Gas up the generators and snowblowers because the first legit snowstorm of the winter appears to be on track to smash most of Maine. What does that mean for weekend activities? Most times, the show must go on. Keep a close eye on possible cancellations for Saturday. DON’T FORGET: THE OLD PORT ZONE PARKING BAN DOESN’T GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL 1:00am
Friday the 28th
Plague | Aura | 9:00pm
Time to visit the dark side for an evening of dancing and libations. DJs Saphire and Undrig spin dark alternative/industrial and goth tunes all night long.
Bearly Dead | Bayside Bowl | 8:00pm – 11:30pm
Bearly Dead is an all-star cast of players with deep roots in the New England jam and festival scene. Expect to hear some Grateful Dead classics as well as a trip through their extended catalog.
Simplexity | Blue | 8:00 – 11:00pm
Simplexity is an all original electric jazz/funk/fusion ensemble located on planet Earth in the mid-coast Maine area. Leaving low-earth orbit at infinite amplitude.
Griffin House | One Longfellow Square | 8:00pm
If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House. House brings more than 15 years of touring experience to the stage at OLS this weekend.
Saturday the 29th
The Cover Tones | RiRa | 10:00pm – 1:00am
A Portland favorite from Connecticut is back to cure the winter blues with a blistering night of rock n’ roll. 21+
The Return Of OGRE | Sun Tiki Studios | 8:30pm – 11:30pm
For over 20 years, Portland, Maine’s OGRE has been bringing its unique brand of vintage 70s rock and doom metal to audiences both local and global. After several years away, they return to the stage this weekend.
Wake Up Mama | Portland House of Music and Events | 7:00pm
Flash back in time as Wake Up Mama, a tribute to the Allman Brothers band hits the stage at PHOME this Saturday night.
Ryan Devlin Quartet | Blue | 8:00pm
Ryan Devlin is a 24 year old saxophonist and private woodwind instructor living in Boston, Massachusetts. Prepare yourself for a night of great jazz and big band tunes.
The Gawler Family Band | Mayo Street Arts | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Gawlers are a fun-loving, fiddling family band, from the heart of Maine, with shining smiles and joyful sounds.
Mikayla and The Basement Cats | Blue | 10:00pm
Mikayla & the Basement Cats are a group of young and inspired friends with a mix of jazz, funk, classical and rock backgrounds
Sunday the 30th
Poulenc’s Organ Concerto | Merrill Auditorium | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Warm up this winter with dynamic performances of Bruckner’s bold Symphony No. 6 and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto played on the world-renowned Kotzschmar Organ.
Big Boy Blinky | Blue | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Expect to shuffle softly, tear up, chuckle quietly, and even smirk a bit, as you listen to Big Boy Binky’s amplified alternative original music!
Acoustic Sundays with David Karl Roberts | Thirsty Pig | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Grab a seat, a sausage and a beer and enjoy some amazing finger-style acoustic blues, rags and originals from musician David Karl Roberts.
An Evening With Shugri Said Salh | Space | 6:00pm
Storytelling and conversation will ensue as Somalian author Shugri Said Salh shares her amazing life journey.
Boy Harsher’s The Runner | Apohadion Theater | 7:00pm
Grip your seat tight as a screening of The Runner takes place. The Runner is a horror film intercut with a “meta-style” documentary about Boy Harsher’s recording process.
Eminence Ensemble | Portland House of Music and Events | 7:00pm
Prepare yourself as Colorado-based Eminence Ensemble takes the stage at PHOME bringing their spectacular light show and genre-bending compositions.