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'Frozen' on Ice, Bob Marley, new plays at Everyman and the Hippodrome and more of the best on Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

'Frozen' on Ice, Bob Marley, new plays at Everyman and the Hippodrome and more of the best on Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week
The musical 'Waitress' plays at the Hippodrome Tuesday-next Sunday. (Handout photo)

‘Waitress’

A waitress in a small Southern town hopes to use her pie-making skills to escape both her dead-end surroundings and a loveless marriage. Based on writer-director Adrienne Shelley’s wonderful 2007 film (which included an Oscar-worthy turn from 81-year-old Andy Griffith as the curmudgeonly Joe), with songs from Sara Bareilles. Sounds like a can’t-miss. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. next Sunday at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. $42.50-$250.50. france-merrickpac.com.

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An exhibit on the life of civil rights pioneer Frederick Douglass debuts Thursday at City Hall.
An exhibit on the life of civil rights pioneer Frederick Douglass debuts Thursday at City Hall. (Handout photo)

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Birthday Jubilee Exhibition

To help celebrate the 200th anniversary of a leading abolitionist and one of the key figures in 19th-century U.S. history, Baltimore City Hall will host an exhibit focusing on his time in Baltimore, as well as his fight against slavery and his years championing civil rights in the years following the Civil War. Opens Thursday and will remain on exhibit through March 14 in the first floor north and south galleries of City Hall, 100 Holliday St. Free. “Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Birthday" on facebook.com.

Groundhog Day Party & Fundraiser

Live music from Super City, preceded by three hours of local faves from the ’70s and ’80s, spun by DJ Baby’s on Fire (aka David Koslowski). But the real selling point here is where all this will be happening — inside the iconic Marble Bar, the venue of choice for underground music lovers back in the day; if you wanted to see legendary punkers Thee Katatonix, this would have been the place. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday in the basement of the Congress Hotel, 306 W. Franklin St. $30-$100, with proceeds benefiting the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. aiabaltimore.starchapter.com.

‘The Man’

Rod Serling (“The Twilight Zone”) wrote the screenplay for this 1972 film, in which the president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate (James Earl Jones), after the president and house speaker are killed and the vice president begs off, becomes not only the president of the United States, but the first black president. With a post-film discussion featuring actor Clayton LeBouef (a veteran of “The Wire” who is working on a documentary about Serling) and Katrina Bell McDonald, co-director of the Center for Africana Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. in Highlandtown. $7-$13. creativealliance.org.

The Ottobar will host a birthday tribute to Bob Marley on Friday, with music from Cables Stewie (of the 1960s Jamaican reggae vocal trio The Cables), plus the Baltimore-based Unity Reggae Band and the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra.
The Ottobar will host a birthday tribute to Bob Marley on Friday, with music from Cables Stewie (of the 1960s Jamaican reggae vocal trio The Cables), plus the Baltimore-based Unity Reggae Band and the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra. (AFP/Getty Images)

Bob Marley Tribute Night

Celebrate one of Jamaica’s finest, with performances from Cables Stewie (of the 1960s Jamaican reggae vocal trio The Cables), plus the Baltimore-based Unity Reggae Band and the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra. With tunes from DJ Rod Gnarley. 8 p.m. Friday at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. $12-$22. theottobar.com.

"Disney on Ice: Frozen" runs Wednesday-next Sunday at Royal Farms Arena.
"Disney on Ice: Frozen" runs Wednesday-next Sunday at Royal Farms Arena. (Handout photo)

Disney on Ice: ‘Frozen’

Anna, Elsa, Olaf and all your “Frozen” friends take to the ice (which, perhaps, seems a little redundant). With Mickey and Minnie Mouse as your hosts. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and next Sunday, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. next Sunday at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $23-$78. royalfarmsarena.com.

‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play of a family ferociously imploding (it’s autobiographical, so, sadly, the man knew whereof he spoke) is brought to the stage of Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St. Opens Wednesday and runs Tuesday-Sunday through March 4. $15-$65. everymantheatre.org.

Works by Ginevra Shay and Roxana Azar

Resort, a new gallery at 235 Park Ave., opens with the work of two friends, who both use photography, sculpture and ceramics to, in a description provided by the gallery, “use dystopian backdrops of collapsing dominant structures to point out not just the flaws of these systems, but to highlight alternative, minor modes of persistence.” Runs through March 3. resortbaltimore.com.

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CiderCon 2018

Everything you could possibly want to know about cider, from making and marketing to advocacy and research. Includes a two-day trade show on Thursday and Friday. Tuesday-Friday at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna St. $495. Sponsored by the United States Association of Cider Makers. ciderassociation.org.

Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” will speak at the Church of the Redeemer on Wednesday.
Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” will speak at the Church of the Redeemer on Wednesday. (Andre Chung / For The Washington Post)

Writers Live: Chris Matthews

The host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit." Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St. Sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Free. prattlibrary.org.

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