Noah’s At Northrop
WHAT: Trevor Noah
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Northrop Auditorium
Jon Stewart’s successor on The Daily Show is bringing his quips and jokes to Minneapolis for a standup show this Friday. Born and raised in South Africa, Trevor Noah’s comedy focuses on his wry analysis of American culture and his views of the world today. Tickets are available online for $35-$60. northrop.umn.edu
Fiddles and Fun
WHAT: Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
WHERE: Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave. N., St. Paul
Listen to music performed by renowned Celtic musicians—and maybe even learn how to play an instrument yourself. All ages and abilities are welcome, and there will even be special workshops and lessons for children. Runs all weekend, closing time varies by day. centerforirishmusic.org
The New Folk Rock
WHAT: The Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Target Center
The Avett Brothers will bring their trademark folksy, soulful music to Target Center. Alternative country and folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will open. Tickets are still available. targetcenter.com
Cider Connoisseurs Unite
WHAT: Cider Fest
WHERE: Town Hall Brewery and Republic
Ciders from around the world are taking over Town Hall Brewery’s and Republic’s patios on Saturday. With a $35 entry ticket, you’ll get to sample as many local ciders, rare brews, and national and international favorites as you can handle. facebook.com
BYOP (Bring Your Own Pet)
WHAT: Minnesota Pet Expo
WHEN: 11 a.m-4p.m.
WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
Spend the day with your four-legged friend at the third-annual Minnesota Pet Expo this weekend. Bring your pet (or impulse-adopt one at the mega-adoption portion of the event) and learn grooming and training tips, win prizes, and get discounts on vaccinations and microchipping. The event also takes place Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. minnesotapetexpo.com
Guten Tag, Saint Paul
WHAT: Deutsche Tage (German Days)
WHEN: All day
WHERE: The Germanic Institute, 301 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Celebrate Minnesota’s German legacy with traditional food and drinks, carriage rides down Summit Avenue, and cultural demonstrations and performances. Artist Richard Hubal will also create a landscape mural that festival attendees can help paint. The event is free to the public and will also be held all day Saturday. gai-mn.org