• CONCERTS

TODAY

Mavis Staples, gospel/R&B, with Neko Case, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Livingston Taylor, folk, 21-plus; The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $30. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7:30 p.m.

Dierks Bentley, country, with Josh Thompson and Sean Patrick McGraw, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. $31.50 to $37.50. thecolisee.com. 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Dority and Friends, piano, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donations. localsproutscooperative.com. 7 p.m.

Sara Grey and Kieron Means, Scottish musicians, Camden Public Library. $8; $6 for seniors. 7 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Leon Redbone, ragtime/jazz, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $32.50 in advance, $35.50 day of show. 646-4777. 8 p.m.

Ruthie Foster, blues, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Assembly of Dust, rock/jam band, 21-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 at door; $25 VIP seated. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Steve Forbert, folk, with Ray Mason, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $18, $20. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsproutscooperative.com. 7:30 p.m.

“All Together Now,” Beatles tribute show and interactive multimedia experience, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. $15. 324-5657. 7 p.m.

Cabin Fever Reliever Concert with Alan Gerber, boogie-woogie, Unity Center for the Performing Arts. Free. unityme.org. 7:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Salon Nights Series with Irish/Celtic pub session musicians, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. Free. reddoorpottery.com. 7 to 9 p.m.

Leon Redbone, ragtime/jazz, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $30 at door; $28 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

“An Evening of Motown and R&B” with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Spectrum, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $32 to $52. collinscenterforthearts.com. 8 p.m.

Jeff Tweedy, rock, State Theatre, Portland. Sold out. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Kevin Burke, Irish fiddler, with Cal Scott, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 at door. 761-1757. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Dance Party with Colorblind, 21-plus; The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $10, $15. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m.

Phil Keaggy, Christian music, with Randy Stonehill, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $25; $20 seniors; $15 students. 935-9232. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Show to benefit Wilf Clark and Dotty Farell, Community Center, Hartland. Donations. 277-3365. 3 p.m.

Maine Handbell Festival Concert with almost 100 ringers, Greely Middle School, Cumberland. Free. 829-4815. 4:30 p.m.

Dangermuffin, roots rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $7 in advance; $10 at door; $20 VIP seated. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

[email protected] Chorus, ensemble with vocalists aged 73 to 89 performing rock ‘n’ roll and more; benefits Volunteers of America and Northeast Hearing and Speech; Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $27 to $100. Porttix.com. 2:30 p.m.

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

Country Homecoming Show, presented by the Down East Country Music Association, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. $5, $6. thesilverspurclub.com. Noon (doors at 11:30 a.m.) 

TUESDAY

Navy Band Sea Chanters, presented by the Mahoosuc Arts Council, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel. Free; ticket reservations required. 824-3575. mahoosucarts.org. 7 p.m.

Gordon Lightfoot, singer-songwriter, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $52 to $72. porttix.com. 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

William Fitzsimmoms, singer/songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15. 761-1757. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. 

• COMEDY

TODAY

Half Price Showcase hosted by Charlie Wiener, Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m.

Open Mic Comedy hosted by Brian Brinegar with When Particles Collide and The Gloaming, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Paula Poundstone, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $35. 594-0070. 8 p.m.

Charlie Wiener with Vince Martin, Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Brent McCoy, comedy, variety show and theater, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10; $5 children under 18. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Paula Poundstone, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $45. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Tim Sample, benefit for Buxton Center Baptist Church Lift Project, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish. $16 in advance; $18 at door. 929-3060. 7 to 9 p.m. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Velourasaurus, rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9652. 8 to 11 p.m.

Tim Sullivan Trio, jazz, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 7 to 10 p.m.

Jesse Ludwig, covers and originals, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Marie Moreshead, acoustic pop, with Christian Cuff and Tan Vampires, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

Rik & Bec, acoustic, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, roots/blues, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Friday Night Jazz with Cinder Conk, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Sessions Americana, Americana, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Sasquatch and The Sick-A-Billys, punk rockabilly, with The Outsiders, Geno’s, Portland. Call for time: 221-2382.

Charlie Sheen Party, with Charlie Sheen look-alike contest, tiger blood shots, Charlie movies and DJs Jay-C and Tony B, 51 Wharf, Portland. 774-1151. 9 p.m.

Happy Hour with Meghan Yates & The Reverie Machine, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 5 to 7 p.m.

James Keys CD Release Party with Mouth Washington, Tree Streets and The Rattlesnakes, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

The Potato Pickers, bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Arthur Webster, acoustic, Montsweag Roadhouse, Woolwich. 443-6563. 6 to 9 p.m.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jam session, singers welcome; The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 6 p.m.

Kristen Graves, folk/pop, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Maine Radio Project Benefit Show, performers TBA, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Kenya Hall Band, Stevie Wonder tribute, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Elizabeth Lorrey, acoustic rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Jose Ayerve, acoustic, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey Band, country/rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 10 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Epilepsy Fundraiser with special guest Flash Allen, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 6 p.m.

“Bad Seeds” with Dead Man’s Clothes, Panda Bandits and Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $10. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 7:30 p.m.

Dead Season, hard rock, 21-plus; Trade Winds Motor Inn, Rockland. 596-6661. 8 p.m. (doors).

Cat’s 40th Birthday Party with Dark City, Hessian and Suns of Thunder, 21-plus; Geno’s, Portland. $5. 221-2382. 9:30 p.m.

Beat Happenings, house/techno, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

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

Dave Packard, acoustic, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9652. 8 to 11 p.m.

Jeff Cusack, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Arthur Webster & The Holy Mackerels, roots/Americana, Easy Street Lounge, Hallowell. 622-3360. 8:30 p.m.

Murcielago, acid rock, with Roadshow and GOZU, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Lee Todd Lacks, music and spoken word, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Three Point Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, Irish music, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 10 p.m.

Sylvain’s Acadian Aces, Cajun music, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Steve Vellani Duo, jazz, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 5 to 8 p.m.

Katy Moy, keyboards and vocals, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and featured artist John Zack, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Rick Charette, children’s music, Sanford Memorial Gym. Free. 2 p.m. 

MONDAY

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

Zumba Clubbing, Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 7 to 9 p.m.

Trivia Night hosted by Ryan Prosser, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

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

The Stowaways, 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. LaVern Baker: “LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith” by Lady Zen, 9 p.m.

L.E.P. Night hosted by DJ APhilly8, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

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

Mike Krapovicky, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Titus Andronicus, alt-rock, with Brenda and Dinowalrus, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8).

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

TWO: Thommy and Dirty White Hats, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $2. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Port Veritas, spoken word, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Marie Stella, indie rock, with Emowars and VCR, Geno’s, Portland. Call for time: 221-2382.

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

Hanry Jamison (of The Milkman’s Union) and Adam Simon, Slainte, Portland. $10. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

David Beam & The Boys, acoustic Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Brzowski, emotronic/Southern rock, with AWOL One and Ceschi, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

The Local Buzzards, bebop jazz piano trio, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 6 p.m.

Jazzputin, jazz, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

Clash of the Titans, cover bands, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. The Cure vs. Joy Division, 9 p.m.

Chuck Donnelly and Emma Walsh, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9:30 p.m.

J Biddy, acoustic, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 8 p.m.