Leslie Vincent appears at the Rathskller Friday.

Beyond All Logic Life is Sensational Oct. 19-21, 7:30 p.m. UMD Marshall Performing Arts Second installment of a UMD Theatre Department Lab Series event with 30 plays in 60 minutes, featuring confrontational, existential and stupidly funny student-created scenes.

Leslie Vincent Friday, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. Rathskeller Minneapolis jazz/pop vocalist & bandleader, currently releasing a new jazz record About Last Night, brings sultry, smooth alto vocals to the Great American Songbook and her original tunes, backed by renowned pianist Ted Godbout.

Around the Town with Tinker Lindquist Fri.-Sun. Oct. 20-29 Old Post Office Ballroom, Superior In Teddie Meronek's new comedy, her first since You’ll Find It at Roth’s, local TV talk show host Tinker intends to win the 1962 Twin Ports Personality of the Year award but she's up against ruthless bowling show host Edna Polaski.

Poe: The Ballet Oct. 20-29 Studio Four, Duluth Depot World premiere of original works choreographed by Karl von Rabenau, set to Edgar Allan Poe tales including The Purloined Letter, The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death and The Pit & The Pendulum. Rated PG to PG-13-plus for increasingly frightening content.

beyondbliss Saturday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. Bent Paddle Longtime Northern Minnesota hip-hop act celebrates his solo studio album “born deaf," titled after his true story of being born partially deaf. It features songs with Slug of Atmosphere, Jaze and Legitimit of Kritical Kontact, Cannon, Lyla Abukhodair, Breanne Tepler and Suzy Q.

Speed Dating Tonight! Sunday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Clyde Iron Works Lyric Opera of the North presents Michael Ching’s 2013 comic opera which has become one of the most popular operas of the 21st century, a contemporary, genre-bending show in one act.

Woodman & The 20 Minute Time-Outs Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Carmody’s A musician’s musician’s jam session with any combination of local luminaries showing up for impromptu performances, playing anything from folk to funk.