Monthly Archives: May 2018

Join Portland’s Memorial Day Parade

Our friends at the City of Portland want you to know there are two great events happening in Portland on Memorial Day! On Monday morning, May 28 2018, the City of Portland, Maine and the Harold T. Andrews Post 17, American Legion, will sponsor the Memorial Day Parade. The parade will begin at 10:30 AM… Read more »

National Geographic Live presents, Mark Synnott and “Life on the Vertical”

Mark Synnott climbs to great, vertical heights. Mark Synnott is a man ever on the brink of new discovery. A big wall rock- climber of the highest order, he’s made legendary first ascents of some of the world’s tallest, most forbidding walls, from Baffin Island to Pakistan. Today, he uses his skills to break scientific… Read more »

Discover the Wild Seas with Thomas Peschak

Explore the “Wild Seas, and Secret Shores with Thomas Peschak and National Geographic Live! 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 found himself paddling kayaks alongside great white sharks in South Africa, swimming among hundreds of one-ton manta rays… Read more »

National Geographic Live presents Jodi Cobb

Jodi Cobb is a “Stranger in a Strange Land”. Join veteran National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career spanning four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb captures fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan’s secret Geisha culture and the cloistered lives… Read more »

Hear all about Jane Goodall with Me…Jane

Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall sings into your hearts. The brand new musical, Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall is based on Patrick McDonnell’s Caldecott Award-winning book. Direct from the Kennedy Center, Me…Jane explores the world of young Jane Goodall and her childhood adventures in the outdoors. With her faithful companion —… Read more »

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Ovations

Alvin Ailey dances back onto the Merrill stage. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has been declared A company of dancers boasting a “nonchalant virtuosity” that “routinely sends its audience into the rapture zone” (The Washington Post). AAADT’s diverse, dynamic and timeless repertory evokes a broad range of human emotion and experience: you don’t just see an… Read more »

Alexi Kenney graces the Merrill stage this year.

Alexi Kenney is joined by Renana Gutman for a night to remember 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… Read more »

Come fly with Air Play at Merrill

Circus and Science collide with Air Play 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, and an enormous canopy… Read more »

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo will dance into your hearts!

Enjoy ballet like you’ve never seen it before, with Les Ballets Trockadero duo Monte Carlo Drag meets dance when “the Trocks” take the stage. For over 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have turned the dance world on its head with their (mostly) faithful renditions of  classical ballet repertoire. “A company of men who dance on pointe… Read more »

Dreamers’ Circus is a dream come true

Dreamers’ Circus plays folk music on a whole new level. A chance jam session at a 2009 folk festival in Copenhagen led to the creation of the adventurous and talented Dreamers’ Circus. Featuring Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violinist for the Danish String Quartet (a frequent collaborator), along with Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, and Ale Carr… Read more »