Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• Shemekia Copeland is an award-winning blues, R&B and Americana vocalist who's touring in support of her Alligator Records release, "America's Child." She'll stop at the Jack London Revue, 529 S.W. Fourth Ave., at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Tickets: $25, www.jacklondonrevue.com.
• David Shifrin plans to retire as Chamber Music Northwest artistic director in 2020, and he'll give a prelude to his future plans — making music — when his trio plays at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The trio includes Shifrin, Anna Polonsky and Peter Wiley. They'll play works from Beethoven, Brahms and Nino Rota. Tickets: $10-$60, www.cmnw.org.
• The Portland Gay Men's Chorus puts on a musical story concert, "Our Audacity to Hope," 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Kaul Auditorium at Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd. "Our Audacity to Hope" explores the accomplishments of community members who have succeeded against insurmountable odds to "affirm the worth of all people." The chorus will perform such hits as "Mercy, Mercy Me," "You Don't Own Me," "This is Me" and "Glory." For tickets: www.pdxgmc.org.
• Playing a rescheduled concert, singer-songwriter James Bay stops in Portland on his "Electric Light Tour," 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Noah Kahan opens. Tickets: $27-$49.50, www.portland5.com.
• Kolars is the husband-wife duo of Rob Kolar and Lauren Brown. At 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, they bring their unique act to the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. Kolar sings and strums on guitar, while Brown uses her whole body as a percussive instrument by tap-dancing out the hi-hat rhythm with her feet atop a bass drum while simultaenously playing a stand-up kit. Tickets: $12-$14, www.dougfirlounge.com.
• Led by Yaacov Bergman, music director/conductor, the Portland Chamber Orchestra puts on "Monsters and Mandolins," featuring works by Maurice Ravel and more, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis & Clark College, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road. For details/tickets: www.portlandchamberorchestra.org.
• It's gullah music from the Carolina coast, presented by Ranky Tanky, a quintet that performs the unique mix of African and English that shaped American art, food, language and attitude. They'll perform at Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 1. Tickets: $25, $35, www.portland5.com. Ranky Tanky is loosely translated as "Get Funky!"
• The "Songwriter Circle" event at The Vault at Gastro Mania, 7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy. (formerly O'Connor's), includes Cal Scott, Richard Moore and special guest Beth Wood. The Oregon-based Wood has entered and won major songwriting competitions and toured for 20 years and put out 11 studio albums. It takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1. Tickets: $15, www.woodcircle.brownpapertickets.com.
• The Ry X show, 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, has moved to the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., from The Old Church. He has a new album, "Unfurl." Tickets: $22-$25, www.aladdin-theater.com.
• A product of the heavy-metal rich 1980s, Queensryche has a new album out, "The Verdict," which was produced by Rob Zombie and others at Seattle and elsewhere. They'll play at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St. Tickets: $35, $40 day of show, www.crystalballroompdx.com.
• The Monterey Jazz Festival has sent its millennial stars on tour, including vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant. Presented by the Oregon Symphony, they'll play the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. Tickets: starting at $35, www.portland5.com. It's the 60th anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival.
• Breakout country star Brett Young's new album is "Ticket to L.A." He'll perform at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. Tickets: $39.50, $45, www.crystalballroompdx.com. Adam Hambrick opens
Buy your tickets soon ...
• Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are coming to Portland's Moda Center on their "Evil Tour," Aug. 2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29 at www.LiveNation.com.
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