• CONCERTS

TODAY

Donna the Buffalo, folk/zydeco/rock, with Caravan of Thieves; 21-plus. Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $20. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. (doors).

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5-$9. 8 p.m.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Scottish fiddle and cello, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m.

John Hiatt, folk/rock, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $60. 594-0070. 7:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series with the Billy Libby Band, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

Dave Rowe Trio, folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity. $10. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Ocean Sol Jazz, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m.

Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. $25. 725-3375. 7:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Bob Schneider, America/folk/rock; 21-plus. Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 in advance; $17 day of show; $25 VIP seated. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

South China, Selbyville, Jakob Battick and Friends, experimental/indie, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8:30 p.m.

Castlebay, Celtic music duo celebrates the autumnal equinox, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $10; $8 for children. 780-4249. 7 p.m.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation, funk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project, with Rex Fowler, Tom Dean and others. Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor. $25. www.gracietheatre.com. 7 p.m.

Charlie Musselwhite, blues, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. $25. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m.

Ahmad Hassan Muhammad Trio, jazz, Portland Conservatory of Music. $15; $12 for students and seniors. www.portlandconservatory.net. 7:30 p.m.

Attila Vural, Swiss guitarist, North Star Music Cafe, Portland. 699-2994. 9 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project, with Rex Fowler, Tom Dean and others. Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $24 at door; $22 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble with belly dancers, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

September Showcase with Dana Gross, Dan Blakeslee and In Flight Safety, folk/blues/rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10. 761-1757. 7:30 p.m.

Smokin’ Joe Kubek, blues, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. $15. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m.

Autumn Pie and Arts, enjoy pie and musical performances. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. $5. www.norlands.org. 1 to 4 p.m.

Chad & Jeremy, ’60s pop, Fryeburg Academy. $15-$25. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project, with Rex Fowler, Tom Dean and others. Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $28. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Paul Sullivan, piano, South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta. Donation. www.southparish.net. 3 p.m.

Musical Jammmm, open mic; bring your own instruments. Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. 2 to 4 p.m.

Attila Vural, Swiss guitarist, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity. $10. 948-7469. 7 p.m.

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, folk, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $37. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 3 p.m.

Jazz Breakfast with The Al Derben Trio, Portland Museum of Art. Breakfast items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission: $4-$10, free for children under age 6. 775-6148. 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Gordon Bok, folk, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $25. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Luna Madidus, jazz quintet, North Star Music Cafe, Portland. Donation. 699-2994. 1 p.m. 

MONDAY

John Hiatt, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Sold out. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Mary Flower, ragtime/blues/folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10. 761-1757. 7 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Mastodon, prog-metal; 21-plus. Port City Music Hall, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show; $40 VIP seated. www.portcitymusichall.com.

7:30 p.m.

Noonday Concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. 786-6135. 12:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, folk, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $35-$75. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. 

• COMEDY

Open-mic comedy hosted by comedian Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. Free. 828-0900. 8 p.m. today.

Jim Lauletta, Boston comedian/actor, Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50-$15. 774-5554. 8:30 p.m. today to Saturday. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Luna Madidus, jazz ensemble, Blue, Portland. $3 to $5/donation. 774-4111. 7:30 p.m.

Dana Gross, folk/rock, Blue, Portland. $3 to $5/donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Jazzy Chas, jazz, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m.

Craig Mathieson, acoustic rock, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 7 p.m.

Linda Draper and Arborea, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase and Open Mic, various genres, North Star Music Cafe, Portland. 699-2994. 7 to 8 p.m. open mic; showcase 8 to 10:30 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, Grateful Dead covers; 21-plus. Big Easy, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Alison Violette, light rock, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

Rick Watson, folk and oldies, Cliff House Resort and Spa, Ogunquit. www.cliffhousemaine.com. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Friday Night Jazz with The Byrne Gas Duo, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Happy Hour with Meaghan Yates, Slainte, Portland. 5 p.m.

Home: Chris Gauthier, Marcus Caine and Ryan Tapia, monthly DJ series; 21-plus. Slainte, Portland. 7:30 p.m.

Dirigo, folk, Big Easy, Portland. $7. www.bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

The Sea Captains, rock/grunge/punk; 21-plus. Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Merrily James, funk, Blue, Portland. $3 to $5/donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, roots/country, Blue, Portland. $3 to $5/donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Chronic Funk, funk, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

’80s Dance Party, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. www.bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Dave Packard, jazz, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m.

Dead Season, hard rock, Trade Winds Motor Inn, Rockland. www.deadseasonmusic.com. 8 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, acoustic, Tugboat Inn, Boothbay Harbor. www.tugboatinn.com. 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Moldy, Heavy Pressure presents, rock, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Red Curtain Music Series with Sara Hallie Richardson, Ryan McCalmon, Carsie Blanton and Chris O’Brien. North Star Music Cafe, Portland. $10; $5 for students with school I.D. 699-2994. 8 p.m.

Lady Zen and Friends, soul/jazz/blues, Big Easy, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. 8 to 10 p.m.

The Boneheads, rock; 21-plus. Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Kyle Hardy Afro-Cuban Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. $3 to $5/donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Late Night Dynamite, live ’80s video dance party, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. www.bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Amigos, Latin, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon to 3 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Reggae, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 2 to 5 p.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, music, poetry and freestyle open-mic hosted by Tina Smith. Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 7 p.m.

Kevin & Ronda, folk, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 2 p.m.

Luna Madidus: Music Through a Jazz Eye View, North Star Music Cafe, Portland. 699-2994. 1 p.m.

The Sophomore Beat, Love Via Dance Machine, Stop Is the New Go and more; rock, all ages. Big Easy, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

The Couch with Dominic Lavoie, singer/songwriter open mic, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Mitch Alden, rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon to 4 p.m. 

MONDAY

Jeff Aumuller, blues, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 7 p.m.

Line of Force, soul, Big Easy, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. 6 p.m.

The Stowaways, acoustic, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

Joe Farren, pop, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 5 to 8 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Open mic, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Irish Session, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Yellow Roman Candles, folk rock/indie, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Low End Philanthropy, Electronic Tuesday with various DJs, Big Easy, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Arthur Webster, acoustic, Newagen Seaside Inn, Newagen. 7 to 9 p.m.

David Beam and Friends, blues, roots and covers, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 7:30 p.m.

Open mic, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

Killa Ceili Band, Irish music, Blue, Portland. $3 to $5/donation. 774-4111. 7:30 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey Band, country/soul/rock, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 8 p.m.