So , normally, it’s nearly impossible for me to show up on time. But on Wednesday, I showed up to an appointment 15 minutes early and was really confused.. like, where is everyone? But then I remembered I’d set my car clock 15 minutes fast so that I’d be earlier to things. It was kind of like I April Fools pranked myself… ‘cept it was a day late. Ha! Fitting.
So, I hope you all plan ahead and don’t miss any of the fun coming our way this weekend. Once again, we’ve got a lot to choose from. It’s crazy. Every time I go down to Portland I say that if I lived there I’d be overwhelmed by having too many options for things to do. It’s feeling like that’s happening right here in the Midcoast! There are so many cool things going on. It’s awesome, but I hate having to choose between them! So, I’ll give you all the lowdown, and you can make the choice!
Friday, April 4, 2014
- Watch The Red Sox Home Opener at Lincoln Theatre for Free! Game is at 2pm. You can watch the game on the big screen!
- Opening reception at Archipelago 5-7 pm.
- Did you know that All Play Bowling Alley in Waldoboro has galactic bowling? It’s 7-11p.m. on Fridays. It costs $10 per person, but your shoe rental is included in that price. And, if you make a reservation in advance, parties of 4 get a FREE pizza! Yay freebies!! Oh, and they have 3 pool tables, arcades, food and yes, they have beer. Have fun!
- Men’s Night at Sogno Salon 5-7pm. You don’t even have to make an appointment. Just stroll in and get a hair cut and beer & wings all for $20. Doesn’t get much easier than that, fellas.
- Bell the Cat has Juke Rockets playing the blues 6-9pm. This is a fun group to dance along to. She does a great show. I love the lead singer’s sass. No cover. Go have fun, be merry.
- Food & Farm Film Fest at F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen above Rising Tide in Damariscotta. More info here. 7pm.
- Karaoke at the Myrtle St Tavern. 9pm. 21+ Go belt it out!!! Can someone please sing some Tina Turner for me? K, Thanks.
- Open Mic at the Time Out downstairs.
- Waterworks has $5.00 MANMOSAS all weekend. Manmosa – man·mo·sa – manˈmōsə,mī-,-zə noun a drink of champagne and orange juice often enjoyed by ladies served in a champagne glass but instead it’s served in a big manly pint glass! Also, Sea Dog Blueberry Ale is back. Yay, summertime is on the way!
- Shanna Underwood at The Samoset. Give her a listen on reverbnation.
- Wayne Delano and his fellas jazzin’ up The Speakeasy with, you guessed it, live Jazz music 8-11 p.m. No cover.
- $2 Pistol will be rockin’ Rock Harbor this Friday night! Wicked fun! My fave is when Will joins and they do the cover of the Mallett Brother’s “Lowdown”! This is a great place because you can get the live music AND watch the Sox game. Twofer. No cover. Well there will be cover songs. You just don’t have to pay to hear them .
- The Tough Cats are breaking it down at The FOG at 9 p.m. with the perfect blend of rock /pop/Americana. $10, 21+ Come out and have some fun!! This is going to be a blast.
- The Coloradas (my current FAVE Maine band. Yay I got an autographed CD 🙂 ) will be playing at the Unity College Center, 8pm. More info here. If you like folk/bluegrass music I can’t recommend these boys enough.
- Art Reception @ Rising Tide, Damariscotta. Wine, cheese, art, can’t go wrong. 4-6pm.
- Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, reception of “Paper” 5-8pm Sounds neat.
- Strand Theatre is playing a documentary about Noam Chomsky. Looks cool! $8.50, starts at 8 p.m.
- If you’re willing to drive: THE HOLD STEADY!!! is in Portland tonight at the Asylum. Great band. Love their sound. I saw them a few years back in Rochester and had a great time. This will be an awesome show!! If you like The Replacements& garage band sound you need to listen to these guys. Great rhythm. Love the lyrics. Craig Finn just does it for me. Listen to Boys & Girls in America or Stay Positive. New album is great too. Tickets & info here. $21. Opener is Worried Well. You can read about them on the Listen Up page.
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Remember: During the college basketball tournaments Waterworks has $2.00 Bud Light and Budweiser drafts and bucket of beer specials! Also, check the Happy Hour page to see where else will have deals for you.
- If you have some time to spare, there is FREE bowling at All Play bowling alley 11am-12 with Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake. Seriously.. just show up and bowl for an hour. Free. Like no money. Like you don’t have to pay. You can make a donation to BBBS, but you don’t have to. Come hang! There’s pool tables, arcade, food & beer as well. Read this for more info on the event.
- Husqvana sale at Warren True Value. Stop in to check things out. Free whoopie pies! Which just reminds me of this little gem from The Little Rascals:Get it? Whoopie… And it’s Whoopie Goldberg. Gotta love it. Ok, moving on..
- Get your tickets to see Lake Street Dive at The Strand ASAP. Don’t you hate when it sells out and you wish you’d acted sooner? Yup. So, don’t let that happen. It’s creative jazzy pop music. Definitely a fun show.
- Steel House is hosting a public open house from 1pm – 5pm, 711 Main St., Rockland. Stop in and see what they’ve got going on. (It’s the squarish steel-sided building just north of The Apprenticeshop and just south of US Cellular.)
- Primo Cubano is playing at The Lincoln St Center for Arts for a Fundraiser for the Riley School. Come for salsa lessons 7-8 p.m. Then live music and dancing 8-10 p.m. Bonus, there is a taco bar, fresh limeade, margaritas, etc., and a prize for best festive outfit. $25 per person/$40 couples 21+FMI: 596-6405. This sounds so fun! I’d be there if I didn’t already have my tickets for another event!
- Bowen’s Tavern has Midnight Rose playing, starting at 9pm $ 5 cover, 21+.
- Rock City Café hosts Scribble Me This: A Spoken Word Event. It’s Open Mic for poets! Sign up starts at 7:30pm and ends at 8pm. Event goes till 9pm. Bring original poems to read. About 5 minutes per reader. Again, this sounds awesome, wish I could make it. I hope they do another one of these soon!
- Ellis Paul at Camden Opera House. I got my tickets. Did you get yours yet!? Go to Camden Opera House to buy tickets in advance. I love the Speed of Trees album. I saw Ellis Paul play several months back and it was a really nice show. He plays folk music. His voice and lyrics are powerful. Very moving. His songs tend to tell a story. This is my fave Ellis Paul song: Also, the opener is Chris Ross, who was named 2013 Winner for Song Writer of the Year by New England Music Awards. He’s got a lot of great songs. Definitely worth checking out.
- Live CD Recording – The Mehuman Trio at Highlands. Neat! 6-8pm
- DJ Just Joan @ Three Tides & Marshall Wharf 9:30 to close, no cover. This will be awesome!
- DJ at TOP upstairs. No Cover. 21+
- DJ at Trackside for Girl’s Night Out at. 21+ No cover.
- Live music at Myrtle St. Tavern. 21+ $3 It’s Mid Life Crisis!
- The Speakeasy has a very talented group of musicians coming in. They’ve got rhythm and they’ve got fiddles. The Waldo County Stump Thumpers 8-11 p.m., 21+, no cover. Remember to ask what the Saturday $5 drink special is! They have such yummy drinks!
- Musicians Sylvia Tavares and Jamie Peghiny will be at Savory Maine tomorrow- Saturday 6-8pm with guitar, base and uke and whistlin’.
What’s Coming Up: (My Picks – Remember you can check the Calendar page for all upcoming listings.)
On April 26th, Rollie’s Comedy Club has Johnny Ater and friends taking over Rollie’s for the night so we can all have a bit of fun! Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Reserve your seat today by messaging Rollie’s on Facebook, email email@example.com, or by calling Rollie’s at 338-4502.
Mark your calendars for The Belfast Free Range (Mini) Music Fest at Three Tides & Marshall Wharf also on April 26th. They’re calling it Cooped Up. Thirteen hours of music! 21+ $10 for the whole day. Proceeds will fund the Free Range Fest for next year. The Belfast Music Fest has to be the COOLEST thing I’ve done in the Midcoast area. They haven’t announced the bands yet, but judging by the incredible job they did last year, I’m sure it’s going to be amazing. You’re definitely going to want to be there. Great beer too 🙂 If you haven’t tried their beer, head over to The FOG Bar & Cafe this Friday to see The Toughcats play and you can try the beer that’s named after the band and brewed at Marshall Wharf brewing. More info on Free Range Music Fest click here. Tickets here.