The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including Foreverland, Chervona and many big events coming up

COURTESY PHOTO - Mark Hummel is joined by Billy Boy Arnold in the Chicago Blues Harmonica Blowout, Jan. 18.Highlights

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

• Foreverland, a 14-piece Michael Jackson tribute group, entertains fans of the "King of Pop" at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. Tickets: $12-$15,

• Whiskey Shivers plays with a band called Saddle Up that competes with the Bellas on a USO tour in the movie "Pitch Perfect 3." They'll play at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, along with Railroad Earth. Tickets: $25, Railroad Earth also plays Doug Fir on Jan. 14, but it's sold out.

• The Oregon Symphony, conducted by Carlos Kalmar, plays Stravinsky's 1913 ballet score "The Rite of Spring" among other pieces, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: starting at $24,

• Be sure to check on tickets, as it usually sells out, but a holiday party to take in is Chervona's Russian Old New Year Celebration. This year it's titled "Party in the Tropics" and takes place at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave. It's the 12th annual event, hosted by Portland's acclaimed Russian-Gypsy-Balkan punk band Chervona. The Star Theater will be decked out in palm trees, coconuts and other tropical decorations, and there'll be Russian and tropics-inspired food and drinks. Tickets: $22, Again, check for tickets ASAP.

Well, dang

A lot of shows sell out. We'll occasionally try to alert you to certain events that don't have tickets for sale anymore, which would allow you to ask — bother? — friends to take you. Or, evaluate the secondary market.

Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter Alan Doyle, who's also a best-selling author and actor ("Robin Hood," "Winter's Tale"), performs Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Mississippi Studios. He'll be focusing on his third solo album, "A Week at the Warehouse." But, it's sold out.


Buy your tickets soon ...

• Mark Hummel presents the annual Chicago Blues Harmonica Blowout, featuring Billy Boy Arnold, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets are $32 and available at Hummel is a Grammy-nominated and Blues Music Awards-winning harmonic player, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader of The Blues Survivors. Arnold is one of the foremost practitioners of classic Chicago blues.

• Carlos Santana will appear in Oregon twice this summer. He brings his "Divination" tour to Eugene's Matthew Knight Arena on March 2; tickets available at And, he'll perform at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 3; tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at

• Michael Allen Harrison's Ten Grands takes place March 31 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, with tickets available at www.michaelallenharrison. Ten Grands has expanded to two other cities as well, Feb. 18 at West Palm Beach, Fla., and May 12 in Seattle.

• Sulking serenader/clown Puddles presents his Puddles Pity Party at the Newmark Theatre, June 2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Puddles teamed up with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox to record an epic version of Lordes' hit "Royals" in 2013. It received 16 million views on YouTube. He has performed all over the world since then.

• Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers are going on a co-headlining tour, and stop at Moda Center, June 4. General ticket sales start Friday, Jan. 12 at

• Pickathon celebrates its 20th year in 2018, Aug. 3-5, and there'll be a preview party and lineup reveal 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Revolution Hall. Festival tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Jan. 27. For more:

• Rod Stewart reunites with Cyndi Lauper for another tour, following their successful 2017 one. They play at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Wash., Aug. 31. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 12, at

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