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It seems appropriate to preface today’s post with a WOWEEE! Perhaps I sound like a broken record or maybe even a remix of a Rebecca Black song, but there is so much freakin’ cool stuff going on musically tonight that it’s even a bit overwhelming for a gal about town such as myself, but do not fear. I have taken the time to put everything into working order for you so that you can properly decide where and when you’ll bust out some epic Party Pants dance moves this evening. Let’s give tonight a good old look-see, yuh? Yuh.
Bull Moose celebrates the grand opening of its newest location at Mill Creek in South Portland this weekend and some local acts will be on hand to provide a soundtrack to the party. Starting Saturday afternoon at 3pm you can see Pete Witham perform with Dark Follies, Sunday at 11am Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue will be performing some jazzy numbers with special guests from the South Portland High School Jazz Ensemble and finally on Sunday afternoon at 2pm The Don Campbell Band will be playing.
If you’re looking to get down on some funk and soul at a reasonable hour this Saturday night then mosey on over to The Big Easy for another installment of the Saturday Night Soul, Jazz and Blues Series, which begins right around 8 o’clock. Tonight Jimmy and the Soul Cats will keep your rump shaking this evening, so head on down and check ‘em out.
Oh man, I love arm wrestling. I am the absolute worst at it because I have the upper body strength of an 84 year old man and bruise like a banana, but I will arm wrestle anyone, anytime. That being said there’s an awesome event taking place at Mayo Street Arts that sounds like a helluva time. Tonight Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland take the stage to battle it. $5 gets you in and Zombie Beach and DJ Funky PJ will be on hand providing tunes for toughies to get down to. Things get started at 8.
Mystic Folk Opera invites you to celebrate the release of their third album A Book of Painted Sighs at Bayside Bowl in Portland this evening. The soulful blues-rock act is ready to party down beginning at 9 o’clock.
I am super bummed that I’ll be out of town this evening and therefore missing Johnny Cremains‘ album release show over at Geno’s in Portland. If you’re looking to get truly rocked this evening then this is the show for you. Rounding out tonight’s thunderous bill will be Rural Ghosts and Coalsack in Crux. Things get cranking right around 9.
An epic party featuring polka dots and dance jams will be taking place at Flask Lounge in Portland this evening. Starting at 9 DJs Bary Juicy and Che Ross invite you to bust a move while also celebrating local siren Anna Shedd Powers’ birthday. It’s free, fun, and polka dot attire is encouraged, but not required, so check it out!
The Asylum in Portland holds a Superstorm Sandy Relief Party this evening with the help of local radio station WJBQ and hip-hop heavies Spose and Cam Groves. DJs from The Q will be partying all night long to raise money for those who were affected by the storm. Spose and Cam Groves will be doing their thing as well and DJ Verbatum will also be spinning jams to keep you moving. This event gets underway at 9 o’clock and a $5 donation at the door gets you in!
And downstairs at The Asylum in Portland tonight is this Saturday’s Home Event, which cleverly enough features house music from DJs Marcus Caine, Chris Gauthier and Ryan Tapia. It’s a free event and the fellas promise to make you dance all night long starting at 9 o’clock tonight.