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Things to do around Portland today

The Play That Goes Wrong The Cornley Drama Society struggles with a host of hilarious mishaps on opening night in this hilarious Portland Stage show.
Theatre & Movies
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine presents a play based on Mo Willems' book about a bunny's misadventures, featuring original music.
Family & Kids
Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show Experience Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' with immersive full dome laser lights for a unique visual journey.
Music
Laser Led Zeppelin Experience the iconic music of Led Zeppelin paired with captivating laser light visuals in a mesmerizing full dome setting.
Music
Laser Orion (followed by Laser Magic) Experience a full dome laser animation retelling the legend of Orion the Hunter, followed by a rock-new age laser show.
Theatre & Movies
Space Park 360 Infinity The Southworth Planetarium shows an immersive show made especially for fulldome theaters, featuring monumental rides set throughout the solar system.
Theatre & Movies
Little East Conference Men's Basketball Championship The Little East Conference Men's Basketball Championship features intense quarter, semi, and final matches at the University of Southern Maine.
Sports
PMA Films: 2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary The Portland Museum of Art screens Oscar-nominated shorts in the documentary category.
Theatre & Movies
USM Women's Lacrosse vs. Smith The University of Southern Maine women's lacrosse team goes head-to-head against Smith College.
Sports
ASL Spotlight Discussion With Meli Stamp Portland Museum of Art holds a free, guided ASL discussion, with closed voice interpreting available.
Arts
Traces of the Trade Traces of the Trade is a documentary that follows filmmaker Katrina Browne and her family as they confront their role in the slave trade.
Education
Chess Club Join a free, public, drop-in chess club at the Portland Public Library's downtown branch on Saturdays for all ages and skill levels.
Social
Writing Group for Adults Join a weekly writing group for adults of all skill levels to get inspired and share your writing on Peaks Island.
Arts
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Events for the rest of this week

First Friday Art Walk The Portland Public Library features monthly exhibits, performances, and programs in a diverse range of art as part of the First Friday Art Walk.
Arts
Friday
Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by Laser Mania) Experience a captivating retelling of the classic Perseus/Andromeda legend through a mesmerizing full dome laser light show, followed by a high-energy rock 'Laser Mania' show.
Theatre & Movies
Sunday
Laser Orion & Laser Pop Experience the epic tale of Orion the Hunter through a captivating full dome laser light animation, followed by a rocking laser show called 'Laser Pop.'
Theatre & Movies
Sunday
Maine Celtics vs. Westchester Knicks The Maine Celtics take on the Westchester Knicks in an upcoming G League basketball game.
Sports
Sunday
Middle School Book Club Middle schoolers can share current reads, favorite books, and recommendations with other kids of the same age at the Peaks Island library.
Family & Kids
Tuesday
Two Small Pieces of Glass Learn about the history of telescopes and how they have been used over time in this Southworth Planetarium show.
Education
Tuesday
Totality Learn about the causes of solar eclipses – and why they're so rare – in this Southworth Planetarium show.
Education
Wednesday
Technology Tutoring Receive personalized, one-on-one assistance with technology at the downtown branch of the Portland Public Library.
Education
Friday
Benefits & Resources for Older Adults Learn about community resources for older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers with a Southern Maine Agency on Aging resource specialist.
Education
Thursday
Free Tax Filing with AARP Tax-Aide The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free assistance with tax filing at the Downtown Library every Wednesday.
Community
Wednesday
Blurb Club in Mechanics’ Hall Portland Public Library hosts an informal discussion to share book recommendations and current reads.
Arts
Thursday
Work Permit Clinic for Asylum Seekers Asylum seekers can seek assistance with work permit applications at the Downtown library with HopeActs on Tuesdays.
Education
Tuesday
Story Time for Children Downtown Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can enjoy story time at the Portland Public Library's downtown branch every Tuesday morning.
Family & Kids
Tuesday
Story Time for Babies The Portland Public Library's downtown branch offers a weekly story time for babies, featuring stories, rhymes, and songs for infants and their caregivers.
Family & Kids
Wednesday
Middle and High School Drawing Classes Students in middle and high school can develop their drawing skills by joining a friendly class that focuses on observation, memory, and imagination.
Family & Kids
Wednesday
The Write Stuff The Portland Public Library hosts a free after school program where teen writers can gather to write, connect, and receive feedback.
Family & Kids
Wednesday
Teen Video Games Teens can enjoy playing a variety of video games on the PS4 at the Portland Public Library's Teen Library.
Family & Kids
Thursday
Kids’ Lego Club Children can build with Lego or Mega Bloks with their parents or caregivers in a free weekly series at the Portland Public Library's Burbank branch.
Family & Kids
Thursday
Creative Writing for Kids Kids in grades 3-5 can enjoy creative writing with provided journals and pencils during weekly Friday sessions on Peaks Island.
Family & Kids
Friday
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Work Permit Clinic for Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers can seek assistance with work permit applications at the Downtown library with HopeActs on Tuesdays.

Location
Portland Public Library - Downtown
Dates
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 30, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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  • Gift Free
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