OK Mid-Coast Maine, you survived another cold snowy mess. But good news — I hear more of those warm 50-degree-days are on the way!
Now, are you ready for the weekend?!You bet!! There’s SO much going on this weekend. So, let’s say syanora to March in style. Get out and let loose. Don’t ‘stache up that extra energy. It could get hairy. What are you shaving it for anyway?! Why don’t Gillette yourself have some fun!!? 😉
BBall fans: During March Madness games $2 Buds at Waterworks. Right on. I’m in second place in my office pool. Oh bracketology.
No more Open Mic @ Speakeasy til Summertime. Bummer.
Thursday, March 27
- In Good Company‘s Food Journey is Thai Street Food. $30. Make reservations. So good. Check out this week’s menu: Som Tam Thai — Central Thai Style Papaya Salad
Laap Pet Isaan — Isaan Minced Duck Salad
Dtum Mara Sii Krong Muu — Pork Ribs Steamed with Bitter Melon
Puu Phat Phong Karii — Maine Crab Stir-fried with Curry Powder
Roti Gluay — Thai Banana Roti
- Karaoke @ Cuzzys. Starts at 9pm.
- Open Mic @ Highlands Coffee House. 6-9pm. Talented group of musicians. Very popular. Show up early if you want to sign up to perform.
- Live music @ Newcastle Publick House Tom Rota & Friends. 6:30-9:30 pm.
- Elephant Drawing Last Thursday of the month @ Hope Elephants barn 5-6pm, thanks to Sweet Tree Arts. Have you been out to meet Rosie & Opal yet? This is a great opportunity. They are the elephants currently residing in Hope. It’s like a retirement home for elephants. They both receive special medical care. You should definitely check out their website and learn more about what they do there. Great cause to support. I really felt for them when I learned that Rosie’s trunk is partially paralyzed due to nerve damage. They do special physical therapy with her to help her. This hit close to home for me because I have olfactory nerve damage. Her trunk doesn’t work, my nose doesn’t work… Odd to find that I can relate to a retired elephant named Rosie, but I’m strangely OK with it. Anyway, they offer this drawing class, so you can go meet the elephants and maybe see if you can connect with them the way I did.
- Keg Killers at Monstweag Roadhouse 6-9pm
- Munchies & Mingling with Midcoast Magnet at Asymmetrick Arts, Rockland. 5:30-7:30pm Food by local fave, Cafe Miranda. Just a Happy Hour event for mingling and fun to celebrate the culinary & artsy folks in our area. Get your butt to this event and have some fun. And maybe come say hi to me!
- Savory Maine in Damariscotta has Gary McCue playing live music 6-8pm.
- Jazz for Meals. High school jazz bands playing @ Owls Head Museum, (Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels) 7pm. For Pen Bay Pilot article: here. For Facebook event page: here.
- Stick & Puck Ice Skating @ MRC. 6:40 – 8:40 pm. Cost: $15. Must wear hockey gear. Regular Public Skate Thursday: 3:00 – 5:00 pm. April 1st the ice is gone so get one last visit to the rink in this week. Open Skate $5, $4 to rent skates. Skate schedule is here.
- 1 Year 3Crow – This Friday 3Crow has a Beer Dinner to celebrate their year anniversary. 5 courses paired with 5 beers. You’re going to want to call ahead to get a ticket. Cost: $57 per ticket (inclusive of tax/gratuity). FMI on the 3Crow events for the weekend go here.
Friday, March 28
- Music After Hours at K2 Music Store Camden. 6-8pm. This is a monthly thing. For March, it’s a Celtic music theme. Ya’ll are welcome to bring an instrument and play along or just stop by and listen. Free. Music demonstrations, prizes, refreshments, and fun!
- Chronic Funk playing, you guessed it, funk music at The Speakeasy 8-11 pm. No Cover. UPDATE: The band will now be Th Coloradas!!! My fave folk band right now! Go to the Listen Up Page to hear them or listen to “Crooked Youth” on YouTube or Specify. Come down to the show!! You don’t want to miss these guys!!
- Rick Turcotte!! Rick Turcotte!! Everyone please call Rock Harbor (207) 593-7488 to ask if Rick Turcotte is playing! (He is. He’ll start around 7:30pm!! Folky tunes. No cover.) But, this way they know how much we love Rick Turcotte and want him to come back and play again soon! Also – Mom, This is that band you like. 🙂 Remember when you were listening to the CD and Rick had told you he’d be playing at a bar in Rockland but you couldn’t remember which bar and you couldn’t find any information about it on the web? This is him. You guys might have heard him on WCLZ recently. I saw him when he played last time he came to town. He’s great! Fun show. Nice guy. And last time he was there playing I told him that story about my mom and he said we should all call Rock Harbor to ask about him. So let’s do it! I’ve already asked them once. They are closed this Wednesday, but call in and ask! Just for funsies! Give him a listen on ReverbNation.
- Join the folks at Eat More Cheese, in Belfast for Cheese 101 Class. You get to taste and discuss 7 styles of cheese: what makes them so different and so very, very delicious? 6pm. $15 per person.
- Just Teachers & Creatures of Habit at Elks Lodge, Rankin Street, Rockland. Fundraiser for Teen & Young Parent Program. 8pm. Just Teachers play fun cover songs you can dance to. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door.
- Wine Tasting & Art Opening at Belfast Co-Op, 7-9pm. More info here.
- Stick & Puck @MRC. March 28: 3:20 – 5:20 pm. Cost is $15. Must have hockey gear. Ice is gone April 1st!!
- Food & Farm Film Fest at F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen which is located above Rising Tide Community Market, Damariscotta, 7pm, Free! FMI: here. This week’s film is Forks Over Knives – “A film that can save your life.” -Roger Ebert.
- Allagash Night at 3Crow. I’m an Allagash drinker, so I’m pumped that Allagash Brewing Company is paying 3Crow a visit. They’ll have 4 Allagash beers on draught and do raffle drawings for 3Crow gift cards and Allagash swag each hour. 4-8pm, Free event, no tickets necessary, just come on down, hang out, enjoy some good beer. I’ll be there as soon as I finish playing hockey 🙂
- Karaoke @ Myrtle St. 9pm.
- Open Mic at Time Out Pub. Good crew.
- DJ upstairs at T.O.P. No cover. 21+
- Story Slam @ Sweet Tree Arts, 7-9pm. Reserve tix, or pick up tix at Hope General.
**The benefit dinner at Landings is SATURDAY. Sorry.
Saturday March 29
- Free admission to Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay this weekend. If you’re a resident of Lincoln County you’ll still get Free access to the botanical gardens on Wednesdays through the season. For the rest of us it will be $14 for adults after April
- Chris Van Dusen book launch at the The Owl & Turtle Bookshop! 10am-12pm.
- Benefit Dinner at The Landings. 6-8pm. Come get some chili, cornbread, and there’s a baked potato bar too. Live music, an auction and raffle to support a young couple who recently lost their home to a fire.
- Saturday, March 29th is Sebago Cask Night at 3Crow. As part of the 3Crow anniversary, Sebago Brewing Company is coming in to tap a bar-top cask and have some Sebago drafts behind the bar. Again they’ll do raffle drawings for 3CROW gift cards and Sebago swag every hour! Come celebrate with 3Crow! Again, no tickets necessary for this event. 4-8pm.
- Slippery Slope playing live music @ Rock City Cafe 5-7 pm.
- Stop by Loyal Biscuit Co in Camden to see little critters. I think it’s a scientific fact that playing with adorable furry pets makes you happier. So if you’re still pouting about the weather or your NCAA brackets then come see the folks from Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County and meet the dogs and cats that are available for adoption! 10am – 2pm
- Get rowdy with Jim Dandy at Bell the Cat in Belfast. Punk music. 8-10pm, no cover. More info here. Give them a listen on bandcamp here.
- Kathi Nordone will play live music at Savory Maine, Damariscotta. folk, country, inspirational and gospel. Listen here. 6-8pm.
- Dead Season @ Montsweag Roadhouse. This one is going to be popular! FMI here. Get advanced tickets here. Rock/metal/punk. Sounds like Nickleback on steroids. Be prepared to rage. Listen to them on their facebook page.
- Trisha Mason playing at Myrtle St. Tavern. 9pm. Give her a listen on ReverbNation. This will be a fun show! 9pm-close, $3, 21+
- The Front Street Pub DJ D Vice
- The 220s @ The Speakeasy. Rock cover songs. Check them out on ReverbNation. 8-11pm. No cover.
- Mid Life Crisis is playing at Bowen’s Tavern. $5 21+
- T.O.P. has a DJ Dirty Rock with DJ Stone. Blacklights, glow sticks & drink specials. 9 -close. 21+ No cover.
- The Mallett Brothers Band at Port City Music Hall in Portland. I’m not kidding. This is the band to watch. Get down there if you can. They’re touring around the U.S. for most of April. Keep an eye out for Will Mallett Unplugged at The Speakeasy April 24th. I’ll keep you posted. Obviously.
- Hot Pink Flannel‘s much anticipated ‘Stache Bash! Starts at 9:30pm. $5 cover. Music will be Destroy Them My Robots bringing us loads of fabulous 80s music. At Trackside Station. Dress for success. Get a wacky costume – marlboro man, 70’s porn star, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Chaplin, bearded lady, whatever! Paint it on, grow it out, stick it on, whatever you gotta do. Cash prizes for best costumes/best ‘staches.