Friday, October 18
The Maine Rhumba Project brings the popular music of Africa and some original material to Bayside Bowl (58 Alder St., Portland) for a free 7 p.m. gig (all ages). 791-BOWL. baysidebowl.com. And up at Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery (14 Maine St., Brunswick), the Atlantic Clarion Steel Drum Band, a Maine outfit three decades and several albums deep, rescues steel drum music from its cheesy reputation at 8 p.m. Tix: $10-$12 (all ages). 725-5222. explorefrontier.com.