RAVENS CELEBRATIONS: Paint the town purple as area bars prepare for the Ravens regular-season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs at 1 p.m. The main event may be at M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., but there's also plenty of action (and drink specials) at several Baltimore bars, including Mother's Federal Hill Grille, Pickles Pub and MaGerks. For more information about the game, go to baltimoreravens.com.
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY: Jump, jive and wail as the band that started the swing revival with their retro sounds perform at Rams Head in Annapolis, 33 West St., at 7:30 p.m. Expect to bop to tunes such as "You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three" and a cover of Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher." There's also a Monday night show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.50. Go to tickets.ramsheadonstage.com.
CINEMA SUNDAYS: The Sunday morning film club at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., opens its 10-week fall 2009 series with "Bright Star," Jane Campion's period piece about the love affair between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. for coffee and bagels. The film starts at 10:35 a.m. and is followed by a discussion. Individual tickets are $15. Go to cinemasundays.com.
THE PROCLAIMERS: Would you be the man who walks a thousand miles ... to see the Scottish folk-rockers? Probably not, but you can be the man (or woman) who drives less than 500 miles to the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., at 7:30 p.m. to hear hits like "I'm On My Way" and "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)." Tickets are $25. Go to ticketmaster.com.