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Charm City Fringe Festival, Trevor Noah, Westminster Burying Ground & Catacombs Tour and more of the week's best events in the Baltimore area

Charm City Fringe Festival

Eleven days of under-the-radar theater, dance, puppetry, music, magic, you name it — 24 companies in all, with more than 90 scheduled performances. What other performing arts festival in these parts offers everything from a play based on the life of actress Hedy Lamarr to a mermaid musical to “Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!” featuring Dandy Darkly, “Poet. Pervert. Decidedly devilish. Surprisingly poignant”? Shows run Thursday through Nov. 12 at venues in the Bromo Arts District, meaning all the events should be within comfortable walking distance of each other. First thing you need to buy is an all-inclusive button, which will allow you then to buy tickets and gain admission to the individual performances. Buttons are $5, with most tickets priced at $10. charmcityfringe.com.

Westminster Burying Ground & Catacombs Tour

Baltimore’s eeriest Halloween tradition, dating back to at least the 1970s, offers tours of the catacombs under the 165-year-old Westminster Hall, as well as the chance to wander the adjacent burial grounds, whose permanent residents include Fort McHenry’s namesake, the man who led the defense of Baltimore in the War of 1812 and an obscure 19th-century literary figure named Edgar Allan Poe. The evening includes popcorn and cider, organ music, readings of some of Poe’s works and an eeriness that’s oh-so-appropriate. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Hall, Fayette and Greene streets, $3-$5. www.law.umaryland.edu/westminster.

Trevor Noah

The host of “The Daily Show” brings his politically tinged comedy to the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. $80.50. france-merrickpac.com.

Style on Stage

Baltimore Style presents “the swankiest party of the year,” an evening of the best of local fashion. Ticket sales benefit Sharp Dressed Man and Suited to Succeed. 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. for VIPs)-9 p.m. Thursday at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. $20. Tickets through eventbrite.com.

Monday Night Raw

With a lineup that includes WWE superstars Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and women’s champion Alexa Bliss, how can this miss? 7:30 p.m. Monday at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $23-$108. royalfarmsarena.com.

Lydia Loveless

The alt-country singer-songwriter, subject of the documentary “Who Is Lydia Loveless?” (come to this show and find out) and former bassist for the band Carson Drew (her dad and sisters were also in the group), plays Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St. Also on the bill: Skribe. 8 p.m. Friday. $15-$18. themetrogallery.net.

Vino in Vogue

Sample wines from some of Harbor East’s finest restaurants (served from tables on the sidewalks, with sommeliers and wine experts on hand), then shop among the area merchants, some of whom will be offering specials. With music from Nelly’s Echo and complimentary cheese, sweets and lite bites. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday in Harbor East, with check-in on the north side of Aliceanna Street, between President and Exeter streets. $30-$60. harboreast.com.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’

The Norse God of Thunder fights to save the mystical realm of Asgard. According to the trailers, he goes up against The Hulk, which could prove fun. In theaters Thursday.

Mother Seton Academy Wine Harvest & Auction

Fine wines and beer samples (the latter from Oliver Brewing Company), plus live music, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and handmade chocolates, along with all sorts of cool auction items. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday in McGuire Hall at Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles St. Proceeds benefit Baltimore’s Mother Seton Academy. $60. mothersetonacademy.org.

‘Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon'

Author Jeffrey Kluger will be on hand to talk about and sign copies of his account of the first manned mission to the moon, the 1968 journey when astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders became the first humans to orbit Earth’s celestial companion. 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road. Free. theivybookshop.com.



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