The season's premier pop-music showcase includes performances from Gavin DeGraw, Andy Grammer and Hailee Steinfeld (hey, if you liked her in "Edge of Seventeen," you'll be impressed to hear that she can sing, too). Always a good time — thanks, Mix 106.5. 8 p.m. Friday at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. $45-$65. lyricbaltimore.com.
'Great Russian Nutcracker'
The Moscow Ballet offers its spirited take on Tchaikovsky's ode to sugarplum fairies, etc. 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday...