The Red and Black Ball: Delayed by the recent snow, Red Emma's - the city's only anarchist-run coffee shop - is finally celebrating its fifth anniversary with a Victorian/steampunk costume party. The ball starts at 7:30 p.m. at the 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St. Tickets are $10-$15. Call 410-230-0450 or go to redemmas.org.
Elliott Yamin: This underdog crooner from season five of "American Idol" is steadily making a name for himself with his bluesy and VH-1-ready love songs. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $29.50. Call 703-549-7500 or go to birchmere.com.
Caribbean Jazz Project Afro Bop Alliance : Catch these Grammy winners as they perform their winning brand of Latin jazz in Annapolis. Show starts at 8 p.m. at Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $29.50. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramsheadonstage.com.
Cabaret Series: The Baltimore Opera may have sung its last note, but plenty of smaller alternatives to the company's full-scale productions have cropped up in its wake, including The Bravo Lyric Opera Cabaret Series. James Harp directs the first of what is planned to be a monthly series. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Germano's Trattoria, 300 S. High St. Tickets are $10 with dinner order. Call 410-752-4515 or go to germanostrattoria.com.
Vatel Cherry's Soulstation: Known for modern jazz and improvising, the Baltimore-based instrumental group brings its free-form and free-flowing music to An die Musik. Shows start at 8 and 9:30 p.m. at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $10-$18. Call 410-385-2638 or go to andiemusiklive.com.