The Weekend Guide March 31st-April 2nd 2017 | Portland Old Port

The Weekend Guide March 31st-April 2nd 2017

Friday March 31stAccording to scientists raw oysters really are aphrodisiacs (and now is the time to eat them). This means good news for Mainers and Portland Old Porters alike. Kick off the start of spring with O’ Oysters for fresh and delicious hand-shucked oysters and cold, hand-crafted beer. Rising Tide Brewing Co. will be hosting the event from 4-7p.m. at their 103 Fox Street location. Spring is the time of year the shellfish have their greatest aphrodisiac quality. Grab your lover, friend, or significant other and head to Rising Tide for Beer & Oysters!

The Maine Flower Show, owned and produced by members of Maine’s horticulture industry is finally here! More garden displays, more exhibits, more planting and outdoor living inspiration than any local show, the Flower Show is one of the biggest gardening and horticultural shows in the region. In addition to 16 display gardens, the Maine Flower Show will have 100 exhibits of plants, hardscape, arbor and garden supplies, and all things relative to outdoor yardscaping and living-


  • Display Gardens by Maine’s best garden and landscape companies
  • Expert speakers in the horticultural industry
  • Local landscapers, garden centers and nurseries
  • Best in Show Display Garden Competition
  • Creative planting showcases
  • Outdoor living and entertaining displays
  • Hot tubs, decks, and water features

…and Hundreds of Products and Supplies for Outdoor Gardening Enthusiasts!

Proceeds from the Maine Flower Show benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, which provides food for hungry and food insecure families throughout the state. We are so excited to have them so close to us this year. Held at 17 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland Maine 04102, join them this Friday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

The Return of The Middle Men are back at Bullfeeneys. The Middle Men are A group of multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters with influences in pop, folk, reggae, and hip-hop. Get their early to crush on this trio from Maine. This is a 21+ event with No cover charge! Show Starts at 9:30p.m.

Saturday April 1stDaddy Boot Camp begins Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at the Mercy Hospital Foreriver location, and continues until 12:30 p.m. Learn how to become more comfortable with your new role as a dad by learning important basic skills about caring for an infant and supporting your partner. Daddy Boot Camp Class is free and class sizes are limited to provide individual attention. For more information and to confirm that you are registered for a class, call the Childbirth Education Department at (207) 553-6363 or email

Novare Res Bier Café hosts the Gasharoo Saturday starting at 12p.m. Hosted by Allagash Brewing Company this event is one the community looks forward to every year. Featuring 32+ Allagash beers and live music this is an event you wont want to miss. Keep up-to-date with posts through the Facebook Event page.

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) one hour before the show, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here for Saturday’s event to ARMIES! Armies is a local fan-favorite who will be performing alongside the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra and Wild Adriatic at PCMH on Saturday. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show begins at 8:00p.m. This is a night of music you don’t want to miss. For details check out the event page. $18 Advance / $23 Day of Show / $30 Preferred Seating

Sunday April 2nd Start your Sunday morning off on the right track, and on the race to aiding the nationally accredited American Heart Association of Maine in the 2nd annual HeartStrong 10K. The Race features prizes for the top three male and top three female overall and age-group finishers. Registration and bib pickup begins at 7:30 at the Ocean Gateway Terminal located 14 Maine State Pier in Portland. Free long-sleeved tech t-shirts to the first 50 registrants! Note: please be sure to register on the event website:, not on the Facebook page.

Circus Maine hosts a family fun event for all ages from 1p.m.- 2p.m. located at 4 Thompsons Pt, Portland, Maine 04102. The Indoor Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Activities is open to the Public and will be put on by Macaroni Kid. Join them as they entertain the Macaroni Kid Easter egg hunt, some Easter activities and a special guest! Tickets are only $5/child, and available at the door from 1-1:15pm before the hunt begins at 1:15. The event itself goes from 1:15-2:00pm. Stay afterwards for Open Gym at Circus Maine from 2-4pm (extra charge applies). RSVP ahead of time to is recommended, but not necessary.

Wet is recognized for their deeply-hued emotional pop well documented by the New York Times, The Guardian, NPR and others. Rolling Stone included them in their 10 New Artists Defining The Sound Of Now this past spring, noting the band has “set themselves apart with music that combines the elegant ache of Nineties R&B with the raw honesty of indie pop…” We’ve already mentioned Port City Music Hall’s show featuring Armies, but friends, Wet is a wonder not to be overlooked. Don’t miss their show from 8p.m. – 11p.m. Doors open at 7p.m. Tickets can be found by clicking here. This event is ALL AGES.




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