Get ready for an another extraordinary weekend in Portland, Maine!
Whether you’re in the mood to kick off the holiday season early, or just enjoy the typical offerings of live music, art, fantastic food, or community gatherings, this weekend has it all. Join us as we explore just a taste of what’s happening, from an exhilarating night of country music at Three Dollar Deweys the to the delicious pairings of beer and donuts with Maine Brews Cruise.
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, November 10th, 2023 – Sunday, November 12th, 2023
Friday the 10th
Lewiston Strong Benefit Concert | Starts at Maine Souvenir Shop | 8:00 PM
Healing through music. In the face of recent events, Recycled Percussion, Don Campbell, Michael Corleto, and more, are performing for a benefit concert at Aura, aimed to uplift and unite during these challenging times. All proceeds go to the Lewiston/Auburn Area Response Fund: Victims & Family. Tickets.
Donuts and Drafts Tour | Starts at Maine Souvenir Shop | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
As part of the 207 Beer Week festivities! Embark on a delightful journey through Portland filled with history and delectable treats. The Maine Brews Cruise adventure begins at The Maine Souvenir Shop and quickly departs to The Holy Donut, where you’ll enjoy their renowned donuts along the scenic waterfront. For the second stop, the tour will head to HiFi Donuts, where you can savor their delicious creations amidst the city’s historic charm. As you continue thewalk through the charming streets, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the city’s rich history. Final destination is The Portland Beer Hub, where you can pair a flight of Eighty 8 Donuts with Portland’s finest craft beers. Tickets.
Who Let the Dogs Out | The Thirsty Pig | 2:00 PM
Get ready to unleash the good times at The Thirsty Pig’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” event during 207 Beer Week! It’s going to be a howlin’ good time with live music from Bradley Cooper Kettle & Friends, Roxx the 96’er, and more! The beer starts flowing at 2pm, and when 5pm hits, the tunes kick in for a paw-some evening of fun and music.
Dynamo | Citrus | 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Wielding a collection of tunes and tracks that run the gamut of cutting edge, contemporary underground music to all the way back to house music’s early chicago roots, Dynamo continues to impress dance floor regulars and crate diggers with their excellent taste in music and flair for flamboyant and propulsive style of mixing. Bringing along a selection of some of the funkiest disco sounds and french touch sensibilities, Dynamo is looking forward to sharing their singular blend of house grooves and kinetic energy to Citrus and getting down with style.
Advice for Girls Film | O’Maine Studios | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Grab your favorite ski buddies and join for a screening of Advice for Girls! “Advice for Girls” puts a spotlight on the collective experience of women in the ski industry. The film showcases advice from three generations of women in skiing. Each generation reminds women and girls of all ages that they are worthy of success, allowed to take up space, and are extremely valuable to the ski industry. With an intersectional cast featuring all types of women – women of color, queer women, women with disabilities, and more – the crew hopes that everyone can find someone in the film to connect to. Advice for Girls is a must-see ski film for any skiing enthusiast. Tickets.
Saturday the 11th (Veterans Day)
Sunday the 12th
Patriots Game Live from Germany | 9:30AM
The New England Patriots are gearing up for an exciting matchup this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany. Set your alarms for Sunday morning at 9:30 our time to catch the kickoff.
To enhance your viewing experience, we’ve put together a handy list of local pubs and restaurants that will be screening the game. Many of these establishments will have special offers on drinks and food to make this overseas game even more enjoyable!
Turkey Trot Tune Up and Kid’s Turkey Dash | Starting Line | 8:30 AM
Lace up for Startling Line’s 2nd Annual Turkey Trot Tune Up, celebrating their 4th Anniversary! Get ready for the Turkey Trot races with a scenic 3.5-mile run around Back Cove. Kids can join the TURKEY DASH with fun turkey headbands! Top finishers get Starting Line Gear prizes. Strollers and leashed dogs welcome. Registration includes running buffs, reflectors, free group class card, and 10% off massage therapy card. We’re donating $11 for every sign-up to Full Plates Full Potential and matching donations up to $1000! Enjoy a post-race pancake breakfast and watch the Patriots game. Don’t miss this festive run! Sign-Up.
Henry Lowery | Three Dollar Deweys | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join Three Dollar Deweys for a night of classic country tunes performed by the talented Henry Lowery. This young man has a passion for country music, ranging from Johnny Cash classics to beloved country favorites. Get ready to tap your feet and sing along to the timeless melodies that define the heart of country music.
Happy Hour | The Shop | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
It’s the beginning of happy hour season, and The Shop is getting in on all the action! In addition to happy hour every weekday from 4-6 PM, happy hour runs ALL DAY on Sundays. Sip on delightful drinks and munch on tasty snacks.
Bookshops & Bonedust with Travis Baldree | Three of Strong Spirits | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Celebrate Travis Baldree’s latest fantasy novel, “Bookshops & Bonedust,” at Three of Strong Spirits, hosted with The Lucky Fox Bookshop, AudioFile, Diversions, and Luminous Lagoon. Enjoy tarot readings, games, themed drinks, and a conversation between Travis and Liberty Hardy from Book Riot. Dive into a world of high fantasy, adventure, and books with this enchanting evening.
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.