Weekend Guide

August 20, 2009


HEAVEN AND HELL: The heavy metal band fronted by Ronnie James Dio is joined by other genre heavyweights Coheed and Cambria at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35-$75. Go to ticketmaster.com.

DANCING IN THE STREETS BLOCK PARTY: Dance in the streets of Pikesville and take a step back into the 1950s and 1960s with classic rock and classic Corvettes. An Elvis impersonator, Big Cam & The Lifters, and J.D. and the Blades perform. The event also features food vendors, face painting and more from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sudbrook Lane between Old Court Road and Reisterstown Road. The event is free. Call 410-484-2337.

BLUE OCTOBER AND SWITCHFOOT: Post-grunge meets alt-rock with Ours, a four-piece alt-rock band from New Jersey. Blue October tours in support of its fifth studio album, "Approaching Normal." The show is at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. Call 410-244-1131 or go to tickets.ramsheadlive.com.

PASSPORT TO ASIA: Enjoy family bonding time at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, at 2 p.m. with hands-on creative activities and a self-guided tour kit. Past free family day themes have included American Roadtrip and Postcards from Paris. Call 443-573-1700 or go to artbma.org.

OPERA NIGHT: Combine an evening of live opera performances with a six-course Italian meal at Sotto Sopra, 405 N. Charles St., from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The dinner includes a tomato and crab salad, roasted pepper soup, lemon risotto and grilled pineapple tart. Tickets are $58 per person (excludes beverages, tax and gratuity). Call 410-625-0534 for reservations.

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