Well hello, weekend. Nice to see you again. I’ve combed through the entertainment choices this week to bring you a collection of music, comedy, food, and 1920s cosplay. Enjoy.
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot at Savage Oakes
Friday, August 9— Union
Hey ‘80s kids, remember The Stray Cats? Guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy award winner Brian Setzer is coming to Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery with his rockin’ band with special guest The James Hunter Duo. This is an outdoor festival atmosphere with very limited picnic table seating, so bring a lawn chair or blanket. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., so come early to enjoy great farm-to-table, locally sourced pub fare and a wide selection of Maine beer, spirtis and wine.Tickets ahead of the show are $68 and $75 day of the show and can be bought here.
Free Comedy Show at Blue Café
Update: We’ve just gotten word that this show has been cancelled.
Friday, August 9 — Camden
The Camden Opera House’s monthly Blue Café series is hosting Portland-based comedian Ian Stuart, who is one prolific dude, on the third floor. Doors open 7 p.m. Free/donations; cash bar by 40 Paper Bistro and Bar. Sponsored by Blue Harbor House Inn. No registration/RSVP needed.
Saturday, August 10 — Owls Head
Like dressing up in flappers’ outfits and old timey zoot suits? Owls Head Transportation Museum turns into a glamorous speakeasy every year with its Barnstormers Bash. Indulge in dazzling hors d’oeuvres and a scandalously stocked cash bar from Laura Cabot Catering, while dancing the night away to the Beacon Street Band. Party attire preferred—everything from swell to swanky! Party starts at 6 p.m. $40/Members • $45/Nonmembers. Buy tickets here.
Art Farm To Table Dinner
Saturday, August 10 — South Montville
The Maine Makers Socciety is holding a four-course dinner within a gallery with the promise that “each dish will be an adventure into farms, forests, and homesteads scattered all over central Maine.” Seats are $35-$65 a person. Each guest will be given a meat selection (or not) to choose from. Limited to 25 guests and the dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. No little children or alcohol. Email MaineMakersSociety@gmail.com with your email for confirmation, ticket and physical location. FMI: Maine Makers Society
Killer Road Trip: Sunday Jazz in the Orchard
Sunday, August 11 — Newcastle
Doesn’t this sound like a sweet way to spend a Sunday? Oxbow Brewing Co. is hosting a free event at 274 Jones Woods Road, in an orchard. Jazz music will be playing from 12 to 4 p.m. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair
They will have a satellite bar in the orchard and pouring the following fruited beers - Magenta, Kriekalore & Slow Motion.FMI: Jazz in the Orchard
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