AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS: Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., hopes to appeal to the kiddies in this co-production with Chicago's award-winning Lookingglass Theatre. This show, which runs through Dec. 20, is recommended for ages 8 and older. This weekend, Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$55. Go to centerstage.org.

BLACK FRIDAY AT BELVEDERE SQUARE: If you must be out shopping on the busiest shopping day of the year, you might as well have a drink while you're doing it. In addition to drink promotions from Nouveau Contemporary Goods and The House Downtown, other Belvedere Square stores will be offering discounts, including 10 percent off at Daedalus. The event takes place on Belvedere Avenue, at York Road and Northern Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Go to belvederesquare.com.

ABBA TRIBUTE: Clearly, Baltimore just can't get enough of the music of Bj?rn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid this weekend. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Super Pops concert series presents more than 20 of the Swedish pop group's hits, including "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia" and "Take a Chance on Me" at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m.Sunday. Jack Everly conducts and tribute band Waterloo performs. Tickets are $25 to $60. Go to bsomusic.org.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY: The Tony-Award winning play is a black comedy about a family on the verge of a meltdown. On stage at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, the show runs through Dec. 20, with matinee performances on weekdays as well as weekends. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $80. Go to kennedy-center.org.

MEAT PUPPETS: On this tour, the American rock band aims to please its fans by playing 25 songs each night that were previously selected via e-mail. Black Wine, Landspeedrecord and The Art Department also play. Festivities get under way at Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., at 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 8). Tickets are $15 for this all-ages show. Go to missiontix.com.

KEM AND WILL DOWNING: Take a sensual tour of love with the smooth, R&B; urban soul of Kem and Will Downing. The performers take the stage at Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $34 to $80. Go to ticketmaster.com.

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