If a movie pitch was ever made about a transgender, Midwest glam rocker standing up for working-class artists’ rights against Big Government … well, that screenplay would sound too damn strange even for Hollywood. But for Duluth native Venus de Mars, truth is stranger than fiction. With her very public 18-month battle versus a galling Department of Revenue witch-hunt finally over, she’s risen from the ashes victorious, touring in support for Against Me!, releasing a new album called Flesh and Wire, and educating countless crowds of rock fans on tolerance, acceptance and the fine print of tax-law flippancy.

7:15pm Fri 5/6 at Amazing Grace