-“The Symposium”: Because we live in a culture where the discourse on love and desire is often limited to and by Cosmopolitan and BuzzFeed, we wish we could turn back to the time of the ancient Greek symposium. But through a theatrical adaptation of Plato’s “Symposium” and with the fuel of wine and Eros-inspired artwork, philosophic greats such as Socrates and Aristophanes gather today to debate the nature and power of love. 8 p.m. Feb. 7, 13, and 14, Terrault Contemporary, 1515 Guilford Ave., (336) 707-5511, terraultcontemporary.com, $12 in advance ($14 at door) for students/artists, $20 in advance ($22 at door) for general admission. (Maura Callahan)
From the Short List: The celebrations of Bob Marley’s birthday continue with Yellow Dubmarine at the Patterson Theater. Sheeeeeit: Clay Davis, a band named after "The Wire’s" memorable crooked Baltimore politician, plays the Sidebar with Drugs Of Faith and Enemy Insects. Local throwback rockers AMFMS play the Metro Gallery with What Moon Things and Skull Theft. The BANANAS party at the Windup Space features bass music from Jubilee and Lady Prowl + Lara. Local Grateful Dead tribute band Better Off Dead plays the 8x10. The No Scrubs dance party remembers the ’90s at Rams Head Live. An die Musik Live hosts a celebration of African-American composers, performed by pianist James Weidman. Don’t miss: Local supergroup Plurals (featuring members of Squaaks, Buttsteak, and Gunwife Gone, including CP contibutor Rachel Anne Warren) holds a vinyl album release party at the Ottobar with City Paper’s own Baynard Woods’ band Barnyard Sharks.