THE WEEK'S BEST
Comedian -- and former National Security Agency employee -- Wanda Sykes brings her Cotton T-Shirt Tour to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall tomorrow night. page 22
PICK OF THE WEEK
What: Michael Stern conducts the BSO's Symphony With a Twist: "The Art of Seduction," a musical love story featuring movements from Strauss' Don Juan and Bizet's Carmen. Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung performs.
When: Saturday at 8 p.m.
Where: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.
Why: The Meyerhoff offers four Twist concerts a season, including martini bars, live jazz and tapas before each concert.
Information: Call 410-783-8000 or visit www.baltimoresymphony.org.
O's fans will be drawn to this weekend's FanFest event at the Baltimore Convention Center, which features Q-and-A sessions, baseball clinics (Billy Ripken, at last year's event), memorabilia sales and, of course, a chance to buy game tickets. page 25
The Zeeba Lounge is more likely to draw customers with its hookah pipes -- water pipes in which customers can smoke flavored tobacco -- than its menu, but the sumptuous decor doesn't hurt, either. page 13
While there was a lot of new music to enjoy in 2004, some of the most shining CD moments came in reissues and box sets from everyone from the Beatles to Nirvana to the Pointer Sisters (left). page 18