10spot: Alicia Keys at 1st Mariner and more

It's a music-centric week, and there's a lot to look forward to

March 22, 2010|by b staff | @bthesite | b free daily

1. Alicia Keys at 1st Mariner: Robin Thicke (my favorite male singer) and Melanie Fiona (one of my latest favorites) open up for my all-time favorite: Ms. Alicia Keys. (I guess I have lots of favorites.) Anyway, I'm super excited for this! I had my tickets weeks ago. 7:30 Wednesday. Tickets start at $39.50. AUBREY FORNWALT, B

2. She & Him, Volume 2: I can't get enough of Zooey Deschanel -- in movies or in music. So if She & Him's second album, dropping Tuesday, is anything near as good as the first, I'm sure to be happy with the results. sheandhim.com. BRIAN KRISTA, B

3. 'Lemonade': What if getting laid off led you to your life's purpose? That's the premise of "Lemonade," a documentary about 16 ad professionals who found their second acts. Second Shore film series, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. Free; $8 donation suggested. secondshore.com. ANNE TALLENT, B

4. 'Hot Tub Time Machine': This documentary chronicles the journey of four molecular biologists who discovered time travel by combining four key elements: a hot tub, an energy drink, vodka and a squirrel. The heartwarming tale of how they accidently traveled back in time to the year 1986 is generating early Oscar buzz for 2011. Think "Hurt Locker" but with more spandex and time travel. MATT VENSEL, B

5. Bird and the Bee, Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates: It's as if the Bird and the Bee knew my penchant for cheesy '80s music and fused it with indie-pop just for my pleasure. Although, hearing "Maneater" coming from a woman brings a whole other meaning to it. Big minus -- no mustache. Drops Tuesday. MARISSA GALLO, B

6. Yo Gotti and friends: Hailing from Memphis, Tenn., the Pyrex King brings his unmistakable Cocaine Muzik to Sonar's main stage on Friday. Gotti built his name from underground mix tapes, but he's enjoying mainstream success with radio bangers "5 Star" and "Women Lie, Men Lie." I can't co-sign the ticket price, but I'm down with Gotti, and 2 Pistols, Dose and C.T.E. tag along, too. $40. Doors at 7:30 p.m. sonarbaltimore.com WESLEY CASE, B

7. 'Caprica': A lot of people I've talked to feel "Caprica" got off to a slow start -- it's falling under "Battlestar Galactica's" shadow, and a little disappointment is expected. The past few episodes have picked up the pace (thank God!) and now we've come to the mid-season finale. I'm hoping for a cliffhanger that helps reignite some of those faded flames of interest Friday night at 9 on Syfy. TIM WONG, B

8. The Glenlivet Scotch Tasting: Scotchy scotch scotch. Down in your belly. That's the general idea of this event at Morton's The Steakhouse. Well, it's a little more professional than that. An "ambassador from The Glenlivet" leads guests through scotch tastings paired with Morton's hors d'oeuvres selections. Stay classy, Baltimore. 6 p.m. Thursday. Sheraton Inner Harbor, 300 S. Charles St. $49. Reservations: 410.547.8255 or mortons.com. JORDAN BARTEL, B

9. Fresh Thoughts: Sustainable Seafood Series: So Jesse Sandlin didn't make it far on season six of "Top Chef." So what? She'll make you dinner! She's preparing a menu centered on Marvesta shrimp as part of this National Aquarium series. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Inner Harbor. $89; $79 members. aqua.org. ANNE TALLENT, B

10. Julian Casablancas: So the guy who led a Most Important Band Ever back in the early '00s now just makes pleasant, eclectic, '80s-inspired pop ("Left & Right in the Dark" lifts from Flock of Seagulls, for Heaven 17's sake!). Different strokes but still darned good, folks. 8 p.m. Sunday, Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. $25. ramsheadlive.com. ADAM SAPIRO, B

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