Mayday Mayday! It MAY Be Time For a Stiff Drink. Live Music, and Kentucky Derby Festivities this Week in Midcoast

So this weekend was awesome. It was a little something like this:


Alas, it’s back to the grind now. But I’m totally pumped that Home Kitchen Cafe has lots of changes going on, adding the bakery and so on, but more importantly, getting a liquor license. So now they can serve Bloody Marys with all their delicious breakfast foods.Photo: We got our license and today , we start serving....<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> BLOODY MARYS.
I can’t wait to sit outside on their 2nd floor patio and soak up some sun and sip on cocktails. If you’re feeling the same, check out this blog post I did to get the lowdown on the best places in the Midcoast to go for outdoor drinks & dining. Ok, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Here’s what’s happening this week. And then this weekend, get ready for Mint Juleps and fancy hats, ’cause we’re off to the races!


Monday, April 28

    1. Open Mic Night at Fog Bar & Cafe starts at 8 p.m. They’ve got happy hour prices all night and plenty of talented musicians to make for a fun evening. This week it will be hosted by the talenTED Teddy Casey. You’re going to want to be there for this one! 1505135_675457255846308_261620951_n
    2. Trivia Night at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery at 7 p.m. & Mug night. Round up a few friends, get a cute team name, head on ovah to the bah, guy. Get there around 6:30 if you wanna claim good seats at the bar. Top 3 teams get percent off your bill. No cost to play. Sorry my team was so loud last week 😦 We were having so much fun! And hey, shout out, thanks for making a trivia question about what is the blog for local event listings! That’s awesome. Tip for trivia folks, hit Pen Bay Pilot before you go, because there are usually questions about local & current events.
    3. Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub, 7-10 p.m. This week’s music is by HarperCost: $15. $5 Margaritas and $1 tacos. Also downstairs has free pool 6pm – close. & $1 PBRs 6pm on!!
    4. Trackside Station has $3 Margaritas all day
    5. Mexican Monday at Smokestack – $2 Tacos, $3 Coronas $4 Margaritas
    6. Montsweag‘s got $5 Burgers and Half Price Bottles of Wine for ya tonight.
    7. Beer Dinner at The Badger!  5 courses. Beer with each course. Reservations required. I call not being DD 🙂
    8. Rollie’s has $1 sliders on Mondays & Kick the Keg!
    9. La Vida’s got $4 ‘Ritas for ya all day.

Tuesday, April 29

Sox 7 pm.

  1. Open Mic Night at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery starts at 8:30 p.m. This is a very popular Open Mic. Lots of talented folks come out for this one. It’s a fun time!1920143_680259195371951_960773_n
  2. Bites for Babies: An Evening to Benefit Team Garron at Savory Maine. Reservations are not necessary. Musical Guests for the event:
    Tom Arter, 4:00
    Kathi Nordone 4:30
    Sylvia Tavares 5:00
    Dave Martin 5:30
    Heather Hardy 6:00
    Jamie Peghiny 6:30
    Gary McCue/Lora Stanchfield, 7:00
    Gary McCue/Roger Selverstone 7:30
  3. 2 for Tuesdays at T.O.P. –  2 Well drinks for price of one until 6pm.
  4. Archer’s on The Pier: Tuesday & Thursday buy 1 get 1 1/2 off entrees.
  5. Rollie’s $1 Tacos
  6. Good Tern Co-op, Rockland hosts Dr. Susan Miller talks Which Foods Are Good for You and how to use muscle testing to figure out which foods make you strong and which make you weak, tired and depressed. Sounds pretty cool. 7 p.m.
  7. Delvino’s does 2 for Tuesday! Appetizer, salads, bread, pasta entrees, & dessert for 2 people! $19.99 for lunch, $29.99 for dinner. Yum!
  8. Tuesday means tacos at 3Crow. $2 Tacos. All different kinds of delicious varieties. All day.wpid-IMG_35364631374595.jpeg
  9.  Bowens Tavern has 99 cent tacos ,$ 1 pibbers (that’s what I call PBR.. I was sounding it out).
  10. Free screening of American Meat at Belfast Library followed by discussion with local farmers. Film starts at 6 p.m.
  11. Taste of Main Street, 5 courses, 6:30 p.m. 5 courses of fabulous flavors combination, learn about olive oils, vinegars, wine and food by the Chowder House, Bixby Co., Fiore and Breakwater Vineyards. Cost $39. Pick up your tickets at Breakwater Vineyards, Fiore or The Chowder House.

Wednesday, April 30

Sox 7 pm.

  1. All you can eat Spaghetti night at Rockland Cafe! I know you’ve been cravin’ it the pasta few days. Say Pasta La Vista to your gluten free diet already!
  2. Midcoast Magnet’s Munchies & Mingling at Darby’s in Belfast, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lots of fun! Just a great chance to network.
  3. Trivia @ The Badger. 7 p.m. Cost: $2 to play. Only one more week of Trivia for the season after this one.
  4. Trackside has Wine Down Wednesday. $4.50 house wine.
  5. Poetry Reading at Rockport Library, 6:30 p.m.
  6. King Eider’s Pub – “Date Night in Damariscotta” Buy any dinner entrée and add a Lincoln Theater movie ticket for only $5.
  7. Rollie’s 3 for 1 nugz. Mmm, chicken nugs.
  8. Discount movie tickets to shows at The Colonial in Belfast on Sundays & Wednesdays, $5.
  9. Live music @ Newcastle Publick House 
  10. Smokestack has 50 Cent Boneless or Bone-In Wings All Day!
  11. Wing Ding Wednesday at T.O.P.  Translation: wings are 1/2 price all day at Time Out Pub. Pool Tourney @ 7 p.m., cash prizes.
  12. Rockland Main Street Volunteer Information Reception 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Waterworks. “Light hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Cash bar will be available. Please RSVP to or 207.975.2265 by Thursday, May 1” – Rockland Main Street.
  13. Eric Green @ Bowen’s Tavern, Belfast.

Thursday, May 1

Sox at 7 pm.

  1. Camden Library Coffeehouse has Notorious, guitar & fiddle duo, performing 5-7 p.m. $8
  2. Writing & Nature free class at Belfast UU to start May 1, 6:30-8 p.m. and run for three Thursdays. It’s open to all writers, all levels, any style, poetry, prose, whatever. Lead by former Poet Laureate of Belfast, Linda Buckmaster. MUST register by April 28. To register:
  3. Wacth Shakespeare’s King Lear performed by National Theatre in London at The Strand in Rockland or Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theatre. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $23.
  4. Crash Berry book reading with musical guest Leroy at The Speakeasy, 7-10pm.
  5. Live Music and Half Price Bottles of Wine at Montsweag Roadhouse.
  6. Archer’s on The Pier: Tuesday & Thursday buy 1 get 1 1/2 off entrees.
  7. Ken Bonfield playing guitar, harp, and more at Rockland Public Library, free, 6 p.m.
  8. La Vida in Belfast is celebrating Cinco De Mayo all week. 
  9. Celtic Band Jam on Thursdays at Bell the Cat in Belfast.
  10. Smokestack has Locals Day! $1 PBR’s, $2 Off Burgers and Sandwiches. Start with dinner and a few $1 pibbers and then head over to:
  11. Karaoke at Cuzzys!
  12. Live music @ Newcastle Publick House is Tom Rota & Friends. $6 martini special, $3 wine special.
  13. Open Mic @ Highlands! 6:30-9:30pm. Get there wicked early to sign up to play!
  14. In Good Company Food Journey is Southern/Kentucky Derby cuisine. $30. Call for reservations.
  15. Art at the Grill at Damariscotta River Grill (love their food! & their Sangria!) Art opening tomorrow from 4-6 p.m. meet the artist, hang out, mingle, you know the drill.
  16. Nukelele live at Front Street Pub 8 p.m. on. Fun music.

Weekend Highlight:

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY at Rock Harbor Brewery. DJ Heath Commeau, Drinko De Mayo drink specials, crazy costumes (maybe bust out a funny Kentucky Derby hat!?)  prizes for top 3 best costumes. Fun! Saturday Night, May 3, 9 p.m.


Other neat things:

  1. Mother’s Day Pampering Contest at Maine Today Tell them why your mom is so rad and she could win one heck of a spa day. Deadline to enter May 7.
  2. Mother’s Day Photo Contest at Pen Bay Pilot. Send them a picture of  your mama and she could win $200 worth of prizes. Oh and we all get to vote on the best pics! Get pics in by May 2.
  3. Women! Sisterhood of Automotive Knowledge May 22nd, 6-8pm at Rockport Automotive. Prizes, snacks, and CAR STUFF. OMG. This is great! Jan says they’ll have cars in each bay of the garage and in each station we will learn about different things like service engine lights, how to check fluids, tire pressure, etc. Free event but you have to sign up. There are 40 spots and 25 are already taken! Call Jan 236-2431 or email her at



You can also find my listings on Pen Bay Pilot, so head there to see some news and they even list local restaurants’ specials for ya too.

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