Thursday, January 10

Local vocal-jazz sensations Viva and The Reinforcements get groovy at Portland House of Music (25 Temple St.) at 6 p.m. Tix: $10-$15 (21+). 805-0134. portlandhouseofmusic.com. And at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland), Georgia-born rapper Jarren Benton spits hip-hop witticisms with Brodie James opening and Portland MC Wisdom hosting at 9 p.m. Tix: $15-$18 (21+). 558-2279. portlandempire.com.