Mainers tell you how it is. So when we wrote the post 25 of Maine's Most Beautiful Places, we knew you'd have something to add. And boy did you (and we're glad). Recently, we combed through the 242 comments on the article and rounded them up.
The Maine Jewish Film Festival will bring thrillers, love stories and documentaries — about 22 films in all — to Portland, Rockland, Brunswick, Bangor and Waterville. And in case you were going to ask: No, you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy these movies. Because we can’t all make it to every show, I asked the festival’s director, Louise Rosen, to tell me what we absolutely have to go see.
Noche Latina Portland translates to Latin Night Portland, and Latin night is certainly is every Thursday at The Pearl in Portland. The weekly event starts at 7:15 pm with a free salsa lesson for intermediate dancers, followed by a lesson for beginners at 8:15 pm. And at 9 pm, the lights go down, DJ Braulio turns up the salsa, merengue, and bachata music and the floor opens up to local dancers of every age and experience level.
Easy Day had a soft opening Feb 26, and by the looks of things this weekend, word is out. (The grand opening is March 12.) The space isn't recognizable from its previous iterations (you may have been in Events on Broadway and Beale Street Barbecue). It's bright, lively, and open from front to back. Best of all: Huge windows looking out over Portland Harbor and the Portland skyline.
Wowza! A whopping $72,803 was raised during the 10th annual STRIVE Rocks Dance Marathon at The Maine Mall in South Portland. The event ran all night - from 9 pm Saturday to 9 am Sunday, March 2, and was filled with high-energy dancing, zumba, costumes, inflatable slides, and some impressive dance moves.
For all the cafes Portland has, Biddeford has one that does it perfectly: Great coffee, local craft beer, diverse curated book selection. More importantly, perhaps: Free wifi, an outlet for every table and no one to hush or rush you.