Weekend Guide

August 20, 2009

FRIDAY

"UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN": Diane Lane and Sandra Oh frolic in Tuscany as they overcome life's hardships and celebrate its rewards. This movie did for olive oil what "9 1/2 Weeks" did for everything else in the kitchen, except in a cleaner way. "Under the Tuscan Sun" screens at this week's Little Italy Open Air Film Festival, High and Stiles streets. The film starts at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Go to littleitalymd.com.

BETTER THAN EZRA: The three-piece alternative rock band from New Orleans, which debuted in 1986 with "Deluxe" and released "Paper Empire" this year, comes to the Power Plant Live plaza, 24 Market Place, for a free show at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. The show is for those ages 21 and older only. Go to powerplantlive.com.

SKITZO CALYPSO: The five-piece rock band is a former 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement band of the month. The group is joined by fellow Baltimore rockers Outreach and Blind Rhetoric at Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7. Go to ticketmaster.com.

"HARD ROCK CALLING '09": VH1 airs two hours of performances by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Neil Young, The Killers, The Dave Matthews Band, The Pretenders, James Morrison and Ben Harper from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Check your local listings.

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