Dancing, Chocolate, Wine, Music – Midcoast Sure Knows How to do Mother’s Day Weekend

So you know how after Easter all the chocolate and candy goes on sale the next day? So how come on the day after Cinco de Mayo why don’t I get tequila for 1/2 off?? Not cool, man. But you know what’s worse? The warm weather is juuust starting and there are alreeady flies. Give me a break. If I have to have flies around me this summer, I’d much prefer they are BAR flies 🙂 bug

Friday, May 9

  1. Craft beer tasting at Megunticook Market!! 4-6pm!
  2. Karaoke at The Myrtle St. Tavern! Starts at 9 p.m., 21+.
  3. All Play Bowling Alley in Waldoboro has galactic bowling 7-11 p.m. on Fridays. It costs $10 per person to bowl as many times as you like and your shoe rental is included in the 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!
  4. Food & Farm Film Fest at F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen above Rising Tide in Damariscotta has free film screening. More info here. The movie this week is Hungry for Change. The story of a man who ate nickles and dimes. Just kidding, it’s about how messed up the food industry is. This is great topic and it’s a topic that we should all do our part to spread awareness about and make some change. I may just go to this.  I went to The Hungry Heart documentary at The Colonial on Tuesday and it was an incredible turnout. The place was packed, many people standing. I was sitting in the floor in the aisle. The movie was really moving. I got pretty teary eyed. I definitely recommend the movie. Also, if drug addiction is a problem that is important to you and you want to be a part of the solution in our community look into the Community Anti-Drug Coalition in Belfast. Next meeting is May 22nd, 4pm. FMI contact: Mary Beth Leone LCSW at mleone@pchcbangor.org. Ok, I got a bit off topic there, but I like the community involvement on these big issues. So, Check out “Hungry for a Change” in Damariscotta Friday night. Film starts at 7 p.m.
  5. Night of Improv Comedy & dinner at CHRHS Friday & Saturday. Cost $15. Call Camden High School for tickets, 236-7800
  6. Open Mic at the Time Out downstairs.
  7. The Keg Killers play at The Speakeasy8-11 p.m. Cost: $3. This rock duo will do all kinds of modern and classic cover songs.
  8. Music and vocals by Phil Clemet will start around 6 p.m. at Whale’s Tooth Pub.
  9. Rock Harbor hosts Nukelele, 8-11 p.m. They do rock/ funk with a reggae vibe and fun cover songs. You can give them a listen on soundcloud, but it’s just jam recordings. This video clip of them playing at a recent show is a more accurate example of them playing live. You can see it on this Facebook Post by The Front Street Pub.
  10. March of Dimes Walk fundraiser  guest Bartender fundraiser & DJ at Trackside Station. Event is 21+ and starts at 9 p.m.
  11. Roundtop Coffee House & Open Mic at Round Top Coffee House open mic invites musicians, singers, poets and other performers to sign up and take the stage. Sign up starts at 6:15 p.m. The open mic is 6:45 to 8:15 then a 15-minute break before the feature act from 8:30 to 9:30. The featured artist is Greg Klein. Admission is $8 or bring home-baked goods for free admission – gotta love Maine. Event is at DRA’s Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane in Damariscotta. I love this venue. Midcoast really has some great places.
  12. Dancing with the Local Stars at Camden Opera House is finally here! It starts at 7 p.m. More info.



Saturday, May 10

  1. Met Opera at the Strand is screening at 1 p.m. It’s Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” and it’s $27.
  2. It’s time for the Calf Unveiling Party at Aldemere Farms. They have nine new calves for the public to meet. There will be lots of  activities, tours, and presentations that show off the oreo cows, the farm, etc. FMI: 236-2739 or spost@mcht.org. 
  3. Just Teachers 8-11 p.m. Saturday at The Speakeasy. Cost: $5. And remember to check out what the Saturday drink special is! I’m a big fan of the 21st Amendment. It’s like an Arnold Palmer with Jack Daniels. This show will be a really fun. Piet says they’ve got a bunch of new mash-ups to play! They do lots of cover songs you can dance to. See you there!
  4. Free screening of The Healthcare Movie at Rockland First Unitarian Universalist Church. Film starts at 6:30 p.m.
  5. Free Butcher Demos at Maine Street Meats (at the State of Maine Cheese place) in Rockport, 3 p.m. These are pretty neat. They show you how they make break down the meat into retail cuts and talk to you about at as they do it.
  6. MOM PROM! They’ve got a Las Vegas theme, a DJ playing dance music, costume prizes, prom photos, refreshments, and cash bar. It’s at the Belfast Boathouse, on the waterfront. Tickets are $30 and proceeds go to Broadreach Family & Community Services. Get tickets at broadreachmaine.org.
  7. Dance Party at Trackside Station starts at 9 p.m. It’s a luau / tiki bar party. So go get freaky at the tiki.
  8. Algorithm play Highlands Coffeehouse at 6 p.m. If Al Gore tried his hand as a musician, what would his album be called? Algorithms. Get it? Al Gore-rhythms. Ha. Okay, even for me that was bad.
  9. Raised by Wolves with Blind Albert will be playing jazz & blues for all of yous at Rock City Cafe 5-7 p.m.
  10. DJ at Time Out Pub upstairs. No Cover, 21+.
  11. TOP downstairs has Karaoke at 8 p.m.!
  12. Mama’s Boys of Fivetowns will now be offering delivery from 4-8 p.m.
  13. Live music at Myrtle St. Tavern. $3 cover, 21+. The band is The 220s so get ready for some rockin’ rock n roll cover songs!
  14. Stan Davis will perform tonight from 6-8pm at Savory Maine in Damariscotta.

Sunday, May 11 – Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

  1. Sunday Jam 2-4 p.m. at Sail, Power & Steam.
  2. Harbor Square Gallery has singer/songwriter Putnam Smith performing in the gallery on Main St. in Rockland 1-3 p.m. Cost is $10.
  3. On Mother’s day take a trip down the river tipper at 11am. Free for mom’s with paying guest at Damariscotta River Cruises.
  4. Oceanside Boosters has the Mariner’s Mother’s Day 5k. Register here or go here for more info.
  5. Drink Specials at Trackside1798521_10152196411086357_1007759367_n
  6. Drink & Draw at The FOG starts at 7 p.m. Art materials supplied. Happy Hour prices for drinks and things.
  7. Mother’s Day Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza will be happening at both Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery and at Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery (both in Union, Maine). Event is 11-4 p.m. Savage Oakes will host  Safe Harbor & Stone Fox Creamery so there will be chocolate & ice cream paired with the different wines, yum! And a free plant for mom to take home thanks to Union Agway. Sweetgrass will have Dean’s Sweets and Kupcakes Inc & mom will get to take home a complimentary wine glass.

Neat upcoming stuff to keep on your radar:

1. Keep an eye out for what’s coming at the Speakeasy — we’ve got Tricky Britches & The Coloradas coming our way later this month and Will Mallett of The Mallett Brothers Band will be returning for another solo show!! Awesome! It’s just my all time favorite Maine band. No big deal.

2. Did you know Front Street Pub in Belfast does a mixology class? Next class is May 27th at 5pm! Costs $25 per person. Includes 4 full sized cocktails, food, fun, and a recipe book. Sign up now to be a part of the fun. To sign up email: frontstreetpub@yahoo.com. You can also reserve a group table. I hope I can get my last trivia team (the team is appropriately named The Muddlers) to go to this event!

Don’t forget to vote for Pen Bay Pilot’s Mother’s Day Photo Contest!

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