If you’re a fan of film and music, then this really is the weekend for you! Action!
This weekend gives you multiple opportunities to listen to the best of local talent (One Longfellow Square, The Thirsty Pig, Maine Craft Distilling, and just about anywhere else), as well as opportunities to celebrate the many works of Portland’s most influential film directors. And if that wasn’t enough to excite you, the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine celebrates the busiest of bees and RiRa gives you and your pup a chance to unleash for Yappy Hour! Check it out!
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, August 18th – Sunday, August 20th 2023
Friday the 18th
Mr Sun | One Longfellow Square | 7:00 PM
Prepare to be amazed this Friday by the harmonious magic of Mr. Sun, a supergroup that brings together the talents of four extraordinary musicians from the American roots scene. If the names Darol Anger, Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy, and Aidan O’Donnell don’t ring a bell, their remarkable contributions certainly will. Renowned fiddler Darol Anger, with his extensive solo work and collaborations, Joe K. Walsh, the exceptional mandolin virtuoso and songwriter, Grant Gordy, the guitar genius who’s shared the stage with David Grisman, and the phenomenal Scots bassist Aidan O’Donnell, known for supporting jazz legends and modern maestros, all unite to create the cheerfully named supergroup that is Mr. Sun. Tickets.
Saturday the 19th
The Flotilla to Fight Cancer is an amazing event that combines live music, the sea, and a chance to make a difference in Mainer’s lives. Join Don Campbell on Saturday August 19th 1pm for his on-the-water benefit concert – an afternoon on the sea with great live music while supporting a great cause. Promising to be an unforgettable experience on the water with family and friends, you need a boat to see it or hitch a ride with Foggs Water Taxi & Charters. Not only will you enjoy a delightful experience, but also contribute to a crucial cause – 50% of ticket proceeds will be dedicated to supporting the vital mission of the Maine Cancer Foundation. Tickets for Fogg’s.
World Honeybee Day | The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Celebrate the vital role of bees in food production on World Honeybee Day! Bees play a crucial part by pollinating flowers, aiding in the growth of fruits and vegetables that sustain us. The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine are dedicating a full day of activities to honor these hardworking pollinators: Craft your own honeybee during thier open MakerSpace session, using recycled materials; Let your creativity flow as you design unique pollinators, whether fluffy, fast, or funny; Dive into the science of honeybees through interactive games, exploring their communication through dancing. Join for a day of discovery, appreciation, and fun! Admission includes access to all World Honeybee Day programs. Tickets.
Live Music with George Brown & The Soul Lifters | Maine Craft Distilling | :00 PM
Ready yourself for a fantastic evening! Join Maine Craft Distilling for a night filled with live music and great vibes! George Brown, a talented singer-songwriter, and the Soul Lifters are set to perform from 7 PM – 9 PM. With an excellent selection of drinks and captivating tunes, this is an event you definitely want to be a part of. Don’t miss out!
ENCOUNTERS | VIVA The Sensation | Maine Studio Works | 7:00 PM + 9:00 PM
Experience the sensational world of Viva, an extraordinary artist who’s a singer, actor, model, bandleader, dancer, activist, and producer all rolled into one. With electrifying and unpredictable performances, Viva is an Afrofuturist sensation that defies conventions. At Encounters (Portland’s pop up interactive immersive art experience happening in the East Bayside neighborhood) VIVA taps into the cosmic, interpreting possible messages from beyond Vega’s star system through pulsating electronica beats and a mesmerizing vision of a brighter future. Prepare for an unforgettable live show as The Sensation takes the stage, backed by dancers and fueled by thumping EDM covers and original hits from her upcoming album “Hot GLAMN.” Tickets.
FREE Outdoor Screening of ‘The Quiet Man’ | Monument Square | 8:00 PM
Sunday the 20th
Hooping Class with Phoebe Flows | Three of Strong Spirits | 7:00 PM
Find your inner dancer with an instructional hoop class led by the captivating burlesque icon, Phoebe Flows. Discover the art of flow as you twirl and whirl with hula hoops under the open sky. Learn the mesmerizing techniques of hoop dance while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of Three of Strong Spirits. After the class, cool down and socialize with fellow participants while enjoying a refreshing $2 off your drink tab. Don’t miss this chance to connect with your inner rhythm and experience the magic of hoop dancing with a touch of burlesque flair. Sign-Up.
Groove: Hip-Hop at Industrial Way | Austin Street Brewery| 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hi Barbies and Kens!Get ready to groove with Barbie vibes at Groove 207’s themed hip-hop class at Austin Street Brewery! Channel your inner dancer as Groove 207 leads you through a beginner-level choreography to a playlist inspired by Barbie movies. After the class, hang out and enjoy a refreshing beverage from Austin Street Brewery (one included in the ticket price). If the weather is nice, you’ll dance outdoors. Don’t miss the chance to move and groove with fellow Barbie fans. And remember, pink attire is a must to complete the Barbie experience! Sign-up.
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.