A photograph by TJ Whitmore.

Friday, June 7

During your First Friday revelry in Portland, stop into Mechanics’ Hall (519 Congress St.) to see gorgeous landscape and nature photographs by TJ Whitmore and check out his new book, Push/Shove, during the reception from 5-8 p.m. 773-8396. mainecharitablemechanicassociation.com. Then strut across the street to SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.) for the Pride Portland Kickoff Dance Party at 8:30 p.m. (preceded by a screening of the Maine-made documentary Bar Stories, about the importance Portland’s gay nightlife scene, at 7 p.m.) Suggested donation: $8 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org.