Check out Cheryl's weekend calendar of events for January 8 to 10, 2016.
Friday, January 8
Baltimore’s own LEA GILMORE offers A Celebration of Baltimore at An Die Musik on North Charles Street, 8 p.m., 410.385.2638.
The very funny RED GRANT provides the laughter at the Baltimore Comedy Factory on O’Donnell Street, early and late show performances, baltimorecomedy.com
Through the weekend, bluesman CHRIS THOMAS KING will perform at Blues Alley in Washington, DC, two shows each night, 8 and 10 p.m., www.bluesalley.com
More blues are on tap when JOE LOUIS WALKER and guests MARY SHAVER & THE SMOKIN' POLECATS take the stage at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Wisconsin Avenue, 8 p.m., bethesdabluesjazz.com.
It’s Salsa Friday at the Havana Club on Water Street in downtown Baltimore, 6 p.m., lessons to start then it’s all about the Salsa. 410.468.0022.
Saturday, January 9
76 DEGREES WEST provides hot contemporary jazz at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club just minutes outside of Washington, DC, 8 p.m., bethesdabluesjazz.com.
Why Good Girls Become Bad Boys is the musical stage play at the Warner Theatre in DC, Saturday and Sunday, matinee and evening performances, warnertheatredc.com
Still on display at the Reginald F Lewis Museum is Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965): Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World, an exhibit on African American life at the turn of the century on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The exhibit runs through mid April. Museum days and hours listed at lewismuseum.org.
Sunday, January 10
It’s Comedy Night with JERMAINE FOWLER at the Creative Alliance in East Baltimore, 7:30 p.m., creativealliance.org
The Women’s Challenge presents the She’s Still Got It Awards and Benefit Concert featuring contemporary R&B/jazz violinist DAMIEN ESCOBAR with special guest vocalist BRIAN CHRISTOPHER at Magooby’s Joke House in Timonium, 4 p.m., universe.com/shesstillgotit
THE CHRISS GRASSO TRIO with ALLYSON CROCKETT and THAD WILSON offer unique jazz stylings to the audiences at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 8 p.m., bethesdabluesjazz.com
On Sunday, January 10, it’s the legendary MACEO PARKER taking the stage at The Birchmere, 7:30pm, birchmere.com
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