The Weekend Guide for Jan 18th – 20th | Portland Old Port

The Weekend Guide for Jan 18th – 20th

Before the impending doom of winter storm Harper sets in, get your fill of a little bit of everything in the Old Port.


Sometimes, you just want to feel the satisfaction of making something with your own two hands. For those moments, Open Bench Project is offering Intro to Woodworking and giving you the skills and confidence you need to make some awesome stuff, starting at 6 pm!

It’s the perfect night to catch a little hockey as the Maine Mariners play the Manchester Monarchs at Cross Insurance Arena! The puck will drop at 7 pm!

Feeling blue? Catch three great acts rooted in the blues for one night only in Portland with Tumbledown Saints, Papa Time & The Desperate Man’s Blues Explosion, and Clara Junken during the Portland Blues Revue at Portland House of Music & Events! The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are just $8 if you buy them online in advance!

Enjoy a night of romance, enchantment, and mystery at Aura with Plague’s Midwinter Masquerade Ball! DJ Znuh and DJ Dyssident will be spinning the goth/industrial/elegant music all night long, so switch up your usual Friday night plans and grab a mask! The party starts at 9 pm.


What is winter for if not for drinking deep, dark, delicious stouts? Sample the best of the best at Stoutfest with Novare Res, starting at noon! From barrel-aged, to peanut buttery goodness, they’ll be available until they kick!

Urban Farm Fermentory’s free concert series continues with Portland’s own Tom Templer! Hang out, relax, have a beer or kombucha, and enjoy great music and great company starting at 3 pm.

Feeling Xtreme? You’ll want to catch Maine Motorsport Xtreme International Ice Racing Championships, brought to Portland by Big Moose Harley Davidson at Cross Insurance Arena! This event is for thrill seekers of all ages and begins at 7 pm!

Big Lebowski Night at Port City Music Hall is back for year 3! Come dressed as your favorite character and expect copious amounts of White Russians, starting at 7 pm! Costume Contest winners will take home some great prizes, dude.

The 10-day forecast is calling for snow, so Oxbow is throwing a blizzard party with DJ sets from a local fav, Double Dessert! Dance off the winter blues with hot toddy specials, 80’s ski movies, Duckfat snacks, and a DJ dance party at 9 pm!


It’s a Football Fiesta every Sunday at Margaritas from open to close as they offer $4 20 oz draft beers, $6 house margaritas, a Sunday Sampler special, and half-price select appetizers!

Enjoy some live jazz featuring Maine’s finest musicians with Ocean Sol Jazz Live at Blue! There’s no better way to relax on a Sunday before the scaries set in, starting at 6 pm.

Before you even think about Monday morning rolling around, take some time to Rest + Restore with a restorative yoga session by candlelight with West End Village Studio as they guide you home to yourself through mindful breath and relaxation in this deeply nourishing class, starting at 6:30 pm.

It’s a big day for Sunday football as the AFC championship game kicks off! Watch the game that matters at 6:40 pm with Fore Play as they offer great bar specials and TV’s in every direction!