Friday, October 11
The fourth installment of the monthly East Bayside Roots & Culture Sessions takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at 200 Anderson St. in Portland, where you can see the exquisitely rendered, politically pointed prints of Kyle Bryant; listen to DJs spinning reggae, dub and dancehall, and get your hands dirty during gardening demos. It’s free.
Saturday, October 12
Dueling dance nights in downtown Portland: at Flask Lounge (117 Spring St.), “Bass Monsters” brings the beats and bottom ends of turntablists Parallax and Beatjuice, plus the pair Grind Syndicate, to the floor at 9 p.m. Free (21+). 772-3122. flasklounge.com. And over at Slainte (24 Preble St.), Matt and Marieke throw a soul dance party that starts old school and evolves from there, beginning at 10 p.m. Free (21+). 828-0900.
Sunday, October 13
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull revisits that group’s watershed 1972 album Thick as a Brick, and then performs the sequel to that classic, which he wrote just a couple years ago, backed by his new band, at the State Theatre (609 Congress St., Portland) at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $45-$75 (all ages). 956-6000. statetheatreportland.com.