WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Fantastic Negrito premiers a 40-minute film and performs an acoustic set at The Dakota at 7 p.m., in support of his new album, White Jesus Black Problems, inspired by his enslaved seventh-generation grandparents’ interracial romance. Intended for adults; $40-$45 plus fees.
K-pop singer-songwriter Eric Nam performs at The Fillmore at 7:30 p.m. All ages; $45 plus fees.
English singer-songwriter Raye hits the stage at First Avenue after Absolutely warms up the crowd at 7 p.m. All ages; $31.50 plus fees.
Irish singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson plays 7th Street Entry next door with PAPA at 8 p.m. Ages 18+; $18 plus fees/$22 at the door.
Singer-songwriter JMSN stops at the Fine Line on his tour, with support from Nicole Miglis and Ghosts in the Arena, at 8 p.m. Ages 18+; $25-$40 plus fees/$28 at the door.
Dylan Salfer Band is back with its Wednesday residency at Bunkers from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.. Ages 21+; $8 cover.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26
English pop band The 1975 headlines Target Center at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Dora Jar. All ages; $20+ plus fees.
Stand-up comedian Jessica Kirson does a doubleheader at The Fillmore at 6 p.m. (all ages; sold out) and 9:30 p.m. 18+; $35.25 plus fees.
Irish post-punk/noise-rock Gilla Band tears up the stage 7th Street Entry with Bambara at 8 p.m. Ages 18+; $20 plus fees/at the door.
Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter/saxophonist/composer Laamar plays The Dakota with Lanue at 7 p.m. Intended for adults; $15-$25 plus fees.
Unfiltered podcast hosts Cat & Nat bring their new live show to the Pantages Theatre. Intended for adults; $43.50-$53.50 plus fees.
Rock band Southall performs at the Fine Line with The Weathered Souls at 8 p.m. Ages 18+; $20-$35 plus fees/$25-$40 at the door.
Jaybee & the Routine returns to Bunkers for its Thursday residency from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ages 21+; $10 cover.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
A musical adaptation of Jordan Peele’s psychological horror film, Get Out in Concert at Orchestra Hall features the Minnesota Orchestra, vocal group The Steeles and local hip-hop artist Nur-D at 7 p.m. Children under age 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; $25+ plus fees.
Minneapolis Parks and Recreation hosts Fall Fest in The Commons, featuring live music, drag bingo, mini-golf and cornhole, as well as food and drinks for purchase, at 4 p.m. All ages; free.
Humorist and essayist David Sedaris pays another visit to the State Theatre at 8 p.m. Intended for adults; $58.50-$68.50 plus fees.
Ganja White Night brings its two-night Wobbleween to The Armory starting at 7 p.m. Ages 18+; $59.50-$74.50 plus fees.
Musically-inclined comedian and actor Benjamin Isaac Hoffman performs as his country singer alter ego Wheeler Walker, Jr. at First Avenue at 9 p.m. Ages 18+; $37.50 plus fees/$40 at the door.
Next door, Freak on a Leash Fellowship hosts its Nu-Metal Halloween Party at 7th Street Entry at 9 p.m. Ages 18+; $12 plus fees/$15 at the door.
Author and motivational speaker Rachel Hollis brings her rescheduled Happy in the Same Pants Podcast Tour show to the Pantages Theatre. Ages 18+; $34-$64 plus fees.
Rapper Flo Milli performs at The Fillmore at 7:30 p.m. All ages; $30-$55 plus fees.
Curse of the Vampire Orchestra puts music to a classic 1922 silent horror film during the first of three “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” screenings at Skyway Theatre at 8 p.m. All ages; $12 plus fees/$20 at the door.
Skyway Theatre also hosts three nights of Horror on Hennepin starting at 8 p.m. Ages 18+; $35 plus fees.
New Orleans Suspects lends support to the 38th Krewe of DADs Masquerade Ball Weekend at Bunkers from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ages 21+; $20 plus fees/$25 at the door.
International jazz superstar Chris Botti plays two shows at The Dakota at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., then does the same the next two nights. Intended for adults; $125-$160 plus fees.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Crystal Methyd headlines Flip Phone XXL Halloween at First Avenue, along with a handful of local drag performers, at 9 p.m. Ages 18+; $18 plus fees/$22 at the door.
Minnesota Timberwolves take on Miami Heat at Target Center in the team's first home game of the 2023-2024 NBA season at 7 p.m. All ages; $30+ plus fees.
Vampire Family Reunion takes over Pryes Brewing Co. at 11 a.m., with live music at 4 p.m. All ages; free.
Local bands Demitri Rallis and Run for the Roses and The Johnson Brothers recreate Jerry Garcia Band’s iconic ‘87 Halloween show during Werewolves of Broadway at Day Block Brewing Co. at 7 p.m. Ages 21+; $30.50 with fees.
Ganja White Night returns to The Armory for the second night of Wobbleween starting at 7 p.m. Ages 18+; $59.50-$74.50 plus fees.
After appearing as a real-life busker on popular Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso, British one-man band Cam Cole makes a stop at 7th Street Entry at 9 p.m on his global tour. Ages 18+; $20 plus fees/$25 at the door.
The Krewe of DADs Masquerade Ball Weekend continues at Bunkers. Ages 21+; Ages 21+; $20 plus fees/$25 at the door.
American rock band The Record Company plays The Fillmore at 8 p.m. All ages; $27.50-$52.50 plus fees.
The opening performance of a new, “biting musical satire about the tumultuous times in which we live” called Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Here… Again! takes place at Luminary Arts Center at 7 p.m. Intended for adults; $8-$27 with fees.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
VocalEssence and St. Olaf Choir perform at Central Lutheran Church from 4-6 p.m. All ages; $25-$45 plus fees.
Mediterranean restaurant Mara holds a Halloween-inspired brunch, with seatings from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. All ages; $65 for adults/$35 for children 12 and under.
Former Vikings wide receiver Jake Reed (yes, the third guy on the “Three Deep” poster you might’ve had in your room) will be at Tom’s Watch Bar for the Vikings - Packers game. All ages; free.
Australian artist Dope Lemon performs at First Avenue at 7:45 p.m. with Franklin Jonas. Ages 18+; $29.50 plus fees/$34.50 at the door.
English singer-songer Charlie Cunningham plays 7th Street Entry at 8 p.m. Ages 18+; $20 plus fees/at the door.
Dr. Mambo’s Combo holds its longstanding Sunday residency at Bunkers from 9:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Ages 21; $10 cover.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30
Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough performs his Symphony of Dance show at the State Theatre at 7 p.m. All ages; $50-$100 plus fees.
The Current presents American singer-songwriter Faye Webster at First Avenue with Upchuck at 8 p.m. Ages 18+; sold out.
Fhima’s Minneapolis throws a Great Gatsby-themed dinner party from 6-11 p.m. to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Intended for adults; $150 per seat.
Sibling duo Between Friends packs the room at 7th Street Entry with Blaketheman1000 at 7 p.m. All ages; sold out.
A fundraiser for Walker West Music Academy at The Dakota features performances by students and faculty from the St. Paul music school at 6 p.m. All ages; $20 plus fees.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
First Avenue’s Annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest starts at 8 p.m. Ages $18+; $15 plus fees.
Gothess presents Every Day Is Halloween at 7th Street Entry at 8 p.m. Ages 18+; $15 plus fees/$20 at the door.
Minneapolis artists L.A. Buckner and Big Homie celebrate Halloween at The Dakota at 7 p.m. Intended for adults; $20-$25 plus fees.
Singer-songwriter and rapper 6LACK performs at The Fillmore at 7:30 p.m. All ages; $44.50 plus fees.
Minnesota State High School League’s three-day soccer championships kick off at U.S. Bank Stadium at 8 a.m. All ages; $9-$14 plus fees.
International Reggae Allstars returns for its Tuesday residency at Bunkers from 9:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Ages 21+; $10 cover.
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