Weekend Spotlight: Ugly Sweater Party, Irish Beers, ‘Dad’ Jokes and more

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 12:00pm

    This weekend has a smattering of everything: releasing your inner goofball with comedy and Xmas sweaters, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in November, and a winter wonderland in Boothbay that you can once again, walk through on a crisp, dark night.

    Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

    Saturday, November 19 — Rockland

    The American Legion will be the place to laugh it up this Saturday night from 4 p.m. to midnight with a party and costume contest to benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society. $10 gets you in the door and a host of other benefits, including live music and a spaghetti dinner. Here’s a gallery of photos I’ve done in the past on what to expect for this evening. FMI: Ugly Sweater Party


    Nerdy, Goofy Stand-up Comedy

    Saturday, November 19 — Thomaston

    Watts Hall is hosting their first-ever Stand-up Comedy Night with comedian Johnny Ater.He’s your goofy brother, your dorky Dad, your silly Grandpa,” as he has been described. He’ll perform along with Maine comedians, Ian MacDonald and Nick Gordon. The show goes from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. FMI: Details

    Killer Road Trip: The “Best Irish Beers in Maine” Competition

    Saturday, November 19 — Portland

    It’s St. Paddy’s Day...in November! The Maine Irish Heritage Center is hosting the third annual “Best of All Things Irish in Maine” awards with a special live show and Irish craft beer fest from 6 to 9 p.m. Maine breweries will showcase their best Irish-style beers. General admission is $60. VIP ticket holders will enjoy unlimited pours of all the Irish beer on offer. Food trucks will be available on Gray Street. Best to get a hotel for this one! FMI: Tickets and Details

    Killer Road Trip: Gardens Aglow

    Saturday, November 19— Boothbay


    Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens kicks off its annual light display extravaganza this weekend. This year, the outdoor wonderland returns to its roots as a walking event with a new, reimagined design and more than 750,000 LED lights woven through 14 acres of central gardens. But be aware it can be crowded and you will need advance tickets before you go! Arrival times are at 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.,  and 7:30 p.m. FMI: Gardens Aglow

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com