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DON'T MISS

April 24, 2008|By NICHOLAS TESTA

Football fest

The lowdown -- It may be the off season, but M&T Bank Stadium will be humming with activity. Saturday, the stadium hosts the Spring Football Festival, where Ravens fans can celebrate this year's NFL draft. The draft plays live on screens throughout the stadium, as fans explore the locker rooms, get players' autographs and enjoy live entertainment.

If you go -- The event is 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, at the stadium, 1101 Russell St. Tickets are $10-$15. Children 2 and younger admitted free. Call 410-261-7283 or go to bal timoreravens.com.

Wrestling

The lowdown -- World Wrestling Entertainment's Backlash is an event loaded with pyrotechnics, fights and feuds. Sunday's event at 1st Mariner Arena features a battle between World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker and Edge. Other highlights include a Fatal Four Way Match and wrestlers from Raw, SmackDown! and ECW.

If you go -- The event begins at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at the arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $37-$177. Call 410-547-7328 or go to tick etmaster.com.Eat and drink

The lowdown -- The Maryland Beer and Foodfest gets a season of partying off to a good start Saturday and Sunday at Ripken Stadium. The event features domestic and exotic brews, wines and food- related events. You'll find a Celebrity Chef Tasting Tent, live music and activities, including wrestling.

If you go -- The festival is 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen. Tickets are $10-$15. Kids 12 and younger admitted free. Call 443-512-0265 or go to mdbeerfoodfest.com/home.html.

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