The Weekend Guide for Jan 25th – 27th | Portland Old Port

The Weekend Guide for Jan 25th – 27th

Between the snow, the rain, the cold, and everything in between, you’ve been cooped up all week. Tear yourself away from the couch, there’s no time to waste with so much fun happening this weekend in the Old Port.

Friday

It’s still going on until the kegs run dry! Join Novare Res in drinking everyone’s favorite beer, the stout, in all of its forms and flavors at Stoutfest, open to close!

Ladies, get your weekend started out strong with EVO Rock + Fitness at their Strong Women Summit, an event celebrating and empowering women through climbing, yoga, and community! Open to all experience levels, there’ll be women-run vendors such as Aret Basewear and Chase Street Soap Co, delicious food from Crepe Elizabeth, craft beer from Battery Steele, and wine from Blue Lobster Wine Co. starting at 5 pm!

The Portland Harbor Hotel Ice Bar is BACK and it’s sold out on Saturday, so get chilly with an ice cold cocktail at 5! You’ll find beautifully crafted ice bars, ice sculptures, DJ Jon, fire pits, complimentary food and fully stocked bars inside (when it’s time to warm your feet).

If staying warm for the entire night is more your style, join Maine Craft Distilling as they welcome the Joe Beninati Trio to their tasting room for a night of jazz while having some of the best pub fare and drinks in town. They’ll start serenading at 7 pm.

And if you’re skipping warm and aiming straight for downright sweaty, join Hustle and Flow for a throwback hip hop dance class starting at 7 pm.

Saturday

Yoga and mead, our two favorite ancient things. Join Crystal Love for a vinyasa flow at Maine Mead Works, beginning at 10 am for 60 minutes of flow, meditation + sound bowl healing, and light reiki, a complimentary mead tasting, an educational tour of the meadery, a giveaway raffle featuring MMW goodies!

The 5th Annual Portland On Tap will be pouring up good times and great beer at Cross Insurance Arena from 12-9 pm! Sample over 120 craft beers from over 60 breweries, all under one roof.

Out On Ice! Is back for its fourth year at The Rink at Thompson’s Point in Portland. This year will be bigger and better than ever with music by DJ Foxy, DJ Disco Dungeon, figure skating performances, a food truck, fire pit, and cash bar. This event supports Equality Maine and GLSEN-Southern Maine’s programs to create safer schools for LGBTQ+ youth in Southern Maine. It all starts at 6 pm.

See why Running With Scissors is one of Maine’s longest running and funniest improv groups, 9 pm at the Fresnel Theater for their January Show!

The Maine Dead Project is coming back to Portland House of Music & Events for a six week winter residency, and lucky for us it starts at 9 pm. Don’t miss the fox-tastic kickoff party.

Sunday

Maker’s Market at the Point is a market for the creative community in Maine and New England to showcase their products. Farmers, artisans, art, vintage sellers, jewelry, woodwork, crafts, and more! Did we mention a full bar with Bloodys and mimosas while you shop? It starts at 10 am on Thompson’s Point.

Sunday relaxation is being practiced at its’ finest with Knitting 101 with Watershed Floral at Austin Street Brewery. Go for the knitting, coffee, and croissants, stay for the beer. Starting at 9 am.

Head over to Bunker Brewing Company at 2 pm to enjoy some traditional Irish tunes, played by Boghat. We’re pretty sure beer and Irish music were meant to be enjoyed together.

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