• CONCERTS

TODAY

USM Youth Ensembles, performances by several area youth groups, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $3-$6/donation. 780-5555. 7 p.m.

Arlo Guthrie, folk, with Abe Guthrie and The Burns Sisters, Kents Hill School (Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall), Kents Hill. $55-$75. www.kentshill.org/concertseries. 7:30 p.m.

James Keelaghan, folk/roots, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $10. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Aniksak and Uyaupiq, traditional Inuit throat singers, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. Free; tickets required. 725-3375. 7 p.m.

Joy Kills Sorrow, string band, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 day of; $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Asleep at the Wheel, country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $50. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Chris Smither, blues/folk, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $22 at door; $20 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Martin Sexton, folk/rock, State Theatre, Portland. $20-$25. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Medeski, Martin & Wood, acoustic; 21-plus, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $25 in advance; $28 day of show; $48 VIP seated. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles, rock, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. $15. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m.

Denny Breau, Delta blues/country/jazz, L/A Arts, Lewiston. $12 at door; $10 in advance. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m.

Hanneke Cassel, fiddle, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center). $15-$20; $10 for students. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m.

Ta Ka Di Mi, percussionist Glen Velez and rhythm vocalist Lori Cotler, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 at door; $18 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Mean Creek, indie rock, with The No. 9 and Audrey Ryan; 18-plus. Space, Portland. $7. www.space538.org. 9 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Peter Wolf, rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $35. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Asleep at the Wheel, country, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $27 day of; $23 in advance. 633-5159. 8 p.m.

AudioBody, music, comedy and technical wizardry, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center). $10-$15; $30 family four-pack. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m.

Melissa Manchester, pop/jazz, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 in advance; $42.50 day of show. 646-4777. 8 p.m.

Mezcalitos, Western swing, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

The Pretty Girls, acoustic, Saco Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church, Saco. 282-0062. $10/donation; free for ages 12 and younger. 7 p.m.

The Squid Jiggers, Maine Irish and maritime duo; benefits the high school’s varsity softball team. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School (auditorium), South Paris. $14; $12 for students and seniors. (866) 655-7171. 7 p.m.

ImproVox, vocal ensemble, Belfast United Methodist Church. 441-3259. Workshop at 3:30 p.m. ($25); concert at 7 p.m. ($10; $30 for concert and workshop). 

SUNDAY

Dala, folk, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $14 at door; $12 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Mariachi Los Camperos, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. $27. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 3 p.m.

Waltzings for Dreamers concert series with Sierra Hull, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Free. www.stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

University of Southern Maine Concert Band, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School). $6. 2 p.m.

Jazz Breakfast with Tracy Moore and Group, 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.

Bowdoin College Concert Band, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. Free. 2 p.m.

Bruce Molsky, fiddle/guitar/banjo, with Lauren Rioux and Brittany Haas, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $18 at door; $15 in advance. 761-1757. 7:30 p.m.

Rick Charette and The Bubblegum Band, children’s music, St. Joseph’s College (Mercy Hall), Windham. Admission is the donation of a children’s toy. 893-7794. 2 p.m.

MONDAY

Mark Harris, holiday dinner and Christian-music concert benefitting the Root Cellar. Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Lewiston. $25; $45 per couple. www.thelighthouseevents.com. 6 p.m. 

TUESDAY

JJ Grey and Mofro, blues/Southern rock, with The Ryan Montbleau Band; 21-plus. Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 day of show; $36 VIP seated. www.portcitymusichall.com. 7:30 p.m.

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase with Tommy Bazarian, Lisa Redfern, Josh Madore and John Schindler. St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $5. 7 p.m. 

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy hosted by comedian Brian Brinegar, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m. today.

Laughs Without Liquor, traveling, recovery-based stand-up comedy tour with Felon O’Reilly, Amy Dresner and Ian Harvie. Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. $15. www.laughswithoutliquor.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Professional Firefighters of Maine Comedy Night with Dave Russo, Graig Murphy and Artie Januario. Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, South Portland. $15. www.pffmaine.org. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Christine Lavin and Don White, musical comedy, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $23 at door. 8 p.m. Saturday. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Jazzy Chas, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m.

Seaside Martini Club, local musicians; 21-plus. The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 6 to 10 p.m.

The Project, rock, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt and Amanda Gervasi, singers/songewriters, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $3. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Poor Howard, acoustic blues, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 6 p.m.

Levi Schmidt, soul/folk/R&B, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

Action-Packed Thursday, beer pong, line dancing, karaoke and a DJ set, Club Texas, Auburn. 6 p.m.

Martin England, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

FRIDAY

Kevin Midgley, acoustic blues, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

Becky Chace, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

The Mutineers, folk/rock/punk, She Doesn’t Like Guthries, Lewiston. www.myspace.com/guthriesplace. 9 p.m.

Jeff Cusack, light rock, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 8 p.m.

Home: Chris Gauthier, Marcus Caine and Ryan Tapia, monthly DJ series; 21-plus. Slainte, Portland. 8 p.m.

Friday Night Jazz with Gary Wittner and Rafael Freyre, Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Bass Box, CD-release show with Lady Zen and The Curious Girl, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

The Squid Jiggers, Maine Irish and maritime duo; benefits Camp Sunshine. Black Bear Cafe, Naples. $20. www.theblackbearcafe.com. 8 p.m.

Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends with Ten Penny Grin, Jeremy Grahm Ellis, Midlife Krisis, Rich Reich and Leppardmania, Club Texas, Auburn. $10. www.clubtexas.info. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Rock That Festival, hip-hop showcase, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. 

SATURDAY

Dave Packard, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m.

Blind Albert, light rock, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 8:30 p.m.

Rich Reich, rock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 7:30 p.m.

Red Curtain Music Series, in-the-round showcase of singer/songwriters with Clara Berry, Wesley Hartley, Olinde Mandell and Robert Sarazin Blake. Blue, Portland. $10/donation. redcurtainmusicseries.com. 7:30 p.m.

Evan King Group, jazz/fusion, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Holy Boys Danger Club, rock, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. $5/donation. venuemusicbar.com. 7 p.m.

O’Death, rock, with Jacob and The House of Fire, Skeletonbreath and The Woes, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

John Eddie, rock, with This Way, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $14.50-$16. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Becky Chace, singer/songwriter, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. www.thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

Heavy Pressure, dubstep, Slainte, Portland. $5. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, acoustic, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m.

Uncle Jack, blues/classic rock, Club Texas, Auburn. www.clubtexas.info. 7 p.m.

Marie Stella, singer/songwriter, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Peter Gavett, folk, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 5 p.m.

Robert Sarazin Blake, folk/Americana, with the Powder Kegs and Tica Douglas, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 7:30 p.m.

Buckdancer’s Choice student recital, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. All day.

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

Mark Tipton Quintet, jazz, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m. 

MONDAY

Seanachie Nights, stories and music with Ringing in Winter, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. www.lynnecullen.com. 7 to 9 p.m.

Ben Kilcollins, acoustic/rock, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 6:30 p.m.

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

Line of Force, soul, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 6 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Open mic, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Irish Session, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Britta Pejic, acoustic, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Sly-Chi Pre-Thanksgiving Bash, funk, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $6. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

David Beam and Friends, blues/roots, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 7 p.m.

Marshall Law Pre-Turkey Day Throwdown, country, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Murray and Falkenau, contemporary folk duo from Ireland, Blue, Portland. $3-$10/donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Blues jam, with hosts Poke Chop and The Other White Meats, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 8 to 11 p.m.

Low-End Philanthrophy, electronic music with multiple DJs, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

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