Will “Three Billboards” reign supreme, or might the oft-nominated “The Shape of Water” (and its Baltimore setting!) seize the glory? Could “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig make history and become only the second female director to win an Oscar? Is this Gary Oldman’s year to finally take home Best Actor, for “Darkest Hour”? And will Frances McDormand take home her second Best Actress award? Watch and learn (and enjoy all the high-fashion finery) as Hollywood reveals what it believes were the top cinematic achievements of 2017. 8 tonight on ABC (WMAR, Channel 2, locally).
All animals may be equal, but some animals are more equal than others in this stage adaptation of George Orwell’s presciently cautionary take on the dark side of human nature, as reflected in the noble (if ultimately unrealized) intentions of a group of animals who overthrow the humans and seize control of their farm. Through April 1 (including a chance to meet and talk with actors after the 8 p.m. Friday performance) at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. $20-$74. centerstage.org.
Three magical beings — Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) — help a young girl and her brother look for their father, who’s disappeared after discovering a new kind of space travel. Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) directs this adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle’s Newbery Medal-winning book. In theaters Thursday.
Federal Hill Irish Stroll
Wind your way through the bars of Federal Hill — with wristband, of course — to enjoy all sorts of drink specials and camaraderie. We’re betting there’ll be plenty of green beer available. Green garb optional. 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; pick up your $10 wristbands outside Mother’s Grille, 1113 S. Charles St. lindypromo.com.
‘The Great Satan’
L.A.-based Everything Is Terrible inflicts on its audience a melange of some of the best (OK, “worst” is probably the better adjective) video clips from more than 2,000 awful horror movies (“horror, satanic panic, and singing Christian duck VHS tapes" is how the group puts it), presented live at the Niarchos Foundation Parkway, 5 W. North Ave. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $8-$10. mdfilmfest.com.
The New York-based singer-songwriter celebrates International Women’s Day with a program of jazz, pop and original tunes, accompanied by Michael Rorby (trombone), Michael Raitzyk (guitar) and Jeff Reed (acoustic bass). 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cabaret at Germano’s, 300 S. High St. $20. germanospiattini.com.
Artist talk: Dawoud Bey
The Chicago-based photographer, known for focusing on black communities and marginalized groups, and the winner of a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant, talks about his work. 6 p.m. Monday at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Lazarus Center, 131 W. North Ave. Free. mica.edu.
Everyman Theatre’s Salon Series continues with this reading of Chisa Hutchinson's comedy centering on a dying woman and the hospice nurse she hopes might help kill her. 6 p.m. Monday at Everyman, 315 W. Fayette St. $20. everymantheatre.org.
JJ Grey & Mofro
From one of Florida’s favorite sons, a mix of blues, rock, folk, funk and gospel -- meaning these guys offer something for everybody. 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place in Power Plant Live. $27.50-$32. ramsheadlive.com.
One of rock’s premier showmen, performing a catalog of hits that includes “Elected,” “I’m Eighteen,” “School’s Out” and other classics. Expect a ghoulish good time. 8 tonight at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. $56-$316. modell-lyric.com.