We hope you aren’t done celebrating the end of summer just yet because while the summer days are waning, the parties, concerts, festivals, and more are still in full swing!
This weekend things are looking dreamy in Edward Payson Park, mermaid sightings are happening at Willard Beach, singles are finally meeting their match at Three Dollar Deweys, and the party is getting colorful over at Citrus. Round-up of events include a full moon swim, a poetry and music celebration, singles night, and a pink costume party.
Here’s the Weekend Guide for Friday, September 9th – Sunday, September 11th, 2022!
Friday the 9th
Singles Night | Three Dollar Dewey’s | 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Three Dollar Dewey’s will be hosting a collaboration event with Cardinal. a dating app created by Andrew Howes, a 22-year-old Portland resident, with the mission of fostering more meaningful connections online. To show our support for their mission, and appreciation for their commitment to local business, Three Dollar Dewey’s is hosting a singles event for anyone 21+. Grab a drink, have some great conversation, and get exclusive perks from Cardinal to make the most of their online dating experience.
Late Summer Night’s Dream | Edward Payson Park | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
TEMPOart would like to invite you to their final event of the summer, “Late Summer Night’s Dream” a celebration of poetry and music. This event will be held at the site of “Beneath the Forest, Beneath the Sea” in Payson Park. There will be six poets and a musician performing pieces inspired by the sculptures of Pamela Moulton. Poetry by Megan Grumbling, Zina Mohamed, Jefferson Navicky, Betsy Sholl, Martin Steingesser, and Maya Williams. Featuring music by Carl Dimow. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Teacher Appreciation Night | Stroudwater Distillery | 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
It’s back to school time! Come celebrate teachers and administrators! Stroudwater Distillery will be offering 50% off Stroudwater spirit beverages for teachers and administrators – just bring your valid school ID. Live music from Tim Eisenhart 5PM – 7 PM.
PINK OUT: Sheesh Collective featuring Thiccboi Drewski, M33ch & Tylord | Citrus | 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
PINK OUT hosted by the Sheesh Collective with live DJ set by Thiccboi Drewski, M33ch, Tylord! This is an all PINK costume party. They will have pink costume, lights, flamingos, pink bartenders, decoration, drinks and a special Sheesh Collective Merchandise Stand for you to show your support and love to the collective! Pull out your pink garments and set them aside, because Citrus is going to PINK it OUT on Friday.
Loving Highsmith | SPACE Gallery | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. Focusing on Highsmith’s quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing. Most of Highsmith’s novels were adapted for the big screen; the best known of these are ‘Strangers on a Train’ and ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley.’ Carol, a partly autobiographic novel, was the first lesbian story with a happy ending to be published in 1950s America. But Highsmith herself was forced to lead a double life and had to hide her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public. Only in her unpublished writings did she reflect on her private life. Tickets here.
Saturday the 10th
Full Moon Swim Series | Willard Beach | 6:45 PM
Monthly Full Moon Celebration + Ocean Dip held by Two Maine Mermaids! Every month TMM goes for a dip on the full moon. Come rain or snow, high tide, low tide, warm days, weekdays or weekends, they gather as a community to bear witness to self, others, and the cyclical rhythms of the earth and her seasons. These dips are a way to meet and celebrate ourselves just as we are in the moment- powerful, wonderful, and wild! They connect us to our bodies, attune us to nature, bring us into community, and spread a whole lotta joy in the process! Come join us for a swim, meet a community of like-minded folk, and laugh a ton.
Approximately 280 tickets will be made available for visitors on a first-come-first-serve basis on the day of the event, which is necessary for climbing the tower. This popular annual event is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism, and the American Lighthouse Foundation which offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lighthouses. You must be at least 48 inches tall and able to handle 85+ steps unassisted to climb the tower.
Move Wild: Walk Portland | Smalls | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Lets be real, making adult friends is HARD, especially if you are new to a city, or when the past few years have been in a pandemic time warp… Come join Move Wild Studio for a morning walk around the beautiful city of Portland! Enjoy the city sites, meet some Portland Peeps, make new friends, and move your body! ALL are welcome, friends, families, DOGS. This month’s theme is hats – wear your fav hat , bring your friends, and get moving! Starting Point is a McIntyre Park West End and will at Smalls, where they will be giving the Move Wild Crew a discount of $1off a beverage. Register here.
Latino Food Festival | Cathedral Guild Hall | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Food from Central and South America and the Caribbean – including tacos, tamales, pupusas, chicken stew, carne asada, flan and more! Enjoy a day of Latin food, music, traditional costumes and more!
“Our Domestic Resurrection Circus: Apocalypse Defiance” | Fort Allen Park | 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
The circus is coming! The circus is coming! Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theater is presenting its iconic puppet circus at Fort Allen Park here in Portland. Fifty-two years ago Bread & Puppet Theater performed Our Domestic Resurrection Circus for the first time at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Since then, this capacious and provocative title has served as the basis of annual spectacles that generations of audiences have come to rely on for satire and celebration in the face of intolerable circumstances. This year, B&P will take up the tradition again, albeit with a timely subtitle: The Apocalypse Defiance Circus. After the show Bread & Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press – will be for sale.
Bikes & Beers Portland 2022 | Definitive Brewing Co. | 8:00 AM
Bikes & Beers features a 15, 30, and 45-Mile ride departing from Definitive Brewing Co. and traveling the beautiful area of Portland. All rides feature morning fuel stations (coffee and pastries included!), marked routes, GPS turn-by-turn instruction, rest stops, refreshments, ride marshals, and SAG support. Finish back at Definitive Brewing for a festival atmosphere of rewarding craft beers, LIVE MUSIC, Food Trucks, Games, and much more! A portion of proceeds from the event will go to the Portland Gear Hub to improve cycling in Portland. Register here.
Sunday the 11th
Now Is Now | Portland Lobster Co. | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Now Is Now is an energetic power trio formed in 2001 by singer/songwriter Mitch Alden in Portland! The band maintains an ambitious schedule of over 200 dates annually and delivers a steady repertoire of high-energy alternative rock covers and originals.
Community Brunch + Garden Clean-Up | Temple Beth El | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Do you love bagels? Do you love getting your hands in the dirt? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, Temple Beth El would love to see you for a couple of hours to help give their gardens some love in preparation for the upcoming holidays!
Harvest Market | GooeyGump | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
GooeyGump Design’s super popular Harvest Market is back with even more excitement! Come shop inside and outside fall decor as well as a few fun activities and treats. This is family friendly but think would even more fun to grab a group of girlfriends and join them for the day. Visiting vendors include, Moonglow Lavendar, Sweet Tooth Fudge, East Coast Kids, TangleWood Co., Crepe Elizabeth, Johanna’s Garage, Pat’s Wood Crafts and Petals by Susan.
Northern Groove | Casablanca Cruise | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Real rocking party/dance music! If you wanna rock, dance, sing, enjoy friends – Northern Groove is your band. Bring it to dance floors all across Maine and now the Casablanca Concert Cruise! Tickets here.
Daniel Tosh: Leaves and Lobster Tour | Merrill Auditorium | 7:30 PM
For more events, head to our full Events Calendar here.