January Ditch The Couch!

5 upcoming events worth checking out

Sledding & Skating at Thompson’s Point
10 Thompson’s Point, Portland
www.therinkatthomponspoint.com
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
www.sugarloafcharitysummit.org
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
https://www.facebook.com/events/332960337090449/
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
www.portix.com
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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