As we step into the upcoming weekend, we’re thrilled to present a vibrant array of events to brighten your weekend!
Whether you’re in the mood for a musical adventure at One Longfellow Square, sipping fine wines at Cellardoor Winery, or celebrating the best of all things Irish , the weekend ahead promises to be rich with experiences that resonate. Join us as we explore the best of what’s happening in and around town in this week’s Weekend Guide!
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, November 17th, 2023 – Sunday, November 19th, 2023
Friday the 17th
Brews for Lewiston | Austin Street Brewery | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
This Friday, Austin Street Brewery is opening up their space to raise money for the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund. Come out between 6-8 to give back to the Maine community and enjoy some live music from Jelly Sauce. Event is sponsored by Lotfey Dennett Insurance and Morong Falmouth who is donating $5 for every pour sold during the event!
“The Barrel Room Sessions” | Maine Craft Distilling | 7:00 PM
Introducing The Barrel Room, a hidden gem within Maine Craft Distilling, designed for the true music connoisseur. This intimate space offers an exclusive experience for just 45 music enthusiasts. Get ready to immerse yourself in soulful performances in an atmosphere that truly celebrates the artists and their craft. First up in this new musical series is Maya de Vitry. Maya’s voice carries the essence of gathering, a musical upbringing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She’s taken her captivating talent from street musician to renowned stages, including her role as a founding member of The Stray Birds. As a solo artist, Maya’s performances exude sincerity, playfulness, and a deep reverence for the power of music to bring people together. She’s shared stages with renowned artists like John Craigie, Aoife O’Donovan, and more, leaving audiences enchanted by her soulful intimacy. Maya’s latest creation, the EP ‘Infinite,’ showcases her exceptional depth and tenderness, a musical journey that will envelop you in warmth and freedom. Don’t miss this rare chance to experience music in an entirely new dimension. Tickets.
Food and Wine Pairing | Cellardoor Winery | 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM & 6:00 PM
Indulge in a memorable culinary experience at Cellardoor Winery with their ‘Sip, Eat, Sip’ Food and Wine Pairing event. Embark on a journey that tantalizes your taste buds with carefully curated bites perfectly matched with their exquisite wines. This intimate gathering promises a relaxed atmosphere where you can savor three delectable bites, each expertly paired with three of their finest wines. Menu includes refreshing Salmon Cucumber Cup with Dill Cream Cheese, savory Spinach Sausage Feta Stuffed Mushrooms, and delightful Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. Join Cellardoor host and fellow wine enthusiasts for an unforgettable evening of culinary artistry and fine wines. Tickets.
Vinyl Tap | Gritty McDuff’s | 9:30 PM
Experience a night of musical nostalgia as Vinyl Tap, New England’s ultimate good-time band, brings the magic of classic hits to Gritty McDuff’s. With a playlist featuring iconic tunes like Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets,” Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young” and “Piano Man,” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop,” they’re set to transport you back in time. Get ready to sing along and dance the night away to these beloved songs in a lively atmosphere that’s perfect for a memorable evening out.
Saturday the 18th
Sunday the 19th
A Walk in the Park | Edward Payson Park | 9:00AM
You are cordially invited to join the Friends of Payson Park for “A Walk in the Park”. Grab your coffee and your walking shoes and come join your fellow Payson Park lovers for a 30 – 60 minute walk. This will be an opportunity to connect with your neighbors, enjoy the beauty of Payson Park, and catch up on what is going on in the neighborhood. Gather at the bottom of the sledding hill for brief introductions and a Friends of Payson Park update.
STOMP | Merrill Auditorium | 1:00 PM (Also Happening Saturday)
Stomp returns to Portland! Explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique and appealing to audiences of all ages, the international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. See what the noise is about. Tickets.
Les Sages Fous “Tricyckle” | Mayo Street Arts | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Also Happening Saturday)
Come experience the bewitching spectacle of Les Sages Fous’ TRICYCKLE! Performed wordlessly through a musical score composed of invented instruments, an assortment of inscrutable objects, and precise, captivating puppetry, TRICYCKLE shares the journey of a scrapman’s quest for freedom from his dark past. Guided by a curious bike, his life unfolds in surreal illusions and surprising encounters. Tickets.
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.