• CONCERTS

TODAY

Boothbay Region High School Holiday Concert, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Free. boothbayoperahouse.com. 6:30 p.m.

“A Celtic Christmas with Kilmore Carols,” Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, big-band swing by 18-piece ensemble, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $9; $5 for students and seniors. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Dobra Tea, Portland. Free. 210-6566. 7 to 9 p.m.

FRIDAY

Don Campbell, country/rock, holiday CD-release party, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $22.50 to $27.50. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m.

Barefoot Truth, eclectic rock band, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $15 to $18; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.

Chris Click, folk, classical and holiday music on guitar and piano, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. lithgow.lib.me.us. 3 p.m.

Castlebay Yuletide Concert, with Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and flute, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. $10. curtislibrary.com. 8 p.m.

Lief Sherman-Curtis and Tom Kovacevic, members of Olas, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Jake Shimabukuro, electric ukulele, One Longfellow Square, Portland. Sold out. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Stone Mountain Live Annual Christmas Show, hosted by Carol Noonan and The Stone Mountain Boys with The Gibson Brothers, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $49. stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

SATURDAY

Rodney Atkins and Kellie Pickler: “Jingle Jam,” country, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. $21.75 to $47.75. thecolisee.com. 7 p.m.

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, ska/punk, with Sparks the Rescue, all ages, State Theatre, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Italian Heritage Center Community Band: “Holidays with a Twist,” Deering High School Auditorium, Portland. Admission is a canned good. italianheritagecenterband.com. 7 p.m.

Kyle Hardy, jazz saxophone, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

“Joyful Noise 6: A Jazz Christmas in Kennebunk,” with Chris Humphrey’s Jazz Band, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kennebunk. $10/donation. 467-5310. 7 p.m.

Don Campbell Band, country/rock, Christmas show, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. 7 p.m.

Arborea, Sara Cox and Glenn Jones, trio of singer-songwriters, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

“Christmas on Broadway,” concert, City Theater, Biddeford. $10. citytheater.org. 2 and 7 p.m.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, percussion and vocal ensemble, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, Saco. $10. sacocoffeehouse.com. 8 p.m.

TriCity Community Chorus: “A Ceremony of Carols,” St. Joseph Church, Biddeford. $10 in advance; $12 day of show; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for children under 5. 282-9453. 7 p.m.

Dave Rowe, Denny Breau and Phil House, annual holiday concert, First Universalist Church, Auburn. $15. 866-655-7171. 7 p.m.

Midcoast Saxophone Sinfonia Concert, Christmas music, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. Free/donation. 725-6426. 7 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt, rock, CD-release show with Scott Peterson, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Mosaic: “Comfort and Joy,” Christmas music from the 15th to the 21st century (a cappella and with guitar and mandolin), The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 2 p.m.

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

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Bard Coffee, Portland. Free. 899-4788. Noon to 2 p.m.

Italian Heritage Center Community Band, Italian Heritage Center, Portland. Admission is a new toy. italianheritagecenterband.com. 1 p.m.

Robin Jellis, classical, Celtic and modern cello music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m.

MONDAY

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, percussion and vocal ensemble, Slates, Hallowell. $15. 622-9575. 8:15 p.m.

TUESDAY

Wu-Tang Clan, rap/hip hop, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $40; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

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

DEC. 22

Ben Laufer, piano music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. 

• COMEDY

Improv Weekend, with Running with Scissors, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50 today; $15 Friday-Saturday. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. today to Saturday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today and Dec. 22.

Ho Ho Hoyeah! holiday comedy show featuring Karen Morgan, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Ximena Sarinana with Graffiti6, Mexican pop, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $10, $12. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

WCYY Spinout presents The Class of 2011, with Whitcomb, Lady Essence, Sunset Hearts and Jose Ayerve, rock, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey, country, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Rick Colella, acoustic rock and folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

MSA Songwriters in the Round, with Phil Daligan, Ronda Dale and Kevin Attra, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Welterweight, Americana/folk-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Vince Nez & Friends, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

Laurence Kelly and Flash Allen, lounge/jazz/blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7:30 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.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

Boxes, Temperature of the Sun and Taillons, indie rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 8:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

“A Dirty White Christmas,” rock, with The Dirty White Hats and Friends, 21-plus, Big Easy, Portland. $8; donation boxes for non-perishable food and toys at the door. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Hot Neon Magic, ’80s covers, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Ralph Arsenault, acoustic, Seasons Grille, Portland. 775-6538. 7:15 p.m.

Hessian, Seax and Paige Turner, metal, 131 Washington Ave, Portland. 131washington.org. 8 p.m.

Fax Holiday, folk/indie, with Pornography for the Blind, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

N.E. Town, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

The New Nicolette, acoustic alternative, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Tricky Britches, high-energy string band, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, new roots, sea chanteys and old-time mountain music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 10 p.m.

Gary Richardson, acoustic jazz guitar, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Rick Miller and His Band, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Baked Beans Recording Rock-Off Finale, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $10. 784-7785. Doors at 8 p.m.

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

Lord Earth, with Arcade Lore and Lung, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. $5. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

ANNA, rock, with Will Dailey & The Rivals, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Nuclear Boots, The Outfits and The Rattlesnakes, garage rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

J Biddy, acoustic covers, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

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

Packmann Dave, acoustic guitar, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Brothers Donovan, rock and roots, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Coke Weed and Merlin’s Magic Music Box, garage/psychedelic, all ages; 131 Washington Ave, Portland. $5. 131washington.org. 8 p.m.

Rana Kuba, soul/folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Sean Mencher, Western swing, bluegrass, jazz, blues and rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Hassan Muhummad, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Too Broke To Be This Drunk, classic country with Will Mallett, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

David Mello, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

James Hayward Blues Band, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

White Owl, blues, Christmas party, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m.

Franks, Santos Jr. and R-Rated Hypnotist, plus ugly sweater Christmas party, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $10. 784-7785. Doors at 7 p.m.

’90s Nite XMas Dance Party with DJ Jon and ugly sweater contest ($50 prize), 21-plus; Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. $5. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Big Meat Hammer, old-school punk, with The Scummy Men and Sherman Burns, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

Jazz Brunch, with Richard Marsters (light jazz with trumpet, flute, guitar and piano), Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. $12.99 buffet. 937-3250.10 a.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry with live music, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m.

Stephanie Hayward, keyboards and vocals, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Heavy Metal Mondays, with Absence of the Sun, Devastater, Heavy Breathing and Rebirth to Ends, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Mother Leopard, funk, 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.

Hoboe Celebrates Beethoven’s Birthday, neo-psychedelic rock/amplified oboe band, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Stowaways Bluegrass Night, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. Open bluegrass jam, 6 p.m.; concert, 8 p.m.

Andy Mills with Hudson Branch, multimedia storytelling, all ages; Space, Portland. $5. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night, with Ev Guy, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

Glenn Jones, Cian Nugent and Selbyville, instrumental acoustic guitar, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

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

Karaoke Night with DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. $3, $5. 553-2350. 9 p.m.

Chas Lester Trio, jazz, soul and funk, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Tyler Lienhardt and Putnam Smith, Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Cover to Cover, local artists play originals and favorite classic album, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. John Nels Blanchett performs “Siamese Dream” by Smashing Pumpkins, 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues jam, The New Venue, Portland. 541-9045. 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 8 p.m.

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

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

Peter Merrill Trio, jazz piano standards, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

Mitch Alden, acoustic originals, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

Rap Night, with local musicians, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Ryan Caster and Joe Gallant, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Jesse Heasly, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

DEC. 22

The Fogcutters, big-band jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Ben Kilcollins, acoustic, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, open blues jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m.

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

Tristan Omand, Americana, folk and country, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, roots and blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 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.