Brownstone Brews & Bites
5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, $48.
Victoria Mansion is celebrating its 18-year partnership with Allagash Brewing with a huge outdoor summer bash. Along with Allagash brews, you’ll enjoy Cellardoor wine and Green Bee soda while hearing tunes from the Pete Kilpatrick Band. Food will be handled by Cheese Louise with sweet treats from Sullivan House Bakery. Your ticket also includes a tour of the historic mansion’s first floor and an Allagash glass.

A garden featured in the 2023 Secret Gardens of the Kennebunks Tour. Photo by Connie Dykstra

Secret Gardens of the Kennebunks Tour
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport locations, $40.
Graves Memorial Public Library invites you to tour six private gardens. You’ll meet at the Kennebunkport Consolidated School at 25 School St., where you’ll be presented with a map. The tour features a range of garden styles and plant types, and you’ll see some of the secret spots behind stone walls, seaside cottages and privacy hedges. All proceeds benefit the library.

Spectators watching a previous year’s Moxie Festival Parade in Lisbon Falls. Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer

Moxie Festival
Friday through Sunday. Lisbon Falls.
Since 1982, the strange soda known as Moxie has been celebrated in Lisbon Falls. This year’s theme is Mad About Moxie, and thousands will gather to chug plenty of Moxie while also hearing live music and hitting the carnival rides. The festival also features a book sale, fishing derby, Moxie whoopie pie eating contest, Moxie Day parade (10 a.m. Saturday) and many food trucks and vendors. Catch a performance by “American Idol” contestant Julia Gagnon at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Photo by Lee Hetherington

Slambovian Circus of Dreams
8 p.m. Saturday. Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, $30 in advance, $35 day of show.
For an unusual, sometimes psychedelic take on the Americana and roots sound, check out Hudson Valley’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams in Arundel this weekend. The band is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its “A Good Thief Tips His Hat” album, and several have followed, including the 2022 release “A Very Unusual Head.” Fronted by Joziah Longo, the band has earned a reputation for thrilling live shows featuring a variety of instruments including accordion, flute and mandolin.

Apres is one of many participating businesses in the East Bayside Block Party on Sunday. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

East Bayside Block Party
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Easy Bayside locations, Portland.
There are about 20 participating locations in the East Bayside Block Party, including Mayo Street Arts, Rising Tide Brewing, Fleet Feet Maine Running, Apres, Zero Station and Running With Scissors. The festivities include art, live music, local brews and food, and copious amounts of good vibes exuding from one of Portland’s most happening neighborhoods. In the event of rain, the party is July 20.

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