Starting Thursday night, some fun, eclectic things to do

Weekend Spotlight: Eclectic Funk, Some Chill Jazz and Mexican Pop-Up

Thu, 12/15/2022 - 12:30pm

    We’ve got a couple of fun and funky things to do this weekend while you’re all out and about. Although Friday night into Saturday will be bringing some light snow, all events listed are Thursday and Sunday, so get out while you can!

    Go Underground with Sophia and BoneBroth

    Thursday, December 15 — Belfast


    If you’re looking for a vibe that is adult, chill, eclectic, and doesn’t have a whiff of the holidays in it, first go check out the new underground beer and wine bar I just covered, Sophia, at 4 p.m. Bring your own records—they love that! Then, go to The Underground Lounge (in the basement of the Basil Burwell Community Theater-17 Court Street) to see BoneBroth. Their PR states: “Spearheaded by irrepressible fiddler Cara Lauzon, an inveterate traveler who incorporates musical ideas from dozens of countries, BoneBroth creates a unique, improvisational brew of world music, Balkan melodies, and funky rhythms. Rounding out the band is veteran guitarist Eenor (Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade), bassist Eric Halsey, drummer Jason Dean, and rapper Mateo Mendoza.” Doors open at 6;30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets: Only $10; cash only at the door. FMI: BoneBroth

    Limoges & Barnes at Dot’s

    Sunday, December 18 — Lincolnville

    If you haven’t been to Dot’s Market in Lincolnville in a while, it’s a nice change of pace. They have tables and WiFi to enjoy a cup of coffee, barista drinks and teas along with their homemade muffins, scones, croissants, quiches, and sandwiches. Alice Limoges (ironically we did a story about her at Dot’s back in 2014) along with Bill Barnes, neice, Bella Barnes, and Abby Aldridge-Peacock will be putting on a performance of original music, jazz, and some holiday favorites from 2 to 4 p.m. Then take a walk over to Lincolnville Beach. It’s super nice in the winter when no one is around. Check out the lesser-known galleries and shops during the quieter months. A $20 donation is suggested, but no one will be turned away. FMI: Dot’s

    Mexican Fare Pop-Up

    Sunday, December 18 — Rockland


    Penobscot Bay Language School (28 Gay Street)  is going to teach you the meaning of “Las Posadas” (the inns) with a holiday party celebrating Mexican holiday traditions and fare from 1 to 4 p.m. Traditional snacks from Mexico will be provided (including tacos de canasta, guacamole, ponche, gelatina, and other authentic treats!) A Maine family with strong family ties to their Mexican heritage is behind this event. This event is open to the public, with a suggested $5-$10 donation (online or at the door). FMI: Penobscot Bay Language School

    Note: there will be no Weekend Spotlight next weekend. Happy Holidays!

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