GARRET FISHER -- A performance of local composer Fisher's medieval-style musical drama, The Passion of Saint Thomas More, coincidentally held on the very day the CD hits the stores. Sopranos Kathy Hanson-Mack and Erin Durrett and baritone David Stutz (who, my guess is, essays the role of More) will be accompanied by Taina Karr's English horn, Matthew Anderson's guitar, and the composer himself on harmonium. Apparently a quite effective example of the New Simplicity, blending Indian and Norwegian influences for an attractive, soothing, but not superficial sound--which I could have used after 30 frustrating minutes of a friend attempting to download excerpts from the record company's website. But alas, no such luck. Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 Third Ave W, 860-1826, 8 pm, $12, $10 in advance (tickets available at Bailey Coy Books).
NORTHWEST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA -- Adam Stern and the little orchestra that could open their season with a Chopin Mazurka in F sharp and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C (Anton Nel at the keyboard), plus Mozart's Divertimento for Strings and Tchaikovsky's Suite from "The Seasons." Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 343-0445 or 292-ARTS, also Sun, 2:30 pm, $22.50/$24.50.
NORTHWEST SINFONIETTA -- Or if you prefer your Beethoven later and heavier, drive down to Tacoma for Concerto No. 5, with Ariel Franciso Dechosa soloing. Also Rossini's La Scala di seta Overture and Grieg's Holberg Suite. Rialto Theater, 310 S Ninth, Tacoma, 253-591-5894, 8 pm, $12/$14/$17/$20.
ENGINE 54 AND GUESTS -- THE 4TH AVE TAVERN, Olympia, WA.
CHAMPS -- SATYRICON, Portland, OR.
DON CABALLERO -- SATYRICON, Portland, OR.
DON CABALLERO -- STARFISH ROOM, Vancouver, B.C.
LIVE -- ROSELAND THEATER, Portland, OR.
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC -- GENERAL MOTORS PLACE, Vancouver, B.C.
THE SOUL FOOD CAFE -- Bring it on: R&B classics as per your request, all night, Mon-Fri. Puts you in the mooooood. KSRB 1150 AM, 7 pm-2 am.
THE LIVE ROOM -- Your host Abe Beeson treats you to local and national indie acts playing live sets, with some interviews. Tonight's performance is by Miracle Baby. KCMU 90.3 FM, 8-9 pm.
SONARCHY RADIO -- Jack Straw Production's Doug Haire mixes it up for you, tonight featuring Matt Ingalls and Paul Hoskin on clarinets, Matthew Sperry on bass, and Tari Nelson-Zagar on bass and violin. KCMU 90.3 FM, 11 pm-midnight.
EXPANSIONS -- Acid jazz/triphop mix, hosted by DJs Riz, Nasir, and/or Masa. KCMU 90.3 FM, 9-11 pm; also Sundays, 8-10 pm.
SOUNDPRINT -- An exploration of South Africa's counterculture -- those who have concerns that transcend the political mainstream in this complex country. The program follows tribal kings attempting to reclaim their land, and gays living in Cape Town. KUOW 94.9 FM, 6 pm.