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Top Baltimore-area events this week: Amy Schumer, Home and Garden Show and more

Top Baltimore-area events this week: Amy Schumer, Home and Garden Show and more
Charlie Wilson will perform at Royal Farms Arena on Thursday. (Kwaku Alston / Handout)

Charlie Wilson

The 11-time Grammy nominee, 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and the man who gifted us with "You Are" (so fine, that one) brings his "In It to Win It Tour" to Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Also taking to the stage: Fantasia and Johnny Gill. 7 p.m. Thursday. $38-$103. royalfarmsarena.com.

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Maryland Home & Garden Show

With warm weather just around the corner (actually, it's already been here, far more so than we usually have a right to expect in February), the time is ripe to start thinking about what your outdoor gardens are going to look like. That's where these folks come in. More than 300 exhibitors will be on hand to help you out. (They'll be glad to help out with indoor projects, too). In addition, former White House florist Laura Dowling will share tips on floral arrangements, some 100 crafters will show off what they do so well, kids will get a kick out of the Butterflies Encounters exhibit and there'll even be opportunities for wine tasting. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and March 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Sunday, March 10 and March 12 at the state fairgrounds, 2200 York Road in Timonium. $3-$12, free for kids under 6. mdhomeandgarden.com.

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'The Deer Hunter'

Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken (who won a Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance) star in this devastating film about a group of friends from a western Pennsylvania factory town who go off to fight in Vietnam and come back scarred in ways no one is prepared for. The Best Picture Oscar winner for 1978, easily the best thing director Michael Cimino ever did. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Senator, 5904 York Road $9-$10. thesenatortheatre.com.

David Duchovny, best known for his roles on "The X-Files" and "Californication,"will perform at Baltimore Soundstage.
David Duchovny, best known for his roles on "The X-Files" and "Californication,"will perform at Baltimore Soundstage. (Adam Bradley / Adam Bradley)

David Duchovny

The star of "The X-Files" and "Californication" sings, too. He'll be performing songs from his debut album, "Hell or Highwater," along with some new material. 8 p.m. Monday at Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place. $33-$123. baltimoresoundstage.com.

'What's Going On'

An evening of modern, jazz and West African dance, set to the music of the great Marvin Gaye. 8 p.m. Saturday at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. $13-$23. theatreproject.org.

'The Changing Face of Hampden' Self-Portrait Workshop

Join local animator Isaac Ewart for lessons in making self-portraits, then create some of your own that will be part of "The Changing Face of Hampden" Neighborhood Lights project during next month's Light City 2017 celebration. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Art With a Heart, 3355 Keswick Road #104. Free. lightcity.org.

Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)

Amy Schumer

Towson University's funniest alum, possibly the funniest woman on the planet, returns to Baltimore for an evening of raunchy, pointed fun. She might make you feel uncomfortable, but you'll be laughing too hard to notice. 8 p.m. Saturday at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $42-$112. royalfarmsarena.com.

'The Bodyguard'

The musical version of the Whitney Houston/Kevin Costner film, about the growing love between a former Secret Service agent and the superstar he's hired to protect, comes to the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. Two things to know: Deborah Cox plays the Houston role, and you may be familiar with one of the songs, a little number called "I Will Always Love You." 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. next Sunday. $42-$147. france-merrickpac.com.

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Charm City Bluegrass Festival Battle of the Bands Final Four

Four bands —Haint Blue, the High and Wides, the Dirty Grass Players and Plank Stompers — compete for the privilege of opening April's fifth annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival. 7 p.m. Friday at the 8x10, 10 E. Cross St. $12. the8x10.com.

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