Wasn’t it the bomb to read in GO last week about all of the summer shows happening around here in the coming months? I went out and bought an extra shiny gold star for my August calendar. Hello, Rickie Lee Jones! L.L. Bean, Aug. 13. I can hardly stand it.

But as ever, my goal is to stay present, and to that end I hereby give you music trivia, folk-pop, jazz and gypsy jazz. They are all in the cards for this week as we open the porch door and let May come on in, muddy feet and all. 

Eat your heart out Alex Trebek, for something hipper this way comes and without the insipid contestant chats about bungee-jumping mishaps in Fiji: Port City Music Hall presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Night.

The hosts will be Graham Meyer and Adam Gray, and they mean business. All genres of music will be covered, so expect everything from Men at Work to Madonna and Muddy Waters. Put together a team of four and be there at 8 tonight.

But be prepared for some fierce competition. My team, “Moonage Daydream,” has every intention of giving you a run for your money. Sure we want to win the T-shirts and show tickets that Port City will be handing out, but more importantly, we want bragging rights.

Meyer and Gray will be hitting us with five riveting rounds of 10 questions per round, and the house band will be entertaining between rounds, adding to the brainpower stimulation.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Night. 8 tonight. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. No cover. Ages 18 and older. portcitymusichall.com 

Another option for tonight is just a few clicks up the street at One Longfellow Square, where there’s a performance from Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter Heather Maloney. “Time & Pocket Change” (heathermaloney.com) is her most recent CD, and it’s a folky-pop gem.

Listening to the “Quantum Physics” track makes me happy in a Joni Mitchell kind of way: “Watching the ocean makes salt water fall from my eyes/ And the great blue heron soaring by gets me high/ And the feeling of the wind on my skin makes me sigh,” sings Maloney. Voice? Check. Lyrics? Check. Music? Check.

Heather Maloney with Daniel Hales. 8 tonight. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. All ages. $10. 761-1757; onelongfellowsquare.com 

There’s no jazz like live jazz, and here’s a dandy opportunity to get a healthy dose. Get a wiggle on to Woodford Street Friday night as Dimensions in Jazz presents Theoutnumbered for the group’s first Portland appearance. Theoutnumbered consists of saxophonists Charlie Kohlhase and Jason Robinson, along with the Boston-based rhythm section of drummer Curt Newton, bassist Bruno Raberg and pianist Josh Roson. Solid!

Theoutnumbered. 8 p.m. Friday. Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. All ages. Tickets available at Starbird Music and Jet Video in Portland, and at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick. 828-1310. 

Ameranouche slinks up this way from New Hampshire on Saturday night with some acoustic gypsy jazz. The trio features two French acoustic gypsy jazz guitars and an upright bass.

Ameranouche (ameranouche.com) tours nationally and has released two albums of mostly original tunes inspired by the godfather of the genre, Django Reinhardt. From French waltzes to Russian folk songs and flamenco rhythms, Ameranouche takes gypsy jazz and colors way outside the lines with a deluxe box of 64 crayons.

Ameranouche. 8 p.m. Saturday. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $10. All ages. mayostreetarts.org 

Staff Writer Aimsel Ponti can be contacted at 791-6455 or at [email protected]