Sept. 28-29 — Sturgill Simpson, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; P5*
Sept. 29 — Janet Jackson, Moda Center, Portland; ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 1 — Vance Joy, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; etix.com
Oct. 1 — Rakim, Wonder Ballroom, Portland; TF*
Oct. 2 — Coldplay, Moda Center, Portland; ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 3 — BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, The Shedd Institute, Eugene; theshedd.org or 541-434-7000.
Oct. 3 — Bleachers, Roseland Theater, Portland; CT*
Oct. 3 — Jon Bellion, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; etix.com.
Oct. 4 — Paul Anka, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; orsymphony.org or 503-228-1353.
Oct. 5 — Joe Bonamassa, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; P5*
Lectures & Comedy
Sept. 30 — Trevor Noah, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; P5*
Oct. 1 — Nick Offerman, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; P5*
Oct. 2 — National Geographic Live — Terry Virts: The NASA astronaut discusses “The View From Above” and his experiences on the International Space Station; Newmark Theatre, Portland; P5*
Symphony & Opera
Sept. 28 — Circles of Life: The Eugene Symphony with featured soloist, pianist Joyce Yang, performs “Aureole” by Augusta Read Thomas, “Piano Concerto No. 1” by Beethoven and “Symphony No. 4” by Tchaikovsky; Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene; hultcenter.org or 541-682-5000.
Sept. 30 — The Music of Led Zeppelin: The Oregon Symphony pays tribute to the legendary Led Zeppelin with the help of a rock band and vocalist Randy Jackson; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; orsymphony.org or 503-228-1353.
Oct. 3 — Amos Lee: The singer-songwriter performs songs from his latest album, “Spirit,” with the Oregon Symphony; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; orsymphony.org or 503-228-1353.
Oct. 6 — ThePianoGuys: A blend of classical music and pop; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; P5*
Theater & Dance
Through Oct. 1 — “An Octoroon”: A raucous satire about race relations; Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland; artistsrep.org or 503-241-1278.
Through Oct. 1 — “Billy Elliot the Musical”: Based on the award-winning film about a young boy in northern England who discovers a passion for dance, featuring a score by Elton John; Newmark Theatre, Portland; P5*
Through Oct. 14 — “Middletown”: This comedy travels from the local library to the stars while exploring the connections among inhabitants of one small American town; Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Eugene; octheatre.org or 541-684-6988.
Through Oct. 22 — “Fun Home”: Portland Center Stage presents the Tony Award-winning play based on Alison Bechdel’s autobiography looking back on her family life; The Armory, Portland; pcs.org or 503-445-3700.
Through October 29 — Oregon Shakespeare Festival,; OSF Campus, Ashland; osfashland.org or 800-219-8161.
Through Nov. 5 — “Every Brilliant Thing”: Portland Center Stage presents Duncan Macmillan’s play that shines a hilarious and compassionate light in dark corners of the human condition; The Armory, Portland; pcs.org or 503-445-3700.
Sept. 29, 30 — “Next to Normal”: Next Stage Repertory Company presents this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that explores grieving, modern psychiatry and family life; Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts; Medford; craterian.org or 541-779-3000.
Oct. 1-29 — “Caught”: An installation of visual art and live theater with artist Lin Bo in collaboration with playwright Christopher Chen; Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland; artistsrep.org or 503-241-1278.
Through Nov. 26 — Portland Art Museum: “Connecting Lines” (through Oct. 29); “Ellen Lesperance: The Subjects and W.I.T.C.H. 1985” (through Nov. 5); “The Etchings of Whistler and His Circle” (through Nov. 26); “Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by and for African Americans” (through Dec. 3); Portland Art Museum, Portland; portlandartmuseum.org or 503-226-2811.
Through Nov. 12 — Oregon Historical Society: “High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy”; Oregon Historical Society, Portland; ohs.org.
Through March 11 — Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: “Cuba Ocho” (through Oct. 8); “Diálogos” (through Oct. 8); “Graphic Ideology: Cultural Revolution Propaganda from China” (through Dec. 31); “Mírame Bien: Portraits of Mexico by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston” (through Jan. 28): “Splendor and Light: Russian Art from the Collection” (through March 11); Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene; jsma.uoregon.edu.
Through Oct. 22 — Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: “Pompeii: The Exhibition” features artifacts from the ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland; omsi.edu or 800-955-6674.
Through Sept. 30 — Art in the Garden: Enjoy installations from eight artists displayed throughout the Oregon Garden’s grounds, plus various associated lectures and events; The Oregon Garden, Silverton; oregongarden.org.
Oct. 6-13 — Ashland Independent Film Festival Varsity World Film Week: Screenings of 13 international films, plus opening and closing night festivities; Varsity Theatre, Ashland; ashlandfilm.org.