The Maine Weekender, 11/18—11/20

Photo: George Milton

The first snow of the season has fallen in Maine, and if there’s one thing we’re excited for, it’s breaking out the winter candles. What better way to cozy up than with the fresh scent of pine trees or Maine maple wafting in the air? For something local, try Near and Native’s warm, woodsy fragrances, or pray for more snow with Sea Wicks “Hit the Slopes” ski-inspired soy candle. Here’s our roundup for this weekend in Maine:

Something to See

The Territory, a brand-new documentary from director Alex Pritz, producer Darren Aronofsky, and the team at National Geographic, makes its debut at Center Theatre this weekend. The film, which was partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people in the Brazilian Amazon, offers a glimpse into the high-stakes struggle between the Indigenous people and farmers who are illegally deforesting protected land. Get a sneak peek before the documentary begins streaming on Disney+ next month!

When: 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: 20 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft

Somewhere to Go

Make your way to Onggi in Portland on Saturday for a Meet and Greet with Eric KimNew York Times food writer and the author of the brand-new cookbook Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home. While the Onggi team serves snacks and drinks inspired by the author’s Korean heritage and Atlanta upbringing, Kim will be available to answer questions, say hello, and sign copies. Grab yours for exciting takes on traditional recipes like gochujang chocolate lava cakes, cheeseburger kimbap, and caramelized-kimchi baked potatoes.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: 131 Washington Avenue, Portland

Something to Drink

Celebrate Kennebunkport Hotel Week with an Earth at Hidden Pond Mixology Class! Learn how to prepare classic cocktails with infused liquors, farm fresh ingredients, and a variety of vinegary shrubs. Tickets are $75 per person and include four cocktail tastings. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, consider one of the other Kennebunkport Hotel Week activities, like a hands-on Gnocchi Making Class at The Burleigh or a Cheese & Wine Pairing Workshop at Earth at Hidden Pond.

When: 2 p.m. Friday
Where: 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport

Something to Read

Trying to round out your 2022 reading list or get a headstart on your 2023 book stash? Look no further than the Auburn Public Library Used Bookstore’s Buck-a-Bag Clearance Book Sale on Saturday. It’s BYOB (bring your own bag) and the options are endless—choose from classic fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books that have been donated to the library (some ex-library books will be available, too). Fill your bag to the brim and pay just $1 for your haul!

When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Auburn Public Library, Auburn

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