CONCERTS

TODAY

Sanctus Real, Leeland and The Afters, contemporary Christian music, Vineyard Auditorium, Lewiston. $20-$28. www.thelighthouseevents.com. 7 p.m.

Noonday Concert with Nathan Kolosko, guitar, presented by Portland Conservatory of Music and the church. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m.

Kate Schrock and The Rocket, rock/jazz/reggae, with guest Glen DaCosta. Frontier Cafe, Cinema& Gallery, Brunswick. $15. 725-5222. 7 p.m.

Troy MacGillivray Band, Celtic music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $10. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $9 at door; $5 in advance and for students and seniors. 761-1757. 8 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Cherryholmes, bluegrass, with The Muellers, Waterville Opera House. $20-$30. www.sweetpeopleproductions.com. 8 p.m.

Moon Taxi, psychedelic rock, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m.

Toots & The Maytals, reggae, State Theatre, Portland. $26 day of; $23 in advance. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

George Winston, piano; 21-plus. The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $32.50-$37.50. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m.

Paul Colman, Christian music; benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank and First Fruits Ministries. First Evangelical Free Church, Westbrook. $10-$25. www.firstfruitsministries.info. 7 p.m.

John Brown’s Body, roots rock, with Roots of Creation; 21-plus. Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door; $28 VIP seating, www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Eric Anderson, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY

“Battle of the Blends,” a cappella concert with several groups to benefit Maine Music Society. Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $16-$18; $9 for students. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m.

Dimensions in Jazz with Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorer’s Club, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $5-$15. 828-1310. 8 p.m.

Rustic Overtones, rock, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. 633-5159. 8 p.m.

Michael Franti & Spearhead, hip-hop, State Theatre, Portland. Sold out. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Jon Herington, Steely Dan guitarist, with tribute band Deely Stan, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m.

Chris James and Patrick Rynn, Chicago blues, with Rob Stone. Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $20 day of; $17 in advance. 646-4777. 8 p.m.

The Brew, indie rock, The Grand, Ellsworth. $15 day of; $12.50 in advance. 667-9500. 8 p.m.

Taylor’s Grove, folk/bluegrass, with Mac McHale, country, and old-time gospel singer Carolyn Hutton. Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. $10. 967-3755. 7 p.m.

Baltic Sea, art rock; 18-plus. Space Gallery, Portland. $6. www.space538.org. 9 p.m.

Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Down East Country Music Association Country Legends and Memorial Award Show, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. $7. www.decma.org. Noon.

Greg Brown, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. Sold out. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Rusted Root, rock, with Assembly of Dust, State Theatre, Portland. $25 day of; $22 in advance. www.statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Chris Beard, blues/rock, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m.

Jazz Breakfast with Bill Byrne and Tony Boffa, Portland Museum of Art. Breakfast items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission: $4-$10; free for children under 6. 775-6148. 10:30 a.m. to noon.

New Christy Minstrels, folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $75. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Robin McKelle, jazz vocalist; 21-plus. The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $20-$25. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 7 p.m.

Clinic, art punk, with The Fresh & Onlys and In the Audience; 18-plus. Space Gallery, Portland. $15 day of; $12 in advance. www.space538.org. 8 p.m.

David Dodson, novelty songs, CD-release show with guests, First Congregational Church, Camden. $6-$14. 236-2794. 7 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Luisa Maita, world music, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 at door; $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun, violin and guitar duo, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $10. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Sarah Harmer, singer-songwriter, with Hey Rosetta; 21-plus. Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door; $25 VIP seating. www.portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

The Kinsey Sicks, dragapella beautyshop quartet, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $6. 795-7496. 8 p.m.

The Headhunters, funk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door; $6 student discount. 761-1757. 8 p.m. 

COMEDY

TODAY

Open mic comedy hosted by comedian Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

Bob Marley, Maine comedian, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door; $25 VIP seating, www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Mark Scalia, Boston comedian, benefits Auburn Recreation Department’s scholarship fund. Gold Room, Portland. $15. 333-6601, Ext. 2108. 8 p.m.

Jimmy Dunn, with Karen Morgan, University of Southern Maine (Abromson Community Education Center), Portland. $25-$35. 774-2200. 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Capitol Steps, political satire, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $75. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Dane Cook, actor/comedian, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $34.75-$69.75. 775-3458. 8 p.m. 

BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Grand Hotel, rock, with Jack Tar and Fi, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. $5. www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Squeeze Rock, NYC rock band, with Tan Vampires, Martin England and Fairmont; 21-plus. Geno’s, Portland. www.myspace.com/genosrockclub. 9 p.m.

Todd the Rocket, house music, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

Over a Cardboard Sea, pop/punk, with Gin Mill Julep; benefits Guitar Doors; 21-plus. Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $6/donation. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Blues jam, hosted by Poke Chop and The Other White Meat, La Cage, Lewiston. 8 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, Grateful Dead cover band; 21-plus. Big Easy, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

Monique Barrett, soul/R&B/folk, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. www.portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and D. Gross, blues, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. www.portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Cradle II Grave, metal, with Rubber Log; 21-plus. Geno’s, Portland. www.myspace.com/genosrockclub. 8 p.m.

First Friday with Grupo Esperanza, salsa, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $8. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Curt Bessette, folk guitar, Cliff House Resort and Spa, Ogunquit. www.cliffhousemaine.com. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Happy Hour with Meaghan Yates, Slainte, Portland. 5 p.m.

Charlie Kohlhase, jazz, with Curtis Clark, Fitz Jenkins and Jan Van Voorst, Dogfish Bar & Grille, Portland. www.thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

Friday Night Jazz with Flash Allen, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Grand opening celebration with Brown Bird, Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reasons and Dana Gross. The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Soulvember, soul, with The Dooryard Collective, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Pokechop and the Other White Meats, blues/soul, Bloomfield’s Cafe and Bar, Skowhegan. 774-8844. 8 p.m.

Andi Fawcett, singer-songwriter CD-release show, Big Easy, Portland. $6. www.bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Valerie Orth, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. www.portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

OKBARI, Middle Eastern music with belly dancers, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. www.portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. 

SATURDAY

OLAS, flamenco, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. Time TBA.

The Ukelele Project, Sorcha Cribben-Merrill and Ramblin’ Red, bluegrass/folk, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Holy Boys Danger Club, indie rock, with Yes Way, The Sea Captains, Wisdon and Inspektah Keck. Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $6. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Jaye Drew, jazz, Big Easy, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Elise Hayes, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. www.portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Duncan Hardy Quintet, jazz, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. www.portcityblue.com. 10 p.m. 

SUNDAY

The Mutineers, pop/indie, Gritty McDuff’s, Auburn. 2 p.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, music, poetry and freestyle open mic hosted by Tina Smith. Slainte, Portland. $3/donation. 828-0900. 7 p.m.

Hell on Earth, metal/industrial, with The Summoned and others. Big Easy, Portland. $10 day of; $8 in advance. www.brownpapertickets.com. 5 p.m.

Tess & Friends 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser, live music and prizes, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. $5/donation. www.portcitymusichall.com. 12:30-5 p.m.; musc starts at 4 p.m. 

MONDAY

The Stowaways, bluegrass, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

Line of Force, soul, Big Easy, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Sarah Wallis and Communipaw, singer/songwriter, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Blues jam, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8-11 p.m.

John Elliot, rock/acoustic, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Low End Philanthropy, electronica night with multiple DJs, Big Easy, Portland. www.bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Open mic, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

Crash Barry & His Musical Friends, songs and stories; 21-plus. Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Hip-hop open mic; 21-plus, Big Easy, Portland. $2. www.bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Ari and Mia Friedman, Irish music, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. www.portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Traditional Irish session, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. www.portcityblue.com. 9:30 p.m.