Bob Marley Birthday Soul Shakedown

Creative Alliance's annual dance celebration of the reggae icon Bob Marley features See-I, the D.C.-based duo of brothers — Rootz and Zeebo — known for their work with Thievery Corp. Performing with their 10-piece band, See-I will channel the positivity and uplift that were hallmarks of Marley's music. Baltimore reggae singer/multi-instrumentalist Papa T and local DJ Papa WaBe will also perform. 8 p.m. Saturday at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Highlandtown. $15 for Creative Alliance members and $18 general admission (+$3 at the door). creativealliance.org.


Black History Month Celebration at National Aquarium

The National Aquarium will shine a light on the African-American men and women playing significant roles within the Chesapeake Bay's maritime and seafood industries — past, present and future. The event will feature interactive activities, including how to tong oysters. 5-8 p.m. Friday at the National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St., Inner Harbor. Event is included with admission. Evening tickets $12.50-$20, depending on age. aqua.org.

'Great Expectations'

Even if you know the story of poor orphan Pip, eccentric spinster Miss Havisham and that mysterious benefactor, Everyman Theatre's adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1861 classic offers a twist: Six actors will portray 36 characters. Previews begin 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; runs through March 5 at Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St., downtown. $25-$64 depending on day. everymantheatre.org.

Cloud Nothings

Dylan Baldi's indie-rock quartet returns to the Ottobar a week after the Cleveland, Ohio-based outfit released their fourth album, "Life Without Sound," via Washington's Carpark Records. LVL Up and Benny Boeldt will also perform. 8 p.m. Friday at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., Remington. $15-$18. theottobar.com.

'Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition'

As the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma continues to re-emerge to the world, its artists have documented the changing times. Opening Monday, this exhibit features works by 36 contemporary artists from Myanmar, and will feature a public lecture with George Washington University professor Christina Fink on Wednesday. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday; runs through March 26 at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville. Free. umbc.edu.

Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration

From ballroom and ballet to black traditions and Irish dancing, this series of events showcases the many styles practiced and offered in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Public Schools Grade 5 Ballroom Showcase kicks things off. Begins 6:30 p.m. Friday at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., Owings Mills. Events run through March 18 at various locations. baltimorecountymd.gov/news/baltimorecountynow/take-a-leap-baltimore-county-dance-celebration-announces-featured-performances

Baltimore Jazz Series

Danish saxophonist Michael Lington and Swedish jazz pianist Jonathan Fritzen pay tribute to the music that shaped them as teenagers, including Sam Cooke, King Curtis and more. 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive, on the campus of Morgan State University. $65. murphyfineartscenter.org.


Lace up those skates for Sykesville's IceFest, now in its second year. Expect an ice skating rink, ice sculptures, an ice playground and even a visit from a penguin. 1-6 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in downtown Sykesville. Free. sykesvillemainstreet.com.


'Groundhog Day'

Harold Ramis' 1993 comedy classic, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, gets the big-screen treatment. 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road, Belvedere Square. thesenatortheatre.com.

Partner Ships Shakedown

Two of the area's prominent brewing companies have collaborated on a new English Style "Olde Ale" beer. They'll debut it at R. House's R. Bar with a dance party featuring sets from DJ BohFunk and Jordan August. 7-11 p.m. Friday at R. House, 301 W. 29th St., Remington. Free. hsbeer.com/unioncraftbrewing.com.