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SHREDDERS—Fans of Rodrigo y Gabriela have seen the duo perform their hybrid Latin-jazz-metal armed with only their classical guitars, but tonight they'll shred with a 13-piece Cuban orchestra—appropriately named C.U.B.A.—backing them up, playing songs from their invigorating new Area 52 album. NL
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $35-50, all ages

BLUE PERIOD—The prolific and endlessly inventive Christopher Moore returns with Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art—a comedy/mystery that imagines an alternate history in which artist Vincent Van Gogh was murdered, all part of a vast conspiracy involving the color blue. AH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $26.99 (includes copy of book)