January Ditch The Couch!

5 upcoming events worth checking out

Sledding & Skating at Thompson’s Point
10 Thompson’s Point, Portland
events-thompsons-point-rinkWinter blues? Thompson’s Point is the place to fix that. The outdoor rink is refrigerated (just in case), covered and Zamboni’ed to glassy perfection. Plus, there’s a new two-story tubing ramp! Or you can buy hot chocolate, snacks or a beer and hang in the cozy warming hut and watch the sunset. It’s right off I-295. For hours and rates, check our website.

Sugarloaf Charity Ball
January 28, 6–9:30 p.m.
King Pine Room, Sugarloaf
Looking for some nightlife after a day on the slopes in Carrabassett Valley? The Sugarloaf Charity Ball is a feel-good gala that raises money to support the Maine Cancer Foundation as well as the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center in Farmington. Tickets are $100 per person.

Human Rights March on Augusta
January 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
State House, 193 State St., Augusta
events-mainestatehouse1Feeling left behind by the Women’s March on Washington? Then march on Augusta! Join the movement Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in support of women’s rights, immigrants, people of color, all religious groups and the environment. The march is organized by a Facebook group called Maine: Stand Up! Be heard!

Junior League Fire & Ice Fête
February 10, 7–10 p.m.
The Cellardoor at The Point on Thompson’s Point, Portland
The Junior League of Portland trains an army of community volunteers and leaders—who also know how to throw a party. The Fire & Ice Fête is the league’s biggest and most fashion-forward event of the year, and it’s an opportunity for nonmembers to connect with ladies who know how to get stuff done. Tickets are available on Eventbrite; $65 for general admission.

Broadway National Tour of ‘Once’
February 8 & 9
Merrill Auditorium, Portland
events-onceIf you haven’t made it to Broadway to see “Once,” Portland Ovations is bringing it to Maine—twice! This Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Tickets are $52–77 through porttix.com.

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