• CONCERTS

TODAY

Carolina Chocolate Drops, string band, Strand Theatre, Rockland. Sold out. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m.

Waltzing for Dreamers Free Music Series, with The Nields, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Free; reservations required. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, 18-piece orchestra plays big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

JP Cormier, acoustic guitar, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, duo singing variety of music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Jonathan Sarty and The White Mountain Boys, singer-songwriter with five-piece Americana band, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Spring for 317! 317 Main Street Community Music Center faculty concert to benefit scholarship fund, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 to 9 p.m.

Great Bay Sailor, maritime folk ensemble, Congregational Church, Phippsburg. $10; $6 for students; free for children under age 8. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m.

Papadello, folk-pop, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Sold out. stonemountainarts center.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Waranimal, metal, with Barnburner, Sylvia, Phantom Glue and Death Cloud, Space, Portland. $8. space538.org 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Enter the Haggis, roots rock, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

Jessica Smucker, singer-songwriter, with Heather Maloney, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Irish fiddle virtuoso and American guitarist, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Lynn Deeves and Band, singer-songwriter, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $16; $6 for students to age 22. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m.

Robin Jellis, classical, Celtic and modern cello music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m.

Meghan Yates, soulful folk fusion, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Dimensions in Jazz presents “March Madness,” with Charley Kohlhase’s Explores Club, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 day of show; $5 for students. 828-1310. 8 p.m.

Music in March on St. Patrick’s Day, Celtic, folk and country by Mariah with the Sewell Family and Friends, Topsham Public Library (Crooker Gallery). Free. topshamlibrary.org. 2 p.m.

Dan Connor, singer-songwriter, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $8. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Annual Schooner Faire/Devonsquare and Friends Reunion Concert, folk, benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $20, $25. thelandingatpine point.com. 7 p.m.

Gloria Jean, country, with Paul Andrulli and Jim Cavallaro, Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. $29.95; includes dinner. Call for time: 221-2267.

The Polish Ambassador, techno, with Of the Trees, all ages, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $30. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Old Soul, Tiger Saw and Guy Capecelatro III, folk-rock/indie, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Maine Jazz Band, swing, Latin, blues and pop, Newbegin Hall, Gray. Free. 657-2323. 3 p.m.

Boogie 2 Shooz, saxophone, flute, percussion and keyboard, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $10; $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under. 621-3551. 2 p.m.

Jazz Brunch, with Sean Mencher and Bob Hamilton, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m.

MONDAY

Ward MadDonald and Ryan MacNeil, piano and fiddle, with bagpiper Ben Miller, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. (800) 894-4300. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Yes We Kin, experimental folk, with Worried Well, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $2. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam Session, unplugged string instruments only, Roost Function Hall, Buxton. $5; free for children with adult. 799-1232. 1 to 6 p.m.

Tiger Saw and Guy Capecelatro III, indie pop, with Mica Jones and Band, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

Danu, traditional Irish ensemble, Camden Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for ages 18 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m.

Ward MadDonald and Ryan MacNeil, piano and fiddler, with bagpiper Ben Miller, Ridge View Community School, Dexter. $10. 277-3961. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m.

Ward MadDonald and Ryan MacNeil, piano and fiddler, with bagpiper Ben Miller, Winthrop Center Friends Church. $15. 397-2241. 7 p.m.

Old Time Music Jam, open jam of Appalachian music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Richard Nelson Standards Project, singer-songwriter, Frontier Cafe, Brunswick. Free. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

Zebbler Encanti Experience, dubstep/electro, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. 10 p.m.

MARCH 15

Danu, traditional Irish ensemble, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $29 to $36. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

Kung Fu, funk-rock fusion, with Flat Nose Diesel Bus, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10 to $20. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Ward MadDonald and Ryan MacNeil, piano and fiddler, with bagpiper Ben Miller, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Peace-Wave Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, SoulMoves Healing Arts Center, Rockland. $10 to $15. 208-7492. 7 p.m.

• COMEDY

Comedy Night with Karen Morgan and John Ater, Great Salt Bay Community School, Damariscotta. $12. 756-4047. 7 p.m. today.

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

Bob Marley, Maine comedian, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $27.50. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m. March 15.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Crunk Witch, rock, Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Brian Patricks, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

MSA in the Round, Maine singer-songwriters, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 6 p.m.

Oaks & Smith, prog-folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Trapparatus, funky jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Hot Club du Monde, gypsy jazz and swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 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.

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

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Paranoid Social Club, rock, South by Southwest tour kick-off, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

The Cuss, rock, with 13crystalskullz and Holland Holland, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 9 p.m.

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

Justin Walton, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Beantown Project, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

The Fogcutters, 21-piece big band, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Evan Casas, experimental soul, Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Brad Hooper, country blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Martin England, Americana, folk and roots-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Occupation Jazz Trio, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Plague, industrial night, Asylum (basement), Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Gin Lab, indie rock, with Volcano Rabbit and De Repente, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Almost There, rock, Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 9 p.m.

’90s Nite Flannel Fever Dance Party, DJ Jon plays ’90s music, 21-plus; Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. $5. bubbassulkylounge.com. 8:30 p.m.

J. Biddy, acoustic covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Shelly Fraley, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Arthur Nasson, rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Evan King Group, soul and jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

Ben Appel Quartet, freestyle jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Jazz Jam with Duncan Hardy, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m.

Blind Albert, soft rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 8:30 p.m.

Glen Templeton, country, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $10. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

Tone Kings, soul/R&B/jazz, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

SUNDAY

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jim Wholey, classic rock covers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 p.m.

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

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Yellow Roman Candles, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Sourvein, metal, with Meatsaw, Finisher and Paige Turner, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 9 p.m.

Monday Night Funk, with Frank Hopkins and friends, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

Open Mic with Ev Guy, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8 p.m.

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

TUESDAY

“Cover to Cover,” local artists play originals and favorite classic album, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. The Fine Young Corinthians play “Sticky Fingers” by The Rolling Stones, 9 p.m.

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

Karaoke Night with DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Papadello, folk-rock trio, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

Out of the Blue Contest, battle of the bands speed-dating style, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 9:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Infamous Stringdusters, bluegrass. with Hot Day at the Zoo, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

Rap Night, local DJs and musicians, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues jam, The New Venue, Portland. 541-9045. 7 p.m.

Brian Patricks, easy-listening covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

Richard Marsters Trio, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

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

Boghat, traditional Irish dance music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

MARCH 15

Hot Delta Blues, blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

Oliver Waterman, acoustic indie-pop, CD-release party with Hutch Heelan and Griffin Sherry, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $2. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Brian Dolzani, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Connor Garvey, folk-rock singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Bob Danzilo, folk troubadour, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Pam Baker and The SG’s, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 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.

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

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

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

The Vanishing Act, death metal, with The Waldos and Huak, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 9 p.m.