Go For It

Our picks for weekend ideas that can't miss

October 08, 2005

GO See

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of The Were-Rabbit: It's the bubbliest comic chemistry out there - even if it IS between two figures made of plasticine, a fubsy inventor named Wallace and his mild-mannered mighty dog, Gromit. A+

Thumbsucker: Lou Pucci stars as a high school loner who finds strength and self-confidence through a mix of prescription drugs and star status on his speech and debate team, only to discover that people liked him better the other way. Tilda Swinton and Vincent D'Onofrio are his befuddled parents. B(To read Sun reviews of these films: baltimoresun.com/movies)

GO Show

Stomp: Crashes, clatters and clangs never sounded so musical as they do in Stomp, which uses garbage cans and brooms as instruments, at the Lyric Opera House through tomorrow. Tickets are $38-$52.50 and are available through ticketmaster.com or 410-547-SEAT.

Sinbad: Tomorrow night at 8, catch nice-guy comedian Sinbad live at the Hippodrome Theatre. He recently wrote the book Sinbad's Guide to Life (Because I Know Everything). Tickets for the show are $37.50-$47.50 at ticketmaster.com or 410-547-SEAT. The Hippodrome is at 12 N. Eutaw St.

(To read Sun reviews of area plays: baltimoresun.com/stage)

GO Rent

Cinderella (Disney Special Platinum Edition): You might know the classic 1950 animated film by heart, but now you can supplement all those repeated viewings with special features including storyboard-to-film comparisons for the opening sequence, new music videos spotlighting Disney princesses and a documentary with newly found deleted scenes.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season One: A previous disc included a handful of episodes from the legend's TV show, but now Universal Home Entertainment is releasing the complete series season by season. Check out the first 39 episodes of the show that made Hitchcock into such a widely known TV personality.

GO Read

Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates: Almost like clockwork, every year she writes a new novel. Oates' latest concerns Nikki Eaton, a sexually adventurous reporter who returns home just in time for the murder of her mother.

A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester: The timing is either perfect or grotesque, but in the wake of one of our nation's worst natural disasters, examines one of our previous standards for catastrophe, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Read reviews of these books tomorrow in The Sun's Ideas section.

GO Do

Anne Arundel Scottish Festival and Highland Games: You don't need a kilt to take part. Enjoy music by the Highland-Aires, fiddler Bonnie Rideout, the Homespun Ceilidh Band and Carl Peterson. The events start at 9 a.m. today at the county fairgrounds on Route 178 in Crownsville. Tickets are $3-$10. Call 410-849-2849 or visit annearun.com/aasfi.

Chocolate Festival: The annual festival at Lexington Market is a dream for anyone with a sweet tooth. Baltimore's best chocolatiers and bakeries will be selling delectable delights today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St. Call 410-685-6169 or go to lexingtonmarket.com. Free.

GO Hear

Blues Traveler: The band, whose new album is Bastardos!, plays Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, tonight at 9:30. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. For more information, call 410-244-1131 or visit ramsheadlive.com

The Cat Empire: Bringing its hybrid musical styles to the Eight by Ten Club, 8-10 E. Cross St., tonight is Australia's The Cat Empire. With stylistic influences ranging from salsa to jazz to rock, the band hopes to capitalize on the buzz generated during its spring tour. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15-$18 for the 18-and-over show. Call 410-625-2000 or go to eightbytenclub.com.

GO Away

Luis Palau Festival:Platinum-selling gospel superstar Kirk Franklin, whose new album is Hero, will bring his funky inspirational sounds to the National Mall in Washington. The show starts at noon and is free. For more information about the festival, visit dcfestival.org

I Spy: If you're a fan of Bond, James Bond, you'll want to visit Spy Treasures of Hollywood: Highlights From the Danny Biederman Spy-Fi Collection at the International Spy Museum in Washington. The exhibit features spy artifacts from movies and TV. The museum is at 800 F St. N.W., Washington. Admission: $11-$14; free for ages 4 and under. Details: 866-SPY-MUSEUM or 202-EYE-SPY-U; spymuseum.org.

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