"EVITA" -- Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical Evita comes to the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The epic story chronicles the rise and fall of Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. There's also an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $45-$65. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.
POE'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION -- Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's 199th birthday during a two-day event at Westminster Hall, 519 W. Fayette St. The program includes theatrical presentations, an exhibit of Poe artifacts and a cider toast. Tomorrow's events begin at 4:30 p.m. The celebration is not open to children 10 and younger. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 410-396-7932, ext. 3, or go to poecelebration.tripod.com.
"SCI-FI SPECTACULAR" -- George Takei, the Heroes star who first found fame as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, narrates this show featuring the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra SuperPops and a vocal ensemble at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The program will include works from Star Wars, Superman, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more. There's also a show tomorrow at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25-$57. Call 410-783-8000 or go to bsomusic.org.
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION -- The Lyric Opera House will host the 2008 Greater Baltimore-D.C. Chinese New Year Celebration. The event, which celebrates the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, includes kung fu demonstrations, Chinese folk dancing and a performance of The Monkey King, an opera that combines singing and dialogue with acrobatics and martial arts. Tickets are $10-$30. The Lyric is at 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.