Like many recognizable artists with longer careers, Suzanne Vega is now going back to her catalog to play entirely through her biggest albums—Solitude Standing (1987), which kicks off with hummable mega hit “Tom’s Diner” and jumps directly into “Luka”, and 99.9 F (1992), which kicked off her successful experimental electronic phase. But unlike, say, classic rockers and casino shows, Vega has built—and more importantly kept—her reputation by delivering at up-close venues. It helps, too, that for her two nights at The Dakota she’ll have help from guitarist Gerry Leonard, who has previously worked as David Bowie‘s Musical Director, and co-written or produced music with Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson, Duncan Sheik, and more. Tuesday, Wednesday, 7 PM. $45-60.Ashlynn McKinney

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