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Sep
25
Sun
Puppets in Portland @ Portland, Maine - Multiple Events + Locations
Sep 25 all-day
Puppets in Portland @ Portland, Maine - Multiple Events + Locations | Portland | Maine | United States

Save the dates! Puppets are taking over Portland this September 20-25!

Puppets In Portland is a city-wide festival of international puppetry arts in Portland, Maine, presented by Mayo Street Arts.

Join us for six days of world-class performances, workshops, a kick-off parade, and more as we welcome puppeteers from Czech Republic, Germany, Kenya, and New York to Portland!

Make sure that you catch every moment of PiP festival fun with ticket bundles on sale now! Individual tickets on sale August 20.

Learn more & get ticket bundles at: puppetsinportland.org

Silent (Movie) Sunday: The General at Congress Square Park @ Congress Square Park
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Silent (Movie) Sunday: The General at Congress Square Park @ Congress Square Park | Portland | Maine | United States

The last Sunday of every month, Kinonik will be showing a silent movie in Congress Square Park on 16mm film! Join us for the classic Buster Keaton film The General.

Sep
27
Tue
Longfellow Books Presents: Wes McNair Book Launch at Congress Square Park @ Congress Square Park
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Longfellow Books Presents: Wes McNair Book Launch at Congress Square Park @ Congress Square Park | Portland | Maine | United States

Details TBA!

Sep
28
Wed
Community Acupuncture Clinic at Stoodio Maine @ Stoodio Maine
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Community Acupuncture Clinic at Stoodio Maine @ Stoodio Maine | Portland | Maine | United States

Every Wednesday! Community Accupuncture. I love this guy, a true healer. 11-4, sliding scale $25-50. @berightherewellness

Appointments required: [email protected] or call/text (207) 466 -5678

Calligraphy and Kombucha at Urban Farm Fermentory @ Urban Farm Fermentory
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Calligraphy and Kombucha at Urban Farm Fermentory @ Urban Farm Fermentory | Portland | Maine | United States

Join us at Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland, ME for an evening of unique, locally-made drinks and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. We will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to your snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more! The perfect crafty night out!

Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink pot, 2 letter guides, tracing paper and straight pen holder), and all materials to write on. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the class!

Urban Farm will be providing a free taste of one of their kombuchas included for free! To learn more about Urban Farm, check out their website and say hey on Instagram.

If you feel COVID 19 symptoms the day of class, we will gladly transfer you into another event if you email [email protected] *before* the event. Please stay home if you are symptomatic.

*Feel free to come early to check in, grab your seat, and order a drink (drinks available to order throughout class too, call ahead to see if their kitchen is open that day for food!). Class will start promptly at 5:30pm!

Sep
29
Thu
Blurb Club at Congress Square Market @ Congress Square Park
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Blurb Club at Congress Square Market @ Congress Square Park | Portland | Maine | United States

A book-recommendation sharing-circle! Bring a book you’ve recently read (or are currently reading) to share (or not!), and listen to some folks do the same. Co-presented with Portland Public Library and Mechanics’ Hall.

In inclement weather we will meet in Mechanics’ Hall, just down Congress Street.

Drawing Circle at Congress Square Park @ Congress Square Park
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Drawing Circle at Congress Square Park @ Congress Square Park | Portland | Maine | United States

A non-instructional drawing group with a live model. Free to all, though donations to the model are greatly appreciated.

All skill levels welcome. BYO easel and supplies, though some drawing pads and charcoal pencils are available.

Queer Craft Club @ Equality Community Center
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Queer Craft Club @ Equality Community Center | Portland | Maine | United States

Join us for a night of crafting with comrades! Bring a work in progress or start one here, share your skills or learn a new one. All abilities, ages, and identities welcome!

Hosted in partnership with Queer Craft Maine.

For more info: Email Kirsten at [email protected]

Sep
30
Fri
The Running With Scissors Annual 6×6 Exhibit and Open Studios – Meet & Greet at Belleflower Brewing @ Belleflower Brewing 66 Cove St, Portland, ME 
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Running With Scissors Annual 6x6 Exhibit and Open Studios - Meet & Greet at Belleflower Brewing @ Belleflower Brewing 66 Cove St, Portland, ME  | Portland | Maine | United States

The Running With Scissors Art Studios (RWS) annual 6×6 exhibit and open studios are happening in Portland, Maine during Maine Craft Weekend (MCW)!Kick off your celebration of craft on September 30th from 5-8pm for an informal artist meet and greet and exhibit at Belleflower Brewing Co. (66 Cove Street). On Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, explore the life and works of 80+ artists working with diverse mediums, artistic goals, backgrounds, ages, and experiences and wander over 16,000 square feet of private and open-air studios and communal work spaces in the clay, print, wood, and paint studios at Running With Scissors Art Studios (250 Anderson Street) from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and noon – 4pm on Sunday. Support local artists and learn more about RWS at these family-friendly and free events! All visitors are asked to please wear a mask.

RWS’s goal is to help artists reach their independent creative ambitions by providing access to shared equipment, tools, information, and community. The 6×6 exhibit is a way to share members’ diverse styles and talents in an accessible and unifying format (where each piece is 6″ x 6″ and up to 6 ” deep). The exhibit will be up through the end of November. RWS open studios happen only twice a year, during MCW and the RWS Holiday Market.

These events are a part of MCW, a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, businesses, and events. Running With Scissors is a proud 2022 Event Sponsor of MCW, which is produced by Maine Crafts Association, an organizational resident member at RWS. For more information visit rwsartstudios.com and follow @rwsartstudios on Instagram. 

Oct
1
Sat
The Running With Scissors Annual 6×6 Exhibit and Open Studios @ Running With Scissors Art Studios 250 Anderson St, Portland ME
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Running With Scissors Annual 6x6 Exhibit and Open Studios @ Running With Scissors Art Studios 250 Anderson St, Portland ME | Portland | Maine | United States

The Running With Scissors Art Studios (RWS) annual 6×6 exhibit and open studios are happening in Portland, Maine during Maine Craft Weekend (MCW)!Kick off your celebration of craft on September 30th from 5-8pm for an informal artist meet and greet and exhibit at Belleflower Brewing Co. (66 Cove Street). On Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, explore the life and works of 80+ artists working with diverse mediums, artistic goals, backgrounds, ages, and experiences and wander over 16,000 square feet of private and open-air studios and communal work spaces in the clay, print, wood, and paint studios at Running With Scissors Art Studios (250 Anderson Street) from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and noon – 4pm on Sunday. Support local artists and learn more about RWS at these family-friendly and free events! All visitors are asked to please wear a mask.

RWS’s goal is to help artists reach their independent creative ambitions by providing access to shared equipment, tools, information, and community. The 6×6 exhibit is a way to share members’ diverse styles and talents in an accessible and unifying format (where each piece is 6″ x 6″ and up to 6 ” deep). The exhibit will be up through the end of November. RWS open studios happen only twice a year, during MCW and the RWS Holiday Market.

These events are a part of MCW, a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, businesses, and events. Running With Scissors is a proud 2022 Event Sponsor of MCW, which is produced by Maine Crafts Association, an organizational resident member at RWS. For more information visit rwsartstudios.com and follow @rwsartstudios on Instagram.