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Janet Jackson, 'Lion King,' a Puerto Rico benefit and more of the week's best events in the Baltimore area

Janet Jackson will perform at Royal Farms Arena on Saturday.
Janet Jackson will perform at Royal Farms Arena on Saturday. (Paul Fenton / TNS)

Janet Jackson

One of music’s most successful women brings her State of the World Tour to Baltimore. Sure, we’ve been waiting a long time for this one: Jackson was originally supposed to play Charm City on Feb. 29 of last year, then was rescheduled for the following Aug. 14, then was rescheduled again (in a video, Jackson said she and her husband were planning a family; their son, Eissa, was born last Jan. 3). Here’s betting she’ll prove well worth the wait. 8 p.m. Saturday at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $39.50-$135. royalfarmsarena.com.

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Disney presents "The Lion King" begins a 25-day stay at the Hippodrome Thursday.
Disney presents "The Lion King" begins a 25-day stay at the Hippodrome Thursday. (Disney)

Disney Presents ‘The Lion King’

Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Scar, Pumbaa and all the other Disney greats, brought to gloriously imaginative life on stage. Performances Thursday through Dec. 10 (except for Nov. 23, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4), at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. $65-$249. france-merrickpac.com.

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Baltimore 4 Puerto Rico

An evening of music from Soul Cannon, Chiffon, Super City, Shinji, Tropixxx and LIP, with proceeds going to the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund. 7 p.m. Friday at Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St. $10-$20. themetrogallery.net.

’90s Bar Crawl

Music from the ’90s (courtesy of Here’s to the Night), attitude from the ’90s and drink specials welcome in any decade. 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Power Plant Live, 34 Market Place. $30-$40. powerplantlive.com.

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‘Forget-Me-Not: What Children’s Stories Can Teach Us About the Holocaust’

A discussion accompanying the U.S. debut of “Vergissmeinnicht” (Forget-me-not), an exhibition from German high-school students on the fate of 14 Jewish students living in three German towns during the Holocaust, will be led by Fred Katz, one of the children featured. 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday at Towson University’s South Campus Pavilion, on Auburn House Drive, off Osler Drive. Free. towson.edu.

Ezra Miller as the Flash, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in "Justice League," in theaters Thursday.
Ezra Miller as the Flash, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in "Justice League," in theaters Thursday. (Warner Bros. Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures)

‘Justice League’

Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg team together to save the Earth. Always interesting to see where the DC universe is heading. In theaters Thursday.

‘A Trip to the New Moon’

The American Visionary Art Museum’s annual gala features a private tour of its latest exhibition, “The Great Mystery Show,” followed by a cocktail hour and a dinner, honoring author, poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman (“The Zookeeper's Wife”) and astronaut and game designer Richard Garriott. Ends with a series of short films, with music from silent-film accompanists nonpareil the Alloy Orchestra. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 800 Key Highway. $250-$300. avam.org.

Activist Angela Davis in a scene from "Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975," screening Thursday at the Motor House Theater.
Activist Angela Davis in a scene from "Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975," screening Thursday at the Motor House Theater. (Story AB)

‘Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975’

Goran Olsson’s 2011 documentary looks at the African-American experience during these eight convulsive years, through footage shot during the period by Swedish journalists. Includes interviews with Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis and others. Followed by a panel discussion on the movement today. 7 p.m. Thursday at the Motor House Theater, 120 W. North Ave. $8-$10. motorhousebaltimore.com.

Chicago comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on Saturday.
Chicago comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on Saturday. (Rick Kern / WireImage)

Chicago

Even if you don’t know what the heck “25 or 6 to 4” means, isn’t it about time you heard it performed live? 8 p.m. Saturday at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. $36.50-$121.50. modell-lyric.com.

The Gatchina Palace Egg, from the collection of the Walters Art Museum.
The Gatchina Palace Egg, from the collection of the Walters Art Museum. (Handout art)

‘Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy’

An exhibit of 70 works, including the Walters Art Museum’s two Faberge eggs, spectacularly bejeweled creations of Peter Carl Faberge, jeweler and goldsmith to the Russian imperial court. In addition to the justly fabled eggs (two of only 50 “Imperial” eggs ever made), the exhibition includes gold and silver vessels, intricate enamels, luxurious jewelry, carved stones and icons. On exhibit through June 24 at the Walters, 600 N. Charles St. Free. thewalters.org.

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