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)

Carroll County Restaurant Week (Through Sunday; various locations)
Films on the Pier — “Black Swan” (Wednesday; Broadway Pier, Fells Point)
Cirque du Soleil — Quidam (Wednesday-Sunday; 1st Mariner Arena)
UkeFest (Wednesday; Strathmore, North Bethesda)
Ravens home game vs. Redskins (Thursday; M&T Bank Stadium)