Get ready for an action-packed weekend in Portland!
Whether you’re up for an energizing Barre workout, eager to rock out with a Led Zeppelin tribute, ready to twist and shout at Beatles Night, or looking to enjoy some brews for a good cause at Kegs for a Cause, we’ve got your weekend plans covered.
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, January 26th – Sunday, January 28th 2024
Friday the 26th
Kegs for Causes | Rising Tide Brewing Co. | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join Rising Tide Brewing Co. for the kickoff of their monthly fundraising series. They are starting the year with a heartwarming twist – they’ll be collecting kid-friendly soup donations and monetary contributions to support The Locker Project, a community-funded nonprofit dedicated to helping food-insecure children and their families in Greater Portland. January release features an exclusive American Wheat Ale with Foraged Quince, available only on draft in very limited quantities. During the event, $1 per pour will be directly donated to The Locker Project. Food and beverages (non-alcoholic options available) will be available for purchase, and there’s no admission fee.
The Land of Giants Film Screening & Slient Auction | Austin Street Brewery | 5:00 PM
An exciting evening at Austin Street Brewery’s Fox Street tasting room. The team is screening a Matchstick Productions film, “The Land of Giants,” and hosting a silent auction with all proceeds going to support Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation. Discover the incredible services that Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation provides to individuals with disabilities across the state. The silent auction, beginning at 5 PM, features fantastic prizes from generous sponsors. Then, at 6 PM, settle in for an epic screening of “The Land of Giants,” a new ski film that explores the most iconic mountains on Earth. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great cinema, win amazing prizes, and contribute to a wonderful cause!
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical | Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine | Multiple Dates & Times
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale is a hilarious and heartwarming play that follows Trixie, a spirited toddler, and her beloved stuffed bunny. When Knuffle Bunny goes missing during a trip to the laundromat, Trixie and her dad embark on a race against time to find him, leading to comical misunderstandings and a powerful lesson in communication. Through laughter and empathy, this charming play highlights the value of patience, understanding, and the bonds of love. With lovable characters, and a touch of magic, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale is an enchanting journey that captures the heart and celebrates the power of imagination and connection. Tickets.
Get The Led Out | State Theatre | 8:00 PM
The ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute! Experience Led Zeppelin’s music like never before with Get The Led Out. This Philadelphia-based band of six seasoned musicians faithfully recreates Zeppelin’s studio recordings on stage, delivering an electrifying performance filled with authenticity and energy. GTLO focuses on Zeppelin’s early years and explores lesser-known tracks rarely performed in concert. Their acoustic set adds a unique dimension to the show, featuring classics in their original instrumentation. GTLO’s commitment to delivering Zeppelin’s music with precision and passion has made them a standout act in the tribute band scene. With no gimmicks, just pure musical talent, they bring the timeless magic of Led Zeppelin to life for audiences to enjoy. Tickets.
Saturday the 27th
Sunday the 28th
The Rock and Roll Playhouse plays Music of Phish for Kids & More – ft. Piper | PHOME | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Let your kids groove, play, and sing to classic rock hits! The Rock and Roll Playhouse is bringing the magic of Phish’s music to a whole new generation of young fans! This family concert series invites kids and their families to experience the iconic songs of Phish in a kid-friendly setting. With games, movement, stories, and lots of dancing, it’s an opportunity for children to explore their creativity while having a blast. Bring the whole family and rock out together! Please note that all children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. The Rock and Roll Playhouse takes special care to ensure a comfortable volume level for sensitive little ears. Tickets.
Lucas Zelnick | Empire Comedy Club | 7:00 PM (Also Saturday)
Lucas Zelnick is a stand-up comedian born, raised, and based in New York City, who challenges his cushy upbringing through punch-heavy material. Lucas’s stand-up clips have exploded online, where he has received over 100M views and 500K+ followers across Instagram and TikTok. In 2022, Lucas established a strong baseline for himself as a touring comedian, selling out 8 shows at Zanies Chicago. That same year, he appeared in SF Sketchfest and as a guest on Amazon Prime Video’s Sports Talk. 2023 was a breakout year for Lucas: he headlined the New York Comedy Festival, taped a secret set with Don’t Tell Comedy, and taped his Comedy Central debut for Season 14 of Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring. Tickets.
Looking for a full-body workout that not only strengthens but also stretches your muscles? Barre at Portland Yoga Project might be just what you need! This unique fitness class is heavily influenced by Pilates and yoga, providing a holistic approach to building strength and flexibility. You can expect a series of controlled movements that target the deeper stabilizing muscles in all major muscle groups. Using your own body weight as resistance, this low-impact workout is accessible to people of various fitness levels and body types. Plus, the class incorporates stretches to balance the intense muscle work. Your instructor, Elly Lovin, is a seasoned movement expert with a background in classical ballet and a passion for dance. She brings a wealth of experience in teaching various movement disciplines, making each Barre class a fun and effective workout.
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.