Saturday, November 11
The Portland Boxing Club’s main event of the year takes place tonight at the Portland Expo (239 Park Ave.), featuring bouts by top local contenders Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk, Casey “Buzzsaw” Kramlich, and Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour, at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $25-$75. 842-0800. portlandboxingclub.org. Another heavy-hitter, rap star Pharoahe Monch, makes his Maine debut at Hip-Hops 6, at Oxbow Blending & Bottling (49 Washington Ave., Portland), with DJ Boogie Blind, Ben Shorr & DJ Myth, Beards (Shane Reis, Thommy Kane and Dave Gutter) and several other acts, at 8 p.m. Tix: $24 (21+). oxbowbeer.com. And at Bayside Bowl (58 Alder St., Portland), Beggars, an intense emo-rock band risen from the ashes of heralded locals The Cambiata, plays a show with Mannequin Republic at 8 p.m. Free (all ages). 791-2695. baysidebowl.com.