• CONCERTS

TODAY

Bagpipe Music, Miss Portland Diner, Portland. Cost of dinner. 210-6673. During lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.

Cherish the Ladies, Irish music ensemble, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $65. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Party/Music Cruise, Irish music by Don Campbell & The Restless Campbells aboard Casco Bay Lines Bay Mist; ages 21 and older; Casco Bay Lines, Portland. $15, $18. 774-7871. 6 to 9 p.m.

Open Stage, acoustic version of open mic, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsproutscooperative.com. 8 p.m.

Afro Semitic Experience, jazz ensemble, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta. Free. (877) 862-1234. Noon. 

FRIDAY

Carolyn Currie, folk, L/A Arts, Lewiston. $12 at door; $10 in advance. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m.

Carolina Chocolate Drops, string band, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $25 at door; $20 in advance. 594-0070. 8 p.m.

David Francey, folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $10. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Country and Bluegrass Show with Dark Hollow Bottling Co., The Potato Pickers and The Grassholes, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. mayostreetarts.com. 8 p.m.

Aaron David Miller, organist, St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland. $12, $15. 772-5434. 7:30 p.m.

Lunasa, Irish acoustic quintet, Camden Opera House. $20, $23. 470-7066. 7:30 p.m.

Tin Tree Factory and Denise Dill, Seattle-based acoustic folk/punk band with Lewiston-based folk singer, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsproutscooperative.com. 7:30 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Concert, traditional Irish and classical music on violin and piano, First Baptist Church, North Berwick. Donation. 676-2663. 7 p.m.

Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, psychedelic Americana, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. 646-4777. 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Carolina Chocolate Drops, string band, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Soulive, R&B/rock, with Karl Denson and The Nigel Hall Band, State Theatre, Portland. $25 day of show; $20 in advance. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Anni Clark, folk, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m.

Dave Gutter, lead singer of Rustic Overtones, rock, Johnson Hall, Gardiner. $15; $6 for students. 582-3100. 7:30 p.m.

Dance Party with cover band Wavelength, Sianos Brick Oven Restaurant, Freeport. $5. 865-9665. 9 p.m. to midnight.

Elvis Tribute with Dana Z and his five-piece band, Nasson Community Center, Springvale. $15. 324-5657. 7 p.m.

Hattie Simon, 14-year-old jazz singer and pianist, Azure Cafe, Freeport. Free with meal. 865-1237. Noon to 3 p.m.

Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, vocal group, Congregational Church of Cumberland. $10/donation. www.mainegaymenschorus.com. 7 p.m.

Jennifer Comeau Band, folk, with Wiley Beveridge, John Comeau, Michael McNerney and Neal Zweig; Saco Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco. $10/donation. 282-0062. 7 p.m.

“The Natives are Restless,” local bands spanning various genres, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $15 at door; $12 in advance. 442-8455. www.chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 

SUNDAY

Karla Bonoff, singer-songwriter, 21-plus; The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $22.50 to $27.50. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m.

Jazz Breakfast with The Peter Merrill Quintet, 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.

Youth Ensembles: Abbott Hill Ramblers, Pineland Fiddlers and Franklin County Fiddlers, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 3 p.m.

Ukulele Brunch with Aaron Lee and Tucker Louisos Daniels, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsproutscooperative.com. Noon to 2 p.m.

Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz, acoustic, York Public Library. Free. 363-2818. 3 p.m. 

MONDAY

Zach Jones, acoustic performance to promote CD “Broken Record,” Bull Moose Music, Portland. Free. www.bullmoose.com. 6 p.m. 

TUESDAY

United States Navy Band, with marches, patriotic works and popular favorites, South Portland High School. Free; tickets required. Tickets at Starbird Music and South Portland Community Center. www.southportlandmusicboosters.org. 7 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Old Time Music Jam, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsproutscooperative.com. 7 to 9 p.m. 

• COMEDY

Lisa Lampanelli, the “lovable Queen of Mean,” Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45. 842-0800. 8 p.m. Friday.

Frank Santorelli, with John Ater and Matt D, Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. www.mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos, adults only, Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Saturday (call for time and ticket prices).

Bob Marley, Maine comedian, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $20, $25. innontheblues.com. 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Seanachie Nights with Jackson Gillman, the Stand-Up Chameleon, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $9/donation. www.lynnecullen.com. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Jazzy Chaz, jazz, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9652. 8 to 11 p.m.

Johnny O NoShoes, St. Patrick’s Day jam, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 6 to 9 p.m.

Irish Fun & Drama with David Beam and The Leprechauns, Irish music, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

The Keenans, husband-and-wife Celtic duo, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 6 to 8 p.m.

Extreme Angels Showcase, Geno’s, Portland. 221-2382. Call for time.

Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Paranoid Social Club, rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $7. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

After the Rodeo, Americana, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, with Aaron Lee, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Friday Night Jazz with Neil Lamb and Liz Matta, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Kevin Midgley, acoustic blues, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. Call for time.

No Room to Breathe, metal, with Ascent to Power, Crimson Bile and Marble Sockets, Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 7 p.m.

Nancy Ray, Celtic tunes and originals, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Happy Hour with Meghan Yates & The Reverie Machine, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 6 p.m.

HOME, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Buddy Moore and Jay Moran, acoustic rock, Grittys, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Stolen Mojo, disco/house/funk, with Madhatter, The Church Performing Arts Center, Gorham. $10. 839-3169. Call for time.

Orange Crush, ’80s dance party band, Asylum, Portland. $10. 772-8274. 8 p.m.

Adam & The Waxmen, soul, One Longfellow Square, Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. $10. 8 p.m.

Spring Equinox Party with The Whitehaus Family Record, Planets Around the Sun and DJ Ponyfarm, all ages; Space, Portland. $5. www.space538.org. 8 p.m.

Kris Rodgers, singer-songwriter, with Will Gattis and The Ross Livermore Band, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

The Project, rock, with The JT Lockwood Band, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

The Last Sip, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer and The Gumption Junction, Americana, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

The Complaints, rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Dan Blakeslee, acoustic, with Adam Earley, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies, garage rock, with The Denver Boot, 18-plus; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. 791-2695. 9 p.m.

Aframe & Mike Clouds, hip-hop/psychedelic, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9652. 8 to 11 p.m.

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

Samuel James, blues guitar, with The Loomin’ Ten and Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $8. www.space538.org. 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8).

Arthur Webster & The Holy Mackerels, acoustic/bluegrass, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m.

Streams of Whiskey, Pogues tribute band, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $10. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

Pass the Mic II, with MC Leslie Downes, Lord Byron, Lady Zen and burlesque troupes Atomic Trash! and The Dirty Dishes, One Longfellow Square, Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. $12 in advance; $15 at door. 7 and 10 p.m.

Jimmy & The Soul Cats, R&B/soul, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Township and Waylon Speed, country, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Rupert Waits, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Jazzy Chas Lester, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

J Biddy, acoustic, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Time Pilots, ’80s cover band, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Beat Trap Apperatus, funk/hip-hop/jazz, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 5 to 8 p.m.

Justin Walton, Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, poetry slam, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 7 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host Jon Nels and featured artist Whitney Walker, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. 

MONDAY

Trivia Night, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9652. 7 to 9 p.m.

Monday Night Trivia hosted by Ryan Prosser, Slainte, Portland. 571-9652. 9 p.m.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

Larry Garner, blues guitar, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 to 10 p.m.

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

TUESDAY

Cover to Cover, original music and a favorite album performed by local musicians, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Modest Mouse: “Good News for People Who Love Bad News” by Grand Hotel, 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night with Slack Master, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9652. 8 to 11 p.m.

Jake From Maine, originals and covers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

The Union, with Jefferson Black & Western Railway Disaster and Eric Ott, Slainte, Portland. 571-9652. 9 p.m.

TWO, music series featuring two New England-based bands performing original music, 21-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $2. www.portcitymusichall.com. Sunset Hearts and Hi Tiger, 8 p.m.

Chas Lester Trio, R&B/soul, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. www.portcitymusichall.com. Soundgarden vs. Pearl Jam, 9 p.m.

David Beam & Friends, roots/blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Open Mic, Slainte, Portland. 571-9652. 8 p.m.

The End of America, Americana/folk, with Oliver Waterman, Slainte, Portland. 571-9652. 10 p.m.

Hip Hop Open Mic, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Jim Pendergrast & Friends, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

MWL, acoustic, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 8 p.m.