• COMEDY

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

Bob Marley, 11th annual holiday shows with guest Kelly MacFarland, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $45, $48. 842-0800; porttix.com. 7 p.m. today; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Bob Marley, New Year’s Eve show; 21-plus, Comedy Connection, Portland. $40. www.brownpapertickets.com. 11 p.m. Friday.

Bob Marley, New Year’s Day show, Comedy Connection, Portland. Price TBA. www.mainecomedy.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

• CONCERTS

TODAY

The Gawler Family New Year’s Celebration, various folk traditions followed by a contradance, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $10. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. (pre-show jam at 6 p.m.).

FRIDAY

New Year’s Eve Gala with The Jim Ciampi Band, soul/R&B/swing; 21-plus, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $79.95 to $100. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve with Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, State Theatre, Portland. $20 day of; $15 in advance. www.statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party with Tricky Britches and others, Americana/roots, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free. www.localsproutscooperative.com. 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party with The Don Campbell Band, singer-songwriter, Thatcher’s, South Portland. $25. 332-1261. 8:30 p.m.

Hattie Simon, jazz, Azure Cafe, Freeport. 865-1237. Free with meal. 6 to 10 p.m.

ICING, New Year’s Eve bash with Lady Zen, Dylan Blanchard and Friends, Over a Cardboard Sea, Dirty Dishes Burlesque Review, West African-inspired dancing by Blue Moon Tribe, Kate Cox and Matt Rock, and DJ King Alberto; 21-plus, Space, Portland. $50 (includes champagne toast, desserts and hors d’eouvres). www.space538.org. 8 p.m. to midnight.

SATURDAY

All Together Now, Beatles tribute band, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $15 day of; $12 in advance. 646-4777. 8 p.m.

Ryan Montbleau Band, rock/blues/folk, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $20; $10 for students. www.fryeburgacademy.org. 7:30 p.m.

Ellis Paul and His Band, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 at door; $18 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Keelan Donovan and Eli Noll, acoustic pop concert benefitting Dominican Republic student mission trip, Cheverus High School, Portland. $8; $6 students and seniors. 7 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Bluegrass/folk jam, bring your instrument, Strike Zone Restaurant and Pub, Old Orchard Beach. 7 to 9 p.m. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Blue Steel Express, blues/rock, Gritty McDuff’s, Auburn. Time TBA.

Steve Jones and the 2011s, blues/rock, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 7 to 10 p.m.

Billy Libby and Friends, folk/pop, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Marshall Law Sync Night, country/Southern rock, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

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

Jesse Ludwig, alt-rock, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, Grateful Dead/Allman Brothers Band/Phish cover band; 21-plus, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Tim Rice, blues/folk/jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Jessy Dorsett, acoustic, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Napper Tandies, Irish music, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. www.rira.com. 8 to 10 p.m.

FRIDAY

Killcollins Band, New Year’s Eve concert, Irish/rock, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. www.rira.com. 10 p.m. to midnight.

Wraven, New Year’s Eve show with guests; 21-plus, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. $15. 846-9555. 9 p.m. to midnight.

Beat Happenings, New Year’s show; 21-plus, Slainte, Portland. $8; free before 8 p.m. 828-0900. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

New Year’s Eve with The Mallett Brothers and Marion Grace, alt-country, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party with Dirigo and The Project, rock, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m.

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

Racks’ Chic and Classy New Year’s Eve Ball, Racks Sports Bar and Grill, Portland. 773-3466. $10 per person; $15 per couple. Italian buffet at 6 p.m. ($10); free pool until 8 p.m.; DJ X until 9 p.m.; Ken Grimsley Band until midnight.

New Year’s Eve Bring It On with Dark City; 21-plus, Flask Lounge, Portland. Free before 9 p.m.; $5 after. www.flasklounge.com. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Party with DJ B and Veggies Day, Club Texas, Auburn. www.clubtexas.info. Time TBA.

DJ Jay-C, New Year’s Eve Party, 51 Wharf, Portland. www.51wharf.com. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

New Year’s Eve with Rustic Overtones and Gypsy Tailwind, rock; 21-plus, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $25 in advance; $28 at door; $50 VIP seated. www.portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve with Paul Cataldo, Americana/roots; reservations recommended, Andys Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 9:30 p.m.

“A Lucid New Year’s Eve,” music and dancing, Lucid Stage, Portland, $5. 899-3993. 6 to 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve with The Brew, rock; 18-plus, The Sweet Spot, Waterville. $20 day of, $18 in advance. www.sweetpeopleproductions.com. 9 p.m.

“The Party,” New Year’s Eve bash with Spose, Cam Groves, Sidecar Radio, Educated Advocates and Restless Groove, rap/hip-hop/rock, Asylum, Portland. $30. 772-8274. 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

“New Year’s Eve Show” with The Blues Dogz, blues, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Freeport. $20 per person; $30 per couple. venuemusicbar.com. Doors at 8 p.m.; music at 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party with Cyborg Trio, Dreamosiac and White Jacket Collaborative, dance/rock, Big Easy, Portland. Free. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party with Sean Mencher and The Rhythm Kings, rockabilly, Dogfish Bar & Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m. to midnight.

New Year’s Eve Party with The Kyle Hardy Quintet, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9 p.m. to midnight.

SATURDAY

Zach Zaitlin, piano player/singer-songwriter, with Jacob Augustine, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 7:30 p.m.

DJ Fitts, Club Texas, Auburn. Time TBA.

Hair of the Dog, Irish music, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 6 p.m.

Matt Meyer and The Gumption Junction, roots/Americana, Dogfish Bar & Grille, Portland. thedogfishbarandgrille.com. 8 p.m.

Dan Glaude Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Blake Hawley, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Station 85, covers, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. www.rira.com. 10 p.m.

SUNDAY

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

MONDAY

Trivia Night, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 7 to 9 p.m.

Monday Night Trivia, Slainte, Portland. 9 p.m.

The Stowaways, roots/Americana, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Line of Force, soul, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Ryan Halliburton, acoustic/folk, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Open mic with Slack Master, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

The Chaz Lester Trio, R&B/soul, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. www.portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Port Veritas, spoken word, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Bluegrass Folk Jam, bring your acoustic instrument for an informal evening, The Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach. 449-1126. 7 to 10 p.m.

Open mic, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

Digging Up Virgins, garage/surf/power pop, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

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

Paper Star Trio, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 5:30 p.m.

J Biddy, acoustic, Ri-Ra Irish Pub, Portland. www.rira.com. 8 p.m.

 

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