• CONCERTS

FRIDAY

Spencer Albee and Friends, ninth annual Beatles tribute, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Maine Acoustic Artists Series, three local singer-songwriters, 12-plus; The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night, hosted by Heather Pierson, First Universalist Church, Norway. $3/donation. [email protected] Sign-up at 6:30 p.m.; open mic at 7 p.m.

Joshua O’Donnell & Friends, folk, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $7. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY

“The Last Waltz,” screening of classic 1978 concert movie with live performance of The Band music by Dominic & The Lucid, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Dead Prez, hip-hop, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

The Living Room Series: Portland Rockers Go Acoustic, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Coffeehouse Concert, with RR3, blend of bluegrass and Christian music, Unity Community Center. Free. 491-5080. 7 p.m.

Erica Brown’s Bluegrass Connection, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $12, $14; free for ages 12 and under. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m.

Maranacook String Band, bluegrass and acoustic, CD-release concert, Maranacook Community High School, Readfield. $5; $3 for students. 397-2241. 7 p.m.

David Mallett, folk singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, women’s drum ensemble, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16; $14 students and seniors. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m.

The Radio Gang, country music from the ’30s and ’40s, Village Baptist Church, Kennebunkport. $15; $10 seniors and students. 967-3755. 7 p.m.

Jago Thorne, singer-songwriter, CD-release show, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Gillian Welch, singer-songwriter, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $30. (800) 745-3000. 7:30 p.m.

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

Jazz Breakfast, with Night and Day, Portland Museum of Art. Free with museum admission. portlandmuseum.org. 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Tim Janis, “The American Christmas Carol,” Sanford Junior High School. $10; $25 per family. 423-3342. 4 p.m.

Rick Charette and The Bubble Gum Band, holiday children’s concert, Thornton Academy gym, Saco. Free. kidsfreetogrow.org. 2 p.m. 

MONDAY

Bowdoin College Middle Eastern Ensemble, songs of the Middle East, Bowdoin College (Kanbar Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Bo Bice, country, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $20. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m.

Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen, concert commemorating an 1842 shipwreck, Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Wells. $10; $6 students. 646-4775. 7 p.m.

Arthur Webster and Mark Stover, roots/bluegrass, Newcastle Publick House. Call for price: 563-3434. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Bowdoin College Afro-Latin American Ensemble, songs of Latin America, Bowdoin College (Kanbar Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m.

Triborough Trio, acoustic group; benefits the Tin Mountain Conservation Center; Fryeburg Academy. $20; $15 seniors; $5, $10 students. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m.

Lewis MacKinnon, English, Scottish Gaelic and Irish singer, 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. Guns N’ Roses vs. TBA, 9 p.m. 

DEC. 1

Assembly of Dust, rock, with Ryan Montbleau, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 to $30. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m.

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

Ursus Verses and Bella Mafia, holiday a cappella groups, Bowdoin College (Moulton Union), Brunswick. Free. 725-3253. 12:30 p.m.

Pearl and The Beard, eclectic, all ages; Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Jeffrey Foucault and Mark Erelli, murder ballads and songs, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

USM Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $6; $3 seniors and students. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m. 

• COMEDY

Bob Marley, Maine comedian, Jonathan’s, Ogunquit. $25, $28. 646-4526. 8 p.m. Friday.

Comedy Showcase, with Joe Matarese, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50 Dec. 1; $15 Dec. 2-3. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

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

FRIDAY

Black Skies, Vaz, Paige Turner and Naked Stranger, metal and crypto-art rock, all ages; 131 Washington Ave, Portland. $5. (610) 291-1773. 8 p.m.

Kids at Play, singalong songs, Seasons Grille, Portland. 775-6538. 7:15 p.m.

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

Sync Night with Marshall Law’s B-Day Jam, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

Brand New Mixture, reggae, White’s Cue Connection, Gray. 657-2266. 9 p.m.

Alan Dickson, acoustic British Invasion covers, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8 p.m.

Eyebrown Entertainment’s 4-Year Anniversary, with A-Frame, GSO and Sandbag, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. Doors at 8 p.m.

The Coloradas, bluegrass/indie, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Cullu, reggae, Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Moshe, dubstep, with 32French and Aphilly8, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $5. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Hello Newman, ’90s alternative cover band, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

King Memphis, rockabilly, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Port City 4, jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Kyle Hardy Quartet, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

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

Gothic Night, Asylum, Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Kurt Baker, rock, CD-release show, with The Outfits, The Connection and The Pontiffs, Geno’s, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Oil & Staff Foundation Benefit Concert, for struggling arts programs in Portland’s public schools, with Connor Garvey, Gunther Brown and Lisa Redfern, Blue, Portland. 8 p.m.

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

Single Point, rock/pop covers, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Heavy Breathing, C. Lavender, CUSS and RSO, atmospheric noise/synth, all ages; 131 Washington Ave, Portland. $5. 610-291-1773. 8 p.m.

Jonah Wisneski, original Americana tunes with blues and covers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Mango Floss, indie rock, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Strict9, hard rock, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. Doors at 8 p.m.

Acoustic Bash, with Tricky Britches, Travis Cyr, Putnam Smith and Dark Hollow Bottling Co., 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6, $8. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Kenya Hall Band and Model Airplane, funk/soul, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Nikki Hunt, hard rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Octane, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Motown Funk, Soul and Disco Dance Party, with The Soulmate Band, The New Venue, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m.

The Peterson Project, acoustic blues trio, The Smilin’ Moose Publyk House and Tavern, South Paris. 739-6006. 7 to 10 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, roots, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m.

Hessian, metal, with Seax, Suicide Dream and Manic Repressive, Geno’s, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Jim Pryor, acoustic folk rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 p.m.

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

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Tony Chexmix, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. 

MONDAY

Open Mic with Alec Wall, acoustic singers and performers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Stowaways Bluegrass Night, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m. jam, 8 p.m. concert.

Monday Funk with A Murder of Crows, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m. 

TUESDAY

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

Mike Krapovicky, singer/songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

Chas Lester Trio, jazz, soul and funk, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Cover to Cover, local artist plays original music and favorite classic album, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Scott Girouard performs “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, 9 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Open Mic Night, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 8 p.m.

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

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, blues and Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Joe Walsh, Irish music, Blue, Portland. 7:30 p.m.

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

Rap Night, with local DJs and musicians, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Ben Kilcollins, acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m. 

DEC. 1

Jerks of Grass, country/bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Tony Boffa Quartet, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

boris, of The Keys, folk/pop, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 a.m.

Joe Young, indie folk, Blue, Portland. 8 p.m.

Joe Gallant, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. 10 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. 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.

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

Adam Ezra Group, roots rock, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.