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Women of the World, fans of pop culture and 'Alice in Wonderland' — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

Alan Jackson

Come on down for one of country’s most enduring acts, as the 2017 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame brings his Honky Tonk Highway Tour to the Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. With so many hits — “Here in the Real World," “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country," “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Good Time" — you know you’ll hear something you’ve been dying to hear live. With opening act Randy Houser. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $25-$129.99. royalfarmsarena.com.

Bay Bridge Boat Show

Billing itself as the “largest in-water boat show north of Florida,” the Bay Bridge Boat Show promises 400 boats, ranging from 7 to 70 feet, from canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to luxury cruisers and trawlers. The show runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bay Bridge Marina, 357 Pier One Road, Stevensville. Tickets are $12 single day, $19 for two days and free to children 12 and younger. annapolisboatshows.com

Brit Floyd

The world’s premier Pink Floyd tribute band brings its Eclipse World Tour, celebrating 45 years since the release of “Dark Side of the Moon,” to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. 8 p.m. Thursday. $33.50-$156.50. modell-lyric.com.

Women of the World Festival

Engage in a day of debate and discussion on issues surrounding women, with speakers including founder of the “Me Too” movement and social justice activist Tarana Burke, author and cultural critic Roxane Gay, “Scary Mommy” blogger Jill Smokler and co-founder of the White Ribbon campaign Michael Kaufman. Plus a marketplace with activities, artists, food trucks and vendors. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles St. $6-$20. wow-baltimore.org.

‘Alice in Wonderland’

A stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s hallucinatory adventure of grinning cats, smoking caterpillars, mad hatters and a young girl falling down a rabbit hole. In previews 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, opens 8 p.m. Friday at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 S. Calvert St. Runs through May 27. $16-$50. chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

The Darkness

The Brits who gave us “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” “Growing On Me,” “Get Your Hands Off My Woman” and “Love Is Only a Feeling” — and all from their first album, 2003’s “Permission to Land.” 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place in Power Plant Live. $23-$27. ramsheadlive.com.

An Evening with Gregory Pardlo and Kevin Young

The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Writers Live! series celebrates National Poetry Month with appearances by Pardlo, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his book of poems, “Digest,” and Young, poetry editor for The New Yorker and director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Brown Center, 1300 Mount Royal Ave. Free. prattlibrary.org.

The Factory Marquee Ball

For its biggest annual fundraiser, the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. in Highlandtown, will transform itself for one night into Andy Warhol’s fabled 1960s-1970s New York studio, The Factory. Dance to the music of Rolled Gold, listen and watch as Adam Cooley pays tribute to Lou Reed in the Marquee Lounge, bid on works from more than 80 artists and just generally soak in the good time. Costumes encouraged -- c’mon, you know you’ve always wanted to look like Nico, Edie Sedgwick or William S. Burroughs! 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $50-$55 ($250 includes a 5:30 p.m. VIP dinner). creativealliance.org.

Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo

See how a host of LGBTQ-friendly vendors can help with your plans. Includes photographers, officiants, venues, travel companies, caterers, bakers, photobooths, DJs and musicians, event planners and more. Noon-3 p.m. today at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 W. Nursery Road in Linthicum. Free. rainbowweddingnetwork.com/expos.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, etc. join forces to take on the seriously evil Thanos (Josh Brolin, kinda) and stop him from destroying the universe. Good luck there. In theaters Thursday.

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