Young theater lovers and their parents will be agog at this sophisticated puppet adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic tale put on by Chicago's acclaimed Redmoon Theater. See the show through Sunday at Shakespeare Theatre's Harman Hall, 610 F St. N.W. in Washington. Tickets are $10-$25. Call 877-487-8849 or go to shakespearetheatre.org.
Mary Carole McCauley
Abe in ice:
Ice sculptor Bob Roberts and his company, Hot Ice Inc., will use a chain saw and other tools to create an ice sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in Baltimore's Center Plaza, off Fayette Street near Charles Street, from noon-4 p.m. today. It's one of three ice-carving events this month sponsored by the Downtown Partnership. Go to godowntownbaltimore.com.
'Vivre Sa Vie' :
You may wonder how director Jean-Luc Godard came to cast his wife (Anna Karina) as a prostitute in Vivre Sa Vie (My Life to Live), but his infatuated portraiture of his star is the real glory of this existential series of 12 tableaux. It plays at noon Saturday ($6) and 7 p.m. Monday ($8) at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Call 410-727-3464 or go to thecharles.com.
Friday the 13th is an appropriate night for the thrashing alt-metal sounds of the Iowa band. To further bolster the horror theme, the guys jam decked out in nightmarish masks. See them play songs from All Hope Is Gone, their latest album, at 7 p.m. tomorrow at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $35-$43.Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com
Rashod D. Ollison
Baltimore's own Monument Piano Trio, known for dynamic performances of interesting programs, has scheduled trios by Beethoven and Max Bruch, Rodion Shchedrin's Three Funny Pieces and what is being called a "surprise work" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $12 and $20. Call 410-385-2638 or go to andiemusiklive.com.
Celebrate Valentine's Day Baltimore style with a candy-house-building contest Saturday at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. Take a picture of a well-known Baltimore building and make a model of it using local treats. Building begins at 11 a.m.; judging begins at 1 p.m. Entry cost is $5 for a model made at home; $8 to create one at the museum. Winners receive museum merchandise and free memberships. Call 410-727-4808, ext. 146.