Ariana Grande

July 8: Twenty-three people died from a terrorist bombing outside her concert in Manchester, England. Her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, died of an overdose. And her fiancé, comic Pete Davidson, split up with her. Grande channeled her hardships into two standout, chart-topping albums of highly personal songs in less than seven months. Now the ponytailed pop star will unleash her acrobatic voice on “No Tears Left to Cry,” “7 Rings,” “Thank You, Next” and other hits in concert. (Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul. $76.95 & up, ticketmaster.com.)

Jon Bream

Basilica Block Party

July 12-13: No Twin Cities festival does a better job of balancing national must-sees with local up-and-comers than the Basilica Block Party. The 24th edition of the church fundraiser leads with

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