October 17, 2013

Music and Nightlife Listings

Comedy, music and nightclubs

COMEDY

B.B. King, the legendary blues artist, performs on Oct. 24 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

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Jason Stuart, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $17.50 advance; $22.50 day of show. jonathans restaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Physical Comedian Tom Murphy, soul-searching repartee and world-class slapstick, $12 for 12 and under, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $16, $14 seniors. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

MUSIC

THURSDAY

The English Beat, 2 tone ska revival, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $25 adv-$30 dos, $40 VIP, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Shine it on Thursday with Heather Styka and Paddy Mills, The Hive, Kennebunk. $5. thehive kennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

October Music Series, Kathi Nordone, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Through Oct. 31.

Chipped Enamel, The Pepper Club, Portland. 772-0531. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25 advance; $30 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jim O’Neil and Dana Pearson, originals and light rock covers with guitar and percussion, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 7 p.m.

Portland Ovations Presents: Mandy Patinkin: “Dress Casual,” with pianist Paul Ford, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $76. porttix.com. 8 p.m.

The Hive Bluegrass Series with Silent Sam and The Evans, The Hive, Kennebunk. $10. thehive kennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Peter Alexander Band, original rock and roll. Red Beans & Rice open the show, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $10, $7 students. chocolatechurch.com. 7:30 p.m.

Vocalist Bryce Libby, accompanied by pianist John Twitchell performs cabaret style music, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene. Free. sawyer-foundation.com. 2 and 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Umphrey’s McGee, progressive rock, State Theatre, Portland. $22.50 advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Ian MacKenzie and Cilantro, folk rock, rock and roll, acoustic guitar, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $12 advance; $15 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 9 p.m.

Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite, from the Irish band The Saw Doctors, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $22 advance; $27 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Rickie Lee Jones, Asylum, Portland. $25, $39 VIP, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Silver Duo: Philip and Noreen Silver, with guest artist Lydia Forbes, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono. $9. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m.

October Music Series, Bruce Hardina, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Through Oct. 31.

Christian Cuff, The Hive, Kennebunk. thehive kennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Patriotic Rock Concert with Madison Rising, portion of proceeds benefit the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine and the Disabled American Veterans, Lewiston Memorial Armory. $15 advance; $20 day of show. androscogginGOP .com. 7 p.m.

Two Old Friends: Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, Celtic and American country music, South Portland Public Library. Free. south portlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m.

Soggy Po’ Boys, New Orleans music, First Parish Federated Church, South Berwick. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 450-8746. 6:30 p.m.

Castlebay and Tom Kastle, benefit for Maine’s First Ship, musicians will dress in renaissance attire, Bath City Hall. $15, $10 children. mfship .org. 7:30 p.m.

Del Rey, blues guitarist and ukulele player, Stonington Opera House. $20. operahousearts .org. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Mike Doughty, singer-songwriter, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $22 advance; $25 day of show, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. International Heritage Music Series, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m.

Doug Kolmar, singer-songwriter performing folk, pop, jazz and Americana, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffee beer.com. 1 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Jazz Jam Session with Chris Humphrey, The Hive, Kennebunk. $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Local Music Series, Connor Garvey, Gather Restaurant, Yarmouth. gathermaine.com. 6:30 p.m. Through Oct. 30.

OCT. 24

B.B. King, blues, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $49.50-$77. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

Paul Brady, singer/songwriter, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 advance; $25 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

October Music Series, Rusty Hinges, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Through Oct. 31.

Donna the Buffalo, pop, rock, international, country and folk, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $15 advance; $18 day of show, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, Dr. Chris Obholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 advance; $9 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jam Session with The Sock Puppets, The Hive, Kennebunk. $3. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Brett Eldredge, country, Asylum, Portland. $15, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

NIGHT CLUBS

THURSDAY

Birdland Jazz, modern twists on jazz classics with vocals, guitar, drums and bass, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Trevor Geiger and Christian Cuff, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

King Fu, improvised dance music, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12 advance; $15 day of show, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Eric Green Party, swampy, bottleneck, barrel house piano and electrified country blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Don Damiani, Nick Poulin, Geoff Zimmerman and Caro Khan, Slainte, Portland. 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

In the Round with Shanna Underwood, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Matt Meyer and The Gumption Junction, folk and country, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Jazz Friday with LHQ, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Blues Mafia, a twist on modern and classic blues with Latin, Cajun and funk influences, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Techno Is For Lovers, Slainte, Portland. 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Zach Ovington, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcity blue.com. 6 p.m.

Sean Mencher and his Rhythm Kings, classic 1950’s style rockabilly, Blue, Portland. portcity blue.com. 8 p.m.

Mark Tipton Improv Duo, Blue, Portland. port cityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Silent Sam and the Evans, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Open Mic Shakespeare Readings, Slainte, Portland. 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

MONDAY

’90s Night, Slainte, Portland. 21-plus. slainte winebar.com. 10 p.m.

J.B. Blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Karaoke Night with DJ Ponyfarm, Slainte, Portland. 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Open in the Rounds, singer-songwriter open jam session featuring Brian Dolzani, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Charles Brown and Friends, piano and vocals with guitar, bass, trumpet, sax and percussion, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m.

Open Mic with Dustin Saucier, Slainte, Portland. 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

Irish Music Night, Bruce Childress, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Jazz At The Blue, Jazz Jam Session, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. Through Nov. 2.

Acoustic Open Mic featuring Holly McGarry and Benjamin Burns, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 7 p.m.

OCT. 24

Morgan Davis, solo acoustic guitarist, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Mike James’ Blue Lions, urban Chicago blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Brendan Hogan, Americana, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, roots music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, Club Texas, Auburn. $2, 21-plus. 784-7785. clubtexas.info. Doors at 6 p.m.

Sorcha, singer-songwriter, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

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