• MUSIC

THURSDAY

Carbon Leaf, indie rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $18 door, $30 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

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

UMA Jazz on Tour, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

Ben Taylor, singer-songwriter, Empire, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door, 18-plus. portlandempire.com. With Caroline Rose and Amy Allen, 8 p.m.

Nollaig Shona, a holiday feast of Cape Breton traditional music, dance and stories. Stratton Community Building, 246-2300, call for pricing. Community supper at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, bluegrass, folk, traditional, country and rock, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

“Black Nativity in Concert: A Gospel Celebration,” Down East Singers, St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle, $20 suggested donation. downeast singers.org. Musical numbers together with recitation of Scripture and Langston Hughes’ poetry, 7:30 p.m.

Chipped Enamel, The Pepper Club, Portland. 772-0531. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Pleasant Note Coffeehouse Open Mic, First Universalist Church of Auburn, Auburn, free. auburnuu.org. Music and poetry, 7:30 p.m.

DRA Round Top Coffee House, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $7, $4 seniors, 12 and under free. 563-1393. Jud Caswell, singer-songwriter, open mic at 6:45 p.m., main act at 8:30 p.m.

Jim Brickman: Joy of Christmas, pianist, State Theatre, Portland, $31.50-$65.50. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Patty Larkin, singer-songwriter, guitarist, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Hattie Simon Trio, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. Jazz piano and vocals with bass and drums, 8 p.m.

A Fine Winter’s Night, Irish and folk holiday music, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15. rocklandstrand.com. Lissa Schneckenburger & Corey Dimario and Matt & Shannon Heaton, 7:30 p.m.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. Jazz from the Great American Songbook, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tall Horse, Builder of the House, Yes We Kin, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Eleanor Friedberger, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, 18-plus. portcity musichall.com. Singer-songwriter from The Fiery Furnaces, 9 p.m.

Dimensions in Jazz presents oudist Jussi Reijonen, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. 828-1310. Performance with quartet, 8 p.m.

The Low Anthem, folk, blues, chamber music, Space, $10 advance, $12 door. space538.org. With Vio/Mire and Family Planning, 8:30 p.m.

Lauren Crobsy, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10, $7 students. chocolatechurcharts.org. With Abby Dunn and Jesse Gardner, 7:30 p.m.

First Person Plural, folk and blues duo Dana Pearson and Monica Grabin, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 7 p.m.

Stone Mountain Live Christmas Show, hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys, with special guests The Gibson Brothers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Silent Sam and the Evans, Americana and folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Yulegrass, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25. onelongfellowsquare.com. Lauren Rioux, Mike Block, Scott Law and Amanda Kowalski, 3 and 8 p.m.

Richard James & The Name Changers, psychedelic rock and roll, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10 advance, $12 door, $20 VIP, 18-plus. portcity musichall.com. 9 p.m.

Annual Choral Festival with the University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland, free, donations welcome. 939-2260. 4:30 p.m.

Christmas Concert: Downeast Brass Quintet with organist Jay Zoller, South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta, $10, $5 students, 12 and under free. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m.

Sweetback Sisters: Honkytonk Christmas, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $12 advance, $15 door. chocolatechurcharts.org. Family-style harmonies, old country to rockabilly, 7:30 p.m.

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas,” City Theater, Biddeford, singers perform rockin’ holiday songs in a benefit for the theater, $10. citytheater.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Zach Jones, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Rock, pop and soul, 8 p.m.

Bay Chamber Concerts presents Harlem-based gospel choir Songs of Solomon, Rockport Opera House, $25, $10 for under 21. baychamberconcerts.org. Inspirational young adult gospel choir led by Pastor Chantel Renee, 3 p.m.

Stone Mountain Live Christmas Show, hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys, with special guests The Gibson Brothers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Through Dec. 21.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus, “The Many Moods of Christmas,” Freeport Performing Arts Center at Freeport High School, $10, 18 and under free, maximum $25 per family. gfccweb.org. 7:30 p.m.

Dave Rowe, Denny Breau and Phil House, 20th annual holiday concert, First Universalist Church, Auburn, $15. (866) 655-7171, ext. 801. 7 p.m.

The Dwells and Eric law, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. Cosmic Americana and punk-rock cellist, 7 p.m.

Casco Bay Concert Band “The Many Moods of Christmas,” McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, $10, $8 seniors. www.cascobayconcertband. 3 p.m.

“Maine-ly Harmony Christmas,” Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Augusta, donations. maine-lyharmony.com. Women’s a cappella chorus with the quartets Omigosh!, Luck of the Draw, Chantez and Heart ’n’ Soul, 2 p.m.

Musica de Filia Girls’ and Women’s Choirs, new and traditional holiday music sung by five choirs, State Street Church, Portland, $10 advance, $5 students and seniors. musicadefilia.com. 2 p.m.

SUNDAY

Blackalicious, hip-hop, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance, $17 door, 18-plus. port citymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

The Boy Singers of Maine “Sounds of the Season” Concert, Cumberland Congregational Church, $10, $8 seniors and students. boysingersofmaine.org. 2 p.m.

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas,” City Theater, Biddeford, singers perform rockin’ holiday songs in a benefit for the theater, $10. citytheater.org. 2 p.m.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus, “The Many Moods of Christmas,” First Parish UCC Church, 40 Main St., Freeport., $10, 18 and under free, maximum $25 per family. gfccweb.org. 2:30 p.m.

Fryeburg Academy Music Students’ annual Candlelight Concert, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, free. 935-9232. 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Wescustago Youth Chorale, 16th annual winter concert, Freeport Performing Arts Center at Freeport High School, $10, $5 students and seniors. 846-0705. 3 p.m.

“Black Nativity in Concert: A Gospel Celebration,” Down East Singers, Camden Opera House, $20, 18 and under free. downeastsingers.org. Musical numbers together with recitation of Scripture and Langston Hughes’ poetry, 2 p.m.

Midcoast Community Chorus Winter Concert, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Camden, $5, free for under 3. mccsings.org. Performance by children’s division of the chorus, 2 p.m.

MONDAY

Downeasters Holiday Concert, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, Cumberland, $10, free for age 10 and under. 829-5238. 7:30 p.m.

Young Musicians Winter Concert, Lincoln Middle School, Portland, free. portlandschools.org. 6 p.m.

TUESDAY

Pine Tree Coastal Winds, Freeport Community Concert Band performs holiday music, admission is a donation to the Carol Kaplan Fuel Assistance Fund or a food pantry item, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, donations. 865-4747. 6 p.m.

Young Musicians Winter Concert, Lincoln Middle School, Portland, free. portlandschools.org. 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Bro Safari, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door. portcitymusichall.com. With Torro Torro and Crnkn, 9 p.m.

Fine Winter’s Night Holiday Show, Irish music, traditional and original carols, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, $20. acousticartisans.com. Lissa Schneckenburger & Corey Dimario and Matt & Shannon Heaton, 7 p.m.

Young Musicians Winter Concert, Deering High School, Portland, free. portlandschools.org. 7 p.m.

DEC. 19

Young Musicians Winter Concert, King Middle School, Portland, free. portlandschools.org. 6 p.m.

• NIGHT CLUBS

THURSDAY

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

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

FRIDAY

Lovewhip, Brian Boru, Portland, free, 21-plus. brianboruportland.com. Electro disco pop, world rock, 9:30 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meats, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. Soulful blues, 9 p.m.

Welterweight EP Release Show, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Acoustic “hard soft rock,” 9:30 p.m.

GinLab, First in Maths, The Feather Lungs, Slainte, Portland, $3, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Samuel James, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. Roots music, 9 p.m.

Toys for Tots Rock Show, several bands raising money for Toys for Tots, bring an unwrapped toy to donate, Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. Doors at 4 p.m.

Caro Kkan, Flowpez, Indegenous Immigrants, Slainte, Portland, free, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

Afro-Caribbean and Top 40, Slainte, Portland, $5, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

Flash Allen & Kelly Laurence, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m.

DEC. 19

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

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

 

Correction

These listings were updated at 10:53 a.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013 to correct the location of the Greater Freeport Community Chorus’s Sunday, December 15 performance.