Homage to Hank Williams
Country-music legend Hank Williams will be honored Tuesday at the Ram's Head Tavern in Annapolis. Musicians Bill Kirchen, Robin and Linda Williams and John Starling have put together a tribute show that recognizes the legacy of the singer-songwriter, who died at age 29 on New Year's Eve 1953. Listen for such timeless Williams hits as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Your Cheatin' Heart." Show time is 8: 30 p.m., and tickets are $16.50. Call 410-268-4545.
Christmas in the country
Celebrate the holidays country-style at the seventh annual Christmas in the Country Church Tour. Fourteen country churches in northern Montgomery and southern Frederick counties will open their doors Monday afternoon for the event. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Baptist, Catholic, Christian and United Methodist churches in the area will be open for fellowship and refreshments. There is no charge for the tour, which you can take at your leisure, using your own transportation. Call 301-695-2633, code 7240, for directions.
Sunday is the first day of Kwanzaa, and here are three events in Baltimore that will celebrate the African-American holiday. The Baltimore Museum of Art's festivities include music performances by Soulshakus, Ebony Strings, the Madison Shout Band and Kale'chi, dance performances, an African-inspired fashion show, workshops, storytelling and an arts and crafts marketplace. The celebration runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and admission is free. Call 410-396-6320.
Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore will recognize one principle of Kwanzaa each day, starting Sunday and running through Jan. 1. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., various community organizations will present information about the holiday, and entertainment will be provided. Call 410-523-1534.
The Great Blacks in Wax Museum's program includes entertainment from poet and author Kwelismith, a libation offering by the Rev. Michael Baylor, the Golden Rockette Senior Citizen Dancers, the voices of Baltimore School for the Arts and Nu World Youth Arts Ensemble Drum and Dance Group. The program runs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 1601 E. North Ave. Call 410-522-9547.
Toy trains and trolleys
Check out the Baltimore Streetcar Museum's 16-foot Christmas tree and learn about Baltimore's transportation history at Sunday's "Toy Trains and Trolleys" program. Hours are noon to 5 p.m., and regular admission rates of $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 4 to 11 and seniors 65 and older will apply. Call 410-547-0264.
Stars on Ice
Ever wanted to see a triple axel in person? Then check out Target Stars on Ice, coming to the Baltimore Arena Wednesday night at 7: 30. Skating champions from all over the world -- including Olympic champions Tara Lipinski, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton, Ilia Kulik and Ekaterina Gordeeva -- will perform at the show. Fifty cents from each ticket benefits Target House, which provides housing to families of children undergoing treatment for life-threatening medical conditions. Tickets are $35-$55 and are available at the Baltimore Arena box office or through TicketMaster. Call 410-481-SEAT.
Around the harbor
Holiday skating session
Put your holiday stress on ice. Hit the Inner Harbor Ice Rink tomorrow for Christmas Eve on Ice. Holiday music and giveaways for the kids will keep the mood festive. The rink is open noon to 5 p.m. for the event, and admission is $5 for a two-hour skating session and a hot beverage. Skate rental is $2. To check ice conditions or for more information, call 410-385-0675.
Part sociology, part anthropology and one large part comedy, Rob Becker's "Defending the Caveman" comes to the Lyric Opera House for seven performances, starting Monday. The one-man show explores the gender gap, the origins of male and female behavior and the trials of men and women trying to live together in harmony. In 1996, the show became the longest-running solo play in Broadway history. Tickets are $19 to $49.50. Call 410-481-SEAT or 410-752-1200 for tickets. For group sales (20 or more people) or for more information, call 410-494-2712