Saturday, October 13
Country music, horses and cash — now that’s a trifecta! Big party today at Scarborough Downs (U.S. Route 1) for the Festival of Champions, featuring live harness racing and music by Country Rhodes, plus chances to win money and prizes. Post time is 1:30 p.m. Free admission. 883-4331. scarboroughdowns.com. The locals get freaky tonight at Port City Music Hall (504 Congress St., Portland), where Miss Fits, an all-ghoul (read: female) group plays tribute to horror-punk legends The Misfits, with Bra*Moans (the band Borderlines, in lingerie) opening with classics by The Ramones and others at 8 p.m. Tix: 8-$10 (18+). 800-745-3000. portcitymusichall.com. And at Blue (650 Congress St.), the musical collective New Caracas blends South American styles with jazz, rock and grooves at 8 p.m. Donations encouraged (all ages). 774-4111. portcityblue.com.