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MUSIC—Can I spend this whole listing talking about my terrible crush on Patti Smith? Would that be silly? Because I have a terrible crush on Patti Smith. She's equal parts poetess and punk goddess, and holy shit, have you read her fucking book? And now, you mean, she's coming to town and I can see her live? SWOOOOON. DCT
w/Saint Maybe; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $32.50-35, all ages

THEATER—Before it was Steven Spielberg's Battle Pony, it was the Broadway show War Horse, a tearjerker about a cavalry horse in World War I. Presented by Broadway Across America, the real draw here is the remarkable, life-sized horses created by Handspring Puppet Company, which will redefine your conception of the word "puppet." AH
Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, 7:30 pm, daily through March 3, $25 & up, broadwayacrossamerica.com/portland