Friday, December 13
The world-jazz musician Jussi Reijonen shreds on guitar (with or without frets) and oud (the 11-string Arabic lute) with the same trio that backs him on his critically acclaimed debut album, un, at Woodfords Congregational Church (202 Woodford St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Call 773-9968 for tix. jussireijonen.com. Meanwhile, over at Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo St., Portland), the inspired lineup includes the upbeat (and not infrequently funny) indie-pop of Yes We Kin, the eclectic acoustics of Builder of the House, and arrestingly confessional singer-songwriter Nick Poulin, who performs as Tall Horse, at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $5 (all ages). 615-3609. mayostreetarts.org.