Oct 5| The singer and actress starred on TV in Pushing Daisies and as Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway production of Wicked. She's backed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the official grand opening of the Saenger Theatre at 8 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 1 | Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca gained worldwide exposure when he toured in Buena Vista Social Club standout Ibrahim Ferrer's orchestra in 2001. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents this free concert at the House of Blues. Los Po-Boy-Citos open at 8 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 3 | Sigur Ros goes to 11 — members, that is. It takes a Reykjavik village to stage the otherworldly swells of June release Kveikur (XL), whose crawling crescendos wouldn't seem ideal for a show in the shadow of the Superdome — until you attach them to slow-motion confetti rain. At 7 p.m. at Champions Square.
Sat. Oct 5 | The most recent album from California demon Ty Segall — which will become his fifth in the past two years, when new sludge-rock trio Fuzz debuts in October — is an all-acoustic affair called Sleeper (Drag City). As if. Trampoline Team, The Babes and CCR Headcleaner open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.