• Music

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono. $37 to $98. collinscenterforthearts.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Meklit Hadero, singer-composer-cultural activist, with The Reverie Machine, $20. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Affordable Playboys, Jim O’Neil and Dana Pearson. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Annual MLK Tribute Show, music by The Kenya Hall Band and Portland school choirs, $11 in advance; $17 day of show. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

A Gallery of Songs with Tom Acousti, singer-songwriter, $18. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics, student-directed production featuring nearly 90 orchestra members and vocalists, presented by University of Maine School of Performing Arts. $22. Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers with The Eric Green Party, unique brand of blues rooted in 1930s Mississippi Delta music, plus soul, funk and reggae, $10 in advance; $12 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Dance Party with Tickle, Spire 29, 29 School St., Gorham. $5, 21-plus. spire29.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The Alternate Routes, with The Ballroom Thieves, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $20 preferred seating; 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Sinatra Lives! Italian dinner and piano bar sing-along, pianist/vocalist Karen Strange will play music of the ’40s through ’60s, timeless show tunes and Sinatra classics, $10. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Time Riders, local oldies band, proceeds will benefit the Waterborough Historical Society, which works to preserve Waterboro’s past for the future. $15, 21-plus. South Waterboro Grange Hall, 31 West Road. 7 to11 p.m. Saturday.

An Evening with The Aters, music and comedy from father and son performers, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. $15. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Mallett Brothers with North of Nashville, neo-traditional and classic country and punk, The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. $15 in advance; $17 day of show. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, old-time country, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. $16; $14 seniors; $12 children; $20 VIP. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Shanna Underwood and Wanderlost with Devon Colella, acoustic Americana music featuring guitar and cello. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sock it to Me: A Celebration of the Music of Muscle Shoals, featuring Amy Black and Sarah Borges, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Eric Paslay, country, Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. $15, 18-plus. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Ronda Dale, singer/songwriter playing Americana, jazz, country, contemporary folk and blues, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Marc Cohn, singer-songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Gramatik, DJ, producer, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show; 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Songwriters Session, for writers struggling with their songs who would like to share their music. The group will meet once a month through the winter and have a chance to perform at the Songwriters Coffeehouse in June. Led by David Dodson and John Nicholas with Rachel Nicholas. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. camden.lib.me.us. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Dar Williams, singer-songwriter, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. $30 in advance; $35 day of show. uccpa.unity.edu. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Dr. Chris Oberholtzer and his 18-piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. $9. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Jan. 23.

John Brown’s Body, reggae. with The Pimps of Joytime, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Jan. 23.

• Comedy

Portland Comedy Showcase, featuring some of New England’s best and brightest comedians. $5. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. facebook.com/BullFeeney. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

• Nightclubs

Action Packed Thursday, beer pong, line dancing, karaoke and DJ B-Set, $3 after 10 p.m., 21-plus. Club Texas, 150 Center St, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Heather Pierson, singer/songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Kilcollins Band, RiRa, 72 Commercial St., Portland. rira.com/portland. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Muddy Ruckus and the Burners, Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Friday.

Acoustic Open Mic, Dogfish Cafe, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Chamomile and Whiskey, Virginia-based Americana, folk-rock, Irish and gypsy music, no cover; 21-plus. Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Rap Night hosted by Ill by Instinct, Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. $3; ladies free. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Max Ater, singer-songwriter, Dogfish Cafe, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

Muddy Ruckus and the Burners, The Liberal Cup, 115 Water St., Hallowell. theliberalcup.com. 7 p.m. Jan. 23.


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