• CONCERTS

Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble, with belly dancers, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

• COMEDY

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

Bob Marley, holiday shows with opening act Kelly MacFarland, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45, $48. Porttix.com; 842-0800. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Through Dec. 31.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Steve Jones, roots rock/blues, Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery, Saco. 8 to 11 p.m.

Thommy’s Night Before the Night Before Christmas, hosted by rapper Thommy Abate, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Doublecross Holiday Party with Now Is Now, pop, Pearl Lounge, Portland. 210-6555. 7 p.m.
Alison Violette, light rock, songs of the season, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

The Distributors, pop-punk, Gritty McDuff’s, Auburn. 376-2739. Time TBA.

Dave Mello, blues, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 7 to 10 p.m.

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

John Preston, Blue, Portland. $3 to $10/donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Bernie Bouthot Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. $3 to $10/donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Rum Riot, traditional Irish music, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. www.rira.com. 9 p.m.

FRIDAY

DJ Verbatum, Pearl Lounge, Portland. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

Evan King Group, soul/blues, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 5 to 8 p.m.

Ben Kilcollins, acoustic, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Open mic with Alec Wall, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

The Stowaways, roots, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 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, Irish music, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Michael Jackson Tribute Night, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $12 to $15. www.portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. (doors).

The Divinskys, acoustic/folk/soul, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Time TBA.

Alexis Postuhov, acoustic/folk, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

David Beam and Friends, blues, roots and covers, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. 7:30 p.m.

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

Tricky Britches, Irish music, Blue, Portland. $3 to $10/donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Josh Cramoy, acoustic, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. www.rira.com. 9 p.m.

Reggae Night with Cognizant Sound, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

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