• COMEDY

Laughs for Africa, a night of comedy benefiting the African Hope Network. Lamont Price, Andrew Mayer, Rev. James Christie and Sean Clarke. $15 advance, $20 door. Porthole Restaurant, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland. portholemaine.com/events/. 8-10 p.m. Saturday.

• MUSIC

Bates Steel Pan Orchestra, popular student ensemble. Free, but tickets required. Olin Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Coffeehouse: David Dodson and the Lowdown, folk, rock, blues, jazz and country. $8. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Stray Birds, folk trio. $10 in advance, $15 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Arc Iris, an eclectic new project from composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams. $12. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Freeport’s First Friday Dinner and Concert Series. $15 advance, $20 day of event. Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. www.fcsmaine.org. 6 p.m. Friday.

Brit Floyd: Discovery World Tour 2014, music from the Pink Floyd catalog with light and laser show, $29.50, $39.50. Cumberland County Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. ticketmaster.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Computer Music Final Concert, digital video and electronic music with live instruments, free. Olin Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Legends: The Music Of Judy Garland, features Garland’s most well known songs, $12 to $18. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. www.theaterofawesome.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Willy Porter, singer-songwriter. $18, $23 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Hold Steady, rock. Worried Well opens. $18, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Ballroom Thieves, folk-rock trio. $10, 21-plus. Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Sligo Road, Maine’s traditional Irish band in concert with silent auction, cash bar and sweets. 879-0028, $10 at the door. Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. www.facebook.com/sligoroad. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Piano recital by students of Bridget Convey and Chiharu Naruse. Free. Olin Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Castlebay concert, Celtic music, $12. UU Coffeehouse, 69 Silver St., Waterville. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Maranacook String Band, open jam after the show. Donations. Mt. Vernon Community Center, Main Street, Mt. Vernon. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Caribbean Night with Pan Fried Steel, island sound and feel including limbo contests, dancing, flip flops, coconut drinks and more. $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Michelle Lewis, folk, $10. Village Coffee House of New Gloucester, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ellis Paul, singer-songwriter. $18. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. www.camdenoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Emilia Dahlin, singer-songwriter, $16, $14 seniors, $12 for 12 and under. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. www.johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Nellie McKay, singer-songwriter, Broadway performer, former comedian, $27.50. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. www.jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Pat Colwell and Soul Sensations, classic rock and roll, soul, blues, concert and dance fundraiser to benefit the Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath. $20 advance, $25 at the door. Hyde School, 616 Hyde St., Bath. wwwchoco- latechurcharts.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Lake Street Dive, jazzy pop, soul and more. $17 in advance, $20 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatreportland.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Boogie 2 Shooz, Pamela Jenkins and Patti-Jean Cousens sing and play saxophone, flute, percussion and keyboard in a high energy performance. $10 for adults, $5 for students, free for age 12 and under. University of Maine at Augusta, Jewett Auditorium. www.uma.edu/concertsjewetthall.html. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Legends: The Music of Judy Garland,” starring Kelly Caulfield. $15. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond. www.rvccme.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Music of the Jewish Experience, Rosalie Gerut, Hankus Netsky and Friends perform soulful and stirring music. $25, $15 for 18 and under. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.

John Gorka. $50. St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Assad Family, Brazilian folk and pop. $22. Olin Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Aoife O’Donovan, singer-songwriter formerly of Crooked Still, $20. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Noon Tunes, free noontime concert series held the second Tuesday of every month. Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, 317 Main St., Yarmouth. www.317main.org. Noon Tuesday.

The Psychedelic Furs, alternative rock. $25 in advance, $30 day of show, $45 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

• CLUBS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz. No cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meats, blues, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. wwww.gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Big Fancy. Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m. Friday.

Okbari with bellydancers. Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Evan King Group, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic jazz from The Great American Songbook. Free. Portland Marriott, Running Hill Road, South Portland. 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Friday.

First In Maths, Probably Dog and Caleb Orion, indie rock, no cover. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. 9 p.m. Friday.

Robbie Neeb Trio.  Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Taylor O’Donnell Quartet, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tall Horse, Worried Well and Dustin Saucier, indie bands in the Portland area. Free. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Rick Miller and His Band, three-piece Chicago blues band, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Kinnon Church Trio. Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. Saturday.

Pat O’Shea Band, singer-songwriter and guitarist with band, $10. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. 7 p.m. Monday.

Max Ater, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Standard Issue, Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Don Roy Ensemble, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Irish Seisiun, Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Brian Cullen, guitar music and vocals. Savory Maine, 11 Water St., Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. April 10.

Hot Club du Monde, gypsy, jazz and swing, no cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 8-11 p.m. April 10.