POE IN MOTION: Go gothic when Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St., screens "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven" outside at 7:30 p.m. The grounds open at 5:30 p.m., so you can arrive early to take a self-guided tour of the museum's first-floor rooms and see rare illustrated editions of Edgar Allan Poe's works from the Garrett Library. General admission tickets are $6. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Carriage House. Go to nevermore2009.com.

JOHN HUGHES '80S TRIBUTE DANCE PARTY: Remember the '80s and classic John Hughes films like "Pretty in Pink" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" at this dance party at Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Don't forget to dress the era, too. Doors open at 9 p.m. There's no cover for this event, and drinks are $2 until 10 p.m. Go to theottobar.com.

ANYTHING BUT CLOTHES: Duct tape, feathers, or perhaps bubble wrap? It's all fair game at Angels Rock Bar, 10 Market Place, if you hate wearing clothes but still like to leave the house from time to time. For this party, DIYers can craft an outfit from nontraditional materials and receive free admission to the club. Go to angelsrockbarbaltimore.com.

FAT LACES & FADES II: Influential hip-hop MC Big Daddy Kane makes an appearance at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., for a 21-and-over old-school party with Mike Crosby, DJ Boobie, DJ Tanz and Kenny K. Kick it at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Go to sonarbaltimore.com.

COLE BROS. CIRCUS OF THE STARS: This circus is a throwback to circuses of a bygone era, with camels, elephants, a wheel of destiny, a globe of death and a human cannonball. Taking place at Arundel Mills mall, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, this is the oldest American circus still performing under a big top. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. It runs through Sept. 7. Go to colebroscircus.com.

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