Things To Do This Weekend, March 30-April 1: Mustache or no, there’s fun for you.

1. Crossing my fingers that the dusting of snow we got Thursday night is the last of it. Whether it is or not, start your Queen City weekend off on Friday night, when soulful Portland electro-rockers The Other Bones team up with Pittsburgh, PA’s Action Camp, for an indie show starting at 7 p.m. at The Rock and Art Shop on Central Street. Travis Cyr and the Strings of Calamity makes their debut at Nocturnem Drafthaus Friday, starting at 8 p.m., at Ipanema there’s Live Wire, and at Zen, you can catch the sweet, soulful sounds of Juicebox, all night long. On Saturday, KahBang Arts’ Masquerade Ball starts at 7 p.m. at Zen (dress fancy, and the $16 admission benefits the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra), followed by a special show by The Blast Addicts. At Paddy Murphy’s, When Particles Collide play a hometown show, and at Ipanema, River Bottom Funk will funk your faces off.

2. In Portland, well, let’s all hail the arrival of the king of the early 90s rapper: Snoop Dogg is at the State Theatre Friday night. His 8 p.m. show is sold out, but there are still tickets for the 11 p.m. show they added after said 8 p.m. show sold out. Elsewhere, The Oak and the Ax in Biddeford hosts a most excellent night of unique indie rock, featuring singer-songwriter Tim Fite and Portland’s own masked electro man, A Severe Joy. Geno’s hosts the premiere of the movie “Rock Circus” with the bands Johnny Cremains, Dementia5 and Sunrunner. At The Big Easy in Portland, singer-songwriter Megan Jo Wilson joins Anna and the Diggs and Mosart212; at Empire Dine & Dance the Belfast Free Range Fest album Johnny Corndawg plays with Shovels and Rope and Robert Ellis; and at Port City Music Hall, there’s The English Beat on Sunday.

3. It’s a hot weekend for theater in Maine — Penobscot Theatre’s world premiere production of “INK” opens on Friday and runs all weekend, while at the University of Maine  the student production of “Equus” is set for Hauck Auditorium. “The Effects of Gamma Days on Man In the Moon Marigolds” is in its third and final weekend at the Mad Horse Theatre Company in Portland, and Lorem Ipsum’s experimental production of Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts” continues at the Space Gallery. And, in Blue Hill, the New Surry Theatre opens its spring show, “Man of La Mancha,” (pictured above) at the Blue Hill Town Hall. Oh, and in Belfast there’s another installment of the New Vaudeville Revue, at the American Legion Hall Saturday night. What a bunch of options you have!

4.  I’d like to apologize for screwing up the date of the release of “The Hunger Games” not once but twice. But now everyone and their mother knows that it’s out, and if you haven’t seen it yet, well, it’s in theaters, obviously. But you can also see River City Cinema’s screening of “Tomboy” at the Union Street Brick Church at 7:30 on Friday night, and at Railroad Square Cinemas three movies, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” (starring my boyfriend Ewan McGregor), “Friends With Kids” (starring my other boyfriend Jon Hamm) and “In Darkness,” open for the week. For your mainstream movies, “Mirror Mirror,” the totally bizarre looking Snow White redux starring Julia Roberts, opens, along with “Wrath of the Titan 2 in 3D.”

5. Do you have a mustache? If not, do you have a fake mustache? Either way, there are two excellent stache-centric events this weekend in Maine. The first is in Portland, with Friday night’s Stache Pag at Port City Music Hall, a facial hair celebration to benefit Northeast Historic Film, MENSK and MyStacheFIghtsCancer. Then on Saturday night at Amalfi on the Water in Rockland, it’s Hot Pink Flannel’s Stache Bash — and with a $10 admission, you help benefit Youthlinks, and get into another party — and 80s bash — at Yvette Torres Fine Arts in Rockland. The fun starts at 7 p.m. at Yvette Torres and then moves onto Amalfi. Staches, unite! For some excellent causes!

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.