80s rock n’ roll, First Friday, the Rustic Overtones, and the start of the Portland Summer Films Series – there’s a lot going down in the Old Port this weekend.
Thursday, June 4
Another week, another awesome Waterfronts Concerts show going down at the Maine State Pier. 80s icon Billy Idol and his North American Kings & Queens of the Underground Tour will be rocking the Pier. Our favorite Idol track is “Dancing With Myself” and we’re also hoping we get to hear “White Wedding”, “Hot in the City”, “Eyes Without A Face”, and “Rebel Yell.”
Tickets run $30.75 to $89.75. Doors are at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
The Maine State Pier, Portland.
Friday, June 5
It’s time once again for First Friday! And this time the City of Portland will be closing down Congress Street for the revelry from 6-9 p.m., so plan accordingly if you need to drive/find parking. In addition to art galleries, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and more displaying local art, the street will be filled with local artists, musicians, dancers, jugglers, and even clowns. Yes, clowns! Heron Point Gallery at 63 Market Street will feature a show entitled “#text message” featuring the paintings of Bonnie Faulkner, Berri Kramer, and Susan Wilder.
Portland Ballet will be performing in the atrium of the Portland Public Library at 5 Monument Square, and ‘Til Death Tattoo we will be hosting a nautical-themed show featuring art on various mediums created by their tattoo and piercings artists in the newly renovated space at 365 Fore Street.
You can check out more First Friday listings here. First Friday takes place 5-9 p.m. at various locations throughout Portland and it’s free!
Saturday, June 6
In case you didn’t get your fill of rock with Billy Idol at the Maine State Pier, then head on over to Port City Music Hall to catch local rockers Rustic Overtones. This long-time local mainstay led by Dave Gutter will be performing with Belt.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and $40 to sit in the fancy-pants section. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m.
Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street.
Sunday, June 7
Take a trip to the past with an outdoor screening of the classic film Casablanca in Congress Square Park (at the intersection of Congress and High). This movie has it all. Exotic location. A brooding, reluctantly noble Humphrey Bogart. A luminous, love-torn Ingrid Bergman. Sam and his piano. And scene stealer Claude Rains, “shocked” to find out about the gambling going on at Rick’s Café (as he pockets his winnings). This is the first of the Portland Summer Films Series, which will be taking place every Sunday night in Congress Square Park. The movie starts at 8:15 p.m. Bring your camp chairs and settle in for this gem from 1942.