• MUSIC

Adam Babcock, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. oldmillpub.net. 6 p.m. Thursday.

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

UMA Concert series: Contemporary Sounds, four nights of concerts are the semester culmination of the UMA Music Program. Concert will be streamed live via the Internet, free. Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta. www.concertsatjewett.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

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

Buster B! concert , singer/guitar player will present an all-ages concert. Pittsfield Public Library, 110 Library St., Pittsfield. www.pittsfield.lib.me.us. 1 p.m. Friday.

UMA Concert series: SONIC UMA! Senior Concert, four nights of concerts are the semester culmination of the UMA Music Program. Concert will be streamed live via the Internet, free. Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Dr., Augusta. www.concertsatjewett.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Chris Ross, singer-songwriter recently named “New England Songwriter of the Year” plays folk, Americana and rock, $10, $6 students. Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg. www.phippsburgucc.org. 7:30 -9:45 p.m. Friday.

Talisker in concert, traditional music of Great Britain and Ireland. Sponsored by the Arts Institute of Western Maine, an affiliate of UMF, $10 adults, free for children and students with ID. Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, University of Maine at Farmington, 224 Main St., Farmington. www.umf.maine.edu/campus-life/arts-culture. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Le Vent Du Nord, progressive Quebecoise quartet. $25. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Parris Bacon, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. www.silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela: 9 Dead Alive Tour, internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo. Bobby Long opens, $25 to $40, reserved seating. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

The New Mendicants, Canadian-based indie rock supergroup with singer-songwriters Joe Pernice and Norman Blake and drummer Mike Belitsky. Jose Ayerve opens, $15 in advance, $18 day of show, $25 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Local H, alternative rock duo, $10, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Hot Day at the Zoo, Americana/jam band/country, $10. Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, Waterville. mainelybrews.com. 10 p.m. Friday.

Goodbye, Slainte!, nine bands and a farewell to the bar, free. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. 828-0900. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Open Mic Music Night, live and electronic music, poets and storytellers, free. Fuego Diablo Studios, 52 Loring Lane, Pownal. www.facebook.com/fuegodiablopownal. 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Bridge Coffee House Presents: Channels of Blessings. Free. Summit Church, 1 Sullivan Square, Berwick. 603-978-3351. 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Squid Jiggers, unique blend of Celtic and maritime folk tunes mashed up with a healthy dose of Maine humor, $5 to $12. North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. www.mwamconcerts.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ken and Jane Brooks with Joe and Nellie Kennedy, acoustic Americana music. Baked goods and refreshments sold at intermission as well as pie auctions, a door prize and 50/50 raffle. $10. Wayside Theatre/Grange, 851 North Dexter Road, Dexter. waysidegrange@yahoo.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Community Band Concert: “Jump on the Bandwagon!,” a jam-packed program with the IHC Band and Chorus, a premiere of a new work for concert band and more. An evening of musical fun. $10, $7 seniors, students free. Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route One, Falmouth. www.mainestateballet.org. 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Bluegrass concert: Descendants of Maine and Maranacook String Band, New England Bluegrass band featuring Bill Thibodeau, Herman McGee, Gary Pomerleau and Rob Ravlin, $10 adults, $5 students. Maranacook Community High School, 2250 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield. mcs.maranacook.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Zemya at The Frontier, folk ensemble, celebrating Earth Day 2014. www.explorefrontier.com. $12 advance, $15 at the door. Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. www.explorefrontier.com/schedule. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Meryia & The Guys, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver Street, Waterville. www.silverstreettavern.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Frankie Ballard, country music singer-songwriter, $15, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. tktwb.tw/N6POU5. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Both featuring Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, inspired by folksy but edgy rock melodicism and spooky, soulful atmosphere, $20 in advance, $22 day of show, $40 preferred seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Hot Day at the Zoo, Americana, jam band, country, $10. Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, Waterville. mainelybrew.com. 10 p.m. Saturday.

Doug Kolmar, acoustic set of contemporary folk songs, free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. www.elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Simons and Goodwin Concert, varied repertoire of folk, country, old rock, jazz and originals, free. McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. www.mcarthurpubliclibrary.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Baths, with Young Fathers, electronic music, $12 in advance, $14 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Sebastian Bach, heavy-metal singer from Skid Row, $22, $25 day of show, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. www.portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m., doors open at 8, Sunday.

The Blues Prophets, Doug Wainoris on guitar, Jamie “Jake” Isaacson, blues piano, Jeff Davison on drums, Jack Tukey on bass, David Gill on harmonica. $15. Slates Restaurant, 169 Water Street, Hallowell. slatesrestaurant.com. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

All Time Low, pop-punk, with Mayday Parade, Man Overboard, Hand Guns and We are the In Crowd, $22 in advance, $25 day of show. The State Theatre , 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble present classical and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 12 South Campus Drive, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/music. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Doug Paisley, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Arborea opens, $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 21-plus. Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Crossroads International Celtic Festival and PEI’s Festival of Small Halls promotional tour with Richard Wood & Gordon B, pre-show jam session, 6 p.m.; reservations recommended, $20. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. www.necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lauren Crosby, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. oldmillpub.net. 6 p.m. May 1.

Hunter Hayes: We’re Not Invisible Tour, Grammy-nominated country singer. With Danielle Bradbery and Dan and Shay., $35 to $49.50. Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. www.crossinsurancecenter.com. 7 p.m. May 1.

Barry Arvin Young, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. www.silverstreettavern.com. 7 p.m. May 1.

Camden Library Coffeehouse: Guitarist Larry Unger and fiddler Eden MacAdam-Somer perform dazzling fiddlework in a variety of styles. $7-$8. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. www.librarycamden.org. 7-8:30 p.m. May 1.

• NIGHTCLUBS

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

Poke Chop and The Other White Meats, from New Orleans to Chicago, this band is influenced by the storied and soulful blues acts up and down the Mississippi., free, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Mousa, Evan Parker and Greg Jamie, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. 828-0900. Friday.

Slainte Farewell Show, Sha Sha Sha, GinLab, Tall Horse, Worried Well, Dustin Saucier and the Sad Bastards, members of Volcano Rabbit, Erik Neilsen, Johnny Fountain and Dan Knudsen, free, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Blue Steel Express, modern and traditional blues led by front man Kevin Kimball, free, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday Night Blues, Anthony Gomes “Killer Blues Rock” from Canada. $15. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. 593-9336. 6-9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday Night Blues, blues musician from Australia plays harmonica and didgeridoo, great dancing beat. $15. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Chute and Co., The soulful and emotional duo/trio reinterprets blues from America and around the world. Free, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. www.gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Muddy Ruckus and the Burners, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m. May 1.

• COMEDY

Sandra Bernhard, Sandra’s live, in-your-face performing combines her hysterical insight, outspoken views and outrageous mouth, along with her band, The Flawless Zircons, $39.50. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. www.jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Bill Burr, regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon, $30,$35; reserved seating. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 p.m. Saturday.