BABE'S BIRTHDAY BASH: Local sports stars come out to toast Babe Ruth's 115th birthday at the Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory St., from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nick and Christina Markakis will be on hand to accept a community service award and Kimmie Meissner will hold a group discussion with fans. Admission is $45 to $60, including museum admission, food and beverages, raffles, a door prize and free parking. Call 410-727-1539 or go to baberuthmuseum.com.
2U: This U2 tribute band considers itself the second-best U2 show (second only to the real thing). The group performs U2 hits from "War," "The Joshua Tree," "Rattle and Hum," "No Line on the Horizon," and everything in between, at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Crowded Streets: A Dave Matthews Tribute Band also performs. Doors open at 6 p.m. The all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Go to tickets.ramsheadlive.com.
THE LACY PROJECT: Alena Smith's play is about a young woman struggling to reconcile her own reality and her mother's photographic evidence of her childhood. Directed by Josh Bristol, the play runs through Feb. 27 at Strand Theater Company, 1823 N. Charles St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 to $15. Call 443-874-4917 or go to strandtheatercompany.org.
DANCE OF DAYS: Mark Andersen discusses "Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital," a look at D.C.'s punk scene, at Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road. Additionally, Sab Grey reads from his new book, "Hated & Proud." The First Friday event is free and starts at 7 p.m. Call 410-662-4444 or go to atomicbooks.com.
MY FAVORITE THINGS: Towson University faculty members Theresa Bickham and Rachel Roulet perform works by 20th-century composers at Towson's Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 8000 York Road. The program includes "Sieben Fruhe Lieder" by Alban Berg and "On This Island," by Benjamin Britten. The event takes place at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 to $14. Call 410-704-2787 or go to towson.edu/artscalendar/.