Photo Credit – Drew Fortin
Tribute shows, a kids’ convention, and one last kiss from summer. This and more in this week’s weekend guide.
Friday, November 12th
Juston McKinney | Doors – 6:00 PM | Showtime – 7:00 PM | Aura | Tickets
With multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, two Comedy Central specials, and two Amazon Prime specials, including his latest, Parentally Challenged, it’s no wonder the New York Times called Juston McKinney,”Destined for stardom.”
Dungeon Puppet Slam | 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Mayo Street Arts | Tickets
King Friday’s Dungeon Puppet Slam is an opportunity for emerging and experienced puppeteers and physical artists to share works-in-progress, experimental projects, and other acts that dance outside of the family-friendly mainstream puppet circuit.
A Comedy of Haunted History | 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM | Bell Buoy Park | Tickets
Join us as we traverse the creepy corners of Portland’s Old Port in this comedy of Haunted History! Local, professional actors and comedians transform Maine’s dark history dating from the 1600’s into theater and fun. Featuring Ghosts, Witch Trials, Abenaki Attacks, Pirates, terrific storytelling, hysterical impersonations and more, this award-winning tour boasts one of the most entertaining 1/2 mile walks to be found in our solar system.
NIKOLA | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Bissell Brothers
Bissell Brothers will be hosting an EP listening party in our taproom for our very own Nikola. This all-acoustic set will feature original music from his new EP, ‘Back Again’ with additional tunes from visiting band ‘Up All Night’.
The Music of Fleetwood Mac | 7:00 PM | Portland House of Music | Tickets
This show features early Fleetwood tunes, Rumours in its entirety, and a whole slew of classics. With a 30 plus song setlist, You’ll be sure to have a night filled with dancing and singing!
Saturday, November 13th
Lotus Land | Doors – 8:00 PM | Showtime – 9:00 PM | Aura | Tickets
The American Rush tribute band emulates the true live Rush experience in sound and presentation, appealing to several generations of fans as well as fans of the classic rock genre. From Rush’s hits such as “Tom Sawyer” and “Spirit of Radio”
Hello Newman | 9:30 PM | Gritty McDuffs
Hello Newman’s approach to music has always been to emulate the original recording as accurately as possible. This conscientious approach and attention to detail has won them a multitude of fans over the years.Most importantly though, the band’s commitment to ensuring that everybody attending their show has a great time. And that means lots of dancing. The set list has been honed to include all the songs you didn’t realize you needed in your life…until now.
Mouse on the Move | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
Is the moon made of cheese? Two curious and hungry mice will attempt to find out in this magical and whimsical story. Help the mousey pair make new friends and explore the world outside their mouse hole. Ideal for children ages 0-5 and their families.
DJ Fatty Shay “Shy Roller” | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | The Highroller Lobster Co.
A Cape Codder lost in the mountains. Playing music and creating positive atmospheres. Come in from the cold this Saturday night and let Matt Carroll take you on a journey. Come as you are – all will be satisfied.
Sun Tiki Shenanigans | 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM | Sun Tiki Studios | Tickets
Come enjoy all original New England funk improv jams!
- The Hot Chocheys – these four NH bucks have been rocking and rolling a unique fusion jam style since 2016! All original music and good vibes every time!
- The Humans Being – also from NH and jamming their way to the top of the local scenes, THB specializes in human music (iyky). They’re guaranteed to keep you moving and grooving!
- Whalom Park – an aspiring music group hailing from central MA. Described as ‘funk addicts’ and often compared to Western MA scene veterans Outer Stylie, these energetic lads take inspiration from many musicians and genres creating an amusement park catalog of sound and vibes – Rock n’ Funkn’ Roll!
Kids Con | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | DoubleTree | Tickets
New England’s favorite comic con for kids returns to Portland, ME! Join us in our 6th year for Kids Con New England. Kids under 5 years old get in free! Meet amazing family-friendly comic & children’s book creators, artists, special guests, fun creative workshops, gaming, superheroes, princesses, star wars characters, jedi training, superhero training, princess sing-along and storytime, magic shows, costume contests, crafts, sketch-off and more!
Sunday, November 14th
Jenny Van West | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Port City Blue
Every Second Sunday of the month Jenny Van West invites a new guest artist she loves to join her on the Blue stage for an evening of song swapping and great conversation. As a singer she could easily succeed at any vocal style she pursued and would destroy (in a good way) the great American Songbook if she chose to
Makers Market | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Thompson’s Point
Come support local farms, artisans, artists, movers and shakers at the best curated Market in Portland. The Thompson’s Point Maker’s Market is a community based event developed to support and promote Maine and New England makers, craftspeople, artists, artisans and farms. It is free to attend, and encourages people from all over to come together, shop local and champion small businesses.
Reggae Sunday | 3:00 PM | The Yard
Catcha Vibe is a collective group of musicians in the New England region of the USA. Catcha Vibe has performed with Sister Carol, Carlton Livingston, Jesse Royal and more!
Sunday Bluegrass | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Maine Craft Distilling
Friends of East Bayside Bluegrass collective come to Maine Craft Distilling For Sunday Strings! Lots of great talent with the best bluegrass in town!
Yappy Hour | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Three of Strong Spirits
Three of Strong Spirits is not just dog friendly, we’re giving them free drinks!Our puppy mocktails, or pup-tails, are made fresh, and are free on Sundays for all good doggos. Don’t feel left out, our draft cocktails are $1 off!
The Maine Celtics | 1:00 PM | Portland Expo
Join your favorite local basketball team as they go head-to-head with the Delaware Blue Coats. People will be talking about this game for weeks, these two power house teams have been waiting for this moment for a long time.