Posted: January 27, 2016
Beer and winter festivals, Short Film Fest: 11 Things to do in Maine this weekend
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
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Portland on Tap
1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. sessions. Saturday. Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, $35,
$55 VIP, 21-plus. americaontap.com/portland-
Soak up the suds on Saturday as you sample more than 100 beers from some of America’s best craft
breweries. There will be live music from the On Tap Band and plenty of food available for purchase.
Full Moon Hike
5:30 p.m. Saturday. Mt Abram Family Resort, 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood, free. mtabram.com
You’ll load your skis onto a Snowcat and make your way up the mountain by the light of the full moon. After a few howls at the top you’ll ski your way back down. Stick around for free music in the lodge from Chad Porter.
7 p.m. Tuesday. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $45 to $61. porttix.com
Portland Ovations invites you a production where incredible athleticism and innovative, exciting costumes merges with Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
Photo courtesy of Portland Ovations
Saturday through Feb. 7. Downtown Camden and the Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road. camdenmaineexperience.com
For a full-on winter immersion week of events including the US National Toboggan Championships, the
Frost Heave Challenge, an ice festival, ski and snowboarding competitions, performance by The Frogtown
Puppeteers, celebratory dance with a Mardi Gras theme and screening of "Groundhog Day" among other winter-themed
marvels,don your long johns and head to Camden.
Auburn Winter Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Various locations, Auburn. auburnmaine.gov
Three days of winter events await you and yours in Auburn this weekend.There's live music, a grilled
cheese and hot chocolate bar, ice sculpting, snowman making, winter stories and crafts, a snow playground,
sledding, skating, torchlight parade, disc golf demo, downhill bike race and a bevy of other frosty fun for cold
weather revelers of all ages.
Lost Valley Winter Duathlon
10 a.m. to Noon. Saturday. Lost Valley Ski Resort, 200 Lost Valley Road, Auburn, $45 solo 10k, $40 team
Like to nordic ski? Like to snowshoe? Want to do both in a competitive setting? Grab your gear and head
to Auburn for the latest event in Baxter Brewing's 2016 Packed Powder Series. The Lost Valley Winter Duathlon is
a 10km course where you'll nordic ski for the first half then switch to snowshoes for the second. You can also
compete as a team and each take a leg of the race.
Winterest South Portland
4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Mill Creek Park, South Portland Community Center, Wainwright Recreation Complex in South Portland. facebook.com/SouthPortlandWinterFest?_rdr=p
It’s a family affair with a focus on fun for all. Winterfest includes a skating party, smores and hot chocolate, a pancake breakfast, chili & chowder challenge, ice sculpture demos, a cardboard sled contest, turkey bowling, fireworks and more.
Photo by Gabe Souza
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, donations accepted for admissions, $8 sleigh rides, $5 for miniature seligh rides, $25 per family. skylinefarm.org
Bundle up and take part in the 17th annual Sleigh Day where kids 12 and under can take a miniature sleigh ride led by miniature horses Buddy and Silver. The 12 and older set can partake of sleigh rides on a team of draft horses around the field. Other activities include a demonstration of horses and drivers using 19th century skills and vintage sleighs and a guided snowshoe and cross-country ski trek. You can warm up and purchase hot food and drinks in the heated visitor where you can also view the farm's new sleigh exhibit.
Strange, Hilarious and Short: Puppet Films
8 p.m. Saturday. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $8, free for MSA members. mayostreetarts.org
You'll see a mix of short puppet films including "Las Palmas" starring a vacationing middle-aged lady out looking for fun in the sun. Puppeteer Ian Bannon from Figures of Speech Theater will introduce the films. Leave the kids at home, these films are for mature audiences.
Maine Short Film Festival
7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, $8, $2 discount for MFVA members. explorefrontier.com
See 14 Maine-made short films in one fell swoop at the Maine Short Film Festival. The 100-minute program features 14 films from genres including documentary, fiction, experimental, comedy and horror.
A still from Clothes Encounters by Mike Perlman
'West Side Story"
2 p.m. Sunday. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, $10, $8 for Farnsworth members. rocklandstrand.com
The Farnsworth Art Museum and Strand Theatre present the classic 1961 musical film "West Side Story." Take a nostalgic trip back to New York City where amidst the rivalry between gangs the Jets and the Sharks, Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood) fall in love. Songs include "Jet Song," "Maria," "America" and "I Feel Pretty." The Farnsworth's Director of Education, Roger Dell will host the screening and a Q&A discussion will follow when the credits roll.
For the weekend starting Jan. 28, 2016
Find more fun things to do this weekend in our Maine Winter Guide
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