Nov. 9 — Gin Blossoms, Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts; Medford; craterian.org or 541-779-3000.
Nov. 10 — Noah Gundersen, Hi-Fi Music Hall, Eugene; TF*
Nov. 11 — Blues Traveler, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; etix.com.
Nov. 11 — Elbow, Roseland Theater, Portland; roselandpdx.com.
Nov. 12 — Walker Lukens, Bunk Bar, Portland; merctickets.com.
Nov. 13 — Kacy Hill, Holocene, Portland; TF*
Nov. 13 — Lizzo, Wonder Ballroom, Portland; TF*
Nov. 14 — Trevor Hall, Wonder Ballroom, Portland; Tf*
Nov. 16 — Hamilton Leithauser, Wonder Ballroom, Portland; TF*
Lectures & Comedy
Nov. 9 — National Geographic Live — Mireya Mayor: Join the host of National Geographic’s “Wild” for stories, images and film clips of her adventures; Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene; hultcenter.org or 541-682-5000.
Nov. 10 — “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus — Live”: A comedy covering everything from dating, to marriage and the bedroom; Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene; hultcenter.org or 541-682-5000.
Nov. 11 — Wordstock 2017: Portland’s annual book festival featuring 43 presentations from over 100 authors, pop-up readings, writing workshops, a book fair, food trucks and more; Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues, Portland; literary-arts.org.
Nov. 14 — Tim Boyle: The president and chief executive officer of Columbia Sportswear Company presents the 2017 Calvin and Mayho Tanabe Address titled, “Running a Global Business in an America-First Environment”; Newmark Theatre, Portland; P5*
Nov. 14 — David Sedaris, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; P5*
Symphony & Opera
Nov. 9 — The Music of Michael Jackson: The Oregon Symphony, a full rock band and vocalist team up to perform the hits of the king of pop; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; orsymphony.org or 503-228-1353.
Nov. 12 — “Star Wars” Spectacular Kids Concert: The Oregon Symphony performs John Williams’ hits from the space saga; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; cmnw.org or orsymphony.org or 503-228-1353.
Nov. 16 — Paganini’s “Violin Concerto No. 1”: The Eugene Symphony performs with featured soloist, Simone Porter; Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene; hultcenter.org or 541-682-5000.
Theater & Dance
Through Nov. 12 — “The Bodyguard”: The national tour of the musical version of the Oscar-nominated film about a bodyguard hired to protect a superstar from an unknown stalker; Keller Auditorium, Portland; P5*
Through Nov. 19 — “Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt”: Oregon Children’s Theater presents the world premiere of this nautical adventure; Newmark Theatre, Portland; P5*
Through Nov. 25 — “Marjorie Prime”: A play examining what it means to be human in the digital age, as an 85-year-old has a handsome new companion programmed to help her recount the distant, fading memories of her life; Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Eugene; octheatre.org or 541-684-6988.
Through Nov. 26 — “Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles”: A modern retelling of Euripides’ “Medea” through the lens of immigrants in the U.S.; The Armory, Portland; pcs.org or 503-445-3700.
Nov. 14 — “Ari Shapiro — Homeward”: A one-man show featuring songs of upheaval, patriotism and hope; Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene; hultcenter.org or 541-682-5000.
Nov. 15 — “The Hip Hop Nutcracker”: This contemporary reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s score and the timeless holiday story features dancers, a DJ, MC Kurtis Blow and a violinist; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; P5*
Nov. 16-18 — L-E-V: Six dancers from this Israeli troupe performs “OCD Love”; Lincoln Hall — Portland State University, Portland; whitebird.org or 503-245-1600.
Through May 20 — Portland Art Museum: “The Etchings of Whistler and His Circle” (through May 20); “Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by and for African Americans” (through Dec. 3); “The Wyeths: Three Generations” (through Jan. 28); “Animating Life: The Art, Science and Wonder of LAIKA” (through May 20); “Picturing Oregon” (through Aug. 2019); Portland Art Museum; 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: “Graphic Ideology: Cultural Revolution Propaganda from China” (through Dec. 31); “The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome” (through Jan. 21); “Mírame Bien: Portraits of Mexico by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston” (through Jan. 28): “Barbara MacCallum: Appropriating Science” (through Jan. 28); “Splendor and Light: Russian Art from the Collection” (through March 11); Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene; jsma.uoregon.edu.
Nov. 10 — LoFi @ Wordstock: A variety show packed with Wordstock festival authors and Portland’s favorite performers, featuring comedy, music, stories, poetry, video and more; Winningstad Theatre, Portland; P5*
Nov. 17 — “Down the Rabbit Hole”: Alumni Kari, Tory and Grant from the TV series “Mythbusters” share behind-the-scenes scoops on favorite shows and outrageous stunts, and conduct hands-on experiments on stage; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; P5*
Nov. 17 — The James Collier GingerBread Jubilee Gala Dinner and Auction: Be the first to view the amazing gingerbread creations and bid on getaways, experience, merchandise and more to benefit the Collier Center for the Performing Arts; Craterian Theater, Medford; craterian.org or 541-779-8195 ext. 303.