Events happening this weekend in Portland, Maine! Join for a musical adventure at the Portland Museum of Art, experience the soul-stirring sounds of Mama’s Broke at One Longfellow Square, and celebrate Vena’s Fizz House’s milestone. In the wake of recent events, let’s gather, connect, and find strength in our shared experiences.
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, November 3rd, 2023 – Sunday, November 5th, 2023
Trick-or-Treat Exchange Street | Exchange St. Businesses | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rescheduled from last weekend! The businesses of Exchange Street have come together for their 2nd annual family-friendly trick or treating event! Visit downtown Portland for this free event for children ages 0-10ish. Dress the entire family, including pets, in adorably scary costumes and haunt local businesses for a sweet treat. Look for the orange posters and window signs to know which businesses are participating this year!
Friday the 3rd
Teton Gravity Research | State Theatre | 7:15 PM
Winter warriors, get ready for the ultimate snow-spiration! Teton Gravity Research is rolling into town for the winter kick-off celebration of the year. Join them at the State Theatre for a mind-blowing screening of the 28th annual ski film, ‘Legend Has It,’ and their thrilling snowboard flick, ‘Flying High Again.’ Come early for a chance to score epic prizes from partners like Atomic, Volkl, YETI, Sierra Nevada, Tincup Whiskey, One Wheel, White Claw, and more! And don’t miss your shot at the tour grand prizes, including the chance to ride away in a Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek edition or a dream-worthy getaways to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Tickets.
Choose Your Own Musical Adventure | Portland Museum of Art | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
A musical odyssey like no other! Join the Portland Museum of Art during First Friday Art Walk for ‘Choose Your Own Musical,’ where visual and performing arts collide in an epic adventure. You’re the master of your journey, charting your course through a musical labyrinth. But beware – surprises await around every corner, from pop-up partitas to serenading sirens! Featuring spellbinding performances by ChamberQUEER and the Oratorio Chorale, this event is a free-for-all, part of the PMA’s Free Fridays.
Mama’s Broke | One Longfellow Square | 8:00 PM
Prepare to be spellbound by the soul-stirring sounds of Mama’s Broke. Hailing from New Orleans and Halifax, this dynamic duo masterfully blends old-time, blues, punk, Celtic, and even Balkan influences into an electrifying tapestry of original music. Amy Lou Keeler and Lisa Maria’s chemistry is simply enchanting, seamlessly transitioning from haunting acapella ballads to fiery fiddle and banjo anthems, all accompanied by foot percussion and mesmerizing guitar rhythms. With their debut album ‘Count the Wicked’ earning them a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2017, and their latest masterpiece ‘Narrow Line’ gaining critical acclaim worldwide, Mama’s Broke is a force to be reckoned with in the rootsy Americana scene. Tickets.
Vena’s Fizz House – A Night of Bubbles & Cheers | !Blue Lobster Urban Winery | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Raise your glasses to a fusion of flavor with Vena’s Fizz House! Partnering with their pals at Blue Lobster Urban Winery, they are celebrating their 10-year anniversary with a taste bud-tickling soirée. Sip on three exclusive fall cocktails that are nothing short of magic, crafted with Vena’s Fizz House Spirit Sipper Infusions and the effervescent wonders of Blue Lobster Sparkling Wine & Cider. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the Blackberry Sparkler, Cran Cherry Fizz, and the oh-so-cozy Honey Hot Toddy Cider Smash.
Camino Latino! | Citrus | 8:00 PM
Get ready to move and groove at the GRAND OPENING of Camino Latino Nights! First Friday’s ‘Art Walk’ is expanding onto the dance floor at Citrus, transforming into a vibrant Latin and Dance night featuring Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and even a touch of Kizomba! From 8-9 PM, join PM Salsa for an introductory dance lesson to get you in the rhythm. Then from 9 PM-1 AM DJ Nuno takes the stage, heating up the night with his Afro/Latin/World beats. Don’t miss out on unlocking a whole new level of HOT every First Friday.
Saturday the 4th
Sunday the 5th
End of Prohibition Speakeasy | Urban Farm Fermentory | 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Step back in time and celebrate double the historic victories at the “End of Prohibition Speakeasy”! Join the Rhythm Rebels Dance Collective and Artlovelifestyle Magazine as they commemorate a decade since Portland, Maine voted overwhelmingly to legalize cannabis (over 67% in favor) and mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of alcohol prohibition, which coincidentally aligns with the very next day! Throughout the event, enjoy captivating dance performances by the Rhythm Rebels Dance Collective, accompanied by live jazz music from 3 PM to 5 PM. Listen to insightful speakers, including activists and industry professionals, at the art & activist Expo. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in a full speakeasy-themed dance showcase at 6 PM, featuring incredible talent. And don’t miss the one and only Dereloid as they close out the night with an epic dance party starting at 8 PM! Revel in the spirit of the Roaring Twenties!
Singers & Songwriters with Michael Cavanaugh | Merrill Auditorium | 2:30 PM
A spectacular celebration of American Rock & Roll’s greatest hits! Your Portland Symphony Orchestra, led by the charismatic Michael Cavanaugh, pays homage to legendary singers and songwriters like Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, James Taylor, and many more. An electrifying evening that showcases the timeless magic of the American Rock & Roll Songbook. Tickets.
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.