Songswap, informal song-circle format. Bring a song or two, a friend or two and an instrument or two. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. camden.lib.me.us. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Jason Anick, violinist/mandolinist, $15 in advance; $20 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellow square.com. 8 p.m. Thursday
The Gather Rounders and Lauren Rioux, acoustic roots and bluegrass. $15; $12 students. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., 2nd floor, Portland. acousticartisans.com. 7-9 p.m. Friday.
“Great Cabin Fever Escape Show,” featuring The Wiyos, along with the Dolphin Strikers and DJ Terry Frank. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport. baychamberconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Arctic Monkeys, English indie rock. $35 advance; $40 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatre portland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Garnet Rogers, singer-songwriter, $15 advance; $20 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Music & Mythology of Our World, the Mark Tipton Quartet performs world folk music derived from, inspired by world mythology. $10; $8 students; $5 for children 10 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Drumbalaya Drum Circle, The Hive, 84 Main St., Kennebunk. Free. www.thehivekennebunk.com. 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Cabaret Nights, The Burners, Riverside Farm Market, 291 Fairfield St., Oakland. For reservations call 465-4439 and ask for Janna. 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday.
Samuel James, roots and blues, $16 adults; $14 seniors; $12 children; $20 vintage wine bar VIP tickets. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Poor Old Shine, indie roots music, $12 in advance; $17 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellow square.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Sorcha, singer-songwriter on guitar and banjo with Kate Driver on upright bass. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Joe Gallant and Griffin Sherry, country, folk, blues and rock, $10 in advance; $12 door. Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. www.explore frontier.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Emancipator Ensemble, electronic music, $18 advance; $20 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusic hall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam with special guest Julie Thompson. The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. localbuzzcafe.com. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
Bluegrass Music Association of Southern Maine Jam, unplugged stringed instruments, all levels welcome, $7. American Legion Post 197, Route 25, Westbrook. 232-1528. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Poor Howard Smith, classic blues on 12-string guitar. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Blues Prophets with Bob Rasero and The Renovators, Chicago-style blues, $15. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Beth Orton, British singer-songwriter, The Murphy Beds open. $25; $35 VIP; 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.
Group Play Gathering, Gather Restaurant, 189 Main St., Yarmouth. www.gathermaine.com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
STS9, instrumental electronic rock band, $25 advance; $30 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatre portland.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 13.
Dr. John, singer-songwriter, pianist plays blues, zydeco, boogie woogie and rock ’n’ roll. $39; $55 VIP, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 13.
Friday Night Comedy with Joe Yannetty and Chris Pennie, $15. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. tickets.jonathans restaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
First Friturday Night Live, Portland Comedy Co-Op presents musicians, poets, storytellers, magicians and more in a variety show. Free. Coffee by Design, 67 India St., Portland. www.coffeebydesign.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
The Portland Comedy Showcase, weekly comedy performance featuring some of New England’s best comedians. $5. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.facebook.com/Bull Feeney. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz, no cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Blues Mafia, twist on modern and classic blues with Latin, Cajun and funk influences, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
Mama’s Boomshack, six-piece band playing funk, soul and blues, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Adam WarRock, hip-hop, with Tribe One and Covered in Bees, $5, 21-plus. Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland. 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Action Packed Thursday, beer pong, line dancing, karaoke and DJ B-Set, $3 after 10 p.m.; 21-plus. Club Texas, 150 Center St, Auburn. www.clubtexas.info. 6 p.m. Feb. 13.
Hot Club du Monde, gypsy, jazz and swing, no cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 13.