Things to Do in Maine and NH this Weekend
Make the most of your weekend!
THE SNOWMAN ADVENTURE RACE
10 a.m. Sunday. The Eastern Promenade Sledding Hill, Portland. $40 registration per team in advance, $50 per team on race day, $30 in advance for youth team in advance, $40 on race day.snowmanadventure.com
One of you will bike, the other one will run, and you'll both sled...in costume! Shake your fist at Old Man Winter by having a heap of fun atop Munjoy Hill. After the bike and road race portions of the race — each started with a ride on a sled — teammates meet up for a tandem slide down Portland's famous sledding hill. An awards ceremony follows at Rising Tide Brewery at noon.
THE BRASS CLUB SPEAKEASY
7 p.m. Saturday. Seal Cove Auto Museum, 1414 Tremont Road, Seal Cove. $40, $25 for members (includes drinks).sealcoveautomuseum.org
The roaring '20s are calling you to Seal Cove for a night of dancing, prohibition era drinks, blackjack, aerial trapeze from the Apparatus Dance Theater, and big band music from Swingin' Overtime. The Barn Arts Collective will also be on hand to teach swing dance moves. Period attire is encouraged, so all you guys and dolls out there should get spiffed up for a very hotsy-totsy night!
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $17 in advance, $20 at the door, student tickets available at the Cross Insurance Arena box office.statetheatreportland.com
Anyone with a love for mountains, adventure and especially the great outdoors will love the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The world tour that spends two nights in Portland includes award-winning and audience- favorite films chosen from 300 entries from more than 35 countries. These films will take you from remote landscapes and cultures to up-close-and-personal with adrenaline-fueled mountain sports. Expect exhilaration and celebration on the silver screen as you globe trot to the world's last wild places.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bring the family out to the 14th Annual Keene Ice and Snow Festival in downtown Keene this weekend. At this celebration of all things winter, you'll see spectacular ice carvings, snow sculptures, children's craft at "Snowman Central" and more.
Saturday, 5 p.m.
The Capitol Steps, a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate Staffers, will present a show based on songs from their current album “Mock the Vote" this weekend at the Music Hall in Portsmouth.
The 2016 Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest is not for the faint of heart. But, if you've ever wondered about the art of ice climbing, this is your event. This 23 year old festival is always eagerly anticipated by ice climbers in the Eastern United States and is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country.