7 p.m. Saturday. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, $15 in advance, $18 day of show. stlawrencearts.org
Palaver Strings is a Boston-based, musician-led string orchestra. Its “Teaching Time to Walk” performance delves into the idea of time and, as you listen, you’ll be encouraged to ponder the concepts of stability and flux. You’ll hear a collaborative new commission by Nate Tucker along with the premiere of “Moon” by Steve Horowitz and some other compelling pieces of thought-provoking music.
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $32 in advance, $35 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org
For one night only, there’s a rare opportunity to see three fantastic singer-songwriters play an in-the-round-style show. Three Women & The Truth features the incredible lineup of Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters and Eliza Gilkyson. All three artists are Grammy nominees, and you can expect them to share stories and songs as they back one another up during what will surely be an extraordinary night of song.
7 p.m. Sunday. First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, $20 suggested donation. On Facebook.
You don’t need a hammer, just a desire to celebrate the music of folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger. May marks the centennial of the late Seeger’s birth, and this local sing-along concert features Charlie King, Emma’s Revolution and Peter Blood. Some of Seeger’s most celebrated songs include “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?”, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song).” You’ll sing them all in the evening and all over this land! The concert is a benefit for Poor People’s Campaign Maine, described as part of a national revival to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Likely right up Seeger’s alley.