Whether you’re a local or just visiting Maine, there’s sure to be something to do this weekend. At Spectrum News Maine, we want to be your community connection. Whether you’re looking to attend a concert, an art exhibit, or an event that’s fun for the whole family — we have you covered. There are a lot of activities going on in Maine. Here are 12 events happening across Maine this weekend:
Friday, April 14
Rep Your Flag Tour
Celebrate the Caribbean carnival season as the "Rep Your Flag Tour" comes to Portland for the first time. Participants are urged to bring their own flag as part of the Caribbean Fete this weekend. More information below and for ticket information, click here.
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 77 Free St., Portland.
Danny Fox Trio
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Danny Fox Trio, featuring pianist Danny Fox, bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest and drummer Max Goldman, is a true working band hailed for reinventing the classic piano trio format with genre-defying, uniquely personal original music. Whether holed up in a Brooklyn basement rehearsing or touring around the country crammed into a sedan, the trio has spent countless hours developing a rapport that's immediately palpable in their music. Described as a modern-day Ahmad Jamal Trio, the band mixes tight ensemble playing with interactive, attuned improvisation. Click here for more info.
7-9 p.m., Lemont Block, 2 Pleasant St., Brunswick.
Grant Building Tours
Learn about whats to come with a free tour of The Grant Building in Bath’s historic downtown. Sandwiched between the local butcher Kennebec Meat Co. and Italian bakery Solo Pane e Pasticceria, the building 3-minute walk to downtown retail shops and watering holes. The Grant Building will be the new home of Union + Co, Bath's coworking, private office and flexible event space. The building will also be home to Cellar on Centre, a white box theater. It will have four residential units on the second and third floors. Details here.
3 p.m., 31 Centre St., Bath.
Saturday, April 15
Magic Bus - a tour of The Who
Hoboe Productions presents Maine's very own The Who tribute band, Magic Bus. They will be performing at their debut appearance at Portland House of Music and Events. For more than a decade, Magic Bus - a tour of The Who have entertained audiences across the northeast, performing hits, B-sides and rarities of the iconic classic '60s and '70s (and beyond) British rock band, The Who. This will be their first appearance at Portland's popular rock venue. Click here for more information.
8 p.m., Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St., Portland.
Maine Indie Music Showcase
The Collins Center for the Arts presents a night of indie music featuring Maine-based artists, Gnocchi, Midnight Breakfast, Rigometrics, and GoldenOak. It promses to be an unforgettable evening of music that will showcase the state’s vibrant culture and talent. Click here for more info.
8 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts. 2 Flagstaff Road, Orono.
Pen Bay Run/Walk
Come cheer on runners and walkers with ocean views at the Pen Bay Christian School's run and walk. There will be plenty of acitivies for kids and adults. Find more information by clicking here.
8:30-11:30 a.m., 1 Waldo Ave., Rockland.
Spring Trash & Treasure Sale 2023
One person's trash and another's treasure. Check out what people are getting rid of and maybe you'll find something you've been looking for. Presented by Presque Isle Recreation and Parks. Check their Facebook page for more.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Forum Presque Isle, 84 Mechanic St. Presque Isle.
2nd Annual Spring Craft Fair
More than 100 sellers will be on hand to display their work. You can also donate clothes. There will be raffles and concessions. Click here for more information.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 76 Community Drive, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta.
Sunday, April 16
7th Annual Dirty Dog Mud Run
The Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run is an annual event with a 5K, 15-obstacle course that loops through the woods and campus. Obstacles include mud, tire flips, wall climbing, cargo net climbing and more mud. You may have missed the registration date but you can still go and get muddy and cheer on the participants. Learn all about the event by clicking here.
Various times starting at 8 a.m. Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville.
38th Annual MMGS Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
One of the biggest gem & mineral shows in New England, featuring 50 dealers of rocks, minerals, jewelry, and more for collectors, crafters, jewelers and healers. Details are available right here.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brick South, Thompson’s Point, 15 Resurgam Place, Portland.
My Day to Play
Join in the fun with other families impacted by autism and other developmental differences for a special inclusive program “My Day to Play” at the Maine Discovery Museum! Held twice monthly, when the Museum is closed down to other visitors, this time includes special programming designed to provide children on the spectrum with a safe, comfortable environment to explore and to give families who face similar challenges a place 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 fabulous Sunday of pickleball, goat yoga, vegetarian food, sauna time and more. Adventurers will hit the pickleball courts. for a second try at the fastest growing sport in the country. More information and tickets details can be found here.
1-6 p.m., Armstrong Tennis Center, 60 Mecaw Road, Hampden.
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