Weekend Spotlight: Looks like it’s a road trip kind of weekend

Thu, 02/17/2022 - 12:00pm

With school vacation right around the corner, the fun stuff is happening mostly out of town this weekend (with the exception of a vinyl jam in Rockland), so brace yourself for the pain at the pump and gas up for a good time around the state.

Killer Road Trip: Carnaval in Portland

Thursday, February 17 through Sunday, February 20—Portland

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Rail Jam. Photo courtesy Carnaval’s Facebook page.
Carnaval ME is a winter festival in Portland’s Eastern Prom, with Bites & Brews, an igloo featuring pairings from Maine craft brewers and nationally recognized local restaurants, live music (the likes of Motor Booty Affair and The Ghost of Paul Revere), a Sunday River Rail Jam, ice sculptures, bonfires, fireworks and more. View the full schedule or buy tickets (they sell out quickly) and note the Covid-19 policies before you go.

Killer Road Trip: Sunday River’s President’s Week

Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 20—Newry

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Sunday River has a bunch of family-friendly things to do this weekend, including a walk through 100,000 twinkling lights in the forest on a half-mile trail on all three evenings (Reservations required), twilight skiing, live music, fire dancers, fireworks and more. Click to see schedule.


Spin Some Vinyl Old School

Sunday, February 20—Rockland

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It’s good to see Steel House get back into doing events again! They’re hosting an old-school vinyl jam where you can bring the record of your choice and play it in an “open jam” style from 2 to 4 p.m. According to the organizer, “Vinyl & Jam is a no-frills couple of hours for people to share some music on vinyl or instrument. Ideally, a song or two from an album will be chosen to listen to and there might be a musician or more to jam with. Some medium roast coffee, proper English tea, and toast will be available.” FMI: mspeno@yahoo.com


Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com