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The Weekend Guide March 31st-April 2nd 2017

Friday March 31stAccording to scientists raw oysters really are aphrodisiacs (and now is the time to eat them). This means good news for Mainers and Portland Old Porters alike. Kick off the start of spring with O’ Oysters for fresh and delicious hand-shucked oysters and cold, hand-crafted beer. Rising Tide Brewing Co. will be hosting the event from 4-7p.m. at their 103 Fox Street location. Spring is the time of year the shellfish have their greatest aphrodisiac quality. Grab your lover, friend, or significant other and head to Rising Tide for Beer & Oysters! [Read more…]

Weekend Guide March 24th-26th 2017

Friday, March 24th– This Friday, March 24, 2017, at H.O.M.E – Portland House of Music and Events the annual Stache Pag is back! Part talent show, part costume contest, part facial hair competition, it’s the 2017 Stache Pag. Grab your tickets and come join the fun as mustachioed men (and facial hair-clad women!) perform for your adulation while competing for the title of the 10th Annual Mr. Stache Pag. The competition will begin at 9:00 pm Sharp. Contestants will strut their stuff on the catwalk while the host announces his name and a few observations. Each mustachio gets five seconds and some funky music to work with. After the first round, competitors will enter into the talent portion of the show. Awards and the “Mr. Stache Pag- Best in Show,” will directly follow. [Read more…]

Weekend Guide March 17th-19th

Friday March 17th- Every year on March 17th, Portland Old Port turns into one giant festival of celebration for all things green! The city comes alive and showcases just what Portland Old Port is all about. This year it happens to be on a Friday, and if you haven’t got a chance to check out our personal directory of the top places to go on Saint Patrick’s Day in the Old Port, we’ve included a few of them here. Bars will be opening at 6a.m. for the day’s festivities.
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Saint Patrick’s Day In The Old Port 2017

Every year on March 17th, Portland Old Port turns into one giant festival of celebration for all things green! If there was any day during the year that I would pick to be in Portland, it would be on St. Patrick’s Day. The city comes alive and showcases just what Portland Old Port is all about. We dress up, we gather, and we flood our local restaurants and bars in observance of the late Saint Patrick to celebrate all things green, four-leaf clovers, and drinking (the latter evidenced by 6 a.m. bar-openings). There’s plenty to do and plenty to see, from Irish Music, to Irish Brews, Pubs and Food, as well as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Plunge. Lucky for you, we’ve laid out a personal directory of the top places to visit this Friday March 17, 2017. Take tips, write notes, or design your own personal Pub Crawl. Below is a guide to Irish hot-spots and happenings in town this St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Weekend Guide March 10th-12th 2017

Friday March 10th– FUN FACT FRIDAY: The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine (previously the Maine Civil Liberties Union) was founded in 1968 with the purpose of advancing and preserving civil liberties of Maine people through litigation, advocacy, public education and lobbying. Join them, Spizzy Spose, and an amazing line-up of additional music performances from Weakened Friends, Bright Boy, Jeff Beam, Sunset Hearts, Amarantos Quartet and Anna Lombard all in one night at Port City Music Hall for The ACLU Benefit Concert. Tickets can be purchased through the link here, or day of show. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets are: $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $25 Preferred Seating.

Empire will also be hosting a show Friday evening. This one will be showcasing local talent artists Dray Senior and DJ Steady as they tribute to one of Hip-hop’s greats- The Notorious B.I.G. Tickets can be purchased through the link, or by checking the event page here. [Read more…]

Weekend Guide March 3-5th 2017

Friday, March 3rd – Kick off the weekend with FIRST FRIDAY! First Friday Art Walk is Maine’s largest free monthly cultural event. Over the years, this free event, has blossomed into a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place on the first Friday of every month (rain, sleet, snow, or shine) throughout the city. In addition to checking out local venues and the community’s unique array of artists, Portland House of Music and Events H.O.M.E. will be throwing a #GoBigforHunger Benefit concert benefitting Full Plates Full Potential. Doors open at 8:00 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm. and bands include Armies, members of Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, and The Working Dead. Can’t attend the show? MAKE A DONATION in support of the #GoBigForHunger campaign. [Read more…]