Pay Gap Comedy & Music Festival
Saturday: If the Food Parade wasn’t enough pandemic State Fair for you, how about some live music and comedy at the fairgrounds’ West End Market? The Pay Gap fest will feature three hours of comedy and three hours of music, as well as a free daylong marketplace. Fourteen female comics, including Mary Mack and Khadijah Cooper, are scheduled at noon. At 3:30, the singers take over — Kat Perkins of “The Voice” fame, Midwest country-rock favorite Devon Worley and soulful sisters Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele. Seating is reserved at the Schilling Amphitheater. Masks and social distancing are required. ($55-$69 all day, $35-$45 comedy- or music-only; rockwhatyougotlive.com).
‘Things Fall Apart’ residency
Monday: The last installment of Icehouse’s three-part outdoor series with Black artists curated by the Sound Verite label offers a rich twofer starring Dameun Strange and Mankwe Ndosi. Afrofuturistic avant-jazz composer, sound collagist and poet Strange has arranged everything from an opera on MLK’s mother to a recent Ananya Dance Theatre performance. Singer and educator Ndosi has been similarly daring with a wide range of projects, including her own well received Icehouse residencies, but her emotive voice always captivates no matter the context. Distanced seating, masks required. (7 p.m. Mon. Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. $10-$12, icehousempls.com.)