Let those frosty “winter blues” melt away with this weekend’s round-up of hot events!
This weekend, embrace the chilly charm of winter as you explore every corner of the city with the citywide 207 Day Scavenger Hunt. Savor the winter vibes at the Oyster Ice Bar at Maine Oyster Co. and discover that there are plenty of reasons to head outdoors, even in the cold. Dance the night away at Dancin’ Shoes, and bask in the warmth of community at the Queers + Beers meetup at Orange Bike Brewing Co. It’s a weekend of adventure, flavor, and connection, and you won’t want to miss a moment of the action!
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, February 2nd – Sunday, February 4th 2024
Friday the 2nd
The Oyster Ice Bar | Maine Oyster Company | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Repeats Saturday)
A frosty winter celebration! Maine Oyster Co. is blending the thrill of an ice luge party with the sublime flavors of fresh oysters! Shuck, slurp, and savor the flavors of the sea as you enjoy the company of fellow oyster aficionados. All are invited to partake in this icy winter delight. Maine Oyster Co.’s raw bar and restaurant will remain open until 8 PM, ensuring you have a full menu of delectable seafood and beverages to choose from.
Annual LOVE Gala | Thompson’s Point – Brick South | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
A night filled with live music from the 10-piece band Plush Music, delectable food by Blue Elephant Catering, and captivating visuals from Black Fly Media and Headlight Audio Visual. Plus, there are fantastic prizes to be won, including vacation getaways and more, all while supporting a meaningful cause. An unforgettable evening of giving back and celebration, the LOVE Gala is hosted by the Center for Grieving Children. The Center for Grieving Children is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe space, loving peer support, outreach, and education to grieving children, teens, young adults, families and the community. Tickets.
Russell Kaback | Henry’s Public House | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Prepare for a night of musical magic with Russell Kaback at Henry’s Public House. A surefire crowd pleaser, Russell brings his signature feel-good originals and masterful renditions of classic tunes to the stage each time. Russell is a talented musician who knows how to keep the good times rolling.
Dancin’ Shoes (Vinyl DJ Dance Party) | Oxbow Blending & Bottling | 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Slip into your finest dancing attire for this electrifying dance party at Oxbow Blending and Bottling! Boasting an all-vinyl selection of tunes that’ll transport you straight to Funkytown, this event features the incredible talents of Dad’s Denim, the host of the renowned Overlook dance party, the ever-swinging Ben Spalding from Cocktail Mary, and the groove maestro HiDuke, a resident selector at Arcadia and Oxbow. These DJs are ready to heat up the chilly night with an eclectic mix of funk, boogie, disco, and house music. Tickets.
Food and Wine Pairing | Cellardoor Winery | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reservation Times
Food and Wine Pairing is the name, Sip, Eat, Sip is the game. Indulge in the art of food and wine pairing at Cellardoor Winery’s “Sip, Eat, Sip” experience. Set in a relaxed atmosphere, guests will be treated to a delightful trio of food bites expertly matched with three exquisite wines, all guided by a Cellardoor host. This series proudly showcases culinary creations from diverse vendors at Fork Food Lab, a local non-profit food business incubator. This week’s menu features authentic Cambodian cuisine from Cambodia’s Best! Tickets.
Saturday the 3rd
Sunday the 4th
queers+beers ME | Orange Bike Brewing Company | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join Queers + Beers at Orange Bike Brewing, Portland’s pioneering gluten-free brewery, for a delightful February meet-up! This inclusive social club warmly welcomes the LGBTQIA+ and allies alike. Whether you’re sipping on a pint of craft brew or enjoying a non-alcoholic option, it’s a fantastic opportunity to connect, share stories, and embrace the wonderful diversity within our community.
BailaME Presents: Salsa & Merengue Workshop | VFW Portland | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join BailaME! for an exciting Salsa and Merengue Workshop with Clara y Al. This workshop offers three dynamic classes: Salsa-On-2 Beginner/Intermediate (12:00 PM – 12:50 PM), perfect for those new to Salsa or looking to refine their skills; Merengue Styling (1:00 PM – 1:50 PM), where you can dive into the energetic world of Merengue with a focus on styling and technique; and Salsa-On-2 Intermediate/Advanced (2:00 PM – 2:50 PM), for experienced dancers, this class takes Salsa to the next level. Get ready to dance and groove to vibrant Latin rhythms! Each class is available for $15. Or, take the bundle and attend all three for $40. Sign-up.
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