LEGO MASTER BUILD: Kids can get into the holiday spirit by helping to construct a 12-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree complete with presents as part of the LEGO store grand opening at Arundel Mills mall, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Pinball Court. Participation is free. Call 410-540-5100 or go to arundelmills.com.
HOS, HOOKERS, CALLGIRLS AND RENT BOYS: David Henry Sterry and Shawna Kenney read from their anthology about sex workers at 7 p.m. at Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road. The event is free. Go to atomicbooks.com.
A SUDANESE 'LOST BOY': Fans of Dave Eggers' "What is the What" should be lining up to hear Valentino Achak Deng speak at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 12700 Hall Shop Road in Highland. Deng's life story as a "lost boy" of Sudan is the subject of Eggers' book. He'll discuss his experiences and his efforts to increase access to education in southern Sudan from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is a benefit for the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation. Tickets are $25 each. Call 410-531-1269.
ENIGMATIC CLASSIC: The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs Edward Elgar's stirring "Enigma Variations" and a symphony by Mozart, as well as Caplet's "Conte Fantastique" for harp and orchestra, a work inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death." Jose-Luis Novo conducts; the harp soloist is Elizabeth Hainen. The event takes place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St. Tickets are $10 to $44. Call 410-263-0907 or go to annapolissymphony.org.
FRENCH FARE: Faculty artists from Towson University's music department will be featured in a program of rare works by Erik Satie and two other inventive French composers he influenced, Francis Poulenc and Georges Auric. The event is at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Recital Hall, Cross Campus and Osler drives. Tickets are $5 to $13. Call 410-704-2787 or go to towson.edu/artscalendar.
GREEK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Go Greek for three days at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 24 W. Preston St. There will also be plenty of Greek fare and a martini bar. The event is free and takes place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 410-727-1831 or go to goannun.org.
LOST SYMBOLS FOUND: Catch the opening reception for the new exhibit featuring works by Robert R. Hieronimus and Stuart Zolotorow at The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. The free reception takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Go to thewindupspace.com.