Friday, April 21
Multi-instrumentalist Kate Beever and Friends present a night of Paul Simon music, titled “Going to Graceland,” followed by local DJ mosart212 spinning African dance-party music at Portland House of Music (25 Temple St.) at 9 p.m. Tix: $8-$10 (21+). 805-0134. portlandhouseofmusic.com. And over at Empire (575 Congress St.), Dirty Bourbon River Show whips up a madcap carnival of brassy New Orleans-style street music at 10 p.m. Tix: $7 (21+). 536-1095. portlandempire.com.