Vena's Classes and Events

Learn the Art of Fizzology & Bitters

Our classes and events will inspire creativity and introduce any novice or expert to new and different ways to craft liquid libations that are fizzilicious. We love calling those dabbling in the art of mixology "Liquid Alchemists," because in truth, we are creating an amalgam of flavors to entice our discerning taste-buds to wake up and rejoice. If you are interested in learning more about mixing, muddling, and shaking up your liquids, the details and benefits of bitters, and this world of mixology - our classes will surely help you on your way.

Come celebrate with us!

Vena's is turning 5 and we're throwing a party!


Friday, July 6th

2 - 4 p.m. -Bitters Tasting - Join Vena's co-owner, Steve Corman and Coastal Roots Bitters owner, Nolan Stewart and explore the medicinal use of bitters in the 1800s, and learn how bitters are used to create complexity and flavor in craft fizz soda, mocktails, and cocktails. This event is free and all bitters are 15% off.

5 - 8 p.m. - First Friday Art Walk - Come see the cocktail-tiki-influenced art work of Portland-based artist Steve Zittel ( He will also be unveiling a rendering of Vena's co-owner Steve Corman as "The Bitterest Man in the World."


Saturday, July 7th

11 - 1 p.m. - Muddle, stir, shake! Kid's outside soda bar. Make your own all-natural, healthy fizz! ($7 per fizz)

2 - 5 p.m. - Meet Vena! Come have your photo taken with the business namesake. Vena was the great grandmother of co-owner Johanna Corman and she's "back" from the 1920s handing out some sage advice. $2 off all cocktails and mocktails!

6 - 8 p.m. - Ylli Brekofca, The Roaming Accordion Player, will be performing.


Sunday, July 8th

2 - 3 p.m. - Tight White Pants Dance Party (rain or shine)

This isn't just any dance party. Get your tight, white pants on and meet us on Silver Street in Portland (right next to Vena's). The street will be closed from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday where we will dance to DJ Good Maine, Will Ferrell-style. See what we mean here:


White pants are required to participate and there will be prizes for the Tightest and the Whitest and other categories!
$5 registration fee and 100% of proceeds will go to the Preble Resource Center .

You can purchase your tickets at EventBrite

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