Eliza Edens.

Thursday, March 14

Philly-based singer-songwriter Eliza Edens plays her darkly beautiful songs with Maine “bummer folk” favorite The Loblolly Boy (a.k.a. Luke Kalloch of Dead Gowns) at Blue (650 Congress St., Portland) at 5 p.m. Free (donations accepted; all ages). 774-4111. portcityblue.com. The duo Niyaz plays transcendent, trance-inducing Persian music with modern style at Port City Music Hall (504 Congress St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Tix: $25-$45 (all ages). 800-745-3000. portcitymusichall.com.