Category Archives: Karaoke

How to Celebrate Halloween in the Midcoast

Why do we go to the bar on Halloween? For Boos!

Hope you’re as excited to parade around in a silly Halloween getup as I am! I loooove Halloween costumes!! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Here’s what’s coming your way this weekend:

Thursday Oct. 30

Thursday Night is a special Halloween “Scary-oke” party  at Cuzzy’s with drink specials and give a ways !!! Come dressed in your scariest costume !

Open Mic at Highlands as usual.

Halloween is playing at Camden Opera House $8.50. I’ve never seen it. Worth it? Show at 7:30.

Friday, Oct 31

The Dolphin Strikers will play some funk and O’Chang Comics have a new episode screening at The Speakeasy. I hear this one is about Andre the Seal/ Andrew’s Brewing. Can’t wait to see it! No Cover. 8pm. Facebook Event Page.

speakeasy halloween

Friday Night is a “Red Light & Pirate Night” Halloween Night Costume Party at Cuzzy’s …  They ask that you wear a rad costume or dress like a pirate. They’ll have Prizes, Give-a-ways, and Drink Specials.

Costumes, games for all ages, spooky treats and live music by Georgina Butler and the Misfits at Rock City Cafe 7-9 p.m.

Schoonder Landing in Damariscotta is having their end of the season Halloween Bash complete with a free food buffet, $2 Beers, and $100 cash prize for best costume. Doors at 6 p.m., Music by The Boneheads at 8 p.m. FB Event Page.

Smokestack in Camden is having a costume party with DJ Isaac starting at 9 p.m. Drink specials.

John Hasnip performs cover songs (rock, pop & folk) starting at 8 p.m. at Narrows Tavern. More info.

Friday is fright night and 80’s dance party at Three Tides in Belfast. Doors at 8pm, 9pm music. 21+ No cover!three tides halloween

Halloween Party at Trackside. Cash prize for best costume.

Myrtle has Karaoke night and their Halloween Costume Party. Prizes for best costume!! Starts at 9 p.m.

The FOG hosts local rock group Just Teachers. Prizes for Best Costume given at 11 p.m. Event is 21+, no cover. Music starts at 9 p.m. FB Event Page.

halloween at the fog

 

Bowens in Belfast is having a Halloween Party with music by Oversoul. $150 cash prize to best costume, winner takes all! No cover. Event Page.

Front Street Pub in Belfast hosts a Walking Dead themed Costume Party includes DJ, games, and prizes for best costumes. $5 cover.

front st halloween

 

 

Saturday November 1

Saturday is a “Natural Karaoke” Costume Party at Cuzzy’s. They’re saying “Wear any costume you choose … anything goes … it’s only natural” So if you’e been dying to show off that new bathrobe, now’s your chance. 16oz cans of Natural Light and Natural Ice for $1.25 all night long. It will feel like college all over again! Best Costume Contest … Apparently you can win the life sized Wizard or the Natty Light trophy . Awesome. Just awesome.

Live music by siner/songwriter Tom Albury at Rock City Cafe, 7-9 p.m. Free/tips.

Gatsby Party at The Speakeasy with live music starts at 8pm. $10 cover includes champagne. Throw on your 20’s costume and get ready to dance!

speakeasy nov. 1

Front Street Pub in Belfast hosts round two of their weekend-long party with a Day of the Dead themed Costume Party includes DJ, games, and prizes for best costumes. $5 cover.

The Strand Theatre hosts DAMNATIONLAND 2014. Maine-made scary short films offers Cost: $8.50. More info. 10:30 p.m.

Center for Maine Contemporary Art hosts a Halloween Bash in Rockport on Nov. 1 with music by Owen Cartwright, drinks by 40 Paper. Event is $20 for members, $25 for non members. Costumes are required. More info & tickets available here. FB Event Page.

Here’s the sweet video they made of a previous party:

 

And don’t forget — Myrtle Street Tavern is starting up Trivia Night on Wednesdays hosted by the fabulous Will Brews-tis.

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend at last. Awesome. Bring on the sunshine, the tourists & traffic, and the thinking I’m totally going to go to the beach and go camping and go to a music festival and then all of a sudden it’s September. Well, I hope you all get to do all the fun things on your summer to do list. And I’m here to help! Here’s what we have for fun activities this weekend–

 

Botanical Gardens have Free Admission for all Maine residents May 24,25, & 26.

 

Friday May 23

  1. Smokestack in Camden has Vodka Redbull for $5
  2. Drop the kiddos off at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope from 6-8.30 p.m. and go enjoy date night while the kids enjoy fun art acitivites. Cost: $25 per family. Register in advance.  More info: http://www.sweettreearts.org/          
  3. Trackside Station has a Beer Pong Tournament. It’s $10 for a two person team to play.
  4. The 220s at The Speakeasy 8-11 p.m. Cost: $5. The 220s! They do progressive rock. It’ll sound like 90’s alternative. It’s good. You’ll have fun.
  5. AIR/ Arts In Rockland has announced a special Memorial Day Weekend Arts Walk this Friday night 5-8 p.m.!!! I love Art Walks! Wine, Art, Friendly folks and fun in downtown rockland, what’s better?!

      Come out and mingle and see all the beautiful exhibits on display. Stop into any downtown gallery and you can pick up an AIR brochure with a map of all the downtown galleries. I recommend stopping in to Harbor Square Gallery. You can see all the work ( some eclectic collections, some awesome abstract exhibits, very impressive) and then go to the top floor to see the sculptures on the roof top patio and a great view of Rockland’s Main St.

  6. Ale House String Band plays at The Narrows Tavern, Waldoboro, 8 p.m.
  7. Dom Colizzi brings live music to Rollies – 9-11 p.m.
  8. Rock Harbz (aka Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery) is gettin’ wild tonight. DJ VJ. Drink specials. Jello Shots. Fun starts at 9 p.m.
  9. Golden Oak is playing some folk music at The Landings in Rockland. Music starts at 7 p.m. If you haven’t been to the landings it’s well worth paying them a visit. Nice little bar, great food, water views. They’re located on the water, just past the police station in Rockland. Check the band out on soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/goldenoakband
  10. Learn about reading food labels this Fri 5/23, 8:30 a.m. at The Juice Cellar  (They’re located on Beaver Street, on the backside of the Opera House building). Event is free. Space is limited, so please RSVP by clicking “Join” on the facebook event or by emailing: bre@ourtownbelfast.org
  11.  Clayton Clemetson will perform during the Belfast Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
  12. Concert to benefit Maine Lighthouse Museum will feature “NEPTUNE’S CAR” with Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes. They will play at the museum located at One Park Drive in Rockland, 5-7 p.m.
  13. Rockport Dance Conservatory will have their Spring Showcase 6:30 p.m. at Camden Opera House on Friday & Saturday. Cost: $15. www.rockportdance.com 

Saturday May 24

  1. Nukulele will perform at Rock City Cafe, Rockland. Jam/funk & rock covers. Music is free, but give ’em a tip. Enjoy some beer, wine, coffee & delicious treats from the cafe and enjoy some tunes. 7-9 p.m. These guys are the bomb. But don’t worry, if you blow it and don’t make it in time they’ll be playing at the Myrt afterwards.
  2. Waterfall Arts in Belfast has some music for us! Jim Dandy will bring their awesome punk rock, Merther will have jam music and When Particles Collide does power pop/rock.  Show starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Event info here.
  3. Tricky Britches playing at The Speakeasy, 8-11 p.m. Cost: $5. Remember to try the $5 cocktail special. These guys are from Portland and they do some mean old timey/bluegrass/folk music.
  4. Blind Albert & Co. will be jamming at Highlands Coffeehouse in Thomaston for the monthly Blues Jam 7-10 p.m.
  5. Midcoast Swing is hosting a Swing Dance and Frankie Centennial Celebration at High Mountain Hall inCamden, Saturday, May 24. Dance classes are from 3-6 p.m. and focus on Lindy Hop, the original swing dance.They will then have Movies and Munchies (videos of Frankie Manning & lindy hop, and snacks provided or bring your own) from 6 – 7 pm.Then the Swing Dance is  7-10 pm,  open to all. The $7 admission includes a beginner lesson, refreshments, door prizes, videos, and dance demonstrations. FMI: www.joyfuldancing.com or facebook.Schedule:
    3:00 Lindy Hop Basics
    4:00 Frankie Favorites
    5:00 More Frankie Favorites
    6:00 Movies and Munchies
    7:00 Free Dance Lesson
    7:30 Swing Dance!Costs:
    Single Workshop – $10
    Two workshops – $18
    Three workshops – $24
    Three workshops and dance – $29
    Dance only (includes beginner lesson) – $7
  6. Trackside Station has a dance party with DJ VJ starting around 9 p.m.
  7. Free Butcher Demos at Maine Street Meats (in the State of Maine Cheese building) Rockport, 3 p.m. And! Wine tasting today 12-2 p.m. at Maine Street Meats and meet the wine maker!
  8. Grasshopper Shop in Rockland has their annual yardsale with lots of discounts, 9a.m. – 4 p.m.
  9. Circle the Wagons – Bragg Community WOD & Fundraiser – 10 a.m.
  10. Camden Farmer’s Market – in the old MBNA parking lot.
  11. Myrtle Street Tavern has Nukelele. Band starts at 9 p.m. Cost: $3.
  12. March Against Monsanto & FOR HEALTHY ORGANIC FOOD!! Meet at Rockland Universalist Unitarian at 1:30. Wear your marching shoes and get ready to Say No to GMO!!
  13. Tom Luther Quintet will play jazz at Åarhus Gallery, Main St. in Belfast, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $10.
  14. So What Band will be playing classic rock at Bowen’s Tavern, Belfast, 9 p.m. – close.
  15. Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse’s First Open house for the season – They are open every weekend through Columbus Day from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. tides and weather permitting and volunteers available. Do check the tide charts before you go! Sometimes high tide means you can’t make it all the way out to the light house.

Sunday, May 25

1. Botanical Gardens have Free Admission for all Maine residents May 24,25, & 26. Beautiful, beautiful gardens.

2. It’s Cribbage Night. They supply the cribbage sets, and anyone playing gets 15% off their bill at 3Crow, Rockland. Also, I hear their brunch is slammin’.

3. On Sunday,The Narrows Tavern is hosting their 1st Lebowski Day!! I hope you are as excited for this as I am. The game plan: meet  at the Tavern around 5:30 p.m. for a Caucasian and then they’ll head up the street for a few strings of bowling at All Play Bowling Alley! Afterwards, the Dude Fest continues at the pub! With White Russians and the movie will be on and costumes!  Awesome! If you’ve never been to The Narrows, it’s flippin’ sweet. Has that classic tavern feel, welcoming vibe. You’ll love it. So come on out and have some fun.  Sometimes you just gotta put on a robe and  get a White Russian, man.

 

lebowski

4. Drink & Draw at the FOG, downtown Rockland, is a fun way to spend a Sunday evening. They have art materials available and  a different theme each week. It’s happy hour all night so enjoy discounts on beer, wine, cocktails & the bar menu while you color and draw.

Drink & Draw Fogggg

5. The Waterworks has $1 off draft beers all day. Cheers to that!

6. Rock Harbz has Sunday Funday for ya: $5 Bloody Mary’s, $2.50 Bud Light drafts, & half off wings.

7. Gabriel Donohue playing at Sail Power and Steam Museum, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

8. Cappy’s Shipyard Party! at Cappy’s Chowder House in Camden. They have lots of free food, happy hour drink specials and shipyard giveaways. Also – the Cappy’s Bakery is open now and they have some nice outdoor dinng set up behind the restaurant with views of the harbor.

9. Trackside holiday specials: $4 Red, White & Blue Shot, $5 Patriotic Punch & $4 Bloody Marys & Mimosas.

10. Rollie’s in Belfast has 50 cent wings.

 

Memorial Day!

Parades:

Damarsicotta Parade begins at 11 a.m.

Camden ceremony at Public Landing at 9 a.m. and parade at 9:30 a.m.

Lincolnville parade begins at 1 p.m.

Rockland parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

Rockport parade starts at 11 a.m.

And my suggestions for how to spend your memorial day? Well, I’m not much for parades. If I wanted candy I’d go buy it instead of picking it up off the ground, and if I wanted people to wave at me from their cars I’d go to Vinalhaven. Kidding. I love island life. And candy. So, if you aren’t BBQin’ here are my suggestions:

  1. Trivia Night at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery at 7 p.m. & Mug Night. Come around 6 p.m. to get a seat at the bar, it fills up. Bring a few friends to play on your team (I think it’s no more than five, maybe six per team). Grab dinner and drinks while you play. Top three teams will get a percent off your bill. It’s wicked fun!
  2.  Alexis P Suter  will be performing at the Time Out Pub for Monday Night Blues, 7-10 p.m. Soulful/spiritual/powerful blues singing.  http://www.alexispsuter.com/  Cost: $15
  3. Trackside Station has $3 margaritas.
  4. Smokestack has $4 margaritas, $2 Tacos, $3 Coronas
  5. Down East Singers and Mozart Mentors Orchestra directed by Anthony Antolini present a Memorial Day concert at the Camden Opera House, 5 p.m. Cost: $20.
  6. Lots of art galleries, restaurants, schooners, and other seasonal businesses are just opening up for the season or switching to their summer schedules. Yippee! Now you can Mini-golf any gosh darn day of the week at Golfer’s Crossing in Rockport. It’s a nice set up with the outdoor dining/outdoor bar at Blue Sky Cantina right there and then ice cream too. That set up has my name all over it.
  7.  Botanical Gardens are just begging for a visit. Admission is free for all Mainers. mainegardens.org
  8. There are always Memorial day sales. Who doesn’t love retail therapy? I think I saw Mexicali Blues advertise  75% off.
  9. The Farnsworth is open. It’s worth checking out the current exhibit, The Story of the Land and It’s People which features photography by local students.
  10. Lots of schooners are ready to set sail. Go now while it’s early in the season and they may have discounts. Or maybe a guided paddle tour.
  11. Celebrate BBQ season by not doing any work and still enjoying a delicious burger!  Try The Best Burger in The State right here in Midcoast Maine.
  12. Talk a walk on the breakwater in Rockland. They’re ready to begin tours of the Rockland Lighthouse & the light for the season and they’ll be having a special Memorial Day Open House from 2-5 p.m.You can learn about some of the history and have a view from up high where the light is. Remember to check tide charts before you go and dress warm, it’s windy out there, I always wear something that can cover my ears when I go, but I’m not your mom.
  13. Sit outside and soak up some sun! Check out this sweet list of neat places that have outdoor dining/drinking options: DOCKtails & DECKadence.
  14. Savory Maine Organic Restaurant in Damariscotta will host musicians Gary McCue & Lora Stanchfield tomorrow- Saturday 6-8pm.

Bruins & Brewin’ – American Craft Beer Week

Oh man, Bruins. Oh man. What an intense game that was. But now the pressure is on for Game 7. Don’t puck it up!!

In other news, it’s national Craft Beer Week. Go pay our local bars a visit and taste some yummy brews.

Our local craft brews:

Rock Harbor Brew Pub, Rockland
Sample flights of beer! They will be having a Sam Adams Take over on Fridayrock harbor beer

Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Co., Belfast
Lots of different beers to try!
marshall wharf

Andrew’s Brewing Co. at Lobster Pound, Lincolnville
Stop in and see the renovations with the new bar. They’ve got a sweet happy hour, get the lowdown on the Happy Hour page.

And don’t forget: Belfast Brewing Co., Boothbay Craft Brewery, Oxbow Brewery!! You can read more about my Craft Beer Week suggestions on my Bangor Daily News blog The Local Lowdown. I know it’s confusing that I have blog action all over the place. I’m confused by it too. Yeesh. But I’ll try to keep giving ya the links. Let me know if it’s a problem or anything. Also! For American Craft Beer week, The Pen Bay Pilot News Hour on 93.3 WRFR Radio will be having guest Dan Pease of Rock Harbor Pub and Brewery in this Friday morning 7-8 a.m. to talk about brewing and craft beer. Be sure to listen in or stream it live here.

wrfr wolfie & i radioWolfie & I at WRFR. We are perked up because we are hoping Dan brings us beer samples. Is it still 5 o’clock somewhere at 7 a.m.? 🙂

Tuesday, May 13

  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 n Coke.
  6. Live Music by Paddy Mills (folk) at Pints for Paws @ Trackside starting at 8pm to benefit Loyal Biscuit See the silent auction & raffle items here.Photo: Tuesday night sounds like the perfect time to enjoy a pint of beer for the animals, bid on over $2,200 in silent auction items, enter the raffle with over 70 prizes, take home your own Pints for Paws pint glass and try your luck at our 50/50 raffle!!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>And the best part - enjoy music by Paddy Mills Folk Singer!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>This is all happening tomorrow night at Trackside Station and all proceeds benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County!  This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, we hope you will plan on joining us!

Wednesday, May 14

  1. Business After Hours will be at Cappy’s in Camden, 5-7 p.m.
  2. Wine Down Wednesday @ Trackside, wine specials.
  3. Discount movie tickets to shows at The Colonial in Belfast on Sundays & Wednesdays, $5.
  4. Smokestack’s drink special of the day: $4 well drinks.
  5. Free pool at Front Street Pub on Wednesdays & Bogo (buy one get one half off) Burgers!
  6. Rollie’s has $5 pitchers of Coors during Bruins game. And they do Boneless Wing Wednesday: 3 boneless wings for $1.
  7. Newcastle Public House has live music by Will & Doug & Bruins on tonight.
  8. Wednesday night specials at Bowen’s Tavern: $1 hamburger and fried chicken sliders, $ 3 margaritas and cape cods. Eric Green is playing music at 7 p.m., no cover.
  9. $2 Bud Light drafts during the Bruins game at Waterworks.

Thursday, May 15

  1. Rockland Farmers’ Market starts Thursday from 9-12:30.
  2. The Old Blues Kats at The Speakeasy, 6-9 p.m.
  3. Forever Farms has an event at Oyster River Winegrowers tours of Hatchet Cove Farm 5pm. Free. Pizza from The Uproot Pie Co. and wine and music 6-9 p.m. Event info. 
  4. Smokestack’s drink special of the day:$4 Long Island
  5. Celtic Band Jam on Thursdays at Bell the Cat in Belfast.
  6. Smokestack has Locals Day! $1 PBRs and $2 off sandwiches & burgers.
  7. Karaoke at Cuzzys!
  8. Open Mic @ Highlands! 6:30-9:30pm.
  9. In Good Company – Correction, The Food Journey this week is food from Burma.  Call (207) 593.9110 for reservations.
  10. Nukelele live at Front Street Pub.
  11. Harvest Moon Pizza Live music tonight at Harvest Moon, 13 Friendship St. In Waldoboro. Music starts at 6. They’re celebrating their first week of business with food, beer and music!
  12. Thursday at Waterdog Tavern means happy hour all night for Ladies’ Night. So, $1 off all draft beer & wine and $4 well drinks.
  13. Savory Maine Organic Restaurant will have musician Bruce Hardina Thursday 6-8 p.m. “Bruce plays thought provoking and fun-loving eclectic folk, country & pop.”
  14. 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.
  15. Wine Tasting at Good Kettle. Little bit of a drive, but if you’re out that way.

 

Friday, May 16

    1. Samuel Adams Take Over At Rock Harbor & $2 Pistol bringing us some awesome live tunes. These guys rock!
    2. Beer & Wine Tasting at Food Depot 4-6 p.m.
    3. Live Music by Brian Patricks at The Narrows Tavern , 8 p.m.
    4. Angry Orchard keep the pint night at Trackside.
    5.  The Wayne Delano Jazz Quartet is jazzin’ it up at The Speakeasy, 7-11 p.m. Cost: $3.
    6. There will be a DJ at Smokestack at 9 p.m.
    7. DJ at TOP upstairs.
    8. Open Mic downstairs TOP.
    9. Karaoke at Myrtle St. Tavern
    10. 3rd Annual Business Is Blooming Event May 16 -18, 2014. Shop downtown during the Welcome to Spring event with the Business Is Blooming theme and you’ll see town-wide Sidewalk Sales, extended shopping hours on Friday and Saturday, Camden Garden Club’s Annual “Plant for Scholars” Plant Sale, a Pansy Planting Party at the Camden Library.
    11. Tom Rush playing in Boothbay Harbor. Event info here.
    12. Ale House String Band at Highlands Coffee House 7 p.m.
    13. The DaPonte String Quartet at Lincoln County Theatre. Fri, May 16 @ 7:30PM
    14. Ghost of Paul Revere in Boothbay!! They play awesome folk/bluegrass. SUCH a good show. They are playing at Mine Oyster Raw Bar & gathering place. Show starts at 9 p.m. These boys are another one of my fave Maine bands. Check out my favorite song they play (‘Kodiak’) and some more info about them on my Listen Up page.
    15. Poetry Jam at Bell the Cat! Get there at 6:30 p.n. to sign up, chat, snack, get a cup of something tastey and then reading begins at 7 p.m. 

Saturday, May 17

  1. Red Neck Pageant at Thompson Community Center, Union, 6:30 p.m. Fundraiser for New Hope for Women. They’ll have a DJ and apparently that women from the Marden’s commercials, ha. Cost is $10 in advance/ $15 at door. FMI and to get tickets or to apply to be a pageant contestant (there is a fee to compete) visit: http://sterlingpageant12.wix.com/redneckpageant Some of the categories are People of Walmart, hillbilly prom, etc. This sounds awesome. 
  2. Trackside Station is having a Pirate Party. It’s a Captain Morgan’s promo night with DJ VJ. You gonna go? I think you Arrrrre. Get your booty to the barrrr. Hey, what’s a pirate’s favorite letter? You think it’d be R (arrgh) but it’s the C (Sea)!!
  3. The Vistas (Josh Nagle & Owen Cartwright) are playing at The Speakeasy, 8-11 p.m. Quantom ( Jason Dean) will open. Cost: $5.
  4. TOP has a DJ upstairs & Open Mic downstairs.
  5. Author Douglas W. Milliken will be reading from his novel ‘To Sleep as Animals’. And there will be music by Scott Sell. Event takes place at Assymetrick Art Gallery on Main St. in Rockland at 7 p.m.
  6. Vicky Andres and Max McFarland playing music at Rock City Cafe at 7 p.m.
  7. Smokestack has free pool, $4 coffee brandy, $5 Bloody Mary, $6 Mimosas.
  8. Comedianne Erin Donovan will be telling jokes at 7:30 p.m. at Camden Opera House.
  9. The Camden Farmers’ Market is from 9 to noon in the upper parking lot of old MBNA building (off Washington St).
  10. Whoopy Kat will be rockin’ the Myrtle this Saturday night, starting at 9 p.m Cost: $3.
  11. Blast Addicts are playing at Bowen’s Tavern in Belfast, 9 p.m. Cost: $5. 21+

Sunday, May 18

  1. Waterworks has $1 off draft beers all day.
  2. Mike Whitehead is playing at Highlands Cafe 1-3 p.m.
  3. Cupcake Challenge The Cupcake Challenge is a Rockland Kiwanis Club fundraiser at Trackside Station from 2-4 p.m. Come and enter your best cupcakes in the competition, or enjoy tasting all the different cupcakes! Free to enter cupcakes into the competition and only $10 to taste all the delicious treats and vote on your favorites! All proceeds to benefit the Knox County Homeless Coalition. Click for more information
  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. Stories of the Land and it’s People at The Strand at 1pm & Free Admission to the Farnsworth today. Go to strand for opening and then head to the Farnsworth for reception and to see student artwork from this collaborative project that works with kids from local schools to connect arts & learning. And it’s Art Museum Day, so free admission to Farnsworth for all!

 

You can also find my weekend listings on Pen Bay Pilot! Thanks for reading.

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:

1002667_767258226673585_2386875348670397984_n

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 karyn.rizzo@gmail.com 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: lsbuck@gmail.com
  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 jan@rockportautomotive.com

 

 

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.

Stir It Up With Live Music at The Waterdog This Weekend

Just hang in there. We’re almost there. Friday is coming. What do I like more than weekends? Nothing. I can’t think of anything. Ok, that’s not true. I also like vacations and holidays. 🙂 So yay for this weekend! Plenty happening.easter

Looking for what to do in Midcoast Maine this weekend? No worries, there’s plenty happening. I’ve got you covered.

My recommendation is to go see the 220s playing at The Waterdog Friday night. Have you been in to seen the restaurant since they changed over from Billy’s Tavern to new ownership? I haven’t been in yet. Let’s go check it out! Maybe try the food before the show too. I’ve heard good things thus far. Good price, good portions, good quality, etc. So, let’s get out there and give it a try! And if you’ve got the kids – don’t worry, we’ve got cihldcare under control. See what the MRC has going on Friday night. So it’s settled. Now let’s just hope for good weather.

 

I’ll add more weekend stuff over the next few days. Just wanted to get something up now for those folks who like to plan ahead. Check back soon and I’ll have more for ya. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 17

Sox play at 8pm.

Spring is here~ Dorman’s Dairy Dream is opening Thursday April 17! Summer here we come!

  1. King Eider’s Pub – Entertainment in the Pub will be Jud Caswell  7pm-9pm, Mug Club and Wine Club.
  2. Old Blues KatsThe Speakeasy8pm. If feelin’ blue go get your groove on at The Speakeasy! (It’s the band that used to be called the Blues Prophets.)blues at speakeasy
  3. Live Music and Half Price Bottles of Wine at Montsweag Roadhouse.
  4. Archer’s on The Pier: Tuesday & Thursday buy 1 get 1 1/2 off entrees.
  5. Three Tides /Marshall Wharf opens the bottom tonight!! Get there!
  6. Simon & Goodwin folk duo performing at Rockland Library. Free. 6-7:30pm.
  7. Fajita Thursday at La Vida in Belfast. Buy one Fajita dinner, get one 50% off! All day!
  8. Saltwater Film Society screening “The Village” at Thomaston Public Library, 6:30pm. I just really, really loved this movie. It’s not even that great. But I just really liked it. It’s William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver in an isolated village in and things get weird. Free.
  9. Celtic Band Jam on Thursdays at Bell the Cat in Belfast.
  10. Nukulele is rockin’ out @ Front st pub in Belfast, ME starting at 8 p.m. Be there!
  11. Belfast Maskers put on “Agnes of God” nightly through April 19th, 7 pm. Cost $10.

    Photo by: Alex Chaplin/poster by Erik Perkins

  12. Free pool at TOP
  13. Karaoke at Cuzzys!
  14. Smokestack has Locals Day! $1 PBR’s, $2 Off Burgers and Sandwiches.
  15. Savory Maine Organic Restaurant Musician Gary McCue tonight 6-8pm.
  16. Live music @ Newcastle Publick House is Paul Mellyn. $6 martini special, $3 wine special.
  17. Open Mic @ Highlands! 6:30-9:30pm. Get there wicked early to sign up to play!
  18. In Good Company Food Journey is River Cottage this week.
  19. Sunfire Grill 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. 4 Courses, $30 per person, call for reservations. Yum!sunfire

 

 

Friday, April 18

Sox at 7 pm (Did you catch this article about the best bars in Maine for watching Sox games? Midcoast has three bars make the list!)

  1. The 220s playing prog rock at The Waterdog Tavern (The old Billy’s Tavern.) Give the band a listen here. Great jams. This will be a fun one!220sIt’s great that The Waterdog is having a band there! I’m really hoping they keep up the music scene that Billy’s had. We’ll see. Go to this event and show them how much we love having live music at that venue and maybe they’ll just have to bring us some more fun events!! This event is called Rock for Autism . It’s a fundraiser for the Autism Society of Maine. It’s truly great cause. I do a softball tournament fundraiser for Autism Society of Maine in the summer and love supporting these folks. Here’s my rad team from last year:softballAnywho, the music at the Waterdog Tavern starts at 9 p.m. There is a max capacity limit, so get there early! It’s a 21+ show with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. For event info & to see what they’ve got for auction items, go here. Don’t bid on the personal trainer session, I want it! Hah. This event will be a lot of fun. See you there!! 10172684_10151941535016784_1815695155_n
  2. Karaoke at The Myrtle St. Tavern! Starts at 9 p.m., 21+.
  3. Thank you, Mid-Coast Recreation Center &  Rockport Dance Conservatory for “Great Date Escape” for Parents!  Fri., 6-8 p.m. The Dance Conservatory crew will have crafts, dance and a Great Egg Hunt for kiddos age 5-11. Admission is by donation to the conservatory’s Red Shoe Performance Fund. Reservations: info@RockportDance.com or 557-5421.date night
  4. The restaurant formerly known as Peter Ott’s is opening at their new location! Now they will be known as Peter Otts on the Water because they are located on Bayview Landing now (where Graffam Brothers was). Fancy. Like them on facebook. And go check out the new place. They will be open Tues-Sat 5pm -9pm and Sunday 9:30am – 2:30pm for brunch.peter otts
  5. Beer & Wine Tasting @ Rockland Food Service 4-6 p.m. Stop by sample and take home something yummy.
  6. Yappy Hour at In Good Company 4:30-6 p.m.1382401_10152279705405115_1648594407_n
  7. Smokestack has a DJ starting at 9 p.m., no cover. $3 Cosmo and Martinis, $4 Sex on The Beach
  8. Eat More Cheese Have been around 2 years now, time to celebrate! Friday, the 18th they’ll have a little spread of cheese, meats and other goodies, in the store as a Thank You, so stop in and enjoy some yummies.
  9. O’Reilly’s auto parts is having their Grand Opening April 16-29. They are where VIP is on Rt. 1 in Rockland. I didn’t realize it was O’Reilly’s now, but then I saw the sign when I was there the other day and all I could do was start singing “Oh, Oh, O’Reeeiiillly.” Anyway, stop by there for a game card /chance for $200 sweepstakes and free gifts.
  10. 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! 528572_10150813523672176_454492615_n
  11. Food & Farm Film Fest at F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen above Rising Tide in Damariscotta. More info here. 7pm. This week’s documentary is: Weight of the Nation (click link for trailer). Obesity is huge right now so this should be popular 🙂
  12. Open Mic at the Time Out downstairs.
  13. Rustic Overtones & Spose play a Benefit Concert at Thompson Community Center in Union. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at door. Friday, 7:30pm. 1653787_10153853395340357_1577371875_n
  14. Fridays are All-U-Can-Eat Rib Night at Front Street Pub, Belfast. It’s $12.99 & comes with sides. Oh, it is on. 
  15. Good Time People will be rockin’ The Speakeasy8-11 p.m. No cover. They do a mix of cover songs, some funk, some reggae/pop, some acoustic.
  16.  Rock Harbor will possibly have live music on Friday night, 9 p.m., 21+, no cover. And they do! It’s Rick Turcotte and Scott playing from 7:30-10:30. I really enjoy these guys! Folky & fun!
  17. Live music by John Hasnip @ Montsweag Roadhouse

Saturday, April 19

Sox at 1:30 pm.

    1. The Speakeasy has Sea Train serving up reggae/pop music 8-11 p.m. $5 drink specials. I feel like no matter how many times I type it I will  never be able to spell reggae correctly.
    2. Phil Clement will be playing at the Whale’s Tooth Pub and Restaurant in Lincolnville on April 18 and April 26 from 6-9 p.m. Great food, great music.
    3. Moo Milk Demo & Free Samples at Fresh off the Farm, 12-2pm.Yay for organic chocolate milk. Great combination.
    4. Rock City Café hosts OC & Sarah who will play bluegrass & folk, 5-7 p.m., free. More info.
    5. Married w/ Chitlins Montsweag Roadhouse
    6. DJ at TOP upstairs. No Cover. 21+TOP downstairs has a pool tournament at 2 p.m. with cash prizes with drink specials & free snacks, and then Karaoke!
    7. Musician Giff Jamison 6-8pm at Savory Maine
    8. $2 Pistol is rocking out at the gator lounge!! They do some awesome classic rock songs to get you groovin’.
    9. Trackside Station has the 2nd annual Ballad Of Milli Vanilli Lip Syncing Contest Prizes will be given to the top 5 crowd favorites. Dress up. Or go naked. Whatever. Ok don’t do that. Event is Saturday 8 pm at Trackside. Fundraiser for Roller Derby Girls. Cost is $7, plus $2 per song.  For sign-up information, visit rockcoastrollers.org. Registration deadline is April 16th.milli
    10. Live music at Myrtle St. Tavern. 21+ $3 It’s Tilden Kats! Classic Rock covers. This will be fun! 
    11. DJ at Front Street Pub, Belfast 9 p.m. – close.
    12. Narrows Tavern has some wine to sample and they want your help. Yay for Wine Tasting! It’s from 3-5 p.m. It’s a free event for Wine Club members. Sounds like a club I need to join. For non-members: $10/pp or $15/couple. And if you stay for dinner,you’ll get %10 off your meal!
    13. Acadia has free entrance  April 19-20 for opening weekend of National Park Week. Go visit Bubble Rock! When I did Americorps I helped build the crib steps on that trail. So, if you hike that one, you’re welcome. 🙂

Sunday, April 13, 2014 – Happy Easter

Sox at 7 p.m. — Bruins 3pm.

  1. Drink Specials at Trackside1798521_10152196411086357_1007759367_n
  2. TOP downstairs has a pool tournament at 2 p.m. with cash prizes with $5 nachos & $5 Bloody Marys.
  3. Drink & Draw at The FOG7pm. Art materials supplied. Free. Happy Hour prices for drinks and things.
  4. $.50  Wings at Rollie’s 
  5. Sunday Night Salsa, Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Studio RED, 143 Rankin St., Rockland. Some lessons to get ya started. Beginners welcome. FMI: 593-7914
  6. King Eider’s Pub – Bloodys, Mimosas and Music, Music 1-3pm—Steve Jones, Scott Elliot and Paul Mellyn
  7. The Mike Whitehead group playing Jazz at Highlands Coffeehouse,1-3 p.m.

miek whitehead

 

Good News!

fox on the run

 

Fox on The Run Food Truck coming to Midcoast Maine! They’ll do Belfast & Rockport. Get the deets here. Fingers crossed that they serve late night munchies after bars close in Rockland this summer!! Like them on facebook!

What’s Rockin’ in Rockland this Weekend?

I was at P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden playing with the cats last weekend because my Little sister likes them.  I don’t even like cats. But then I saw this one cat, and, no lie, I almost adopted it right then. Annnd, I’m single.

And then this morning, I was at Zoot getting some coffee, and I noticed the cups… 10153652_10201903594971146_8479544969159713245_nLet’s just say I’m feelin’ a latte like the little cup lately. 😛

OK, OK. Patience is a virtue. Apparently, some of us are not virtuous. JK JK! You’re all fabulous. But, if you’re eager to know what’s happening this weekend, you don’t have to be patient any longer, here’s what’s coming our way!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

  1. The Postman Cometh plays live music to accompany dinner at  The Speakeasy, 8-10 p.m.
  2. Makeup Party at RHEAL Day Spa from 5-7:30 p.m. Prepare to be spoiled – drinks & nibbles from In Good Company. Last time I went to one of their events I had a great time. It’s a lovely shop. For Rheal. 🙂 But seriously, if you’ve never been in, I highly recommend dropping by to see what you’re missing. Try to get there early. There will be a wait to sample different services. But of course, mingling and exploring the spa with wine & snacks isn’t a bad way to spend the afternoon while you wait to sample their lovely products. Enjoy!1011033_10152249017578376_1436180198_n
  3. King Eider’s has entertainment in the Pub 7 -9 p.m., Mug Club and Wine Club. Eider gone last week, but I couldn’t make it. 😀
  4. Rollie’s has $2 Bud Lights all day.  Happy Hr is 3-6pm so $2 domestic drafts, $2.50 crafts & imports. 1/2 price well drinks and wine. Sox play at 7pm.
  5. Savory Maine in Damariscotta Brian Cullen 6-8pm
  6. Free pool at TOP
    Downstairs TOP
  7. Karaoke at Cuzzys! Always fun!
  8. Celtic Band Jam, Thursdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
  9. Smokestack has Locals Day – $1 PBRs & $2 Off Burgers and Sandwiches
  10. Live music by Paul Mellyn at Newcastle Publick House and $6 Martini special, $3 Wine special.
  11. Monstweag RoadhouseLive Music by  Steve Vellani in the pub and Half Price Bottles of Wine.
  12. Open Mic @ Highlands Coffee House! 6-9pm. Get there at 5:30 pm to sign up to play.
  13. In Good Company has another Food Journey for you. $30 per person. It’s Ethiopian food this time. Too cool! Here’s this week’s menu:

Sambusas – Fried Lamb Turnovers
Kochkocha – A type of Salsa Verde

Butecha – Chick Pea Polenta Salad
Yemesir- Lentil Wat
Fiyyel Wat – Goat Stew
Gomen – Collards
Kitfo – Beef Tartar
Ayib – Cooling Cheese

Coffee Pudding

Friday, April 11, 2014

    1. Yappy Hour at In Good Company 4:30-6 p.m.1382401_10152279705405115_1648594407_n
    2. Smokestack has a DJ starting at 9 p.m., no cover. $3 Cosmo and Martinis, $4 Sex on The Beach.
    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! 528572_10150813523672176_454492615_n
    4. Pecha Kucha @ Watts Hall, Thomaston (right on Main St.). 20 images x 20 seconds each & the artist talks about their work. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It begins at 7 p.m., light snacks, $5.

      pecha kucha

      Krisanne Baker will be giving a 20 images x 20 seconds each talk about her work with water at Pecha Kucha.

    5. Food & Farm Film Fest at F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen above Rising Tide in Damariscotta. More info here. 7pm. This week’s documentary is: Vegucated. Watch as three meat eaters see what life is like as vegans. Take a date. You’ll have fun. Even if you’ve never met herbivore. 🙂
    6. Karaoke at the Myrtle St Tavern, 9 p.m., 21+. Go belt it out!!!
    7. Open Mic at the Time Out downstairs.
    8. The Wayne Delano Quartet will be jazzin’ up The Speakeasy8-11 p.m. No cover.970591_10203674358127620_1395318038_n
    9. The annual Poets & Fools Costume Ball at Waterfall Arts, Belfast. The band is Merther from Blue Hill. They’ll be doing some psychedelic dub funk jams. (Click the link and you can listen to some funk songs on their facebook). Doors at 6. $8. Costumes!! poets and fools
    10. Savory Maine  has live music 6-8 p.m.
    11. Raggaefest at Sugarloaf this weekend.
    12. Phil Clement playing music at the Whale’s Tooth Pub and Restaurant. 
    13. Trackside Station has a costumer appreciation happy hour from 4:30 -7 p.m. They are celebrating their 5th anniversary this weekend. There’s free food and they give out prizes. I never win though 😦 But generally whoever I go to the event with wins something. T-Shirts, beer promo stuff, etc. It’s fun. This time they say they will have some Boston Red Sox items to giveaway and cupcakes from Laugh Loud Smile Big, which I can tell you, are A-maaazing.1017155_10152300876456357_5060711492169538543_n
    14. Roundtop Coffee House & Open Mic put on by The Damariscotta River AssociationRound Top Coffee House open mic invites musicians, singers, poets and other performers to sign up and take the stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The open mic is 6:45 to 8:15 with 8 minute two song slots. with a 15-minute break before the feature act from 8:30 to 9:30. Gunther Brown is the main act. He’ll be performing original songs that have a mellow sing/songwriter feel and a fun Americana/folk feel that’ll get ya moving. Admission is $6 or bring home-baked goods for free admission. Event is at DRA’s Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane in Damariscotta. I love this venue. Give the band a listen on spotify or on their facebook player. I definitely highly recommend this event!GuntherBrown_HR1-2778 (1)

Hey look!  Summer’s on its way! The lineup for North Atlantic Blues Fest is here.

778695_10151959571006316_7336524539368592083_o

Also — Things I ponder occasionally –

  • When is Rockland going to get a Green Drinks?
  • And since Spoken Word Night was such a hit at Rock City last week, why don’t we have more events like it? I know we have a lot of talented writers around these parts. Would anyone be interested in starting something like Word Portland?

C’mon local twenty somethings, let’s show Rockland what’s up!

Pizza! Pizza! Read All About It!

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

  1. Watch The Red Sox Home Opener at Lincoln Theatre for Free! Game is at 2pm. You can watch the game on the big screen!
  2. Opening reception at Archipelago 5-7 pm.
  3. 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! 528572_10150813523672176_454492615_n
  4. 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.
  5. 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.1148859_614500565292217_436997733_n
  6. Food & Farm Film Fest at F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen above Rising Tide in Damariscotta. More info here. 7pm.
  7. Karaoke at the Myrtle St Tavern. 9pm. 21+ Go belt it out!!! Can someone please sing some Tina Turner for me? K, Thanks.
  8. Open Mic at the Time Out downstairs.
  9.  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!
  10. Shanna Underwood at The Samoset. Give her a listen on reverbnation.
  11. Wayne Delano and his fellas jazzin’ up The Speakeasy with, you guessed it, live Jazz music 8-11 p.m. No cover.
  12. $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 .1922310_10201816288834340_1870290836_n
  13. 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.toughcats
  14. 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.
  15. Art Reception @ Rising Tide, Damariscotta. Wine, cheese, art, can’t go wrong. 4-6pm.
  16. Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, reception of “Paper”  5-8pm Sounds neat.
  17. Strand Theatre is playing a documentary about Noam Chomsky. Looks cool! $8.50, starts at 8 p.m.
  18. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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..
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. 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!
  6. Bowen’s Tavern has Midnight Rose playing, starting at 9pm $ 5 cover, 21+.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Live CD Recording – The Mehuman Trio at Highlands. Neat! 6-8pm
  10. DJ Just Joan @ Three Tides & Marshall Wharf 9:30 to close, no cover. This will be awesome!
  11. DJ at TOP upstairs. No Cover. 21+
  12.  DJ at Trackside for Girl’s Night Out at. 21+ No cover.
  13. Live music at Myrtle St. Tavern. 21+ $3 It’s Mid Life Crisis!
  14. 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!
  15. 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 info@rollies.me, 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.

 

Opening Day & Spring on The Way!

Are you ready for Spring?!!? Here it comes! Ah, baseball season. The first signs of spring.  Opening Day holds a special place in my heart. There’s a certain magic to the sport, the excitement, the feeling like a kid again, the peaceful reassurance that summer is on its way. Nothing makes me feel so patriotic as good ol’ American baseball, a cold beer and a hot day. So get ready. Get yourself to the bar on opening day. Get your fantasy league all set up.  Do what you gotta do. ‘Cause here comes Spring. Finally!

Sunday, March 30

Bruins are on at 12:30! Sports! Also, when there is a NCAA Basketball game on Buds/Budlights are $2 at Waterworks. How’s your bracket doing? The upsets are finally upsetting me. I’m in first place in my office pool tho! For now.

  1. Drink & Draw at the Fog. 7-11pm. Art supplies.. supplied – ha. Drink specials, happy hour prices all night. Lots of fun!PicsArt_1394424897350
  2. Bottomless Mimosas ($6) & Bloody Marys ($5) at Smokestack. Yay bargains!
  3. Bargains at Trackside too. 1798521_10152196411086357_1007759367_n
  4. Cribbage Night at 3Crow. 15% off your bill if you play. Cards & cribbage sets provided.
  5. Rock Harbor Sunday Specials -$5 Bloody Marys, 2.50 Bud Lights and half priced wings.
  6. Pool Tourney @ Time Out Pub. 2pm. Cash prizes. $5 Bloody Marys $5 Nachos.Pretty tasty Bloodys, I must say.
  7. “Toxic Hot Seat” 2 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. FREE. The documentary on flame-retardant chemicals and what Maine is doing about it. Q&A with Kirby Walker, maker of the HBO film; Hannah Pingree, former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives; Mike Belliveau of the Maine-based Environmental Health Strategy Center; and Ross Endicott, who designs flame retardant-free furniture.  Click the link for the trailer.
  8. Good day for a movie. Colonial Theatre in Belfast has Carmen, french Opera. Oh la la. 1:30pm. So cool that we have live theatre like this. Also, discount movie tickets to shows at The Colonial in Belfast on Sundays & Wednesdays. $5.
  9. $3 Fireball shots during college basketball. See you there.
  10. 3Crow does Brunch today! 10-2pm

Monday, March 31 

    1. It’s Opening day at Fenway! Watch some Sox! Game is on at 3pm. Sounds like a good excuse to hit Happy Hour. Check out the Happy Hour page for the lowdown on the happy hour discounts around town. My pick? Probably Park St. Grille. Get a half price Margarita, some nacho chips and watch the game. HH 4-5:30pm 1/2 price beers & house
    2. King Eider’s Pub is having an Opening Day of Baseball Party at the Pub. And they have a pair of Boston Red Sox Tickets to giveaway! And there will be FREE hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and crackerjacks. Let’s go!!
    3. Public Skate at MRC! It’s your last chance to get on the Ice for this season! Bittersweet. Public Skate today: 12:00 – 2:00 pm – ( free hot chocolate to our multi-pass users). Public Skate again at 5:30 – 7:30 pm – free giveaways and Chuck-A-Puck for a chance to win skate passes for the 2014/2015 season! Yay!
    4. Open Mic Night at Fog Bar & Cafe 8 pm Last week there was an upright bass, drums, keyboard, and even a saxophone! Come join the fun & enjoy happy hour prices all night.1505135_675457255846308_261620951_n
    5. Trivia Night at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery 7pm & Mug night.  To learn more, click here for a past post I did on this.
    6. Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub, 7-10pm, $10.  The band this week is Toni Lynn Washington. An old great blues singer. Listen on her myspace. More info on the show here if you have a village soup account. Also downstairs has free pool 6pm – close. & $1 PBRs 6pm on!!
    7. Hospitality Industry Night at Comida Latin Kitchen, Camden, 10% off if you work in service industry.
    8. Margarita Monday at Trackside. $3 ‘Ritas. Another good option for watching Opening Day. They’ll have the Sox game in surround sound and on the giant 150-inch screen and on the other TVs. They’ve got Tall Bud Light Drafts for the price of a small and $6 Green Monster mixed drinks! Don’t forget to check the Happy Hour page to see what happy hour discounts await 4-6pm. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 32nd, April Fools!! April 1st !

  1. Open Mic Night at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery 8:301920143_680259195371951_960773_n
  2. Newcastle Publick House Trivia Tuesdays 6:30
  3. Poetry Month starts with “Windows, Doors & Mirrors” Art Exhibit Opening, 5-7pm at Rockland Public Library. Check out what the Rockland Library has going on throughout the month here.
  4. Open Mic from 7-9pm at Montsweag Roadhouse. Go do the Burger Challenge!
  5. Trackside is doing happy hour all day! All drafts $3, well drinks $4 and 10% off appetizers – just say that you saw the promo on facebook to get the deal! (Tell ’em you saw it on The Lemonade Lowdown too! )
  6. 2 for Tuesdays at T.O.P. –  2 Well drinks for price of one until 6pm.
  7. Spoon (the Fro Yo shop) says you ought to stop in today to try a free sample of their newest treat! Slushies. Right on. As long as the weather doesn’t get slushy again, I’m ok with it. Also, they have yummy fro yo & soups & more.
  8. Bowen’s: Happy Hour 2 till 6. 99 cent tacos, $ 1 pbr, rolling rock pints and free pool all day long.
  9. Rollie’s $1 tacos.
  10. Front St Pub Bring a friend and buy 1 burger & get the second 1/2 off! Yum!
  11. Tuesdays mean tacos at 3Crow. You can’t beat their $2 Tacos. All different kinds of delicious varieties.wpid-IMG_35364631374595.jpeg

Wednesday, April 2

  1. All you can eat Spaghetti night at Rockland Cafe! Don’t judge me and I won’t judge you… 🙂
  2. Trivia @ The Badger. 7pm $2 to play
  3. No open mic at Speakeasy until summertime.
  4. Rollie’s $1 Boneless Wings, Harpoon Hump Day $2 Drafts
  5. Ladies, need a hump day pick me up? The Angela Austin Beauty Lounge in Searsport is having an anniversary party from 12:00pm to 8pm.  There will be bareMinerals makeup fitting by appointment, chair massage, sales/discounts, giveaways, food, drinks, just stop in for some fun! More info here.
  6. Also, discount movie tickets to shows at The Colonial in Belfast on Sundays & Wednesdays. $5.
  7. Live music @ Newcastle Publick House
  8. Wine Down Wednesday at Trackside. Glass of wine for $4.50 all day. Don’t mind if I do.
  9. Eric Green playing music at Bowen’s Tavern.
  10. Wing Ding Wednesday at T.O.P.  Translation: wings are 1/2 price all day at Time Out Pub. Pool Tourney @ 7pm, cash prizes.

Thursday, April 3

  1. The Postman Cometh @ Speakeasy Thu, April 3, 8pm – 10pm
  2. David Dodson with John and Rachel Nicholas perform at downtown Camden Public Library. Cost: $8. folk rock & blues
  3. Savory Maine.Kathi Nordone  plays folk, country, gospel.
  4. Poets Reading, 6 p.m., Rockland Library,  poets: Dave Morrison, Christopher Fahy, Alan Clark and Kristen Lindquist.
  5. Mud Season Mid-Day Munchies 11am – 2pm $45/$55 Cooking Class with Fabulous Kerry Altiero of Cafe Miranda.
  6. Free pool at TOP
  7. Wine! Rayr wine shop has wine! Go try some 🙂 4-6pm
  8. Karaoke at Cuzzys!
  9. Nukulele Unplugged @ The Front Street Pub
  10. MaineStream Finance has a FREE class to help you learn  about starting or growing a business in Belfast on Thursday evening, April 3, It’s the first of 7 sessions of The Hatchery classes at the Belfast Free Library. It runs from 7 to 8:30 PM. They’d like you to register at http://bit.ly/1ftEkoU or just show up.
  11. Live music @ Newcastle Publick House
  12. Open Mic @ Highlands! 6-9pm. Get there at 5:30 pm to sign up to play.
  13. In Good Company Food Journey. This week they are taking us to Sicily

Antipasti-

Appetizers
Panelle
Insalata Di Aranci
***
Primi-First Course
Pasta Con le Sarde –Pasta Sardines with Bucatini
***
Secondi-Main Course
Coniglio Dei Nebrodi in Agrodolce-Sweet and Sour Rabbit

Contorni-Side Dish
Frittedda – Vegetable Stew

***
Dolco-Desserts
Gelato al Pistacchio
Nzuddi – Almond Biscuits

 Remember to get your tickets to see Ellis Paul & Chris Ross at the Camden Opera House this weekend!!

Check out new classes at High Mountain Hall. Would ya’ll like me to list dance/yoga/spin/fitness classes/groups as well? Comment and let me know if you think that would be useful.

Heat Up with ‘Stache Bash and Beer Promos this Weekend

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

  1. 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
  2. Karaoke @ Cuzzys. Starts at 9pm.
  3. Open Mic @ Highlands Coffee House. 6-9pm. Talented group of musicians. Very popular. Show up early if you want to sign up to perform.
  4. Live music @ Newcastle Publick House Tom Rota & Friends. 6:30-9:30 pm.
  5. 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.
  6. Keg Killers at Monstweag Roadhouse 6-9pm
  7. Munchies & Mingling with Midcoast Magnet at Asymmetrick ArtsRockland. 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!1240115_10151897630245989_646049425_n
  8. Savory Maine in Damariscotta has Gary McCue playing live music 6-8pm.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
Untitled

This was from some munching I did at 3Crow a while back. Clearly, I like my comfort food. Follow me on Instagram: Lilmisslemons

Friday, March 28

  1. 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!
  2. 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!!
  3. 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.602575_541940949190866_271653210_n
  4. 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.
  5.  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.1977134_567507850013362_1066452450_n
  6. Wine Tasting & Art Opening at Belfast Co-Op, 7-9pm. More info here.
  7. Stick & Puck @MRC. March 28: 3:20 – 5:20 pm. Cost is $15. Must have hockey gear. Ice is gone April 1st!!1458621_836156766410956_2000535852_n
  8. 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.
  9. 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 🙂
  10. Karaoke @ Myrtle St. 9pm.
  11. Open Mic at Time Out Pub. Good crew.
  12. DJ upstairs at T.O.P. No cover. 21+
  13. 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

  1. 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
  2. Chris Van Dusen book launch at the The Owl & Turtle Bookshop! 10am-12pm.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Slippery Slope playing live music @ Rock City Cafe 5-7 pm.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Kathi Nordone will play live music  at Savory Maine, Damariscotta. folk, country, inspirational and gospel. Listen here. 6-8pm.
  9. 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.
  10. Trisha Mason playing at Myrtle St. Tavern. 9pm. Give her a listen on ReverbNation. This will be a fun show! 9pm-close, $3, 21+
  11. The Front Street Pub DJ D Vice
  12. The 220s @ The Speakeasy. Rock cover songs. Check them out on ReverbNation. 8-11pm. No cover.
  13. Mid Life Crisis is playing at Bowen’s Tavern. $5 21+
  14. T.O.P. has a DJ Dirty Rock with DJ Stone.  Blacklights, glow sticks & drink specials. 9 -close. 21+ No cover. 1167482_10151987373370823_1066115537_o
  15. 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.
  16. 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.1926739_612629172160569_1824090617_nStache Bash 2013

SPRING Ahead, So Toss One Back! Live Music & Events This Weekend in Mid-Coast Maine

1149027_683678558344674_104846059_n

Jsyk this blog and I are mfeo imo. No, that wasn’t a typo. That was me realizing how out of touch I am with the hip lingo going around. How did that happen!? Oh, well. At least I’m up on what’s happening in town! I can’t keep up with everything, now can I? So, I’ll share what I know (and then maybe someone will teach me how to use twitter…  please?)

Before we get to what’s up this week, here’s a chance for you all to share what you know. Hope we have some opinionated folk out there. Help Down East Magazine determine the Best of Maine. Vote here.

And here’s the lowdown for this week:

Hope you got your March Madness brackets all squared away! FYI For all you March Madness folks, Waterworks has specials during the college basketball tournaments: $2.00 Bud Light and Budweiser drafts & bucket of beer specials! Yay sports!

Friday, March 21

  1. Monthly wine and beer tasting at Rockland Food Service is today from 4-6pm! They are doing Gritty’s. I was hoping they’d have Allagash’s new Saosin. They have it, just not to sample. But make sure you go to 3Crow’s Allagash night next week. More info here.
  2. Open Mic Night at Time Out Pub Downstairs. 21+ No cover.
  3. In Good Company has Yappie Hour today. 4:30 – 6:30pm
  4. Karaoke at Myrtle St. Tavern 9pm on. 21+ No cover. Come have some fun at the Myrt!!1511648_10152329545976228_1610372632_n
  5. Trivia Night at Trackside Station! This is fun! It was a buck per person to play before. Go grab dinner and drinks while you test your knowledge!  7-9 p.m. Ages 21 plus after 9 p.m. Good way to start the evening. Grab dinner & drinks and some smart pals and have a blast! Then stick around for Bruins game at 9 p.m.
  6. Live folk music @ The NarrowsIt’s Rose Sheehan and John Hicks. Give ’em a listen on ReverbNation.
  7. DaPonte Strong Quartet @ Lincoln Theatre at 7:30pm
  8. STICK & PUCK Skating at MRC 3:20-5:20PM – You have to have hockey gear on.
  9. Tomorrow Morning at Rock Harbor. Pop, rock, & some reggae. I can definitely jam to these guys. In fact, I have before. It’s a fun time. Their sound is like a more poppy Sublime or a more rockin’ Jack Johnson. The video is a bit rough, but check them out on ReverbNation to give them a proper listen. 
  10. Pitch Black Ribbons (PBR!) at Monstweag Roadhouse 6-9 p.m. I like these guys. Got some country/bluesy/rock for ya.  Give them a listen on Reverbnation. Then go see them at the bah. Then get some Pee-Bee-Ahh! 
  11. Poetry Jam at Bell The Cat. 7 p.m. It’s Women’s Day and Women’s History Month so bring your favorite female poet’s work. I call Edna St. Vincent Millay!
  12. DJ VJ at Trackside & it’s a Black Light Koozie Party. Be warned. Remember all those times you show up and you’re like, oh, gee, if I’d known it was a black light party I’d have worn something cooler with like a neat pattern in white or something. Yeah, well, now you know in advance, so go find something cool to wear with white so you will glow! Oh, yeah and they will have Bud Light promo giveaways so go get yourself a Koozie. Ages 21 plus.
  13. DJ at Smokestack starts around 9pm.
  14. 3Crow has Allagash’s new release on tap! The wait is over. Go give Allagash’s Saison a try!
  15. Wayne Delano Quartet at The Speakeasy 7-10. Very cool jazz music. These boys know what’s up. Not to ruin the surprise for you, but I’ve seen Wayne play both the saxophone and the clarinet – at the same time!

970591_10203674358127620_1395318038_n

Saturday, March 22

  1.  Camden Library has a book sale is on Saturday 9 – 5 p.m. and Sunday hours are 1 – 4:30 p.m. Honestly, I get most of my books at these things. Most books go for $2. You know I love my bargains. Rockland Library is having a booksale too! 10-1pm
  2. Ocean State Job Lot Grand Opening Celebration where the old Walmart was in Rockland. Well, that was fast. I hadn’t even adjusted to Wally World moving out and it feels like mom’s already got a new boyfriend and his name is Job Lot…. Oh well, free stuff is cool.
  3. Cinnamon at the Myrt. 9 p.m. $3 cover.
  4. DJ at Time Out Pub upstairs starts at 9 p.m.  Karaoke starts at 7:30 p.m., downstairs. Also, TOP has a pool tourney at 2pm with cash prizes, drink specials, and snacks.
  5. “Out Here: Queer Farmer Film Project” brought to us by OUT! As I Want to Be (local youth LGTBQA group). At First Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocko. 7-9pm. Film Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFDc_3e9B5I
  6. Old Blues Kats at The Speakeasy 8-11 p.m.
  7. Bowen’s Tavern has live music by Livewire! Gonna be a great show. Show starts at 9 p.m. $ 5 cover 21 and over.
  8. YOUNGWOODY at The Black Harpoon starting at 8 p.m.
  9. By the Bay Jazz Trio at Rock City Cafe 5-7 p.m. Great way to start the evening. Settle in with a wine or beer and enjoy the jazz instrumental with vocals.
  10. Folk music by the Night Owls & Anna French at UU Church in Belfast 7 p.m. guitar, percussion, fiddle, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, can’t go wrong. Suggested donation of  $8.
  11. Tropical Getaway! Steelin’ Thunder Steel Drum Band will be jammin’ out at the American Legion Hall in Rockland. 5-9 p.m. Boy, the folks at Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County sure know how to put the FUN in fund development! It’s a fundraiser with 50/50 raffel, baked goods and cash bar. Tickets are $8 at the door. There are two reasons that this is the place to be Saturday night: 1) Steel drum bands are amazing. 2) Support a good cause. 3)  I love puns. 
  12. Rusty Hinges will be performing at Savory Maine Dining & Provisions, Damariscotta, ME  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  13. So this is kind of neat. The Mehuman Trio is doing a Live CD Recording at Highlands Coffee House. The Mehuman Trio performs 6-8 p.m. Space limited so call Highlands to RSVP (354-4162) by Thursday before each session. Audience gets to vote on tracks and get listed in credits. If you missed this one, they’ll do it again March 22 and (video recording) April 5.
  14. Married w/ Chitlins at Monstweag Roadhouse 6-9 p.m.
  15. Butcher Demo at 3pm at Maine Street Meats. Free. Watch as the butcher breaks down meat into retail cuts and talks about the process. You can also sample the yummy cheese from State of Maine Cheese factory and browse all the fabulous Maine made products.

Sunday, March 23

  1. It’s Maine Maple Sugar Sunday!! Oh, man do I love Maine Maple Syrup. Good thing Camden-Rockport Historical Society’s Conway House Complex is celebrating Maple Syrup Sunday with live bluegrass music, blacksmithe demos, and all things maple syrup 1-4 p.m. Free. Conwayhouse.org
  2. Riley School is having some Maple Sugar Fun as well. Stop  by from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to partake.Photo: L.S. children are getting prepared for Maine Maple Sunday at Riley School....Don't miss it! 10am-2pm!
  3. See other listings for local Maple Syrup celebrations across Maine here and read more about the local events an the Maple Syrup world here.
  4. Or if you want to get some maple but you’re feeling a bit lazy, stop by Willow Bake Shoppe for some old fashioned maple donuts. If you’ve never tried their donuts, it’s about time. So good.
  5. Camden Library‘s book sale continues. Sunday hours are 1 – 4:30 p.m.
  6. Cribbage Night at 3Crow. 15% off bill to anyone playing cribbage. Game boards & cards supplied.
  7. Drink & Draw @ FOG 7 p.m. Wicked fun. Art materials supplied. Free to participate. I adore the cocktails there and they have happy hour drink & food specials all night.1536487_10201299913719492_2118340582_n
  8. Smokestack in Camden has Bottomless Mimosas$6, and bottomless Bloody Marys $5 and if I were you, I’d be there.
  9. Pool Tourney at 2 p.m. at Time Out, cash prizes
  10. The Colonial Theatre in Belfast has movies playing and on Sundays and Wednesdays the Colonial does $5 movie passes. Score!
  11. Dinner & Wine Pairings at Cellardoor Winery, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, March 24

  1. Monday Night Blues at the Time Out Pub. Here’s a fun one for you dancers out there.  This week it’s Samantha Fish. Admission is $15. She is young, hot & sassy. Just like me :). Also, it’s Mexican Monday at TOP and $1 cans 6 p.m. – close.
  2. MRC‘s stick & puck ice skating  5:30-7:30PM. Gotta wear your hockey gear.
  3. Open Mic Night at Fog Bar & Cafe 8:30pmPhoto: Open Mic in an Hour.......Special Open-Mic-Master Teddy is Running the Show Tonight! C'mon Out - Happy Hour All Night :)
  4. Trivia Night at Rock Harbor. Starts at 7 p.m. No cost to play. Come around 6:30 p.m. or so, grab a stool at the bar, get some food and think of a clever team name. And get ready to lose! JK, I’ve only won once. But first, second, and third place teams get a % off their bill as a prize.

This was my winning team a few weeks back. Maybe if I post the pick now we’ll have some luck in our favor this week – ’cause we could use it after last week’s performance! 🙂

 

Tuesday March 25

  1. Open Mic Night at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery 8:30 p.m.
  2. Taco Tuesday at Rollie’s means $1 Tacos. Happy Hour is 3-6.
  3. Taco Tuesday at 3Crow in Rockalnd. $2 tacos. Yum!
  4. Montseag Roadhouse has Open Mic from 7-9pm & it’s Mug Club night.
  5. Tuesday means it’s happy hours ALL DAY at Front Street Pub in Belfast.
  6. Bell the Cat in Belfast has open mic. Sign up at 5:45. Starts at 6pm.
  7. Trivia Night at Newcastle Publick House.
  8. It’s 2 for Tuesday bargains at Delvino’s! Appetizer, salads, bread, pasta entrees, & dessert for 2 people! $19.99 for lunch $29.99 for dinner.

Wednesday, March 26

  1. Ice Skate with the Rock Coast Rollers 3-5pm at MRC. Tickets are $5 at the door. Rent skates for $4 . Afterwards also at MRC is STICK & PUCK skating 5:10-7:10PM. Gotta have hockey gear on. 1925350_662861223774074_1646157934_n
  2. Try a free workout class at High Mountain Hall in Camden More info here.
  3. Open Mic Night at The Speakeasy 8:30pm
  4. FREE Yoga Class at The Dancing Elephant. It’s the new Yoga studio on School St. in Rockland. Great place!! Class is 5:30-7:30pm. No experience necessary. It’s a $150 8 week class. But the first one is free. So go check it out, see the new place, meet the folks, relieve the stress, test the muscles. Early registration is appreciated  by email or facebook.
  5. Live Music at Newcastle Publick House. 2 Holy Mackerals.
  6. This is your last chance to come watch Dodgeball at the Rockland Rec Center. It’s play offs tonight! It’s gonna be rugged. People have been getting more and more intense every week! Come watch as we battle for Top Dodger. 7pm. Free. Family friendly.1981951_10153887685510567_695834602_n
  7. Rollie’s Wing Wednesday!  Happy Hours is 3 p.m. – 6p.m. Half Price drafts, well drinks, and glasses of wine. Soo many beers to choose from.
  8. If you get food at King Eider’s on Wednesdays you can get a movie ticket to Lincoln Theatre show for $2.00. The tickets can be used for any upcoming movies. You can check out the upcoming showings here. I have to tell you about these sorts of discounts because I don’t want you to say “Eider gone if I’d known about it!”