Gallery – Stories of transformation through the lens of five people in recovery.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
VIVA's Birthday Bash!
Portland House of Music and Events – The singing sensation is throwing her annual birthday extravaganza, an evening of glitz, glamour and dancing with the fabulous little big band! Don't miss your chance to see VIVA & The Reinforcements at HOME on Thursday, January 18th, at 7pm. Formal attire is strongly encouraged, as always, (in fact, VIVA will probably wear multiple evening dresses AND a tiara, guests may do the same) and no gifts are necessary. Instead, ticket proceeds will be donated to the The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center! If you are unable to attend, please make your generous donations on the Immigrant Welcome Center's website: http://www.welcomeimmigrant.org/donate.html
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:30 PM
Roomful of Teeth
Portland Ovations – “Roomful of Teeth is making some of the most rigorously venturesome and thrillingly inventive music being made by any ensemble, vocal or instrumental.” (The Nation) The Grammy Award-winning octet is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice and is perhaps the most currently talked about ensemble today. Their electrifying and “sensually stunning” (The New York Times) repertoire incorporates vocal techniques from all over the world, including Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music, and Persian classical singing. Member Caroline Shaw is the youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music for her enigmatic composition Partita for 8 Voices. Special guest to be announced. SUPPORTED BY: NEFA, National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Cultural Exchange Foundation MEDIA SPONSOR: Maine Public SEASON MEDIA SPONSORS: Maine Magazine, Maine Home+Design Magazine, Old Port Magazine
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Feb 4 @ 7:30 PM
One Flea Spare
Mad Horse Theatre Company – Set in plague-ravaged 17th Century London, a wealthy couple is preparing to flee their quarantined home when a mysterious sailor and a young girl are discovered sneaking into their boarded-up house. Now, they find themselves trapped together for 28 days - and the only thing these strangers fear more than the Plague…is each other.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 8:00 PM
Chase Rice
Waterfront Concerts – You must be 18 or over and have a valid ID to attend Doors will open an hour before event time Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM AURA/Radio Presale : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 2:00 PM
Pilates Challenge Workshop with Leslie
BarSculpt – This 90 minute workshop taught by Leslie will put you through the entire Pilates mat sequence, and then some. If you have been feeling that you need an extra challenge and have a good foundation in Pilates this will be the perfect workshop for you! The workshop starts at 5:45 p.m and ends at 7:15. Advance sign-up is required.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 5:30 PM
Restorative Yoga w/ Crystal Singing Bowls
Riverbend Yoga & Meditation Studio – Join Erin Compton as she guides you through a deep and restorative (seated/reclined) yoga practice, accompanied by Katharine Slack, and the healing sounds of live crystal singing bowls. (& Candlelight). This fully supported practice of restorative yoga calms the mind & body and balances the nervous system. No yoga experience necessary! We have mats and props for use. Wear loose fitting or moveable and comfortable clothing! Sign up now as this will sell out! $25