• CONCERTS

TODAY

Martin Sexton, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $40. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Midnite with Royal Hammer, roots reggae from St. Croix, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Lewis MacKinnon, songs in English, Scottish Gaelic and Irish, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Caroline Smith and The Good Night Sleeps, indie-folk, with Milkman’s Union, The Hive, Kennebunk. $10. 636-6103. 8 p.m.

Malcolm Holcombe, folk/Americana, with Meghan Yates, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, with sound therapist Lori LeBlanc, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Panic! At The Disco, rock/pop, with Foxy Shazam and Dean Ford, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $25 in advance; $28 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Pumpkinhead Bash, with The Time Pilots, 21-plus; The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $10, $15. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 9 p.m.

Martin Sexton, singer-songwriter, with Seth Glier, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $25. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m.

Maine Acoustic Artists Series, with Shawn Callahan, Bob Danzillo, Sally Rae Morris, Ellen Tipper and Tim Rice; The Hive, Kennebunk. $6. 636-6103. 7 p.m.

Cris Williamson, feminist singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $22.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Squid Jiggers, Irish, Scottish and Canadian music, CD-release show, Black Bear Cafe, Naples. Call for price: 693-4770. 8 p.m.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, drumming concert and Awake Collective fundraiser, Awake Collective, Portland. theawakecollective.com. 7 p.m.

Laszlo Gardony Trio, jazz piano/swing, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $14 to $16. 689-2000. 7:30 p.m.

Sean Fleming and His Dam’ Rag Orchestra, ragtime from the early 1900s, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $10 to $15; free for ages 12 and under. 563-3424. 7:30 p.m.

Don Campbell Band, country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Halloween Freakfest with Caravan of Thieves, jazz/rock/Americana, with Heather Maloney, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights, rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $8 to $20. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Coffeehouse Concert, with bluegrass band Wylde Blue Yonder, Unity Community Center. Free. 491-5050. 7 p.m.

Paul Dunton Quintet, classical/pop musicians from London perform horror-movie themes and other seasonal tunes, Johnson Hall, Gardiner. $16. 582-7144. 7:30 p.m.

Fiddle-icious, fiddle orchestra, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $8, $10. fiddleicious.com. 2 p.m.

Longtime Courting CD-Release Show, female quartet plays jigs, reels and old ballads, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

The Brew with Adam Ezra Group, indie-rock, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $10 to $15. 873-2300. 8:30 p.m.

Country Music Show and Dance, with Lolalee and The County Bandits, Wildwood Band, Potpourri and three other bands, Litchfield Sportsman’s Club. $5. 515-3922.1 to 7 p.m.

Maine-ly Harmony, women’s a cappella barbershop chorus with guest actress/singer Jilliane McGough, Cony High School Auditorium, Augusta. $12; $5 students. 582-5523. 7 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Fiddle-icious, fiddle orchestra, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $12, $14. fiddleicious.com. 2 p.m.

Weekly Music Jam Session, bring an instrument or just listen, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. Free. 701-7627. 2 to 4 p.m.

Jazz Concert, with pianist Tom Snow, drummer Les Harris Jr., saxophonist Ralph Norris and bassist Jim Lyden; benefits the Joan Beaudry Memorial Education Fund; Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco. $10; $5 for students. 284-4754. 7 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, Belfast Yoga Studio. $5 to $15/donation. 208-7492. 4:30 p.m. 

MONDAY

Halloween Dance Party, with Spencer Albee, rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Paul Dunton Quintet, two flutes and guitar with vocalist Fiona Keeler, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door. stlawrencearts.org.7 p.m. 

TUESDAY

The Pixies, alt-rock, with Surfer Blood, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. Sold out. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Shane Alexander, singer-songwriter, with Chris Pierce, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Alan Reid and Rob van Sante, Scottish music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

“The Clash,” battle of the cover bands, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. Bjork vs. Feist, 9 p.m. 

NOV. 3

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, R&B/soul, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, fiddle and piano music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $50. stonemountainartscenter.com. Doors at 6 p.m. for dinner, show at 8 p.m.

Ambrosia, ’70s pop-rock, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $35 to $45. landingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m.

Maine Jazz Band, St. Joseph’s College (Viola George Auditorium), Standish. Free. 310-0116. 7 p.m.

Alan Reid and Rob van Sante, Scottish music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Liz Longley and Seth Glier, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. 

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today.

Comedy Showcase, with Chance Langton, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50 today; $15 Friday-Saturday. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

Comedy Night, with Karen Morgan, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. $12. 846-1009. 7:30 p.m. today. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Equality Maine Benefit, with Sunset Hearts, Vanityites, Foam Castles, Dean Ford and Jeff Beam, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Ben Killcollins, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Kyle Bryant aka Fresh Aire, hip hop/rap, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

Joel Cage, acoustic rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, blues/soul, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Moshe + Brzowski, rap/hip hop, with Sylvia, The Outfits and FRKSE, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Gary Wittner’s “Danza Loca,” Latin jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Sorcha, singer-songwriter, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Steve Jones and The Fall Dogs, rock, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 7 p.m.

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

A Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Gumption Junction, old-timey music, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Richard James Band, rock, Halloween party, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9 p.m.

Brian Patricks, folk-rock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Rory Sullivan, prog-rock/country, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Kids at Play, group singalong, Seasons Grille, Portland. 775-6538. 7:15 p.m.

Baked Beans Recording Rock-Off, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Doors at 8 p.m.

Bob Rasero, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Abby Barrett & The Last Date, rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Sleeper Agent, Maine Academy of Modern Music Series, Big Easy, Portland. $10. bigeasyportland.com. 6 p.m.

’80s Dance Party, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. Free if in head-to-toe ’80s attire. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Hello Newman, pop/rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Owen Conforte Trio, USM jazz performance majors, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 5 to 8 p.m.

Hot Club du Monde, jazz quartet, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. 541-9190. 9 p.m.

Spike Sikes, jazz/blues, with drummer Frank Sanfillipo, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Two Man Gentlemen Band and Tricky Britches, acoustic/Americana/swing, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Holy Mackerels Trio, bluegrass/roots, Tugs Pub & Oyster Bar, Southport Island. 633-3830. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Rockahonkapsychobilly Halloween Party, with Pete Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Bottom of the East Halloween Extravaganza, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Karaoke with Long Island Larry, Seasons Grille, Portland. 775-6538. 8:30 p.m.

Beat Happenings: Zombie Ball 3, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Halloween Hoedown with Strict9 and DJ B-Set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $10. 784-7785. Doors at 8 p.m.

Halloween Party, with Mouth of the Severn, Blood Capsules, Sunset Hearts, Vistas and Dereloid, 21-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 9 p.m.

Rory Sullivan, contemporary country-folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Beat Trap Apparatus, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Halloween Speakeasy Ball, with Fogcutters Big Band, Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

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

Cat Haus, rock/pop covers, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Baker & Bailey, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Lex & Jo, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Lady Zen, Halloween party, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 p.m. to midnight.

Ocean Sol, jazz standards, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Sam Shain and The Scolded Dogs, Halloween party, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 8 p.m.

The Bob Band, Bob Dylan tribute band, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. 772-5483. 8:30 p.m.

Andi Fawcett and Jenny Haley, folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Creepie Jake and The Snake, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Couch, open mic hosted by John Nels and featuring Aron Werman, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry with musical accompaniment, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

Ben Williamson, acoustic, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 5 p.m. 

MONDAY

Murder of Crows, funk, Big Easy, Portland. $5. 775-2266. 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.)

The Stowaways, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 6 p.m. jam, 8 p.m. concert.

The 90 Minute Blond, with A Severe Joy, Hi Tiger and When Particles Collide, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Trivia Night, hosted by Ryan Prosser, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, kookie, spookie songwriters night, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Cover to Cover, original music and a favorite album performed by local musicians, Big Easy, Portland. Pixies’ “Surfer Rosa” by Grand Hotel, 9 p.m.

Lydia Warren, Halloween costume party, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-6055. 7 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Chas Lester Trio, jazz, soul and funk, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Pub Quiz, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 8 p.m.

Open Mic Night with Slack Master, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Pterodactyl with Captain Hollow and Glass Fingers, noise-punk, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $8. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

Karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, Asylum, Portland. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

Rap Night, with Shupe and Ill By Instinct, Big Easy, Portland. $3. 775-2266. 9 p.m.

Randy Miller and Jim Prendergast, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 9:30 p.m.

Acoustic Song Circle, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

NOV. 3

Adam Ezra Group’s Portland Artist Extravaganza, rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Matt Jackson, folk/pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Geoff Zimmerman & Pete Miller, folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Kyle Hardy Quartet, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

The Mutineers, old-time country/blues, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Steve Jones, singer-songwriter, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

The Loom, Cat Martino and If and It, folk-rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

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

A Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.