Friday April 14th-Last week we shared Hot Suppa’s dollar oyster happy hour with you but for this Friday here is a fun fact, from 4-7pm tucked right to the left of Oasis on Wharf street at Bar Of Chocolate better known as “The Chocolate Bar” you can stop in before your Friday night venture for their happy hour where there are $4 cocktails, $7 martinis, and $9 absinthe. If you do find yourself there having one of their sweet chocolate martinis you might as well go all the way and order a dessert because they truly are delicious. Don’t go straight home and go to bed though, Portland will be awake all night.
Portland Public Library hosts an open mic starting at 5pm where you can share your own poem or simply one of your favorites until 6pm.
At 8pm you can find Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Whoo Kid at the State Theatre for $30. Anyone any age can buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office beforehand from 10AM-5PM and same for the day of the show but they are only $25 in advance and $30 at the show. The State Theatre box office will open one hour before doors open. Waka Flocka is known for his hit singles “No Hands” and “Hard in da Paint” hopefully they perform your favorites. Follow through to our calendar https://www.portlandoldport.com/event/waka-flocka-flame-dj-whoo-kid/?instance_id=150637 to learn more and get those tickets early.
For 21+ the doors at Portland House of Music open at the same time (8pm) with the Rustic Overtones performing all of Let’s Start a Cult 2 with Bellas Bartok. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show.
Saturday April 15th– We are invited to wake up and try something new. Float Harder on Washington Ave invites us to their 1st Birthday Party, an open house starting at 10am and they are giving away free floats. Visiting the Float Harder website will help you learn more where they tell us “our sensory deprivation tanks will help you to relax your muscles and clear your mind” -well, good morning.
Bring your baskets for the Before Hours Egg Hunt, 9am at the Children’s Museum because they’ve hidden over 1,000 eggs!
ATTENTION: Wine and Food Lovers, there is a Wine and Food Walk happening today at 2:45pm hosted by Wine Wise. The tour entails visiting four restaurants for Italian wines and their best food pairings for your glass. Check ahead for availability at https://winewiseevents.com/ and to see what other wonderful events they have up their sleeves.
4pm on Saturday evening starts the 88th Annual Patriots Day Race for the Kids – 5 Miler + 5K with the Boys and Girls Club. There is still plenty of time to sign up to run or even volunteer at https://www.baystateevents.com/Search/event.aspx?id=39403.
Portland’s art district waltzed all the way over to Thompson’s Point for us to follow and find some of Maine’s most talented performers at Circus Maine. They host Circus On The Point: Circus Cabaret every other month, which gives these guys time to learn and present to us a brand new show. Saturday’s doors open at 6:15 and the show will start at 7pm. For anyone who hasn’t made it to one of these influential performances I speak from personal experience, it’s awesome! Kids 14 and under can get in for only $12, adults are $16 at the door but you can grab tickets online for a few dollars cheaper, so check out the Circus Maine site to grab them.
Sunday, April 16th– Easter Sunday means an Easter Brunch at Rí Rá at 10am. The food specials will be out until 3pm. All day they serve $3 Mimosas, $4 Guinness and $5 Bloody Mary’s.
BYOB (bring your own baby) to Little Tap House from 3:30-5:30pm Moms and Dads. There will be festivities and a family Photo Booth to be silly in and $5 Peeper Ale by Maine Beer Company!
One Longfellow Square is always giving us the greatest opportunities to catch live music. If you are ready to wind down, George Winston who is passionate about the blues and rock will be playing piano here at 8pm. Please use the link to check out all of our posted One Longfellow Square events: https://www.portlandoldport.com/
The Minimalists very own Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus will be a the Port City Music Hall Sunday at 8pm to record their podcast #LessIsNow. Maybe you’ve seen them on the Today Show or read about them in the New York Times but now you’ll get the chance to watch them discuss minimalism live. This sounds like a neat learning opportunity to wrap up the evening.
Happy Easter or Happy Sunday, whichever one, we hope it’s happy!