What happens when you mix the elegance of a masquerade ball with the rough-and-tumble, down-home, feel-good vibes of old-timey bluegrass? That's the essence of the first Masquerade Jam at One Longfellow Square (OLS). Top-notch bluesgrass band Tricky Britches put on a show so down to earth they actually got down off the stage and jammed right in the middle of the dance party.
Local dancers of all levels learned the original "Thriller" choreography over the month of October and channeled their inner zombies for the fourth annual Thriller Throwdown flash mob in Portland's Monument Square. Zombies trudged back and forth over several city blocks, not only turning heads and attracting attention but making their way to the after-party at Flask Lounge. These zombies can dance.
Harvest on the Harbor’s delicious grande finale was truly an indulgence as Maine’s top chefs went all out–and then some. Restaurants participating in the Chef Showcase at the Portland Company Complex included The Black Tie Co., DiMillo’s, Liquid Riot, Ports of Italy, Sea Glass, Somerset Tap House, Sebasco Harbor Resort, Terlingua, The Rooms, The Tiller…
The 2016 Ghoulwill Ball to benefit Goodwill Industries of Northern New England sold out, with 200 freaky and funny people tearing up the dance floor at the Portland Club. Entertainment by party band Motor Booty Affair, food and drink from Black Tie Catering, and outrageously creative costume contests made it a ghoulishly fun night. And…
Social Media Breakfast Maine (SMBM) celebrated its 75th monthly event with its once-a-year wine-and-cheese rather than eggs-and-bacon soiree. Red Thread hosted the party, with presentations made by Mike Sobol of Venture Hall, Kyle Poissonnic of Catalyst for Change Wear, and SMBM organizer Amanda O'Brien. The next breakfast is Nov. 18. For more info: http://www.socialmediabreakfastmaine.com/ #smbme
Where better to celebrate Halloween than on a pirate-type ship outfitted as a restaurant? The Spirit Restaurant--literally ON the water in Kennebunkport--hosted a sold-out Ghost Ship Party to cap off its inaugural season with the help of Go Kennebunks and corporate sponsors.
Survivors led the way as hundreds of pink-attired Mainers walked 3 miles, danced, and took plenty of photos as part of the Making Strides Against Cancer of Greater Portland 3-mile walk at Fort Williams Park in South Portland. The event raised more than $158,000 for cancer research, with walkers continuing to collect donations through the end of the year.
The Maine Conservation Alliance’s sold out event, Evening for the Environment, celebrated 100 years of the National Park Service and the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument. State Representatives, community sponsors, and supporters gathered to acknowledge these important events and to hear from featured speaker, Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior.