• COMEDY

Night of Laughs, three Boston area stand-up comedians. Mature audience show. Sponsored by American Council of the Blind. $10 suggested donation. Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School, 885 Broadway. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy Festival, proceeds help the Curtain Raisers and Room for Improvement make their way to Improv Boston for a day of workshops and performances. $5. Mountain Valley High School, Rumford. 7 p.m. April 24.

• MUSIC

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. Thursday.

Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, wistful country-tinged rock, with Coke Weed and S.S. Cretins, $10, 18 plus. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Maine College of Art’s Music Festival, showcasing the varied creativity MECA produces, activating multiple senses for the audience. Suggested donation $10. Maine College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu/news. 6 p.m. Friday.

Video Nasties, Margy Pepper, Parasol and Fur, swirling sounds of the punk rock underground. $7. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Zemya and Spoonmaker’s Diamond, melodies from far corners of the planet, $12 advance/$15 door. St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mehuman Jonson Trio, blend of soul, jazz, rock and rhythm and blues, $10. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. www.chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mary Fahl, singer-songwriter, on tour in support of new album “Love and Gravity,” $25 advance; $28 door. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

David Wax Museum, traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock. Kingsley Flood open, $10 in advance, $12 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Brick Church Concert series: Mark Phillips, local singer-songwriter. Proceeds will benefit the Church General Fund. $10. New Sharon Congregational Church, 21 Cape Cod Hill Road. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tony Bennett, $72.72 to $132.75. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Don Campbell, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist releases new CD, “The Dust Never Settles,” $22 advance, $25 door. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansogunquit.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Pierre Bensusan, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer, $20 advance, $25 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Matt and Shannon Heaton CD release show for “Tell You in Earnest,” traditional music amid handmade fiddles from Boston-based duo, $15. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd floor, Portland. www.acousticartisans.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Spose, hip-hop, with Sly-Chi, Ock Cousteau, Shane Reis, Cam Groves and Essence, $12 advance, $15 door, all ages. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Blue Oyster Cult, hard rock, heavy metal, $40, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Rustic Overtones, rock/funk, $15. Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, Waterville. mainelybrews.com. 10 p.m. Saturday.

Seanachie Nights presents Castlebay, Celtic songs of renewal and rejuvenation, $9 suggested donation. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. www.facebook.com/BullFeeney. 7 p.m. Monday.

Val Bennett, local singer/songwriter and band; blues, jazz, country and rock. $15. Slates Restaurant, 169 Water St., Hallowell. slatesrestaurant.com. 8:15 a.m. Monday.

UMA Little Big Band, concert be streamed live, free. Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive. www.concertsatjewett.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Envok, free, Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive. www.concertsatjewett.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Koan Sound, electronic music production duo. Minnesota opens. $18 to $25, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Novel Jazz Septet, swinging jazz out of the Great American Songbook and compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, $14, $12 seniors, $6 for ages 12 to 18, free for under 12 with a parent. Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta. www.skidompha.org. 7 p.m. April 24.

• CLUBS, BARS AND COFFEEHOUSES

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

Birdland Jazz, modern twists on jazz classics with vocals, guitar, drums and bass, free, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Old Liberty String Band, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Michael Krapovicky, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. www.silverstreettavern.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mike Morrison, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. www.silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

October Road, acoustic duo, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. www.facebook.com. 8-10:30 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic jazz from The Great American Songbook, no cover. Portland Marriott, Running Hill Road, South Portland. www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/pwmap-portland-marriott-at-sable-oaks/. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Joel Carpenter and the Effects, Sam Ellis, and Wesley Moseman, free. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. 9 p.m. Friday.

Tricky Britches, Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, Waterville. mainelybrew.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

The Bob Band, four-piece band performing the music of Bob Dylan, free. MJ’s Wine Bar, 1 Free St., Portland. www.onecitywines.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Scott Girouard, Joe Gallant and Paul Andrew Chase Jr., free, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Reny, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. www.silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Giff Jamison, Savory Maine, 11 Water St., Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Travis James Humphrey and the Retro Rockets, blues and swing with classics and originals, free, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Flash Allen and Kelly Laurence, broad spectrum of classics, free, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 7-10 p.m., Wednesday.

Crunk Witch, Caro Khan and Fatback Supreme, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Octane, jazz and swing, free, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. April 24.

Adam Babcock, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. 6 p.m. April 24.

Jim Pryor, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. www.silverstreettavern.com. 7 p.m. April 24.