Some of the world's foremost illusionists, all on the same stage. Your jaw may never get up from the floor. Tuesday-April 3 at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. April 3. $42-$121.50. france-merrickpac.com.
'On Paper: Picturing Painting'
Four large-scale color photographs, inspired by masterpieces from Botticelli, Da Vinci, Picasso and Manet, combine elements of painting and photography into something dramatically new. On display Wednesday through Oct. 23 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free. artbma.org.
Gotta love the chance to partake in some healthy portions of the three Bs (although if organizers added "Burgers," the possibilities would be even more awesome — and still happily alliterative!). But your ticket gets you all the beer and bourbon tastings you can handle, plus all manner of barbecue (ribs, brisket, chicken, sausages, etc.), even access to a games area to start working it all off. We're not ones to support gluttony, but maybe just in this case it's fine. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, noon-2 p.m. VIP and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. regular session Saturday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road in Timonium. $29-$89. beerandbourbon.com.
They may not be Pink Floyd, but they sure do sound like them. Hear "Money," "Another Brick in the Wall," all the good stuff. That includes selections from the album "Meddle," with a "show-stopping" version of "Echoes." 8 p.m. Saturday at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. $36.75-$59.75. lyricoperahouse.com.
Writers Live: Bob Luke
Luke will discuss his book, "Integrating the Orioles: Baseball and Race in Baltimore," in which he writes that the move to integrate Baltimore's baseball team mirrored the struggle for civil rights throughout the nation. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the central Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. Free. prattlibrary.org.
An evening with social activist Garza, one of the creators of the hashtag that has come to symbolize the continuing struggle for civil rights. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson. Free; reservations required. goucher.edu.
Festival of Laughs
Mike Epps leads an evening of serious (and often pointed) yucks, guffaws and frequent belly laughs. With Tommy Davidson, Tony Rock and Bruce Bruce. 8 p.m. Friday at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $52-$175. royalfarmsarena.com.
A night of intense music, dancing and art-making, plus beer (from Tröegs Independent Brewing) and food from area restaurants. Benefits the 2016 Kinetic Sculpture Race and its theme of "Myths and Monsters" (which explains the togas, we suppose). 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. $35-$45. avam.org.
Christina Bianco, N'Kenge, Kristen Plumley and Mandy Gonzalez join conductor Jack Everly and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Broadway staples, including songs from "Les Misérables," "Dreamgirls," "My Fair Lady," "West Side Story"and "Chicago." 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $33-$99. (Also 8 p.m. Thursday at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. $50-$110.) bsomusic.org.
The former Ravens (now 49ers) wide receiver and some of his celeb buds (including current and former teammates) take to the court for this fifth annual celebrity hoops contest, with proceeds going to the Torrey Smith Foundation. 3 p.m. Saturday at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $15-$75. torreysmith.org.