The plucky Baltimore Ballet is striving to bring professional-level ballet to Charm City, with performances showcasing soloists from top troupes. This week's offerings include Les Sylphides (featuring Russian ballerina Evgenia Singur). The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 410-667-7974 or go to baltimoreballet.com.
Mary Carole McCauley
The role of black women in the U.S. military, from the Civil War to the War on Terror, is the subject of Sister, Soldiers: Black Women and the Modern Military, an exhibit that runs through June 14 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Pratt and President streets. Go to africanamericanculture.org.
'Nothing But a Man' :
Many a film that enters the National Film Registry never jumps from the list into theaters, but at 7 p.m. tomorrow and 3 p.m. Saturday, as part of Black History Month, AFI-Silver presents a 1993 honoree, Nothing But a Man, a trailblazing 1963 film starring Ivan Dixon as an Alabama laborer. The theater is at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Tickets are $10. Call 301-495-6700 or go to afisilver.com.
and Four Tops :
Each legendary Motown group has only one original surviving member left. But the Temptations and the Four Tops still thrill fans with the classics, delivered by soulful new recruits. Some may argue the magic isn't the same, but the nostalgic trip is still fun. They perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $31-$75. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.
Rashod D. Ollison
The brilliant Morgan State University Choir, led by Eric Conway, will give a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday for the aptly named "Uncommon Voices" series presented by the Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane. Call 410-235-5354 or go to boltonstreet.org.
The Walters Art Museum will hold a free African-American family festival Saturday with music, theater and dance performances, as well as a collaborative art project called "Build a Brownstone." The festival takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the museum at 600 N. Charles St. Call 410-547-9000 or go to thewalters.org.