CONCERTS

THURSDAY

B.B. King, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $49.50-$77. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

Paul Brady, singer-songwriter, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 advance, $25 door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Donna the Buffalo, pop, rock, international, country and folk, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 advance, $18 door, 18-plus. port citymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Obholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 advance, $9 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jam Session with The Sock Puppets, The Hive, Kennebunk. $3. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

October Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Rusty Hinges, 6 p.m.

Brett Eldredge, country, Asylum, Portland. $15, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

FRIDAY

Sarah Jarosz, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Lazerdisk, electronic dance music, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12 advance, $15 door. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

SCBN Rock Showcase, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Old Soul, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, gypsy folk rock, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m.

Sorcha Merril Trio with Dietrich Strause, The Hive, Kennebunk. $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Bowzer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party, Bowzer and The Stingrays, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Crystals and many more, benefit for the American Heart Association, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $52-$65. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

Fiddle-icious, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra of traditional Celtic music, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10, 12 and under free. fiddleicious.com. 7:30 p.m.

Clarinetist Brad Terry, with clarinetist Barry Saunders, guitarist Peter Herman and multi-instrumentalist Will Gallison, benefit for arts center, at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $15. 442-8455. 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Music and Muffins, Spruce Rooster, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 10:30 a.m.

Aztec Two Step, folk rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $27 advance, $32 door. Street Arts, Portland. $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Fitz & The Tantrums, The Beat Club opens, neo-soul, indie pop. State Theatre, Portland. $20 advance, $25 door. statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m.

The Fullertons, blues, country, rock, jazz, Americana and more, benefit for arts center, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Dimensions in Jazz presents Frank Carlberg’s “Word Circus,” Poetry by Kerouac, Beckett, Stein and others set to music, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $20, $10 seniors in advance, $5 students. 828-1310. 8 p.m.

USM School of Music: A Concert of Indian and World Music, with Indian master percussionist Srinivas Krishnan and singer Arjun Chandy, University of Southern Maine Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. Free. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m.

Halloween Bash with A Band Beyond Description, The Hive, Kennebunk. $10. thehive kennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Fiddle-icious, McCormack Performing Arts Center, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra of traditional Celtic music, Gorham High School. $10, 12 and under free. fiddleicious.com. 7:30 p.m.

October Music Series, Hurry Down Sunshine, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Robert Cray Band, blues, Waterville Opera House. $40-$50, reserved seating. statetheatre portland.com. 8 p.m.

Heather Pierson album release show, pianist, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $17. stone mountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

University of Maine Symphonic Band and the UMaine Jazz Ensemble, Old and new jazz standards, University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts, Orono. $12. umaine.edu/spa. 2 p.m.

Hattie Simon, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, solo jazz vocals and piano, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m.

Two Old Friends: Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, Celtic and American country music, McArthur Library, Biddeford. 284-4181. 3 p.m.

4th Sunday Damariscotta Area Sacred Harp Singing, potluck supper following the singing; bring dish to share, home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta. 563-6083. 2 to 5 p.m.

MONDAY

Justin Townes Earle, singer-songwriter, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 advance, $17 door, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra “Haunted Hollywood,” Buster Keaton’s “The Haunted House,” Charlie Chaplin’s “The Adventurer”and Harold Lloyd’s “Haunted Spooks,” all accompanied live with original 1910s and ’20s orchestral scores and sound effects. Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23, $15 for 12 and under. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Local Music Series, Diana Hansen, Gather Restaurant, Yarmouth. gathermaine.com. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Blues Jam, presented by the Maine Blues Society, Narals Restaurant, Auburn. 344-3201. 7 p.m.

OCT. 31

October Music Series, Giff Jamison and Nancy Sferra, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m.

COMEDY

Paula Poundstone, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $35. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

NIGHT CLUBS

THURSDAY

Morgan Davis, solo acoustic guitarist, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Mike James’ Blue Lions, urban Chicago blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Brendan Hogan, Americana, Blue, Portland. portcityblue .com. 7 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, roots music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 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.

Sorcha, Dogfish Bar and Grille, singer-songwriter, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

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

The Renovators, bluesy rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue .com. 6 p.m.

Lincoln Allen Trio, Blue, jazz originals and standards, Portland. portcityblue .com. 8 p.m.

LQH, jazz, rock and funk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Happy Hour with Travis James Humphrey, jazz, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfish company.com. 5 p.m.

4th Friday Jazz with the HighBall Jazz Band, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfish company.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Rick Miller and His Band, Three-piece Chicago blues band, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Jazz at The Blue, Blue, Portland. portcityblue .com. Adam Frederick, 6 p.m. Hardy Brothers Quartet, 8 p.m.

Bee Here Now, electronic DJs, Club Texas, Auburn. $10, 18-plus. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

The Bridge Walkers, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Nich Merriam & Peter Herman, Slainte, Portland. 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

MONDAY

’90s Night, Slainte, Portland. 21-plus. slainte winebar.com. 10 p.m.

Juke Joint Five, blues, Halloween party. Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

Jenn Rawlings & Basho Parks, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. Folk, 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

Open in the Rounds, singer-songwriter open jam session featuring Jen Starsnic and Eric Law, hosted by Shanna Underwood, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

JMB Organ Trio, jazz and blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m.

Open Mic with Dustin Saucier, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

Halloween Dance Party, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Acoustic Open Mic, featuring Sammie Francis, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 7 p.m.

OCT. 31

Poke Chop & The Other White Meats, soulful blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Kiss Cover Band with Kurt Baker and Connor McGrath, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

The High Spirits and Ralph Graceffa, cosmic funk with a blues duo, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.