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Great theater and things to do in Portland Maine

Are you planning a visit to Portland for one of the many fantastic live performances that happen here?

 

Whether you’re coming for a day trip or a more extended visit, Portland has so much to offer. Perhaps you want to check out one of the numerous delicious restaurants, or take in some of the beautiful scenery.

No matter what your interests, there are things to do in Portland Maine that will make your day. Check out some of our recommendations for places to visit, grab a bite to eat, or see some of what this great little city has to offer in addition to our live theater, music, and dance.

Read on for ideas, or see what’s playing for your visit!

Leaps of Faith with Ovations’ Deputy Director Linda Nelson

  Ovations is proud to be presenting Azam Ali and the Montreal-based music ensemble Niyaz tonight at PortCity.  At a reception last night for her, her husband Loga Tarkian and their son at Coffee by Design, I was once again reminded of and lifted up by the life-saving power of art. [...]

By | March 14th, 2019|

Ranky Tanky, Gullah Music And The Rocky Coast Of Maine

Written by Ovations' Artistic and Executive Director, Aimée Petrin   Deep in the crowded lower level of the now-closed Webster Hall in NYC, I was among a throng of people on a cold January night dancing, singing, rejoicing to the sounds of Ranky Tanky. By the time they reached their [...]

By | March 6th, 2019|

Beyond The Trocks with Deputy Director Linda Nelson

  The Trocks are Coming. The Trocks are Coming! The Trocks are coming to Maine via Portland Ovations! March 28 - 29   Sunday night I got to do something I love to do: sit in the dark, surrounded by (mostly) strangers, watching a movie. It is especially lovely to do this -- [...]

By | March 5th, 2019|

Beyond the Music with Deputy Director Linda Nelson

Let’s talk about the VISION in the music. "Voices Appeared," The Orlando Consort January 24 at 7:30 pm, Hannaford Hall Joan of Arc was one of my heroes growing up. Was she one of yours? (Feel free to post your responses below.)   Whether the extremely young, visionary, cross-dressing French [...]

By | January 23rd, 2019|

Beyond the Music

Let’s talk about the mission in the music. Alsarah and the Nubatones January 17 at 8 pm at Port City Music Hall   As a nonprofit organization here to charitably serve community needs, Portland Ovations is guided by our mission: as part of providing so many great, entertaining performances each [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|

Portland Ovations Offstage and Portland Recreation Partner to Put Your Child on Stage

Fill your child’s February break with creativity, growth, play and the opportunity to explore the endless possibilities of their imaginations with Portland Ovations Offstage and Portland Recreation’s first Theater Camp. Through the five-day camp, led by esteemed Chicago theater company Compass Creative Dramatics, children grades 3 - 7 will enjoy games, activities and [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|