8 Days A Week (123)

8 Days: Hunter Hayes, Kat Wright and the Gang of Thieves are set to tear it up

THURSDAY, Aug. 11 Film Screening: Man Vs. Snake | While we’re all obsessed with Pokemon Go, it’s easy to forget that cell-phone games used to be dominated by a simple one: Snake. This quirky documentary tells the story of Tim McVey, who in 1984 scored over a billion points on the original snake game on a single quarter. But that’s not where the story lies. Fast forward 25 years, the Italian kickboxing champion Enrico Zanetti…

8 Days: Pizza night, kombucha lessons, hip-hop cleanup, fire spinning and The Wombats

THURSDAY, Aug. 4   Moondrunk at Blue | Come get your happy hour on inside the best jazz bar in town. With a simple but satisfying menu of cocktails and small plates, your belly and brain will both be satisfied. Weaving together an interesting blend of folk, indie rock and hip hop, members Andrew Bancroft and Ashley Perez Flanagan of Moondrunk will be bringing the tunes in celebration of their debut album, Lunacy. Moon drunk…

8 Days: Joe Walsh, Ron White, Ken Ueno and plenty of locals, too

THURSDAY, July 21   Pecha Kucha explore HOME | Everybody loves a good story. And often times, the best stories come from home. You know, that place that formulated your character, and gave your sense of ethics and morales its groundwork. This event invites local storytellers to present on the theme of “Home a Sense of Place,” and answer the question: “What does the word home conjure for you?” Presenters will have to follow the…

8 Days: The Bluestocking Bash, Bob Dylan and M83

THURSDAY, July 14   Vinland 5 Course Pairing with Urban Farm Fermentory | The folks at Urban Farm Fermentory are reportedly “pleased as plums” about their involvement with a five-course cocktail pairing at Vinland, one of Portland’s newest and most artistic restaurants. The head chef David Levi doesn’t mess around when it comes to local fare; he has even written a manifesto to describe his crusade into sustainable eating, and it is truly impressive. It…

8 Days: Two beer festivals, Lauryn Hill, Lori Nix and plenty of funk and folk shows

THURSDAY, July 7   Bard’s Harvest at Dogfish | Christine Roger’s sweet voice, and Pip Walter’s peaceful mandolin and fiddle strumming will lull you into a daydream and take you to special places. Together, their unique partnership forms Bard’s Harvest, a new pleasant folk-Americana band that perform music perfect for the intimate space of the Dogfish Bar and Grille. Order something tasty, and let the Bard’s Harvest’s eclectic set of covers and originals help put…

8 Days: Pre and post Phish parties, free classical shows, First Friday and the Tallest Man on Earth

THURSDAY, June 30 Banded Horn’s Big Deck Party | Venture down to the historic town of Biddeford, where there are also superb craft breweries to enjoy. Take Banded Horn, for instance. They’ve got a deliciously sharp and noble Pepperell Pilsener that won a gold award at last year’s Great International Beer & Cider Festival. It’s extremely drinkable and perfect for the warm season. Sample it during this party that’s celebrating the christening of Banded Horn’s…

8 Days: Armies, Muddy Ruckus, the Amarantos Quartet, SWMRS, Jimmy Dority and SLEEP all perform

THURSDAY, June 23 Transformed into an ArtBar | The Urban Farm Fermentory is going to be transformed into an art workshop, further adding to the already artsy feel of the hipstery industrial space. Take a break from the hustle of the work week and head over to this local hangout spot to try your hand at something creative. The ArtVan will be there providing the paints and canvasses, and as always, the place will be…

8 Days: Make Music Portland, a burger competition, a new beer and PortFringe performances

THURSDAY, June 16   Unique sounds from this BLUE concert | Ready for a concert that’s critical of mainstream society? Make way for Snaex, the dark, gut-punching duo of Chris Teret and Chrisss Sutherland, who’ll “align themselves with what is necessary: patience, harmony and a child’s mind.” Joining them will be, Bad Mariachi, an experimental project focused on excessive introspection. I guess you can call them folk musicians, but they’re really a bizarre amalgamation of…

8 Days: A PLETHORA of local music, some animal encounters and art that asks questions

THURSDAY, June 9   Conor Oberst with the Felice Brothers | Omaha’s folk prodigy, Conor Oberst has been a member of several bands, from Monsters of Folk, to the Mystic Valley Band. You’d probably recognize him from his more successful outfits, like the old Bright Eyes, or the still touring, indie-emo-rock band Desaparecidos. However for this Portland show, he’s flying solo, drawing from his folk revival influences, dozens of albums under his belt, and former…

8 Days: Russian ballet art, podcasters on stage, baseball and plenty of concerts

THURSDAY, June 2   Hilary Irons’ Petrouchka Exhibit | This is the opening day for a fascinating new exhibit, by local painter, Hilary Irons. Inspired by the classic 1911 “Ballet Russes” ballet Petrouchka, Irons has created an exhibition that explores Mayo Street as a performance space, folk culture as a starting point for artistic production, high vs. low art, and the autonomy of the work of art after it has been created. Combined with the…
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