Springsteen, Baltimore Farmers' Market opening and more top area events this week

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play Royal Farms Arena on April 20.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play Royal Farms Arena on April 20. (Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Happily for all concerned, Springsteen considers Maryland to be on the right side of the LGBT rights spectrum, so, unlike his canceled North Carolina show, The Boss and his E-Streeters should be here as scheduled on Wednesday. Which is a great thing. Springsteen has been a dominant figure on the rock scene for more than 40 years, and there's a reason for that. Yeah, he writes great songs and puts out great records, but it's while performing live that his strengths really show. Simply put, there are few better. They'll be performing their 1980 album, "The River," in its entirety. Plus, when Bruce sings that opening line to "Hungry Heart" – "Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack" – you get to feel a little civic pride. 7:30 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $68-$153 (pretty much sold out, but tickets are available on the ancillary markets, like stubhub.com, at prices beginning around $100). royalfarmsarena.com.

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Through music and poetry by Judah Adashi and Tameka Cage Conley, "Rise" is a reflection on the civil rights struggle from Selma, Ala., to Ferguson, Mo., that had its premiere performance on April 19, 2015 – the day Freddie Gray died. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a conversation on "Art and Activism in Baltimore" featuring Sonja Sohn, D. Watkins and others) at Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 10 E. Mount Vernon Place. Free. risebmore2016.com.


Naked Magic Show

We're guessing clothes aren't the only things that will be disappearing during what is billed as the "world's naughtiest magic show." Oh my. 8 p.m. Thursday at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. $20-$75. lyricoperahouse.com.

'All Baltimore Voices'

The public is invited to share their experiences of the Baltimore unrest in this storytelling workshop led by Loyola University Maryland's Karsonya ("Kaye") Whitehead. 10 a.m. Saturday, followed at noon by a panel discussion featuring area educators and students, and at 1 p.m. by a spoken word performance from poet Kondwani Fidel. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St. Included with $6-$8 museum admission. lewismuseum.org.

Emily Blunt (left) and Charlize Theron star in "The Huntsman: Winter's War."
Emily Blunt (left) and Charlize Theron star in "The Huntsman: Winter's War." (Giles Keyte / HANDOUT)

'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron are waging war in this sequel to 2012's "Snow White and the Huntsman," which was a re-imagining of the Snow White fairy tale. Apparently Snow is nowhere to be found in this one. But at least Chris Hemsworth returns as the Hunstman. In theaters Friday.

The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar opens for the season on April 17.
The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar opens for the season on April 17. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar

The farmers' market, Baltimore's go-to place for the freshest of fresh ingredients, reopens for its 39th season, complete with opening-day reggae from Scott Paynter of Jah Works. 7 a.m.-noon today on Saratoga Street, between Holliday and Gay streets. Continues Sundays through Dec. 18. promotionandarts.org.

Arts in the Park Festival

Live music (including performances from Fast As Lighting and Brooklyn Park Middle School PVA students), kids activities (hey, a moon bounce!) and local art for sale. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday outside of the Chesapeake Arts Center's Hammonds Lane Theatre, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Free. chesapeakearts.org.

Don Cheadle plays Miles Davis in "Miles Ahead."
Don Cheadle plays Miles Davis in "Miles Ahead." (Sony Pictures Classics / TNS)

'Miles Ahead'

Don Cheadle (who also directs) portrays jazz great Miles Davis in this buzzy biopic. In theaters Friday.

Pintxos on display at La Cuchara.
Pintxos on display at La Cuchara. (CHIAKI KAWAJIRI / BALTIMORE SUN)

La Cuchara's First Birthday Party

A year of Basque-eating, Baltimore-style, is celebrated with generous servings of pintxos and cava, plus a buttermilk genoise with membrillo filling and lemon black pepper frosting for dessert. Not sure what all that is, but it sounds delicious. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday at La Cuchara, 3600 Clipper Mill Road. $22.09. lacucharabaltimore.com.


Baltimore Concert Opera presents Verdi's grand take on Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Enjoy Sir John's attempts to solve his financial through the power of seduction. 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. April 24 at the Grand Ballroom of the Engineers Club, 11 W. Mount Vernon Place. $27.50-$71.50. baltimoreconcertopera.com.

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