After a week where many of us saw subzero temperatures, the weekend in Portland, Maine is the perfect chance to get out and turn the heat up. Featured in the Weekend Guide this week; an array of different live music styles, a chance to celebrate New Year’s Eve again and one of the best stand-up comedians touring right now.
Friday the 14th
Jazzputin and the Jug Skunks | Blue | 8:00pm
Discover your new favorite jazz band when Jazzputin and the Jug Skunks hit the stage at Blue on Friday night. Sit back, relax and tap your feet to some jazz standards during this 2-hour performance.
Ward Hayden and The Outliers | One Longfellow Square | 8:00pm
A show more than 7 months in the making, Ward Hayden and The Outliers bring their soulful country music sound to the stage at One Longfellow Square this Friday night. $20 at the door.
Saturday the 15th
Spillers, Capisic, Bumbling Woohas, Vice Reversa | Geno’s Rock Club | 9:00pm
Geno’s Rock Club will once again feature a loaded bill of live music on Saturday night. Doors open at 8:00pm and there’s a $10 cover for this show.
Re-New Year’s Eve with Rigometrics and Roots, Rock, Rebels | Free Street | 7:00pm
Call it a delayed NYE celebration. Two floors of entertainment at Free Street on Saturday featuring DJs upstairs and Rigometrics and Roots, Rock, Rebels in the basement.
Black Is Beautiful Art Exploration | Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine | 10:30am
Join educators for interactive art exploration in the Lunder Arts and Culture Gallery featuring works by Javaka Steptoe and Jean-Michel Basquiat. This art exploration will also take place on the 16th and 17th at 10:30am
Back To The Neon 90’s | The Yard | 9:00pm
Throwing it back with tons of 90’s and 2000’s jams for a Saturday night dance party. Enjoy neon specialty cocktails and dance to your favorite hits with DJ Scott Laroc.
Tracy McMullen | Blue | 6:00pm
Tracy McMullen is a saxophonist and composer. Her lively sets include her original compositions and jazz standards performed with a variety of New England’s best jazz musicians.
ME Motorsports Xtreme Ice Racing | Cross Insurance Arena | 7:00pm
Man and machine combine to go zero to 60mph in under 3 seconds. The Maine Motorsports Xtreme Ice Racing Championships are back for one night only at the Cross Insurance Arena.
Sunday the 16th
Acoustic Sunday with David Karl Roberts | Thirsty Pig | 1:00pm
David Karl Roberts continues his winter residency at The Thirsty Pig this Sunday with a 2-hour performance. Grab a sausage and a beer and enjoy some sweet strumming all afternoon long.
Dave Attell | State Theatre | 8:00pm
Few comedians view the world quite like Dave Attell. Attell shares his musings of the world in a new stand-up performance at the State Theatre this Sunday night.