What To Do in Maine This Weekend: 5.4.10

Editor's note: Because The Maven is VERY pregnant, we'll be posting a little less frequently over the next couple of weeks in order to prepare for the little guy's arrival. Don't worry — Maine Maven isn't going away. Just nesting.

Welcome to the weekend — and why is it that short work weeks always feel the longest? To add insult to injury, the weather report looks questionable at best (at least, in our neck of the woods). But don't let a little rain spoil the fun. Here are a few inspiring ideas to celebrate two days of relaxation.

Eat ME
Everybody loves a good lobster roll, but for us, hot dog stands are a sure sign of summer. We're partial to Wasses in Rockland and Belfast, both of which are open year-round, and we always order a dog with sauerkraut, mustard and celery salt. What's your favorite Maine dog house?
Where: Renys Plaza, Belfast; Route 1, Rockland
When: Whenever
Web: n/a
Drink ME
This no wine thing is getting a little old, but the Teeny Bellini from Fiddlehead in Bangor makes things almost seem normal for The Maven. Made with peach puree and something sparkling that isn't champagne, it's the most elegant thing we've seen in the last nine months. We're guessing you can order a boozy one, too, if you're so inclined.
Where: Fiddlehead Restaurant, Hammond Street, Bangor
When: Every day except Monday
Web: http://thefiddleheadrestaurant.com
Rock out with ME
Looking for something to do in the Queen City this weekend? Head over to the West Market Festival, a celebration of music, fashion and more. We're particularly excited about headliners The Rustic Overtones and fashion shows by our favorite local shops and designers, including Sophronia Design and FX Dressed.
Where: West Market Square, Bangor
When: noon-8 p.m. Saturday
Web: http://www.bangpopmaine.com/

Look at ME
We're in love with Mikael Kennedy's photography — soaked in golden light, hazy and, in a way, nostalgic — no surprise that his images have been compared to the Hudson River School painters. He reminds us of early George Daniell. That being said, this young artist's work, especially his Polaroids, is some of the freshest and most modern we've seen. Check it out for yourself when "Saltwater River Guard" opens tonight at Gallery 37-A in Portland.
Where: 37-A Wharf St., Portland
When: Opening: 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 4; Regular hours: noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday
Web: www.thirtysevena.com


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