Let us preface by saying there is a lot going on this weekend! Are you ready? Having a hard time narrowing down which events to choose for the Weekend Guide, this weekend you can get it on Motown style at Sun Tiki Studios, sip the witches brew at Austin Street, express your selfie at Portland Museum of Art and have a shucking good time at Maine Oyster Company.
Here’s the Weekend Guide for Friday, October 21st – October 23rd, 2022
Friday the 21st
Dark Nights Golden Days: Oshima Brothers Film Premiere | One Longfellow Square | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Oshima Brothers premiere their first film “Dark Nights Golden Days” a visual album. Hear about how they made this 45-minute film from scratch, watch the film, see funny behind-the-scenes footage, join in for a Q & A and hear a few songs from the brothers live. It will be a very special night! In their first self-directed film, Dark Nights Golden Days, Oshima Brothers tell the story of their lives as artists and siblings. The film welcomes viewers into the deep imagination of the band, mixing gorgeous northern drone footage with green screen action scenes built into 3D animated spaces and scenes from around New England. Tickets here.
Movie Night: Hocus Pocus | Austin Street Brewery | 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Join Austin Street Brewery for a special movie night as they screen Hocus Pocus on the big screen! Bring some blankets and get cozy. Popcorn and candy available for purchase. Come early to snag a good spot!
Curbside Queens Beer Garden Takeover | Goodfire Brewing Co.| 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
oooOooOOOooOoo!! Curbside Queens (Maine’s #1 traveling drag show) are taking over Goodfire Brewing Co. and it’s going to be spooky scary fun! Be there or Captain Howdy is going to infest your pathetic soul for all eternity! No tickets but TIPS encouraged.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament | Electric Bike Cafe | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
How good are you at Rock Paper Scissors!? Do you reign supreme? Now is your chance to prove it! Rock. Paper. Scissors. Tournament.. BAM! Entry fee is FREE. Cash prize of $250!
Saturday the 22nd
Lauder Family Day: Express Your Selfie! | Portland Museum of Art | 10:00 – 6:00 PM
A picture is worth a thousand words, and photographs can help us to celebrate, feel, remember, and more. In connection with Presence: The Photography Collection of Judy Glickman Lauder, Portland Museum of Art invites visitors of all ages to explore the exhibition and engage in family-friendly activities throughout the day.
How Sweet It Is! An All-Star Tribute to Marvin Gaye | Sun Tiki Studios | 8:00 PM
How Sweet It Is ~ an all-star Tribute to Marvin Gaye, features 16 of Maine’s finest musicians donating their time to raise vital funds for Go Big For Hunger and Sweetser’s Overdose Prevention Services. Marvin Gaye, dubbed the Prince of Motown was one of the most successful soul artists of all time. This extraordinary group of vocalists include Svanna Australia Clariot, Rodney Mashia, Papa Tim, Sam Whitman, Unique Unknown, Jazmin DeRice Miller, Dawson Hill, Joshua Charleton Witham, Tom Douglas and introducing Mahogany Walton, backed by a stellar all star house band. The cherished opener, performing her original modern soul music is the stellar Angelikah Fahray. UPDATE: SOLD OUT. Donation tickets can still be purchased here.
Charity Cornhole Tournament | Goodfire Brewing Co. | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The winning team will claim two Plover Robes, a swag bag from Goodfire Brewing Co., and two pairs of Pit Viper shades. Oh, and also the title of Portland’s BEST cornholers for a full year. 100% of proceeds will be donated to STRIVE, an organization assisting people with emotional + intellectual differences to live with dignity and respect as active members of our community. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted in-person between 12pm and 2pm on the day of the tournament. Register here.
Join Maine Oyster Company for a Boom Shuck-a-Licous time as you pry, shuck, slurp and savor your way through what they hope is an experience of a shucking lifetime. The class involves 15 minutes of instruction from one of their experienced shuckers and then it’s time to get your shuck on! The team will be there to assist with the difficult shucks along with answer questions about oysters and their farming. The class lasts until all oysters are shucked or until bellies are happy and full. Tickets here.
Fall Infusion Workshop | Stroudwater Distillery | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Stroudwater Distillery will begin the evening with a guided tasting of all of their spirits. Their team will make sure you have all the knowledge you need to pick the right product for your infusion! Choose one (or more) of their spirits, and add any combination of spices, herbs, and fruits to create your own signature blend. Follow one of their recipes, or make your own masterpiece from scratch! Trade your pumpkin spice latte for a pumpkin spice vodka, upgrade your gin and tonic with a lavender and chamomile gin, and so many more possibilities! Tickets here.
HOWLoween Party | Definitive Brewing Co. | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Come party with your pups in HOWL-oween style at Definitive Brewing Co.! Strut your mutt in our paw-some costume contest, and check out the fantastic raffle items donated by local businesses. There are games, tricks, and treats for you and your dog – don’t miss it.
Sunday the 23rd
Maker’s Market | Thompson’s Point | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
It’s back!! Join Thompson’s Point to support local farms, artisans, artist, movers and shakers at one of the TOP curated markets in Portland. Only at the Maker’s Market. You know the drill, shopping, Bloody Marys, mimosas, and good vibes only.
Witches Market | Needfire Candle Co. | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Also On Saturday)
Join Needfire Candle Co. as they host their seasonal Witches Market. Artisanal vendors from throughout Maine will be selling their witchy wares, just in time for Samhain and Halloween. In addition, vending event series will feature tarot readings, costume contests, candle dipping and more! The market will be infused with new vendors and new experiences each day.
All Hallows’ Market | Congress Square Market | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Congress Square Park’s All Hallows’ Market returns with Halloween-inspired art, books, clothing, treats, and lots lots more, all crafted by incredibly talented local makers. They will have a terrifyingly terrific vendor lineup. See you out there, ghouls.
Acro Yoga 101 | Urban Farm Fermentory | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Learn to base and fly basic Acro poses using the correct techniques, you’ll practice getting comfortable finding balance and being upside down. Not only does Acro yoga help to build physical strength and mobility but it also builds trust, empathy, and forms healthy relationships. In this class you will go over basic calibration with a partner, start to learn the fundamental beginner flows and maybe even more as Acro Yoga is hobby you can start to build off of forever. No experience is needed, all levels are welcomed to come! Come with or without a partner!
Harvestfest | Foulmouthed Brewing Co. | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Harvest Fest is back! Foulmouthed Brewing will be celebrating all things fall including pumpkin carving contest (1-4pm), pumpkin cocktail, pumpkin semifreddo and malty beers. Join them!
Chelsea Cutler with Ayokay & Arden Jones | State Theatre | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Instantly-relatable lyrics and handcrafted lo-fi soundscapes have established Chelsea Cutler as a quiet, yet disruptive, force for popular music. Within three short years, the singer, songwriter and producer went from bedroom-constructed uploads to 2 billion-plus cumulative streams and acclaim from Billboard, Complex, PAPER Magazine, Refinery29, Ones To Watch and more. In 2017, her breakthrough single “Your Shirt” paved the way for her debut EP, Snow In October. Fresh off of her co-headline tour with Quinn XCII, which included two sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall and The Greek she returns to the road for another headline tour in support of her new album. Tickets here.
For more events, head to our full Events Calendar here.