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MUSIC—The man responsible for the music that's embedded in your DNA, the 82-year-old John Williams pays a rare visit to Portland to conduct the Oregon Symphony, featuring Bing Wang on violin and performances of some of Williams' stunning compositions—from Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Close Encounters, and more. EH
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, sold out (get creative), all ages

MUSIC—People talk about opening the third eye, but Kikagaku Moyo will open up your third ear. The Japanese psychedelic alchemists forge a dauntlessly exploratory brand of music that will have you traveling through alternate dimensions at light speed. They're joined tonight by two of Portland's own astral travelers: Moon Duo and Eternal Tapestry. NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10-12