Weekend Guide

July 30, 2009


BELVEDERE SQUARE SIDEWALK SALE: Shop for sweet deals and discounts from Belvedere Square shops through Sunday. Participating stores include Nouveau Contemporary Goods, The House Downtown, Cloud Nine, Simply Noted and Daedalus. Belvedere Square is at 529 E. Belvedere Ave. Go to Belvedere Square.com.

BAR BACON IV: Jimmy Valentine Meyer hosts a night of stand-up comedy at Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th St. The evening's lineup includes the North American debut of Dr. Vic Von D and musician/pie guy Rodney Henry showing off his humorous side at 11 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call 410-889-8891.

HI, MOM! Brian de Palma's 1970 comedy stars Charles Durning and Robert De Niro. The screening is the opener of El Rancho Grande's new film series. El Rancho Grande is at 3608 Falls Road. The event starts at 8:30 p.m. Go to myspace.com/itsabigranch.

DAN DEACON/DEERHUNTER/NO AGE ROUND ROBIN: Last year, Dan Deacon introduced seven American cities to Wham City with the unprecedented Round Robin tour. Now, area hipsters bear witness to a dream come true, as indie rockers Deerhunter and No Age join Deacon in Baltimore for a show that might set the blogosphere on fire. Ed Schrader, White Rainbow and Infinite Body also perform. The show is at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Go to sonarbaltimore.com.

PULL UP A CHAIR: THE VIN SCULLY STORY: Author Curt Smith discusses and signs his book about broadcaster Vin Scully. Scully holds the record for longest consecutive service with one team (The Los Angeles Dodgers) of any current major league broadcaster. Scully is also in the Radio Hall of Fame. Following the reading, there will be a question and answer session with the author. The event takes place at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, 301 W. Camden St., at 3 p.m. and is free with museum admission. Call 410-727-1539 or go to baberuthmuseum.com.

LITTLE ITALY OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL: Lounge beneath the stars as this Italian-themed movie series screens "Over the Hedge." This computer-animated film stars the voices of Bruce Willis, Steve Carell and Avril Lavigne. The screening is in Little Italy, 217 S. High St., at 9 p.m. Free admission. Go to littleitalymd.com.

COMEDIC STIMULUS PACKAGE: Comedians Bruce Bruce and Deray Davis help you forget your financial woes (and presumably the coin you just spent on tickets to be entertained by them) at the Hippodrome Theatre, at 8 p.m. The event is hosted by Meshelle, named one of Nickelodeon's funniest moms in America. There's an after-party following the show. Tickets are $46.50-$56.50. Go to ticketmaster.com.

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