February 13, 2013

Music and Nightlife Listings

Concerts, comedy, bars and clubs

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The Midtown Men, singers from the original cast of the smash Broadway hit “Jersey Boys,” perform music of The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and more at Merrill Auditorium on Thursday.

Courtesy of Portland Ovations

WEDNESDAY

Naftule's Dream, jazz-inflected side project of members of the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton traditional Scottish ensemble, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $25; $12.50 for ages 15 and under. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

FEB. 21

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

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 21.

Comedy Night, PG-13 standup comedy show hosted by George Hamm, benefits Freeport Middle School space camp team's trip to Huntsville, Ala.; Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10. tinyurl.com/GeorgeHamm. 8 p.m. Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Victoria Vixen's Valentine's Burlesque, with DJ Nocturnal, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $12 at door; $10 if you wear red. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Peter Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, twisted Americana and rockabilly, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

Valentine's Mod Night with Kurt Milton Baker, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

"An Evening of Love and Lust," with the Model Airplane Valentine Orchestra and special guests Jaw Gems, Big Easy, Portland. $8; $14 per couple. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Barn Swallows, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam Session, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m.

N.E. Town, acoustic folk-rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Mama's Boom Shack, funk, soul and blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Southbound Outlaws, blues rock, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Hattie Simon Jazz Trio, Bray's Brew Pub and Eatery, Naples. braysbrewpub.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

DJ Dwight Powers, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 9 p.m.

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

Acoustic Open Mic, Spring Point Tavern, South Portland. 799-2245. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Anti-Valentine's Day Party, with When Particles Collide, Kurt Baker, Naked on Roller Skates and Andy Mead from The Other Bones, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Maine Academy of Music: "Be In Love," featuring musicians from The Playing for Change/Playing for Maine video "Be In Love," 21-plus; preceded by $10 all-ages show featuring MAMM student bands, Big Easy, Portland. $15. bigeasyportland.com. All-ages show, 6 to 8 p.m.; 21-plus show, 9 p.m.

Element, Cam Groves, Dirty Boy Raw, The Mess and Hott Nikk, rap and hip hop, all ages; Club Texas, Auburn. $4. clubtexas.info. 8 p.m.

Hello Newman, '90s alt-rock cover band, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

Justin Walton, singer-songwriter, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, guitarist, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 5 to 7 p.m.

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

Travis James Humphrey and The Retro Rockets, blues and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

In the Round with Shanna, jazz, with Meghan Yates and Teg Glendon, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junciton, folk/roots, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

The Four Legged Faithful, bluegrass and folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com.10 p.m.

Micodin, DJ, with Indigenous Immigrants and Dynamo P, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

The Pecan Sandies, Paranoid Social Club and The Pubcrawlers, rock, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Nick Halerpin, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Hutch Heelan, singer-songwriter, CD-release party with Johnny Cremains and Valerie Orth, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $7. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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