Upcoming symphony events:
• Pianist Chick Corea and the Oregon Symphony, conducted by Steven Mercurio, play Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and more at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Tickets: starting at $35, www.orsymphony.org.
• The Portland Youth Philharmonic opens its season under David Hattner, playing Gershwin's "Piano Concerto," performed by 14-year-old Joshua Ji, and more, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: $5-$60, www.portlandyouthphil.org.
• The Metropolitan Youth Symphony opens its season with Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7" and more, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: $15-$43, www.playmys.org.
• "Castles and Wizards" is an Oregon Symphony kids series concert, led by Norman Huynh and narrator Pam Mahon, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: starting at $11, www.orsymphony.org.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• Booker T. Jones has a new memoir ("Time is Tight" ) and new album ("Note by Note") and he and his band the M.G.'s are known for their songs from the past, including "Green Onions." Jones will play at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets: $45, $55 at door, www.albertarose theatre.com.
• Coming off release of album "Confessin' My Dues," guitarist Terry Robb plays with his Quartet, at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Jack London Revue, 529 S.W. Fourth Ave. Tickets: $12, $15 at door, www.jacklondonrevue.com.
• Formerly of The Go-Betweens, Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster is playing solo shows in North America for the first time in 10 years. He'll appear at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. His recent album is "Inferno." Tickets: $22, www.mississippistudios.com.
• Grand Royale, Portland's Beastie Boys tribute band, plays a show at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. Tickets: $15-$20, www.dougfirlounge.com.
• The Del McCoury Band has played everything from hillbilly honky tonks to the Grand Ole Opry, and stops often in Portland to entertain fans of country and bluegrass. They'll play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. Tickets: $42.50, $45 day of show, www.aladdin-theater.com.
• Keller Williams brings his Tom Petty-inspired project, Keller Williams' PettyGrass (featuring The Hillbenders), to Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, playing cover tunes in rollicking bluegrass style. Tickets: $28.50, www.wonderballroom.com.
• Portland band Blitzen Trapper is playing a Veterans Day weekend benefit concert, benefiting Do Good Multnomah, a local nonprofit working to assist veterans with housing. It takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St. Tickets: $30, www.revolutionhall.com.
• Lucy Wainwright Roche, daughter of Suzzy Roche and Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright III, and half sister of Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave. She won the 2019 Independent Music Award for best album for the folk/singer-songwriter category ("Little Beast"). Tickets: $15, $18 at door, www.theoldchurch.org.
• Grammy Award-winning artist Young Thug and rapper Machine Gun Kelly are touring and will stop at Moda Center, 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Tickets: starting at $16, parking $17, www.rosequarter.com.
• Blues and roots band Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, promoting their Alligator Records CD "Contemporary," perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Jack London Revue, 529 S.W. Fourth Ave. Tickets: $20, www.jacklondonrevue.com.
Quality local journalism takes time and money, which comes, in part, from paying readers. If you enjoy articles like this one, please consider supporting us.
(It costs just a few cents a day.)