R. Kelly -- Lyric Opera House / R&B superstar R. Kelly plays the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Monday night at 8. Tickets are $48-$66 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or by visiting ticketmaster.com.
Ghostface Killah -- Sonar / Brilliant rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah lights up Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., Tuesday night at 8. Tickets are $18 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Lake Trout -- Recher Theatre / Lake Trout headlines the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road in Towson, tomorrow night at 8:30. Tickets are $12 and are available through Ticketmaster.
[RASHOD D. OLLISON ]
The HFStival -- will be held this year at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on May 27-28. Scheduled to appear are Kanye West, Counting Crows, Cypress Hill, Matisyahu, the Strokes, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Misfits, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Rise Against, Matchbook Romance, Coheed and Cambria, Dashboard Confessional, Yellowcard and Augustana. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
The Vans Warped Tour -- makes a stop at Merriweather on June 15. Among the scheduled performers are NOFX, Rise Against, Anti-Flag, Saves the Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Helmet. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
New Edition, along with K-Ci & Jojo, -- plays Constitution Hall in Washington on April 29-30. Stephanie Mills, Jeffrey Osborne and Phil Perry are there May 12. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Annual Pre-Mother's Day Cabaret and Dance -- starring the Dells, Heatwave, Peaches and Herb, the Intruders, BADD, A Touch of Class and Cynthia Jefferson, will be held at the 5th Regiment Armory on May 13. 410-547-SEAT. For group sales and table reservations, call 410-902-0748.
"An Intimate Evening With Friends," -- featuring the Hard Travelers and Heart of the Rockies, will be held at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills on May 4. Proceeds benefit the M.U.S.E. Foundation. 410-825-7331.
Kathy Griffin -- plays the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on June 1. 410-547-SEAT.
Nine Inch Nails -- will perform at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on June 13. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Ozzfest, -- featuring Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Black Label Society, Atreyu, Unearth, Bleeding Through, Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, Strapping Young Lad, the Red Chord, Full Blown Chaos, Walls of Jericho, All That Remains and more, will be held at Nissan Pavilion on Aug. 6. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Bruce in the USA -- at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on April 16-17. 410-268-4545.
The Nighthawks -- at the 8x10 on April 21. 410-625-2000 or 410-547-SEAT
They Might Be Giants -- at the 9:30 Club in Washington on April 26. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.
[NATHAN M. PITTS ]