Coming to venues this week (we're thinking tickets still available):
• Rapper Post Malone kicks off his North American tour with 21 Savage and SOB X RBE at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Tickets: $95-$195, www.rosequarter.com.
• Siren Nation presents the annual "Lady Sings the Blues" tribute to Billie Holiday, featuring top musicians doing the music of one of the greatest jazz singers and songwriters of our time. It takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Renee Mitchell serves as emcee. Tickets: $20, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• Red Yarn, the Portland-based family folk singer and puppeteer, celebrates the release of his fifth album, "Red Yarn's Old Barn," joined by his wife and singing partner Miss Jessie, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. Tickets: $15, www.aladdin-theater.com.
• Bowievision, a David Bowie tribute band, plays Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets: $20, www.dougfirlounge.com.
• Presented by the Oregon Symphony, conducted by Jeff Tyzik, The Hot Sardines put a modern twist on sounds of yesteryear from New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. They'll play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: starting at $24, www.orsymphony.org.
• Peter G. Holmstrom of The Dandy Warhols has a side project called Pete International Airport, and his new album "Safer With The Wolves" goes on a journey through psych rock and the dark heart of electronica. He'll play at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 9 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Tickets: $5,
• Devin Phillips and the American Music Program jazz orchestra pay tribute to jazz great Charles Mingus Jr., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets: $20, $24 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com. The group recently performed at the Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival in Newark, N.J.
• Along with Post Malone, Khalid, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter, is also starting his tour, the "Roxy Tour," in Portland at the Moda Center, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Tickets: $48-$49, www.rosequarter.com.
• Heartless Bastards frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom is touring solo, and she'll play the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Tickets: $15-$17, www.dougfirlounge.com. Her debut solo album is "Sweet Unknown."
Buy your tickets soon ...
• It's the 20th anniversary of "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," and Ms. Lauryn Hill will be touring to celebrate and stopping at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 12. Tickets are on sale at www.LiveNation.com.
• Simple Minds, from 1980s "Don't You (Forget About Me)" fame, has a new album, "Walk Between Worlds," and it's stopping at Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., on its North American tour on Oct. 27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, at www.LiveNation.com and www.RoselandPDX.com.