• CONCERTS

FRIDAY

Rachel Efron and Sarah Blacker, singer/songwriters, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 at door; $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Sick Puppies, rock, with Terrible Things, State Theatre, Portland. $18.50 day of; $16.50 in advance. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Jerry Douglas Band, bluegrass, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $40 day of; $30 in advance. 633-5159. 8 p.m.

Mike Gordon, Phish bassist; 21-plus. Port City Music Hall, Portland. $25 day of; $20 in advance; $45 VIP seated. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

State Radio, alt-rock, with Sidecar Radio, State Theatre, Portland. $23 day of; $21 in advance. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Erica Brown’s Bluegrass Connection, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. Suggested donations: $14; $12 for seniors and students; free for ages 12 and younger. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m.

Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project with Rex Fowler, Tom Dean and others, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $30 at door; $27 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Jerry Douglas, dobro, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $45. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Julia Lane and Kristin Tescher, yuletide Celtic harp, Unitarian Church, Belfast. $10; $5 for children. 542-8564. 7 p.m.

Defeater, rock, with Transit, Half Hearted Hero and With the Punches, Windham Veterans Center. $8-$10. www.nebooking.com. 7 p.m.

Canadian Brass, brass ensemble, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free. www.llbean.com. 5, 6 and 7 p.m.

Spencer Albee and Friends: Beatles Night, local rock band performs “Abbey Road” in its entirety; 21-plus. Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door; $25 VIP seated. www.port
citymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Broadway Noel,” Broadway music and songs of the holiday season with Dennis St. Pierre, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m.

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

Rick Charette and The Bubblegum Band, holiday concert for families, Thornton Academy, Saco. Free. 985-5975. 2 p.m.

Julia Lane and Kristin Tescher, yuletide Celtic harp, St. Michael’s Episcopal Parish, Auburn. $10; $5 for children. 783-6995. 3 p.m.

MONDAY

Bowdoin College Middle Eastern Ensemble, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

Two Old Friends, Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins sing and play songs from Ireland, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Free. www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“The Sound of Christmas” with Empire Brass and guest Elisabeth von Trapp, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $23-$26; $20 for students. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m.

“Songwriters in the Round” with Lisa Redfern and Jesse Terry, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10. www.explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

J. Cole, hip-hop; 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 at door; $40 VIP seated. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Secret Lives of Comedians, Lucid Stage, Portland. $10. 899-3993. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

• BARS/CLUBS

FRIDAY

“Friday Night Jazz” with Dorie Barnes and Jesse Feinberg, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Secret Weekend, techno/house, CD release/dance party; 21-plus. Slainte, Portland. $3. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Grant Street Orchestra, hip-hop/funk, with Beat Horizon, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Kenya Hall, funk/neo-soul, CD-release show; 21-plus. Big Easy, Portland. $7. www.brownpapertickets.com. 9:30 p.m.

Mirror Image, jazz, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

SATURDAY

14 Strings, jazz trio, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Lady Zen, jazz, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Too Late the Hero, melodic hardcore, with The Flight Scheme and others, Big Easy, Portland, $10 day of; $8 in advance. www.brownpapertickets.com. 3 p.m.

Lyle Divinsky, soul/jazz/blues, Big Easy, Portland. $7. www.brownpapertickets.com. 8 to 10 p.m.

Murray’s Rule, soul, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 571-9652. 8 to 11 p.m.

Andrea Delyn, soft rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Arthur Webster, roots/Americana, with Mark Stover and Paul D’Alessio, Tug’s Pub, Southport. www.robinsons-wharf.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Dead Season, metal, with Crazy 8’s, South Paris. $10 at door; $8 in advance. 739-2989. 8 p.m.

“Beat Happenings: Tryptophan Tripping” with DJ Billa and others; 21-plus. Slainte, Portland. $3. 828-0900.8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Craig Mathieson, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 5 p.m.

Doomtree, hip-hop; 18-plus. Space, Portland. $14 day of; $12 in advance. www.space538.org.
9:30 p.m.

Bearkat, folk-rock, with The Can Kickers and Butcher Boy, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 7:30 p.m.

“Rhythmic Cypher,” music, poetry and freestyle open mic hosted by Tina Smith, Slainte, Portland. $3/donation. 828-0900. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Open mic with Alex Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 8 p.m.

JP Blues Band, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

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

The Stowaways, roots/bluegrass, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

Alexis Pastuhov and Cole Rua, acoustic/folk, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

“Low End Philanthropy,” electronic music with multiple DJs, Big Easy, Portland. www.brownpapertickets.com. 8 p.m.

Irish Session, Irish music, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 8 p.m.

Trouble in River City, Slainte, Portland. $3. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Bluegrass Folk Jam, bring your acoustic instrument for an informal evening of sharing songs, The Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach. 449-1126. 7 to 10 p.m.

The Heavy Pets, rock/jam-band, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

Hip-hop open mic; 21-plus. Big Easy, Portland. $2. www.brownpapertickets.com. 9 p.m.

Paper Star Trio, Irish music, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

“Traditional Irish Session,” Irish music, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

David Beam, acoustic, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 8 p.m.