Friday, November 17

Three new Portland indie-rock and punk bands, Burr, Color Hex and Quiet Warning, play a benefit for the family of incarcerated political activist and ex-Black Panther Herman Bell at the Apohadion Theater (107 Hanover St., Portland) with legendary Maine radical and ex-prisoner Ray Luc Levasseur speaking truth to power at 8 p.m. Suggested donation: $5-$15 (all ages). 831-9569. theapohadiontheater.com. And at Luther Bonney Hall on USM’s Portland campus, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the bestselling conspiratorial novel and hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, discuss their new novel based on the series, It Devours!, with dramatic artist Callie Kimball at 6 p.m. Tix: $21.99. 536-4778. printbookstore.com.

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