November 28, 2012

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, bars and clubs

• CONCERTS

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Fiddler Natalie MacMaster performs a holiday concert, “Christmas in Cape Breton,” on Tuesday at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

Courtesy of Portland Ovations

THURSDAY

Dinosaur Jr., alt-rock, with Hush Arbors, State Theatre, Portland. $28; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Start Making Sense, Talking Heads tribute, with Great White Caps, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10, $25. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Laura Cortese, singer-songwriter, with Valerie Thompson, Mariel Vandersteel and Brittany Haas, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Free; reservations recommended. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Troy MacGillivray, fiddler, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, new soul/rock, with Hollis Brown and Whale Oil, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Anais Mitchell, singer-songwriter, with Rachel Reis, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jennifer Porter, jazz, blues, country and opera, Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. $16, $18. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m.

"This Must Be the Place," art opening after-party with If and It and Mount Sharp (alt-rock), The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. Free. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Portland Community Chorus: "A Yuletide Celebration," traditional holiday music, audience sing-along and the "Hallelujah" chorus, Scarborough High School. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; free for children under 12. 449-0379. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.

SATURDAY

Smashing Pumpkins, alt-rock, with Five Knives, State Theatre, Portland. $46.50 in advance; $50 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Steve Earle, alt-country, Port City Music Hall, Portland. Sold out. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

School of Seven and Twin Sisters, rock/pop from the ether, with Moon King, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $12 in advance; $14 day of show. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

Ben Powell, jazz violin, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Childsplay, fiddle choir, with Lissa Schneckenburger, Portland High School John Ford Auditorium. $20. childsplay.org. 8 p.m.

The Bob Band, performing Bob Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" album in its entirety, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Zemya, world a cappella ensemble, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. $12. 219-2247. 7:30 p.m.

K'Naan, Somali-born rapper, Bates College (Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building), Lewiston. $30. batestickets.com. 9 p.m.

Roosevelt Dime, acoustic jugband blues, classic New Orleans soul and neo-folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. unity.edu/uccpa. 8 p.m.

Finals of the Second Annual Maine Song Contest, nine singer-songwriters perform original songs, sponsored by the Maine Songwriting Association, The Frontier, Brunswick. $10. explorefrontier.com. 7:30 p.m.

"Just Us Entertainers," Christmas carols and other songs by multi-generational singing group, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $10; $5 for ages 12 and under. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cinder Conk, Balkan folk music, First Congregational Church, New Gloucester. $10; $5 for students. 926-3260. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Trampled By Turtles, indie folk, with Spirit Family Reunion, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 to $25. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Pearl and the Beard, acoustic trio, with Lucius and You Won't, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

David Mallett, folk singer-songwriter, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

Yuletide Harp Concert, music from the Celtic tradition by Castlebay and Julia Lane, St. Michael's Episcopal Parish, Auburn. $10; free for children. 529-5438. 3 p.m.

Anne Dodson and Friends, annual holiday show, First Congregational Church, Camden. $13 in advance; $15 day of show; $6 for ages 6 to 12. 236-9576. 7 p.m.

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