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The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including Oregon Symphony, Mark Knopfler, Ghost and Post Malone

COURTESY PHOTO: DEREK HUDSON - Mark Knopfler has a new album, 'Down The Road Wherever,' and he'll perform at Keller Auditorium, Sept. 13.Oregon Symphony

The symphony put on its first official concert last week at the Oregon Zoo, and now goes back inside for "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert."

It'll play John Williams' Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated score as the movie with Yoda, Luke Skywalter and the Rebel Alliance is projected onscreen.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $35.

Highlights

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

• It's "An Evening With Mark Knopfler & Band," 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St. His new album, "Down the Road Wherever," is included with each ticket. Tickets: $72-$102, www.portland5.com.

• On his "Orbit Tour," Grammy Award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd, coming off an appearance at Coachella, performs at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets: $32, parking $13, www.rosequarter.com.

• The School of Rock presents "Cowbell Classics & Tribute to Devo vs. The B-52s," 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave. Tickets: $12, $15 day of show, www.mississippistudios.com.

• Canadian star Avril Lavigne shot to fame with hits such as "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi," as well as "Girlfriend," and she is touring again after a well-publicized battle with Lyme disease. She'll perform at Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Tickets: $39.50-$99.50, www.portland5.com.

• Swedish Grammy Award-winning band Ghost and its rock theater presentation fill Moda Center, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Tickets: starting at $26, www.rosequarter.com. The band's set resembles a medieval cathedral with a backdrop of illuminated stained-glass windows, and there are rich costumes, special effects and a light show. Ghost toured with Metallica in Europe during the summer.

• Brian Wilson & The Zombies play the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, on their "Something Great From '68 Tour," with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Tickets: $69.50-$139.50, www.portland5.com. Wilson, of course, was a founding member of The Beach Boys and the man behind such hits as "I Get Around," "California Girls," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows" and "Good Vibrations. The Zombies gave us "Time of the Season" and continue to tour.

• The quite popular Post Malone, on his "Runaway Tour," stops at Moda Center, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Tickets: starting at $36, parking $25, www.rosequarter.com.

• The California Honeydrops perform at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Tickets: $20, $24 day of show, www.revolutionhall.com.


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