Friday, May 10
Literary Death Match is like a book reading crossed with a roast crossed with a contest of some sort. Four authors square off for six minutes each before three wise-cracking judges, and someone, somewhere, gets a prize. It’s happening at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $8-$10 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org.
Saturday, May 11
It’s not just for the monocled anymore. The classy yet casual Portland Club is throwing its Spring Bash, with barbeque, a big cash bar, and rockabilly stalwarts Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. Tix: $20 and a non-perishable food item (benefits the Maine Hunger Initiative). 956-8943. theportlandclub.org.
Sunday, May 12
Homegrown singer-songwriter Kate Schrock plays jazzy, folky, soulful songs from her new album, Solo Imperfecto, and her impressive back catalogue, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center (76 Congress St., Portland) at 7 p.m. Tix: $12 (all ages). 775-5568. stlawrencearts.org.