Saturday, December 22
Friends and fans gather to remember and celebrate the late local singer-songwriter Johnny Fountain during a listening party for The Grand Adventure, an album of Fountain’s songs produced by Dominic Lavoie, with musical contributions by luminaries like Lady Lamb and Jacob Augustine, at One Longfellow Square (181 State St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Tix: $8-$10 (benefits SailMaine; all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com. Fans of Maine wildman B.B. LaFreak gather to party and rock out to Metal Night, LaFreak’s deep-cut cover band, during Freakmas at Mathew’s (133 Free St., Portland) around 8-ish. Free (21+). 253-1812.