Best Bets

BEST BETS

Scene: clubs, bars, nightlife

February 05, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer

Comic Tommy Davidson

Tommy Davidson will break it down tonight through Sunday at the Baltimore Improv.

The high-energy comedian, who was born in Washington and raised in Montgomery County, is scheduled for seven shows during his four-day run. Tickets are $22-$25, depending on date and time.

The Baltimore Improv is at 6 Market Place in the Power Plant Live complex. Call 410-727-8500 or visit www.baltimoreimprov.com.

Round midnight

Local punk rockers the Gamma Rays will get radioactive tonight at the Talking Head Club.

The four-piece will play a raucous set around midnight, after Life Goes On and Common Effect put in time.

Doors open at 9 p.m.

The Talking Head Club is at 203 E. Davis St. For more information, call 410-962-5588 or visit www.talkingheadclub.com.

Ska-jazz Slackers

The Slackers stroll into town tomorrow.

The New York City ska-jazz outfit will rock two sets after the Bottom Line and the Springfields take the stage.

Doors open at 9 p.m. for this all ages show. Tickets are $10.

The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or visit www.theottobar.com.

DJs, Round 2

Sonar will hold the second round of its DJ contest tonight.

A handful of contestants will battle for three positions in the final competition, which will take place Feb. 26. The prize is a paid gig at one of the club's Ultraworld dance nights.

Doors open at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge for this 18 and over event.

Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Call 410-327-8333 or visit www.sonar.us.

The Pietasters

Local ska heroes the Pietasters will get crazy Saturday at the Funk Box.

Can't Hang and Val Yumm will also rock the mike.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The Funk Box is at 10 E. Cross St. Call 410-625-2000 or visit www.thefunkbox.com.

Lottery winners

The Maryland Art Place will present local bands Saturday at the closing party for the gallery's current exhibit, s'LOTTERY.

The festivities, which are scheduled to start around 7 p.m., will include a set by the Wans and two other Baltimore acts that recently won the Ottobar's "band lottery" contest.

The Maryland Art Place is at 8 Market Place, Suite 100. For more information, call 410-962-8565 or visit www.mdartplace.org.

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