Liquid Music: Helado Negro

8 p.m. • Ordway Center • $15

The Liquid Music series has specialized in providing broad canvases to smart, genre-pooling artists. Next up is Helado Negro (real name Roberto Carlos Lange), who blends the tropical lilt of his parents’ Ecuador and his South Floridian childhood with the classical, folk-pop and electronica strains of his multifaceted community of Brooklyn artists. “Island Universe Story” will feature a stellar cast of guest artists including Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier, Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgenson, David Byrne percussionist Jason Trammell, Atlanta singer/songwriter Adron and a double string quartet. It will be a world premiere performance in the spanking new Ordway Concert Hall. Britt Robson


Transmission 14th anniversary

9 p.m. • First Avenue • 18-plus • $8-$10

The Twin Cities’ premier indie-rock dance party is officially old enough to hate its parents. DJ Jake Rudh’s long-running Transmission turns 14 (!) and the rock-encyclopedic 89.3 the Current affiliate has tapped Andy Rourke, bassist of jangly giants the Smiths, to mark the occasion with a guest DJ set. But the biggest birthday of Rudh’s year/life came earlier this month when the post-punk papa welcomed a baby girl into the world, presumably already knowing every Joy Division lyric. So if anyone has a gently used Cocteau Twins onesie, we know someone who could use it. Michael Rietmulder


Bernadette Peters

7:30 p.m. • Ordway Music Theater • $33-$204

They don’t make stars like Peters anymore. She can sing, dance and act with equal authority. She’s best known as a Tony-winning Broadway star, regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Stephen Sondheim. Having seen her on Broadway in “A Little Night Music,” I can tell you no one sings “Send in the Clowns” like Peters. But she has personality as well as pipes — she’s also appeared in more than 30 movies, including “The Jerk,” “Silent Movie” and “Pennies From Heaven,” for which she won a Golden Globe. Jon Bream