March 17, 2013


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Comedian Bob Marley performs a benefit show at Windham High School on Monday.

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Jason MacDonald's Cape Breton Kitchen Party, with Anita MacDonald, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big-band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $5 advance, $9 door, $5 seniors and students. 8 p.m. Thursday.

March Music Series, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Sylvia Tavares and Tom Arter, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; The Rusty Hinges, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jason MacDonald's Cape Breton Kitchen Party, with Anita MacDonald and Adam Young, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $15. 948-7469. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Tangled Up in Blue, Yale University American folk singing group, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $5 to $10. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Eddie Money "Unplugged," acoustic rock, Asylum, Portland, $30. 9 p.m. Thursday.

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

Holy Mackerels Trio, with Mark Stover and Fiddlin' Paul D'Alessio, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Happy Jawbone Family Band, with Video Nasties and Wild Cat, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $8. 8 p.m. Friday.

The Nutopians, "John Lennon Re-Imagined," created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, Devonsquare opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $27 advance, $32 door. 8 p.m. Friday.

Royal Hammer, dub, reggae, roots, Big Easy, Portland. 9 p.m. Friday.

Music in March, ImproVox, Topsham Public Library. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Tan Vampires and Jon Nolan, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Julianna Barwick, with Vio/Mire, Space, Portland, $8, all ages. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Shayna Barry May and Libby Kirkpatrick, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $5. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Joy Kills Sorrow, string band, Joe Walsh opens, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 advance, $20 door. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Todd Snider, alt-county, Ashleigh Flynn opens, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $18 advance, $20 door, $35 VIP, 18-plus. 8 p.m. March 24.

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

Hattie Simon Duo, jazz, Engine, Biddeford Arts, $6 advance, $8 door. 1 p.m. March 24.

Julie Dougherty and The Stairwells, folk, Irish, pop, blues, R&B and '40s-era standards, York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. March 24.

SOUNDWAVZ, dancing to Latin, jazz, rock and reggae, benefits humanitarian causes, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, donation. 6 to 9 p.m. March 24.

Rob Duquette CD-release party, Duquette on guitars and vocals, backed by members of Royal Hammer and Rustic Overtones, McArthur Library Biddeford, Biddeford, free. 284-4181. 3 p.m. March 24.

Young@Heart Chorus, senior chorus, "This Is Getting Old" Tour, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $35 to $55. 2:30 p.m. March 24.


Special Events

St. Patrick's Parade, from Portland Fish Pier to Maine State Pier, Portland. Noon Sunday.

The Band of the Scots Guards and The Pipes, with Drums and Highland Dancers of The Black Watch, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $20 to $38. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Irish breakfast, live music all day, RiRa, Portland. Starts at 8 a.m. Sunday; Portland Fire Dept. Drums and Bagpipes, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Kevin Farley, The Irish Music Guy, "Ireland to Hollywood," Irish music and lore in the movies, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10, with a la carte menu. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

St. Patrick's Day celebration, all day food, music and entertainment, Bull Feeney's, Portland. 773-7210. Opens at 6 a.m. Sunday.

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