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August 11, 2005|By Erica Kritt

Mark Simmons

Laugh, giggle, chuckle and snort tonight at the Baltimore Comedy Factory "Night of Laughs." Mark Simmons, a regular on Comedy Central's Chapelle's Show, will perform for one night only. Simmons also appears in both Barbershop movies. All benefits go to the Belair-Edison Coalition and its documentary "State of Belair-Edison: Voices of the Community."

"Night of Laughs" is at 8 p.m. today at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, 36 Light St., above Burke's restaurant. Tickets are $20 per couple. Call 443-850-1099 or visit www.becoalition.org.

Bash on the bus

Beer, Bus and Baltimore. What do they have in common? The B.A.M. Crawl this Saturday. The Brewers Association of Maryland (B.A.M.), is giving a beer tour of Baltimore. A bus seating 45 will visit five local restaurants that have diverse beer selections. While there will be free beer on board, at each brewery the participants will receive discounted pints. Light food will be available at the Red Brick Station, which will be the pickup and drop-off spot. DuClaw, the new Rams Head Live, Brewer's Art and Clipper City are the other stops.

Red Brick Station is at 8149 Honeygo Blvd. in White Marsh. City residents can join at the second stop, DuClaw at 901 S. Bond St. in Fells Point. Saturday's event lasts from noon to 7 p.m. with each stop lasting about 45 minutes. Tickets are $40 for the bus ride, beer en route and light refreshments. All passengers must be 21 or older with a valid ID. Call 800-830-3976 and ask for Alicia Adams to reserve tickets.

The return of Devo

"When a problem comes along" ... fill in the blank. That's right, "You must whip it, whip it good." The iconic '80s band Devo is in Washington on Saturday and Sunday,, and tickets are going quickly. Go to the 9:30 Club and relive your youth, or, for the younger crowd, pay homage to a ground-breaking band with a very different sound. The devolution, as the band calls it, is coming, so good luck finding one of those red plastic hats.

Devo will be at the 9:30 Club at 815 V St. N.W. Washington. Doors open at 9 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $55. Call 202-265-0930 or the concert line 202-393-0930 or visit. www.930.com.

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