10 spot: Black Eyed Peas, Baltimore crafts and more

February 22, 2010|by b staff | @bthesite

1. Black Eyed Peas at Verizon Center They got that boom boom pow, them chickens jackin' their style. Oh, sorry. The song is just so catchy! Hear it live -- and all those other great Black Eyed Peas songs you love! -- at the Verizon Center Tuesday night at 7:30. Tickets start at $49.50. AUBREY FORNWALT, B

2. Olympic men's ice hockey gold medal game We won't know who's playing in this game until later in the week, but there's a reason that it's the final gold medal event of the 2010 Winter Olympics: This is the Games' premier event. Don't miss it. 3:15 p.m. Sunday, WBAL-21 NBC. MATT VENSEL, B

3. 'Heavy Rain' Game director David Cage describes "Heavy Rain" as "a very dark film noir thriller with mature themes". And that's just about the only thing we know about it, aside from the stunningly realistic visuals shown in the game's trailers. Jump into this cinematic experience Tuesday on your PS3. TIM WONG, B

4. American Craft Council Show More than 700 national (and local!) artists converge on the Baltimore Convention Center to show and sell jewelry, furniture, clothing and other objects of awesomeness. Among highlights: "Green craft" and "altcraft" with innovative materials. Thursday-Sunday. 1 W. Pratt St. $15. public.craftcouncil.org/baltimore. ANNE TALLENT, B

5. Johnny Cash, American VI: Ain't No Grave The final unreleased collection of work by Johnny Cash, part of his American Recordings label series, releases Tuesday. I can't imagine anything less than excellence from the late, great singer/storyteller. johnnycash.com. BRIAN KRISTA, B

6. 'Sorority Row' on DVD Confession: I paid real American dollars to see this remake of the 1983 cult slasher "The House on Sorority Row." The '09 reboot has obvious flaws (casting "Hills" "star" Audrina Patridge says it all) but it somehow works in that B-level, campy, self-aware, self-mocking kind of way. Also, Rumer Willis screams a lot. Out on DVD Tuesday. WESLEY CASE, B

7. Alkaline Trio, This Addiction I love the Trio. I really do. My inner angsty teenager gets giddy (and cries while writing bad poetry) whenever they put out a new album. It's good This Addiction drops Tuesday -- was jonsein' for some good pop-punk. MARISSA GALLO, B

8. 'Sorry You Asked' video series Fittingly, the "Fight Club" author's always entertaining official Web site, chuckpalahniuk.com, hosts this video medical Q&A with Dr. Josh Bazell, who fields questions involving twisted testicles and cockroaches getting stuck in people's ears. Despite the subject matter, we're not sorry this is on the Web. JORDAN BARTEL, B

9. Snooki at Mex/Luckie's I know. I'm guilty of writing way too much about "Jersey Shore." But I couldn't help but remind everyone that Snickers herself is poofing on over to Power Plant Live. Specifically, she's hosting "Picklepalooza," which involves drink specials and a Snooki look-a-like contest. 34 Market Place, Harbor. $5 cover. mexbaltimore.com. JORDAN BARTEL, B

10. 'In the Heights' Even if musicals aren't your thing (us either), give this Tony-winning show (best musical, 2008) a try. Set in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood, "Heights" is a vibrant mix of hip-hop, soul and salsa. It's also about following your dreams, which is something we've been meaning to do lately. Tuesday-March 7. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., Downtown. $27-$67. france-merrickpac.com. JORDAN BARTEL, B

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