Get out there and have some fun this weekend!



7:30 p.m. Thursday. Portland House of Music, 35 Temple St., Portland, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 21-plus.
It was such a smash hit in December that they're doing it again. Comedy and Cocktails II is another night of laughs from comics Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle, Phoebe Angle and Hope Rogers. From salty to silly, these ladies will split your sides wide open.


7 p.m. Friday, 12:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $52 to $
It's a love story for the ages starring Belle, the Beast and a no-good hunter named Gaston. It also stars a clock, candlestick, teapot and a teacup named Chip. "Beauty and the Beast" is given the full Broadway musical treatment and will melt the hearts of the young and the young at heart.


7 to 9 a.m. Friday. Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave., South Portland, $
Maine Restaurant Week includes a food and cocktail tasting tour, coffee and dessert pairing event and as always culinary magic from dozens of participating restaurants. It all starts with the Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off where you can dine on mouth-watering offerings from ten restaurants including Congdon's Donuts, Sonny's, TIQA and Saltwater Grille. Then you'll vote and help pick this year's winner all while supporting Preble Street with your ticket purchase.


27th Annual Mt. Washington Valley Chocolate Festival

Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This weekend, break out the snowshoes or cross country skis and hit the trails of the Mt. Washington Valley for their 27th Annual Inn to Inn Chocolate Festival. That's right; burn calories as you stop at each inn and snack on some divine chocolate treats or in some cases, grab some to go and fill up when you get home.

Robert Cray Band

Friday, 7:30 p.m.
The winter blues (and by that of course we mean, blues music) are alive this weekend at the Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth as the Robert Cray Band comes to town.

10,000 Maniacs

Saturday, 8 p.m.
10,000 Maniacs will take the stage at the Colonial Theatre in Keene this weekend. One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs is known for powerful, danceable and socially conscious original material, such as “Like the Weather,” “What's the Matter Here?,” “Trouble Me,” “These Are the Days” and “Candy Everybody Wants”.