Friday, April 18, 2014
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Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theater Company, featuring Garbo and his pop-action inflatables of all shapes and sizes – and including mime, juggling and acrobatics – performs at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center on Saturday.
Courtesy of Portland Ovations
The Roberto Morbioli Blues Band, fronted by the Italian guitar master, is at One Longfellow Square in Portland on Friday.
The Neighbourhood, alt-rock, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, 18-plus. portcity musichall.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.
Giff Jamison, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, bluegrass, folk, traditional, country and rock and roll, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Frontiers of Music #12, featuring Maine student composers, The Frontier, Brunswick, name-your-price. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Thursday
Roberto Morbioli Blues Band, Italian blues guitar master, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Queensrÿche, progressive heavy metal, Asylum, Portland, $30, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Friday
Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Garnet Rogers, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $20. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Bluegrass Series with Blasted Knoll, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehive kennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Jim O’Neil and Dana Pearson: The Affordable Poolboys, originals and light rock covers with guitar and percussion, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbooks coffeebeer.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
School of Music: The New Standard, USM jazz ensemble, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to $15. usm.maine .edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
The Holy Mackerels, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Franco-American Collection Monthly Sing-Along Session, French and French-Canadian songs, led by local volunteers, Room 170, University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn, Lewiston, free/donation.usm.maine.edu/franco. 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Guitarist Brian Callahan, classical , jazz and popular standards, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.
3rd Friday Benefit Concert, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Robby Simpson and The Thunderbirds with Lisa Redfern and Aaron Nadeau, Bath, $7 to $10. chocolate church.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Time Jumpers, country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $150. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Metric, indie rock, Box Tiger opens, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. statetheatre portland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
James Montgomery Band, blues, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, $17.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday Night Jazz with Steve Grover Quartet, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Keelan Donovan, singer-songwriter, Amy Allen opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Dwells, cosmic Americana, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer .com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Chris Thomas King, Grammy Award-winning blues musician, Saco River Theatre, Buxton, $30. sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Waterborough Historical Society presents Jose Duddy, Maine country singer and entertainer, South Waterboro Grange Hall, $15, 21-plus. 247-5878. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Tom Whitehead presents Piano Jazz, bebop, stride, blues and boogie woogie, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Ale House String Band, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, $12 to $16. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Scott Cleveland Quartet, jazz, Stonington Opera House, $10. opera housearts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Beever McCain, electric guitar and vibraphone duo with vocals, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer .com. 1 p.m. Nov. 17.
Okbari, McArthur Public Library, Biddeford. mcarthurlibrary.org. Middle eastern music ensemble, 3 p.m. Nov. 17.
• Special Events
2013 Coast City Comicon, fan convention with comic artist Ed McGuinness, many others, Double Tree Hilton, South Portland. coastcitycomicon.com. Sunday.
Maine Organization of Storyteller Enthusiasts presents Tellebration Portland 2013, Michael Parent hosts Maine story tellers Lynne Cullen, Pat Gardiner, Jackson Gillman, Debb Freedman, David Handwerker, Audrey Mason, Donald Spear and Bill Hinderer, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $10 suggested. portlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Cedars Auxiliary: Pop-Up Holiday Gift Boutique, wine and appetizers while shopping for a good cause, hand-crafted jewelry, accessories, skin care and spa, home decor and storage, pocketbooks and bags, kitchen and garden, dolls and toys and much more, Cedars Atrium, Portland, $8 advance, $12 door. 221-7007. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
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