April 8: Elvis Costello at the Napa Valley Opera House

Everything is less than zero, except the price of tickets to the Backstreet Boys’ special performance at the Napa Valley Opera House this Sunday. They’re $200 each! You’ve gotta be a huge, huge, I’d-put-it-in-all-caps-but-the-copy-editor-would-be-upset huge Backstreet fan to shell out that much, especially since the Boys are only promising to play a whopping eight songs. Eight songs! Sure, you get a 20-minute Q&A session and a group photo, but really? $200? Heck, for only $130, it’s a virtual steal to see Elvis Costello play there solo, and I guarantee he’ll play for at least an hour and a half. Costello has something like 978 songs to choose from—the Backstreet Boys, maybe a few dozen at the most? Seeing Costello in the 450-seat theater is like seeing him in your own living room. That’s why tickets are a little more pricey when Costello plays Thursday, April 8, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $120–$135. 707.226.7372.Gabe Meline

Sonoma County Library