You know what, do it. We’re saying it. Get the VIP. Treat yourself. We here in MPLS + St. Squeazy know pop music phenom Sheila E. from her days as a Prince protégé—she even did vocals on “Erotic City” and opened the Purple Rain tour—and friend—she was one of the regular voices commemorating Prince after his spiritual transition. But Sheila E.’s musical skills have since made her a household name on her own, even earning the “Queen of Percussion” nickname in the process. (And who could forget her stint as band leader on Magic Johnson’s short-lived late night show!) It’s going to be absolute blast seeing her at First Ave, the house Prince built, and along with her own booty-moving jams, expect some tributes as well. Wednesday, December 12th, 7 PM. $45 advance, $150 VIP.Drew Cobb

First Avenue, 701 1st Ave N, MPLS; first-avenue.com