Posts Categorized: Events
WMPG’s Jazz At The Movies and The Portland Conservatory of Music, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, invite you to join us for a free screening of “Buena Vista Social Club” on Saturday, Oct. 7th, at 7:00 PM,
Party plans for 2023
Friday, Sept 22nd -WMPG Dance Party at Urban Farm Fermentory, Anderson St, Portland. 9pm – 12
Oct 14th – 50th Homecoming/Birthday Party & Parade at, the new McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success as part of the USM Homecoming week on October 14th from 6-9pm. Featuring food, music and the premiere of the WMPG 50th anniversary video featuring many voices and faces of WMPG.
WMPG Presents an Open Mic Night This Friday @ 7pm in USM’s McGoldrick Center in Portland. All are welcome, come check out the new building on Bedford Street. Bring your guitar, bass, iPhone, really any instrument. It all happens this Friday, September 8th. Pre-register if you are bringing a band so we can be prepared! Should be lots of fun. Hope to see you there. For more information send an email to Stationmanager@wmpg.org.
WMPG honors and celebrates Pride. June will see special programming from our DJ’s and hosts. Pride Portland is on June 17th.
Wed, June 14th The Morning Beat’s Big Gay Disco with Annella 6.30am – 8.30am
Data Visualizations and Diversity in Maine-Evidence, Art, and Advocacy. An all-day symposium that takes an in-depth active learning approach to 40 data visualizations which first premiered at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. USM’s Dr. Beaudry talks with us about the event that happens Wednesday April 12th.
The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Theatre cordially invites you to Eurydice Rising, created in collaboration with the Osher School of Music.
Eurydice Rising reimagines one of Ancient Greece’s most iconic myths of Orpheus and Eurydice in theatre, opera, and dance. This beautiful, moving show is a feast for the eye and ears as it follows Orpheus’s journey into the underworld to be reunited with his young bride, Eurydice, after her death. It’s a story of love, loss, and creative expression that exceeds the bounds of life and death, presence and absence.
WMPG’s annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras and the Cajun Cookin’ Contest.
On Tuesday February 21st in the USM Abromson building on the Portland campus, WMPG presented our 27th annual Mardi Gras Cajun Cookin’ Contest!
WMPG is proud to be a media sponsor for Portland Ovations’ Wabanaki Stories.
The land and waters known as Maine have been home to Wabanaki People for over 12,000 years. This vibrant production of Wabanaki stories and music spotlights five Wabanaki artists coming from several different nations and traditions. Musician Tania Morey (Tobique) sings of the Wolastoq; Jennifer Pictou (Mi’kmaq) regales with spirit stories told in the company of a large puppet; Dwayne Tomah (Passamaquoddy) shares stories that showcase his native language, Passamaquoddy; and Jason Brown aka Firefly (Penobscot) electrifies with cutting-edge technology blended with ancient frequencies. Director, artist and author Chris Newell (Passamaquoddy) intersperses each with music and narration.
WMPG is proud to be a home for all different music, from different cultures all around the world. September 15th marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. This month, we hope you too will celebrate the Hispanic community
We hosted WMPG’s summer neighborhood block parties this summer. We had great youth and family participation at each event and it was fun to collaborate with other partnership organisations.
Shout out to our food vendors – Quiero Café, Soul Food Paradise and Leonardo’s Pizza and to sponsors Bangor Savings Bank and What Mama Wants podcast for your generous support. Thanks to Fun Town Splashtown, Maine Wildlife Park and everyone else who contributed items for raffle prizes. Thanks to WMPG volunteer DJ’s – DJ Jon, DJ BC, DJ Luc for spinning tunes during the events.
Sunday July 17th at 7pm WMPG’s Jazz at the Movies and the Portland Conservatory of Music will be showing the movie Thomas Chapin: Night Bird Song.
The film is an excellent portrait of the amazing life of Thomas Chapin’s and his incredibly talented musical compositions and performances. The drummer in his trio, Michael Sarin will join us for a Q&A following the film.
This Saturday April 30th is International Jazz Day and WMPG JAM – (Jazz at the Movies) will be celebrating by showing a brand new documentary movie “The Modern Jazz Quartet from Residency to Legacy”. This movie has only been shown a few times to the general public. The Director of the film, George Schuller, will be joining us in person to share his experience and answer your questions. How cool is that! On top of all that, It is FREE!
Jazz at the Movies (JAM) team present a series of jazz films over the coming months. The next film is on Feb 18 at 7:00PM at the Portland Conservatory of Music ( 28 Neal Street, Portland).
Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, ME Dec 8th 2021 7pm
This past Friday, there was a panel discussion on Education & Equity, moderated by Lisa Savage and featuring:John Hinck – District 2 Candidate Victoria Pelletier – District 2 Candidate Travis Curran – At Large Candidate Roberto Rodriquez – At Large Candidate
This week we had musicians, singers and drummers from West Guinea, Rwanda and Burundi in our studio to talk about their event – Tales of Bells & Drums is an event organized by Ikirenga Cy’intore and in collaboration with Batimbo United and New Moon Ensemble. Stories of their lives are told through dancing and drumming. We were treated to song and dance and WMPG Radio are excited to be supporting this event in September.