The Portland Museum of Art. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Third Thursday
5-8 p.m. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, free.
For a fresh twist on the traditional happy hour, head to the Portland Museum of Art for Third Thursday. The three-hour event features food from Fred’s Fried Dough and Mr. Tuna, beverages from the Black Tie company, family-friendly activities and the opportunity to hit the PMA shop for locally beaded jewelry from Loxley Designs. All the while, you’ll hear sweet tunes from DJ Double Dessert.

Dancer Daniel Nguyen at a previous The Exchange X8 hip hop jam. Photo by Jake Doolittle

The Exchange X8 
12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday. South Portland Community Center, 21 Nielson St., $5 to watch, $10 to participate.
Hip-hop hooray! It’s time for Maine’s hip-hop jam, and it all goes down in the South Portland Community Center. The Exchange X8, presented by Portland Youth Dance, will put local, street and studio hip-hop dancers all under the same roof for an explosive afternoon of dancing powered by epic DJs. The choreography exhibition features hip-hop crews of both kids and adults performing, and you’ll see graffiti art on display. Bust a move!

Ashley Flowers, center, leads the goat yoga class at Smiling Hill Farm. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Goat Yoga
12:30 p.m. Saturday. Smiling Hill Farm, 781 County Road, Westbrook, $22.
March is a brutal month in Maine, but here’s a guaranteed way to put a smile on your face while getting in some restorative stretches. Local instructor Ashley Flowers leads goat yoga sessions at Smiling Hill Farm, and you’re highly encouraged to snuggle with mama goats and their babies in a large, outdoor pen (or an open-air structure in case of bad weather). The animals are also game for selfies, and the classes are beginner level, so all are welcome. If you can’t make it Saturday, there will be many more chances, as the classes happen year-round.


Celebrate the day after St. Patrick’s Day at the Thompson’s Pint event in Portland.  Digital Storm/

Thompson’s Pint
Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Brick South at Thompson’s Point, 15 Resurgam Place,  free.
Hold onto your St. Patrick’s Day glow for an extra day by heading to Thompson’s Pint at Thompson’s Point. Brick South will be transformed into a beer hall that’s flowing with local craft brews, some of which will be green. There will also be games, live music and food trucks, so get a gang together and plan on spending the heart of the day feeling mighty Irish.

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