Saturday, December 9
Barroom Messiah gives you, the lowly day-drinker, the chance to be a diva. The pro musicians provide the strings and soloists, and you get to sing along to the choruses of Handel’s holiday classic at Blue (650 Congress St., Portland) at 2 p.m. Donations encouraged (all ages). 774-4111. portcityblue.com. Ands tonight at Aura (121 Center St., Portland), the catchy Canadian alt-rock band Tokyo Police Club headlines a bash celebrating Bissell Brothers’ fourth year of brewing, with locals Armies and Fort Gorgeous opening at 9 p.m. and lots of special Bissell beers behind the bar. Tix: $18 (18+). 772-8274. auramaine.com.