Pole Position The Baltimore Polesque "Baltimore's only pole dancing burlesque troupe" take a spin at the Ottobar (2549 N. Howard St.,  662-0069, theottobar.com, baltimorepoledancetroupe.com) Jan. 24. The same night, the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (817 St. Paul St.,  752-1225, spotlighters.org) goes cabaret. Michael Tan presents Forbidden Cabaret which promises showtunes with a twist. The twist probably doesn't involve a stripper pole, though. For laughs, or possibly groans, hit up Baltimore Improv Group's January Blahs show Jan. 23 at the Strand Theater (1823 N. Charles St.,  874-4917, strandtheatercompany.org).
Auditions Jan. 20 is the last day to audition for Fells Point Corner Theatre's production of Journey's End. The company is looking for 10 men between 18 and 40 years old who can work a British accent. Auditions are at 7:30 p.m. at 251 S. Ann St. E-mail the director at email@example.com for details. It's also your last chance to submit a play for the Intersections Play Festival. The festival celebrates new works by playwrights of color, and the deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 20, so e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org right now.