Week's best events in the Baltimore area: Maryland Day, Stomp and Zombies

Here are the top things to do this week in the Baltimore area.

Zombie Gras 7

Who says the undead aren't partying types? Not the folks at Geppi's Entertainment Museum, 301 W. Camden St., who'll be hosting their annual zombie-themed festival and bar crawl on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., make-up artists and vendors will be on hand, helping the monster-making process along as ghouls are given free rein to enjoy scavenger hunts, costume contests and other family-themed activities. At 3 p.m., the bar crawl to nearby watering holes begins. Admission to the museum and all its fiend-friendly activities is $10, which includes a wrist band for the crawl (provided you're over 21). You'll have to find your own brains to munch on. geppismuseum.com.'

'Africa Now: Global Creativity in Perspective'

A multidisciplinary evening devoted to African art forms includes Tunisian-inspired jazz, a student-produced documentary on Ghana (made after a recent trip there) and "AYEYO," a Congolese dance piece. 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St. $10. bsfa.org.

Marlon Wayans

It's hard to keep track of all the funny men in the Wayans family, but Marlon's the one who wrote, executive produced and starred in last year's "Fifty Shades of Black" and was half the star power in 2004's "White Chicks." Still confused? Don't worry, just check out his stand-up routine, and laugh. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. next Sunday at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O'Donnell St. $37.50-$47.50. baltimorecomedy.com.

'Stomp'

An eight-member company that finds its percussive power in all sorts of unexpected places: matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps. Pretty extraordinary stuff. 1 p.m. Sunday at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. $42-$124. france-merrickpac.com.

(Re)Generation Who

A convention for "Doctor Who" fans everywhere (but mostly on the East Coast), this year including appearances from the seventh Dr. Who, Sylvester McCoy, a decades-spanning handful of companions, including Jenna-Louise Coleman (2012-15), Katy Manning (1971-73) and Peter Purves (1965-66), and assorted other series veterans. Friday-next Sunday at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 E. Pratt St. $20-$85 (free for kids under 5); added perks are available for $30-$1,500. regenerationwho.com.

Enchanted Circus

Spend 30 minutes watching performances on the trapeze, carousel, aerial cube, fabrics, cyr wheel and more, followed by workshops teaching how to do what you just saw. If you've ever planned on running away to the circus, this may be where to start. Presented by In the Dark Circus Arts. 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mobtown Ballroom, 861 Washington Blvd. $30. inthedarkcircusarts.com.

Harlem Globetrotters

The Clown Princes (and Princesses) of basketball, doing stuff with a ball and hoop you wouldn't have thought possible. Or so funny. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $25.50-$124.50. royalfarmsarena.com.

'Artworks' Uncorked & Untapped

Local beer and wine, plus hors d'oeuvres, tours of the Maryland Public Television Studios and the "Artworks" set, and a silent auction, all in celebration of the MPT weekly series. You know host Rhea Feikin will be there. 7 p.m. Saturday at the MPT Studios, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd. in Owings Mills. $75-$90. mpt.org.

Maryland Day

The Annapolis area will be offering myriad ways from Friday to Sunday to commemorate the 383rd anniversary of the English arrival in the colony of Maryland, including a Vital Records free genealogy workshop at the Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd. (10 a.m.-noon Friday); a flag-raising ceremony, followed by a free "Our Legacy" walking tour of Annapolis, focusing on the stories of captured African slaves and English and Irish indentured servants, starting at Susan Campbell Park, at the City Dock on Dock Street (10 a.m. Saturday); and "Made in Maryland," a free celebration of local food and music at Maryland Theater for the Performing Arts, 1 Park Place (noon-5 p.m. Saturday). For a full schedule of events, check out marylandday.org.

'Reinvention: The Work of Chris Bathgate'

A self-trained machinist, Bathgate uses homemade tools and precision drilling and milling machines to create sculptures whose forms are influenced by the machines that made them. Takes industrial repurposing to a whole new level. This exhibit of his works opens Friday and runs through March 11, 2018, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. $7-$12 museum admission (free for kids 6 and under). thebmi.org.

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