As the leaves start to turn, the city comes alive with exciting events. This weekend, we’ve got a little something for everyone.
First up, join us in celebrating Jar Cannabis Co.’s one-year anniversary in the Old Port! For the comedy enthusiasts, head over to One Longfellow Square for an evening of laughter with a stellar lineup of comedians. For those seeking something a bit more mysterious and enchanting, THEM Burlesque is conjuring up a witchy-themed burlesque performance at Free Street. Prepare to be spellbound! And if you’re in the mood for a fall extravaganza, don’t miss the Fall Festival at Henry’s Public House. It’s a day filled with music, delicious food, and drink specials.
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, October 6th, 2023 – Sunday, October 8th, 2023
Friday the 6th
Join Toad & Co. in Portland for an unforgettable Art Showcase! They are thrilled to introduce you to the incredible artists from Visibility Arts, a remarkable project brought to life by their nonprofit partner, Search, Inc. Visibility Arts has created a haven where professional and emerging adult visual artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities can shine, explore, and share their incredible talents with the world. All the way from the vibrant city of Chicago, these artists are bringing their awe-inspiring creations to Toad & Co.’s Portland store, and you’re invited to be part of this captivating experience. Lights snacks and beer available.
Maddy’s Theatre Presents: Go, Dog. Go! | Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine | Runs until November 5th: Wednesdays + Fridays at 11 am; Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am + 3 pm
Maddy’s Theatre at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine Presents: Go, Dog. Go! P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life in this silly play starring a pack of silly dogs. The dogs love to sing, dance, and howl at the moon. Guess what? They can even drive cars like people! Together, they have the most colorful and exciting adventures you can imagine. A big and little world of dog fun like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops. Tickets.
First Friday Art Walk After-Party With Catcha Vibe | L3GACY888 Studio | 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
The ultimate First Friday Art Walk After-Party, brought to you by L3GACY888 Studio! Music and beats provided by Catcha Vibe, DJ Miss Haze, and opening support by Screaming J’s. With a suggested $10 donation at the door (21+ only), you’ll be supporting local talent and ensuring an unforgettable night filled with music, art, and positive vibes. Catcha Vibe, a collective group of musicians hailing from Portland, Maine since 2004, promises to keep the energy high and turn into a pulsating dance hub.
Jar Co 1 Year Anniversary! | Jar Cannabis Co. | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Can you believe it’s been a whole year since Jar Cannabis Co. opened in Portland? Time to celebrate! Join the Jar Co. team in the Old Port for their 1 Year Anniversary bash. They are pulling out all the stops with ALL of their daily deals (that means up to 25% off everything), mouthwatering mocktails, delicious food, and live music by the amazing Bandwich. This party will be the high-light of your weekend.
Allegra Duchaine | Three Dollar Deweys | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Get ready for an unforgettable evening at $3 Deweys! Join them for live music with the incredibly talented Allegra Duchaine, a soulful folk musician and songwriter whose music is like a warm embrace for your soul. Her tunes have a magical way of making you feel great and infusing your life with even more love and positivity. Come on down to enjoy some soul-folk melodies.
THEM Burlesque Presents Coven: The Fallen | The Cavern – Free Street | 8:00 PM
There is a house in Portland, Maine… The House of Havoc. A collection of outcast mystical beings has congregated together to grow their powers. Delve into this magical world of witchcraft, voodoo, and blood magic. Allow yourself to be glamoured by a host of ethereal creatures as they exhibit their craft. THEM Burlesque is excited to bring this theatrical production to the stage! Featuring mesmerizing performances by: Rosie Havoc, Kinky Slippers, El Ixir, Georgi Petals, Poletoria, Sweet Dee, Aubergine Dream, Fabergé, Radio, Pixel Angel, Lada Lush. Hosted by Faces of McGinty. Tickets.
Saturday the 7th
Sunday the 8th
Live Music w/ Mike Nelson | Foundation Brewing Co. | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Come hang out on Foundation Brewing Co.’s patio and enjoy live music! This Sunday, enjoy the sounds of Mike Nelson, an instrumental chameleon with an ever-growing collection of musical works that represent his relationship with words and music.
Lost & Found Market Pop-Up | Maine Studio Works | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Lost & Found Market, a Maine vintage pop up market with a focus on sustainability and self-expression, is popping up at Maine Studio works in Portland for a 23 vendor indoor market! You will find an impressive selection of vintage clothing, jewelry, decor, records + more! $3 cash or Venmo entry.
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.