• CONCERTS

TODAY

Vasen, Swedish folk group, 15- to-25-minute performance followed by CD signing, Bull Moose Music, Portland. Free. bullmoose.com. 12:30 p.m.

Vasen, Swedish folk group, with Darol Anger and Friends, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $34; limited $10 student tickets. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m.

Soul Rebels Brass Band Mardi Gras Party, funk, soft rock, reggae and New Orleans jazz, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 day of show; $30 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Goitse, traditional Irish music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m.

Sierra Hull, bluegrass and newgrass, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $17.50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Great Western Plain, garage rock, with Mango Floss and Computer at Sea, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 in advance and for students and seniors; $9 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Jonny Lang, blues, with Farren Butcher Inc., all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $25 to $35. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

The Skatalites, Jamaican ska band, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $30. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

When Particles Collide, rock/punk-pop, with Sea Level and Temperature of the Sun, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

The Coloradas, bluegrass, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Monique Barrett, singer-songwriter, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

“With Love: The Songs of Barbra Streisand,” performed by Mary Bastoni-Rebmann, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $30; includes dessert and beverage. 935-9232. 7 p.m. cocktail reception; 8 p.m. show.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Peace-Wave Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, Belfast Yoga Studio, Belfast. Donation. lori7bowls.com. 6 p.m.

Primo Cubano, Cuban dance party, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

48 Hour Music Festival, 30 local musicians shuffled into six supergroups with 48 hours to rehearse, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 9 p.m.

Inspectah Deck, member of Wu-Tang Clan, rap, with Colt Severs, all ages; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $30. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Brown Bird, new folk, with Tallahassee and Ben Lear, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Carbon Leaf, indie rock, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.

Kyle Hardy, jazz, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 8 p.m.

Tom Porter and Friends, jazz, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

Inanna, African drums/world music, CD-release show, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door plus $3 service fee. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

John Nels and Jeff Beam, acoustic rock, The Hive, Kennebunk. $6. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Josef van Wissem and Robbie Lee with Arborea, Baroque lute performance and contemporary composures, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Blue Lobster Troupe, community chorus winter concert, Lucid Stage, Portland. $10; $5 for students and seniors. lucidstage.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Live at the Library Winter Concert Series, with Carri Coltrane and Scott Sutherland, York Public Library. Free. 363-2818. 3 p.m.

TUESDAY

Port City Jazz Septet, Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras concert, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. $5 to $10/donation. portcityjazz.com. 7 p.m.

Ruth Moody, folk singer-songwriter from The Wailin’ Jennys, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $22. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Concert, with Lori LeBlanc, Camden Public Library. librarycamden.org. Free. 6:30 p.m.

El Grande, groove/rock, with The Jauntee, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $2. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Hot Tuna, acoustic rock, Camden Opera House. $39. camdenoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Dreamosaic, trance/house/electro-funk, with Alex Russo, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

FEB. 23

The Cottars, music from Cape Breton and beyond, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unityme.org/theater. 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Dority, pianist, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

There is No Sin, indie rock, CD-release show with Old Soul, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Jimmy Dunn, Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50, $15. mainecomedy.com. 8 p.m. today to Saturday.

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

Paula Poundstone, all ages; Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 to $42.50. 646-4777. 8 p.m. Friday.

Bob Marley, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $27.50. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

• NIGHT CLUBS

TODAY

Chamberlin and Tan Vampires, indie folk/rock, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Adela and Jude, singer-songwriters, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Hot Club de Monde, gypsy jazz and swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Barn Swallows, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

The Days Weight, folk-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Groove Ruckus, jazz fusion, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 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.

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.

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

Brian Patricks, acoustic, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 to 10 p.m.

Heavy Breathing, hardcore, Geno’s, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

FRIDAY

Sun Gods in Exile, rock, with Heart Shaped Rock, Geno’s, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

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

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

Plaid Daddy, rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Repeat Offenders, funk, reggae and rock, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

Beam and Fink, acoustic blues and roots, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Brzowski, lady essence and ICEBOX, rock, 131 Washington Ave, Portland.  facebook.com/131washington. 8 p.m.

Sorcha, acoustic jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 6 p.m.

Eric French & Mr. Hyde, acoustic rock and blues, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 8 p.m.

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

Dirigo, rock, with Comanchero and John Clavette, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Holy Mackerels Trio, roots/bluegrass, Tugs Pub, Southport Island. 633-3830. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Hattie Simon and Nick Thompson-Brown, jazz vocals and piano with stand-up bass, Dobra Tea, Portland. 210-6566. 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Grand Hotel, indie rock, with Other Bones, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

SATURDAY

Oyster Stomp, garage rock, with Sato and Johnny, The Flipsides, The Heeby-Jeebies and DJ Matt Little, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Ripfence vs. Spirit Quest, metal/thrash, with The Skummy Men, Geno’s, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Cold Blue Steel, country, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 9 p.m.

Tickle, dance covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9652. 8 p.m.

Jeff Cusack, covers and originals, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

Sean Mencher, rockabilly, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 8 p.m.

Tip O’ the Hat Series, The Mark Tipton Trio pays respect to Joe Raposo (“The Muppet Show”/”Sesame Street” composer), Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Stephanie Fisher Band and Line of Soul, soul/R&B, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

NightRockers, classic rock, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, roots/bluegrass, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m.

Paris Bacon, acoustic country, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m.

HD R&B, featuring Danny Heath and Eric Reardon with special guests, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

Bubonic Bear, rock, with Banned Books, Ultra/Negative, Death Cloud and Heavy Breathing, all ages; 131 Washington Ave, Portland. $5. 131washington.org. 6 p.m.

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

Jim Wholey, covers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 p.m.

Benefit Country Sunday, with The Country Drifters Band, Linda Libby, Barry Wood and Wildwoods, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. $6. 966-2771. Noon to 5 p.m.

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

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Ralph Graceffa, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Adversaries, hardcore, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m.

Stowaways Bluegrass Night, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m. open jam; 8 p.m. concert.

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

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

Monday Night Funk, with Frank Hopkins and Friends, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

TUESDAY

Fourth Annual Mardi Gras Bash, Sylvain’s Acadian Aces play Cajun music, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

Chas Lester Trio, jazz, soul and funk, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance (downstairs), Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

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

Bob Danzillo, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

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

Cover to Cover, local artists play favorite classic album and originals, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. The Tim Sullivan Band performs “Rejuvenation” by The Meters, 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Builder of the House, indie folk, with Joe Gallant, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

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

North of Nashville with J. Biddy, rock covers, 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.

Scott Davis Quartet, jazz/swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 6 p.m.

Lauren Rioux and Brittany Haas, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

FEB. 23

Monty Python Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

Ben Kilcollins, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Pete Witham, rockabilly/Americana, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Mike James’ Blue Lions, Chicago blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

James Day Leavitt, folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 6 p.m.

Ian Fitzgerald, folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 8 p.m.

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

The Restless Shades and Friends, pop-punk, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

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

Ronda Dale and Friends, folk, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.


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