In the region
Kathy Griffin on stage
Synopsis: Griffin, a New York Times Best-Selling Author, a Grammy nominee and a comic known for her sharp tongue, will share a night of wacky celebrity stories and Hollywood gossip.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore
Information: 410-685-5086 or http://www.lyricoperahouse.com
Barry Manilow on Broadway
Synopsis: This show is direct from Broadway, where it enjoyed a sold-out run on New York's Great White Way. Manilow will perform his hits from "Mandy" to "I Write The Songs" To "Copacabana (At The Copa)."
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore
Information: 410-347-2020 or http://www.baltimorearena.com