Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!
Friday, March 31
“There’s no place like home” or like the Murphy Fine Arts Center to see The Wiz, Friday through Sunday, matinee and evening performances, murphyfineartscenter.org.
The Library of Congress celebrates the Ella Fitzgerald Centennial with DIANNE REEVES Sings Ella, a special intimate concert featuring the Grammy award-winning singer at the Coolidge Auditorium in the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, DC,
A Tribute to Phyllis Hyman features vocalist SHANG on stage at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 8pm, bethesdabluesjazz.com.
SCRUNCHO brings his comedic flair to the Baltimore Comedy Factory on O’Donnell Street, early and late evening shows, baltimorecomedy.com
Clarinetist TODD MARCUS is Live at Montpelier! with his new quintet at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD, 8pm, 301.377.7800.
Saturday, April 1
THE COLDSPRING JAZZ QUARTET appears at Lexington Market in Baltimore for a mid-day engagement bringing straight ahead jazz during the lunch hour, 410-685-6169
The Baltimore Jazz Series continues in April at the Murphy Fine Arts Center with performances by keyboardist ALEX BUGNON and trumpeter CINDY BRADLEY, two shows, 6:30 and 9pm, murphyfineartscenter.org
THE JOHN LAMKIN, III QUARTET with Lamkin on drums and featuring COREY BAKER, CRAIG ALSTON, AND EDDIE BACCUS, JR. performs at Caton Castle in southwest Baltimore, 6pm, catoncastel.com.
At DC’s Blues Alley, trumpeter ROY HARGROVE closes out his week, offering two shows each night, 8 and 10 pm, bluesalley.com
Sunday, April 2
Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male is the photography exhibit at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum that studies how African American men are perceived, through July, lewismuseum.org
Twisted Melodies is the one man theatrical production at Baltimore Center Stage featuring KELVIN ROSTON, JR. in the role of soul singer Donny Hathaway, matinee and evening performances through April 12, centerstage.org