March 21: The Liquid Music series has specialized in providing broad canvasses to smart, genre-pooling artists. Next up is Helado Negro (real name Roberto Carlos Lange), who blends the tropical lilt of his parents' Ecuadorean background and his south Florida 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. (8 p.m. March 21. $15. Ordway Center, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul. www.thespco.org/liquidmusic or 651-291-1144.)