American Soil: A Tribute to Blackness. Spoken word, dance, and live music celebrating Black History. Featuring Mari Andrea Travis, Christine Jenkins, The Concord Jazz Project, and more. Feb. 18, 3 p.m., Terra Cafe, 101 E. 25th St., (410) 777-5277, eventbrite.com/e/american-soil-a-tribute-to-black-history-tickets-42701890504?aff=efbeventtix, $8.
Badass Comedy. Adam Long hosts a night of improv, stand-up, and sketch from Bear Trap, Silversmith, and Becca Lundberg, followed by a bonus open improv jam. Feb. 17, 8 p.m., Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos Bar, 1023 W. 36th St., charmcitycomedyproject.com, $5.
“Count Down.” As part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, The Stand present Dominique Cieri’s interdisciplinary piece about girls growing up in the child welfare system. Feb. 15-March 4, Strand Theatre, 5426 Harford Road, (443) 874-4917, strand-theater.org, $10-$25.
Centurion – 100 Minutes Of Stand-Up Comedy. Josh Kuderna, Umar Khan, Ivan Martin, and Violet Grey perform. Ian Salyers hosts. Feb. 17, 9 p.m., Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, (410) 662-4444, atomicbooks.com, $5.
Champions of Magic. Five world-class magicians perform mind-reading and illusions in a large-scale, family-friendly production. Feb. 15-18, 7:30 p.m., Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, baltimorehippodrome.com, $51-$124.
Club 1727: An Open Musical-Improv Jam. Learn musical improv games and song formats. No experience necessary. Feb. 14, 7 p.m., The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St., (888) 745-8393, bigimprov.org, free.
Commit to the Bit. Chicago’s Dylan Scott, Heather McLaren, and Tyler Ross stop in Baltimore on their Commit to the Bit comedy tour. Feb. 20, 8 p.m., Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos Bar, 1023 W. 36th St., charmcitycomedyproject.com.
BROS & Arena Players Present: Constellations & Crossroads. The Baltimore Rock Opera Society and Arena Players team up for a double feature: “Determination of Azimuth” about NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson and “The Battle of Blue Apple Crossing” about bluesman Robert Johnson. Feb. 9–11 and 16–18, Arena Players, 801 McCulloh St., baltimorerockopera.org, arenaplayersinc.com, $20.
“The Death of Walt Disney.” The regional premiere of Lucas Hnath’s biographical play about the megalomaniacal mind of Walt Disney. Through Feb. 25, Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard St., (443) 844-9253, singlecarrot.com, $25-$29.
Elegant Filth. Burlesque featuring MC Mindi Mimosa, Jacqueline Boxx, Tempete La Coeur, Lottie Ellington, Scarlet Starlet, Glam Gamz, Hell O’Kitty, Fiera Foxx, and Cherie Nuit. Feb. 17, 9 p.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848, eventbrite.com/e/elegant-filth-a-baltimore-burlesque-delicacy-tickets-42609327646, $12-$15.
Exploring the Artistry of the Male Dancer. All-male repertory dance company 10 Hairy Legs makes its Baltimore debut. Feb. 17, 8 p.m.; Feb. 18, 3 p.m.; Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., (410) 752-8558, theatreproject.org, $15-$25.
F*CK Your Work Week. After School Grandman and two other improv troupes perform a workplace-themed show. Feb. 18, 7 p.m., The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St., (888) 745-8393, bigimprov.org, $5.
Godfrey. The actor and comedian has appeared in the films “Zoolander,” “Soul Plane,” “Original Gangstas,” and more. Feb. 14, 16, and 17, Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O’Donnell St., (410) 547-7798, baltimorecomedy.com, $22-$50.
“I Hate Hamlet.” An actor who hates “Hamlet” takes on the title role and encounters the ghost of John Barrymore. Through March 4, Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., (410) 752-1225, spotlighters.org, $10-$22.
Kyle Dunnigan. Dunnigan is best known as a writer, producer, and performer on “Inside Amy Schumer.” Feb. 15-17, Magooby’s Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, (410) 252-2727, magoobys.com, $10.
“Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical drama spans one day in the life of a family troubled by addiction and the inability to let go of the past. Through March 4, Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St., (410) 752-2208, everymantheatre.org, $43-$65.
Mucking About. Ivana Greene hosts a night of improv and stand-up featuring Bandicoot, BEST PARTY EVER, Mulletproof, Cosmo, Elizabeth Fulton, and Seth Payne. Feb. 16, 8 p.m., Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos Bar, 1023 W. 36th St., charmcitycomedyproject.com, $5.
“Red Velvet.” The biographical play from Lolita Chakrabarti tells the story of the 19th century African-American Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge. Through Feb. 25, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 S. Calvert St., (410) 244-8570, chesapeakeshakespeare.com, $16-$43.
“Skeleton Crew.” In the third play in Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit trilogy, four workers at the city’s last exporting auto plant face down an uncertain future. Through March 4, Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org, $20-$79.
Sputniks Cabaret. Baltimore and D.C. artists participate in a night of slam poetry, comedy, music, sideshow, and burlesque. Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m., The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com, $8.
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life. Two comedy legends hit the stage together for a night of stand-up, film clips, musical numbers, and conversations about their lives in show business along with performances from pianist Jeff Babko and bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers, with whom Steve Martin frequently performs. Feb. 16, 8 p.m., Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 685-5086, modell-lyric.com.
Totally ’80s, Totally Murder Interactive Dinner. The Murder Mystery Company in Baltimore presents an interactive, ‘80s-themed production alongside a three-course meal from Blue Agave. ‘80s concert attire encouraged. Feb. 21, 6-9 p.m., Blue Agave, 1032 Light St., (410) 576-3938, blue-agave.ticketleap.com/totally-80s-totally-murder-interactive-dinner, $60 or $115 for two people (includes show, meal, and pre-show cocktail).
Umar Khan. The Baltimore comedian who has opened for the likes of Todd Barry, Hari Kondabolu, Hasan Minhaj, and Judah Friedlander makes his live recording debut. Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, sold out.