Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, TV and more

A slew of New Year's Eve parties/festivities and lots more

  • The Roots play the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Thursday and Friday.
The Roots play the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Thursday and… (Handout )
December 26, 2011|By Jordan Bartel, b

Plan your week with our guide to everything going on 12/26-1/1.


You Deserve It (season finale; 9 p.m.; ABC)
Rizzoli & Isles (season finale; 10 p.m.; TNT)

Best in the Business (series debut; 8 p.m.; Discovery)
Texas Multi Mamas (series debut; 8 p.m.; WE)
The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (special; 9 p.m.; CBS)
Extreme Couponing All-Stars (season premiere; 10 p.m.; TLC)

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (special; 8 p.m.; ABC)
The Willis Clan (series debut; 9 p.m.; GAC)
NY Ink (season premiere; 9 p.m.; WE)
Alaska: The Last Frontier (series debut; 10 p.m.; Discovery)
Hook, Line and Sisters (series debut; 10 p.m.; TLC)
Boxing’s Best of 2011 (special finale; 11 p.m.; HBO)

Infested (season premiere; 9 p.m.; Animal Planet)

Strange Sex: The Year’s Best (special; 8 p.m.; TLC)
New Year’s Rocking Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party (special; 8 p.m.; ABC)
Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2012 (special; 10 p.m.; ABC)
106 & Party 2011 (special; 11 p.m.; BET)

Apollo 18
Archer: Season 2
The Borgias: The First Season
Buck [Blu-ray]
Final Destination 5
Shameless: The Complete First Season
Sid & Nancy [Blu-ray]

NEW BOOKS (Tuesday)
“77 Shadow Street,” Dean Koontz
“The Walking Dead, Volume 15: We Found Ourselves,” Robert Kirkman
“Hidden Summit,” Robyn Carr
“Why We Broke Up,” Daniel Handler
“Down the Darkest Road,” Tami Hoag
“Deliciously G-Free,” Elisbaeth Hasselbeck

NEW ALBUMS (Tuesday)
Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (soundtrack box set)


RAMS HEAD LIVE: Dark Star Orchestra (Wednesday); Halestorm (Thursday); Child’s Play (Friday); Get the Led Out (Saturday)

BATIMORE SOUNDSTAGE: Noise in the Basement (Monday); Project/Object With Ike Willis (Wednesday); The New Deal (Thursday); Soja, I-Wayne, Jah Works (Saturday)

TALKING HEAD CLUB @ SONAR: BSM’s Pre-New Year’s Eve Party (Friday)

METRO GALLERY: Cytoplastik East & West Smorgasbord (Friday)

THE WINDUP SPACE: Out of Your Head Collective (Tuesday); Snails, Great Tap Root (Friday); Ben Frock’s Love Unit (Saturday)

OTTOBAR: The Horse Doctors, Velma (Thursday); Ibot Records’ New Year’s Eve Party (Friday)

GOLDEN WEST: Graveyard (Sunday)

8x10: WAX, the Grilled Lincolns (Monday); WAX, Joey Harkum (Tuesday); Infamous Stringdusters, Wes Swing (Thursday); Damn Right!, Jinkata (Friday); Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (Saturday)

RECHER: The Early November (Thursday); Rusted Root (Friday); Pasadena (Saturday)

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers (Monday and Tuesday); Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (Wednesday); O’Malley’s March (Thursday); Seldom Scene (Friday); Deanna Bogart (Saturday)

MODELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT THE LYRIC: Magic 95.9fm Birthday Show With Charlie Wilson (Thursday)

FILLMORE SILVER SPRING: The Roots (Thursday and Friday); Little Feat (Saturday); Wale (Sunday)

9:30 CLUB: Thursday (Tuesday); Matisyahu (Wednesday; sold out); Drive-By Truckers (Thursday(sold out), Friday and Saturday)

BLACK CAT: Supreme Commander (Monday); Chain and the Gang (Wednesday); (Stop Worrying And) Love the Bomb (Thursday); Bio Ritmo (Friday); New Year’s Eve Ball (Saturday)

ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL: Beach Week (Friday); New Year’s Eve Party (Saturday)

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