Best week ever: Baltimore events, sports, music and movies

Plan your week with our rundown of what's going

  • King Henry VIII rules over Revel Grove at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.
King Henry VIII rules over Revel Grove at the Maryland Renaissance… (Kim Hairston photo )
August 22, 2011|By Jordan Bartel, b

b's rundown of everything going down this week

MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Attack the Block
Colombiana
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Our Idiot Brother

NOTABLE TV
Monday Night Football: Preseason: Chicago at NY Giants (special; 8 p.m. Monday; ESPN)
Top Gear UK (season premiere; 9 p.m. Monday; BBC America)
Lizard Lick Towing (midseason premiere; 9:30 p.m.; truTV)
American Ninja Warrior (season finale; 10 p.m. Monday; NBC)
Bear Swamp Recovery (series debut; 10 p.m. Monday; truTV)
La La’s Full Court Life (season premiere; 10 p.m. Monday; VH1)
The T.O Show (season premiere; 10:30 p.m. Monday; VH1)
Ludo Bites America (season finale; 9 p.m. Tuesday; Sundance)
Buried Treasure (series debut; 8 p.m. Wednesday; Fox)
Confessions: Animal Hoarding (season premiere; 9 p.m. Wednesday; Animal Planet)
Ghost Hunters (midseason premiere; 9 p.m. Wednesday; Syfy)
Top Chef Just Desserts (season premiere; 10 p.m. Wednesday; Bravo)
Expedition Impossible (season finale; 9 p.m. Thursday; ABC)
Life 2.0 (special; 9 p.m. Thursday; OWN)
NFL Preseason: Green Bay @ Indianapolis (special; 8 p.m. Friday; CBS)
Doctor Who Confidential (special; 9 p.m. Friday; BBC America)
LFL Presents: Friday Night Football (season premiere; 9 p.m. Friday; MTV 2)
Rat Busters NYC (series debut; 10 p.m. Frdiday; Animal Planet)
Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings (season finale; 10 p.m. Friday; IFC)
NFL Preseason: New England @ Detroit (special; 8 p.m. Saturday; CBS)
Staten Island Cakes (season finale; 8 p.m. Saturday; WE)
Doctor Who (midseason premiere; 9 p.m. Saturday; BBC America)
Killer Mountain (special; 9 p.m. Saturday; Syfy)
William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (special; 9 p.m. Hallmark)
Doctor Who: Best of the Companions (special; 9:50 p.m.; BBC America)
24/7: Mayweather/Ortiz (season premiere; 10 p.m. Saturday; HBO)
I Didn’t Do It (special; 10 p.m. Saturday; ID)
Godfrey: Black by Accident (special; 11 p.m. Saturday; Comedy Central)
Sunday Night Football: Preseason: New Orleans @ Oakland (special; 8 p.m. Sunday; NBC)
29th MTV Video Music Awards (special; 9 p.m. Sunday; MTV)
Leverage (season finale; 9 p.m. Sunday; TNT)
Same Name (season finale; 9 p.m. Sunday; CBS)
Livin’ for the Apocalypse (special; 10 p.m. Sunday; TLC)

NEW ON DVD/BLU-RAY (Tuesday)
The Beaver
Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Fifth Season
The Event: The Complete Series
Gossip Girl: The Complete Fourth Season
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Off the Map: Complete Series
Poetry
Win Win

ALBUMS DROPPING (Tuesday)
Active Child, “You Are All I See”
Black Tide, “Post Mortem”
Ganglians, “Still Living”
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, “Mirror Traffic”
Stephin Merritt, “Obscurities”
Sun Araw, “Ancient Romans”
The Game, “The R.E.D. Album”

NOTABLE LOCAL SHOWS

RAMS HEAD LIVE: Buckethead (Tuesday); Dead End Lane/Mason Summers (Thursday); Matinee at Midnight/Grad Dai (Friday);

PIER SIX: John Prine (Saturday)

MERRIWEATHER: Train/Maroon 5/Gavin DeGraw (Wednesday)

TALKING HEAD: Ace Augustine (Friday)

SONAR: Domino Falls (Friday); Pentagram (Saturday); Draft Day with Skotch Davis/Al Great/Greenspan (Sunday)

OTTOBAR: Though She Wrote, From Atlantis (Wednesday); BiMa.Fest (Thursday-Sunday)

BOURBON STREET: Aries (Saturday)

POWER PLANT LIVE: Amish Outlaws (Friday)

MARYLAND STATE FAIR: Selena Gomez and the Scene (Friday)

RECHER: Embassy, Boaz (Thursday); Hurtsmile (Friday); Dub Nation’s Back to School Blowout Edition (Saturday); And It Must Occur, In Fate We Trust (Sunday)

METRO GALLERY: Hit Me With Music reggae benefit with The Golden Beats (Thursday); Mixtum Release Party (Friday)

THE 8x10: 8x10 Open Mic Contest (Tuesday and Wednesday); Great Divide/Freedom Enterprise/The Great Divide (Saturday)

9:30 CLUB: California Tortilla Battle to Break Out (Thursday); Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration (Friday); 75th Birthday for Chuck Brown, with Bootsy Collins (Saturday); MLK Memorial Dedication Party w/ Biz Markie (Sunday)

JIFFY LUBE LIVE: Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow (Monday); Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band (Saturday); Journey/Foreigner/Night Ranger (Sunday)

BLACK CAT: Grape Soda (Monday); The Chance (Wednesday); Austin Lucas and the Bold Party (Thursday); Modern Man (Friday); PG.99 (Saturday; sold out); Bearshark (Sunday)

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