Weekend Guide

July 30, 2009


PAUL MCCARTNEY: Hey, baby, drive your car all the way to Landover to see the former Beatle at FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, at 7:30 p.m. Drawing from a career that spans almost 50 years, McCartney includes both Beatles hits and solo work in his over two-hour set list. Expect to hear such gems as "Here Today," "I Saw Her Standing There" "Eleanor Rigby" and "Yesterday." Tickets are $30-$250 with limited availability. Go to ticketmaster.com.

SIDESHOW FLEA MARKET: The American Visionary Art Museum's gift shop is always overflowing with tempting trinkets, so the flea market, held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., should produce all sorts of intriguing treasures, including books, toys, collectibles and more. The event is at AVAM, 800 Key Highway. Rain date is Sunday. Call 410-244-1900 or go to avam.org.

STATION NORTH FLEA MARKET: Head to Station North Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to find everything plus the kitchen sink. Vendors offer antiques, clothing and original works of art at the Howard Street Bridge. You can decide what's junk and what's treasure. Free. Call 410-962-7075.

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE DANCE PARTY: Fusion starts with a danceable tribute to Michael Jackson by DJ "Big Game" James Collins of Fertile Ground. Additionally, Love Peace Project and Reggae Unity Band perform a mix of world music, hip-hop and African beats. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, $8 for members. Call 410-276-1651.

TORI AMOS: Though D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets, N.W., is a little bit out of the way, this is Peabody Conservatory of Music-educated pianist Tori Amos we're talking about. Find out the answers to such burning questions as: Y Kant Tori Read and what's a cornflake girl? The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45. Go to ticketmaster.com.

PROGRESSIVE NATION 2009 FEATURING DREAM THEATER: It'll be metal mayhem at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Dream Theater brings some thrashing progressive metal to the party, Zappa Plays Zappa is a Zappa tribute band featuring Dweezil Zappa, and Scale the Summit is a young instrumental band. Bigelf is also on the lineup. Tickets are $30-$45. Go to ticketmaster.com.

BALTIMORE NIGHTHAWKS TRYOUTS: This one's for the ladies-ladies who want to suit up and get dirty. Baltimore's women's professional football team is holding tryouts at Jack Hooper Field, Harford Road and Chesterfield Avenue, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration is at 9 a.m. Come ready to work out with sneakers or cleats and water. Go to thebaltimorenighthawks.com.

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