Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• Albina Music Trust and Cooky Parker present an 80th birthday celebration for Ural Thomas, produced by A World Arts Foundation and starring Ural Thomas & The Pain, Nick Waterhouse, Covi., Adam Pasi ("Portland's Funniest Person") and emcees Paul Knauls Sr. and Calvin Walker. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., www.revolutionhall.com, $20, $25 at door. Thomas is a Portland institution as a "chameleon of soul," publicity says, and he's been with his current band for six years.
• Greyhounds is an Austin rock trio and will play Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube were members of JJ Grey's band MOFRO, and they're accompanied by drummer Ed Miles. Caitlin Sherman and Redray Frazier (performing solo) also are in the show. Tickets: $15, $17 day of show, www.mississippistudios.com.
• At Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 S.E. 39th Ave., it's Strangelove, a Depeche Mode tribute band, along with Love Vigilantes (New Order tribute) and Electric Duke, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Tickets: $18.50, $20 day of show, www.hawthornetheatre.com.
• "Come As You Are" is a 1990s dance flashback event, featuring (recorded) music by the likes of Nirvana, Snoop Dogg, T.L.C. and Beastie Boys. It takes place regularly at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., including 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Tickets: $10, www.crystalballroompdx.com. For more info: www.90sdanceflashback.com.
• The Beat Goes On Marching Band will put on a performance at Pioneer Courthouse Square, noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. For more: www.thesquarepdx.com.
• Karaoke From Hell, which allows people to sing karaoke with a live band, plays a Christmas-week show at Dante's, 350 W. Burnside St., 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23. It's been rocking Portland for 25 years, and the band puts on Karaoke From Hell every Monday at Dante's. Tickets: $3, www.danteslive.com.
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• The Reverb Brothers and Bare Bones Cafe are putting on their seventh annual Boxing Day Benefit for Rose Haven, a day shelter and community center for women and children experiencing poverty, homelessness or abuse. Donations are accepted for the event, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, at Bare Bones Cafe, 2900 S.E. Belmont St. For more: www.rosehaven.org.
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