Weekend Guide

July 23, 2009

FRIDAY

"ON THE WATERFRONT": Marlon Brando's longshoreman battles the unions in Elia Kazan's 1954 film, screening at this week's Little Italy Open Air Film Festival, High and Stiles streets. The film starts at 9 p.m., but come earlier for gelato and people-watching. The event is free. Go to littleitalymd.com.

BBQ ACROSS AMERICA: Ace Enders and his band, A Million Different People, host a straight-up barbecue for pre-sale ticket-holders before the show. Bring your meat and veggies and plop them down on the provided grill space. Fill up, then rock out. At Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., with Person L, The Gay Blades, The Dangerous Summer and School Boy Humor. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call 410-783-7888 or go to sonarbaltimore.com.

RANDY TRAVIS: The crossover country star/actor brings his twang to Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., on his Around the Bend Tour with Caitlin and Will. The gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25-$50. Go to piersixpavilion.com.

BEETHOVEN'S NINTH: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Summernights series comes to an end with a real crowd-pleaser. This is the one that was written when Beethoven was completely deaf and includes "Ode to Joy." The BSO performs the Ninth with G?nther Herbig conducting at the Meyerhoff, 1212 Cathedral St., 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$55. Call 410-783-8000.

WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE: Baltimore's not much of a soccer town, but this exhibition match is our chance to shine - and show the world that Americans like "footy." In one of six games taking place in the U.S., AC Milan and Chelsea FC go head-to-head at M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$125. Go to ticketmaster.com.

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