Posted: September 22, 2016
Freeport Fall Festival, Pumpkinhead Fest, Fogcutters: 10 Things to do this weekend
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Up Next: Joan Baez kicks off fall tour in Portland
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth, $20, $18
It's a one-man quick-change show bursting at the seams with comedy, song, pathos and poignant
storytelling. David Scarbie Mitchell shares the life stories of two main characters: Scarbie, an aging
showgirl with a personality disorder, and David, who tells his story of growing up gay in a supportive,
loving environment. Other characters drop by, and they're all portrayed by Mitchell. The show is suitable
for all ages and a fabulous time will be had by all.
Image courtesy of David Scarbie
'The Coffee Man'
7 p.m. Thursday. Arabica Coffee, 9 Commercial St., Portland, $5 suggested donation. arabicacoffee.me
Grab a mug of your favorite brew and then grab a seat for a screening of "The Coffee Man." The
film is a documentary about a man passionate about making great coffee, from the farm to the cup. It
explores the world of specialty coffee and the lengths a man named Sasa, a Bosnian immigrant, will go to
reach "coffee nirvana."
Photo courtesy of The Coffee Man Film/Jeraff Production
6:30 p.m. Friday. Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland, $40 to $75.
Nope, it's not the Robin Williams movie, but the actual doctor! Northeast Hearing & Speech
invites you to "live a life of joy" with internationally known physician Patch Adams. The good doctor
will talk about being happy, exploring the bold idea of never having a bad day and choosing to live with
joy. Proceeds benefit children's programming at Northeast Hearing & Speech.
Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport, $20, 21-plus to
enter beer tent. trolleymuseum.org
Start your October off on a trolley — literally. Pumpkinhead Fest at the Seashore Trolley Museum
includes live music from Stealing North, beer and bratwurst, lounging in a vintage German streetcar,
games with prizes, pumpkin tossing, corn hole, spin the Pumpkinhead Ale bottle and beer-can bowling.
Feeling competitive? There will also be a yodeling contest, kazoo contest, Hansel & Gretel lookalike
contest, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale logo lookalike contest and a Pumpkinhead Ale trivia contest. While
you're there, take a trolley ride on the museum's private railroad and visit the exhibit barns and
Photo courtesy of the Seashore Trolley Museum
Freeport Fall Festival
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. L.L. Bean campus and Freeport Village Station courtyard,
Freeport, free. freeportfallfestival.com
Thousands, maybe including you, will converge on Freeport this weekend for the annual Freeport
Fall Festival. More than 120 artists with works in photography, oil, watercolor, mixed media, fine crafts
and jewelry will be selling their wares, and there will be live music performances all day. You'll also
get to fill your belly with an array of food options. Bring the kids, as there will be art activities to
engage them, too.
Photo courtesy of Freeport Fall Festival
Noon to 1 a.m. Saturday. Various locations, downtown Portland, $25 for day pass, individual show
tickets available. wakingwindows.com
Downtown Portland will be alive with the sound of music, comedy and literature all day and night
on Saturday for the second annual Waking Windows festival. You'll hear local, regional, national and
international bands, including several from Maine. There also will be comedy performances and a
literature crawl for authors to give readings. This year's venues are SPACE Gallery, Empire, Congress
Square Park, Blue, Geno's, Tandem Bakery, One Longfellow Square and Bearded Lady's Jewel Box. Musical
acts include Mal Devisa, Death Vessel, Paper Castles, Micah Blue Smaldone, Foam Castles, Lisa/Liza,
Micromasse and Jeff Beam, among many others.
Death Vessel will be performing during the Waking
Windows festival.Photo courtesy of the artist.
9 p.m. Saturday. Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, $10 in advance, $15 day of show. portlandhouseofmusic.com
Regardless of the forecast, it's going to be a fabulously foggy night in Portland. The Fogcutters
is a 19-piece modern big band out of Portland with a whole mess of horns, a five-piece rhythm section and
vocals by the incomparable Megan Jo Wilson and Chas Lester. Expect to hear plenty of tunes from last
year's stellar "Flotsam" album.
Photo courtesy of The Fogcutters
Pairings at The Point
1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cellardoor Winery at Thompson's Point, 4 Thompson's Point Road, Portland, $85. brownpapertickets.com
It will be a decadent afternoon for sure as you partake of tasty treats and perfectly paired
bites. Pairings at the Point, hosted by Cellardoor at the Point, features a sumptuous array of stationed
and passed food and beverage pairings by Trillium Caterers. Your bliss will come in the form of oysters
and champagne and several other succulent sensations, including Chicago-style hot dogs, suds from Oxbow
Brewing Co. and spirits from Stroudwater Distillery.
Noon Sunday. Dock Fore, 336 Fore St., Portland. Facebook.com
Grab your posse, put on your Patriots (or, gasp, other team) gear and head to Portland's Old Port
for an afternoon and evening of NFL glory. Dock Fore will have up to seven games on at once on its many
TVs, and the hot dogs and peanuts are free. You'll quench your thirst on all sorts of drink specials and,
after cheering your heart out all afternoon, you're likely to work up quite a thirst and appetite. The
first game kicks off at 1 p.m., and the last one at 8 p.m.
Leaf Peepers Tour
2 p.m. Sunday. Damariscotta River Cruises, 40 Main St., Damariscotta, $35, $20 for children. damariscottarivercruises.com
Spend a Sunday afternoon on the water as you enjoy narration from Damariscotta River Association
naturalist Sarah Gladu. Bring your camera or charged up phone as you'll likely want to snap fall foliage
pics. Hot cider and warm blankets are on board the River Tripper, so get ready to peep some leaves in