—Courtesy of OnceMusical.com
Sept. 9-14. Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 1 and 6 p.m. $25-85. 410-837-7400. france-merrickpac.com. Based on the Oscar-winning indie film of the same name, Once chronicles the intense, music-driven romance that blooms between a down-on-his-luck Dublin street musician and a young Czech woman, newly immigrated to Ireland. The Broadway production won eight Tony Awards in 2012, enchanting audiences with its stirring folk music and intense intimacy.
The Shindig Music Festival
Sept. 27. Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd. 12:30-11 p.m. $70-165. 410-323-7772. theshindigbaltimore.com. After a successful first year in 2013, The Shindig reopens its gates and brings to the stage local and national alt-rock acts including Jane’s Addiction, pictured above, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Halestorm, and Baltimore-based J. Roddy Walston & The Business.