Saturday, March 21
At the Bearded Brew Fest, over two dozen local and regional breweries pour beers they’ve concocted that are, in some fashion, inspired by facial hair, as well as other selections from their stock. There’ll be two tasting sessions at USM’s Sullivan Complex (66 Falmouth St., Portland), at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and the CANAM Beard and Mustache Competition takes place during the first, at 2:30 p.m. Tix: $27.50-$30 per session (additional fee for CANAM competitors). If, by some miracle, you’re still standing after this event, stumble (or cab) up to the State Theatre (142 High St.) for State of the State 3, a showcase of local rock talent that includes performances by Spencer Albee, 6Gig, When Particles Collide, Tall Horse and others, at 7 p.m. Tix: $20 (all ages). 800-745-3000. statetheatreportland.com.