Live Music: Dark Star Orchestra and Dweezil Zappa play Roseland Theater
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• Chamber Music Northwest presents the Miro Quartet performing Beethoven's "Harp," "Serioso" and "Opus 127" quartets, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave. Tickets: $10-$62.50, www.cmnw.org.
• Seductively peeling back layers of alter ego, Grammy Award-winning Rizo explores the delight and trappings of ourselves through her songs and covers of Beyonce, David Bowie and Prince. She'll perform at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $24, $30 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• The Portland Lesbian Choir will perform "Lifting as We Climb," a commission by Portland-based composer Joan Szymko, as an ode to the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. They'll perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave. Tickets: $15-$20, www.plchoir.org.
• Dark Star Orchestra, the band that plays Grateful Dead music in concert recreations, performs on its winter tour at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $32.50-$45, www.roselandpdx.com.
• Playing southern R&B, country-soul and classic rock and blues, Marcus King, 23, has drawn rave reviews for his guitar playing. He'll perform with his band at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $25, www.crystalballroompdx.com.
• Dweezil Zappa, son of Frank, plays on his "Hot Rats Live! & Other Hot Stuff 1969" tour at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $25-$65, www.roselandpdx.com.
• The Oregon Symphony, led by Carlos Kalmar, plays The Mussorgsky/Ravel piece "Pictures at an Exhibition," and more at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is featured on Paganini's "Violin Concerto No. 1." Tickets start at $24, www.orsymphony.org.
• Violent Femmes' 10th album, "Hotel Last Resort," is arguably some of its finest work with porch folk, post punk, spiritual jazz, country blues, avant-garde minimalism and golden age rock 'n' roll. They'll perform at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Tickets: "$39.50, $42 day of show, www.crystalballroompdx.com.
• Bat For Lashes, aka Natasha Khan, has received praise from Rolling Stone and others. She's touring in support of "Los Girls," which includes 1980s-esque power ballads and Iranian-inspired beats. She'll perform at the Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Tickets: $25, www.wonderballroom.com.
• Nashville musician C.W. Stoneking blends blues, rock 'n' roll, calypso, folk and jazz. He'll play at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Tickets: $20, www.mississippistudios.com.
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