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Weekend Guide February 12-14, 2016

For full listings of what’s going on all week in the Old Port, be sure to visit our Events page. Friday, February 12: If you’ve never been to a tribute show at Empire, we recommend you make it a point to start with tonight’s Tribute 2 Florence + the Machine. We haven’t seen the lineup, but hear that several of Portland’s many talented singers and musicians will be performing Florence’s top tunes. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., and the show is at 10 … [Read More...]

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Music This Week – November 11th-18th

As the temperature in Portland begins to fall, the music scene starts to rise.  Join one of the many music venues in the Old Port, and warm your soul with some live music. … [Read More...]

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Maine Breweries Are Top Winners at Great American Beer Festival

Maine brewers did our state proud at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards, which were handed out this past weekend in Boulder, Colorado, and is the largest commercial beer competition in the world. … [Read More...]

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The Portland Old Port Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

Every year on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate the color green, four-leaf clovers, and drinking (the latter evidenced by 6 a.m. bar-openings). Here are all of the events happening in Portland this St. Patrick's Day! … [Read More...]

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The Portland Old Port Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

The Portland Old Port

Every year on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate the color green, four-leaf clovers, and drinking (the latter evidenced by 6 a.m. bar-openings). Here are all of the events happening in Portland this St. Patrick’s Day! [Read More…]

Confessions of an Anonymous Portland Waitress

Confessions of an Anonymous Portland Waitress (1)

I must begin with the most terrible, most humiliating secret of all: I am a waitress! I am yet another overeducated, underemployed, late-twenties-to-early-thirties Millennial that, despite all the initial promise of my generation, has found herself trapped in the food service industry even though I am, like, way too old to being doing this. The TV soundtrack goes wah-wah.

But it’s okay! Thanks to years of therapy, in which I have dealt with the fact that I’m surely letting my pulled-themselves-up-by-their-bootstraps Baby Boomer parents down, and thanks to the last legal drugs for those moments when all that therapy fails, I have come to terms with the undeniable truth that I actually enjoy being a waitress. I like it so much that I’ve stopped skirting the issue when people ask what I do. A few years ago, I would answer, “Well, I’m working as a waitress, but I’m looking for something better.” Or maybe, “I’m a waitress, but I’m really working on my short story collection.” [Read More…]

Weekend Guide February 12-14, 2016

Weekend Guide February 12-14, 2016

For full listings of what’s going on all week in the Old Port, be sure to visit our Events page.

Friday, February 12: If you’ve never been to a tribute show at Empire, we recommend you make it a point to start with tonight’s Tribute 2 Florence + the Machine. We haven’t seen the lineup, but hear that several of Portland’s many talented singers and musicians will be performing Florence’s top tunes. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., and the show is at 10 p.m.  Tickets are $8. Empire, 575 Congress St. [Read More…]

Weekend Guide February 5-7, 2016

Weekend Guide February 5-7, 2016

For full listings of what’s going on all week in the Old Port, be sure to visit our Events page.

Friday, February 5: Don’t let the snow deter you, it’s still First Friday y’all, and time to get out and get your art on. Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery at 48 Free Street will feature Dan Graziano’s exhibit, titled “Dining,” which runs through February 27. Psst, word on the street is that some wine and cheese will also make an appearance. Funiturea at 75 Market Street will host the opening of “Let Them Buy Art,” featuring artwork on paper and wood. And, according to their listing, tasty cakes will be provided. Get it? Let them eat cake? We saw what you did there, Furniturea. Next, make your way to the opening of “400 Years of New Mainers” at the Maine Historical Society, located at 489 Congress Street. The exhibition highlights personal stories of immigration through photographer Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest’s contemporary portraits of “New Mainers,” as well as original works by street artist Pigeon. Also featured will be photos and anecdotes of the centuries-long history of immigration in Maine. Finally, Naked Shakespeare will perform Cupid’s Arrow at 7 p.m. at Mechanics Hall Ballroom at 519 Congress Street. It’s billed as a rom-com meets “The Big Chill.” The performance is free, but there is a $10 suggested donation. You can view the full lineup for First Friday here. [Read More…]