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Laurel: Events happening this weekend

The Rude Mechanicals, a Laurel-based theater group, perform "Pericles: Shakespeare vs. Wilkins," Fri. and Sat., Jan. 20 and 21, at 8 p.m., at the Black Box Theatre, at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, in Ellicott City. Director Joshua Engel presents "Pericles" as a rambunctious farce where even the actors don't know how it's all going to turn out. Tickets, $15; $12, students and seniors. For tickets, go to "It was a very good year," a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Tony Sands, comes to Laurel for two shows, Sat., Jan. 21, at 8 p.m;. and Sun., Jan. 22, at 2 p.m.,...