Whether you’re a local or just visiting Maine, there’s something to do this weekend. At Spectrum News Maine, we want to be community oriented. Whether you’re looking to attend a concert, an art exhibit, or a fun event for the whole family – we’ve got you covered. There’s a lot going on in Maine. Here are 12 events happening in Maine this weekend:
Friday, April 14
Manage your Flagship journey
Celebrate the Caribbean carnival season as the “Rep Your Flag Tour” comes to Portland for the first time. Participants are encouraged to bring their own flag as part of the Caribbean Fete this weekend. More information below and for ticket information, click here.
8 pm to 1 am 77 Free St., Portland.
Danny Fox Trio
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Danny Fox Trio, featuring pianist Danny Fox, Chris van Voorst van Beest and drummer Max Goldman, is a true performance group acclaimed for reinventing the classic piano trio format with unique original music. Whether holed up in a Brooklyn basement rehearsing or driving around the country in a sedan, the trio spent countless hours developing a bond that was immediately evident in their they sing. Now described as the Ahmad Jamal Trio, the group combines tight ensembles that play with interactive, attuned improvisation. Click here for more information.
7-9 p.m., Lemont Block, 2 Pleasant St., Brunswick.
Grant House Circuit
Learn about what’s to come with a free tour of The Grant Building in the historic city of Bath. Sandwiched between local butcher shop Kennebec Meat Co. and Italian restaurant Solo Pane e Pasticceria, located 3 minutes’ walk to downtown shopping and watering holes. The Grant Building is the new home of Union + Co, Bath’s coworking, private office and flexible event space. The building will be home to Cellar on Center, a white box theater. It has four apartments on the second and third floors. Details here.
3 p.m., 31 Center St., Bath.
Saturday, April 15
Magic Bus – a tour of The Who
Hoboe Productions presents Maine’s own The Who tribute band, Magic Bus. They will be performing their first appearance at the Portland House of Music and Events. For more than a decade, Magic Bus – a tour of The Who has entertained people in the Northeast, playing hits, B-sides and rarities of the classic ’60s theme and ’70s (and beyond) The Who. This was their first appearance on Portland’s famous rock scene. Click here for more information.
8 pm, Portland Music and Events Center, 25 Temple St., Portland.
Maine Indie Music Showcase
The Collins Center for the Arts hosts an indie music night featuring Maine artists Gnocchi, Midnight Breakfast, Rigometrics, and GoldenOak. He promises an unforgettable evening of music that will showcase the vibrant culture and talent of the state. Click here for more information.
8 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts. 2 Flag Street, Orono.
Run/Party Pen Bay
Enjoy runners and walkers with ocean views at the Pen Bay Christian School Run and Walk. There are many events for children and adults. Find more information by clicking here.
8:30-11:30 a.m., 1 Waldo Ave., Rockland.
Spring Trash & Treasure Sale 2023
One man’s trash and another man’s treasure. Check out what other people are selling and maybe you’ll find what you’re looking for. Presented by Presque Isle Recreation and Parks. Check out theirs Facebook page for more.
10 am to 5 pm Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm Sunday. The Presque Isle Forum, 84 Mechanic St. Presque Isle.
2nd Annual Spring Craft Fair
More than 100 vendors will present their work. You can donate clothes. Raffles and concessions will be available. Click here for more information.
9 am to 2 pm 76 Community Drive, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta.
Sunday, April 16
7 year old dirty dog run
The Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run is an annual event with a 5K, 15-obstacle course that runs through the woods and campus. Obstacles include dirt, tire pressure, wall climbing, cargo net climbing and more dirt You may have missed the registration date but you can still go and scatter and enjoy the entries. Learn all about the event by clicking here.
Various times begin at 8 a.m. Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville.
38th Annual MMGS Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
One of the largest gem and mineral shows in New England, featuring over 50 vendors of gems, minerals, jewelry, and more for collectors, crafters , consumers and healers.. Exact details are available here.
10 am to 4 pm Brick South, Thompson’s Point, 15 Resurgam Place, Portland.
It’s my day to play
Join the fun with other families affected by autism and other developmental differences for a special “My Day to Play” inclusive program at the Maine Discovery Museum! Held twice a month, when the Museum is closed to other visitors, this time there are special programs designed to provide children with a safe and pleasant place to explore and provide families facing similar challenges where to connect. Learn more by clicking here.
1-4 p.m., Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St., Bangor.
Pickleball, Baby Goats & Sweet Sauna Adventure
Join Maine Yoga Adventures for a wonderful Sunday of pickleball, goat yoga, food, sauna time and more. Travelers will hit pickleball courts. for a second attempt at the fastest growing sport in the country. More information and ticket details are available here here.
1-6 p.m., Armstrong Tennis Center, 60 McCaw Road, Hampden.
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