Weekend Guide

November 26, 2009

TODAY

DAVY KNOWLES & BACK DOOR SLAM: Davy Knowles is a Brit with an American-sized case of the blues. Hear live renditions of popular Back Door Slam singles "Heavy on My Mind" and "Come Home" when he and the band perform at Recher Theatre, 512 York Road. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Go to rechertheatre.com.

OTTOBAR'S THANKSGIVING POTLUCK: Music fans living the rock lifestyle in Baltimore pack Thanksgiving leftovers to share with friends at The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. DJs Dave Tedder and Tonie Joy spin acid rock, punk, metal and rock beginning at 9 p.m. This 21-and-older event is free. Go to theottobar.com.

FANTASTIC MR. FOX: Fans of director Wes Anderson and/or author Roald Dahl have something to be thankful for this Turkey Day: The release of Anderson's adaptation of Dahl's story about an adventurous fox who must learn to be responsible. The film is done in stop-motion animation with voices by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray. The film opened Wednesday and is playing in area theaters. Check your local listings.

THANKSGIVING TV: Once the turkey coma sets in, there's really nothing to do but find a free spot on the sofa and watch the offerings of holiday specials on the boob tube. If you're too tired to find the remote, settle on ABC (WMAR, Channel 2), which will keep you entertained for a couple of hours. The lineup begins at 8 p.m. with "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," continues at 9 p.m. with "Beyonce ... I am Yours" and wraps up at 10 p.m. with "Paul McCartney: Good Evening, New York City." All this free entertainment almost makes being stuck in the house with the fam worthwhile. Check your local listings.

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