Weekend Guide

November 19, 2009

SATURDAY

CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRL TRYOUTS: If you saw "Whip It," you've probably entertained fantasies of being a smack-talking, pain-taking roller derby girl. Well, here's your chance to see if you can hack it. Tryouts for the team will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Skateland Northpoint, 1113 Old North Point Road in Dundalk. Participants will be tested on basic skating skills, basic derby skills and endurance. There's a $10 rink fee and skate rentals will be available. Bring a helmet, elbow pads, kneepads, wrist guards and a mouth guard. Go to charmcityrollergirls.com.

POE IN PICTUREs: While the jury is still out on whether anyone has managed to make a good film adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe story, Westminster Hall, 519 E. Fayette St., hosts an evening of Poe on film. The program includes "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," a trivia contest and a panel discussion with The Baltimore Sun's Chris Kaltenbach. The event starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is free, but tickets are required. Call 410-706-2072 or go to westminsterhall.org.

TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE BYRD: Jazz musicians Nate Najar on guitar, Chuck Redd on drums and vibraphone, and Tommy Cecil on bass pay tribute to jazz guitar great Charlie Byrd at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., at 8 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $25. Go to andiemusiklive.com.

MATISYAHU: The concept of a Hasidic Jewish reggae rapper seemed like a long shot until Matisyahu broke onto the scene with such accessible hits as "King Without a Crown." Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., at 7 p.m. Trevor Hall also performs. Tickets are $26 in advance and $28 at the doors. Go to ticketmaster.com.

D.L. HUGHLEY AND ARNEZ J: One of the Original Kings of Comedy and the star of "The Hughleys" brings the funny to the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., at 8 p.m. Funny man Arnez J joins him. Tickets are $39 to $65. Go to ticketmaster.com.

KINDERMAN: John Taylor brings his interactive, family-friendly show to the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults. Go to chesa peakearts.org.

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