True/False draws crowds of musicians and makes the Columbia music scene vibrant, but sifting through so many events can be difficult. These four shows are worth seeing this weekend and span genres including hip-hop, jazz, soul, folk and pop.
Ada Lea and Thanya Iyer featuring Lomelda
Masterful songwriting and vocals will steal the show at this presentation showcasing Ada Lea and Thanya Iyer, both from Montreal, Quebec, as well as Lomelda from Austin, Texas. Tonight, 9 p.m., Cafe Berlin, $5; free for some T/F passholders, 573-441-0400, cafeberlincomo.com
Hear jazz, hip-hop, soul and big-band music all in one night. Highlights include talented bassist and vocalist Tonina Saputo, nine-member brass band New Creations and St. Louis rapper pinkcaravan!. Saturday, 8 p.m., Cafe Berlin, $5; free for some T/F passholders, 573-441-0400, cafeberlincomo.com
Listen to folk singer Esme Patterson, self-described “post-genre pop” artist Mobely, and Skyway Man, who experiments with psychedelic sounds. Saturday, 8:30 p.m. doors; 9:30 p.m. show, Rose Music Hall, $10; free for some T/F passholders, 573-874-1944, rosemusichall.com
Mary Lattimorre and Nevada Greene
Recover from the hectic weekend with renowned harpist Mary Lattimore and folk instrumental group Nevada Greene. Sunday, 10 p.m., Hitt Street Records, Free, 573-777-9299, hittrecords.com ￼