Jack Harlow, Ringo Starr, “The Phantom of the Opera”, Iranian art and festival

Jack Harlow

The curly-haired Rolling Stone cover boy is poised to be the sexiest rapper in the game. Playing straight man on Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby” landed Harlow at No. 1 for the premiere. time. He hit those heights again this year with his own “First Class,” bolstered by a sample of Fergie’s “Glamorous.” On his second album, “Come Home the Kids Miss You,” Harlow gets a lot of help from celebrity friends like Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake, and Drake, whose nonchalant flow is the inspiration for Harlow’s style. The quality of his content has been questioned (“cold as the Minnesota Vikings at home”), but he has become a real star, who is set to appear in a remake of the movie “White Men Can’t Jump”. With the girls of the city. (7:45 p.m. Friday the Armory, 500 S. 6th St., Mpls., $72 and up, ticketmaster.com)


‘The Phantom of the Opera

Yes, Broadway’s longest-running musical has announced plans to close, but you can enjoy a much older adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s novel about the chilling events in a Paris theater. Organist, composer and master improviser Aaron David Miller will commandeer the keys of Northrop’s pipe organ, providing the soundtrack for the 1925 silent film starring Lon Chaney, “The Man of a Thousand Faces.” This spooky launch of a Northrop silent film series will also be streamed live and available on demand until October 9th. Northrop.umn.edu.)


Steve Lacy

It wasn’t the collaborations with Vampire Weekend and Kendrick Lamar that made this Los Angeles-area singer-songwriter one of the hottest newcomers of 2022. It was more TikTok and others Viral channels ripe for his dramatic bedroom singles “Dark Red”, “Bad Habit” and “Mercury”. The latter two feature on her summer LP, “Gemini Rights,” supposedly inspired by a bad split with an ex-boyfriend and therefore loaded with very emo, hazy guitar pop and electro-R&B. His first local gig was kicked out of Varsity and could be one of Myth’s last gigs, pending eventual demolition. (8 p.m. Tuesday, Myth, 3090 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, $60-$200, all ages, ticketmaster.com)


Pet Shop Boys and New Order

They could have called this one the Monsters of Synth-Pop Tour. The two influential and innovative British bands who made it onto MTV and American radio in the 1980s – most notably with “West End Girls” and “Bizarre Love Triangle”, respectively – haven’t toured much in recent decades, but remained relatively active in the studio. So their COVID-delayed Unity Tour is a little more special than just a nostalgic Gen X kick – and a little more expensive, too. EDM legend Paul Oakenfold is also on the DJ’s tow. (6:30 p.m. Sun., The Armory, 500 S. 6e St., Mpls., $112-$172, ticketmaster.com)


Ringo Star

The Beatles drummer, 82, will spread his message of peace and love with the help of his friends Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather of Toto, Colin Hay of Men at Work, Hamish Stuart of Average White Band and d ‘others. This is the 15th incarnation of His All-Starr Band, a classic rock jukebox that will play “Free Ride”, “Rosanna”, and Beatles classics such as “Yellow Submarine” and “Octopus’s Garden”. Never one to sit still, Ringo released ‘EP3’ this month, his third EP in 18 months, this one featuring ‘Everyone and Everything’, written by Linda Perry, about kindness and tolerance. . (8 p.m. Mystic Lake Casino, 2400, boul. Mystic Lake NW., Lake Prior, $89-$249, ticketmaster.com)


The Twin Cities Iranian Culture Collective Holds Collective Exhibition

As protests in Iran and around the world continue over the murder of 22-year-old Masha “Zhini” Amini by Iran’s “morality” police, the Iranian Cultural Collective is holding a group exhibition at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Organized by Leila Rastegarthe exhibition features the work of 16 local artists who offer a variety of perspectives and work in animation, painting, drawing, installation, mixed media and more. At Katayoun Amjadi installation “This is not an eggplant”, drawing by Maryam Rafigh “My aunt”, Niccu Tafarrodi’s delicate miniature dioramas and by Neda Shahghasemi oil paintings on canvas are part of the exhibition. (Ends Oct. 22. Hours: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Mon-Fri, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat., 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday. Free. 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. 952-548-6489 or www.hopkinsartscenter.com)


Iranian Twin Cities Festival

Traditional Persian dance combines lyrical flow and rhythm, intricate foot patterns, wrist joints and beautiful lines, and you can see it all during this autumn festival. Behnaz Torabi will perform on Friday evening and Parisa Naini will showcase her artistry on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, guitarist/songwriter Niayesh Shababi and pianist Negar Ghasemi take the stage on Friday night, and Sear Azizi performs Iranian and Afghan pop tunes on Saturday night. The festival will also feature a traditional Iranian tea house, Persian rugs, poetry and food. 6:00 p.m. Fri-5:00 p.m. Sun, Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Av. S., Mpls, free, twincitiesiranianculturefestival.com.


“Ghost Quartet”

Dave Malloy, who would go on to be nominated for a Tony Award for “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”, preceded this musical with this cycle of songs about love, death, whiskey and the ghost of Thelonious Monk. The stories and songs are inspired by frightening tales, including the classic “The Fall of House Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe. (7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, ends Oct. 8, Elision Theater, 6105 42nd Ave. N., Crystal, $40, elisionproductions.fr.)


“The Originalist”

It is Antonin Scalia, and the conservative associate justice of the Supreme Court finds himself paired with a liberal clerk with whom he seems to have nothing in common. Fireworks and a surprising friendship emerge in the drama, which stars James Ramlet and Kalala Kiwanuka Woernle. (7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, plus special performances, ends Oct. 30, Open Window Theater, 5300 S. Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights, 612-615-1515 or openwindowtheatre.org.)


“46 Pieces for America’s First Ladies”

Yes, 46 years old. Each little comedy, drama or musical focuses on a different presidential woman (or daughter or niece) who served as the official first lady. What emerges in the fast-paced, alternately silly and thought-provoking spectacle is the unacknowledged influence of marginalized people in our nation’s history. (7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Oct. 3, ends Oct. 16, Crane Theater, 2303 NE. Kennedy St., Mpls., tickets on a sliding scale of $16-$61 and must be purchased at advance, theatreprorata.org.)


‘Hocus Pocus 2’
When a hit movie hasn’t had a sequel for a long time, it’s sometimes because the stars didn’t need work, sometimes it’s because no one had a good idea, and sometimes it’s because the actors did not feel like working together again. In the case of “Hocus Pocus 2,” the follow-up 29 years later, it could be all of the above. Two prologues mean we have to wait 28 minutes for original stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy to appear. What follows is a professional comedy filled with product placement where OG witches and contemporary high schoolers are refreshed. (Land Fri, Disney+)


autumn fruits

Embark on a wagon ride through the fruit field for crisp, tart and juicy varieties of apples ready to be picked during the Afton Apple Festival weekends. Fall activities in the orchard include magic shows, music and garden games. Throughout the season, get items fresh from the kitchen, including apple fritters, donuts, caramel apple pies and sundaes. (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 16. $5-$7. Afton Apple Orchard, 14421 S. 90th St., Hastings. 651-436-8385. aftonapple.com.)


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