COMEDY

Tim Sample, Maine humorist, the Freeport Theater of Awesome, $20 advance, $23 door. awesometheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

MUSIC

THURSDAY

Joe Satriani: Unstoppable Momentum Tour, State Theatre, Portland, $40-$70. statetheatre portland.com. With Steve Morse Band, 8 p.m.

Ruth Moody Band, singer-songwriter from the Wailin’ Jennys, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Shemekia Copeland, blues vocalist, Asylum, Portland, $19, $29 VIP, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

The Camden Library Coffeehouse, The Alehouse Band, Camden Public Library, $7. 236-3440. The Alehouse Band, 7 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt and Sara Hallie Richardson, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Barn Burner with The Tarbox Ramblers, Appalachian, blues and gospel, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $15. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Deborah Holland and Cindy Bullens, singer-songwriters, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellow square.com. 8 p.m.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, psychedelic reggae, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Blues Ball with Shemekia Copeland, Samoset Resort, Rockport, $25. 596-6055. With The Juke Rockets, 7:30 p.m.

Tumbling Bones, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

The Delta Generators, Boston blues band, proceeds benefit local food pantries, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $12. jonathansrestaurant .com. With The Wetsuits, 8 p.m.

Arborea and Christopher Paul Stelling, folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $10 advance, $12 door. uccpa.unity.edu. 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Toubab Krewe, instrumental music from Mali, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Alexis P. Suter Band, blues and soul, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $23 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Anna Lombard, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $10 advance, $12 door. francocenter.org. Nick Racioppi and Rich Lambert open, 9 p.m.

Sarah Blacker, Erin Thomas and Hilton Park, The Hive, Kennebunk, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

The Misfits, punk rock, Asylum, Portland, $22, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Kate Schrock, piano-based singer-songwriter, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner; $16, $14 seniors, $12 for children 12 and under. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m.

Meghan Yates, singer-songwriter, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbooks coffeebeer.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., indie-pop, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Maine Ole’ Opry Show and Induction, music from Allen Tradition and many others, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $6 advance, $8 door. 490-1232. 1 p.m.

Rory Block, acoustic blues, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $25. sacorivertheatre.org. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Weird Al Yankovic, State Theatre, Portland, $30 to $50, reserved seating. statetheatreportland .com. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

Bela Fleck’s Banjo Summit, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $100. stonemountain artscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Flux Pavilion, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatreportland.com. With Cookie Monsta and Brown and Gammon, 8 p.m.

OCT. 10

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, indie-rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Arborea opens, 8 p.m.

Nesey Gallons with Liza Victoria and Jeff Beam, alternative rock, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m.

NIGHT CLUBS

THURSDAY

Little War Twins, soul punk, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

Beer Pong, line dancing, karaoke and DJ B-set, Club Texas, Auburn, $2, 21-plus. 784-7785. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Travis James Humphrey and the Retro Rockets, blues and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingko blue.com. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Blue Steel Express, modern and traditional blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue .com. 7 p.m.

OCT. 10

The Milk Carton Kids, indie-folk duo, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, $13 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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