Courtesy Baltimore Improv Group.

BIG Improv & Stoop Storytelling present Will Hines

Jan. 6

I don’t try to tell people what to do with their lives, but I’ll say this: I’m a big fan of taking calculated risks. I’ve taken a few in my adult life (this job being the most recent) and every single time, my life has changed for the better. So, I’m all-in for this particular Stoop Storytelling event, which is all about leaping before you look, and, according to organizers, “generally trust-falling through life.” The event is a fundraiser for the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) and will feature special guest Will Hines of Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre plus storytelling from BIG and Ignite Baltimore founder Mike Subelsky, Stoop co-founder Laura Wexler, and more. Don’t think about it too hard—just buy yourself a ticket. 8 p.m., The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St., bigbenefit.eventbrite.com, $30. (Lisa Snowden-McCray)

STAGE

“First Date.” A blind date newbie and a serial dater get set up on a date that turns out to be much more than they bargained for. Through Jan. 21, Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., (410) 752-1225, spotlighters.org, $10-$22.

Impropourri. The Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) hosts a weekly bring-your-own-troupe improv and sketch showcase. Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St., (888) 745-8393, bigimprov.org.

“Inherit the Wind.” Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s courtroom drama chronicles the Scopes “monkey” trial. Jan. 5-Feb. 4, Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, (410) 563-9135, vagabondplayers.org, $10-$20.

Prim and Proper. Charm City Comedy Project hosts an all-women stand-up showcase followed by an open mic. Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos Bar, 1023 W. 36th St., charmcitycomedyproject.com, $5.

“Rabid Dreams of the Master Race.” The first public reading of a new black comedy from Mark Redfield about the survival of a small publishing company during the rise of fascism in Germany. Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., (410) 752-8558, theatreproject.org, free or pay what you can.

“The Revolutionists.” Former queen Marie Antoinette, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, and Caribbean spy Marianne Angelle get together and talk revolution and duty. Through Jan. 7, Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St., (410) 752-2208, everymantheatre.org, $25-$65.

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