Arena Players, Four Queens, No Jacks, a visit with four friends who, in the course of their weekly card game, discuss the challenges of modern dating. 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 801 McCulloh St. Reservations required; arenaplayersinc.org or 410-728-6500.
Baltimore Public Works Museum, "Heavy Metal: Big Truck Day," featuring the city's fleet of big trucks. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6, 751 Eastern Ave. ci.baltimore.md.us/government/dpw/museum/ or 410-396-5565.
Baltimore School for the Arts, open house featuring workshops in dance, music, acting, stage production and visual arts. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28, 712 Cathedral St. Reservations suggested; bsfa.org or 410-396-1185.
Center Stage: Arsenic & Old Lace, a comedy centering on a pair of elderly sisters with some bodies buried in the basement. 6 p.m. Oct. 7, 700 N. Calvert St. Reservations required; centerstage.org or 410-332-0033.
The Collective and The Baltimore Improv Group, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, an evening of unscripted theater, dance and comedy. 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 10 Art Museum Drive. Reservations required; collective-dance.com, 410-275-3844, or bigimprov.org, 888-745-8393.
Hippodrome Theatre: Matinee performance of Hairspray, the Broadway musical set in Baltimore. 11 a.m. Oct. 17, 12 N. Eutaw St. Reservations required; e-mail olivew@hippodrome foundation.org or, after 6 p.m., call 410-727-7787, ext. 102.
Historic Jonestown, guided tours of Baltimore's Heritage Walk, including the Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Carroll Mansion, Phoenix Shot Tower, Jewish Museum of Maryland and Constellation. Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21, 800 E. Lombard St. Reservations suggested; 443-514-5900.
Hot Glass Center, demonstrations and workshops, including the chance to create your own small piece of glass. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, 6800 Eastern Ave. Reservations required; mcfaddenartglass.com or 410-631-6039.
Maryland Humanities Council, at the BMA, Martin & Malcolm: One Vision -- Two Voices: A Conversation About Race In America. Actors portraying Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. explain their approaches to ending racial discrimination in America. 7 p.m. Oct. 16, 10 Art Museum Drive. Reservations required; mdhc.org or 410-685-0095. A second presentation, featuring King only, is set for 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center, 874 N. Howard St. eubieblake.org or 410-225-3130.
Shriver Hall Concert Series, at the BMA, a performance by the Parker String Quartet. 3 p.m. Oct. 6, 10 Art Museum Drive. Reservations required; shriverconcerts.org or 410-516-7164.