Things to Do: Outdoor classic comedy film, disc golf and a Brunswick shopping spree

Bundle up for an outdoor screening of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” at Thompson’s Point. Skorzewiak/Shutterstock.com 

‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’
5:30 p.m. Thursday. Thompson’s Point, 10 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, $70 for up to six people, includes fire pit. thompsonspoint.com.
Time for a flashback to 1987 with Steve Martin and the late John Candy. Here’s a fun opportunity to bundle up and yuck it up with up to six members of your isolation pod at your personal fire pit while you watch the classic holiday comedy “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.” Directed by iconic filmmaker John Hughes, the movie will crack you up as Martin’s character desperately tries to make it home in time for turkey by catching a ride with Candy’s Del Griffith shower ring salesman. The film also has some truly tender moments and uses the Ray Charles song “Mess Around” sublimely. You can hit the full bar and purchase light concessions on site. Masks are required when not seated.

Safely shop ’til you drop in Brunswick on Saturday. Danielala/Shutterstock.com

Early Bird Sale
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. Downtown Brunswick businesses. brunswickdowntown.org.
Sometimes a little retail therapy can go a long way: You’ll feel great supporting local businesses, you can start pecking away at your holiday shopping list, it’ll get you out of the house for a few hours, and heck, you might even find something for yourself. Mask up and head to downtown Brunswick for their annual Early Bird Sale. Most businesses throw their doors open at 8 a.m., and they’ll all be adhering to COVID protocols. Participating spots include The Mix, Wildflours Bakery, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Cool As A Moose, Hatch on Maine, Fleet Maine Running Company, Twice Told Tales, Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections and more, and they’re all offering special deals and discounts.

“The Wizards of Oakwood Drive” is a viewer participation theatrical experience for kids. Photo by Sarah Glendenning

‘The Wizards of Oakwood Drive’
11:30 a.m., 1, 3:30, 4 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Via Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, $35 (eight devices per show). kitetails.org.
Here’s a wonderful opportunity for your kid to have a whole lot of fun in their own home, with your behind-the-scenes help. Written and directed by Tom Salmon, “The Wizards of Oakwood Drive” is an virtual, immersive performance geared toward young audiences. It happens on Zoom and will have you and your kid believing in magic. Parents will be sent a list of items and instructions on where to put them around the house, and the show involves battling wizards that will lead your kids on a treasure hunt. Eight kids at a time can participate, and all you need is a wifi connection, a couple of household items and a sense of wonder. You – and your kid – have got this!

Disc golf takes some skill but is a whole lot of fun. Toni_M/Shutterstock.com

Disc golf
8 a.m. to sunset daily. Bittersweet Ridge Disc Golf, 383 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, $8 unlimited play, includes disc rental.

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