• Gordon Bok Benefit Concert at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 7 p.m. The balladeer who grew up around the boatyards of Camden sings songs of the sea and its people to raise funds for the Midcoast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. $20 tix: UUmidcoast.org, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop, and the door.


  • Bay Chamber Concerts Music@Noon Series Opens, at noon at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. An hour-long concert by the Lehmann & Perry Trio playing works by Mendelssohn, Brustad and Bruch, includes a soup lunch and access to the museum afterward. $30 adults, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org, 236-2823.
  • Timbered Lake in Stockton Springs, the Maine folk-indie duo are the featured players in this month’s Open Mic Plus series at Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 Route 1. Singers, storytellers and others are invited to sign up for the 7 p.m. open mic. Timbered Lake – singer and guitarist Diana Ramsdell Newman and singer and percussionist Crow Suncloud – take the stage at 8:15 p.m. Admission is $3 to $10, free under 18.


  • Pedrito Martinez Group at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Martinez has played with Wynton Marsalis and Paul Simon, contributed to over 50 albums, and was a founding member of Yerba Buena. $20 at the box office, 633-5159; $25 online and at the door.
  • Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra at Strand Theatre, Rockand, 7:30 p.m. Hot Latin jazz by the Grammy-nominated Puentes and his crew. “Puentes’ rich, soulful voice is the perfect front for his all-acoustic orchestra, layering traditional Cuban rhythms with deep bass lines, jazzy horns, and his melodic guitar.” $30 in advance, $35 show day. Balcony and lobby bars open for live shows.
  • “All Voices on Deck” at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Midcoast singers Nick Apollonio, David Dodson, Sara Grey, Dave MacLurg, Riki Schneyer, George Stephens, Bob Stuart, Dick Swain, Andy Wallace and Kathy Westra present songs of sailors and the sea in the Rockland Folk Arts concert. $15, cash or check, at the door.
  • “Tracy McMullen’s Ear Bus” at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, 7:30 p.m. at Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. “Improvised and composed music in the long tradition of humans including jazz, funk, experimental, ambient, punk, anxiety, depression and joy.” Featuring McMullen on tenor and soprano saxophones and other musicians. Free.


  • The Mallett Brothers Band at State Theatre in Downtown Portland, 8 p.m. The band’s 10th anniversary party, with guests Adam Ezra Group. $25 advance, $30 show day: StateTheatrePortland.com.


  • Penobscot Bay Ringers Handbell Choir Plays “Handbells for Hope,” 3-4 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. With solo, ensemble and full five-octave choir pieces. Free admission – donations taken for Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition.


  • Joanna Connor Band in Rockland, 7 p.m. in the Monday Night Blues Show at Time Out Pub, 275 Main Street. Maine band Memphis Lightning opens the show for Connor, who gained her musical chops in Chicago and has sat in with James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and others. $20 at the door.


  • Protest Singers to Debut During Midcoast Indivisible’s Weekly Vigil, 5 p.m. The new multigenerational group Midcoast Justice Singers will break out some classics from the American protest songbook in Chapman Park, at the corner of Park and Main streets.
  • “Heifetz On Tour,” 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle. A quintet from Heifetz International Music Institute, based in Virginia, plays solo and chamber works by Bach, Beethoven, Saint Saens and Dvorak during their four-day visit to the midcoast. $18 tickets: HeifetzInstitute.org. $20 at the door.


  • The Blue Cafe Presents Hiroya Tsukamoto, Friday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. Camden Opera House welcomes the acoustic guitar stylist to its intimate third-floor space. The Kyoto native and Berklee College of Music graduate has played at York City’s Blue Note and on Japanese National Television. Blue Cafe shows are free; 40 Paper provides the cash bar.


  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Karaoke in Thomaston, Threshers Brewing Company, 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Friday Folk Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5. FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Second Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. No experience needed; bring a drum or borrow one. Free. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Swing Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6 to 8 p.m. $5. SwingDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Monday Jams at St. George Grange, at Wiley’s Corner, 7 to 9 p.m. through October. Country, gospel, folk, bluegrass.
  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Share work, give and take feedback, collaborate.