Upcoming Events

October 2019

World of Opera @ USM

The USM School of Music and Confucius Institute welcome a troupe of professional actors and musicians to give a performance of Chinese opera. The program will feature Beijing opera excerpts, including movement and music, traditional Chinese instruments, and lively Chinese folk songs. All performers are trained by China’s foremost institution on Chinese opera art, The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, the partner institution of the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at USM

Free, open to the public, tickets not required.

Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook

Performance: October 5, 8:00 PM, Westbrook Performing Arts Center
Masterclasses: October 6, 10:00 AM, Corthell Hall, USM Gorham


Ongoing 2019

Mandarin Chinese Roundtables

Come and partake in fun and informal conversations in Mandarin and get to know a community of like-minded people. Mandarin Roundtables  are open to all interested — members and non-members of CAFAM, students and non-students of The Language Exchange — and to all levels of Mandarin Chinese.
Roundtables are held at The Language Exchange, 75 Market Street, Suite 305 (3rd floor) in downtown Portland.

– Wednesday October 9, 2019 – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
– Wednesday October 23, 2019 – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Click here for dates of upcoming roundtables.
Also, sign up for e-mail updates with CAFAM here: http://tinyurl.com/y2h2ptec

February 2020

Lunar New Year Celebration

CAFAM and the USM Confucius Institute invite you to our 2020 Lunar New Year event for Year of the Rat!

  • Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook, Maine
  • Saturday,  February 1, 2020
  • 10am – 3pm

Want to explore previous years? Check out 2010-2017 or 2019.

Who We Are

The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine provides forums and outreach to promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture. More.


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