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The Short List

MUSIC

Indigo Girls

The folk duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will perform songs from throughout their career, from the 1980s through their most recent release (their 14th), “Beauty Queen Sister,” with the Gerald Steichen-conducted Oregon Symphony.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, http://www.orsymphony.org, $25-$95

Generationals

An eminently groovy synth-meets-guitar dance band from New Orleans rolls into town along with Races.

9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., http://www.mississippistudios.com, $10

Brandi Carlile

The alterna-pop-country folkie queen from our region is on the biggest headlining tour of her career.

8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside, 503-225-0047, $46

Rose Quarter concerts

Wiz Khalifa’s show Nov. 8 has been canceled, but three significant concerts are at the Rose Garden in the next week: Leonard Cohen, 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14; Eric Church, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Go to http://www.rosequarter.com for ticket information.

Steve Winwood

The great front man of Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith is on tour, following a trek through Australia and New Zealand with Steely Dan. He still regularly collaborates with ex-Blind Faith band mate Eric Clapton.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, http://www.pcpa.com, $48, $59, $81

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The holiday season must be coming up, because the group comes to Portland with its new winter show, “The Lost Christmas Eve.” Teaming with the Hallmark Channel, it will be playing in 65 cities.

2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, Rose Quarter, 1-877-789-7673, $30.50-$60.50

MISC.

Siren Nation Festival

The women’s performance/exhibition/ educational outfit puts on its annual event, featuring four nights of concerts, Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 8 to 11 (Mississippi Studios, Secret Society, Doug Fir Lounge, Alberta Rose Theatre), as well as a visual art show, art and craft sale and workshops. Then, it’s the Siren Nation Film Festival, Nov. 15 to 18 (Clinton Street Theater). An all-festival pass is $35, an all-movie pass $20. Complete information can be found at http://www.sirennation.org.

by: COURTESY OF NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - 'Bird of Flames,' a music video made for David Lynch, created by filmmaker Chel White, is part of the 39th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival, Nov. 9-18.

Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

The 39th annual Northwest Film Center event features filmmakers who are putting their heart on stage, with movies such as “Your Sister’s Sister,” “Rid of Me,” “Pollution in Paradise,” “The Great Northwest,” “Dear Pluto,” “Dear Peter, Woodchips I,” “The Way We Melt” and “Bird of Flames.” There’ll be interaction with filmmakers and industry professionals and workshops with animator Jim Brashfield, filmmaker/educator Saul Levine and animation supervisor Brad Schiff. Added to the festival this year is “Fresh Film Northwest,” a juried survey of teen-made films from the Northwest.

Friday, Nov. 9, through Nov. 28, http://www.festivals.nwfilm.org/nwfest39/ (see for complete info), $9, $40 passes

Trinity Artisan Fair

The annual benefit event features glass, jewelry, ceramics, cards, fiber arts, paintings and garden art.

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave., http://www.trinity-episcopal.org

Food/wine festival

The Northwest Food and Wine Festival represents the Northwest’s highest quality wins, spirits, beers and foods.

4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Lloyd Center Doubletree, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St., http://www.nwwinefestival.com, $75

STAGE

“Machinal”

It’s an expressionistic modern-age tragedy of isolation turned to murder, loosely based on the 1927 murder trail of Ruth Snyder, the first woman put to death by the electric chair.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-17, Mago Hunt Center/University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., $10, 503-943-7287, $5 students/seniors

“The Adventures of Perseus”

Young and boastful, Perseus is sent to retrieve the head of the fearsome Medusa in the Tears of Joy Theatre production.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, two shows Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, http://www.pcpa.com, $21, $17 children

Wells Art

Its first production, sponsored by Portland Actors Conservatory, is “At The Shore of Her Existence,” written by seniors at the Hollywood Senior Center.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17, Portland Actors Conservatory, 1436 S.W. Montgomery St., http://www.wellarts.org, $8, $10 at door, $5 students/seniors

Northwest Senior Theatre

“Celebrate” is all about songs, dance and skits, celebrating all the holidays throughout the year — Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 14-17, Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, http://www.nwseniortheatre.org, $5 donation