Events:

  • Naticks

    Acoustic music.

    September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • McGinty Lecture: Robert Dallek

    The author of more than 20 books, he is a leading academic historian of US presidents.

    October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Dan Soder

    A comedian who’s best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit Showtime series “Billions.”

    October 1 @ 7:30 pm - October 3 @ 10:30 pm
  • Food Trucks at Flames of Hope

    A food truck event to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

    October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cousins Maine Lobster at the Guild

    Lobster rolls, quesadillas and tacos paired — at a distance — with local brews.

    October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lang’s Bowlarama Celebrates 60 Years Bowling Bash

    Themed party, live music from Steve Smith & The Nakeds on the Lanes.

    October 3 @ 10:00 pm - October 4 @ 12:00 am
  • Caribbean American Heritage Festival

    Recognizing the historic and cultural contributions from the Caribbean with music, food and cultural events. Postponed from June.

    October 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • October Road

    Country rock, perfectly timed.

    October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Parsonsfield

    A band of high-energy musical misfits too rock for folk, too folk for punk, too punk for bluegrass.

    October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 4th Annual Santa’s Workshop Shopping Event

    Fall/Christmas crafts and items.

    October 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    October 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Polaris

    The band that did the theme song for The Adventures of Pete and Pete on Nickelodeon.

    October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Crash Test Dummies

    Speaking of peak ‘90s rock.

    October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June of 44/ War Bubble

    Often referred to as the punk rock pirates of the math rock world.

    October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Arts & Eats at Sons of Liberty

    Pretty much exactly what it says on the box.

    October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Old Time Lounge

    Monthly interactive jam session around old time music.

    October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 15, 2020

  • Outcry

    Last live patio show of the season, with acoustic covers of classic rock.

    October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Nate Bargatze

    Comedian and actor.

    October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jake Bissaro

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Spring Growth: New albums and local shows kick the season off right

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Anthony Savino Does a Good Job: The artist discusses his evolution and facing the abyss

What better way to kick off the new year than discussing Anthony Savino’s thoughtful, ambitious release Good Job, which tackles weighty topics like wealth, work and love — ideas that might have made an appearance in your resolutions for 2020. For a decade, Savino fronted the New Bedford-based punk band Half Hearted Hero, which now […]

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