Posted: January 13, 2016
Cocktails, New Orleans music, ice and Frost: 9 Things to do in Maine this weekend
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Up Next: Two improv comedy groups perform ‘Mixed Nuts’ at Mayo Street Arts in Portland Friday
Portland Happy 2-Hour Tour
3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Maine Foodie Tours, 227 Commercial St., Portland, $56, 21-plus. mainefoodietours.com
Spend a few hours on Saturday afternoon sipping on craft beers and creative cocktails with Maine Food Tours as your guide. You'll hit a number of Old Port watering holes where you'll hear tales of Portland's history, including prohibition. The tour also includes a mixology lesson with bitters and appetizer pairings at each stop.
Glen David Andrews
8:15 p.m. Monday. Slate's Restaurant, 169 Water St., Hallowell, $20, slatesrestaurant.com
Visit New Orleans by way of Hallowell on Monday night. Trombonist and vocalist Glen David Andrews and his band will be performing a show that combines funk, R&B, jazz, gospel and Zydeco. Andrews' latest record is "Redemption."
Spire & Ice
7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Spire 29, 29 School St., Gorham. $10. spire29.com
There will be ice luges outside serving up chilled ice bar drinks, as well as a full bar inside with music from DJ Chris Bouchard. Plenty of drinks and snacks and you can have your photo taken in the photo booth.
Tommy Waltz photo
’Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, $17.99 to $21.99. lyricmusictheater.org. Performances run through Jan. 30.
A dark and twisted tale of 1800's London featuring Sweeney Todd teams up with Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful owner of a failing pie shop, to create pies using human flesh as the new secret ingredient. With a soaring score by Stephen Sondheim, this musical will make you think twice about what might be hiding in your supper.
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner, $16, $14 seniors, $5 students. johnsonhall.org
He's one of Maine's greatest when it comes to playing the guitar. Roots musician Samuel James sings and plays with grit and fire to spare. If you've never seen him live before, now's your chance.
Maine Blues Society 2nd Annual Winter Blues Bash
Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday. Portland House of Music & Events, 25 Temple St., Portland, $15 in advance, $20 at the door, under 12 free. portlandhouseofmusic.com
Shake off the winter blues with some musical ones. The all-ages show features the national act Sugar Ray and the Bluetones and Maine blues acts Mike and the Mojo, The Juke Rockets Blues Band and several others.
Keys N Crates
9 p.m. Wednesday. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $20 in advance, $25 day of show, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com
Toronto-based electronica, hip-hop and jam trio Keys N Crates formed in 2008. Their fifth EP "The Midnite Mass" drops on Friday with the first single "U Already Know." The Portland show is at the beginning of a North American tour that has them on the road until the end of March. Also on the bill is the London-based production and DJ team Stooki Sound and DJ Jesse Slayter.
7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., $10. Bath. chocolatechurch.com
Glasgow, Scotland-based guitarist and singer-songwriter Steve Watt is headed to Bath for a performance. His sound is a blend of old Celtic songs and American blues. The first part of his show will be acoustic guitar music, including the songs of Robert Burns and other traditional Scottish songs and originals. Then, he'll plug in his electric and will be joined by a band to finish out the show.
’Robert Frost: Fire and Ice’
7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday. Clay Hill Farm, 220 Clay Hill Road, Cape Neddick, $18 plus food & beverages. clayhillfarm.com Performances run through Jan. 23.
For a unique look into the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning New England Poet Robert Frost, your destination is Cape Neddick. Actor Kirk Simpson revives his role as the literary legend, and he'll use dramatic readings as he embodies Frost in an engaging one-man show.
For the weekend of Jan. 15 to Jan. 19
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