10spot: Preakness, 'Daria' on DVD, The National and more

1. Preakness
With the creation of an all-you-can-drink beer special, this year's Preakness should find a nice middle ground between the Running of the Urinals and last year's temperance rally. Zac Brown Band, O.A.R., Collective Soul and Mr. Greengenes perform. Gates open 8 a.m. Saturday. Infield-only tickets are $40. preakness.com. ANNE TALLENT, B

2. 'Daria: The Complete Animated Series' on DVD (right, photo by MTV)
When I was younger, I thought Daria was the coolest uncool character on TV. Now, anytime I catch an episode, I realize how relevant to real life everything Daria experienced is — she says what we're all thinking! Available Tuesday. TIM WONG, B


3. Orioles v. Indians
After a three-game series against the Mariners this week, the O's host the Indians over the weekend. I'm guessing tickets will be available if you want to go. Just a hunch. Friday-Sunday, Camden Yards. MATT VENSEL, B

4. Crash Test Dummies, Oooh La La!
Seriously? MATT VENSEL, B


5. The National, High Violet
This is complicated, dense, affecting, sprawling music, aka: what we've come to expect from these Midwestern Everymen. Previous album Boxer hinted at the band's populist-grabbing potential; High Violet delivers the goods. Out Tuesday. WESLEY CASE, B

6. 'The Karate Kid' on Blu-ray

Maybe I'm nuts, but I love this 1984 flick way more than "Rocky," that other underdog-athlete movie directed by John Avildsen. But really, Pat Morita could kick Burgess Meredith's ass. And Elizabeth Shue vs. Talia Shire? No contest. Out Tuesday (along with "The Karate Kid 2"). ADAM SAPIRO, B

7. Corinne Bailey Rae with Daniel Merriweather
It's an invasion of accents at Rams Head Live, with Briton Corinne Bailey Rae and Australian Daniel Merriweather. It'll be an evening of soulful sounds and lyrics that could be poetry. 7 p.m. Friday. $27.50.
ticketmaster.com. AUBREY FORNWALT, B

8. Pee Wee Preakness

In this "mini Preakness," kids bounce their way to the finish line aboard inflatable Hippity Hop balls. Sounds like a great way to make some quick cash and — what? There's no betting? Uh, never mind. Federal Hill Park, 11 a.m. Tuesday. ADAM SAPIRO, B

9. Smittenkitchen.com
You ever see a recipe so good that you think to yourself "I HAVE to make this"? Ever think that 20 times in a row?  I'm afraid that if I keep reading this foodie blog I'll turn into a '50s-esque housewife and never leave the kitchen. MARISSA GALLO, B

10. Cloisters open house

"Settled high on a hill in Lutherville ... The Cloisters reflects the beauty and grandeur of medieval Europe." This is the kind of place I was born to live in, but I'll settle for booking a party there. Don't miss the open house 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. cloisterscastle.com. ANNE TALLENT, B

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