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The closing ceremonies of the PyeongChang Olympics, at which U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin was one of the stars, will be broadcast on NBC tonight.
The closing ceremonies of the PyeongChang Olympics, at which U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin was one of the stars, will be broadcast on NBC tonight. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP / Getty Images)

Olympics Closing Ceremonies

After two weeks, innumerable moments of triumph and a healthy share of U.S. medals (will Mikaela Shiffrin be back in 2022? Let’s hope), the XXIII Winter Olympics draw to a close. Sure, it’ll be nice to be able to watch something on TV other than winter sports, but you gotta admit, this was a lot of fun. Broadcast of the closing ceremonies — good-bye, PyeongChang — starts at 8 tonight on NBC (WBAL, Channel 11). Not as much pomp as the opening ceremonies, but with a majesty all their own. And then the countdown begins to Beijing 2022.

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will provide the soundtrack for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" this weekend at the Meyerhoff and the Music Center at Strathmore.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will provide the soundtrack for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" this weekend at the Meyerhoff and the Music Center at Strathmore. (AP)

‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ in Concert

The third installment in the Harry Potter canon, the one where Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) enters the picture, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra playing John Williams’ score live. 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. next Sunday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $45-$95. Also 3 p.m. Saturday at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. $45-$85. bsomusic.org.

Maryland Home & Garden Show

A veritable warm(er) weather wonderland, filled with flowers, landscaping ideas, outdoor decorations and all sorts of wondrous crafts. Plus seminars, demonstrations, a petting zoo and, on the second weekend, an orchid show and sale. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and March 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and March 11, plus 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 9 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road in Timonium. $3-$12, free for kids under 6. mdhomeandgarden.com/spring.

‘Slapstick Jukebox’

A series of comic vignettes, inspired by 19th-century European circuses, vaudeville, silent film and early television, presented by Rockville-based Happenstance Theatre. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. $15-$25. theatreproject.org.

D.C. native Akua Allrich will perform a tribute to Nina Simone-Miriam Makeba Friday at the Creative Alliance.
D.C. native Akua Allrich will perform a tribute to Nina Simone-Miriam Makeba Friday at the Creative Alliance. (Baltimore Sun)

Nina Simone-Miriam Makeba Tribute

D.C. native Akua Allrich brings her jazz and soul stylings in tribute to a pair of the 20th century’s greatest female vocalists. 8 p.m. Friday at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. $17-$23. creativealliance.org.

B’More Healthy Expo

Enjoy all sorts of health and wellness exhibits, try your hand at various activities sure to help you stay fit (including yoga, martial arts, basketball, even step), learn about healthy eating and hear about community resources you may have never known existed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Free. bmorehealthyexpo.com.

Jesse Leach and the rest of Killswitch Engage will be at Rams Head Live on Thursday, along with Anthrax.
Jesse Leach and the rest of Killswitch Engage will be at Rams Head Live on Thursday, along with Anthrax. (Owen Sweeney / Invision / AP)

Anthrax/Killswitch Engage

Anthrax are pioneers of thrash metal, happily assaulting your ears. These guys don’t kid around. Neither do metalcore vets Killswitch Engage. Just so you know what you’re in for. 7 p.m. Thursday at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place in Power Plant Live. $35-$39. ramsheadlive.com.

"Red Sparrow," with Jennifer Lawrence, opens in theaters Thursday.
"Red Sparrow," with Jennifer Lawrence, opens in theaters Thursday. (Murray Close / 20th Century Fox)

‘Red Sparrow’

Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian intelligence operative who uses seduction as a weapon, but complications arise when emotions come into play. In theaters Thursday.

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‘Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators’

The Maryland premiere of director Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s documentary on Hans and Margret Rey, authors of the “Curious George” books, will be followed by a live (via Skype) interview with the filmmaker. 5 p.m. today at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St. $4-$10 museum admission, free to kids under 4. jewishmuseummd.org.

Dan Dudrow: Recent Paintings opens Thursday at The Alchemy of Art.
Dan Dudrow: Recent Paintings opens Thursday at The Alchemy of Art. (Joseph Martin Hyde / Handout)

Dan Dudrow: Recent Paintings

Dudrow, a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art since 1969, is the featured artist in an exhibition kicking off with a 6:30 p.m. reception on Thursday and remaining on display through March 25 at The Alchemy of Art, 1637 Eastern Ave. Gallery hours are 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Free. thealchemyofart.net.

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