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SPEAK/DON'T SPEAK—Tonight marks a rare appearance from moody instrumental outfit Grails, who don't need lyrics to create a pensive mood of sometimes foreboding emotion. They're joined by Tu Fawning, all the more expressive, if no less complex, with the deployment of spectral male/female vocals. MS
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10

RUMPELTEAZER'S HAIRBALLS—Cats is the best musical ever, paws down! It's the cat's meow, the fuzzy pajamas, the whole kitten caboodle. Be first in fe-line for tickets—ahead of all those young alleycats who're just there to catawampus and howl at the "Memory" moon with their fur a-flying. The tails you'll tell afterward—oh, to have nine lives to watch Rum Tum Tugger & Co. over and over! CF
Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, 7:30 pm, $20+, through Sun March 28

Run, don't walk. My, What a Busy Week!