• COMEDY

Gabriel Iglesias, State Theatre, Portland, $39.50, reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Joan Rivers, presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45 to $70. portland ovations.org. Opening set from vocal group The Joan Rangers, 8 p.m. Friday.

• MUSIC

THURSDAY

Dark Star Orchestra, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatreportland.com. Grateful Dead tribute band, 8 p.m.

Judy Collins, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. Folk singer-songwriter, 8 p.m.

Howie Day, Asylum, Portland, $19, $29 VIP, all ages. portlandasylum.com. Singer-songwriter, 9 p.m.

Drumming Circle, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Cluster-Folk: String Bands Night, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Caroline Cotter with Tricky Britches, Tumbling Bones and The Whiskey Boys, 8 p.m.

USM School of Music Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $8, $5 students and seniors. usm.maine .edu/music/boxoffice. Traditional swing music and innovative compositions and arrangements, 7:30 p.m.

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

Jazz Ensemble, University of Maine (Minsky Recital Hall), Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m.

Novel Jazz Septet, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, $14, $12 seniors, $6 for ages 13 to 18, free for 12 and under. 563-5513. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Ari Hest, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $22.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m.

Johnny Gates & The Invite, Asylum, Portland, $7, all ages. portlandasylum.com. Country, with Colour of London, 9 p.m.

Hollerfest, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $17. rocklandstrand.com. With The Toughcats, The Ghost of Paul Revere and Darlingside, 7:30 p.m.

The Honey Dew Drops, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. With Traveling Trees, 8 p.m.

Session Americana with Heather Maloney, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m.

Kyle Hardy Jazz Trio, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer .com. Jazz standards and improvisations with tenor sax, drums and bass, 8 p.m.

USM School of Music Vocal Jazz Ensembles, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $8, $5 students and seniors. usm .maine.edu/music/boxoffice. Jazz standards and pieces written for vocal jazz ensembles, 8 p.m.

Resurgam Records Singer Songwriter Showcase, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. local sprouts.coop. Chris Pulsoni and Zach Higgins, 7 p.m.

SCBN Rock Showcase: Leveret, Lisa/Liza and Erik Neilson, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $7. mayo streetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Joelle Morris and the Music of Edith Piaf, Franco Center, Lewiston, $17, $15 seniors. franco center.org. Evening of songs by Edith Piaf backed by a band, 7:30 p.m.

Judy Collins, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $45. chocolatechurch.com. Folk singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Sonny Landreth, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $26. stonemountainartscenter.com. Louisiana slide guitarist, 8 p.m.

The Devil Makes Three, State Theatre, Portland, $19.50 advance, $22 door. statetheatreportland.com. Folk punk, with Shakey Graves, 9 p.m.

Molly Ringwald, Husson University, Gracie Theatre, Bangor, $25-$32. gracietheatre.com. With jazz quartet, 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Melissa Ferrick, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. Singer-songwriter, 8 p.m.

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

Plain White T’s and Parachute, Asylum, Portland, $21, all ages. portlandasylum.com. Pop-punk, with Tommy and The High Pilots, 8:30 p.m.

James McMurtry, Waterville Opera House, $22.50 advance, $27.50 door. operahouse.org. Folk-rock singer-songwriter, 8 p.m.

T.S. Baker and Craig Werth, First Parish Federated Church, South Berwick, $10 advance, $12 door. 450-8746. Singer-songwriters, 7 p.m.

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $16, $14 seniors and students. sacorivertheatre.org. Fiddler and band play bluegrass, country and folk, 7:30 p.m.

Rustic Overtones, acoustic show with four-piece string section and special guests Jeff Beam and Friends, benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank, Franco Center, Lewiston, $18 advance, $22 door. francocenter.org. 8:30 p.m.

Christian Eason, Union Church, Biddeford Pool, $20, $10 students. 934-2395. With classical pianist Derek Herzer and jazz pianist/vocalist Michelle Currie, 4 p.m.

Kayhan Kalhor, Kurdish and Persian music, presented by Portland Ovations, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $38. portlandovations.org. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Andrea Wollstadt, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Acoustic folk and jazz, 1 p.m.

Lloyd Banks, Asylum, Portland, $22, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. Hip-hop, with Brandon Ross and B. Aull, 9 p.m.

Athena Consort/Black Bear Men’s Chorus, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. 2 p.m.

Holiday Season 2013 Celebration, Pine Tree State Country Music Association, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook, $5. 490-1232. Music from Tina Kelly Band, From the Heart, Darla De and Dennis Moro, 1 p.m.

Community Sing! Midcoast Community Chorus, First Congregational Church, Camden. 975-0582. Monthly singing gathering, 3:30 p.m.

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

MONDAY

Monday Night Blues Series, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. Tas Cru, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Percussion Ensemble, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Lyle Divinsky & The Model Airplane, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. Soul and funk, 9 p.m.

• NIGHTCLUBS

THURSDAY

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

Heather Pierson, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. Singer-songwriter, 7 p.m.

Nippin the Nub, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.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.

FRIDAY

Rick Miller and His Band, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. Three-piece Chicago blues band, 9 p.m.

The Potato Pickers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. Bluegrass, 9 p.m.

Cam Jones, Jaeger Wells, Greg McKillop and Steve Layman, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Travis James Humphrey and the Retro Rockets, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. Blues and swing, 8 p.m.

The Blue James Band, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. Blues, 8:30 p.m.

Matt Brown’s Soul Dance Party, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

SUNDAY

Dan Tonini, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. Blues, 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Rick Gottlieb, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. Acoustic folk, 6:30 p.m.

’90s Night Dance Party, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

TUESDAY

Poor Howard, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. Delta blues, 6:30 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY

Jennifer Porter & Sonny Barbato, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. Standards from the ’20s to the ’40s and favorite blues tunes, 7 p.m.

David Beam and the Custom House Gang, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub .com. Blues and Americana, 8 p.m.

Open mic, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slainte winebar.com. 8 p.m.