Outstanding soul

On St. Paul and the Broken Bones’ first two albums, Paul Janeway sounded like a graduate of the Otis Redding School of Southern Soul Singing. In concert, he seems to have gone to school on James Brown. Janeway and his Alabama band are dropping their third full length, “Young Sick Camellia,” in September. Produced by Jack Splash (Solange, Mayer Hawthorne, Alicia Keys), it features the new single “Apollo,” a slice of Space Age soul certain to send Janeway soaring in concert.Jon Bream

7:30 p.m. Wed. Minnesota Zoo, $39-$51.50, etix.com

One of the great Texas songwriters, Ray Wylie Hubbard is a terrific storyteller in conversation and song. Although best known for penning the Jerry Jeff Walker hit “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” the 71-year-old regularly cranks out Americana gems. He spins compelling tales of God, the devil and the Twin Cities’ own blues legends Koerner, Ray & Glover on 2017’s overlooked album “Tell The Devil That I’m Getting There as Fast as I Can” (with guests Lucinda Williams, Eric Church and Patty Griffin).

Jon Bream

7 p.m. Sun., Dakota, Mpls., sold out, dakotacooks.com

They might look like giant pieces of folded paper, but everything in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s “Origami in the Garden” exhibition was carefully cast in metal by artists Kevin and Jennifer Box. Don’t miss “Master Peace,” a tower of 500 cranes that grows smaller as it reaches into the sky, appearing as a reflection in an adjacent pool. There’s also an indoor companion show at the Oswald Visitor Center, featuring the Boxes’ work with origami masters.

Alicia Eler

Ends Oct. 21, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen, $15, arboretum.umn.edu

Greta Oglesby and Regina Marie Williams are two of the Twin Cities’ finest actresses who sing. Each has the vocal chops and stage panache to succeed as a singer, but they have chosen the slightly more predictable vehicle of theater. Williams has showcased her voice, especially her Nina Simone repertoire, in clubs from time to time, but this is a rare club appearance for Oglesby, a formidable but underappreciated soul-gospel voice.

Jon Bream

7 p.m. Mon., Dakota, Mpls., $25, dakotacooks.com

West central Wisconsin’s long-running, ever-rowdy Rock Fest campout has another action-packed lineup this year with top names including Incubus, Rise Against and Seether (Thu.), Godsmack, Halestorm, Bush and Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider (Fri.) and Disturbed, A Day to Remember, Black Label Society, Underoath and Sevendust (Sat.). There’s also a pre-party for three-day ticket holders with Kiss’ Ace Frehley, Skid Row and Autograph (Wed.).

Chris Riemenschneider

Wed.-Sat., Cadott, Wis., $89-$129, Rock-Fest.com

Music lovers can expect sparks whenever Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin starts to play — he’s one of the most stunningly virtuosic performers on the international circuit. His recital at Winona’s Minnesota Beethoven Festival promises works by Beethoven and Feinberg, with Liszt’s blistering Sonata in B minor.

Terry Blain

7:30 p.m. Tue., Somsen Hall, Winona State University, $21-$25. Festival ends July 22. mnbeethovenfestival.org

The Minneapolis-meets-Oslo dance company BodyCartography Project celebrates its 20th anniversary this month by presenting four repertory works at Weisman Art Museum. First up is “Felt Room,” performed mostly in the dark with dramatic lighting, movement and soundscapes. Run by couple Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, BodyCartography always captivates with its musings on sensuality, biology and ecology.

Sheila Regan

6-9 p.m. Wed., Fri. and Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Weisman Art Museum, Mpls., free, wam.umn.edu

Alliance Française and Meritage Restaurant partner up to celebrate La Fête Nationale, aka Bastille Day. Visitors can dine on French fare or get a five-minute French lesson. There’s also kids’ activities, plus live music by the Francine Roche Trio and Jack Brass Band. Across the river, Barbette hosts a block party with art, music and live entertainment by Circus Juventas, Infiammati Fire Circus and more.

Melissa Walker

Bastille Day Celebration: Noon-6 p.m. next Sun., free, Landmark Plaza, St. Paul, afmsp.org Bastille Day Block Party: 3-10 p.m. next Sun., Barbette, Mpls., barbette.com

Minnesota’s Flying Foot Forum revives “French Twist,” its gaudy celebration of Gallic froufrou and frivolity in honor of the dance troupe’s 25th anniversary. Through tap and hambone, it tells stories of Parisian life, with company founder Joe Chvala playing a pompous royal and a club owner, and with his hard-hoofing company lending the charm to this over-the-top homage to French culture.

Rohan Preston

7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends July 15. Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, $25-$60, parksquaretheatre.org