For this weekend, I would like to firstly suggest that everyone spend at least a couple hours enjoying the stunning foliage that our beautiful state has to offer. When you’re done with that, make sure you check out the awesome local theater events premiering this weekend, then drink as much beer that is available in the “festival” form, and then maybe fling some chickens. Oh, and did I mention that pop legend Suzanne Vega is coming to town? Need I say more?
Maine’s own Ziggurat Theater Ensemble premiers its autumn play, The Medicine Show, this Saturday in Bowdoinham. The show draws upon local Native American lore through use of masks, live drums, song, and dance. To make matters even creepier, the play will be performed outdoors in a wooded field and so we advise you to bundle up and get ready to be spooked! The play opens this Saturday, October 13th and runs Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7pm through October 28th.
When: Saturday, October 13, 7pm
Where: Bowdoinham Public Works, 8 river road, Bowdoinham
Portsmouth will be hosting the New Hampshire Film Festival this weekend. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support local filmmakers and screenwriters, as well as a great chance to hear from professionals and experts from the industry.
When: Friday October 12- Sunday October 14
Where: The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth NH
This Saturday and Sunday, York is hosting its 28th annual Harvestfest on Short Sands Beach. The festival will have live music, local food vendors, and great beer. Check it out!
When: October 13-14, 10am-8pm
Where: Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine
Saturday Marshall Wharf teams up with Three Tides to host its annual Beer and Mussel Fest with live music from the Toughcats. With 30+ beers and premaquid mussels, it will satisfy all your indecent cravings. Probably.
When: Saturday, October 13th, 5-11pm
Where: Three Tides, 2 Pinchy Lane, Belfast, Maine 04915
Head out to Gardiner for its third annual Swine & Stein Festival. The festival will feature 8 local Maine brews, mouth watering pork dishes and activities such as the “chicken fling.” Apparently, you fling rubber chickens for sport, which, though not my idea of a romantic afternoon, will certainly appeal to some.
When: Saturday, October 13, 13:30am-6:30pm
Where: Gardiner’s Water Street and surrounding areas
Last, but certainly not least, Suzanne Vega will be preforming at the Strand Theater tonight. If you don’t recall her hit “Tom’s Diner” then you probably just forgot that its been stuck in your head for the last 30 years.
When: Friday, October 12, 8pm
Where: The Strand Theater, 345 Main St, Rockland ME