Friday

Weekend Guide

December 24, 2009

DREAMGIRLS: The feel-good musical about a '60s girl group sensation continues its run with a Christmas performance at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. With its show-stopping, heart-wrenching songs, this show should awaken your holiday spirit and bring you to your feet. The performance is at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $60. Go to ticketmaster.com.

JEWISH ACTIVITIES: For Jewish families, there are more options than just eating Chinese food on Christmas Day. The Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., holds a day of relaxation and creation from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be craft projects, challah-making, a teen klezmer band and family yoga. Tickets are $18 per family for nonmembers, free for JCC members. Go to jcc.org.

MOUSTACHE CHRISTMAS DANCE PARTY: Get out of the house and away from your countless aunts and uncles, and dance off that food buzz at Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJs James Nasty, Logan and H Mazz spin the tunes. Tickets are free for anyone 21 and over, $5 for anyone 18 to 20. Go to theottobar.com.

6th ANNUAL NONDENOMINATIONAL HOLIDAY PARTY: Breathe Books, 810 W. 36th St. in Hampden, celebrates multiple holidays with movies and Chinese food, natch, plus Yiddish story time. Participants are also welcome to bring a vegetarian dish to share. The celebration takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Go to breathebooks.com.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: The exciting trailers might have held you over for the last few months, but your wait is finally over. Guy Ritchie's action-packed film, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the fictional detective and Jude Law as trusty sidekick Watson, opens Christmas Day in area theaters, including Towson Commons, Regal Hunt Valley and AMC Owings Mills. Get to sleuthing. Go to fandango.com.

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