8 Days A Week (148)

8 Days a Week: Playing Rough, Standing Up, and Fighting the Fight

THURSDAY 2 BITTER SILVER | There's a silver lining to this moment in history, albeit thin, and it's this. If you're a person who's feeling stressed, unsafe, or in despair, conditions are actually better than ever that you could talk to someone about it. A friend, acquaintance, bartender, stranger — whoever — they're probably feeling similarly. (I wouldn't bother the bartender too much if they're working. On the other hand, what is work, really?) Not all people find comfort…

8 Days: History Lessons, Musical Mayhem, Shaman Journeys and Straight Up Witchcraft

THURSDAY 26   HISTORY LESSON | The Portland Public Library doesn’t want you to forget history. Like other educational organizations in the city, the folks there have been hosting some important discussions and events around racial justice through a historical lens. Tonight, as part of their Civil Rights Film Series, they’re screening the 1994 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary, Freedom On My Mind. It follows a group of young activists in Mississippi as they…

8 Days a Week: Anti-Inaugurations, Counter-Inaugurations, and Other-Inaugurations

THURSDAY 19 SEE OR DON'T SEE | Set to tour her debut album — aptly titled Have you SEEN This Woman? — the jazz-cabaret singer VIVA plays a sayonara set at Sonny's tonight. A beam of light on the Portland music scene the last few years, her energy and performance depth are not to be missed, and it's about time she gets captured on record. 6 pm | $15 adv, $20 door | Portland House of Music, 25…

8 Days: Empowering Meet-Ups, Knowledge Tests, a Cyber-Party and an Acorn Tasting

THURSDAY, 12   CANDID CONVERSATION | How do you feel about the contentious designation of a big chunk of Maine’s northern wood region as the North Woods National Monument? You’re living in Portland, and Obama approved it, so I’m guessing you’re all about it. But the determination was still not without controversy. Regardless of how you feel, a conversation with the man behind the monument, Lucas St. Clair, can only be enlightening. Learn more about…

8 Days A Week: draft

THURSDAY 19 ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE | Set to tour her debut album — aptly titled Have you SEEN This Woman? — the jazz-cabaret singer VIVA plays a sayonara set at Sonny's tonight. 6 pm | $15 adv, $20 door | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland | portlandhouseofmusic.com   SOFT LIGHTS | Probably write about him too much, but there's a strong chance Portland's id m theft able is the city's "best" artist —…

8 Days a Week: Rituals, Other Realms, and Meditations

THURSDAY 29 YEAH BUB | The Maine comedian Bob Marley is a big fan of indefatigability. The dude presently holds the Guinness World Record for longest consecutive hours performing stand-up comedy (40 hours; the first 18 of them without repeating a joke), and takes the stage again for his 17th annual holiday series of shows at the Merrill Auditorium, tonight through Saturday at 7 p.m. This man does not quit. And he's synonymous with Maine humor as…

8 Days: Hot meals, trap houses, and mammal touching

THURSDAY 22 TO REST OR NOT TO REST | The rock band the Restless Atlantic, from Portland, play a style of emotive post-hardcore that squashes together several iterations of the experience of the young American male. They’ve got a new, six-song EP out titled Afterglow, over which they index several traits of the genre: tortuous guitar licks, mid-tempo rhythms, soaring male vocals in a sugary tenor, you name it. They’re one of the finest groups…

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…
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