After playing “The Wall” and “Dark Side of the Moon” in their entirety on his prior solo treks, Pink Floyd co-leader Roger Waters is essentially playing a bit of everything on this latest outing, dubbed the Us & Them Tour and split up into two sets. Songs from “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals,” “Meddle” and even Syd Barrett-era albums have made the set lists along with a few cuts from Waters’ first rock album in 25 years, “Is This the Life We Really Want?” Warning: The shows have been consistently political, but reviews have also been repeatedly favorable.Chris Riemenschneider
8 p.m. Wed., Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, $85-$250, ticketmaster.com
Minnesota Orchestra conductor Andrew Litton kicks off his final year as Sommerfest artistic director with this season-opening concert. Classical Music Hall of Fame pianist André Watts (above) plays Edward MacDowell’s Second Piano Concerto, once considered the finest by an American. The orchestra also plays Tchaikovsky’s bracing, lyrical Third Symphony, often passed over for the composer’s later works, as well as his romantic suite from “Sleeping Beauty.”
8 p.m. Fri., Orchestra Hall, $30-$70, minnesotaorchestra.org
The political news from Washington, D.C., has given comics copious material, even if they have to work harder to compete with reality. In “Guardians of the Fallacy: Executive Disorder,” the Brave New Workshop cleverly skewers Trumplandia. Highlights include a sung definition of “Covfefe,” the presidential typo that spawned a thousand memes. But there are plenty of other great jokes in this sketch comedy show — and they’re funny no matter your politics.
7:30 p.m. Thu., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28. Brave New Workshop, $20-$36, bravenewworkshop.com
The 12th annual Flow Northside Arts Crawl kicks off Thursday with a block party on Plymouth Avenue followed by Friday’s unveiling of a public art installation and a smorgasbord of performances Saturday. Over 300 visual and performing artists, from painters to poets, rappers to artisans, will perform or show work in some 35 venues. One highlight: Dancer/choreographer Tamiko French leads a second-line tribute to influential African dance exponent Chuck Davis.
6 p.m. Thu.-9 p.m. Sat., flownorthside.org.
Even though Earth, Wind & Fire is down to three heyday members, the Rock Hall of Famers still bring the spirit, soul and festive atmosphere with classics with such classics as “Serpentine Fire,” “Boogie Wonderland” and “That’s the Way of the World.” They’re on a perfectly paired summer tour with disco mainstays Chic of “Le Freak” fame, who should get the party started with its main man Nile Rodgers, also newly inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.
7:30 p.m. Thu., Xcel Energy Center, $39.50-$175
The Children’s Museum of Minnesota is enlisting children and adults to collaborate on a giant glass mosaic to be installed later this summer. So grab a seat and sit down with teaching artist Lisa Arnold next time your family visits this immersive museum. She’ll help you and the kids (ages 5-plus) design your own mosaics to fit with the piece.
Through July 28, Minnesota Children’s Museum, free with admission, mcm.org
One of the best Twin Cities jazz shows of 2016 found keyboardist John Medeski trading riffs with guitarist Todd Clouser and drummer J.T. Bates at Icehouse. Their raucous interplay hit that rare sweet spot of being both danceable and deliciously adventurous — “outside” jazz and driving grooves, a feast for the head and the solar plexus alike. Now the trio is reuniting almost exactly a year later for a live recording.
9:30 p.m. Mon., Icehouse, Mpls., $20, icehousempls.com
Want to immerse yourself in a virtual ecosystem? TeamLab, an international art collective based in Tokyo, has created “Graffiti Nature — Still Mountains and Movable Lakes” (2017). Influenced by traditional ukiyo-e painting, animé and manga, this ecosystem allows visitors to draw an animal, scan it in, and watch it become a part of its eco-world. The installation is both a metaphor and reminder about the ways humans are currently changing our actual ecosystem.
Through Sept. 17, Walker Art Center, walkerart.org
There aren’t a lot of big names on the 23rd annual Warped Tour, but the roaming, daylong music and extreme-sports caravan still offers a high-octane mix. The 50-some bands range from thrashers Gwar, Valient Thorr, Hatebreed, Hawthorne Heights, CKY and local faves After the Burial to skate-punk mainstays Anti-Flag and Sick of It All to poppier rockers Save Ferris and American Authors. Parents can get in free with their kids and stay in cooled, adults-only tents via “reverse day care.”
Noon Sun., Canterbury Park, $38, vanswarpedtour.com