Friday, May 1
The inaugural First Friday art exhibition at the Portland Masonic Temple (415 Congress St., Portland) features new work by Jess Lauren Lipton. Modern Intimacy: A Miscommunication Carnival explores the ways we navigate the vagaries of romance these days through the screens of social media. The one-night-only interactive installation can be experienced from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free (all ages). portlandmasonic.com. After that, head up the street to One Longfellow Square (181 State St., Portland), where the Shango Afrobeat Orchestra plays the music of Fela Kuti and other icons of world funk at 8 p.m. Tix: $14 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com.