The Weekend Guide May 5th-7th, 2017 | Portland Old Port

The Weekend Guide May 5th-7th, 2017

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Friday, May 5th- Portland is always in celebration on Fridays but today we have a reason to party because it’s Cinco De Mayo! We have many events to share with you with celebratory purpose just for the holiday so clear your schedule for the next few minutes and read on to see our Cinco De Mayo list.

And if you’re going to follow this list faithfully for your Friday’s schedule I would very much suggest you skip breakfast!

11:30am @Totilla Flat
Tortilla Flat opens and will start doing their giveaways, food and of course awesome margaritas ALL day!

11:30am @Margaritas
At Margaritas you’ll find over 25 margaritas with $5 House margaritas and all you can eat nachos until 4pm! There will be prizes, giveaways and scratch cards.

2:45pm @Zapoteca
Zapoteca Restaurante y Tequileria joins Wine Wise for a Cinco de Mayo Tequila & Cocktail Walk. Click on the event for more details and tickets.

5:00pm @ The Thirsty Pig
“Cinco de Drinko First Friday” will include a dinner consisting of blueberry chipotle pork tacos, braised pork, pickled red cabbage, corn salsa & tequila-lime crema with
beans, rice and slow cooked vegetables. Live music from 8-11 with Mosart 212 and 32 French.

8:00pm @Lone Pine Brewing Company
Hosted by Happy Folk come and listen to music from three different bands closing out with latin music.

We can’t lead you into Friday without letting you that if you are a classic rock fan, Aura will be having a tribute night with classics covered of Skynyrd, Boston, The Allman Brothers and more!

Saturday, May 6th– The weekend will start their mornings off with a little hope. At 8am the 11th Annual Run for Hope starts at the Maine Girls’ Academy. This is a 5k, 2.5 mile walk or a 1k fun run/walk for children participating. You can register today by visiting: mainegirlsacademy.org/rfh and to learn more!

Plant-Based Brunch” will take place at 9:30 with Food Fork Lab. The owner of Anchor and Rose Apothecary is cooking up a brunch filled with plant based foods. Her mission is to enlighten people from the inside out by helping us eat foods that work best with our bodies to show us not only how powerful they are, but how powerful plant based foods can make us feel. They say it’s delicious too.

Drumroll please…fancy hats!

The 4th Annual Kentucky Breakfast Stout tasting at Little Tap House with stout from Founders Brewing has brunch specials from 11-3pm. By 2pm they’ll be all set up for the 143rd derby race that starts at 6:30.

A Kentucky Derby Party at Rí Rá starts at 4pm. See you there, eating Bourbon dishes and drinking Southern style drinks. They also have this enticing list: pork belly hush puppies, vidalia stuffed mushrooms, fried pickles, okra, roasted peppers, spicy boiled peanuts, southern fried chicken sandwiches, pulled pork, and biscuits with gravy…

3rd Annual Derby Party with The Junior League of Portland, Maine is posting up at TIQA for us to party with at 4pm in our fancy hats. Mingle to learn more about who they are.

If you’re not a fan of all of the partying this weekend but still enjoy grabbing a beer then Allagash has a beer, +7  and an event for you. A fundraiser for Cultivating Community named “8 Great Plates” will begin Saturday from 5-8pm and will host those who will eat small plates of delectables from eight local eateries EACH paired with an Allagash beer.
Tickets can be found through our website.

6pm is the time to dance it off in Congress Square Park -there’s a Steel Drum outdoor dance party!

Sunday, May 7th- Fingers crossed for good weather because most of our suggestions for the day are outside. Did you catch the outdoor drum dancing last night? No, that’s okay because another opportunity awaits on Thompson’s Point for the 27th Annual New England Steel Pan Festival. There will be lots of drums, lots of music and lots of dancing today.

At 10am the Urban Farm Fermentory is calling for help to forage for dandelion petals. You’ll get an introduction on the true meaning of foraging and learn how to process dandelion petals for beers! Contact Dawn, dawn@fermentory.com for more information.

ATTENTION Parents: Color Me Mine is having a parent/child class at 11am. You will be making a tea set, okay it’s not just any tea set, it’s THE tea set, Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast, for only $50!

Please, join me from 10-11:30 at Monument Square for the Yellow Tulip Hope Walk. The Yellow Tulip Project, a nonprofit I am a great personal advocate for, will be gathering for a small walk after a few speakers say some words about SMASHING the stigma associated with mental illness. Maybe you’d just like to hear me stutter?! I’m next to speak after the wonderful Julia -creator of the Yellow Tulip Project- shares with us her Mission. Come, walk and celebrate hope with us.

There is a lot of music happening throughout the weekend, but many of the shows are sold out. If you were looking into a show and haven’t booked your tickets yet, check it out first!

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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 and 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.