Join us for a weekend filled with music, dance, and delicious moments – Portland, Maine style!
This time around, get ready for a dose of musical magic as Grace Potter takes the stage at the State Theatre, promising an evening of soul-stirring melodies. Then, prepare to bridge the musical generations at Rock of All Ages, where MAMM showcases both young talents and seasoned performers.
If you’re craving some nostalgic beats, don’t miss the ‘I Love the ’90s Dance Party’ – it’s your ticket to a blast from the past on the dance floor. And for a sip of cozy sweetness, head to the Hot Cocoa Sip-Off in Congress Square Park. It’s your chance to taste the city’s finest cocoa creations.
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, January 19th – Sunday, January 21st 2024
Friday the 19th
Grace Potter Mother Road Tour | State Theatre | 7:00 PM Doors
STATUS UPDATE: SOLDOUT
Grace Potter is back and ready to rock the State Theatre like never before! After a soul-searching solo journey, she’s emerged with a breathtaking collection of songs in ‘Mother Road.’ This album, an ode to her cross-country road trip, weaves tales of self-discovery, resilience, and transformation. Potter’s powerful vocals and masterful songwriting, combined with a stellar lineup of musicians, promise an unforgettable performance. Get ready for a night of electrifying music that captures the heart and soul of a beloved artist. Tickets.
MAMM Presents: Rock of (All Ages) | SPACE | 5:00 PM
Get ready to rock through the ages with the Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM)! It’s a one-of-a-kind showcase where musical generations unite. MAMM presents a lineup that spans both adult and student bands, offering a diverse musical journey for all ages. From soulful originals to timeless classics, these multi-generational MAMM bands have something to delight every member of the audience. Don’t miss this harmonious collision of past, present, and future talents! Tickets.
Loquat’s 4th Anniversary Party & Raffle | Cocktail Mary | 10:00 PM
Celebrate Loquat’s Fourth Anniversary! It’s a day filled with excitement, raffles, and good vibes. Visit their store on Exchange Street between 10 AM and 6 PM to enter their special anniversary raffle. Plus, if you’re sporting your finest Loquat gear, they will give you an extra entry for a chance to win a fabulous $50 gift certificate! But the festivities don’t stop there! Join the Loquat team later in the evening at Cocktail Mary for an incredible after party starting at 10 PM. Get ready to dance the night away to the electrifying beats of Benjamin Spalding. Here’s to many more years of the Loquat Fam!
The Carmine Cabaret | Anthony’s Italian Kitchen | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Kick off the weekend on a delicious note with The Carmine Cabaret at Anthony’s Italian Kitchen. This event promises an evening of delectable food, exquisite wines, and endless fun! As the night unfolds, you’ll be treated to enchanting songs and captivating stories. But here’s the twist: you’re not just a spectator; you’re an active participant! Take the stage and share your unique rendition of your favorite songs.
I Love the 90s! Dance Party | One Longfellow Square | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dust off your Discman and join mosart212! One Longfellow Square is taking it back to the 90s in a dance extravaganza! Bring your friends and join for a night of FUN and nostalgia as they rewind the clock and pump up the jams that defined the era. From the Beastie Boys to Björk, mosart212 will be spinning the tracks that made the 90s unforgettable. So throw on your best overalls, flannel shirt, neon leggings or windbreaker, and party like it’s 1999! Tickets.
Saturday the 20th
Sunday the 21st
Hot Cocoa Sip-off | Congress Square Park | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Hot Cocoa Sip-off is back and ready to warm your taste buds! Join in the heart of Congress Square Park for a delightful afternoon. Four exceptional food creators, including The Pink Waffle, Milk Bottle, Kitty Lamb, and The Whole Almond, will be dishing out delectable samples of their unique hot cocoa recipes. And here’s the exciting part: You get to be the judge and cast your votes for your favorites! To keep it eco-friendly, don’t forget to bring your own sipping vessel. Plus, if you’re in the mood for some ceramic artistry, Friends of Congress Square Park have got you covered – a few local ceramicists will be on-site with their exquisite mugs for sale! This event is free and open to everyone, but FoCSP encourage a suggested donation of $5+ to help cover costs and support the fantastic work of FoCSP.
Singles Dating & Karaoke Night | East Ender | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Singles, sing your heart out! The Bug Club (Modern speed dating + singles meetups) is teaming up with The East Ender to bring you a fun night meeting like-minded locals and bonding over music! The event begins upstairs in the cozy and romantic “hideaway” where singles will meet for a series of mini dates before moving downstairs for a low key karaoke party! The East Ender’s set up keeps karaoke fun, low pressure, and best of all, participatory! Did you click with someone during the dating portion? Why not be bold and propose a duet? Do you love the karaoke atmosphere but shy away from the spotlight? Stick around anyway and enjoy the performances! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket code! Tickets.
Winter Tree I.D. with ReWild Maine | Loring Memorial Park | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Join ReWild Maine for a unique Tree I.D. adventure and discover the wisdom of the natural world. In a modern age, the connection to nature is more crucial than ever, and tree identification is a skill that bridges humans to the earth’s rhythms. Even in the quiet of winter, when leaves have fallen, ReWild Maine will embark on a journey to unlock the secrets of forest neighbors. Learn to read the language of trees through their bark, buds, and distinctive growth patterns. It’s an opportunity to deepen your bond with the environment and embrace the wisdom of our ancestors. Sign-Up.
New York International Children’s Film Festival Kid Flicks | SPACE | 2:00 PM
Calling all young adventurers aged 8 and up! The New York International Children’s Film Festival proudly presents ‘Kid Flicks,’ a program packed with big and small challenges, vibrant stories, and thrilling adventures. Dive into a special collection of international shorts, featuring films in English, Spanish, Korean, Shona, and Urdu. Join an imaginative architect as they construct personalized dream homes, follow a crafty girl on a mission to rescue her beloved pet goat, and meet the endearing staff of a bustling food court eatery. This impressive lineup of films promises to captivate and inspire young audiences, offering a world of cinematic wonder. Tickets.
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.