Maine To-Do List: 4.16.10

When the weather starts to warm up in Maine, so does the calendar. Suddenly, there are so many things to do, you don't know where to begin. We have a few ideas. So get off your winter-white ass and have fun!

Eat ME
OK, this isn't exactly a Maine thing, but we can't get enough of the gourmet food aisles at Ocean State Job Lot. We went to the Bangor location last weekend, spent $50, and filled our pantry with upscale chips (think Kettle and Garden of Eatin' for under $2), party-worthy crackers, high-end olive oil, real vanilla extract and more — all for a fraction of grocery store prices. And they have a wonderful — and far less expensive — selection of gluten-free products.
When: Whenever
Where: Bangor, Belfast, Oxford and Sanford

Drink ME
Talk about April showers. We'll be hosting a bridal shower for one of our best friends this weekend, and one thing that will surely be on the menu are our old standby, pomegranate mimosas. Our recipe? Two parts prosecco and one part pomegranate juice (we like Odwalla), served in a sugar-rimmed glass. Cheers!
When: Anytime
Where: Your kitchen
Web: n/a
Dress ME
Yesterday, we posted about how "Project Runway" is looking for designers from Maine (see details here). Well, they won't need to look too far if they just head to the WMPG Fashion Benefit at Space Gallery. The event, a fundraiser for USM's community radio station, will feature jewelry, accessories and apparel by more than 20 local designers.
When: doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday; show starts at 9
Where: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

Inch ME
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is one of our favorite movies of all time. To see it on stage seems sublime (and, truth be told, a bit weird. In a good way). Thanks to Penobscot Theatre Company, we can. With New York actor Scott Slone in the lead, and local musicians providing backup as the Angry Inch, it should be rockin'. So should the theater's beer-and-brats fundraiser on Saturday night, affectionately called "6 Angry Inches and a Pint." Try and tear them down.
When: Through May 2
Where: Bangor Opera House

Bead ME
Like making jewelry? You'll love Beads and Baubles Downeast, the small-but-wonderful bead show held each year in Ellsworth. The event will feature 20 vendors, including lampwork bead artisans such as Sihaya Hopkins of Blossom Studio (whose work is pictured above)
When: noon-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Maine Grind, 192 Main St., Ellsworth


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