What’s going on this weekend? Simply put, a lot. Don’t worry though, we’re going to break it all down for you. This weekend’s round-up of events includes live music all across the city, a burlesque show that you’ll need to repent for, the best of Boston drag queens, comedy, and a cooking party that everyone is invited to attend.
Here’s the Weekend Guide for April 15th, 2022 – April 17th, 2022!
Friday the 15th
CrankGameplays – I Have To Do This Show | State Theatre | 7:00 PM
CrankGameplays Presents “I Have To Do This Show.” A unique experience interlaced with comedy, theater, and a realistic – if possibly warped – viewpoint of the internet, from an online “influencer” Tickets here.
Last Minute Zach’s Future Classic | Citrus | 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
A veteran behind the decks with more than a decade of experience, Last Minute Zach has some deep cuts that will keep you on the dance floor.
San Fermin w/ Lampland | SPACE Gallery | 7:30 PM
San Fermin is the brainchild of Brooklyn’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone, an artist with a broad musical background who pursued musical studies at Yale and sharpened his teeth working with avant-garde classical composer Nico Muhly (Björk, Grizzly Bear, Antony & the Johnsons). Emerging in 2013 with their stylistically diverse eponymous debut, the collective’s sound has evolved over the years with electronic pop and experimental rock adding new colors to their distinctive modern chamber pop. Tickets here.
Spring Cocktail Class | Stroudwater Distillery | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
A Festive Burlesque Show | Geno’s Rock Club | 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Celebrate Easter weekend with a burlesque show you will need to repent for. Dress up in your Sunday best (on a Friday night) for the Jesus costume contest and arrive when their doors open at 7pm for our bake sale. Show starts at 8pm with Gigi Gabor. The evening will be a raunchy and inappropriate hymn as well as an unholy communion (children stay at home!) They have a whole host of sinful and devilish performances by Vivian Vice, Creme Dela Phlegm, La Petite Mystique, Chartreuse and many more. Tickets here.
Saturday the 16th
Crooked Coast W/ Sal Johnson and The Crowded Table | Free Street | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Crooked Coast is a band that blurs the line between music and visual art, self-producing music videos, and graphic design. Their 2020 single “Rise & Shine” debuted at #5 on the iTunes reggae charts marking the beginning of their work with acclaimed producer/engineer Courtney Ballard (5 Seconds of Summer, Good Charlotte, The Used.) They will be performing alongside the psychedelic roots-rock band Sal Johnson and The Crowded Table. Tickets here.
The Don Campbell Band | One Longfellow Square | 8:00 PM
If music is made from memories, and memories are made from moments, then performing songwriter Don Campbell’s songs and his 30+ year career are a storybook full. There couldn’t be a better representative for the best of what Maine has to offer in heartfelt songs and energetic performances. Don Campbell has been recognized dozens of times over, winning six consecutive years as the Maine Sunday Telegram‘s favorite Maine songwriter. His notable performances, opening for industry greats, and headlining his own concert halls, are further proof of his recognition throughout the region, and across the country. Tickets here.
Cooking Party: The Tinky Kitchen Cookbook | Maker’s Galley | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
For over 30 years Annie Mahle has honed her craft with both knife and pen. Her stoves all live in small spaces – boats, tiny houses, rv’s, her own home. She believes in things made by hand – with heart, attention, love, and fun. All her cookbooks reflect this ethos, but especially The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook. Join Maker’s Galley for a three-course cooking class where Mahle will take you step by step through her recipes that are featured in her new book The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook. Tickets here.
Gorilla Finger Dub | Portland House of Music | 7:00 PM
The Diva Show – Boston Tea Party | The Porthole | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Sunday the 17th
Marc Maron: This May Be The Last Time Tour | State Theatre | 6:30 PM
With his landmark podcast WTF with Marc Maron, which averages 6 million downloads per month, Maron has interviewed icons such as Robin Williams, Keith Richards and former US president Barack Obama. He also starred in the Netflix original series “GLOW” and has had roles in the films JOKER, SPENCER CONFIDENTIAL, SWORD OF TRUST, STARDUST, and the 2021 Aretha Franklin biopic, RESPECT, alongside Jennifer Hudson. Hos stand-up comedy tour hits the stage in Portland, Maine this Sunday. Tickets here.
Sundaze | Flask Lounge | 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Celebrating Originality. Diversity. Abstract. Experimental. Weird. All through music. This is SunDaze at Flask Lounge.
Jazz on Sunday with Ocean Sol Jazz & Special Guest | Port City Blue | 5:00 PM -9:00 PM
Ocean Sol Jazz; has been playing around the Greater Portland area since 2007! You can listen to them live this Sunday at Port City Blue.
Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt | The Yard | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Easter is upon us! Join The Yard for a brunch buffet and an egg hunt! This is an adult egg hunt only. Who says it’s just for kids?! Hunt for a chance to win gift cards and a private roof deck party this summer for you and 25 guests. Brunch is served from 10-2pm. Egg hunt starts at 2pm!
Yappy Hour | Three of Strong Spirits | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Every Sunday! Not just dog friendly, Three of Strong is giving them free drinks! Their puppy mocktails, or pup-tails, are made fresh and are free on Sundays for all good doggos. For the humans $2 off certain drinks.
There’s more! Head to our Events Calendar here for more.