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Preston’s picks: Rhett Miller at Gas Monkey Live!; Pentatonix at American Airlines Center

Avi Kaplan, from left, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, of Pentatonix, arrive at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.
Avi Kaplan, from left, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, of Pentatonix, arrive at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Invision/AP

Rhett Miller at Gas Monkey Live!

Although it’s been a minute since Rhett Miller called Dallas home, the singer-songwriter and freely leaping Old 97’s frontman is a fixture on local stages, particularly for good causes. Miller returns to North Texas this weekend as part of his 10th annual CF (Cystic Fibrosis) Concert Series, relocated this year to Gas Monkey Live! Miller will perform, along with a handpicked lineup of like-minded artists, including Cody Canada, Roger Clyne, Nikki Lane and the O’s.

8 p.m. Saturday. Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas. $45-$100.

Pentatonix at American Airlines Center

The ascent of Arlington-formed a cappella act Pentatonix continues apace. The five-member group — Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Mitch Grassi — has racked up accolades and adoring fans and traveled the world sharing its sharp brand of vocally acrobatic pop. The singers’ world tour is winding down (this hometown-ish gig is the penultimate show on the schedule for this year), but even if Pentatonix is off the road, it will still have a presence: The group just released its third holiday album, A Pentatonix Christmas, which features a sadly timely cover of the late Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. With Us the Duo and Abi Ann.

8 p.m. Sunday. American Airlines Center, Dallas. $35-$85.

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