• CONCERTS

TODAY

School Music Program Concert, student performance, Deering High School, Portland. Free. www.portlandschools.org. 7 p.m.

School Music Program Concert, student performance, Lyman Moore Middle School, Portland. Free. www.portlandschools.org. 6 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $9 at door; $5 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Noonday Concert: Choral Arts Society sing-along, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

Dave Rowe Trio with Denny Breau, nautical songs, bluegrass, Appalachian tunes and more, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15.

948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

“A Celtic Christmas” with AIRE and Castlebay, Lucid Stage, Portland. $18-$22. www.airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 

FRIDAY

Stone Mountain Live: Christmas bluegrass show with The Gibson Brothers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $79 dinner and show; $49 show only. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Don Campbell, country Christmas show, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $17 at door; $15 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Nate Wilson Group, hard rock, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. $8. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m.

James Montgomery Band, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $28 at door; $25 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

The English Beat, New Wave; 21-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 at door; $35 VIP seated. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Butcher Boy, Hannah Mencher and Aaron Lee, pop, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free. www.localsproutscooperative.co. 8 p.m.

The Mutineers, local acoustic trio’s holiday concert with guest D. Gross, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $8 day of show; $5 in advance. www.explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

Northfield, Christmas concert, Union Church, Belgrade Lakes. Free/donation. 495-3599. 7 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen, holiday concert, First Parish Congregational Church, Saco. 283-3771. 7:30 p.m.

Blues Music Nights with The Eric Green Party benefitting Christmas Family Matters, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. $5. 8:30 p.m.

Badfish, Sublime tribute band, State Theatre, Portland. $20 day of show; $18 in advance. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Yarn, Americana/alt-country, with the Mutineers, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. $8. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m.

Improvox, vocal ensemble; benefits Avian Haven, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Northfield, Christmas concert, University of Maine (Nordica Auditorium), Farmington. Free/donation. www.artsinstitute.org. 7:30 p.m.

Darol Anger’s Yulegrass, with the Republic of Strings, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $30 at door; $25 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

“Maine Mountain Christmas” with The Dave Rowe Trio, First Universalist Church, Auburn. $15. (866) 655-7171. 7 p.m.

Kevin Kiley’s Christmas Show and community sing-along, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Free. 633-5159. 7 p.m.

“The Music of Christmas” with organist Jay Zoller, South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta. Free/donation. 622-0552. 7 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Holiday Concert with Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen, Old York Historical Society (Remick Barn), York. $15; $8 students. www.seacoastguitar.org. 3 and 6 p.m.

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

“A Rockapella Holiday,” a cappella ensemble’s holiday concert, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $30 to $35; free for children under 9. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 4 p.m.

Bangor Band, community holiday concert, Bangor Civic Center. www.basspark.com. 6 p.m.

Northfield, Christmas concert, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. $10. 864-3381. 4 p.m. 

MONDAY

Kotzschmar Concerts: “Christmas with Cornils,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $15 to $20. www.foko.org. 7:30 p.m.

School Music Program Concert, student performance, King Middle School, Portland. Free. www.portlandschools.org. 6 p.m.

“Christmas with Aaron Neville,” soul/R&B, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $110. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. 

• COMEDY

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

Secret Lives of Comedians, monthly comedy/music show, Lucid Stage, Portland. $10. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

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

Brian Patricks, light rock, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Britta Pejic, rock/pop, CD-release show, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

The Watermen, country/flamenco/rock, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, Grateful Dead cover band; 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

Rum Riot, traditional Irish music, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. www.rira.com. 9 p.m.

DJ Todd the Rocket, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m. 

FRIDAY

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

Happy Hour with Meaghan Yates, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. With The Reverie Machine, folk/rock, 5 p.m.

Friday Night Jazz with Bill Byrne and Kenny Gaspar, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to

9:30 p.m.

Adam Ezra Group and This Way, indie rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Seth Faergolzia, with Good Kids Sprouting Horns, folk/pop/indie, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

DJ Verbatum, Pearl Lounge, Portland. 210-6555. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Andrea Delan, soft rock, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

S. Carey with White Hinterland and The Milkman’s Union, rock/pop; 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. www.space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

“WCYY’s Home for the Holidaze,” holiday rock show with Holy Boys Danger Club, Amy Allen with Jerks of Grass, The Lucid, Twisted Roots, Marion Grace, The Townies and more. Asylum, Portland. $5/donation. 772-8274; portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m.

Danielle Miraglia, country/folk/blues, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Evan King Group, jazz/fusion, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Singer Songwriter Series with Ben Burgess, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Stationeightyfive, political folk/rock, with Superfrog, Big Easy, Portland. $6. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Now Is Now, classic and original rock, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. www.rira.com. 10 p.m.

Thee Icepicks with The Heebie Jeebies, surf rock, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Red Curtain Music Series, in-the-round showcase of singer/songwriters, Blue, Portland. $10/donation. redcurtainmusicseries.com. Abi Tapia, Christian Cuff, Julia Easterlin and Chuck E. Costa, 8 p.m.

Justin Walton, light rock, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 8:30 p.m.

Giraffe Attack, rock, and This Way, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Cosmic Zombies, prog-rock, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m.

Heavy Pressure Night, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Hattie Simon, jazz; all ages; Azure Caf?Freeport. Free with meal. www.azurecafe.com. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sly Chi, soul/jazz/blues, Big Easy, Portland. $7. bigeasyportland.com. 8 to 10 p.m.

“Kill the Karoake: Holiday Edition,” holiday karaoke backed by live band, Asylum, Portland. $5/donation. 772-8274; portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Sparks the Rescue, rock, with Skyler; all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $10-$12. www.portlandempire.com. 5 p.m.

Elvis Tribute Christmas Show, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. $10. venuemusicbar.com. 7 p.m.

Poor Howard, blues, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

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

Herbcraft, fusion/jam band, with Sacred Harp, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. 

MONDAY

Open mic with Alec Wall, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

Seanachie Nights, stories and music with Solstice Revels, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. www.lynnecullen.com. 7 to 9 p.m.

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

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

TUESDAY

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

Sarah Wallis, singer/songwriter, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

PV, spoken word, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

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.

In the Audience, indie pop, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5, $7. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

“Holiday Bizzare” with Mark Tipton, jazz, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

“Kill the Karaoke,” karaoke backed by live band, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.