Saturday, August 12
The Southern Maine Performing Arts Collaborative presents Working: The Musical, a stage version of Studs Terkel’s classic book about blue-collar folk with songs by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’ll be performed today at North Windham Union Church (723 Roosevelt Trail) at 7 p.m. Tix: $10-$12. Full schedule at workingmusical2017.com. And at Slab (25 Preble St., Portland), Raging Brass plays righteous horn-powered reggae on the patio at 8 p.m. Free (all ages). 245-3088. slabportland.com. And over at Oxbow Blending & Bottling (49 Washington Ave., Portland), Portland rapper and promoter Ben Shorr releases an album called Pyrokinesis as part of a huge hip hop show featuring national and local acts including Das EFX, Mr. Lif & Akrobatik, Trails and more at 8 p.m. Tix: $25-$30 (21+). oxbowbeer.com.