Nov. 23: FARMINGTON, Paul Oxman will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Nov. 23: PORTLAND, O.A.R., with the John Butler Trio, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $22.50/$25 775-3331

Nov. 23: PORTLAND, Badly Drawn Boy, with special guest, Adem, will perform at The Big Easy, 55 Market St.$12.50/$15 871-8817

Nov. 26: BATH, Vance Gilbert will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $12/$16 442-8455

Nov. 26: PORTLAND, Cher with special guests, the Village People, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $100/$65.75 775-3458

Nov. 27: BRUNSWICK, songwriter and humorist Glenn Torrico will perform blues, folk and country at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Pleasant Street. $5 783-2302

Nov. 27: GRAY, harmonica player James Montgomery will perform at the Loose Moose Saloon, 61 Portland Road. 657-7171

Nov. 28: AUBURN, Michael Hill will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues, 34 Court St. $10 783-9600

Nov. 28: HINCKLEY, Paulie Heath will present a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. at Good Will-Hinckley School Moody Chapel. 238-4043

Nov. 29: POLAND, the Mollyockett Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. at Poland Regional High School. $10 824-2468

Nov. 30: AUGUSTA, the Mount View Chamber Singers will present a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 9 Summer St. 622-2424

Nov. 30: FARMINGTON, the UMF Perverbal Balls will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Nov. 30: LEWISTON, the Bates Flute Ensemble will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

Nov. 30: POLAND, the USM Big Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Poland Regional High School. Donations

Nov. 30: PORTLAND, Judy Collins will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $35/$42 842-0800

Nov. 30: PORTLAND, the USM Chamber Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St. $8 780-5555

Nov. 30: PORTLAND, Hoobastank, with special guests Three Dats Grace and Letter Kills, will perform at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $25 775-3331

Dec. 1: PORTLAND, Story of the Year, with special guests My Chemical Romance and Paranois Social Club, will perform at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $17.50/$20 775-3331

Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23: LEWISTON, Cornerstone will present an Advent Songfest at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Lisbon Street. Donations 783-7241

Dec. 2: PORTLAND, Elizabeth Rines, trumpet and Judith Quimby, piano, will perform at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St. Free 773-5747

Dec. 3: PORTLAND, the Perceptionists, featuring Mr. Lif and Akrobatik, will perform at The Big Easy, 55 Market St. $10/$12 871-8817

Dec. 3: PORTLAND, Childsplay will perform a violin concert extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. at Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave. $20 845-2140

Dec. 4: FARMINGTON, the UMF Bands will perform at 7 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Dec. 4, 5: FARMINGTON, Andy Buckland and Northfield will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $6/$5 778-7072

Dec. 4: GORHAM, the Casco Bay Concert Band will present “The Many Moods of Christmas,” at 3 p.m. at Gorham High School Performing Arts Center, 45 Morrill St. $7/$6 892-8812

Dec. 4: LEWISTON, the Festival de Joie Annual Christmas Concert “Winder Fun,” will be performed by the Just Us entertainers at 7:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary’s Church.

Dec. 4: PORTLAND, the Maine Music Society will present the Androscoggin Chorale and Maine Chamber Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at Portland High School John Ford Auditorium. $17.50/$14 782-1403

Dec. 4: PORTLAND, Carbon Leaf will perform at The Big Easy, 55 Market St. $6 871-8817

Dec. 4: PORTLAND, the Silver Leaf Singers will present a gospel holiday concert at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $18$21 761-0591

Dec. 4, 5: PORTLAND, the Choral Art Society will present the 15th Annual Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 317 Congress St. $15/$25 828-0043

Dec. 4: SKOWHEGAN, the Kennebec Performing Arts Company will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Skowhegan Opera House Municipal Building, 225 Water St. $7 474-6900

Dec. 5: AUBURN, Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues, 34 Court St. $8 783-9600

Dec. 5: CUMBERLAND, children’s entertainer Rich Charette will present a holiday concert at 2 p.m. at Greely High School. $6 829-3766

Dec. 5: LEWISTON, the Maine Music Society will present the Androscoggin Chorale and Maine Chamber Ensemble at 3 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center. $17.50/$14 782-1403

Dec. 5: NORWAY, the Second Annual Hanging of the Greens candlelight concert will be held at 3 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, Main Street. Donations

Dec. 5: YARMOUTH, the Southern Maine Children’s Chorus will present a holiday concert at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Free 780-5555


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