What: Janelle Monae at the Armory
When: Sept. 11
Where: The Armory, 500 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis
Touring their latest album, “The Age of Pleasure,” Janelle Monae comes to the Armory in Minneapolis—and is sure to bring their signature top-notch performance chops.
What: Yard Act at Fine Line
When: Sept. 13
Where: Fine Line, 318 N. First Ave., Minneapolis
The UK rock band just released single “The Trench Coat Museum,” the first original music they’ve put out since their debut album “The Overload,” and now they’re set for some U.S. performances, including at the Fine Line on Wednesday.
What: Cocktails at the Castle
When: Sept. 15
Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis
Live music, Nordic-inspired arts, and “wild surprises” (like Luchador wrestling?) accompany cocktails and food at the Turnblad Mansion in Minneapolis. Check out the museum galleries (there’s a punk rock woodcarving exhibit) and performances by local artists like Monica LaPlante.
When: Sept. 15
Where: Pryes Brewing Company, 1401 West River Rd. N., Minneapolis
The Minneapolis brewery hosts a beer garden with live music, goats, pumpkins, brats, and other fall-themed things.
What: Arb Glass Pumpkin Patch
When: Sept. 15-17
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska
At the arboretum, check out more than 5,000 handblown glass pumpkins, plus other glass garden paraphernalia, all made by 12 award-winning glass-making pros.