• MUSIC

THURSDAY

Mike James’ Blue Lions, urban Chicago blues, Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Young Musicians Winter Concert, King Middle School, 92 Deering Ave., Portland. Free. king.portlandschools.org. 6 p.m.

FRIDAY

Castlebay, joyous and mysterious seasonal songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland, the British Isles and New England, $10. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 7:15 p.m.

Matthew Stubbs Band, featuring Dennis Brennan, blues, $15 advance, $20 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey and the Retro Rockets, swing and blues, Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Stone Mountain Live Christmas Show, hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys with special guests, The Gibson Brothers, $60. Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Swaggering Swingbillies, good old country music. Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

The Alumni Band, “The Spirit of Christmas,” please bring nonperishable food items for the Stone Soup Food Pantry, $10 advance, $12 day of show. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. citytheater.org. 7 p.m.

Fifth Freedom’s CD release party, with special guests Loki, The Veayo Twins and The Resistance. $5; all ages. Club Texas, 150 Center St., Auburn. clubtexas.info. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Anna Lombard, indie rock, soul, pop. The Other Bones open the show. $10 in advance, $12 day of show, $20 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

8th annual Christmas Jazz Concert with the Chris Humphrey Big Band, 16-piece big band plays holiday favorites. Proceeds to benefit the York County Fuel Assistance Program. Suggested $10 donation. Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Road, Kennebunkport. churchonthecape.org. 7 p.m.

The Wizards of Winter, Christmas and classical music Trans Siberian Orchestra tribute show, $20, $40 reserved seating. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Rick Miller and His Band, three-piece Chicago blues band. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Annual Holiday Pops Concert with the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, proceeds benefit United Mid-Coast Charities, $10, $8 for under 18. Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), 25 Keelson Ave., Rockport. mainepromusica.org. 4 p.m.

Stone Mountain Live Christmas Show, hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys with special guests, The Gibson Brothers, $60. Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

The Alumni Band, “The Spirit of Christmas,” please bring nonperishable food items for the Stone Soup Food Pantry, $10 advance, $12 day of show. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. citytheater.org. 7 p.m.

Don Campbell Band Christmas Concert, $14. Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m.

The RMS Five “Unplugged” Holiday Show, gospelized Christmas carols and R&B, doo-wop flavored arrangements of holiday songs, $10 advance, $12 day of show, 12 and under free. First Parish Federated Church, 150 Main St., South Berwick. projectmusicworks.org. 6 p.m.

Dave Bullard Band and Friends, holiday tunes to classics, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 7 p.m.

Koelker-Martelle Band, performing Andrew Peterson’s Christmas suite “Behold the Lamb of God,” donations accepted for The Root Cellar, Falmouth High School, free. 829-8230. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

“What Sweeter Music: A Festival of Carols,” celebration of the Christmas season with favorite carols and new songs. Free; donations accepted. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond. rvccme@org. 2 p.m.

Rhythm and Light, Inanna Sisters in Rhythm, $15 advance, $20 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m.

Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen, 6th annual holiday concert, $15, $8 students. Museums of Old York, 3 Lindsay Road, York. oldyork.org. 6 p.m.

Koelker-Martelle Band, performing Andrew Peterson’s Christmas suite “Behold the Lamb of God,” donations accepted for The Root Cellar, Falmouth High School, free. 829-8230. 6 p.m.

MONDAY

“Sing! It’s Christmas,” community sing-along with appearance by Santa, donations accepted, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7 p.m.

• NIGHTCLUBS

THURSDAY

Kilcollins Band, RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. rira.com/portland.

Sam Chase, Mister Moon and Gunther Brown. Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com.

Beer pong, line dancing, karaoke & DJ B-set, no cover before 10 p.m., $3 after 10 p.m.; 21-plus. Club Texas, 150 Center St, Auburn. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

Muddy Ruckus and The Burners, gypsy, Americana, anti-folk, no cover, 21-plus. Brian Boru Public House, 57 Center St., Portland. brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Shanni in the Round, Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, Andi Fawcett & Clara Junken. Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com.

Hello Newman, ’90s alternative cover band. RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. rira.com/portland.

SATURDAY

Davey O, Americana, no cover. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. andysoldportpub.com.

Jazz at the Blue, Zach Ovington, Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, Mark Tipton’s Duo Improv. Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com.

Yoshiko Ohara, Eastern Spell, Manic Abraxis, Browski and Gimme Goldar, 21-plus. Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland. 9 p.m.

Back in Black, AC/DC tribute band, 21-plus. Club Texas, 150 Center St, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 9 p.m.

Carol Kings, Lou Dawg & Oolie bring the Christmas spirit for one special night. Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. baysidebowl.com.

Tickle, RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. rira.com/portland.

SUNDAY

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, folk/acoustic, no cover. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. andysoldportpub.com.

MONDAY

Chris Heard, folk, acoustic, no cover. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. andysoldportpub.com.

TUESDAY

Bill Howard, singer/songwriter, no cover. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. andysoldportpub.com.

DEC. 26

Birdland Jazz, modern twist on jazz classics. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Jonah Wisneski, Americana blues, no cover. Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. andysoldportpub.com.