What to Watch, Ovations Style

PERFORMING ARTS AT HOME As we all head into a holiday weekend, Laura Stauffer, Ovations’ Associate Director of Programming, curates some recommendations for online performance experiences in true Ovations multidisciplinary style. Here are her picks for dance, classical, theater and more: DANCE PICK – Ovations’ RAISE THE BARRE dance series faves ...more
 

Ovations at Home with New York Philharmonic

  This weekend, Ovations was to bring you the glorious New York Philharmonic String Quartet in a live performance at Hannaford Hall. Live performances put us in the same room as these talented musicians, and allow us to connect you to them. Today, we’re bringing you a New York Philharmonic ...more
 

Don’t Forget The Blue Man Group

  Portland Ovations brings people together to strengthen community well-being, and we’ll be here with you even while our live performances are canceled. This week at Ovations would have brought us a brand new show by the zany and fabulous Blue Man Group. There’s nothing like joining with hundreds of ...more
 

The Snowy Day at Home

  Who in Maine doesn’t remember our first snow(y) day? When we’d be home from school and in and out of the house, sliding around in and shaping the cold snow, then running inside and warming up. Now it is as if we are all home on extended snow days ...more
 

TIME FOR A LAS CAFETERAS HOME DANCE PARTY!

  Ovations’ presentation of the joyous dance-party band from Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras, at Port City Music Hall has, like all other gatherings in the nation, been cancelled. But that’s not going to stop us from helping you enjoy a Las Cafeteras dance (or listening) party at your home! Scroll ...more
 

New England Fights line up is not to be missed!

New England Fights is coming to Merrill on February 8th at 7pm. Check out this amazing line up! PROFESSIONAL 155*Title Manny Bermudez 14-2 (SSSF) vs Bruce Boyington 17-11 (Titan) 155 Josh Harvey 7-0-1 (VisionQuest) vs Jesse Erickson 9-8 (CMBJJ/Recon) 265 Ras Hylton 4-3 (First Class) vs Brad Lee 0-0 (Paladin) ...more
 

GuGu Drum Group has been cancelled

Due to the worldwide public health concerns surrounding coronavirus, after many conversations Portland Ovations is cancelling its upcoming performance by Shanghai-based artists GuGu Drum Group on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The artists have not left China. Given the lengthy incubation period of this virus, we do not want to do ...more
 

Trolls – A Fun, Family Friendly Movie Event

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 4 PM Please join The City of Portland for a screening of Trolls on the big screen at Merrill Auditorium. Trolls is a colorful movie with a fantastic soundtrack that includes two of its stars, Portland native Anna Kendrick, and Justin Timberlake.This event is open ...more
 

2nd Annual Hear Here concert is back!

  Hear Here is at Merrill Auditorium on Sunday, January 26th at 4pm This year’s show features:  Lindsey Bourassa, Bri Lane, Ikirenga cy’Intore, The Jason Spooner Band, USM Chamber Singers, Angelikah, Dominic Lavoie, Shy & Pihcintu Chorus Video, Franchely Benazo leading a drum circle with other special guests. Creative Portland ...more
 

New England Fights – Interview with Aaron Lacey

Youngs MMA standout fighter Aaron Lacey joins Between Rounds Radio to preview the next fight card put on by Matt and Nick of New England fights. NEF 42 takes place February 8th in Portland at the Merrill Auditorium. Check out our event page for tickets and the latest updates. New ...more