Prince + Questlove: Under the Cherry Moon. A screening of Prince's directorial debut, the 1986 black-and-white follow-up to Purple Rain, plus an interview about the movie and a DJ set with Roots drummer and Prince geek Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson. It's a noontime show, with brunch served a la carte. Sunday at World Cafe Live.
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years, 1962-1970, by Mark Lewisohn. A reissue of the superb, authoritative reference book by expert Beatles insider Lewisohn, who is presumably hard at work on the second of his planned three-part Fab Four bio, the first volume of which ran to 800 pages and ended in 1962. An extensive, detailed Paul McCartney interview kicks off the LP-shaped Recordings Sessions book. (Hamlyn, $29.99)
Slim Cessna's Auto Club / Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds. Excellent double bill of veteran roots music weirdos, with Southern gothic country-rock songwriter Slim Cessna and L.A. punk legend King Congo Powers, formerly of the Gun Club and the Cramps, who released the psych-garage album La Arana Es La Vida with his band the Pink Monkey Birds in 2016. Wednesday at Boot & Saddle.
Alison Krauss. Who's the biggest Grammy winner of all time? Among performers who aren't producers or classical conductors, it's bluegrass-country fiddler Alison Krauss, with 27. (Sorry, Stevie Wonder, you've got only 25.) The singer's recent solo album, Windy City, is a bittersweet covers collection collaboration with producer Buddy Cannon. Thursday at Xcite Center at Park Casino.
Taj Mahal Trio. The bluesman born Henry Fredericks has carried on a career as a lively revivalist ever since his self-titled debut in 1968, and even before then, starting when he formed the Rising Sons with Ry Cooder in 1964. Last year, he teamed with a similar focused acoustic bluesman whose music he helped shape on TajMo, a collaboration with Keb Mo. Thursday at the Queen.