The Weekend Guide June 16-18, 2017

Friday, June 16– Kick off the weekend at Thompson’s Point to watch the Shins perform with Tennis. Doors open at 6:00, the show starts at 7:00. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $42  or you can buy them at the door for $47. This show is open to all ages so bring the family! Do you want to listen to live music but don’t have the budget to buy expensive concert tickets? No problem, we have you covered. Check out the free community concerts in Congress Square Park. Portland’s Outdoor Summer Music Series kicks off at 6:00 with Tiger Bomb and goes until 8:00. If you’re looking for entertainment but concerts aren’t your thing Circus Maine delivers. Circus on the Point features shows all weekend and has something for everyone. Cabarets are suitable for all ages where Friday and Saturday nights offer a fun adult atmosphere with dim lighting, craft cocktails and rotating food trucks. After the circus make your way over to Portland House of Music to dance along with Chemtrail! Bring your pride in this safe space to be all who you truly are.  This is a 21 plus show. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Saturday, June 17–  Start your Saturday by parading pride across Portland! Pride Portland is a celebration of Portland, Maine’s LGBTQIA-Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, ally/asexual community. This year’s parade theme is “Love is Love,” participants are encouraged to express what love means to them in their floats, costumes etc. Line-up begins at 10:00 am at Monument Square and the parade starts at noon! Admission is free so come out and wave your Portland Pride rainbow flag! After the parade, keep the celebration going by helping Slab celebrate their 3rd anniversary. Barreled Souls will be taking over the taps from 11-11. Enjoy great Sicilian food and 20 Barreled Souls beers on tap! Want to check out some art this weekend? Head down to Commercial Street for the Great Big Artwork event featuring artwork by Anne Witte, Ian Goldsborough, Leslie Murray, Mark Little, MP Landis, Patrick Corrigan, Paul Brahms, Rick Hamilton & Zoo Cain. Once you’ve eat some pizza and washed it down with some Barreled Souls beer and checked out some amazing artwork take a walk to the Maine State Pier to watch Kid Ink, French Montana and Khalid perform on the waterfront. Doors open at 6:00.

Sunday, June 18– Celebrate your dad on the patio at Rising Tide Brewing. Sip craft beers while you listen to music by Native Isles live from 1-4. Looking for some friendly competition?  Challenge dad to a game of corn hole while you are there! For all those new dads out there check out Little Tap House’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Super Dad Day! Celebrate all the super dads out there with happy hour specials, a family photo booth, and prizes for the best super dad costume!






The Weekend Guide June 9th-11th, 2017

The Weekend Guide: Old Port Festival Edition! June 9th, 10th and mostly June 11, 2017!

Friday and Saturday are filled with music, foods and family events so please get out there and have fun because it looks like we will finally have a weekend long voyage of good weather. A big event for Friday is Square Hop and Saturday will be Shop for a Cause but for this Weekend Guide we will focus on a very anticipated yearly tradition here in the Old Port on Sunday June 11th, the one and only 44th annual Old Port Festival!

The family friendly festival takes over the heart of Portland from Congress to Commercial Street including Wharf Street, Dana Street, Moulton Street, Milk Street, Silver Street and Union Street from 6am to 6pm with a high spirited and colorful 11am parade to begin the day at the corner of Federal and Exchange! [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide June 2nd-4th, 2017

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Friday, June 2nd- First Friday Art Walk! Here’s a list of a few of the “First Friday” events going on in Portland:

  • Happy Hour Art Walk with Adulting Collective, Starts at Sur Lie @ 4:30 pm
  • First Friday: Making Paper, Making Maine, Maine Historical Society @ 5:00 pm

  • First Friday Open House, Presence of Mind Studio @ 5:30 pm

  • First Friday Fiction in the Garden, Longfellow Garden @ 6:30 pm

  • First Friday presents Dark Follies, Congress Square Park @ 8:30 pm (tips are welcome for these performers.)

The Thirsty Pig is giving us an open invitation to help celebrate the arrival of Sierra Nevada and all of our friends at 3:00 pm and all night long. At this “campsite” you can find sausages, Sierra beers (of course), local beer and music!  [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide May 19th-21st, 2017

Friday, May 19th– This weekend is more than just a few days off, it’s filled with good cause! You will have plenty of chances to not only feel good this weekend but DO good. There is something for everyone to begin integrating themselves into being an active part of this city. We have animals, exercise, beers, acrobats, music, networking and fundraising. Portland to the core! [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide May 5th-7th, 2017

The Portland Lobster Company is now open!

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. [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide April 28th-30th, 2017

Friday April 28th– The weather has been unpredictable. Monday my iPhone weather app told me it was going to rain for the next eight days, Tuesday there was predicted sunshine for Friday and Sunday but now it looks like we may just have some clouds over our heads.

Regardless of weather, we all know Portland is always prepared for a good time and Friday evening is filled with events made to give someone a good night out. Rising Tide Brewing Company is hosting it’s event Beer & Oysters from 4-7pm. Whether you are into beer, into oysters or just want to bring your friends somewhere you know that you can have a good time, show up here and meet some new people, they are always hosting events just for us! [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…]

Maine Breweries Are Top Winners at Great American Beer Festival

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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…]

Beer Samples Take Flight In Portland

Beer Samples Take Flight In PortlandThe past 4 years have shown that Portland is a formidable force in the craft beer industry. Heck, 4 years? You can also say for the past 32 years since DL Geary’s incorporated that Portland, Maine has made big impacts on the beer industry. I’ve ran into beer geeks who take their annual beercations to Portland just from what they’ve heard online about our local beer. I want to show these people what Maine has to offer for craft beer in their limited time here. The best way to do that? Beer flights. [Read more…]

Swashbuckling Scallywags Tap Takeover At Sea


Avast ye mateys, and mark your calendars for August 19th for the Swashbuckling Scallywags Tap Takeover At Sea! We will hoist the Jolly Roger and be setting sail at 7pm Maine State Pier, leaving the Portland peninsula behind for 3 hours of swashbuckling excitement. Wear your best pirate attire, lest ye be forced to walk the plank!

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