The latest installment of the popular storytelling series, Stoop Storytelling : You Want Fries With That? Stories About Jobs, Careers, and Working for The Man showcases seven water-cooler warriors, including a stylist, an emergency preparedness coordinator and a woman described as "holder of every job under the sun." Performance is at 8 p.m. Monday at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Tickets are $15. Call 410-332-0033 or go to stoopstorytelling.com.
Mary Carole McCauley
'The Reverse Ark':
The Contemporary Museum at 100 W. Centre St. turns into an environmental think tank with Thursday's opening of The Reverse Ark: In The Wake, an interactive exhibit by the Futurefarmers art collective from San Francisco that explores the social, historical and environmental history of the city's mills and textile industry, through Aug. 22. Additional exhibits feature work by Maryland artists Soledad Salame and Hugh Pocock. Go to www.contemporary.org.
Wise-guy cartoons never get the credit they deserve, but few animated features have given audiences more giddy pleasures than Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. The whole family can see it for free at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Meyerhoff Children's Gallery of the Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Call 410-396-5430 or go to prattlibrary.org.
The last great living blues master, B.B. King has been spreading his signature brand of fiery, soul-suffused blues around the world for more than 60 years. His biting licks on Lucille, his famed guitar, and his grainy vocals on the mic still pack a forceful emotional punch. He performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $47.50-$99.50. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.
Rashod D. Ollison
'Hymn of the Universe':
The Baltimore Choral Arts Society's nature-inspired program features the East Coast premiere of Hymn of the Universe by engaging composer Tina Davidson, with texts by priest/scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. Tickets are $25-$38. Call 410-523-7070 or go to baltimorechoralarts.org
. Tim Smith
Y fun night:
The Towson branch of the Y of Central Maryland offers a free "family fun night" Friday. From 6 p.m.-9 p.m., families can take free fitness classes, use the gym or pool, and play games at the Y at 600 W. Chesapeake Ave. Call 410-823-8870 or go to ymaryland.org.