7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland, $18, $15 members and students. space538.org
Portland-area music and dance collective Olas is playing two shows at Space Gallery, so take your pick of the nights. They call the show Otra Vez (Spanish for “again”) and you’ll see and hear music and movements incorporating traditional flamenco. The music blends American folk, rock, Arabic, Latin American sounds, Parma (a type of hand clapping), original Spanish poetry, and modern flamenco choreography. This means that the ten musicians and dancers you see on stage all love what they do, so it’s a treat for both your eyes and your ears.
Caleta & Super Yamba Band
8 p.m. Friday. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $25 advance, $35 on the day. onelongfellowsquare.com
They’re clearing most of the chairs for this show at One Longfellow Square, as the dance vibe is going strong. Kaleta & Super Yamba Band’s Afrobeat can’t stand still. Based in Brooklyn, New York, the band consists of ‘Givity’, ‘Mr. Diva’ and ‘Gogo Rock’.
Saturday at 3:30 and 7:30 pm. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $15 prepaid, $18 on the day, $22 priority seating. mayosttreets.org
Portland musician-led ensemble Palaver Strings presents work from the Beehive Chamber series called Painted Dreams. The performance aims to evoke a more sunny time despite the depth of winter. Lina Soothe your ears with the sublime tones of her Esmail violin and viola duo “Naida”, Geoffrey’s Mumford’s “Liquid Diamond Veil” and Tchaikovsky’s sextet “The Souvenir of Florence”. increase.
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