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The genre-busting trio The Bad Plus will perform “On Sacred Ground – Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ ” at Hannaford Hall in Portland on Sunday.

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Kirtan Soul Revival and Vanessa Torres, funk, rock, R&B, world grooves and chants with Sanskrit mantras, The New Church, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 233-6846. 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Bad Plus, jazz, pop, rock, country, electronic and classical, "On Sacred Ground -- Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring,' " Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $10 to $28. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Sunday.

North of Nashville, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, no cover, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. Monday.

JW Jones, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton traditional Scottish ensemble, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $12.50 to $25. 948-7469. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Cover to Cover: Covered in Bees, with The Dead Milkmen/Beelzebubba, Big Easy, Portland, $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents: "Naftule's Dream," progressive, post-Klezmer, jazz-inflected side project of members of the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton traditional Scottish ensemble, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $12.50 to $25. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Angelique Kidjo, Beninoise singer-songwriter, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $55, reserved seating. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Thee Icepicks, The Murder Weapon and Cowgirls of the Damned, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m. Thursday.

The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton traditional Scottish ensemble, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue, jazz from the Great American Songbook, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. standardissue.me. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Mardi Gras Party with Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, dancing, cash bar, Samoset Resort, Rockport, $25, table of 10 for $200. 596-6055. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Pardon Me, Doug, Phish tribute band, opening set of rock and reggae by Repeat Offenders, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $5, 21-plus. francocenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Metal Feathers record release, with Leaves Leaves, Wood Burning Cat and aLEX kEATON, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Micah Blue Smaldone, with Caethua and The Lord Dog Bird, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Steve Forbert, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $23 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust presents David Mallett, folk singer-songwriter, Atlantic Hall, Kennebunkport, $25 and $30. 967-3465. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dimensions in Jazz Present the Ninth Annual Steve Grover Birthday Bash, new compositions and old favorites with Grover and friends, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $5 to $15. 828-1310. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Cabin Fever Concert with the Maine Highland Fiddlers, lively traditional music, McArthur Library, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 3 p.m. Feb. 24.

35th Annual Schooner Fare/Devonsquare Reunion Concert, benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $22 to $25. (800) 838-3006. Doors at 2 p.m. Feb. 24.


Weekly Bird Walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the museum's north entrance, 1 p.m. Wednesday.

4th Annual Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby, St. Gregorys Church, Gray, $5 to $10. crystallakederby.com. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 

Special Events

"Coursen Readings," poets Linda Aldrich, David Stankiewicz and Kevin Sweeney, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Annual ice harvest, wagon rides, concessions, merchandise and ice skating, Thompson Ice House, South Bristol, free. 644-8808. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Home, Remodeling and Garden Show, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $5 to $8, undr 6 free. mmaine.newenglandexpos.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Laserpalooza 2013, weeklong laser light show festival, multiple shows daily, some featuring the music of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland, $5, $1 extra for 3D glasses. usm.maine.edu/planet. Sunday through Feb. 24.

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