“Sun Ra is the ultimate in self expression and exploration into sight and sound.” “Sun Ra is about having your vision and being true to it.” “Sun Ra is the godfather of free cosmic expression.” That’s the takes on Sun Ra from some of the most creative music makers in MPLS + STPL—Dameun Strange, Kahil Brewington, Queen Drea, supergroup assembly shxmxn, even Charlie Parr—who will be meeting up at the Cedar to pay their tributes to the pioneering jazz musician turned genre-defying intergalactic icon. It’s an exciting mix of local, national, and international solo and ensemble performers inspired by Sun Ra’s musical, poetic, and philosophical body of work, and we’re hoping this becomes an annual show. Saturday, May 25th, 8 PM. $15. —Paul Cajun

Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, MPLS; thecedar.org