Category Archives: Live Music

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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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!
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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:

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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.

Spring Break in Midcoast Maine & Belfast Free Range (Mini) Music Fest Music Guide

School Vacation week is here at last! I nearly forgot but then I remembered today and got super giddy. Why so excited? Because there’s lots of cool music coming our way! And I work with kids, so I get to have a calm week for once (much needed!). But enough about me, let’s give you something to get excited about during April Vacation week. There’s so much cool stuff to do in the Midcoast, I don’t want you to miss out! So, here are some upcoming events to get excited for so you can have a wild spring break!

1. Will Mallett!! Will Mallett of the Mallett Brothers Band will be playing a solo show on April 24th at The Speakeasy in Rockland. I’m so excited! Check out the post I did about this event here. $5 Cover. 7-10. Food served til 9 p.m. Reservations suggested. Jess & Luke MallettI just needed to post this pic to fully demonstrate the amount of excitement I’m talking about. Here I am with Luke Mallett, the last time the Mallett Bros came to Rockland. Matching coats! I didn’t plan that or anything, but it shows what a good little Mallett fan girl I am 🙂

2. April 26thRollie’s Comedy Club $10. Call or message Rollie’s on Facebook to reserve tix. Get your tickets! This is going to be fun! Go early for dinner & drinks, because, let’s be honest, everything is funnier after a few drinks! Doors at 6 p.m.

3. The Belfast Free Range (Mini) Music Fest at Three Tides & Marshall Wharf also on April 26th.

Belfast Free Range Music Festival

The Event: The Free Range Music Fest has to be the coolest event the Midcoast has. I was so impressed last year. The quality of the bands and the range of musical genres was so impressive. Folk/Blue Grass/Punk/Funk/World. Amazing. Last year, I loved O’Death & Ghost of Paul Revere and more. This year they are taking a little rest and doing a mini-fest. But this event will help raise funds for next year’s fest. It’s 21+ $10 for the whole day, 6 bands, 12pm-11pm at Three Tides. More info on Free Range Music Fest click here. Tickets here. I’m not kidding, get your tickets. You are not going to want to miss this!

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The Venue: Three Tides has a great location the Belfast waterfront. Hang outoutside on the deck. Inside is trendy & modern. Outdoors they’ll have a fire going and plenty of space to hang out.

Three-Tides

And, bonus, the beer is fantastic. Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. beers. l like the Illegal Ale-ien. Because I like puns as much as I like pubs. But seriously, really quality beers.  I was impressed. And helpful knowledgeable staff there as well. Tell them what kind of beer you typically drink and they’ll recommend different brews for you to try.

The Music: Jacob Augustine, Chamberlain, When Particles Collide, The Rugged, Travis Cyr, & Jimy Dandy.

Schedule:

Jacob Augustine: 12:30
Travis Cyr: 1:45
Chamberlain: 4:15
Jim Dandy: 5:30
The Rugged: 8:00
When Particles Collide: 9:15

Jim Dandy – Maine band. Punk. But sassy punk. Like old school. Like garage band. Pop-punk. Lyrics almost made me think of Nerf Herder but with a Beer for Breakfast sentiment. Sounds like early Greenday. Give them a listen on bandcamp.

Travis Cyr folk/blue grass/ acoustic. Great talent! This is the kind of music I’d want to hear while I’m sitting around a campfire with friends and brews. Oh wait, what’s that? I can actually do just that at this music festival? Heck yeah!! Give him a listen on bandcamp.

The Rugged Maine boys who are childhood friends. Band is from Jackson. I like their sound. They’re right rugged, guy. They’ve got a raw earthy folk rock sound that I really dig. Good lyrics too. But then again, give me some rock/folk by some Mainers and I’m down. Reverbnation (listen to Hard Road Back). You can read a little more about them in this article that was done before the played at Free Range Fest in 2012. My pick for band to see.

Jacob Augustine – From Northern Maine. He earned the title Top Ten Album of the Year by Portland Pheonix. Mellow experimental folk. Beautiful, ethereal, vocals. Listen on bandcamp or reverbnation.

Chamberlain Also from Bangor. They’re described as a stomp band. Guitar, bass, drums and female vocals. A bit edgy, rock n roll, somewhat punk sounding. Reminded me a little of The White Stripes with that come at you kind of guitar and voals. Listen on bandcamp or soundcloud. Or I thought this video was pretty neat. You can view it in a facebook Post by Ada Athorp. I don’t know how to share facebook video posts. Help?

When Particles Collide Rock duo doing 90s indie pop rock out of Bangor. A little bit like Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Very rock n roll.I could def rock out. Listen on bandcamp or on their website or here:

For more upcoming events check the Calendar page. And I will have the rest of this week’s events listed soon.

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.

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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.

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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!

I’m MALLETT you finish… But read this first!

Will Mallett unplugged at The Speakeasy!!

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The Speakeasy does the Thursday Night Supper Club with music with your meal. And on April 24th they will have Will Mallett of The Mallett Brothers in a solo performance! 7-10pm. $5 cover. You’ll get to enjoy the yummy food from The Chowder House right in The Speakeasy while Will plays and chats with us. The Mallett’s are hot right now. Gaining more and more popularity. But Will is really, actually hot. He was actually named Maine’s Bachelor of the Year in Cosmo Magazine back in like 2011. Don’t believe me? Check it out.

It’s a small venue, so it will be like dinner with the Mallett boy himself. Rather intimate….

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Will & I after The Mallett Brothers concert at The Strand this winter.

 

Ok, maybe not that intimate! Ha! But you’re definitely going to want to be there for this one. It’s folk/country/rock. Check this out and tell me these guys don’t make your heart melt:

Read more about my thoughts on The Mallett’s and see more of my fave vids on my Listen Up! page or in an old post I did here (& see more pics of me with the band!).

Limited seating for this so they recommend getting reservations. Call The Speakeasy at 207 596-6661 ext 606 to reserve your table!

 

See you there!

 

 

Tried & True Tuesday – Tacos, Trivia Open Mic & Twofers

Just breathe. It’s going to be OK. Friday is coming. I promise. In the meantime, go get a brew tonight. Heck, have a few. Enjoy some live music, watch some Bruins, or enjoy something tasty. I love the desserts at The FOG. There is a reason DESSERTS is STRESSED spelled backwards. RealLife-450x600

Tuesday, April 8

  1. Newcastle Publick House Trivia Tuesdays 6:30
  2. Taco Tuesday @ Rollie’s & they’ve got Bruins & Sox on for you.$1 beef tacos all day long and $5 Bucket of 4 Cornitas. & remember, beer discounts during New England games. $5 Coors Light Pitchers and great food.TacosIMG_20140403_205009
  3. Tuesdays mean tacos at 3Crow. You can’t beat their $2 Tacos. all day.
  4. Open Mic at Rock Harbz. 8pm on. Tons of fun!1470076_680259422038595_627138912_n
  5. Open Mic from 7-9pm at Montsweag Roadhouse. Do the Burger Challenge! I double dog dare you!
  6. 2 for Tuesdays at T.O.P. –  2 Well drinks for price of one until 6pm.
  7. Open Mic at Bell the Cat.
  8. 3 Hour Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30 Daily at Delvino’s.  $3 Drinks: House Wines, Sangria, Drafts & Well Drinks. $3 Plate Choices: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, FR Mushrooms, Marinated Mushrooms, Olives, Bruschetta, Garlic Cream Sauce & Fried Raviolis.
  9. Bargains at Archer’s: Buy 1 get 1 1/2 off entrees on Tues & Thurs. Also, they have Cellardoor Wines for $5 a glass that are very popular and some Spring Drink Specials. Also, lots of pie.archers
  10.  Nautilus Seafood & Grill is doing an evening of Southern Italian Food and Wines. $40 per person for dinner $55 per person for dinner and wine pairings. Reservations recommended. Call 218-4218. More info here. Menu:

Antipasto Bruschetta with capicola, soppressata and a selection of cheeses from Eat More Cheese Primo House made pappardella pasta with lamb ragu Abruzzi Secundo Swordfish Sicilian Style with bitter greens Dessert House made cannoli with limoncello cream

 

In other news: Pizza! Pizza! Read all about it again! (I must really like pizza.) Some friends picked up these delicious cupcakes for an event this weekend from LAUGH loud SMILE Big in Rockport.Photo: Celebrating end of Women's Ice Hockey season. These grr some bittersweet #cupcakes.Super delicious btw. But so anyway, that got us talking about where the cupcake place is located – just off Rt. 90 in Rockport. And then they told me about a pizza restaurant that’s in that same spot as well. You know, where that gas station by the Camden High School used to be? Ya, so I had no idea there was a pizza place so close by. Mama's Boys Pizza It’s Mama’s Boys. They’ve got soups, sandwiches, etc. And they have gluten free pizzas! It’s a family run business. They use homemade sauce on the pizzas and they use Boar’s Head meats, Borealis Breads, and produce from local farms.  Stop in if you haven’t or check out their menu online. I can’t wait to give their pizza a try!

Studebaker brings the Blues, and We’ve got Trivia, Open Mic & Margaritas for All of Yous… :)

Whoaaa busy day at the office. Monday not so fun day 😦 Monday night — now, that’s alright. Is it wrong that I’m hoping for a snow day? Jk, I’m not that crazy. But I could seriously go for another Sunday… or three. Good thing April Vaca is right around the corner! Good thing we can go let off some steam this evening with some fun!

Also, look for my blog on Bangor Daily News starting this week! Thank you to all those who’ve been reading the blog. Please feel free to send me any feedback to help improve this little project.

Annnd, here’s the lowdown:

Monday, April 7 

  1. King Eider’s Pub has Trivia night.
  2. Open Mic Night at Fog Bar & Cafe starts at 8 p.m. Lots of talent. You never know what kind of musical instrument someone will bring in. Come join the fun & enjoy happy hour prices all night.1505135_675457255846308_261620951_n
  3. Trivia Night at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery 7pm & Mug night. Game starts at 7 p.m. Doesn’t cost anything to play. Game lasts about 1 hr, 1hr 30 min. Prizes for top 3 teams are percent off your bill, so come with a couple of friends and a clever team name, get dinner and drinks, and hope you are lucky, ’cause boy, there are some wicked smaht fellas on some of those teams!

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    Last week’s trivia night hosts looking dapper.

  4. Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub, 7-10pm, $10 with Studebaker John. Also downstairs has free pool 6pm – close. & $1 PBRs 6pm on!
  5. Hospitality Industry Night at Comida Latin Kitchen, Camden, 10% off if you work in service industry.
  6. Margarita Monday at Trackside. $3 ‘Ritas.
  7. Did you know Cappy’s has free chicken wings & popcorn, and $1 tacos during Happy Hour (or Cappy Hour as they like to call it 🙂 )? Pop in 4-6 p.m. to get some! Also, they’ve got Sam Grinnell coming in to treat us to some live music this weekend on Saturday, 6-9 p.m.  He does a great set of acoustic songs. Songs you can sing along to or just enjoy. More info here.
  8. Free screening of Genetic Roulette” at Belfast Free Library 6 p.m. Free. About the risks associated with eating genetically engineered foods. I’d go but I fear I’ll be in Belfast every day this week for the cool stuff going on. OK, OK, maybe I’ll go anyway 🙂 Event info here.
  9. Sox play at 7 p.m. Rollie’s has tall Coors for the price of small Coors during all Sox games and $3 Harpoons during all New England games.
  10. March Madness championship. (I busted my brackets, but I think I’m #1 in the office pool!) Waterworks has $2 Buds/Bud Lights and beer bucket specials during the NCAA BBall games.’
  11. Watch NCAA tonight at The Smokestack Grill & you’ve got $3 Margaritas…$2 Coronas…$2 Bud and Bud Lights…$2 Tacos with Rice.