Friday, December 7 

The 24th annual Maine College of Art Holiday Sale happens tonight (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and tomorrow (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), but you obviously want to show up tonight to get the choices pieces by MECA students, alumni and staff. Free. 775-3052. meca.edu. At Portland House of Music (25 Temple St.), prog-rock voyagers Lespecial launch at 8 p.m. Tix: $12-$15 (21+). 805-0134. portlandhouseofmusic.com.