The Weekend Guide April 7th-9th 2017

Friday April 7th– is the second weekend in spring, but it may be the first weekend it feels like it and it’s definitely the First Friday of April. So here’s a list to prove it with some of the “First Friday” events setting the tone for some of the good weather to come by Sunday in Portland:

  • First Friday Art & Prosecco-Sorbet Floats @5pm during the First Friday Art Walk
  • First Fridays w/ Mosart212 & 32French, 5 PM @The Thirsty Pig
  • First Friday Fiction, 5:30 PM @Maine Charitable Mechanic Association
  • First Friday Hot Dog Night! 6 PM @Tandem Coffee
  • First Friday Comedy featuring: Alan Richardson, 7 PM @Empire
  • First Friday Laughs! 7 PM @Andy’s Old Port Pub
  • First Friday Burn, 8 PM @Post Office Park

…the First Friday Art Walk is always a guarantee rain or shine here in Portland but this time…prosecco-sorbet floats, have you ever had one?!…

Those who are 18+ can check out Dead Sessions to hear Grateful Dead classics, 9 pm at Port City Music Hall for $12. If you are 21+ and looking for late night entertainment you can head over to Oxbow at 9pm for “On the One” filled with funky music, lasers and of course, beers!

Or because it only happens once a month, head over to Empire where they host a 21+ no cover event called Throwbacks w/ DJ KTF. They ask us to “think of a house party you attended in 2001, because that’s what its going to feel like, except with a way better sound system….” and we like the sounds of that! Doors open at 10pm.

Saturday April 8th– Saturday’s Rise Up & Flow is a yoga class starting at 10am and is also held right at Port City Music Hall. A minimum of a $10 donation invites anyone at any level of yoga. Those who practice vinyasa move in a way that allows their positions to transition with breath, performing the ultimate sequential flow in yoga’s most popular style. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood and the Portland Health Center.

You can pre-register at www.riverbendyogastudio.com/upcoming-workshops but walk-ins are welcome. (BYOYM-bring your own yoga mat).

From 12-3pm the Urban Farm Fermentory is bringing back again Maker’s Market where you can grab drinks and actually meet some of the makers. If you’re a maker reading this now that wants to head over and set up, remember space is first come first serve that day. They’ve got incredible kombucha, jun, cider, gruit, and mead, all they need now is for us to show up!

HotSuppa is already so many Portlander’s favorite and now they have a happy hour special for dollar oysters and it’s only one weekend day per week and that’s on Saturdays from 4-6.

At 9pm the band Borderlines will be on Thompson’s Point at Bissel Brothers. The band has played almost 500 shows in over a dozen different countries. Grab a nice cold can or glass of the Bissel Brothers brewed on site beers and listen to this punk pop band rock it.

Sunday April 9th– Last Sunday’s rescheduled HeartStrong 10K will be this Sunday at 9am but you can get to the Ocean Gateway Terminal early for registration at 8am! Check out www.HeartStrong10K.org for more details and http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1168113 to sign up. There are still featured prizes including first female and male finisher getting a cash prize of $250 and Fleet Feet Sports gift cards that will be awarded to the 3 top finishers of 7 age specific groups! You can always show your support by going down and cheering these guys on by the marina.

This afternoon for just $8 from 1-3pm you can head over to Thompson’s Points super beautiful and spacious Cellardoor Winery for an exciting Portland, ME wine and foods pairing called “2Gether We Cook.” With their comfy seating, huge tasting table and awesome service they’ll make your Sunday Funday complete and so will the predicted high of 55° weather.

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About Catherine Hodge

My family members are my best friends and my best friends are my family, this includes my dog. I'm a realtor here in Maine an honored to be so. With a bachelor's in psychology and love for the arts I greatly enjoy everything the city of Portland has to offer; people watching, running, writing, literature, music, the ocean... everything.