Friday the 1st
Who is ready to dance their ass off at the grand return of Citrus? DJ Drewski kicks off Citrus’ spring reopening with a bass-shaking and exhilarating house and dance set. DJ Drewski will be accompanied by Kreitzman, an up-and-coming House DJ born and raised in the great state of Maine. You can expect everything from Tech House to Future House!
Rose Foods Sandwich Series| Rose Foods | 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Repeats Saturday & Sunday) The beloved Forest Avenue bagel shop is bringing back its sandwich series to kick off the start of the month! Happening all weekend and on multiple dates into May, Rose Foods will welcome a rotation of local restaurants, food-centric shops, bakeries, etc., each of which will present their own special sandwich available that weekend only. First up? Mr. Tuna! Mr. Tuna’s bespoke creation: Black pepper smoked blue fish with pickled ginger and scallion cream cheese, plus red onion, cucumber and shiso on a furikake bagel.
Tall Tales from the Tower | Portland Observatory Museum| 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, Greater Portland Landmarks invites you to enjoy Tall Tales From the Tower, a guided tour. Attendees will listen to three short stories on their way to the top. Two will be made up and one will be true. If the group chooses the correct story, they will proceed to the top. If they do not, well, they will just have to wait and see what happens. Remember – the Observatory is not heated so please dress warmly. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Tickets here.
First Friday Art Walk: “The Whole Thing” Opening Reception| Francis Hotel | 5: 00 PM – 8:00 PM
An evening of music, drinks, and art! The Francis Hotel on Congress Street will be unveiling Tara Rook’s springtime art show, “The Whole Thing”, as part of Portland’s First Friday Art Walk. Specializing in pen and ink illustrations, Tara’s mission through her work as an artist is to create mindful art with love. She expresses gratitude and appreciation by illustrating themes of nature, Maine, anatomy and physiology, the healing arts, flora and fauna, and her love of traveling to distant places. Throughout the evening you’ll also have the chance to hear incredible sets by Just Milk, Tara’s electronic music project. Think glowing synth-pop, dark disco, and dreamy folk vocals. Kinda dancey, kinda chill. Beer & wine from Wayside Tavern will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
The Beach Boys: Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer | Merrill Auditorium | 7:00 PM The Beach Boys – who have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon, are bringing their “Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer” tour to fans around the world. The Beach Boys are currently led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. Tickets here.
The THE BAND | One Longfellow Square | 8:00 PM If you like The Band, you’ll love The THE BAND Band, the only nationally touring group dedicated exclusively to the accurate representation of The Band’s music, bringing it to life with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their extraordinary repertoire. From hit songs like “The Weight,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” as well as deep cuts from their classic albums, to the historic collaborations with Bob Dylan, The THE BAND Band delivers with the passion and commitment for which The Band was renowned. Tickets here.
Alice Limoges | Port City Blue | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Alice Limoges has a voice reminiscent of a young Fiona Apple, possesses a powerful, strong voice with the heart and soul of a classic folk troubadour! Alice has released four independent albums to date. Her song “No One Underneath” was a semi-finalist in the 2019 International Songwriting Competition. She played on the Grammy Award winning album “Ageless: Songs For The Child Archetype” by Jon Samson. Her new song and accompanying music video “China We Don’t Use” explores the intangibility of love, even familiar love, when our mental health is poor and we struggle to feel comfortable in our own bodies.
Saturday the 2nd
Art Rave | Free Street | 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Portland’s legendary INTERNATIONAL OPEN MIC is here to bring you a wide range of songs, poetry, and beyond! Please join Mayo Street Arts for curated (and spontaneous!) performances featuring a wide variety of international and American artists who call the Greater Portland area home. The event features experienced and emerging performers, as well as some open mic slots.
Mom Rock with Honey Creek | Sun Tiki Studios | 8:30 PM
Hosted and presented by tea knowledge expert Ellen Kanner, owner of Dobrá Tea, in the Old Port! You’ll get the chance to explore tea from origin, made from centuries-old traditions, passed down within families, generation to generation. Teas from each of the six classes – white, yellow, green, oolong, black and pu-er – will be explored. Dobra Tea will have several for you to taste, share some history and technique, traditions, how to taste tea and how to make selections going forward based on quality, comparable similarities, and personal taste. Tickets here.
LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy | One Longfellow Square | 8:00 PM Join OLS for an evening of laughs with local comics, hosted by Jim and Nikki Martin! Tickets and the line up here.
Sir King Kitchen Pop-Up | The Highroller Lobster Co. | 11:00 AM – Sell-out Spring is pop-up season and The Highroller Lobster Co. is rolling right into our next in-house feature this week with Sir King Kitchen! Indulge in delicious Jamaican/Caribbean delights as well as collab items – all day, a la carte, till sell-out!
Sweep the Leg | Ri Ra | 10:00 PM Sweep the Leg performs at Ri Ra! If you’re looking for a high-energy, rockin’ good time that will keep your crowd partying all night long, and raving for years to come, you’ve found the right band!
Sunday the 3rd
One Night of Queen| Aura Maine | 8:00 PM One Night Of Queen is a stunning live 2-hour concert recreating and celebrating the music of Queen. Performed by Gary Mullen and ‘The Works’, with fantastic staging, lighting, and effects, this show will rock you – guaranteed! Tickets here.
Slide Street Co. Brunch Pop-Up| Fork Food Lab | 11:00 PM – 3:00 PM Portland’s newest food truck, Slide Street Co. is popping- up for brunch-type sliders for all to try! There will be coffee and mimosas in addition. Pre-ordering is highly encouraged. Come get a taste before they officially hit the streets of Portland. Order online here.
Brew & Flow | Banded Brewing Co. | 11:00 PM -11:45 PM Enjoy a 45 minute vinyasa yoga flow followed by your favorite Banded Brewing beer! Hosted at Banded Brewing’s Portland Location, price included your first pour. Tickets here.
There’s more! Head to our Events Calendar here for more.