• MUSIC

Scarborough High School Chorus Cabaret and Silent Auction, $5 suggested. Scarborough High School. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Danu, traditional Irish music, $22/$30. Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Richard Shindell, singer-songwriter, $20 in advance, $25 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Kung Fu, improvised dance music, $15 door, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. 9 p.m. Thursday.

So Percussion, “Where (we) Live,” collaboration between Portland Ovations and MECA, $36. Maine College of Art, ICA, 522 Congress St., Portland. portlandovations.org. 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dakota Dave Hull, classic American guitar, $15. Hammond Hall at Schoodic Arts for All, 427 Main St., Winter Harbor. schoodicartsforall.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, musicians and poets welcome, free. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St.. auburnuu.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Reykjavik Calling, Icelandic musical acts Sin Fang, Retro Stefson and Hermigervill, free, 18-plus. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Old Soul, gypsy rock, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Manhattan Transfer, jazzy a cappella group, $39.50-$49.50. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Dominic and The Lucid, rock, with special guests, $10, 18-plus. Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Brian Cullen and David Bullard, classical, contemporary, flamenco, blues, jazz, Latin acoustic guitar concert, $15. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.curtislibrary.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Smither, folk blues, $22 in advance, $25 day of show. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Karla Bonoff, singer-songwriter, $32.50. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Start Making Sense, Talking Heads tribute, with HmfO, Hall and Oates tribute, $10 in advance, $15 day of show; 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Beever McCain, electric guitar and vibraphone duo with vocals, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Maria Gillard and Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz, winter concert, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. york.lib.me.us. Free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Adam Soosman and William Fahy, traditional Irish music, free. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. 6 p.m. Monday.

Portland Public Schools All-City Band Concert, Lincoln Middle School, 522 Stevens Ave. Free. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Los Lonely Boys, American Chicano rock power trio, with Sons of Bill, $25; 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. March 20.

COMEDY

The Second City: Happily Ever Laughter, drawing on classic material as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, $25. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. www.operahouse.org/Events/Music-Comedy/. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy on the Square, with Ian Stuart, Mark Turcotte, Luke Hanbury, Paul Hunt and host Brian Brinegar. $5. Spire 29, 29 School St. Gorham. holdmyticket.com/event/164287. 7:30 p.m. March 20.

• NIGHTCLUBS

Cumberland Crossing, contemporary bluegrass, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland . portcityblue.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Blasted Knoll, string band, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Hot Club du Monde, Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bluegrass Jam Session, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Muddy Ruckus and the Burners, Brian Boru Public House, 57 Center St., Portland. www.brianboruportland.com. 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Sweet Beats, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m. Friday.

Dubbest, roots, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Steve Subrizi, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland . portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rick Miller and Band, Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Acadian Aces, Bourbon-flavored Cajun, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

Alicia Phelps & Thomas Brown, jazz, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, jazz, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Lauren Crosby, folk, blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Travis James & The Retro Rockets, Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Klaxton Quartet, jazz, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. Saturday.

Jim Wholey, folk, roots, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Joe Young, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Rob Duquette, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Custom House Gang, roots, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Welterweight, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m. March 20.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, folk, acoustic, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. www.andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. March 20.