How to Get Rowdy in Rockland this Week

Whoa, buddy. What happened? All of a sudden it’s summer time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited. It’s awesome. I dig flip flop weather and, good God, do I love outdoor drinking & dining. (Check out my list of the best spots to enjoy drinks outside this summer here). But this June is slightly terrifying for me. I’m going to be leaving the age 18-24 demographic and I am not prepared for it. So, forgive me if my march towards the end of May is slightly sullen. But hey, here’s to getting closer to retirement. I’ll drink to that.

Here’s what’s on the docket this week as we aim for the end of May. Top picks: Will Mallett at The Speakeasy (best darn solo folk music performance you’ll see ’round here, and he’s cute to boot), Robby Simpson sounds like it will be a good time as well, and then cover band No Guts No Glory will be a fun time if anyone is looking to get their dance on. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 27

  1. Open Mic Night at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery starts at 8:30 p.m.
  2. Delvino’s (Belfast) does 2 for Tuesday! Appetizer, salads, bread, pasta entrees, & dessert for 2 people! $19.99 for lunch, $29.99 for dinner. Yum!
  3. Open Mic Night at Bell the Cat, Belfast.
  4. Taco Tuesday at Rollie’s means $1 tacos all day.
  5. Smokestack’s drink special of the day: $4 Rum and Coke
  6. Steel drum band Steelin’ Thunder is performing at The Landings Restaurant in Rockland at 5:30 p.m. postponed because of rain 😦 Will now happen on June 3rd.
  7. Rosey and Wayfaring Strangers playing live music at Elm Street Grille  (at Cedar Crest Inn) in Camden, 6-8 p.m.
  8. “Why Chomsky Matters” talk at Camden Public Library at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 28

  1. FOG Bar & Cafe on Main St. in Rockland has some action tonight. Electro lounge nite will start at 8:30 p.m. and feature electronic music by Quantam.quantam elctro lounge nite at fog
  2. Show & Tell {for grown-ups} at The Chowder House in Rockland, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Come at 5:30 to mingle before showing  & telling time. Food & Drinks available for purchase.
  3. And now for something completely different — Death Cafe! Apparently, this is a popular thing in Europe that has spread to the US. It’s not a support group about death. It’s a group of folks getting together to discuss death and what happens to us, end of life planning, etc., while enjoying cakes and cookies. And now Midcoast has a group starting! The first meeting is 7 – 8:30 pm, May 28, at Sweetland  Center, 4 Church St. Hope Maine (opposite Hope General Store). email ­ Peter Lindquist 207­446­1751. Suggested donation is $10 to cover food & space rental. All are welcome. Again, it’s not a sales thing, it’s not a lecture,  just a group to discuss a topic that isn’t talked about all that much over tea and snacks. DeathCafeTREE
  4. Film screening of “More Than Honey” a film all about bees & beekeeping will be held at The Belfast Free Library at 6 p.m.
  5. Wine Down Wednesday @ Trackside, wine specials.
  6. Bowens Tavern in Belfast has $1 fried chicken and hamburger sliders & drink specials. Eric green will be playing music 6-9 p.m. No cover. 
  7. Movie tickets to shows at The Colonial in Belfast on Wednesdays are at matinee price!
  8. Smokestack‘s drink special of the day: $4 well drinks.
  9. Rollie’s in Belfast offers Boneless Wing Wednesday: 3 boneless wings for $1. Score!
  10. Newcastle Public House has live music each Wednesday.
  11. Live music at Newcastle Publick House in Newcastle  every Tuesday.
  12. Free Talk at the Farnsworth about creative work and why we create. Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 29

  1. Rockland Farmers’ Market starts Thursday from 9-12:30.
  2. Will Mallett of the Mallett Brothers Band is playing at The Speakeasy for their songwriters series 6-9 p.m. Stop in for dinner or drinks and listen. He’ll do some awesome acoustic music playing acoustic versions of Mallett Brothers songs and a few covers, even one of his dad’s songs (David Mallett). Cannot recommend this enough, for any age, for any musical taste.

    will mallett and i

    Will Mallett and I

  3. King Eider’s Pub in Damariscotta has entertainment in the pub 7-9 p.m.
  4. Newcastle Public House in Damariscotta has live music each Thursday.
  5. Smokestack’s drink special of the day:$4 Long Island.
  6. Celtic Band Jam on Thursdays at Bell the Cat in Belfast.
  7. Smokestack has Locals Day! $1 PBRs and $2 off sandwiches & burgers.
  8. Karaoke at Cuzzys!
  9. Open Mic at Highlands in Thomaston from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Get there early to sign up. There is lots of talent at this popular open mic!
  10. In Good Company is going on a Food Journey. Come in and sample cuisine from their destination for the week.  $30 per person. Call (207) 593.9110 for reservations.
  11. Thursday at Waterdog Tavern means happy hour all night for Ladies’ Night. So, $1 off all draft beer & wine and $4 well drinks.
  12. Shepherd’s Pie does Happy Hour on Thursday nights 8-9 p.m. Enjoy $3 draft beer & house wine, $2 off cocktails on their drink list. $10 beer battered Fish n Chips. What a deal. You can get more info about Happy Hour info in the area on the Happy Hour page.
  13. Bell The Cat is hosting an Supporters Appreciation Night 6-8 p.m. Juke Rockets Blues Band had to cancel 😦


Friday, May 30

  1. Art Walk in Belfast will  take place from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Over 20 downtown galleries will be participating in the Final Friday Art Walks in downtown Belfast, Maine. For more information, visit their website at friday art walk belfast
  2. Belfast Co-Op does a monthly ‘Love LOCAL Day’ with lots of local Maine produce & products, This month the State of Maine Cheese Co./Rockport Marketplace will be providing free cheese samples between 11am and 3pm. More info here. The in the evening the Co-Op Cafe will have an art gallery reception for Leslie Mayer’s “Family Tree Hanging Out” and a wine tasting from 7-9 p.m.
  3. K2 Music in Camden (in Reny’s Plaza) is hosting Music After Hours from 6-8 p.m. for all you uke players and uke lovers out there.k2 music after hours uke night may 30
  4. Hurry Down Sunshine will play jazz and blues (and loves songs too!) at Highlands Coffeehouse in Thomaston at 7 p.m.hurry down sunshine
  5. Live Music by Robby Simpson at The Narrows Tavern, 8 p.m. The music sounds awesome! But I’m a sucker for a boy playing Americana music. Give him a listen here. I like “Crush This Town” a lot. Also, The Narrows is awesome. If you’ve never been, they’re located right downtown Waldoboro, can’t miss it. Great food, nice tavern feel, fun & friendly atmosphere.Narrows Tavern
  6. There will be a DJ at Smokestack at 9 p.m.
  7. DJ at Time Out Pub upstairs starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 21+
  8. Open Mic downstairs Time Out Pub. Downstairs is a good time. If you’ve never checked it out, it’s worth stopping by. They’ve got pool tables, live music, good crowd.
  9. It’s Karaoke night at Myrtle St. Tavern starting at 9 p.m.!
  10. Angry Orchard keep the pint night at Trackside Station, Rockland, ME. Order a drink with Angry Orchard and you get to keep the special glass. Check out some of the cool drinks they make with Angry Orchard. Yum!angry orchard drink specials
  11. Chronic Funk is playing funk/jam/soul music at The Speakeasy, 8-11 p.m. $3 cover.
  12. Film Screening at F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen at Rising Tides Community Market in Damariscotta. The film starts at 7 p.m. This week they are screening The Future of Food. Free.
  13. Sail, Power & Steam hosts live music tonight. The acoustic duo, Isla, will play at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15.sail power steam may 30 music

Saturday, May 31

  1. Old Town Road playing live music at Rock City Cafe at 7-9 p.m. Event is free. Tipping the musicians suggested. Food, coffee, beer & wine available for purchase.
  2. THE RAGBIRDS  are live in concert at 7:30 p.m. at The Strand Theatre in Rockland.
  3. Come out and support our Derby Girls in their Nautical Knockdown. Event is being held at Midcoast Recreation Center. Doors at 5 p.m., they roll at 6 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 
  4. Trackside Station in Rockland is hosting the band No Guts No Glory for the Rock Coast Rollers Rollerderby after party! Band starts at 9 p.m. 21+, $3 cover. Lots of fun cover songs to get you dancing! This will be a blast! You can see a video of them playing “Kryptonite” on this Post by NO Guts NO Glory in their facebook wall.
  5. Time Out Pub has a DJ upstairs & Karaoke downstairs. No cover. 21+.
  6. West Bay Rotary Hosts the Duck Derby at Camden Harbor at 2 p.m. Buy your ducks in advance at French & Brawn in Camden. Then they release all the Rubber Duckies in Megunticook River and whoever’s duck crosses the finish line first wins. Come down to the Camden Harbor at 2 p.m. to watch the Ducks arrive.
  7.  John Nowak’s Duo will be performing at The Narrows Tavern in Waldoboro from 7-10 p.m.
  8. Songwriters in the Round Concert to Benefit F.A.R.M.S. will be at the Damariscotta Baptist Church 7-9:30 p.m. Heather Hardy, Caroline Cotter and Putnam Smith will be performing. For tickets and more info go here.
  9. The Camden Farmers’ Market is from 9 a.m. to noon in the upper parking lot of old MBNA building (off Washington St).
  10. Piscataquis Balloon Fest this weekend. Someone take me!!! If a boy ever decides he wants to propose to me — ha! — but if he does, someone please tell him to take me on a hot air balloon ride with champagne to pop the question.
  11. Live jazz & blues music by Shades of Blue with a lovely fine dining experience at Captain A.V. Nickels Inn in Searsport starting at 6 p.m.
  12. Live Music at the Myrtle Street Tavern!!!!  Middle Ground will be playing some reggea music to get you in the mood for summer and the outdoor oasis is open!! YAY!! Music starts at 9 p.m. 21+, $3 cover.
  13. DJ at TOP upstairs. 21+, no cover. Downstairs Time Out Pub has karaoke.
  14. Music at Elm St. Grille in Camden til 4-8p.m.

Sunday, June 1

  1. Waterworks has $1 off draft beers all day.
  2. King Eider’s Pub in Damariscotta has Bloody Marys, Mimosas and live music 1-3 p.m. — Steve Jones, Scott Elliot and Paul Mellyn.
  3.  Jazz Jam at The Highlands Coffee House, in Thomaston, 1-3:30 p.m. Open to all. No cover.
  4. Cribbage Night at 3 Crow in Rockland. You’ll get 15 percent off your bill if you’re playing cribbage. So, go grab some craft beers. Or do brunch. I hear they make a mean Bloody Mary!
  5. The FOG Bar and Café has Drink and Draw starting at 7 p.m.  They supply art materials and there is a different theme each week. You also get to enjoy happy hour all night during the event. $2 off all drafts. So, another chance for craft beers! Also food specials on bar menu and $6 select cocktails like a Blackberry Cosmo (delish!)
  6. 50 cent wings at Rollie’s in Belfast.
  7. Rock Harbz has Sunday Funday for ya: $5 Bloody Mary’s, $2.50 Bud Light drafts, & half off wings.
  8. Fuzzy Udder Creamery’s grand opening in Whitefield Maine, 2-5 p.m. See the creamery, tour the farm, taste the cheese.
  9. Rose and the Wayfaring Wanderers playing at The Whale’s Tooth Pub in Lincolnville starting at 5 p.m.

Thanks for reading. You can also find my weekend listings on Pen Bay Pilot! Feel free to send me comments/feedback/events you’d like listed.

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