The Short List
Heads up: Briefly pop queen and kings in the late 1980s and 1990s, with such hits as 'Joey,' the band wrote rock 'n' roll that embodied the old-fashioned soulful yearning at the heart of the best of the alternative movement.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave., www.startheaterportland.com, $25 advance, $30 at door
Of A Revolution
Heads up, again: The Indie rockers, better known as O.A.R., have navigated the often-treacherous road to music success by creating quality, accessible pop and jam music for more than a decade.
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., www.roselandpdx.com, $27.40, $40 reserved balcony (21 and older)
Heads up, part three: Shelton, the reigning 'Male Vocalist of the Year' and five-time Country Music Association nominee, takes the stage along with fellow country hitmaker Justin Moore, as well as Dia Frampton, a finalist from NBC's 'The Voice,' on which Shelton stars.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Rose Garden, www.rosequarter.com, $49.75
'The Wizard of Oz'
Directed by Greg Tamblyn and presented by Pixie Dust Productions, the classic play touches down in Portland.
Various times, Dec. 16-Jan. 1, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.pcpa.com, $43-$58 adults, $17-$43 students, $33-$53 seniors
Now in its 19th season, the improvisational troupe that uses comedy as sport has not missed entertaining on a weekend since 1993, and it has three shows coming up on New Year's Eve.
8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, ComedySportz, 1963 N.W. Kearney St., www.portlandcomedy.com, $15 reservations