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Zach Jones record release, The Muppets take Space Gallery, and Soulive and Rustic Overtones play State Theatre on New Year's

THURSDAY 25DRINKSMAS If you can’t make it home for the Christmas (or just don’t want to) what better place to celebrate than the dank recesses of a local bar? Not everyone is open today, but where there is a will to drink, there is a way to drink. Amigos, Ruski’s and Mama’s Crow Bar, Blackstones and Empire are all open for their regular hours. RiRa opens at 5, and at the Thirsty Pig. The pork-porium…

Micromasse CD release, a poem about parking bans, and spending Christmas with Will Ferrell

THURSDAY DEC 18 JAZZY | Throw on your flappiest flapper dress, fish out those cufflinks and head down to One Longfellow Square for THE PORTLAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY SHOW. Started in 2004, the Jazz Orchestra has performed, toured and recorded with the likes of Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow and Roberta Flack. Under the direction of Chris Oberholtzer, the 18-piece ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band tunes. $5. 8 pm. One Longfellow…

'The Big Lebowski,' 'The Hobbit' marathon, and Bad Boy takes on Death Row

THURSDAY 11CENTURY CLUB Does 26.2 sound like a reference to a Bible passage? Is 13.1 around the number of Oreos you can eat in one sitting? If so, you’re probably not well versed in endurance running. But if marathoners are a little bit off, ultra marathoners are full on certifiable. Tonight the MAINE OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL presents 100 HEAD/HEART/FEET, a documentary following one man’s (exhausting) journey into the world of ultra-running. Running 100 miles over…

One Longfellow wraps up its 'Live and Local' series for the year and Smashing Pumpkins take on Muse

THURSDAY 4 STRANGE TRIP | A cover band is should be about more than learning a few sweet Sublime jams on your acoustic guitar and booking a show somewhere in the Old Port (because we all heard “What I Got” enough times by the end of high school to last us a lifetime). THE DARK STAR ORCHESTRA are not hurting for source material though. Drawing from nearly 2,500 Grateful Dead shows, Dark Star play entire…

The Beatles and Ramones both get tributes, and we all eat a ton of stuffing

THURSDAY NOV 27GIVE THANKS | Yo, have you heard of Stuffing? The ensemble act contains bread crumbs and seasoning. While opinions range from their choice of venue (mainly in-the-bird versus out-of-the-bird) it’s no question that this side dish will be around the scene for a while. Meanwhile, solo-act Yam returns for another year, but can’t seem to settle on a name. We knew him back in the day as Sweet Potato and suspect the change…
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