Posted: February 2, 2016
Snowman Adventure Race, Banff Mountain Film Fest, Toboggan Championships: 11 Things to do in Maine this weekend
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Up Next: Marshall Wharf Brewing cans are back
The Snowman Adventure Race
10 a.m. Sunday. The Eastern Promenade Sledding Hill, Portland. $40 registration per team in advance, $50 per
team on race day, $30 in advance for youth team in advance, $40 on race day.snowmanadventure.com
One of you will bike, the other one will run, and you'll both sled...in costume! Shake your fist at Old
Man Winter by having a heap of fun atop Munjoy Hill. After the bike and road race portions of the race — each
started with a ride on a sled — teammates meet up for a tandem slide down Portland's famous sledding hill. An
awards ceremony follows at Rising Tide Brewery at noon.
Matt Haimovitz & VOICE: ‘If Music Be the Food of Love’
8 p.m. Friday. Hannaford Hall, USM Campus, 96 Falmouth St., Portland. $49.porttix.com
Internationally knows cellist Matt Haimovitz and VOICE, a vocal trio from the UK, are blending their
sounds for a night of luminous music in Portland. The performance will merge the cello and voices with
Shakespearean texts dating back more then 400 years and the medieval music of Hildegard Von Bingen. You'll also
hear a new work by Serbian composer Bozo Banovic and solo works by Bach, Gabrielli and Glass played by
The Brass Club Speakeasy
7 p.m. Saturday. Seal Cove Auto Museum, 1414 Tremont Road, Seal Cove. $40, $25 for members (includes
The roaring '20s are calling you to Seal Cove for a night of dancing, prohibition era drinks, blackjack,
aerial trapeze from the Apparatus Dance Theater, and big band music from Swingin' Overtime. The Barn Arts
Collective will also be on hand to teach swing dance moves. Period attire is encouraged, so all you guys and
dolls out there should get spiffed up for a very hotsy-totsy night!
Banff Mountain Film Festival
7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $17 in advance, $20 at the door,
student tickets available at the Cross Insurance Arena box office.statetheatreportland.com
Anyone with a love for mountains, adventure and especially the great outdoors will love the Banff
Mountain Film Festival. The world tour that spends two nights in Portland includes award-winning and audience-
favorite films chosen from 300 entries from more than 35 countries. These films will take you from remote
landscapes and cultures to up-close-and-personal with adrenaline-fueled mountain sports. Expect exhilaration and
celebration on the silver screen as you globe trot to the world's last wild places.
F.A.B. Dance Showcase
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Franco Center Performance Hall, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. $15, $12 seniors, $5 cash only at
the door for children and college students with IDs.francocenter.org
There's an ongoing effort happening in Lewiston with a mission of creating opportunities for local
audiences to see contemporary dance works from regional artists. F.A.B. stands for Franco-American Bates, and
the Saturday night performance will be a visually stunning showcase of classic and modern dance
10 a.m. Saturday. Various locations, downtown Kennebunk.kennebunkmaine.us
There's so much in store in Kennebunk: music, trivia, horse and buggy rides, a book sale, bird feeder
crafts for kids, skating with the Kennebunk High hockey team, skating demonstrations from the U.S. National
Pairs Team of Julia Curran & Franz-Peter Jerosch, a soup contest, fire baton twirling and a variety show. You'll
even get the chance to guess how many snowballs are in a jar.
Chinese New Year Celebration
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday. The Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook. $6, $4
children, $20 family.cafamaine.org/cny
Celebrate the year of the monkey and all things Chinese on Saturday. The Chinese & American Friendship
Association of Maine's annual Chinese New Year Celebration includes lion dancers and a variety of traditional
Chinese dance performances, music and cultural acts, food, arts and crafts, workshops on tea and tai chi, and
U.S. National Toboggan Championships
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road, Camden. Free for spectators.camdensnowbowl.com/toboggan-
Be among the thousands of revelers cheering on the brave and crazy tobogganers over a three-day, Mardi
Gras-themed series of events. Festivities include fireworks, a snowplow parade, downtown dancing and, of course,
plenty of tobogganing from the more than 425 teams who plan to tackle Ragged Mountain.
Photo by Claire Jeffers
6 p.m. Saturday. Allagash Brewing, 50 Industrial Way, Portland. $10, $5 children.allagash.com
1985 is calling, but they can't have their movie back. Allagash Brewing is screening the adventure
comedy film "The Goonies," and the entire family is invited. Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin will be
waiting — on the screen — to knock you for a nostalgic loop or to delight your kids seeing it for the first
time. Admission price includes free popcorn and cookies plus one beer for adults.
‘The Russian Woodpecker’
7:30 p.m. Monday. The Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. $8, $6 for members.space538.org
Catch a thrilling documentary that investigates the ghosts of the Soviet Union and the mind of an
irradiated Ukrainian artist on a quest to uncover who is responsible for the Chernobyl disaster. Artist Fedor
Alexandrovich reveals a secret Soviet weapon which some thought could be a mind-control advice. And that's just
part of the story.
Planet Dog Kissing Contest
5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland. $5 entry fee.planetdog.com/company-store
Think your pooch will pucker up? Then head to Planet Dog's Annual Valentine's Day Canine Cocktail Party,
where you and your canine companion will find free treats, beer and wine. Things heat up when the contest starts
and whatever dog-human kiss lasts for the longest time wins a $75 gift basket. Entry fees are donated to the
Planet Dog Foundation that funds the training, placement and support of dogs helping people in
Find more fun things to do this weekend in our Maine Winter Guide
Sign up for the weekender newsletter!
You clearly like to know what’s happening in Maine every weekend. We get it (we like to know, too). Stay apprised of everything that’s happening with our weekly events newsletter, delivered to your inbox every Thursday.