8 Days A Week (141)

8 Days: A Winter Solstice party, a Spose concert and the Nutcracker Burlesque show

THURSDAY, Dec. 15 CREAM ME A RIVER | Rarely in human history has there been less of a need for writers to originate new writing. The morass of man-made content is so vast that screenshots, retweets, or memes could suffice, across several infinities surely. And yet some still endeavor to originate, often at their own peril. One of them, a local man named Douglas W. Milliken, has gotten quite good at it — whatever “good”…

8 Days: A Sandglass Theatre, a Dubstep Bash, a Christmas Circus and the Winter Mystery Tour

THURSDAY, Dec. 8 Reverb Holiday Bash | The local non-profit Reverb is offering up a fun opportunity to “go green.” They’re making it so “helping the environment” is incredibly easy for you- all you have to do is show up and party! While you gulp down beers, mingle with friends and dance your ass off to live music (courtesy of Pete Kilpatrick, Hannah Dama & the Martelle Sisters), money will be funneled from the event…

8 Days: Cozy Concerts, Holiday Soirées, Fundraising Fun and a Racial Justice Meetup

THURSDAY, Dec. 1 Impersonating a Body | Étaín Boutique has collaborated with Dispatch Magazine to bring an all-inclusive, body positive, lingerie fashion show to Congress St. Gone are the days where models are strictly tall and skinny. Simmer in the glow of dozens of differently sized Portland models as they strut their stuff and flaunt some skin (and pretty pieces of fabric) during this empowering and interactive cocktail party/runway event. Proceeds will go to benefit…

8 Days: Cheap Comedy, Stunning Animation, Beatles Night and the Led Zeppelin Experience

THURSDAY, Nov. 24 Full Body Blitz | Prep your system for a deluge of hearty holiday food by putting your body to work first! The instructors at the yoga and dance studio Hustle and Flow aim to empower you with a high-energy cardio, strength, stretch and awareness class. Have you been feeling, just off lately? This class can help by engaging and healing both your mind and body. Nothing quite eases anxieties and centers oneself…

8 Days: A Moby Dick Marathon, a Thanksgiving Race, the Season of Light and Twiddle at the State

THURSDAY, Nov. 17     Moby Dick Marathon | Drop in anytime you want during the next 4 days, to hear a spirited reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece, Moby Dick. Curators, artists, women, writers, students and business leaders will take the stage to bring this epic tale to life. Think of it like a live audio book. Organizers promise some refreshments, special activities and some surprises along the way. They also encourage you check…

8 Days: A Science Cafe, Steve Vai, SPACE Gallery Madness, Ani DeFranco and the Dark Star Orchestra

THURSDAY, Nov. 10       A Jewelry Party With Live Music | Portland’s Metal Collective, a group of metalsmiths, blacksmiths and goldsmiths will combine two art forms that aren’t usually paired together: jewelry and music. Gawk at their fine wares and discover one that resonates with you. Organizers say that guests won’t have a hard time finding the perfect holiday gift for friends or family members both male and female. Each quirky pendant, ring…

8 Days: Election Distractions, a TED Event, Revolutionary Dance Parties and the return of Jaw Gems

THURSDAY, Nov. 3     Photo By: Nathanial Wilson   Artist Lecture: Saya Woolfak | Fall down the rabbit hole of Saya Woolfalk’s newest exhibition, her “virtual chimeric space.” Gazing into her renditions of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are able to alter their genetics and fuse with plants, is akin to walking into a psychedelic fairy tale. This New York based artist blends science fiction and fantasy to reimagine the world…

8 Days: Halloween Parties, Kat Wright, GRiZ and a Cinematic Harpist

THURSDAY, Oct. 27   The OLS Masquerade Jam | What happens when you mix the elegance of a masquerade ball with the rough and tumble, down home, feel good vibes of an old fashioned jam session around the campfire? A party like no other. Liz Pettengill from One Longfellow Square has gathered all the ingredients for an interesting, one-of-a-kind party: costumed guests, an open jam session (seriously, bring an instrument), an auction, delicious local food,…

8 Days: Cosmic Americana, Thought Provoking Hip Hop, Achy Folk and Steampunk Acrobatics on Portland's stages.

THURSDAY, Oct. 20   Agricultural Gems of Maine | The Portland Farmer’s Market is taking over the tiny kitchen at the Jewel Box and offering up some wonderfully fresh local fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses. So far here’s what’s been confirmed on this free menu: smoked feta from Balfour Farm, delicious pork from Cornerstone Farm, hearty brussels sprouts from Merrifield Farm, lovely radishes from Two Farmers Farm, flavorful herbs from Dandelion Spring Farm and fat…

8 Days: Press some cider, check your privilege and jam out to Marshal Crenshaw, Sister Sparrow, Futuristic and the Dirty Heads

THURSDAY, Oct. 13   Sounds at Sprouts | The Apohadion Theatre is hosting a sweet little slurry of sounds for you to muse to while you snack on Sprouts’ delicious veggie burger. Climbing up on the small, one-step stage will be Portsmouth’s Friendship, a rock quartet who’ll perform songs from their latest album,You’re Going To Have To Trust Me. Also on the bill is the enchanting folk songstress Lisa/Liza, who recently got her atmospheric, eerie…
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