PortBowie performing the songs of David Bowie. Photo by Jen Bergeron

PortBowie – A Celebration of David Bowie
8 p.m. Friday. Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, $12 in advance, $15 day of show, 21-plus. portlandhouseofmusic.com
Local singer Mat Zaro’s love affair with the music of David Bowie continues, and this year’s PortBowie show will feature him and his band playing the entire “Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” album, released 50 years age and considered by many to be among the late rock star’s best work. You’ll also hear a set of some of Bowie’s greatest hits. Hey babe, let’s go out tonight!

Novel Jazz Septet. Photo by Michael Mitchell

Novel Jazz Septet
3 p.m. Sunday. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton, $15. sacorivertheatre.org
Put a whole lot of swing into your Sunday afternoon by catching a matinee performance in Buxton by Novel Jazz Septet. You’ll be treated to the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn performed by a group of musicians that has been part of Maine’s jazz scene for nearly 20 years. The show will feature both standards you’ll recognize and modern arrangements of Ellington and Strayhorn archival tunes.

The Small Glories. Photo by Aaron Ives

The Small Glories
7 p.m. Sunday. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., $20 in advance, $25 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com
The Small Glories is the Canadian folk and roots duo of JD Edwards and Cara Luft, and you can see them live in Boothbay Harbor. The Winnipeg singer-songwriters first met at a show a decade ago and released a debut album in 2016. With guitar, banjo and a whole lot of vocal harmonies, this should prove to be an enthralling performance.


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