The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including They Might Be Giants, Lorde, 'Celebrating David Bowie' and Mary Ocher

COURTESY PHOTO - Monica Huggett leads the Portland Baroque Orchestra in a celebration of Italian music, 'Flights of Fantasy.'Classical music

• Led by Monica Huggett, Portland Baroque Orchestra's "Flights of Fantasy" includes Italian works for strings, lute and organ. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, First Baptist Church, 1110 S.W. Taylor St., 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Kaul Auditorium, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., (check for tickets).

• The Oregon Symphony, conducted by Carlos Kalmar and featuring Portland Symphonic Choir members, plays Verdi's "Requiem" and other pieces. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $24.


Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):

• They Might Be Giants has been delivering highly energetic, melodic and imaginative music for more than 30 years. They play McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Tickets: $25, $28 day of show,

• Some of Christian music's biggest names take part in "The Roadshow," 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The lineup includes For King & Country, Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Bethel Music, Zach Williams and Social Club Misfits. Tickets: $10 at the door, $20 parking,

• Grammy Award-winning Lorde performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Moda Center in support of her sophomore album, "Melodrama." Tickets: starting at $39, $20 parking,

• Donavon Frankenreiter plays the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Tickets: $25, $30 day of show, He has a new album, "The Heart." John Craigie also plays.

• It's "Celebrating David Bowie," featuring a rotating ensemble of Bowie friends, bandmates (including Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas) and other musicians, at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., 8 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Tickets: $18,

• Mary Ocher, a Berlin-based psychedelic pop craftswoman and experimental vocalist, plays Dante's, 350 W. Burnside St., at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, touring in support of "The West Against the People," which features two drummers known as "Your Government." Tickets: $10,

• The OK Chorale PDX and Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., will host a "Jesus Christ Superstar" sing-along with special guests, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Tickets: $22, $25 day of show,


Buy your tickets soon ...

• Pentatonix, which will release "PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I" on April 13, will tour this year and stop at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington, July 15. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, March 9, at

• Concluding 25 years of touring, Third Day brings its "Farewell Tour" to Moda Center on June 1. For more:

• Robert Plant, the Led Zeppelin great who has extended his career by going solo and collaborating, announced tour dates with the Sensational Space Shifters. They're putting out a new album, "Carry Fire." Lucinda Williams joins them at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, June 26. For tickets:

• Metal giants Slayer will play Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington, Aug. 23. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, March 9, at

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