Wednesday, October 23

Piano player and composer Charles “Charlie” Brown is a local legend for his work on stages in bars and theaters. Tonight, he and a seven-piece band lure you in with a bluesy acoustic set, then tear through Stax classics in the blues-rock tradition of Delaney and Bonnie. They’re at Gingko Blue (455 Fore St., Portland) at 7 p.m. Free (21+). 541-9190. gingkoblue.com.