• HOT TICKET

Settle in at State for Sexton session

BORN IN gritty Syracuse, N.Y., folk singer-songwriter Martin Sexton knows all about Northeast winters. So before the Maine winter sets in, why not see Sexton play a show in Portland?

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 to $25; all ages

INFO: (800) 745-3000; statetheatreportland.com

• CHEAP THRILL

Holy Boys joined by Phantom friends

UP-AND-COMING Maine rockers Holy Boys Danger Club plays VENUE Saturday with the Maine Academy of Modern Music’s band, Phantom Companion.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: VENUE Music Bar and Grille, 865 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5/donation

INFO: 899-4350; venuemusicbar.com