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Elvis and Kittie Glitter, from the Elvis Birthday Fight Club.
Elvis and Kittie Glitter, from the Elvis Birthday Fight Club. (Carlo Pizarro / Baltimore Sun)

Elvis' Birthday Fight Club

Turns out Elvis is alive and well, and scrappy. The King himself(?) joins Kittie Glitter as hosts of an evening of punches-pulled fisticuffs, burlesque and other silly stuff. Who will show up to do the fighting? Sorry, that's a secret, but past participants have included Godzilla, Count Chocula and the Queen of England. Miss this at your peril. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. $22-$28. And thank you, thank you very much. creativealliance.org.

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Cedric the Entertainer will take to the Royal Farms Arena stage Friday night as part of the Comedy Get Down.
Cedric the Entertainer will take to the Royal Farms Arena stage Friday night as part of the Comedy Get Down. (Chris Pizzello / Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Comedy Get Down

An evening with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy. Go ahead, try to keep a straight face. We dare ya. 8 p.m. Friday at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $49.75-$89.75. royalfarmsarena.com.

Beethoven's Symphony No. 7

"One of his most propulsive works," Baltimore Sun music critic Tim Smith says, joining a long list of fans — including Beethoven himself, who once called his 7th symphony "one of the happiest products of my poor talents." Also on the bill: Concertmaster Jonathan Carney takes the lead in a performance of William Walton's Violin Concerto, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra newcomer Valentina Peleggi takes on Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio espagnol." 8 p.m. Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $33-$99. Also 3 p.m. Sunday at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. $35-$99. To find out even more about Beethoven and his 7th, with Marin Alsop as your guide, check out the "Off the Cuff" performances, set for 8:15 p.m. Friday at Strathmore ($35-$99) and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Meyerhoff ($33-$99). bsomusic.org.

Charlie Bethel in "The Call of the Wild" at Baltimore Theatre Project.
Charlie Bethel in "The Call of the Wild" at Baltimore Theatre Project. (Handout art/ Charlie Bethel)

'The Call of the Wild'

Jack London's masterly tale of man, dogs and their primal instincts is brought to the stage courtesy of adapter-star Charlie Bethel. Opens Thursday and runs through Jan. 29 at Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. $13-$23. theatreproject.org.

'Flying Bach'

The Flying Steps dance crew, accompanied by Swedish ballerina Anna Holmström, performs an exhilarating mix of "urban culture, ballet and theater." Sounds energetic, to say the least. 8 p.m. Tuesday at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. $53.50-$106. france-merrickpac.com.

Marc Steiner (foreground) interviews Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch at the 2014 Annapolis Summit.
Marc Steiner (foreground) interviews Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch at the 2014 Annapolis Summit. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

The Annapolis Summit

On the morning the General Assembly opens its 2017 session, WEAA Radio personality Marc Steiner will interview Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch. These summits have been going on for 14 years, and Steiner's gotten pretty good at it. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Wednesday (with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast) at the Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle. $40. thedailyrecord.com/annapolis-summit.

Tapitha Kix will be appearing at Cabaret at Germano's as part of Twisted Knickers Burlesque.
Tapitha Kix will be appearing at Cabaret at Germano's as part of Twisted Knickers Burlesque. (BALTIMORE SUN)

Twisted Knickers Burlesque

Tapitha Kix and Hot Todd Lincoln, in a night of "sexy, saucy cabaret." Music provided by Tongue in Cheek. Resistance is futile. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday at the Cabaret at Germano's, 300 S. High St. $20. germanospiattini.com.

Baltimore Restaurant Week

For 10 days, almost 100 restaurants will be offering two-course lunch and brunch menus for under $20, three-course dinner menus for under $35. Eat up. Begins Friday and runs through Jan. 22. baltimorerestaurantweek.com.

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Alex Hibbert, foreground, and Mahershala Ali in "Moonlight," which is up for six Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture -- Drama.
Alex Hibbert, foreground, and Mahershala Ali in "Moonlight," which is up for six Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture -- Drama. (David Bornfriend / AP)

74th Annual Golden Globes

Awards season begins in earnest. Find out how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association feels about the best in movies and TV from 2016 (was "La La Land" better than "Deadpool?" Was "Lion" better than "Manchester by the Sea," or was "Moonlight" better than either?). If nothing else, you'll get a firmer grip on the Oscar front-runners. 8 tonight on WBAL (Channel 11).

Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstration

Watch as staffers at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., use the 60-foot wooden turntable at the center of the 1884-era roundhouse to move one of the historic rail cars. Pretty impressive. Noon Saturday. $12-$18 museum admission, free for kids under 2. Borail.org.

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