When Janelle Monae played the Skyway Theater, none other than Prince sectioned off a bunch of seats to see his future collaborator transform the dingy venue into a future-funk electric lady land dance party. On Tuesday Monae is back—and bigger, better, funkier, and more on her message of empowerment—and in a much better spot for fans at State Theater. Yes, the tickets are pricey, but they’re still available and each seat comes with her highly acclaimed new album. Tuesday, July 3rd, 7:30 PM. $53.50 to $123.50. —Johnny Cairo

State Theater, 805 Hennepin Ave, MPLS; hennepintheatretrust.org