When we last attended one of Carolyn Wonderland‘s semi-frequent stops at the Dakota, we were close enough to the stage that the fiery Texas blues singer and multi-instrumentalist likely got hit with some of our adoration sweat. Who can help it when Wonderland burns through guitar licks and blows hair back with her vocals—all the comparisons to a Janis Joplin who can play like Stevie Ray Vaughn are accurate, and even fall a little short. And she even known for her musical whistling skills! Sit close enough and you’ll be sweating, too. 7 PM. $20. —Paul Cajun

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, MPLS; dakotacooks.com