Though Fabulation is written by Lynn Nottage, author of Intimate Apparel, this satiric comedy about an upwardly mobile black woman who gets her comeuppance couldn't be more different in tone. Once the title character becomes bankrupt and pregnant, the story couldn't be more timely. See Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine, through March 8 at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Tickets are $15-$60. Call 410-332-0033 or go to centerstage.org.
Mary Carole McCauley
A slice of black Baltimore:
Baltimore historian and author Philip J. Merrill shares his vast collection of African-American artifacts and memorabilia in A Slice of Historic Black Baltimore, an exhibit on display through March 1 at the Top of the World Observation Level, on the 27th floor of Baltimore's World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St. Merrill's exhibit highlights Baltimore residents, churches, schools and entertainment spots. Go to viewbaltimore.org.
'A Woman is A Woman':
Next up in Jean-Luc Godard revivals at the Charles Theatre is A Woman is A Woman, which stars Anna Karina as a stripper and Jean-Claude Brialy and Jean-Paul Belmondo as the men in her life. The story pivots not on romance but on her desire to have a baby. The movie plays Saturday at noon ($6) and Monday at 7 p.m. ($8). The Charles is at 1711 N. Charles St. Call 410-727-3464 or go to thecharles.com.
With a brassy tone reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, the multi-Grammy winner is one of the most respected jazz vocalists working today. On Reeves' latest album, When You Know, she covers tried-and-true torch songs as well as '70s pop and soul chestnuts. See her at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Warner Theatre, 13th Street between E and F streets, Northwest in Washington. Tickets are $40-$58. Call Ticketmaster at 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.
Rashod D. Ollison
Beethoven and Schubert:
Romanian-born pianist Radu Lupu, who enjoys almost mythic status for his profound insights into core keyboard repertoire, will play Beethoven and Schubert sonatas in his first Shriver Hall Concert Series recital in 30 years. It's at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Shriver Hall, the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Tickets are $17 and $33. Call 410-516-7164 or go to shriverconcerts.org.
Steve Roslonek, who performs his music regularly on PBS Kids, will bring his SteveSongs show to the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. in Owings Mills, at 3 p.m. Sunday. The show is aimed at children 4 to 9. Tickets are $7 for kids 10 and younger; $8 for adults in advance and $9 at the door. They can be ordered by calling 410-356-7469 or at gordoncenter.com.