Weekend Guide

November 19, 2009

FRIDAY

DINER: Barry Levinson's nostalgic look at a group of friends in the 1950s and their favorite Baltimore diner is an iconic, much-adored film. It stars Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke and Kevin Bacon. See it at 8 p.m. at Carroll County Arts Council, 91 W. Main St. in Westminster. Tickets are $5 and $6. A canned-food item gets you a free popcorn. Go to carrollcountyartscouncil.org.

THE PSYCHO KILLERS: Hometown boy David Byrne doesn't come around often enough for most Talking Heads fans. This is why any performance by the Psycho Killers is usually a cause for celebration. You're likely to hear such hits as "Once in a Lifetime," "Burning Down the House" and "Girlfriend is Better" when the tribute act plays 8x10, 10 E. Cross St., at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Go to ticketmaster.com.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON: This weekend's event most likely to set cliques of teen girls into a frenzy opens Friday. The film, which stars heart-throbs Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, is the second installment in the series adapted from Stephenie Meyer's novels. To get your werewolves and vampires fix, check fandango.com for local listings.

CHESAPEAKE OYSTER AND BEER FESTIVAL: If there are two things Marylanders know how to enjoy, it's oysters and beer. So discovering both in one place is an extra boon. The Chesapeake Oyster and Beer Festival takes place inside at Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of oysters - steamed, raw, baked and any other way they can be served. Samples of more than 20 different beers, many of them regional, will also be available. Tickets, which include admission and a tasting glass, are $55. Go to beerandoyster.com/timonium.

THE FLESH AND BLOOD OF OPERA: Discover sensuality, passion and murder - aka the dark side - in opera. This program of opera scenes takes place at Towson University's Center for the Arts, 8000 York Road, at 7:30 p.m. There's also a Saturday performance at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $9. Go to towson.edu/artscalendar/.

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