Another workweek done, another eventful weekend ahead! Don’t believe us? Well, have a little faith in us because this weekend’s line-up of events includes John Haitt, silent movies, Contra dance, smokin’ kittens, comedy shows, parking lot takeovers and so much more. Check it out.
Here’s the Weekend Guide for Friday, June 24th – Sunday, June 26th, 2022!
Friday the 24th
Smokin’ Hot Kittens | Urban Farm Fermentory | 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Meowy Jane presents : “Smokin Hot Kittens” – an event celebrating cannabis, pride, and drag! The evening will include drinks, food trucks, a selfie booth, and virtual performances from drag artists all over the the country! Including “Mystique Summers” from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Violencia! From Dragula, Diana Fire from Camp Wannakiki, and more. At 8pm find your seats and throw your $1 bills at the amazing drag artists; Severity stone, Larissa Montes, Obscura Freakshow, Travis T Stone, Heidi Tuckins and Jakk Bloodstone. $5 from every ticket sale will be going to Maine Trans Net! Tickets here.
John Hiatt & The Goners | State Theatre | 7:00 PM Doors – 8:00 PM Show
A master lyricist and satirical storyteller, John Hiatt delivers songs filled with tales of redemption, relationships and surrendering on his own terms. His lyrics and melodies have graced more than 20 studio albums, have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and scores of others, and have earned him a place in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, a BMI Troubadour award, and a lifetime achievement in songwriting designation from the Americana Music Association. Tickets here.
Gastor Almonte’s The Sugar – Comedy Special | Free Street | 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Award-winning comedian, storyteller, writer, and host, Gastor Almonte returns to Maine! He’s appeared on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, VICE and PBS, while TIMEOUT magazine named him one of your “New Comedy Obsessions.” After making his Maine debut last year at Marcus Cardona + Thompson’s Point’s Cabin Fever, + The Portland Comedy Co-Op’s Laugh Shack at Lincoln’s, Gastor Almonte returns with a special hour titled The Sugar written and directed by Gastor himself. Tickets here.
Piano Palooza! Piano, Pints, and Pop | Portland Conservatory of Music | 6:00 PM (Events happening all weekend)
A weekend of great piano performances, cold bubbly drinks and good food in support of the Building Harmony Capital Campaign at PCM. The Portland Conservatory of Music will be hosting a weekend of concerts featuring a variety of renowned and local pianists who have all donated their performance fees to raise funds. Friday’s ‘Piano, Pints and Pop’ event will include an evening of popular favorites and ragtime piano performed by Board Member Greg Sferes, award winning PCM student Michael Bostock and pianist Sue Schmitt. Enjoy cold Allagash beers, soft drinks and lots of Flatbread Pizza! Tickets here.
Eliot Lewis (of Hall & Oats) | One Longfellow Square | 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Saturday the 25th
Summer Bash on the Bay | Thompson’s Point | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Summer Bash On The Bay, presented by Bath Iron Works, brings together good drinks, good food + food trucks, and good music to create this summer’s hottest event. Stage performances include the band Stolen Mojo & Sugarbox, so bring your lawn chair or blanket and stay all day. The food truck line-up includes, Royale Kitchen, Great Scott’s Mac Wagon, Eighty8 Donuts, Cargo Pizza Co., Mr. Tuna, PB&Me, and Brother Shucker. This is a 21+ event. Tickets here.
Contra Dance! With the Portland Intown Contra Dance Open Band – a band filled with professional and amature players who love to play for dances! This Contra Dance will be a two set event; first set led by Emily Troll, band leader for the PIC’D Up Contra Dance band. Emily’s open approach is welcoming and fun, where anyone can join in and play along. Second Set will bring Mari Black and Megan Bergeron to the stage. Mari is an old friend of Peaks Island having grown up in Maine and spent many days and nights on the rocky shores. Megan Bergeron will join from the Canadian province of New Brunswick and brings with her a long family tradition of Acadian French piano accompaniment. All are welcome for this collaborative social dance. No partners required. $20 at the door.
Deering Oaks Park Clean-Up | Deering Oaks Park | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Litter Crew will be hosting a fundraiser event and park clean up in Deering Oaks Park! Supplies for clean will be covered by Litter Crew. All are welcome! After the clean up, they plan on having a raffle, giving away some prizes, and grilling at the picnic area in the park.
Sunday the 26th
Family Yoga | Harbor View Park in the West End | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Portland Yoga Collective brings a unique yoga class + provides a super fun way to stay active and healthy together as a family! Join Cayce Parker, a certified children’s yoga instructor and preschool teacher, for a morning of playful yoga and connection. You and your little one will explore the benefits of yoga through singing, dancing, playing and relaxing together. Each class includes breathing, stretching, pose practice, and engaging activities that are enjoyable for yogis of all ages. No yoga experience necessary. Sign up here.
Ales for Tails | Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse | 2:00 PM – 5:00 pM
Join the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland for Maine’s only dog-centric beer festival, Ales for Tails! Ales for Tails is an afternoon of Maine-brewed beers, food truck deliciousness, and oceanside fun with your human and canine best friends– all to support the ARLGP’s life-saving work. Each admission includes (6) 8-ounce pours for the brewery booths, free parking, and an aluminum souvenir tasting cup. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend at no additional cost. This is a 21+ event.Tickets here.
Self Love Yoga | Austin Street Brewery | 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Join Austin Street Brewery for a morning of yoga and meditation in celebration of Pride! Emily Lambdin will guide you through a 40 minute hatha/vinyasa flow followed by 15 minutes of breath work and meditation. Emily is a certified yoga instructor, bartender at Austin Street, and proud member of the queer community in Portland. You can expect an empowering class that is accessible to all levels of yoga practitioners. This class is part of Austin Street’s Pride 2022 programming; the class will encourage participants to feel loved within their bodies, hearts, and minds. There will be upbeat music, beautiful plants, and good energy to get Sunday started on the right foot! Ticket price includes one 8oz draft pour. Tickets here.
Parking Lot Takeover with Curbside Queens | Bayside Bowl | 5:00 PM -8:30 PM
️The Curbside Queens are back at Bayside Bowl! Fabulous drag, stellar food, tasty drinks, right in the parking lot! Featuring performances by fabulous cast members Spreada Lajoy, Cherry Lemonade, Finn Gerring, Danielle Dior, and Bunny Wonderland! Food and drinks provided to the lot by Bayside Bowl. A perfect way to spend a Sunday evening during pride month! Tickets here.
Neptune Frost | SPACE Gallery | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
An Afro-Futurist sci-fi punk musical from Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman and presented by Indigo Arts Alliance. Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs that Williams has explored in his work. Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. Set between states of being – past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience – Neptune Frost is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends. Tickets here.
David Karl Roberts | Thirsty Pig | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Combine an Americana troubadour with a cocktail of soulful melodies, folk and blue note jazz served up over the rocks and you get David Karl Roberts, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Will be playing at The Thirsty Pig, where you will get to sip local brews and feast upon home made sausages and other yummy treats!
Silent Movie Sunday | Congress Square Park | 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The last Sunday of every month, Kinonik, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enlighten and entertain audiences of all ages through projected screenings of celluloid classic films., will be showing a silent movie in Congress Square Park on 16mm film, which will also feature live accompaniment! This Sunday it is the classic Sherlock, Jr., starring Buster Keaton, plus a Keaton short called The Blacksmith.
For more events, head to our full Events Calendar here.