Things To Do In Maine and NH This Weekend
Presented by the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
MOURNING AT THE MANSION
6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St, Portland. $25 adults, $20 mansion members, $15 for children 17 and under (this event is not recommended for children under 12).www.victoriamansion.org
Learn about the mourning practices our Victorian forebears, some of which might seem strange by today's standards. This themed tour will cover the customs of the time, from how to dress and eat to how to best entertain guests while mourning. After the tour, watch a one-act play, "A Vigil for Aunt Eleanor," written for this event.
8 p.m. Friday (doors open at 7 p.m.), State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. damnationland.com
Murderous women in a small Maine town (it's a comedy!), vampire poets, ancient evils and a hyper-connected future. These are the plots of some of the Maine-made movies being screened during "Damnationland 2015." All the short films are produced by locals and they're all terrifying in their own funny/scary/creepy way. After the premiere, there are additional screenings in Portland, Ogunquit, Bridgton, Bangor, Brunswick, Lewiston and Presque Isle. Oh, and Singapore, too, if you happen to be in the neighborhood.
MAINE WINE IN THE CITY
5 to 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 to 9 p.m. Friday, US Custom House. 312 Fore St., Portland. $30. www.mainewinetrail.com
With all the beer events and beer fests lately, it's about time the wine lovers got some love. And there's a lot of wine love here. Eighteen wineries from around the state will be pouring and attendees will get to sample away. There will also be local cheese makers there.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
It's time for Riverfire at the Northern Forest Heritage Park in Berlin. This weekend the boom piers on the Androscoggin River will be lit again for some spooky fun.
Goffstown Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Regatta
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
Activities include games, hot air balloon rides, the New Hampshire Giant Pumpkin Growers Association's State Championships, Apple slingshots, pumpkin tossing, a talent show and pumpkin-themed Cook-Off
Friday, 8 p.m.
She's the "Queen of Mean." Lisa Lampanelli is bringing her outrageous, raunchy Leaner Meaner Tour to the stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts this weekend.