The Weekend Guide for January 24th-26th

Talk about variety! Portland, Maine has got it going on this weekend! Like roller derby? We’ve got it! Family ice skating? Not a problem. A toga party? Done! Seriously, we’ve got it all. Grab your family and friends and check it out!


Visit the Portland Harbor Hotel Ice Bar from 5-9pm Friday and Saturday! The hotel will be turned into one big party with outdoor ice bars and specialty cocktails. There will be hors d’oeuvres and music by DJ Jon! Grab your ticket today! 

Join Allagash Brewing Company for their Wild Winter Weekend starting at 6pm. There will be special bottles, the release of new beers, giveaways, music, food trucks and more! Check out their Facebook page for the Friday and Saturday schedules and ticket pricing.

Girl Talk Portland will have a panel at Mayo Street Arts from 6:30-8:30pm. They will be discussing serious issues women face in our society and creating a safe space for women to join in on the conversation. For more information visit their Facebook page!

It’s Star Wars Night at the Maine Mariners Game at Cross Insurance Arena! The game is at 7:15pm and tickets run from $12-$24!

Dance the night away at Hot Chocolate at FLASK LOUNGE from 9pm-1am while also doing good! Bring donations of winter coats, hats, gloves, jeans, socks, scarves, or backpacks for free admission or donate $5. All donations will be going to Preble Street. See their Facebook page for more information.

Join DJ Znuh & DJ Oldnight for a Dark, Alternative Dance from 9pm-1am at Aura! This dance is hosted by Plague and Gothic Maine, so you know it’s the real deal! Tickets are $3 before 9:30 and $5 after. This is a 21+ event.


Attend the Korean Lunar New Year Celebration at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine from 10:30am- 12pm! Everyone is invited to join the celebration, try on traditional clothing, explore the musical instruments, and learn how to write your name in Korean! This event is free with admission. 

Visit Bunker Brewing Company and The Maine Cats’ Bush Fire Relief Fundraiser from 1-4pm. All proceeds will be donated to WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization. 

Grab your skates and attend the 5th Annual Out on Ice from 3-7:30pm on The Rink at Thompson’s Point. There will be skating, performances, off the ice activities, and dancing! Tickets are $8 to skate and $3 for rentals, $2 per ticket is donated to support EqualityMaine, GLSEN-Southern Maine, Maine TransNet, PFLAG and Pride Portland. 

Ever been to a roller derby bout? Now’s your chance! The Maine Roller Derby Winter Classic is from 5-7pm at Portland Expo. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for adults, tickets for kids 11-15 are $5, and kids 10 years and younger are free! Let’s roll!

The Miss Blackstones 2020 Finals are at 8:30pm at the Port City Music Hall! The six finalist drag queens will be battling for the crown! Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of, preferred seating is $25. The doors open at 7:30 and this event is 18+.

Check out Portland House of Music and Events’ Toga Party from 9pm-12am hosted by POPSiCKLE. Wearing a toga is encouraged! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door! This is a 21+ event.

Spearforger will be at Gritty McDuff’s from 9:30pm-12:30am! Grab you buddies and get ready to dance! 


Head over to Yoga at Brewery Extrava at 10:30am! If you love yoga and beer this event is perfect for you! All yoga levels are welcome. It’s $15 for the class and your first beer! Yoga mats will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Grab your littlest music lover for Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids at 11:30 at Port City Music Hall! Tickets are $15 and children under 1 year are free. Introduce your little ones to classic rock and watch them sing and dance along!

See some of Portland’s best performing arts acts at Merrill Auditoriums’ Here Hear 2020 event at 4pm. This is the second annual performance of Here Hear. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children and students. This event showcases multicultural performances and is a great opportunity to see a wide variety of amazing acts including flamenco dance, indie pop music, Rwandan drumming, and much much more. 

Fork Food Lab is hosting a Charity Dinner for Australian Animals from 6-8:30pm. All proceeds from the dinner and silent auction will be donated to WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization. Tickets are $75 for both vegetarian and meat options and include a three course dinner and take home jar of Pavlova!

Dubdaze will be at FLASK LOUNGE from 9pm-1am! Three NYC DJs will be bringing the music, so wear your dancing shoes! There’s a $5 suggested donation and this is a 21+ event.