• CONCERTS

TODAY

Assembly of Dust, rock, with Ryan Montbleau, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20 to $30. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m.

Lewis MacKinnon, English, Scottish Gaelic and Irish singer, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Ursus Verses and Bella Mafia, holiday a cappella groups, Bowdoin College (Moulton Union), Brunswick. Free. 725-3253. 12:30 p.m.

Pearl and The Beard, eclectic, all ages; Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Jeffrey Foucault and Mark Erelli, murder ballads and songs, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

USM Jazz Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham. $6; $3 seniors and students. usm.maine.edu/music. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Tom Rush, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $35. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Connor Garvey and Tall Heights, singer-songwriters, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Kennebunk River Band, acoustic/electric jam, The Hive, Kennebunk. $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Tish Oney, jazz piano, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m.

Fogcutters Present “Big Band Syndrome,” with Darien Brahms, Zach Jones, Spose, Dave Gutter, Sly-Chi and more, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m.

Roy Sludge Trio, rockabilly, Barn Burner fundraiser, auction and pizza party, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Five Finger Death Punch, metal, with All That Remains, Hatebreed and Rains, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. $29.50 in advance; $35 day of show. 783-2009. 7 p.m.

“A Patsy Cline Country Christmas with Donna Lee,” classic country, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale. $15. 467-3468. 7 p.m.

Bluezberry Jam, mix of blues, world, rhythm and jam, Village Coffee House, New Gloucester Congregational Church. $10; $5 children and seniors. villagecoffeehouse.org. 7:30 p.m.

Evergreen, bluegrass, East Sangerville Grange, Dover-Foxcroft. $12. 564-2722. 7 p.m.

Barra MacNeils, Celtic Christmas music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $25; $12.50 for children. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m.

Pan Fried Steel Drum Band, Caribbean holiday concert, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $16; $13 students and seniors. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m.

“Many Moods of Christmas,” Casco Bay Concert Band holiday concert and silent auction, McCormack Performing Arts Center (Gorham High School). $7, $9; seniors and students admitted free. cascobayconcertband.org. 3 p.m.

Barr Brothers, improv rock, with Jocie Adams, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Local Circus, dance music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

MartyParty, dance/techno, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 to $30. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Dana Cunningham and Carol Noonan, singer-songwriter and pianist with guest cellist Max Dyer, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

“Just Us Entertainers” Christmas Show, holiday music from the ’40s through today, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $10; $5 for ages 12 and under. francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 

SUNDAY

Raul Malo Christmas Show, Mavericks lead singer with Latin and country influences, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m.

Anne Dodson and Friends, folk, First Congregational Church, Camden. $13, $15; $6 to $7 for ages 6 to 12. 236-9576. 7 p.m.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, bring an instrument or just listen, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. Free. 701-7627. 2 to 4 p.m.

Moira Smiley and VOCO: “A Winter Gust of Song,” a cappella ensemble holiday and winter seasonal show, Johnson Hall, Gardiner. $16. 582-7144. 4 p.m.

Jazz Breakfast, with The Bill Byrne Quartet and Tony Boffa, Portland Museum of Art. Free with museum admission. portlandmuseum.org. 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Barra MacNeils, Celtic Christmas music, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $25; $12.50 for ages 15 and under. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Castlebay, holiday Celtic harp concert, St. Michael’s Episcopal Parish, Auburn. $10; $5 for children. 529-5438. 3 p.m.

Christopher Pulsoni, slide guitarist, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m.

Edie Carey, Jennifer Kimball and Rose Polenzani, singer/songwriters, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m. 

MONDAY

Justin Townes Earle, singer-songwriter, with Tristen, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Bates College Jazz Band, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 7 p.m.

Old Time Music Jam, open jam of old-time Appalachian music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donations. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. 

DEC. 8

“A Rockapella Holiday,” a cappella, all ages; The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $30, $35; free for children under 9. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 4 p.m.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, duo singing a variety of music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Lake Street Drive, pop-rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. 

• COMEDY

Comedy Showcase, with Joe Matarese, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50 today; $15 Friday and Saturday. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

Holiday Show, with Chris Zito, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50 Dec. 8; $15 Dec. 9-10. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Jerks of Grass, country/bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Tony Boffa Quartet, jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

boris, of The Keys, folk/pop, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 a.m.

Joe Young, indie folk, Blue, Portland. 8 p.m.

Joe Gallant, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. 10 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Adam Ezra Group, roots rock, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.  

FRIDAY

MAMM JAMM Presents Metal Feathers, Nuclear Boots and Headband, rock, all ages; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 6 p.m.

Dan Tonini, acoustic covers and originals, White’s Cue Connection, Gray. 657-2266. 9 p.m.

Andru Bemis, folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

John Colvert and Patrick Coman, acoustic/Americana, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Okbari, Middle Eastern ensemble, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Domino, swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Standard Issue, songs from the Great American Songbook, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Jesse Lee Butler, covers, Seasons Grille, Portland. 775-6538. 7:15 p.m.

Free Steak Dinner, The Curious Girl, When Particles Collide and Living Circle Dot Dot X, rock, with Charlie Bolo and Hazmatic, 21-plus; Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. $5. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Plague, industrial night, Asylum, Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9:30 p.m.

Baked Beans Recording Rock Off, rock, week four, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 to 11 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Sunset Heart, Glass Fingers, AWAAS, and If and It, eclectic, all ages, 131 Washington Ave, Portland. $5/donation. 8 p.m.

Married With Chitlins, old time folk and blues, White’s Cue Connection, Gray. 657-2266. 9 p.m.

Laura Grill Band, folk/chamber music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Mike Beling Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Cat Haus, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Karaoke with Long Island Larry, Seasons Grille, Portland. 775-6538. 8:30 p.m.

Cajun Aces, Cajun music, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 8 to 11 p.m.

Rockin’ Roadrunners, rock, with DJ Fitts and Mechanical Bull, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 to 11 p.m.

The Bob Band, Bob Dylan tribute band, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Nat Baldwin, Kurt Weisman and Phantom Buffalo, indie rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Nick Lovett and The Magnatones, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Work It!, house music, Asylum, Portland. $8 online; $13 at door. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Manners, Hersey State and Jason Nichols, soul, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Jazz Brunch, with Richard Marsters. Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. $12.99 buffet. 937-3250. 10 a.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Doug Porter, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

MONDAY

Giant Squid Crossfire, funk, with Darrell Foster, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Azita, pop/rock, with Coke Weed and Henry Jamison, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

The Stowaways, bluegrass, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 open bluegrass jam; 8 p.m. concert.

Open Mic Night, with Ev Guy, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Chas Lester Trio, funk/soul/R&B, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Cover to Cover, local artists pay originals and cover a favorite album, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Spose performs “Reasonable Doubt” by Jay-Z, 9 p.m.

Acoustic Song Circle, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Tyler Lienhardt & Friends, Irish music, Blue, Portland. 7:30 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. 9:30 p.m.

Rap Night, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

North of Nashville featuring J. Biddy, country with a Maine touch, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, blues and Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Rage Against the Machine, 9 p.m. 

DEC. 8

Laura Dover, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Sorcha, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Cornmeal with Hot Buttered Rum, progressive bluegrass, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $12. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Rizing Tide, rock/blues covers, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

A Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Stripped Down, original acoustic music by Scott Girouard and others TBA, 21-plus; Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.