• COMEDY

Paul Reiser with special guest Karen Morgan, $25-$32. Gracie Theatre at Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor. facebook.com/events/499650706787073/. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tom Clark as his Maine character C.L. Thomas in “Tourists Teenagers, Technology and Other Things That Ain’t Right.” $10. Spire 29, 29 School St., Gorham. spire29.com. 8-10 p.m. Saturday.

Comedian Kelly MacFarland, $15, Viles Auditorium, Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta. Benefits Project Graduation; tickets available at the Maine Education Credit Union, CATC (next to Cony), KV Federal Credit Union or at the door, 8 p.m. Saturday. 

MUSIC

USM Youth Ensembles Spring Instrumental Concert, showcase of the talents of southern Maine’s young musicians. $8/$5 suggested donation at the door; open seating. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/music. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Hot Country Nights, variety of American music and comedy, benefits student activities and the Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program, $5. Brunswick High School, Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Pythagoreanism and the music of Don Stratton, multifaceted music. A jam session and refreshments will follow. $9 or free with student MaineCard. Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Patty Larkin, singer-songwriter, $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sidecar Radio, 6Gig and Headstart, $7. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. tktwb.tw/MadiXz. 9 p.m. Friday.

Rod Picott and Amy Black, singer-songwriters, $15 in advance, $20 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Max Creek, Americana, country, rock, calypso and jazz. Roots of Creation open. $15 advance, $18 door, $30 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

After Hours Concert with The ProfTones, free. South Portland Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland. southportlandlibrary.com. 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Opus One Big Band Concert, $15; $25 for two; $8 students, tickets available at Bullmoose Music, Scarborough Hannaford, Starbird Music or at the door. Scarborough High School (Winslow Homer Auditorium), 11 Municipal Drive. 7- 9 p.m. Saturday.

Shawn Colvin, singer-songwriter, $30 in advance, $35 door. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Avenue. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage, Grammy-nominated guitar duo, $25. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Carolina Chocolate Drops, award-winning four-piece string band, $25. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jerry Douglas, dobro guitar, $30. Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Olas record release, with The Reverie Machine. $10 advance/$12 door. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

37th annual Honors Recital, recognizes excellence in undergraduate solo performance. Free and open to the public; reservations recommended. Corthell Hall, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Lucy Kaplansky, singer-songwriter, $20 advance, $25 door. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bluegrass Music Association of Maine Jam, unplugged stringed instruments. All levels of playing, $7. American Legion Post 197, 300 Conant St., Westbrook. mainebluegrass.org. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Country Sunday, featuring Dennis Royer, Cathy Haskell, Maranacook String Band, The Wildwoods Band with Chris Fyfe and more. Doors open at 11 a.m., $5. Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, 2782 Hallowell Road. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Friends of The Maine Fiddle Camp benefit concert, multiple performers with vocals and instrumentals. $15. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. www.necelticarts.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Big Easy Roots & Gospel Fest, featuring The Soggy Po Boys, RMS Five and Rock My Soul. Cash bar, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, dancing. $20 advance, $25 door. Star Theatre at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. projectmusicworks.org/calendar/. 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Long Time Courting, traditional and original Celtic music. $15 advance, $18 door. The Barn at Windpointe, 1 Ossipee Road #3, Freeport. longtimecourting.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bobby McFerrin: Spirit You All, vocal improviser backed by a five-piece band, presented by Portland Ovations. $45 to $70. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Alejandro Escovedo, Mexican singer-songwriter. Amy Cook opens, $17 in advance; $20 door; $30 preferred seating; 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Huey Mack, hip-hop, $10 in advance, $12 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Taking Back Sunday, rock, with Tonight Alive and Sleepwave, $25 in advance, $30 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. April 17. 

CLUBS, BARS & COFFEEHOUSES

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

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

Blues Mafia, twist on modern and classic blues. No cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

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

Bayside Bowl Uproar, original pop and rock by Joe Brien, Tiger Bomb! and Johnny Cremains Band. Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Affordable Poolboys, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. facebook.com/events/702440523141405/. 7-10 p.m. Saturday.

Jeff Herbster, banjo and fiddle player, Savory Maine, 11 Water St., Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Mouth Washington, Buddusky and Older Men, Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, hard swinging blues band. No cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

John Linscott and the Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam. Singers and players welcome to sit in, donations accepted. The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. www.localbuzzcafe.com. 11 a.m. Sunday.

Brian Callaghan, classical guitar, jazz and pop music, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. facebook.com/events/615835335176586/. 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

Songwriters Sessions, an appreciative, supportive venue for writers struggling with their songs. Led by David Dodson and others. Drop-ins welcome, $4 suggested donation. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Birdland Jazz, modern twists on jazz classics with vocals, guitar, drums and bass. No cover, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday.

Gary McCue, Savory Maine, 11 Water St., Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.