• HOT TICKET

Imagine … a project to honor a Beatle

THE JOHN LENNON SONG PROJECT is a seven-piece group created by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Maine-based Devonsquare. The group will be playing Lennon’s music at a CD-release party Saturday night.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $27 in advance; $30 at the door

INFO: 761-1757; www.onelongfellowsquare.com

• CHEAP THRILL

The Heavy Pets  descend on Empire

UP-AND-COMING rock/R&B band The Heavy Pets have had success getting their music on satellite radio — perhaps the wave of the future? The Project will open for them at a very affordable show at Empire Dine & Dance.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: www.portlandempire.com