Oregon Public House
The nonprofit pub in Northeast Portland will host a benefit, "Americana Monday," on Monday, Nov. 27, for Lift Urban, which helps alleviate hunger in Portland.
It takes place from 6-9 p.m. and features musicians Albert Nicholas and Shane Brown at Oregon Public House's Village Ballroom, 700 N.E. Dekum St.
All money from alcohol sales goes to Lift Urban.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• For the seventh consecutive year, a lineup of Portland all-star musicians will sing and play music from The Band's final concert in 1976, which was made into one of the best rock 'n' roll concert films and classic albums. "The Next Waltz" show is 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25, 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets: $28, $32 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com. It's a tribute concert for the Jeremy Wilson Foundation and Oregon Food Bank.
• Fear No Music's third concert is "Common Threads," featuring Portland composer Jay Derderian and local composers who have contributed a movement written for flute, viola and piano using source material from Franz Liszt's "Bagatelle sans tonalite." It takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave. Tickets: $20-$25, $10-$15 students/seniors, www.fearnomusic.org. Fear No Music's aim in its season of "Hope in the Dark" is to create a discussion of tolerance and exchange of ideas, art and goodwill between cultures.
• The National is touring in support of "Trouble Will Find Me," the most self-assured collection of songs in the band's 14-year career, and a tribute to their fully evolved artistic vision. They play at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Tickets: $44.50, $62.50, www.portland5.com.
• Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, whom Paste magazine called "the king and queen of banjo," return to Portland for a concert at the Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Tickets: $31-$51, www.portland5.com. Fleck is a 16-time Grammy Award winner and banjo player, and Washburn is a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player. They'll play from their self-titled album that won the 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album. UPDATE: The show is sold out.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• The Foo Fighters have added a Portland date among its western swing on their "Concrete and Gold" North American tour, but it won't be for awhile: Sept. 10, 2018. Tickets are on sale. For more: www.LiveNation.com.
A lot of shows sell out. We'll occasionally try to alert you to certain events that don't have tickets for sale anymore, which would allow you to ask friends — bother? — to take you, or evaluate the secondary market.
Alt-rock icons the Pixies are coming to Portland to play three shows at the Roseland Theatre, Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, but it's sold out.